Pampering Valentine’s Day Prize Pack Giveaway

Can you believe Valentine’s Day is right around the corner? Do you have a special someone?

Pampering Valentine's Day Prize Pack Giveaway

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New Year Refresh Giveaway

It’s a brand new year! Are you ready for 2020!? We’re so excited! We recently launched a sister blog! Let’s help boost traffic!

Target $200 Gift Card Giveaway

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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?

Multi-Use Bags For Your Busy Life

A busy life makes finding a means to transport the stuff we need essential. Whether it’s needed for sports or a similarly active lifestyle, to haul laundry, or pack for a tripbags are big. There are thousands of options to choose from. We found two Multi-Use Bags For Your Busy Life!

Multi-Use Bags For Your Busy Life--Lumehra Flex Bag-Lumehra Yoga Bag
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LUMEHRA offers two oversized bag options that I think are pretty cool. What I like most about them is that cleaning the bags themselves was taken into account during manufacturing. I’ve definitely struggled over the years to clean luggage that has become soiled by spills, fur-filled since our cats think everything is a bed for them, or dusty from being in storage.

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Care For Common Skin Issues

Care For Common Skin Issues -- Bioré Witch Hazel Skin Care-Hanhoo Watermelon Illuminating Duo-MyChelle Pumpkin Skin Care
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Care For Common Skin Issues Care For Common Skin Issues Care For Common Skin Issues

Humans are a very diverse species. There are so many ways we are different from each other and an infinite number of ways to understand and address those issues.

One thing about us that is extremely interesting to me is how many different issues we have with caring for our facial skin. I didn’t realize until I got older myself and started having skin issues (resulting in researching the topic and reading about other women’s perspectives) how many different kinds of products there are and how many services can be utilized. It’s pretty mind boggling, honestly.

So, I won’t try to tell you which products are the best for each skin issue. You will have to do the research on different products for yourself based on your individual needs. My purpose here is to provide information on a few products that are new to me that you may be interested in looking into for your own personal use.

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Easy Luxe Repair For Damaged Hair

Easy Luxe Repair For Damaged Hair - Ayur Luxe Hair Care
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Winter is hard on hair. Mine gets dry and more susceptible to damage and flyaways. Hair care products that provide deep moisturization and damage repair help make my long, thick hair easier to live with.

Ayur Luxe is helping me keep my hair looking great as we head into winter with its deep moisturizing Ayurveda hair care line. It’s reducing the instances of frizz and flyaway so that dealing with my hair doesn’t make me crazy.

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Unique Gift Ideas For Teens And Women

Unique Gift Ideas For Teens And Women --- Country Archer Jerky Co.-Cultured Candy-Bixby & Co. Luxury Chocolate Bonbons-Beessential Happbee Holiday Lip Balm Tin-Galaxy Bombs Bath Bombs-TLD Candles S+P Shaker Set-Invisasox
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Small, filler-type gifts are one of my favorite things about planning for birthdays and all the different holidays that we love to celebrate. Sometimes these small, inexpensive filler gifts will go into an overall gift basket. But, for Christmas they more often than not are destined for my kids’ Christmas stockings (unless they directly correlate with a larger gift).

For example, if I’m gifting a makeup organizer or beauty bag to one of my daughters, I might purchase bottles of nail polish/polish remover, nail files, eyeliner/mascara/eye shadow, makeup remover pads or other such items to put inside the organizer or bag before wrapping. However, if I’m not gifting a larger item like that, these smaller items will end up in their Christmas stockings along with the small treats or candies.

Unique Gift Ideas For Teens And Women --- Country Archer Jerky Co.-Cultured Candy-Bixby & Co. Luxury Chocolate Bonbons-Beessential Happbee Holiday Lip Balm Tin-Galaxy Bombs Bath Bombs-TLD Candles S+P Shaker Set-Invisasox

Some things I buy for stockings every year — a candy cane, chocolate candies like Hershey Kisses, a chocolate santa or reindeer, Christmas-themed suckers, etc. But, I truly thrive on finding totally unique items to also stick in there that I’ve never given before.

Here, I will be sharing some of the fun, unique items that are going into my kids’ stockings this year. They would also work great in gift baskets, too.

I can’t wait to see how they react! The first two items listed are snack foods. Since the holidays are inevitably full of sweet and high-calorie treats, I decided to share two snacks that are not only delicious and full of flavor but also healthy treat options! But, trust me, your loved ones won’t even know it because they will be so bowled over by the flavors.

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Pets Love Presents Too

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I don’t do holiday stockings for my pets every year. But, sometimes when I find cute stuff that I just can’t resist buying I’ve been known to do a gift bag or some kind of pet stocking for our cats and dogs. And, apparently I’m not alone. According to a 2015 Rover.com study, 95% of pet owners purchase holiday gifts for their animals.

I didn’t realize it was such a huge thing. But, I shouldn’t be surprised, I suppose. I mean, I buy things for my pets all the time — no holiday necessary.

Here are some great ideas for stocking stuffers or gifts to wrap for your four-legged fur babies, big or small.

And, while I’m at it, if you think the Christmas stocking featured here is cool you can make one of your very own. I made this Christmas stocking (along with a few others) for my kids several years ago with a free Red Heart crochet pattern. It was a lot of fun. Click here to read about that and maybe make your own!

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Beauty Brite’s 12 Days Of Christmas Giveaway

Happy Holidays from Beauty Brite! We are so excited to bring you this huge giveaway! Thank you for your support, likes, comments, and more! While you’re here, be sure to check out our 2019 Holiday Gift Guide!

Beauty Brite's 12 Days Of Christmas Giveaway

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Welcome to Beauty Brite’s 12 Days Of Christmas Giveaway

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It’s been quite a year for all of us. Thank you to our amazing readers, followers, and fans! We are so excited to host a giveaway just for you! We hope you realize how much we adore your visits, likes, and comments. 

Please take your time with this giveaway and leave meaningful comments so we can continue offering these giveaways.

Note: Comments should be relevant and at least 10 words to be considered a valid entry. Go slow!  Be sure to claim every entry you can!

This is our biggest giveaway yet. This giveaway will have 4 winners.

One person will win a Shark Vacuum

One person will win a $50 Amazon Gift Card

One person will win a $75 Best Buy Gift Card

One person will win an Instant Pot

Giveaway is open to US Only and must be 18+ yrs. Giveaway ends 12/20 at 11:59 pm EST.

Good luck!

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We are not associated with any of the companies named above. The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received Open to the Continental US 18+ only. Confirmed Winner(s) (by Random.org) will be contacted by email. Winner(s) have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements. Entrants must only enter with either one email address, IP address and/or Facebook account, anyone found violating these rules will be disqualified. It is at the sole discretion of the admin of the giveaway if the winner has met the rules or not.

To have your event or product featured like this one, be sure to contact Beauty Brite. Are you a blogger/influencer looking to participate in our next event? Contact us!

Happy Holidays With Gillette Razors

Happy Holidays With Gillette Razors -- Gillette Fusion5 ProShield razor
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Another holiday season is upon us, and the race to get it all done has begun. The one place where I personally struggle with, is shopping for all the men in my life. Seriously, how many neck-ties or grilling tools do they really need. Now, if you have it all together, this is where you shine. Yet, if you are anything like the rest of us, you will be aimlessly walking through the aisles of Walmart on Christmas Eve. To help put your mind at ease this holiday season, Gillette razors and their awesome line has you covered.

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