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Thursday, November 27, 2014

$400 Black Friday Giveaway

I have a SUPER fabulous giveaway for you today.

I have teamed up with 30 of my blogging friends to give one of you $400 CASH to help with your upcoming holiday shopping. 
Yep... $400!!! How awesome is that?!  

All you have to have is a PayPal account where we can send you the money and enter below for your chance to win!! 

Giveaway rules: 
Giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian residents. 
Winner must have valid PayPal address to claim winnings. 
Winning entry WILL BE VERIFIED and if incomplete the entry is void and a new winner will be chosen. 
Giveaway will be open on Black Friday, November 28th-December 5th at midnight. 

Pinterest and Instagram and not in any way associated with this giveaway and are hereby released of any liability.

 Giveaway will be notified via email of winnings and has 48 hours to claim prize before a new winner is selected. 

Good luck!


Handmade Hangout Party #24

Guess what day it is?! 
Party day!!! 

Yay! Time to show off what you have been working on lately.

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.


3. Have fun!! 


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Silhouette Black Friday DEALS

** This post contains affiliate links. **

Happy Thanksgiving!
Are you ready to kick off your Black Friday shopping off a little early?!

Have you been wanting to buy a cutting machine for a while and haven't done it yet? 

 Silhouette has an awesome Black Friday Sale going on so it is definitely a fabulous time to finally snag one for yourself.

Check out the deals below to snag one of them for yourself.

You will need to use the promo code: GLIMPSE at checkout to get the Black Friday sale price.

Silhouette CAMEO Bundle for $269.99:
-The brand new Silhouette CAMEO Machine
-Designer Edition software upgrade
 -Dust Cover
-4 Tools
-$25 Download card to the Silhouette Design Store

Use promo code GLIMPSE to receive price.

Silhouette CAMEO & Silhouette Portrait Bundle for $299.99:
-Silhouette CAMEO Machine
-Silhouette Portrait Machine
-2 $25 Download Cards

Use promo code GLIMPSE to receive price. 

Silhouette CAMEO & Silhouette Studio Designer Edition Bundle for $299.99:
-Silhouette CAMEO Machine
-Silhouette Studio Designer Edition
-1 yr. FREE Membership to Club Silhouette

Use promo code GLIMPSE to receive price. 

Silhouette Portrait Bundle for $179.99:
-Silhouette Portrait Machine
-1 yr. FREE Membership to Club Silhouette

Use promo code GLIMPSE to receive price. 

Already a Silhouette user?
Use my code GLIMPSE for 40% off at (*excluding machines, design downloads, download cards, subscriptions and gift cards) PLUS Free Shipping on orders over $25 for the lower 48 states

50% off all designs at – no code needed!

Use the promo code GLIMPSE if you are purchasing any of the above items to get the special Black Friday Sale price!! 

Happy Thanksgiving!!


3 Ways to Ensure your House #SmellsClean for Holiday Guests

** This post is sponsored by Acorn Influence but all opinions are 100% my own. ** 

 The holidays are fast approaching, shoot, Thanksgiving is TOMORROW, is your house ready for company? 
I bet you have been cleaning, trying to make sure your house looks nice for your upcoming guests but have you thought about the way your house smells? If you have pets and children than does it SMELL clean? 

You tend to get used to the odors in your home and don't know if it smells so if you want to put your best foot forward for your guests, you also need to make sure it smells clean. 

While shopping, drop by the air care aisle where you will find NUMEROUS options to help make sure your house smells clean for your guests.
 There are so many wonderful holiday scents out this time of year so you are surely going to find something that you enjoy and that matches your holiday decor.

I want to share 3 easy things that I do to make sure my house smells clean. 
They are also super fast and easy to do, to make sure you are prepared for even those unannounced guests that drop by and will make your house seem warm and inviting.
I am a sucker for all things vanilla- vanilla cookies or cake, french vanilla, etc.- but around the holidays I like to infuse the scents that remind me of the season, like cinnamon, apple spice, and more.

Febreze NOTICEables are something that I always use in my house. 
I love the two scents and there are numerous scents to pick from. 

They last about a month, looks like I need to change my current one, and the holiday scents out there will make your holidays more festive.   

Don't have a Febreze NOTICEables oil plug, then how about an Air Wick oil warmer?
 I use these upstairs in my house to make sure it smells clean up there as well especially if we have over night guests. 

I don't use a super strong scent upstairs, just something that you will notice but that won't over power you.

Another option to use to make sure your house smells clean is to use wax melts in a warmer.
Turn it on in the morning and forget about it. That way if someone drops by, the scent has filled the house.

And lastly, I LOVE candles. You can quickly light them and in no time at all, you can smell the scent filling your home.
Glade has some yummy scents out there and the candles aren't huge so they can be placed any where you like. 

I like to place them in the bathroom that guests will be using to make sure it smells nice in there.

But you could also use some larger candles, that will help radiate the scent through your whole house.

I use larger candles on my kitchen island and it makes my entire house smell delicious. 

One tip:
Buy similar scents to make sure that they don't complete against each other and are too strong.
You want your guests to enjoy themselves and your food, not get a headache from the smell.

Now, head to the store, go to the air care aisle, and browse the selection before your guests arrive! 
Don't want to waste all that time cleaning if your house doesn't smell clean as well. 


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Glitter Ball Christmas Wreath

I shared this post over at Create.Craft.Love on Nov. 8, 2014.

I can't believe that the end of November is actually here and Christmas is around the corner and if you haven't done so already, decorating for Christmas is just a few days away!  Ahhhh!
Where has this year gone? Seriously?! 

I have a wreath tutorial for you today to add a little glitz and glamor to your Christmas decor in some fun, untraditional colors.

Last year I decided to add some untraditional colors into my Christmas color scheme by adding in some pinks, bright green, blue, and purple so when it came time for me to think about this wreath, I knew I wanted to create it in those colors. And when I spotted what I created it with... my wreath was born! 

It is simple to create just a little time consuming so here's how I created it:

- Wreath Form 
-Glitter Ball Vase Filler (I found these and bought 6 bags from Hobby Lobby)
-Large Glitter Bow (also bought at Hobby Lobby)
-Low Temp Hot Glue Gun (high temp can melt your Styrofoam!)