Holiday Bling

I have always loved to accessorize, but I’m not one for holiday-inspired baubles. I prefer soft and delicate touches, year round. So, of course, when I got a sneak peak at all of the beautiful new accessories available at Walmart this Holiday season, I gravitated towards rose colored watches and beautiful statement necklaces.

First let’s talk necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. Walmart has some pretty amazing options at some crazy affordable prices, making them a perfect option for any gal on your shopping list. Statement necklaces, accented with pearls and crystals, for only $10, with matching earrings for $5?! Wow!! I have a few of these necklaces in my own jewelry collection and they add a great touch to just about any outfit. They are very comparable to the statement necklaces found for more than triple the price in high end clothing stores. You would never be able to tell the difference, trust me.

Holiday Bling

Now, I’d like to tell you about the watches. I had been on the lookout for a rose gold-toned watch that was reasonably priced and fit my tiny wrist. There are some lovely watches on Roll Back at Walmart right now, but this Armitron accented with Swarovski Crystals immediately caught my eye. It was just $51 ($48 on Walmart.com!) and is the perfect size for my wrist. Paired with a few dainty bracelets this look will complete any holiday outfit this season.

Holiday Style

As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I’ve received compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

The Whole Family Can Relax in Style This Holiday Season

We have many family traditions for the Christmas season. One of them is opening a gift on Christmas Eve. A few years ago I began giving each of my kiddos a robe or pair of pajamas, and a pair of slippers or fuzzy socks. Cozy sleepwear makes a wonderful gift, especially when they are cute and comfy!

You can find lots of sleepwear options for the whole family at Walmart this year. I found some great licensed pj sets in Walmart’s Top 100 Gifts list for my younger boys that they love! (The best part is that they were only $8, so buying 4 sets didn’t break my bank.) I couldn’t resist giving them to my boys early.

licensed PJ sets at Walmart

From Men’s Moccasins and Ladies’ Slippers (starting at $11) to Faded Glory Plush Robes (starting at $8.97) and Character PJ Sets ($6.97), you are sure to find quality sleepwear for everyone on your list.

sleepwear at Walmart makes great gifts

As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I’ve received compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Give the Gift of Airwick this Holiday Season

As we get closer to Christmas, I am on the lookout for easy ways to give beautiful and thoughtful gifts. The AirWick “Good To Be Home” collection is an exclusive line of candles at Walmart and would be perfect in the center of any gift basket or box for any candle-lover.

AirWick gift box

Here’s what you’ll need to create this lovely gift box:

Each of the three Tao Holiday candles
Candle lighter
Candle Wick cutter
Gift box
Gift name tag
Ribbon
Tissue Paper

Air Wick Enchanted Holiday

AirWick “Good To Be Home” Tao Holiday candles come in glass jars with a beautiful mirrored cap. What I love most, besides the wonderful scents, is that the branded labels easily peel off to fit into any home’s decor. These elegant candles are available in your local Walmart and on Walmart.com for just $4.98 each.

As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I’ve received compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Give the Gift of an Indoor Garden {AeroGarden Review Part 1}

My parents have a beautiful garden, full of everything from fruit trees to cherry tomatoes and pickling cucumbers. I, however, did not inherit their green thumbs. I have tried to keep flowers and plants alive, and even planted an herb garden, but I have no luck with any thing that grows in dirt.

Fortunately our newest little seedlings are not growing in dirt! The boys and I have “planted” parsley, dill and basil in our new Miracle-Gro AeroGarden 3SL, an extraordinary soil-free indoor garden that grows plants 5 times faster than soil!  The Miracle-Gro AeroGarden 3SL is the newest and thinnest garden yet, but just like the larger models, plants grow in water, nutrients and air. AeroGarden Indoor Garden It’s super easy to set up and “plant” the pods. It’s also supposed to be foolproof (perfect for me!) and 100 percent guaranteed. Here’s what else we’re loving about our new AeroGarden:

The Design
It fits perfectly on our bar top, in perfect view for the kiddos to check on daily.

High Performance Grow Light
It’s like automated sunshine, making it possible to grow veggies and herbs anywhere in our home, no matter the season.

Pre-Seeded Pods
A free Gourmet Herb Seed Pod Kit is included with every garden. We received Basil, Dill and Parsley. All we had to do was drop the pre-seeded pods into the Bowl & Grow Deck. We also received a kit with three types of salad lettuce, which we will grow next! Chives, Mint, Cilantro, cherry tomatoes, chili peppers, petunias and more are also available. (My kids want to grow flowers!)

NASA-Tested Hydroponics
Way cool, right?! The plants will grow in water and air using specially formulated liquid nutrients. No herbicides or pesticides.

Smart Controls and Reminders
No need for me to do anything until reminded! It’s kind of been a “plant and forget” kinda project – the best kind for me (especially around the Holidays)!

I’ll post our little garden’s progress in a couple of weeks, so stay tuned!

The AeroGarden 3SL is “Only at Walmart” this holiday season. The product will be available in 1,880 Walmart stores (find a store near you) and at Walmart.com. Priced at only $49.97, the AeroGarden 3SL makes a great gift for anyone like me!

As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I’ve received compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

A Few of our Favorite Things – A Holiday Gift Guide

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1. Monkey Pod Games
starting at $3
Monkey Pod has created a huge variety of wooden brainteasers, puzzles, and family games. All  beautiful hand made puzzles and games are both fun and educational! These games can be used for a great family night, some of which build mathematical awareness as well as social and analytical skills.  

2. Pictopia – Family Trivia Game: Disney Edition
$17.99
Discover playful trivia spanning decades of Disney magic, from animated classics and blockbuster movies, to television hits and dazzling theme park destinations. This game blends the best of two worlds – family time and Disney magic!  It’s a gem of teamwork, with a competitive twist. Along the way, are guess-my-answer questions that reveal how much you know about the other players, while testing your Disney knowledge.

3. Glee Gum Chewing Gum Kit
$12.95
The perfect gift for inspiring fun family time – this make your own chewing game kit will become a chemistry lesson y’all can chew on! This kit provides all you need to create delicious treats using all-natural ingredients.

4. Star Wars Face Off Dice Game
$9.99
It’s Jedi against Sith. Who will win this imaginative game of dice? Grab the collectible dice cup featuring back-to-back sculpted visages of Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker and let the dice roll! Rack up points rolling special combos of heroes Han Solo, Chewbacca, R2-D2 and Luke. Or, “Go Sith” and steal the win using the dark side of the Force! Everything fits in the cup, so take it anywhere. Even a galaxy far, far away!

5. Star Wars Force Grab Game
$14.99
This fact-action family game promotes memory and quick reflexes, all while encouraging physical dexterity. Fifteen authentic, sculpted pieces from the Star Wars movie are dropped on the table, landing every which way. Can you be the first to see when the objects’ positions match the images on a card? Is R2-D2 on his back? Is the TIE Fighter right-side-up? See a match and grab fast to score! It’s a wild, everyone-play-at-the-same-time game that will twist your mind and test your reaction time like never before!
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Pumpkin Cake

Ingredients
2 cups fresh pumpkin puree (or 1-16 oz can of Libby’s Pumpkin Puree)
2 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 beaten eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup finely chopped walnuts, optional

Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Beat pumpkin, sugar, oil and vanilla in a large mixing bowl.
3. Add eggs and mix well.
4. Combine dry ingredients, except nuts (if using) and gradually add to pumpkin mixture,
beating until well blended.
5. Fold in nuts.
6. Pour into a greased 9 x 13 inch baking pan/dish.
7. Bake for 35- 40 minutes or until center tests done.
8. Cool completely before frosting.

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

Ingredients
1-8oz package cream cheese
6 tablespoons softened butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 3/4-2 cups confectioner’s sugar
3 teaspoons milk
chopped walnuts (optional)

Instructions
1. Beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla until smooth.
2. Gradually add sugar and mix until well combined and smooth.
3. Add milk and beat until frosting is the spreading consistency you desire.
4. Frost cake and sprinkle with chopped nuts if you like.
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1. Burt’s Bees gift set
starting at $3.45
Give the gift of natural, with Burt’s Bees holiday gifts. Pamper someone special on your list naturally, with the Burt’s Bees.

2. Glee Gum
starting at $1
Glee Gum is all natural chewing gum made with sustainably harvested rainforest chicle. It comes in SIX great flavors: cinnamon, peppermint, tangerine, bubblegum, spearmint, and triple berry. Glee Gum is a healthy alternative to synthetic chewing gum and bubble gum.

3. ChapStick Total Hydration
$2.99
ChapStick Total Hydration 3 in 1 Lipcare moisturizes, renews, and transforms to help maintain younger, healthier looking lips. Moisturizes: It contains a botanical moisturizing complex and it helps keep lips moisturized for up to 8 hours. Renews: It contains botanical oils known to be rich in omegas 3/6/9. Transforms: Helps improve the damaged appearance of skin, helping your lips appear healthier and more youthful.
Available only at Target.

4. Are You Kidding? Socks
$15 for 3-pack
For Kids and designed by kids this company designs socks that “make you look cool!” With socks ranging creatively from socks with eye balls to socks with every color imagined this is definitely a fun stocking stuffer.

5. iFrogz TadPole Mini Speaker
$12.99
The iFrogz Tadpole is the ultra-small, super-portable solution to mobile Bluetooth music. It delivers big sound from a mini speaker, and with its ability to clip onto keys, purses, belts, and more, the Tadpole brings the party where no speaker has gone before. Its lithium polymer battery can power up to two hours of continuous play and a simple micro USB charging port makes recharging a snap. And with a variety of fresh colors to choose from, there’s a Tadpole that’s perfect for every style.

6. WOW Spill Free Cup
$9.99
Wow Kids drinkware is enjoyed by toddlers starting at 12 months and to kids of all ages. The Wow Kids® cup is a multi-function spill free cup that provides for an effective & healthy alternative to a sippy and straw cup. The Wow cup is a Norton household favorite as it has greatly minimized spills.

7. The Easy Patch
$9
With a kiddo that is always ripping his jeans the Easy Patch takes your ripped, destroyed and distressed jeans to a new level. Easy Patches go on the inside, peeking out giving an extended life to jeans and repair the rips easily with a no sew application.

8. Paul Frank Accessories
starting at $4.88
Paul Frank clothing and accessories are perfect for the young and young at heart. From PJ’s, socks, and graphic tees, to wallets, watches and more, you are sure to find the perfect something for the teen on your list.

For the Kids


For the Kids photo forthekids_zpscbc692d4.jpg  1. Strider Balance Bike
starting at $69
The Strider Balance Bike will help kiddos as young as 18 months old learn to ride a bike. Without the distractions and complications of pedals or training wheels, your little guy can focus on the fundamentals of balancing, leaning, and steering. Timmy will be graduating to a two-wheel bike with pedals soon, but loves his Strider bike!

2. Philips/Disney SoftPals
starting at $24.97
SoftPals are the cutest little friends to accompany a child through the night. Mickey or Minnie provide a relaxing ambience for bedtime reading and the bed-time ritual. They are safe to play with during playtime too!

3. Pictopia – Family Trivia Game: Disney Edition
$17.99
Discover playful trivia spanning decades of Disney magic, from animated classics and blockbuster movies, to television hits and dazzling theme park destinations. This game blends the best of two worlds – family time and Disney magic!  It’s a gem of teamwork, with a competitive twist. Along the way, are guess-my-answer questions that reveal how much you know about the other players, while testing your Disney knowledge.

4. Animalz Headphones
starting at $29.99
These super cute and cuddly headphones are perfect for little ones to listen to music or to wear while playing games on their tablets. They put out great sound, are compatible with most portable devices, are extremely durable. With a retractable cable and volume control, you can rest easy knowing these headphones are perfectly safe.

5. God Made Light, by Matthew Paul Turner
$14.99
This charming and beautifully illustrated book celebrates God’s gift of light. From shimmering stars in the sky to warm sunny days to the light that God puts inside each and every one of us, God Made Light is a colorful, rhythmic, and imaginative celebration of God creating light that will inspire readers of all ages to believe.

6. Snakepodia
$15.11
Snakeopedia tells the whole story of these amazing creatures. From the enormous Green Anaconda to the tiny Zootaxa, the book includes hundreds of snakes and all 12 families. You an learn about identifying features, habitats, their dangerous venom, how they can swallow such large prey, and unusual snake behaviors. Along the way, colorful callouts offer tons of cool facts.

7. Ella’s Kitchen Cookbooks
$13.99
With over 100 easy, delicious and reliable recipes Ella’s Kitchen is packed with clever twists, shortcuts and imaginative alternatives and is full of ideas for getting kids involved.

8. Sparkup Magical Book Reader
$39.99
This little device is a great gift for a grandparent, aunt or uncle, or even a parent who may be serving in the military to give a little loved one who may be far away. Clip it on to any picture book and it reads aloud in a pre-recorded voice. You can record the book yourself, in any language, and add your own personal touches; or download professionally recorded stories, complete with sound effects, directly from the Sparkup website.

9. Little Passports Subscription
Choose from three different subscriptions – Early Explorers, World Edition, or USA Edition -and destination-specific packages will then arrive every month filled with letters, souvenirs, activities & more. Perfect for any little adventurer!

10. Lottie Dolls
$19.95
Be bold, be brave, be you!
Lottie has been purposefully designed under expert guidance, to both look and dress as a regular child – a childlike body shape, no make-up, jewelry or high-heels. Lottie also has the ability to stand on her own two feet, in both a very literal and metaphorical sense. Lottie is fun and educational; an affordable, aspirational ‘pro girl’ doll.

11. US Maps Puzzle
$54.64
With 44 Removable puzzle pieces, that can be kept in storage drawer on the side, your little one can identify the state, capital and a fun fact for all 50 states. Includes fun facts for the American Flag and the Statue of Liberty.

12. Paul Frank Golf Set
$140.20
Put a smile on your child’s face and make golf fun with this handsome Paul Frank Jr. Golf Set. Designed for the beginner player, with club heads that are lighter and more flexible shafts to help the developing player get the ball up in the air with ease. This set is a huge hit with our boys!

13. Beados
$17.96
On several hot lists for the holidays, Beados is sure to please! These magic beads join together with just a spray of water, meaning no mess, no glue, and no heat. Your little artisit can create cute, fun designs in three easy steps – Choose a character design, use the Pod Pen and template to make the design and then spray with water.

14. Lullaby Light Up Pillow
$34.99
Who doesn’t love snuggly pillows and blankets? The Lullaby Light Up Pillow brings the best of both and includes a nightlight AND lullabies to sweeten the deal!

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1. “It’s a Small World” Singing Doll (Mexico, shown)
starting at $29.99
Celebrate memories made with the new collection of dolls inspired by Walt Disney’s classic Fantasyland attraction and one of the best-known Disney tunes of all time, ”It’s a Small World,” Listen to each doll sing in native language and in English. Anyone on your list can close your eyes, enjoy the music, and imagine the happiest place on earth.

2. Disney Minnie Mouse “Miss Minnie” Sequin Hoodie & Pants Set
$44
Kohls Baby Original and the Disney Jumping beans collection is a must have for your next Disney adventure. Disney themed merchandise are easy to be found on a budget at Kohls.

3. Birnbaum’s Walt Disney World Travel Guide Collection
$8.85
A MUST for any family traveling to Disney in 2015. An easy read for all that includes a complete restaurant roundup, the most accurate information on prices, changes, and new attractions for 2015. Even a pre-teen can love the kid addition as they read and plan the next Disney dream.

4. Hot Topic Favorites

Cinderella Teapot
If you are a fan of a cup of tea and Disney stories such as Cinderella you will enjoy this 35 ounce ceramic teapot. This teapot has Cinderella story characters and a “Cinderella’s Carriage” inspiration. Let the tea party begin.

Black faux thigh high tights with The Lion King inspired design
In the mood for a brave and wild statement? Nothing says wild like these Lion King one size fits most tights. These are fun and festive gift for any Lion King lover.

Olaf Zip hoodie
Don’t stay Frozen this winter. Warm up anyone in this adorable unisex Olaf design. It can be purchased in junior sizes by all that love warm hugs.

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1. Ipsy – Beauty “Glam Bag” Monthly Subscription
$10/month, free shipping
Ipsy Glam Bags are personalized just for you! You will take a Beauty Quiz when you sign up and each month you can submit reviews to help Ipsy match items to you for your following Glam Bags. Ipsy Glam Bags include plenty of sparkle to satisfy any beauty lover.

2. Carry Love Tote by TWELVElittle
$145
Lightweight, durable and soft, the quilted Carry Love Tote is not only the perfect diaper bag, but it is also an easy everyday tote overall. Its water resistant, has plenty of pockets, and includes a neon changing pad.

3. Skin Cleansing System Facial Brush & Body Care Kit
$35
Any gal on your list will love this water-resistant body brush. This Professional Skin Care System by ToiletTree Products is an advanced daily cleansing tool that helps polish away dull skin and gently exfoliates away impurities that traditional cleansing leaves behind. The result? Wonderfully cleaner, softer, radiant looking skin. It includes 4 different heads – Large Body Brush, Soft Face Brush, Regular Face Brush and Pumice Stone.

4. ESSIO Aromatherapy Shower Kit
$44.99
This fabulous shower kit turns your shower in to a spa. The kit includes an ESSIO shower arm and 3 essential oil pods: Breathe, Passion, and Unwind. Each pod lasts 4 showers on average, bringing the power of essential oils to your shower. The oil pods contain no harsh chemicals, synthetics, or additives.

5. Susi D. Jewelry – Green Quartz Necklace
$69
This dazzling necklace is handmade in the USA and is available in sterling silver or 14k gold. It has a extra long 34” chain. It comes in a beautiful gift box, so all the hard work is done for you with this one and the gal in your life will be thrilled! Susi D. has many beautiful pieces from which to choose, so be sure to take a look!

6. Holiday Whipped Hand Cream Gift Pack
$24
Made with only the finest ingredients, these limited edition holiday hand creams will leave your loved ones smiling and nurtured this holiday season. Surprise your host, best friends and co-workers with the decadent, lightly scented organic and gluten-free hand creams that will remind them of how much you care every time they use them. Each package comes wrapped with a bow and a gift tag.

7. Pure Natural Diva POLISHED Organic Sugar Scrub
$45
This divine botanical sugar scrub smooths all the lumpy, bumpy, rough and scaly parts, while the rich oils sooth and treat damaged skin. DIVA lingers on your skin, with a delicious, soulful, sultry and mysterious scent. Perfect for any gal on your list.

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1. SOL REPUBLIC Tracks Air Wireless Headphones
$145
On the road or roaming the home, Tracks Air delivers wired sound wirelessly, with a range of up to 150 feet. Powered by wireless A2 Sound Engines, Tracks Air provides powerful sound with clear highs and detailed deep bass. Get 15 hours of playtime!
Tracks Air now comes with 100-day Money Back Guarantee, so headphone wearers can go from 0 to 100% Wireless with nothing to hold them back.

2. Mantry
starting at $85
Mantry is the#1 food gift for men that brings months of surprise and excitement to any food lover. Each Mantry includes 6 full size artisan food products delivered to their door. Packed in a Handmade Wooden Crate and custom Manual detailing product stories and recipes.

3. California Wine Club
starting at $39.95
Each month two award-winning wines are hand-select and shipped to members along with Uncorked, our beautiful guide to the winery. Uncorked includes details and tasting notes on the wines, wine tips and insight to California’s wine scene. Memberships also include a Personal Wine Consultant and savings of up to 50% off normal retail prices on reorders! All wines are 100% guaranteed. Join for yourself and pay-as-you-go or send a prepaid gift of any length to someone special.

4. Star Wars R2D2 Tie Clip and Cuff Links
starting at $33.95
Everyone has a Star Wars fan on their list, so why not gift him with some fun Star Wars themed novelty items? The tie clip and cuff links (sold separately) come packaged in a Limited Edition Collectors Storage Box. These great pieces are also available as Darth Vader and Storm Troopers

5. Citizen Disposable eCigar
$29.99
NO SMOKE, NO SMELL, NO GUILT!
Citizen eCigars are not only smooth tasting, ultra cool, hip, chic, and edgy but they look and feel just like traditional tobacco cigars. The guy on your list can just take a few puffs and put their e-Cigar away for later. Citizen eCigars are ready to go, right out of the package and are available in rich, bold Cuban and Vanilla flavors. Each eCigar is equivalent to 8-10 traditional tobacco cigars and require no assembly and no recharging.

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1. Love Like Crazy, by Megan Squires
$7.15
“A revised fairytale. A new kind of love story. But then again, that might just be plain crazy.” This endearing story of two young people who were meant to find each other, is one that is sure to capture any young heart. Megan Squires is a fantastic story-teller, keeping her stories wrought with sexual chemistry all while keeping it PG. Love Like Crazy is a beautiful story of young love. Pick up a copy for yourself and someone special on your list.

2. Paul Frank goodies
starting at $4.88
Paul Frank clothing and accessories are perfect for the young and young at heart. From PJ’s, socks, and graphic tees, to wallets, watches and more, you are sure to find the perfect something for the teen on your list.

3. The Zen Drawing Pack
$15.88
For any level of artist, from a beginner with little talent to an illustration expert, The Zen Drawing Pack is not about making perfect pictures, it is about the experience of drawing, finding inspiration, and connecting to the world around you.

4. Virtual Reality Viewer
$25.95
Inspired by Google Cardboard, this affordable, easy-to-assemble kit from DODOcase is truly amazing. Fly through the Grand Canyon. Explore London from your living room. Create your own 360-degree photo spheres and watch videos on an immersive screen. Kit includes everything you need to start exploring 3D applications and videos with your smartphone. All that is needed is a smartphone to unleash the power of virtual reality!

5. Wishbone Bracelet
$47
This beautiful bracelet is handmade in the USA and is available in sterling silver or 14k gold. It has an adjustable 7.5 inch chain and a lobster clasp. It comes in a beautiful gift box, so all the hard work is done for you with this one and the gal in your life will be thrilled! Susi D. has many beautiful pieces from which to choose, so be sure to take a look!

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One of my favorite Christmas traditions is wrapping gifts while watching the Sound of Music. This is a fairly new tradition, but started when I use to wrap Christmas gifts for my grandmother.  Now that I am a mom to 3, my Christmas wrapping chores have grown to include not only my Christmas list full of friends and family I love but also every teacher, friend, and person they love.

My heart melted when my children suggested we actually wrap brown paper packages tied with string last year instead of dollar store paper.  The thought had never dawned on me. Brown paper is economical but can also let us put on our creative hats and share in a Christmas craft.  Thanks to Elmer’s glue we even embellished our presents.  Here is how.

Supplies 
Doilies
Brown Paper (a roll can be found at about any craft store or post office for around $2)
Elmer’s spray glue
Tape
Brown String

Directions
Step One: Cut paper to size. Wrap gift tightly.
Step Two:  Crease corners of boxes for a clean look.
Step Three:  Fold under paper edges and mount end of paper with corner of box instead of middle for a more seamless look.
Step Four:  Lightly fold but do not crease doilies.
Step Five:  Cut center out of folded doily so the doily looks like a C when folded and a O when unfolded.
Step Six:  Prepare doily to corner package. (As seen in picture) You may need to trim doilie or cut it to give an illusion of it fully circling a corner of your package.
Step Seven:  Away from package on a flat surface spray the flat side of doily with Elmer’s adhesive spray in a can.
Step Eight:  Using sticky surface down place doily in place.  Secure with an old book or hold until dry.
Step Nine: Tie Paper packages with string, label, and enjoy the gift of giving.

This is a very economic, but classy, way to wrap gifts for your loved ones. I spent more on Christmas cards this year than wrapping supplies.  The opportunities are endless to decorate brown paper.  Let your creative spirit be your guide this holiday season.

~Elizabeth

For more Elmer’s Inspired Craft Projects visit http://elmers.com/projects/

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1. Wellness Oils Mini Collection
$44.75
Protect yourself and your loved ones during the cold, harsh weather with these potent essential oils. Full of antioxidants, they can purify the air when diffused and support the immune system. Your family and friends will thrive with these three 5-ml bottles of essential oil— Citrus Fresh, Ravintsara, and Thieves.

2. Home Diffuser
$67.50
Young Living’s new Home Diffuser, with its rose-inspired design, combines a humidifier, air purifier, atomizer, and aromatherapy diffuser into one simple-to-use product that safely releases essential oils into the air to eliminate odors and create a relaxing atmosphere. Its ultrasonic technology breaks any mixture of essential oils and water into millions of microparticles, disperses them into the air, and activates the powerful plant constituents found in Young Living essential oils. Custom designed with ambient light control, and alternating 30-second on/off and continuous run settings, Young Living’s Home Diffuser can transform any space into a spa-like atmosphere. The Home Diffuser comes with free 5-ml bottles of Peppermint and Tangerine essential oil blends.

3. Roll On Collection
$42.25
These powerful oils are ready to use in these convenient roll-on bottles! This limited edition collection provides a calm in days of distress and soothes with each breath. Someone special is waiting to unwrap the benefits of these two 10-ml roll-on bottles of essential oil blends—Breathe Again and Stress Away – two of my personal favorites!

4. Thieves Mints
$12.75
Include the cool, invigorating taste of Thieves Mints in any stocking or gift basket. The sugar-free ingredients include the power of Thieves and Peppermint essential oils, providing a healthy alternative to freshen the breath.

5. Ningxia Red Chrome Gift Set
$67.75
The whole room will fill with excitement when that lucky someone opens this beautiful commemorative 20th Anniversary carrying case to reveal a bottle of powerful NingXia Red in an exquisite chromed-glass bottle and two NingXia shot glasses. In addition, he or she will be among the very first to experience Red Shot, a new blend of Tangerine, Mandarin, Lime, Grapefruit, Cassia, and Spearmint essentials oils found only in this kit. A 15 ml bottle of Peppermint essential oil and Mary Young’s exclusive 20th anniversary CD, Creating Something to Believe In, top off this rare celebratory collection.

6. Bon Voyage Travel Pack
$55
These travel-sized toiletries make Bon Voyage convenient as well as compact—a perfect size for carry-ons or handbags offering your loved one a complete collection of personal care essentials when they go on the road. They won’t want to live home without it!

Tech Gadgets photo TechGadgets_zpsf4df9a66.jpg  1. MisFit Shine – Activity and Sleep Monitor
$90.86
Shine is my favorite activity tracker. It keeps record of running, walking, cycling, swimming (up to 50 meters deep) and other sports. The Misfit app then takes all of your hard work and turns that data into easy to read charts. Seeing your daily stats like steps, calories, distance and sports activities help you visualize where you’re headed and help you get to where you want to be. Shine’s long-lasting battery and automatic wireless syncing mean you’ll worry less about charging and more about staying active. Shine can be worn anywhere and for any occasion. Dress it up or dress it down, but don’t forget to wear it when you sleep – it’ll track your sleep patterns, too!

2. Monueual Rydis
$190.34
With the power of the UV-C lamp, vibration pad, and 600W Motor power, this powerful vacuum cleaner helps remove bacteria and allergens. It sanitizes bedding, sofa and cushions, carpets, and clothes. Thanks to a wide suction hole and powerful motor suction, this is the perfect solution for helping to remove dust and mites. The high-efficiency filter captures particles and is easy to clean while the lavender air freshener cartridge jumpstarts your home for a clean living experience. A perfect gift idea for anyone who wants to keep their home clean.

3. Bell’O Headphones
$30.86
These affordable headphones will be a hit with anyone who loves their music! Compatible with most devices, the tangle-free fabric covered cable stays out of the way and offers a multi-function controller with microphone. Timmy and I can both attest to the comfort that these soft headphones offer – they fit well on both the young and not-so-young alike.

4. Une Bodine Charge Stand
$34.95
Une Bobine is a flexible and eclectic stand, sync, and charge cable for your iPhone or iPod Touch. The cable can be flexed in different positions, coiled, wrapped around objects, allowing your device to be put in many positions suitable for FaceTime, photography and videography – It holds your phone steady and looks very cool doing so. (Also available for Android devices.)

5. Punk Wireless Buetooth Speaker
$69.99
This small speaker is more than meets the eye – this powerful little thing delivers powerful and fearless sound. Water, dust, and shock residence makes the Punk Speaker even better than you could imagine.

6. NomadKey
$29
An everyday portable charging cable for all your gift recipients Apple Lightning devices that’s there when they need it, and out of their way when they don’t. NomadKey fits seamlessly onto a keychain so there are no more worries about finding cables or dealing with tangled cords. The compact size is perfect for travelers, commuters, students, and adventurers.

7. Hub It Sync and Charge Station
$82
For any tech junky, this super fast sync and charge station will be perfect. It charges up to 10 times faster than a standard 2.0 USB, and can charge up to 7 devices at once.

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1. California Wine Club
starting at $39.95
Each month two award-winning wines are hand-select and shipped to members along with Uncorked, our beautiful guide to the winery. Uncorked includes details and tasting notes on the wines, wine tips and insight to California’s wine scene. Memberships also include a Personal Wine Consultant and savings of up to 50% off normal retail prices on reorders! All wines are 100% guaranteed. Join for yourself and pay-as-you-go or send a prepaid gift of any length to someone special.

2. Oversized Wine Glass Cork Holder
$39.95
This tall, oversized wine glass holds hundreds of bottle corks, but could also be used to hold candy, change, and more. Perfect for the bar or any wine enthusiasts’ home and is sure to spark endless conversation.

3. Rabbit Aerating Pourer
$19.69
The Rabbit Aerating Pourer is the first easy, uncomplicated way to aerate wine. This aerating pourer inserts easily into bottleneck; no decanter needed. Watch wine swirl through the aerator before it reaches the glass, improving flavor and bouquet; no need to wait for wine to breathe. Each aerating pourer separates for hand washing and stores in it’s own case.

4. Pacific Rim Riesling
Riesling simply is the most versatile, complex and food-friendly of all the noble grapes. Anyone who enjoys discovering new wines and inspiring their palate, will agree that Riesling is the ideal wine. Riesling’s crisp, vibrant characteristics are a fresh alternative to heavier, oak-laden white wines. There’s no end to Riesling’s versatility.

5. How To Host a Wine Tasting Party
$21.45
A wine tasting party is fun and educational for everyone from novices to sophisticated wine drinkers. Within this all-inclusive kit are the elements to be a terrific host, including cloth wine bottle covers, tasting score pads, 2 information packed cheat sheets, and an entertaining book that introduces you to the ins and outs of tasting wine in a comfortable, festive, social setting your own home.

6. Borracha Wine Decanter
$34
Inspired by the Erlenmeyer flask, used in laboratories for centuries; this substantial, industrial design is styled to fit any wine lovers’ table whether its for a spontaneous gathering or every day dining. The measurement table ensures you pour the perfect glass every time.

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