Friday, May 23, 2014

Places Traveled Wedding Anniversary Gift

Happy 12 Year Anniversary to my sweet husband!  We are pretty low key when it comes to gifts - we always prefer items handmade because it means more and it gets us to think of things to make for around $20.  With 3 kids under 8, we certainly don't need any more stuff in the house!  I came across this cute gift on Pinterest and decided to make one for my husband.  

It was easy to make - I bought a frame, a world map, some scrapbook paper, glue, and a heart punch.   You could totally do this craft for under $20 by printing out your own map pictures and free handing the hearts if you don't have a heart punch handy.

I just used regular craft glue and a heart punch.  

Glue scrapbook paper to the back of the matting.

Punch out hearts of the places you've visited.  Turn the punch upside down so you can see what you're punching out.

Glue the hearts onto the scrapbook paper and you're done!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

6 Healthy and Delicious Breakfast Smoothies

During the work week, having the time to sit and eat a healthy breakfast is hard to come by. Smoothies are a great on-the-go meal and you can even make them ahead of time and store them in large mason jars or your favorite to-go mug. These 6 breakfast smoothies are packed with protein and are healthy and delicious!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Extra 25% off on Statement Necklaces Thru 5/18

Loving these statement necklaces?  Take an extra 25% off with code:  25FOR48 at checkout!  

Friday, May 16, 2014

Beautiful Sunset in Del Mar, CA

I really do live in America's Finest City.  Living just a 10 minute drive from the beach, we come to Del Mar often for the sunsets, but this one was particularly beautiful for all the wrong reasons.  The San Diego fires came early this year and when there are particles in the air, we get beautiful sunsets. 

Vintage Painted Ballerina Slippers

There's something so beautiful about ballet slippers.  The gracefulness, the satin, the ribbon.  I came across these beauties today.  They're vintage ballet slippers that have been graced by an artist's brush.  Gorgeous calligraphy and beautiful watercolors gently washed over the satin body of the slipper.  

Not for use any longer, but a beautiful gift for a little girl who desires to become a ballerina one day. 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Tory Burch Seasonal Sale - Up to 40% Off!

Tory Burch is having their seasonal 40% off sale!  So many items are on sale from bikinis to espradilles and dresses to totes.  Take a peek - so many sale items at great prices!

Courtney Loves Gorjana Jewelry Collection

The beautiful and fashionable Courtney Kerr has teamed up with one of our favorite accessories companies - gorjana to launch a new line of jewelry.  Take a look at the beauties for yourself - from darling bow earrings to a trendy ring to wrist cuff.  They're all so pretty - which one is your favorite?

Love the chevron lariat that Courtney is wearing here, layered with Anne necklace

Beautiful chunky bracelets match the chunky chain necklace perfectly

Kiwi Crate - Subscription Kids Crafts & Activities

Our friends over at Kiwi Crate sent over a lovely art & crafts crate for my kids to get creative with.  Let me tell you.  I'm a sucker for branding and when we opened it - let me rephrase that - when my 5 year old little guy saw the packaging, he ripped it open to reveal this adorable crate packed full of goodies!

Everything was so well packed and organized.  

I loved that they even included scissors!  Seriously, they've thought of everything and the packaging is just adorable.  

We especially loved the city adventure booklet - it teaches the kids all about city life and has bonus projects in the back.  

Other than the taxi - this was my son's favorite - road washi tape!  

The pieces that will have kept the kids busy for hours.  The cardstock that they used and the sticker paper is beyond luxe!  I was so very impressed!

More pieces to the set - since we got the sibling set - they sent us 2 of every single thing so that they wouldn't fight over anything! 

Action shots of the little guy putting together his taxi.  He needed a little help folding the taxi together, which was actually very easy.  He was able to put the axles and the wheels together as well as put all the stickers in place. 

The finished taxi!  They still have to finish up putting together the skyscraper - my daughter who is 8 is way into that - the blank canvases really lets her use her imagination as to how to decorate the storefronts.  

This summer, they have some amazing kits with the following themes - camping, beach, and amusement park fun.  I can't wait for them to arrive in the mail!!  Or wait...maybe my kids can't wait for them.  I love how they incorporate arts & crafts, science, and imaginative play all into one kit.  I do also enjoy the few hours of quiet as they work on these wonderful projects!  

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Wifey Travel Package Giveaway

We've partnered up with Ily Couture to give away this adorable Wifey package!  Whether you're engaged, a newlywed, or have been married for many years, you're going to love this collection!  You will absolutely love the tee, it is so incredibly soft!

The tote - take it to the beach, farmer's market, or use it for every day use - it's made out of durable canvas with two outer pockets for extra storage.

And the icing on top of the cake?  You get to choose from one of these gorgeous statement necklaces!

To enter - just follow the directions below!  Good luck!

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