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Friday, November 21, 2014

Send Some Holiday Cheer with Minted.com


** This post is sponsored by Minted.com. All opinions are 100% my own. **


 It's that time of year once again. Time to decide what you are doing for your Christmas cards to help spread some Holiday Cheer.
Minted.com has you covered!! 
 They have so many fabulous designs to choose from that it will take a while to decide!
 They definitely have something for everyone! 

It is easy to narrow down your options by using the toolbar to select the types of cards you are interested in or you can just browse them all! 

Here are some that caught my eye from Minted's new holiday collection.


 Something a little more elegant that includes more pictures?

 How about something more fun? 

More of a simple person?
This Aglow Holiday Card fits the bill.

You can even get something in a fun shape such as this Merry and Bright Hand Lettered Holiday Card.

 This Destination Luggage Tag Photo Card is a super fun one as well.

 Want something a little more arsty? 
This Peaceful Watercolor Holiday Card is super pretty too!

If you want a little shine on your cards they have many Foil options available. 

I think this Happiness is... Holiday Card is a fun idea as well for everyone to share what they enjoy.

Recently had a baby?
I love this Santa for the Stork Holiday card sharing the news about your new bundle of joy!
Wish I saw this card last year when I sent a birth announcement for Miss S as our Christmas card!

But I think my favorite card is this Fun Facts Holiday Photo Card.
Such a fun way to wrap up the year without sending a separate letter.


So if you are still undecided on what you want to do as your cards, be sure to check out Minted.com and I am sure something will tickle your fancy!


allison

{Feature Friday} #21

Happy Friday everyone! 
I hope you are staying warm. We are finally having decent weather again but a chance for more snow is coming. 

If you are stuck inside, I have a few ideas that I want to share with you from last week's Handmade Hangout party that will keep you occupied. 












 Thanks for linking up everyone! 
Feel free to grab a Featured Button


Have a lovely weekend!
Stay warm!


allison

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Handmade Hangout Party #23

Time to party!! 
Show us your recipes, crafts, and diy projects!


Allison from A Glimpse Inside

Christina from Christina's Adventures

Becca from From Gardners to Bergers

Karen from Redoux Interiors

Beth from Farm Fresh Vintage Finds

Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands



We have just a few easy rules:
1. Become a follower of the blog where you linked up. Or you can follow all of us and that would be awesome too! 

A Glimpse Inside, Christina's Adventures, From Gardners to Bergers, Redoux Interiors, Too Much Time on My Hands, Farm Fresh Vintage Finds
2. Share our button or party link in your post or wherever you share your linky parties.

 handmadehangoutparty


3. Have fun!! 




allison

Embossed Wood Bird Ornaments + Trim the Tree Blog Hop

Christmas is around the corner and with Thanksgiving next week already, time to decorate your Christmas tree, or trees, is around the corner too!

I have teamed up with a ton of other bloggers for a Trim the Tree blog hop!
There are over 35 different ideas to add some fun homemade items to your tree this year.

But before you check out the blog hop at the end of this post, here is what I created for you.


They are so easy and quick to make too.
Here is how to make some for yourself.

Supplies:
-Wood Bird Cutouts (bought at Michaels but an be found at many craft stores.)
-Acrylic Paint
-Embossing Powder
-Embossing Gun
-Embossing Liquid
-Paint Brushes
-Ribbon
-Hot Glue Gun

Begin by painting the wood in the color of the embossing powder you are using. 
You don't have to do this but I didn't want to risk the plain wood color shining through the powder.

Using the Embossing Dadder, apply the liquid all over the birds and then sprinkle the embossing powder on top.
I chose to use embossing powder with glitter in it.

Using your embossing gun, melt the embossing powder.

The birds all shiny after I used the heat gun on them.

To hang them, take some ribbon and create a loop using hot glue to keep it together.

Then just hot glue the loop to the back of the bird.

And they are done and ready to hang!!

 Love me red cardinal.
I didn't use embossing powder on the branch and leaves but did use some metallic paint to give it a little shine as well. 


Thought I would do a white one to represent a dove as well.

I even did the same thing with the wood word "family" and it looks great!

Here is the grouping all together!
Love how they came out!

Don't have a embossing gun?!
No worries, just use glitter or you can even just paint the wood and add some metallic paint to it.


Are you ready to check out other great ideas to help trim your tree?
Here ya go!!
Trim the Tree this Christmas with more than 35 ideas to inspire from your favorite bloggers! #trimthetree
Have you started decorating for the Holidays?
Over 35 of your favorite bloggers have come together to share their fun and festive ideas.
From Ornaments to Tree Skirts,  you are sure to be inspired by all of these amazing homemade ideas to Trim the Tree! 

Trim The Tree 1 

 Trim the Tree 2 

 Trim The Tree 3  

 Trim The Tree 4 


allison

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Lillian Vernon Product Review


** This post is sponsored by Lillian Vernon. All opinions are 100% my own. **

I recently had the opportunity to review a product from Lillian Vernon.
http://www.lillianvernon.com/
A terrific shop full of gift ideas for everyone in your life, home decor, outdoor decor, and much, much more! 

I browsed the items available to me and as soon as I saw this item I knew I would have one SUPER happy little girl on my hands if I got this for her.

I picked the "Supermodel" Doll-in-a-Pink-Trunk with Accessories and I was so anxious for it to arrive. I had to wait to see it until we got back in town from TN but it was the first box I opened when the mail lady delivered our mail.

I opened the box and saw this adorable little trunk waiting inside.




You can personalize many items on their site, for FREE, so I had Miss P's name put on the trunk.



When you open the trunk, you'll find a pretty little doll inside along with all her accessories just waiting to be played with. 



Can we just talk about this doll for a moment?
How pretty is she?! 
I adore her head full of hair, and I know Miss P will too, and her outfit is so pretty as well.
She stands 7 1/2" tall and is a soft vinyl doll with open and close eyes.

And boy, does this doll have the accessories!
She comes with a total of 8 outfits, the one she has on and then 7 additional for ALL occasions.
She has the lovely red and white party dress on when you get her but let's take a look at her other options.

 Is your doll going on a elegant night on the town? Place the evening dress on her. 
Or is she just hanging out with her friends shopping? Place her in her denim jacket and floral skirt.





How about a cute plaid jacket for a little fun?
Or perhaps she just wants to be comfortable in a big hoodie and skirt.



When she is tired, put on her fleece red pajamas and slippers.
If it is raining, she can wear her yellow rain jacket.
Or maybe she just wants to dress up a little bit with a plaid skirt and red top. 

ALL outfits come with a matching pair of shoes too! How fun is that?!



A small comb also comes in the trunk to brush her beautiful hair.
As well as a cute sleeping bag and pillow- every girl needs their beauty rest right?!


7 hangers come with the outfits so you can hang up the clothes on the hook inside the truck. There is also a small drawer in the trunk for all the shoes and small accessory pieces.
Perfect way to help keep everything in one place and organized! 



There is even a mirror on the opposite side of the trunk. 
I love this little set and can't wait to give it to Miss P for Christmas! I hope she loves it just as much as I do! 

I am kinda jealous really! I would have LOVED this when I was little. I may end up playing with this more than her. hehe ;)




Now, if you don't mind, she needs to rest up before she is given to a little girl on Christmas morning.
Please leave quietly! ;)


Be sure to check out all the other great items over at Lillian Vernon

Here are just a couple fun items you can find.



 Trust me, you can definitely knock some Christmas gifts off your list!



allison