Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Charm Bracelets for Valentine's Day

There was a time that I dreamed of having a charm bracelet. When the Hubs and I first got married, he bought me a cheapo one and promised me that one day, he would buy me a nice one...one that would have individual charms, and that each one would mean something! Keep in mind, this was before the popular Pandora bracelets and the like. On a trip to San Francisco, he found the perfect bracelet and the perfect charms to put on it. We have added a couple since, but I love it just as much today as when he gave it to me.



There are lots of great charm bracelets out there and it would make a great Valentine's Day present...and many of them are not that expensive!





Source: etsy.com via Meredith on Pinterest

For Pandora bracelets, the have many to choose from, including..

There are Italian Charm bracelets, like...
And really unique charm bracelets, like...
So, do you wear charm bracelets? What kind of charms do you have?

Treat Valentine's Day

So have you picked out that special Valentine's Day card for that special someone yet?

If you have not (or if the one you picked out isn't all that special), I've got a tip for you.

Visit Treat and make a personalized Valentine's Day card. Like now. 

Valentines Day Greeting Cards from Treat

Here are some of their most popular cards for him and her. 
For Him  
Bee My Love Valentine CardsPlenty of Passion Valentine CardsSublime Shapes Valentine Cards
For Her  
Beloved Beauty Valentine CardsDelicious Dessert Valentine CardsSurrounding Hearts Valentine Cards

Also, if you need cards for your kids' classroom, check out their sister site, Tiny Prints, for the best classroom Valentines! If you do so by 11:59pm PT January 29 and use the promo code 20JANSW you can save 20% on your entire order!So have you picked out that special Valentine's Day card for that special someone yet? 


If you have not (or if the one you picked out isn't all that special), I've got a tip for you.

Visit Treat and make a personalized Valentine's Day card. Like now. 

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Valentine Books for Kids

At our house, we are trying to get the kids to read more. That's a hard sell, after getting a Playstation for Christmas with tons of games...but since we have started a book club at school, I wanted there to be an emphasis on reading at home, as well.

With Valentine's Day approaching, I wanted to find a new book for the boys that had the holiday theme in mind...and that's not easy to find for boys! After browsing Amazon, here are some of the books I found...for both girls AND boys!

Candy Smash (The Lemonade War Series)
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Valentine Crafts with Patterns

Valentine Treats: Recipes and Crafts for the Whole Family

I think the Mad Libs book is one I would definitely buy for my boys! We have some of the baby-type Valentine's Day books so it's time to upgrade for our older boys. Do you buy books based on the holiday?

*This is NOT a promotional post. I am NOT one of their affiliates...I just happen to like ordering books from Amazon!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Food for Valentine's Day

I love food and I love thinking about food! (One of the reasons I have such a hard time losing weight!) My husband knows that when he cooks, it is like a gift to me. So why not make something special for Valentine's Day?!!





So, with about 2 1/2 weeks to go before Valentine's Day, start making plans...and if you have a great recipe to share, I'd love to hear it!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Stella & Dot Spring Collection

New Year. New Trends. New You! I'm so thrilled to share with you that Stella & Dot has launched their new Stella & Dot's New Spring Collection!  The entire line is stunning but below are a few of my absolute favorite pieces. 

The Fiona Bib Necklace is a favorite amongst the Stella & Dot design team and I can see why. This luxurious necklace was designed with segments of luminous ivory that create a crisp, modern statement. 


The Zinnia Bracelet is perfect for spring. Kelly green cabochon stones line a vintage-inspired bamboo link bracelet that will be sure to add a pop of color to any outfit. 
Stella & Dot's Seychelles Chandelier Earrings are beautiful. The teardrop chandeliers feature bold lapis stones and hand-painted turquoise enamel. 

Don't miss your chance to shop this great new collection. Have a stylish 2013! 

Valentine's Day Gifts from Layla Grace

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, now is the time to shop for your special loved one.Layla Grayce is offering 15% off Valentine's Day gifts with promo code 15pink. Below are a few of my absolute favorite gift ideas. 

The Kendra Scott Valencia Necklace in Pink Agate is stunning and would add a cheerful pop of color to any outfit.

Kendra Scott Valencia Necklace in Pink Agate

from: Layla Grayce & Zinc Door


The Little Luxuries gift set features three of MOR's indulgent travel-size beauty products. The set includes a triple-milled shea butter soap and rich hand cream to nourish, hydrate and perfume. A sheer gloss lip silk completes this decadent trio creating an impressive gift for mom, a friend or yourself.

MOR Cosmetics Gift Set Little Luxuries Blood Orange - $35.00

Retail Price: $45.00
You Save: $10.00
from: Layla Grayce & Zinc Door


The Love You Madly Art proves a simple statement can evoke instant emotion in any room.

Sugarboo Designs Art Print Love You Madly

from: Layla Grayce & Zinc Door
Don't miss your chance to shop this great sale and save 15% on all your Valentine's Day gifts!

New Household Labels from Mabel's Labels


Was one of your New Year's resolutions to get organized? If so, you'll be thrilled to find out that Mabel's Labels has just launched their newly re-designed line of Household Labels! These labels are a must-have to help families get, and stay organized at home. Developed by professional organizers, these labels organize everything from storage bins, food containers and spice jars to craft supplies, electronics cords and trash cans. Be sure to check out all of Mabel's Labels great new products today! Happy Labeling! 

Free Valentine's Printables from Smilebox

Make your Valentine's party extra sweet with these free printable treat boxes and party circles from Smilebox. Just download, print, assemble and add candy for a special treat your guests will find delightful. The party circles will dress up cupcakes, a buffet, or make charming seals for the boxes. They also coordinate perfectly with their Truly, Madly, Deeply Invite that can be printed or emailed.
Valentine printables from Smilebox.

Free printable Valentine treat boxes and party circles from Smilebox.

 Silly meets sweet in these fun and funny trading cards from Smilebox! You can customize these Valentines with photos, and edit the text with your own creative quips. Perfect for printing at home for friends and classroom Valentines. Free for a limited time! 

Free premium design offer from Smilebox.

Free Printable Valentine Trading Cards from Smilebox

Valetine's Day Books with Blurb


Valentine's Day is right around the corner, why not create a Blurb photo book filled with your favorite moments for that special someone. Instagram books and Facebook books are quick and easy to create and make the perfect little gift for the one you love. For more ideas and inspiration go toBlurb.com. And remember that from now through 2/14 you can save 20% on your entire book order with code MYBOOKLOVE

Tiny Prints Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is almost here!

If you have children in elementary school, you need to check out Tiny Prints' Classroom Valentines.

Valentines Day Card from Tiny Prints

If you are not familiar with Tiny Prints, these are the best cards you can buy. And you can completely customize with your child's pictures, your own text, and text and fonts that you choose.

If your kids are too young, too old, or non-existent, Tiny Prints also has great customized photo gifts and Valentine's Day party invitations, and their sister company, Treat has some aweome personalized greeeting cards.

Here are the most popular cards. If you order by January 30 and use the promo code 20JANSW you can save 20% on your entire order!
Tailored Twinkling Valentines CardsTwinkling Tenderness Valentines CardsSparkling Splendor Valentines Cards
Construction Area Valentines CardsHeartfelt Speedway Valentines CardsSuperhero Skyline Valentines Cards
Love Bug Letters Valentines CardsFilled with Feeling Valentines CardsTender Tweetheart Valentines Cards

Don't forget to use the code 20JANSW to save 20% on your entire order!