Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Miss Molly Designs!

I came across Miss Molly designs while searching wired jewelry on etsy. I was blown away by some of the pieces I saw. Everything Molly makes seems so peaceful. You can tell each piece is made with love. Not only does she have an etsy shop she also has a blog. I love her bead table Wednesday post. Every wednesday she will share a piece she created. Molly isn't just a jewelry artist she also is a mosaic and mixed media artist!

Some of my favorite pieces are the Happiness necklace, which also won the August art spark monthly spot on Love my art!

Her bangles are breath taking!

and I love the purple heart necklace!

After talking with Molly I was sent two items. The hide and seek bracelet and a pair of beautiful earrings! The earrings were a complete surprise. I knew I would be getting the bracelet to review and then giveaway on my youtube channel but had no idea I would get to keep something from Molly! You cant imagine how excited I was! 

The front of the hide and seek bracelet has three lamp work beads wrapped in a chocolate brown wire. To seal the ends of the wire Molly has added some beautiful cranberry beads. The hide and seek bracelet reminds me of nature. Its very earthy and I love that!

The back of the bracelet has some beautiful details. You can see the two lamp work beads wrapped in the brown wire and sealed with the cranberry bead. If you look closely you will also see two detailed pieces between the lamp beads. I love this bracelet and cant wait to send it to the lucky winner!
(please don't enter here! You must look for the giveaway video on my youtube channel)

The earrings are just as beautiful! Its a mix of blues, green and browns. They're very light weight and dont pull on my ears. I cant wait to wear these this fall! I love the earthy colors!

 Miss Molly designs are amazing and I highly recommend you check out her website. If your looking for unique pieces this is the way to go! I can tell from the pieces I received that these are high quality and wont fall apart anytime soon! Great gifts for the jewelry lover in your family!

I was sent these products to review but these are my 100% honest opinions! Pictures used with permission from the owner. 

Friday, October 7, 2011

10 Holiday Planning tips!

Now that its October I wanted to talk to you about my holiday tips. Thanksgiving and Christmas are by far my favorite holidays! Around the end of October I start making my gift list. I try and write down three gifts for each person. Then we start saving for the sales that come around November. I price shop and never purchase unless I know thats the best deal. Every year we visit family for both holidays. Im always in charge of the appetizers. With a large family I found prepping the night before saves on time and headaches. I always double the amount of people so I know we will have enough to feed everyone. During Thanksgiving we put up our tree and start to decorate for Christmas. My son loves helping hang the ornaments and picking out the Christmas cards to send to family. I always try and purchase our holiday cards in the beginning of November so Im sure to have enough time to get them to everyone. A good way to store your holiday decorations is in color coded bins. For Christmas we use red bins and for halloween orange bins. It makes basement trips so much easier. No digging or opening bins to find the right one. I also am sure to stack my bins in order so I can get to the halloween bin without having to move the christmas bins. Remember with toddlers wrapping one or two gifts will do. They get overwhelmed very quickly. If you have more then one child and dont want to put names on the gifts try color coding for each person. That will keep older kids from guessing whats inside! We love to use a certain ribbon or wrapping paper for each person. We always purchase wrapping paper after the holidays are over. That way I get enough wrapping paper but at a discount price!  I love baking cookies, watching Christmas movies and spending time with my family. The best thing about Christmas is the cards and you can find some amazing cards at http://www.storkie.com. We have so many traditions! Making salt dough ornaments, our yearly ornament purchase and card shopping. It just wouldn't be the holidays without cards! 

I wrote this blog post while participating in the Storkie holiday blogging program. I received compensation for my participation. All opinions are 100% mine.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Wholesale Costumes!

Wholesale costumes is an online halloween store. They sell everything from infant to plus size. The prices are great compaired to other sites I've seen. The costume I chose to review is the Jr. Astronaut suit. It comes in a size 2T-3T. This costume fits my two year old perfectly and still has enough room to add some layers underneath to keep him warm and is long enough that he can continue to play with this next year. The material is easy to clean and is 100% polyester. Just toss it in the wash on cold and dry on low.

My son fell after taking this photo and I thought for sure I would have to soak it to get the grass stains out. To my surprise its just wiped off with warm water and mild soap. The little hat comes with it and fits great. He has room to grow into that too. The patches and zippers seem to be on the costume very well. I don't see them coming off in the wash or from my toddler tugging on them. You can also purchase the astronaut helmet! My husband and I saw an astronaut costume at a local store in orange. They were asking two times more then what the wholesale costumes site was! Im very excited to show off my little astronaut this year! I will be back next year to purchase more costumes. Im very happy with this costume and the costumer service. The shipping was fast and everything got to me saftly. Im in love with this costume and the costumer service was amazing. For more adorable and affordable toddler costumes visit the wholesales toddler section!
You can also follow them on Facebook.
The selection is great no matter what you're looking for!

I was sent this costume to review. However Im not being paid to say any of this and these are my honest opinions!