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Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Kawaii Doodle Cuties

Gift Guide: Kawaii Doodle Cuties – Sketching Super-Cute Stuff From Around The World

The products featured in this post were provided to me free of charge courtesy of Race Point Publishing. This post may have affiliate links but this in no way will influence the review to follow and all opinions are my own.

Many times when I sit on hold on the phone, I end up doodling – creating shapes and images, but without much order.

From the moment I saw the cover of Kawaii Doodle Cuties – Sketching Super-Cute Stuff From Around the World by Pic Candle for my holiday gift giving I knew it would be filled with cuteness.

The book is broken into categories such as Adorable Food, Precious Nature & Natural Wonders, Enchanting Architecture & Monuments, Lovable Animals & Birds, Charming Transportation, Fetching Fashion, Everyday Cute and Fun Time! Each page is a different “doodle” and provides full illustration about how to draw over 65 images.

As it turns out, Kawaii translates to “cute” which makes the name and theme appropriate for each page in this book. The greatest quality this book has is that it is appropriate for beginners to seasoned artists.

If you have a doodle fan in your life, get them a copy of Kawaii Doodle Cuties – Sketching Super-Cute Stuff From Around the World by Pic Candle this holiday season!

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Mini Monthly Box of Awesome – November 2017 Review

Mini Monthly Box of Awesome – November 2017 Review

As I have mentioned I love random mail and the best random mail is the the Mini Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome by That Daily Deal.com. Each month, similar to the regular Box of Awesome that is offered, there is no theme is chosen. Instead of theme a random selection of 2 – 3 gender neutral items are included in this white package.

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Holiday Giveaway: Amore Di Mona Vegan Chocolate

Vegan Chocolate from Amore di Mona Holiday Giveaway

Decadent, luxurious and satisfying are the words that are used to describe chocolate. Generally speaking the word Vegan does not come to mind. From the first time I heard that there was a Vegan chocolate out there, I was intrigued. Since then I have enjoyed Amore di Mona and the  luxury Vegan Chocolate they make.

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Shareable Wishlists Made Easy This Holiday with Elfster

Elfster Secret Santa Generator and Wish List 

This post was sponsored by Elfster but this in no way will influence the post to follow and all opinions are my own.

Each year around this time I see the same emails from my family – the yearly gift exchange. As time has progressed, the email recipients have gotten to be more. As the holiday approaches, the pressure grows, and the question of what to purchase people becomes the topic of phone calls, texts and emails. 

I am always looking for ways to make things easier, and this applies to the yearly gift exchange. As I began looking for a way to streamline and simplify the process I came upon Elfster which is the free online gift exchange service.

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Season of Giving with Picture Keeper Connect

The Season of Giving With Picture Keeper Connect — The Perfect Gift For Preserving Your Memories

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Picture Keeper and BraVoMark. All opinions are mine

When I was a teenager, I loved to take photos of my family and friends. Where I was, so was my camera and I spend many allowances on film development. Around the same time I began committing Random Act of Kindness, I believed that the more good I put into the world, the more I would get back. As I got older, and continued this I see how one simple act can have a ripple effect and change people’s lives.

During the busy holiday season, it is important to remember that effect we have on people’s lives. One of the best ways to see this effect is in photos, and there is nothing more special this time of year than those moments of kindness.

The one thing that you do not want to worry about is losing those moments frozen in time and with the Picture Keeper Connect you know your photos will be there.

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DIY Halloween Wreath for under $10.00

DIY HALLOWEEN WREATH for under $10.00 at Dollar Tree

Living in a tiny house, the decorating options can not be as extravagant as I may want at times. I am always looking for ways to decorate, while keeping the space available in my home. One of the easiest ways to decorate for the upcoming season is with a wreath and this DIY Halloween Wreath is the perfect way to welcome all the ghosts and ghouls of the season.

This was an easy, project that took about 4-5 hours, and I know you will love it!

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DIY Wine Cork Pumpkin

DIY WINE CORK PUMPKIN

If there is one craft supply that is in abundance at my house, it is corks. I have family that only drink’s wine and the corks get saved for me. Since, Fall is upon us, and so I thought i would make a DIY Cork Pumpkin for my Fall decorating.

This was an easy, relaxing project that I know you will love!

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Newman’s Own: Valentine’s Day 2017 Giveaway

Newman’s Own Organic: Valentine’s Day 2017 Chocolate Giveaway

As soon as we get past the winter holiday’s the next holidays are being advertised. I began to notice this phenomenon when I was young and worked in the local card store.

The most romantic day of the year is quickly approaching so since we are coming off the holidays we thought we would help you with your Valentine’s Day with a Newman’s Own Organic array of chocolate products, including the raspberry cup. Continue reading

Gourmet Gift Baskets: Chocolate Covered Christmas Pretzels Review

Gourmet Gift Baskets: Chocolate Covered Christmas Pretzels Review + Giveaway

Recently I discovered the art of melting chocolate and the art of covering items in chocolate.

Shortly after I discovered this I attempted to make my own dark chocolate covered pretzels. To say it was difficult to make would be an understatement. The concept of putting sprinkles on the chocolate was way beyond my scope of abilities at the time. It was then I decided that i would purchase these in the future and not attempt to make these again.

When I was contacted recently from GourmetGiftBaskets.com, and saw their Christmas Pretzels I knew that I had to give these a try since they looked so much better than my feeble attempt. 

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Happy Hanukkah Oreo® Cookies Review

Gourmet Gift Baskets: Happy Hanukkah Oreo® Cookies Review + Giveaway

gourmet-gift-baskets-happy-hanukkah-oreo-cookiesOne of my favorite things when I was a teenager and I hosted slumber parties one of my favorite treats were Chocolate Covered Oreos.

Truth be told, I would deliberately make my friends think they were not good so that I would have more. This plan was 1 part genius and 1 part selfish and inevitably I would end up sharing despite my deep desire to hoard them to myself.

When I was contacted recently from GourmetGiftBaskets.com, and saw their Happy Hanukkah Oreo® Cookies I was reminded of those moments of indulgence. 

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