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Steps to Take to Grow Your Confidence

A lack of confidence can be damaging for you in so many different ways. You never want those feelings to hold you back and stop you from achieving all the things you want to in life, but they definitely can sometimes. People don’t put themselves forward or strive to reach certain goals when they’re lacking confidence. If you don’t want that to happen to you, here are some of the steps you can take to grow your confidence.

Steps to Take to Grow Your Confidence

Learn to Say No and Value Your Time

Sometimes, you need to say no and value your time more. If you’re tired of bending to other people’s wishes and work and sacrificing your own work, it’s time to have some confidence and self-worth. That means saying no and taking control of your schedule. When you start focusing on you rather than other people, it helps you to realize that your own needs matter too.

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Update Your Beauty Routine To Boost Your Confidence

Like any busy woman, you’ve probably “tried and tested” beauty routines that work for you. You have your preferences set. Why change? You stick to your routine so you can get on with your day, on time, and feeling your best. However, with the beauty industry and world constantly evolving, there are always new ways to give yourself a confidence boost, gain inspiration, and ensure that you can walk out the door with a spring in your step. The best thing is, you can change or update as much, or as little, as you like. Finding joy and creativity in your pampering, beauty, and self-care processes, will always bring goodness and have a positive impact on your life, and you’ll be smiling more often. Even if you try something out that’s not for you; you’ll be helping to discover what’s a great fit.

Update Your Beauty Routine To Boost Your Confidence

Are you looking to update your beauty routine to boost your confidence?

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Developing Healthy Confidence in Kids

Developing Healthy Confidence in Kids

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This summer marks a time of big transition for my son. Next month, he will graduate from Preschool and have to leave behind the teachers and friends he’s come to know and love. In the fall, he will be starting Kindergarten within the school district where we live. These changes are a lot to absorb for such a little guy. I know he’s apprehensive about a new school, different teacher, and unfamiliar classmates.

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17 Savvy Life Changes to Make Today

Your goal in life is to become completely content in your own body, mind and spirit. This involves making some changes that you may have been a little scared to approach in the past. Making savvy life switches will not only benefit your health, but it will also ensure that you can overcome any hurdle you may face in the future. Whether you’re worried about mental health or you need to get smarter with money, there are so many things you could change right now in order to be more successful, happier and healthier. If this sounds like something that would benefit you, here are a list of seventeen savvy life changes that could be incredibly useful.

17 Savvy Life Changes to Make Today

Are you looking to make small changes that add up to an overall better self? We share 17 easy changes to make in your life right now!

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Taking Your Smile To A Whole New Level

Are you looking to boost your confidence? Let us show you how taking your smile to a whole new level starts with small changes!

Taking Your Smile To A Whole New Level

Your smile has a huge impact on your whole aesthetic, and shying away from showing your positivity can influence the way that others perceive you too. A big smile can encourage people to be comfortable in your presence, and view you as an optimistic happy individual. Being uncomfortable about the way that you look whilst smiling can of course stop you from expressing yourself, however there are a few simple ways in which you can take your smile to the next level and improve your confidence at the same time. So, if you want to know more about which steps you can follow today, then read on to uncover some of the best tried and tested tips that you can utilise to improve your smile in no time at all! 

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A Meal Delivery Subscription with Kids in Mind

A Meal Delivery Subscription with Kids in Mind
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As a Mom of 4, I have so much on my plate. Figuratively of course. Often I find myself wondering after the kids have gone to bed if I am doing enough for them? One of my biggest doubts is their diets. I find myself just rushing to the most convenient items, which let’s be honest, is macaroni and cheese and fast food. Not the best meals at all for them. Recently I came across a Meal Delivery Service with Kids in mind. Including picky eaters. Now I can order healthy meals for the week, in advance, and have peace of mind that I am checking one of the mom-guilts off of my list.

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The Most Fun I’ve Had While Crafting

The Most Fun I’ve Had While Crafting - Joone Crafts Paper Embroidery Foundations Kit
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The Most Fun I’ve Had While Crafting The Most Fun I’ve Had While Crafting The Most Fun I’ve Had While Crafting The Most Fun I’ve Had While CraftingI’m an avid crafter. Primarily, my medium of choice is yarn, but I’ve been known to dabble in stamping, simple painting, beginner beading and jewelry, thread crafts like embroidery and cross stitch, card making, etc. Years ago, I was on a little scrapbooking kick. Also, one year my mother-in-law helped me sew a poodle skirt for my oldest daughter to wear as part of her Halloween costume. Basically, I’m game to try anything crafty — that’s the takeaway here.

The newest craft company to come to my attention is Joone Crafts. Joone offers some of the most colorful, interesting crafts! Paper crafts like cutting, embroidery, and coloring. Cloth crafts like tea towels and tote bags that you can paint on to decorate them. Even a Macramé Jewelry kit and a few Teracotta Tile Coaster crafts that look super interesting to me.

The Most Fun I’ve Had While Crafting - Joone Crafts Paper Embroidery Foundations Kit

I am finding the designs of Joone Crafts very pleasing and the color palettes bright and cheerful. I’m working on making a Paper Embroidery Pencil Case and a Paper Embroidery Notebook for my daughters as part of their Christmas gifts this year.

The Most Fun I’ve Had While Crafting - Joone Crafts Paper Embroidery Foundations Kit

The pencil case will be for my younger daughter. She’s an artist, so it will be paired with some sketchbooks and sketching pencils. She is always drawing, so hopefully this pencil case will be a good way for her to organize and take her sketching pencils along wherever her creativity takes her.

My older daughter is a writer, so the notebook will be paired with some fun colored pens. She loves to journal, write lists, and use notebooks to gather and analyze her thoughts or make future plans. She’s gonna think this is awesome!

I am having fun working on these crafts, but I know they’d also enjoy many of the crafting kits available from Joone, as well. So, I’m tucking this company in my back pocket (i.e. adding to an ongoing gift idea list that I keep in my phone’s notepad app) for their birthdays this coming year. Now I just have to decide whether I want to choose some kits for them, or get them a Joone gift card so that they can choose for themselves.

I love this Paper Embroidery Foundations Kit so much! Here’s why. First of all the kit comes with two items to embroider, and you get to choose them. In each kit you can choose to receive two notebooks (choose black covers with blank pages, or kraft covers with lined pages) OR two Kraft pencil cases OR one each Kraft cover lined notebook and Kraft pencil case.

But, that’s just the beginning! Once you decide which items you want in your kit, you will need to choose a colorway:

Joone Creative Paper Embroidery Foundations Kit Colorways

Spring: peaches and greens

Autumn: purples and oranges

Winter: blues and cream

For my kit, I chose the option of one Kraft cover notebook and a Kraft pencil case in the Winter colorway, since these are going to be Christmas gifts. I love all three colorways, though! So, it was really hard to choose one over the others.

Joone Crafts Paper Embroidery Foundations Kit

This kit is COMPLETE!!! Seriously … it comes with everything you need to complete the project. Literally the only thing you need to have at home already is a pair of scissors.

Here’s what comes in this kit:

Project materials:

  • (2) notebooks, 5″ x 8″ or (2) pencil cases or (1) notebook + (1) pencil case
  • (5) skeins DMC cotton embroidery floss
  • (5) plastic floss bobbins
  • (1-2) lengths elastic cord (pencil case kits only)

Foundation materials – reusable with future paper embroidery projects:

  • (1) Clover straight tailor’s awl
  • (1) tape measure
  • (1) piece Eco-fi felt
  • (1) 100% recycled cardboard pad
  • (1) needle threader
  • (2) size-22 tapestry needles
  • (1) bobbin MT washi tape
  • (1) pot pH neutral glue (to seal your stitches)
  • (1) glue brush
  • (1) instruction booklet
  • (1) set paper punching patterns with beginner, intermediate & advanced designs (Note: combo kits include 2 sets of punching patterns – one for notebooks and one for pencil cases)
  • (1) design examples booklet (Note: combo kits include 2 design examples booklets – one for notebooks and one for pencil cases)

Bonus materials:

  • (1) 100% recycled cardboard project tray
  • (1) cotton drawstring project bag
Joone Crafts Paper Embroidery Foundations Kit

I don’t really know how not to multi-task, so while working on this project I had my laptop in front of me so that I could catch up on some political news programs. Sometimes while I’m crafting I’ll watch TV shows on YouTube TV on my iPad, also, or listen to an audiobook. But, today, it’s political news.

Joone has quite literally thought of everything when designing this project kit. I’ve never done this type of project before. But, the instructions and design templates are so inclusive and complete that I embarked on this project with full confidence that I could actually complete it without messing it up.

And I think it’s really an intuitive idea for them to include a drawstring project bag in the kit. I will often take a knitting or crochet project with me when I leave home to work on while waiting for my kids at school or sports functions or to work on in the waiting room of a doctor’s office if they have an appointment. I think it’s fantastic that I can take this project along just as easily when I’m on-the-go! The drawstring bag can even be used as a gift bag, just put the completed project (or the uncompleted kit itself) inside the bag, cinch it, and maybe tie some ribbon around the top and add a gift tag … presto! Gift giving ready!

Joone Crafts Paper Embroidery Foundations Kit - embroidery thread
Joone Crafts Paper Embroidery Foundations Kit - embroidery thread

The punching patterns that are included to choose from for the embroidery design on the cover of your items are of three levels: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. Depending on which level you choose, it will include a different number of the leaf design elements to be punched and then embroidered onto the notebook and/or pencil case.

The Most Fun I’ve Had While Crafting - Joone Crafts Paper Embroidery Foundations Kit
The Most Fun I’ve Had While Crafting - Joone Crafts Paper Embroidery Foundations Kit

Even though this is the first experience I have had with this project type, I felt completely comfortable choosing the Advanced design template.

Seriously, if you are a crafter or if you know a crafter you’d like to give a crafting-related gift to, you have to take a look at all the awesome crafting kit options that are available from Joone

The Most Fun I’ve Had While Crafting - Joone Crafts Paper Embroidery Foundations Kit - Clover Punching Awl
Joone Crafts Paper Embroidery Foundations Kit – Clover Punching Awl

I had a really great time learning a new craft skill. And I love that I now have some tools to make more items using these tools and skills in the future. You can get additional supplies (notebooks, pencil cases, tea towels, tote bags, and other items) on their own without re-purchasing full kits. This is great since some of the items that come in the kits like the punching awl, measuring tape and needles are re-usable and would not need to be purchased again. I really can’t wait to try out the Macrame Jewelry Kit and the Fabric Stamping Kit one of these days. 

The Most Fun I’ve Had While Crafting - Joone Crafts Paper Embroidery Foundations Kit

I’ve finished the pencil case and am working on the notebook now. After the holidays when things slow down I will be doing a little internet research to learn more about paper embroidery to find other design patterns and see what other things I can do this kind of embroidery on!

Which Joone crafting kit would you love to try? Or which one would you love to gift to a friend or a loved one?

A Personalized Gift At Your Fingertips

A Personalized Gift At Your Fingertips
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Halloween has passed and it’s time to get this holiday gift shopping started. I know it’s still early but some gifts take time. Especially the ones that come straight from the heart and are packed with sentimental value. There is also the time it takes for the item to be made as well as for the item to arrive. Factor in an unfortunate shipping nightmare where your package potentially gets lost, misplaced or damaged during transit. Nothing worse than showing up to an event empty-handed because your gift didn’t arrive in time. I’ve found the perfect personalized gift for this holiday season with just the right amount of sentiment and uniqueness.

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Turn up the Heat with This Season’s Hot Clothing and Accessories

Key pieces to add to your wardrobe to step up your clothing game

Key clothing pieces
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I have the hardest time with dressing myself fashionably. I am a full time mom and full time employee so my summer clothing wardrobe consists of work related t-shirts and Old Navy jeans.

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New Children Superpower Series Sheds Light on Learning Disabilities

New Children Superpower Series Sheds Light on Learning Disabilities Social Media Image
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The new school year is right around the corner. Did you know that 1 in 5 children in the United States has learning disabilities and attention issues like Dyslexia and ADHD? Did you know that 31% of those with learning issues, such as dyslexia and ADHD, are more likely to be bullied than their peers?

In the year 2019, we are raising more awareness than ever when it comes to causes we believe in. Whether it be equal rights, a cleaner environment, or even education. I believe young minds are most open during their youth. Why not use this as an opportunity to raise awareness about Learning Disabilities too?

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