DIY Ornament Gift Tag #BICMerryMarking #Sapphire

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BIC® for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Tis the season for shopping...and wrapping.  Here are some fun (and easy) DIY Ornament gift tags you can make to add something personal to your packages- and also give a homemade keepsake to your family and friends! ...

STEM Gift Ideas #GiftSmart

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What makes a gift great? In my opinion, it’s the thought that goes into it. Many people spend countless hours and dollars throughout the holiday season attempting to find the “perfect” gift. Something that will wow the recipient and leave them in awe. Often, however, that same awe inspiring gift is no longer being used months ...

Chocolate Chip Cookie Jar Mix

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This post brought to you by BIC®. The content and opinions expressed below are that of this mama loves. We love to make things to give as gifts, or with purchased gifts.  Edible gifts are fun to make- we've made many this year, including jars of soup mix for the Hawkwing organization. Yesterday we made Chocolate ...

4 reasons to try Jamberry Nails #Giveaway)

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I've been hearing about Jamberry Nails for a long time, but hadn't tried them until my friend Shaun was all "Brett you NEED to try them!!" and so I did. Finally.  Or I tried them on the girls. I haven't done mine yet, although I promised the girls I would do Christmas themed nails to ...

Rudolph teaches acceptance, diversity, respect #ShineBright

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One of my favorite things about the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas as a kid has always been the holiday specials on TV.  Each was on just once per year and NO ONE ever wanted to miss it.  I'm 40 years old and I still settle in to watch all of my holiday favorites from childhood, as ...

Fun Christmas Pajamas #Giveaway

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I always wanted new pajamas for Christmas. As a kid, I did get new pajamas once in a while, but it wasn't ever a thing.  Not a tradition.  From the first Christmas we were parents, the kids have all gotten new pajamas on Christmas Eve, with a small quiet toy or book in the package. ...

Proof of Santa! #ProofofSanta #TwitterParty 12/9

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I remember when I was little and my brother Brian started doubting Santa was real. I don't know if you are aware of this but my mom was Christmas crazy and she took all things related to the holiday very seriously. That year, Santa had some sleigh issues up on our roof (of a 4 ...

Silhouette Portrait T-Shirt Project

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I have a new toy, and I love it!  The Silhouette Portrait puts all other crafting tools to shame-  Not only is it super easy to use but the variety of projects and mediums that you can use makes it a crafters MUST have on your desk at all times item. Check out what I ...

Magic Reindeer Food

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This Christmas Magic Reindeer Food is a great way to create memories and instill the wonder of Christmas in your children. Santa gets his plate full of cookies and a tall glass of milk so it only seems fair that we leave a little treat for those hardworking reindeer too!  This high energy treat will give ...

Tech gift ideas #PanasonicHoliday

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No matter how far in advance you think you’ve completed your shopping, there always seems to be something that remains undone.  The month of December brings out all of the must have products at some of the best prices, and who can resist? I always seem to find myself stopping to grab that “one more ...