Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Valentine Classroom Handout Ideas with Oriental Trading

This review is based strictly on my opinion. I was provided the sample free of charge by Oriental Trading  to provide my honest review. No other type of compensation was received. All ideas and opinions are my own.

Valentine's Day will be here before you know it and I'd love to share 5 fun valentine classroom handout ideas with Oriental Trading.

We go together like bacon and eggs

Who doesn't love a good pun? I loved these silly bacon and egg plastic eggs and knew they'd be perfect for a valentine handout. Simply fill the eggs with treats, wrap them up in a cellophane bag and attach the tag. 

 You can find the tags HERE and after you print and cut them out,  add these cute bacon and egg pop up stickers found HERE. Be sure to print the tags in wallet size!

You're So Cool, Valentine

Aren't these plush ice cream toys the cutest? These will be a classroom favorite for sure! 

Print out the "You're So Cool" printable in wallet size HERE and attach with ribbon.

 What do you call a very small heart?
A Valentiny!

Valentine's Day flipping sequins plush hearts are all the rage with my daughter and her little friends. Heck, I'm even obsessed with them!  

Kids will LOVE this silly joke attached to their valentine gift!
Print out the joke tag HERE in wallet size and attach using bakers twine or ribbon. 

Whale you be mine?

How adorable is this classroom handout? These mini stuffed whales are a fun and loveable valentine that the kids are sure to love. There are a variety of tiny, darling whales so the class will have a lot to choose from! 

 Print out the "Whale You Be Mine?" tag HERE and print in wallet size. Tie the printable to the plush whale uisng bakers twine or ribbon and your valentine will be ready to go!

Have a Magical Day

These enchanting unicorn bags are filled to the brim with unicorn goodness. Grab some
unicorn sparkle treat bags and fill with unicorn finger puppetsunicorn shaped crayons and unicorn erasers. What child wouldn't love a treat bag full of magic on Valentine's Day?!

Grab your "Have a Magical Day, Valentine" printable tag HERE

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Year in Review with Real Simple

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market. All opinions are my own.  

Looking back at 2017, I can say it has been a fun and exciting year. We moved into a charming old home on a magical tree-lined street and we've loved filling it with friends and family. I can't wait to see what 2018 has in store!

I'd love to share a recap of a few of my most popular posts from 2017 with you today. Working with Cost Plus World Market this past year was a huge highlight and this post from their Mother's Day campaign was a top favorite with my readers. Mother's Day will be here before you know it so check this post out now to get a head start on your gifts for mom!

Mother's Day at a Vintage Paris Flea Market

Another one of my readers favorite posts was How to Create a Beautiful Boho Outdoor Space. This was one of my favorites as well! Who wouldn't want to completely redo their backyard with all these gorgeous products?!

To round out the top 3 posts of 2017 with Cost Plus World Market, check out the Fall Home Refresh post. Even though autumn is over, you could still use a lot of these beautiful products in your upcoming spring decor.

One of my New Year's resolutions is to stay on top of cleaning and clutter. Every year it seems like we acquire a mountain of stuff. I've read that if you don't love it and it's not useful, get rid of it. And that's what I plan on doing for this upcoming new year.
With the help of Cost Plus World Market, I can get my cleaning and organizing goals under control. Did you know  Cost Plus World Market now carries Real Simple hand and dish soap? They have the most wonderful scents like Italian Lemon, Rosemary Mint ( my favorite!) Lavender and Bergamot.

Real Simple hand and dish soaps are made with essential oils, are free of harmful chemicals and are not tested on animals.  Cleaning solutions without the use of harsh chemicals helps keep your family and the planet safer. Plus, washing dishes is a lot more fun when the suds smell amazing!
The entire line of Real Simple house cleaners, dish soaps and hand soaps are created using plant-rich formulas.  My hands feel soft and smooth after doing the dishes instead of dry and cracked. I'm in love with these fabulous soaps and cannot get enough of the wonderful scents!

To learn more about Real Simple's line of cleaning products, click HERE. Be sure to check out all their wonderful scents and learn more about what makes these amazing soaps stand out about the rest.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I wish you only the best in 2018! 

I love shopping at my local store in Cottonwood Heights for all my kitchen cleaning suppliescleaning and laundry essentials, unique gifts and fabulous food from around the world.  
If you're not local to Utah, be sure to check out the store locator page to find the Cost Plus World 
Market closest to you.

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

How to Host a Holiday Gift Wrapping Party with Minted

This review is based strictly on my opinion.  Others may have a different opinion or experience with the product listed above.  I was provided the sample free of charge by Minted and I provided my honest opinion. No other type of compensation was received for this review. This post contains affiliate links.

I am thrilled to partner with Minted to bring you a festive holiday gift wrapping party!

Now that you've finished all your  holiday shopping, you've got a mountain of gifts that need to be wrapped. Let's tackle that job in the best way possible!  Invite your best friends over to check off one of the many things on your holiday to-do list; gift wrapping.
I am all about the presentation of a gift.  Don't you love when the recipient tells you the gift you gave is too pretty to unwrap? Yeah, me too.  With Minted's stunning and unique wrapping paper, it's easy to create a gorgeous present that will be too pretty to open!

Every gathering needs delicious treats for guests to nibble on and these gorgeous gingerbread cookies from Baby Gabey Cookies were the perfect fit. I placed them on a darling small modern cake plate and the guests adored their festive goodies!

Wrapping paper isn't only for making packages look pretty. I placed a sheet of beautiful paper on the dessert table and loved how it served as pretty place mat for the cookie plate. 

 Crank up that Christmas playlist and let's get this party started! May I suggest the perfect song to get the ball rollin'? 
"Christmas Wrapping" by the Waitresses.
 Such a classic!

For our gift wrapping soiree, I created different stations that held supplies for the guests. 
The first station housed beautiful colors and patterns of  Minted wrapping paper sheets. Guests were able to choose their favorite wrapping for their gifts. How beautiful are these papers?! Not only are they perfect for the holidays, they can be used all year round!
 After the guests chose which paper they wanted to wrap their gifts in, they moved on to the next  station. 

Cutting, wrapping and taping the gifts were at the next station as well as pretty ribbon to adorn the packages. I chose ribbon and trim that coordinated and complemented the gift wrap. You can never have too much ribbon or sparkles!

The guests wrapped up their packages and adorned them with ribbon. They were now ready to move to the next station. 

The next station was filled with embellishments to dress up the packages. 
I'm always looking for fun and unique ways to embellish my gifts and this is such a fun idea. Apply a vintage stamp or two to your packages like this festive Currier and Ives postage stamp.  Sincerely Evelyn has the cutest vintage Christmas postage stamps that could not have been more perfect for the wrapped gifts.

Another unique idea to embellish a package (and one of my favorite ways!) is to tuck vintage Christmas photos underneath the ribbon. I love finding old photos of my extended family enjoying the holidays and I'm so happy those moments were captured. Make copies of the vintage photos and attach them to the gift. If you can't find any old family photos, try scouring an antique store for fun vintage Christmas photos.

Tie up those pretty packages with sparkling silver ribbon, light pink shimmer and striped cotton ribbon. You can't go wrong with any of these beautiful ways to embellish your gift!

We had so much fun at our gift wrapping party and now we're all finished with our Christmas wrapping! A huge thanks to Minted for supplying all the beautiful wrapping paper, ribbon and holiday decor for the party.
Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

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