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6 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For that Special Someone

February 8, 2013 5 Comments

Gift Ideas for Valentine's DayAre you still looking for something to get for your loved one on Valentine’s Day? Or maybe you are just wanting to buy a great gift for yourself (because we all deserve a gift to ourselves every now and again). Either way, I wanted to let you know about some great products that could make some awesome gifts. I am also working on gathering my favorite homemade gifts and I will be continuously adding products to my Gift Guide.


Personalized Video Love Letter

Make a Free Video

Here’s a great personal gift that you can make for FREE! Animoto allows you to upload pictures and video clips, add them to a styled video, select music and add your own text. I have been playing around with the site a little bit and next week I will share more thoughts on it, as well as a video I am putting together. Until then, view this sample Valentine’s Day video. It is super cute. Creating an account is free, quick and easy then you can start making your own video.

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BabbaBox Helps Me Spend Fun, Quality Time with My Son

December 12, 2012 5 Comments

BabbaBox ReviewMy three year old is growing into a young little man too fast and is extremely eager to learn new things all the time. His imagination and creativity has exploded the last few months and I am doing everything I can to encourage it. Sometimes it is difficult for me to get quality time with him. However, when my younger two sons manage to take their afternoon nap at the same time, I get some one-on-one time with Ethan. As a busy Mom of three, I don’t always have time to put together new, fun educational projects and that is where BabbaBox comes in.

BabbaBox is a monthly subscription home-delivered box. Each box has a theme and it includes everything needed to create projects and expand the minds of three to six year old kids. Each box contains three products, a book, digital download and a parent gift.

Sun Moon Stars BabbaBox Contents

We received the ‘Sun, Moon, & Stars’ box which included:

  • CREATE: Paper-Mache Glowing Moon
  • CREATE: Star Constellation
  • EXPLORE: Lunar Calendar and Binoculars
  • STORY TELL: ‘Twinkle, Star of the Week‘ Book
  • CONNECT: Digital Content with How-To Play Twinkle Twinkle Little Star on a Digital Piano and a ‘Planet Finder’
  • PARENT GIFT: Star Wine Cork
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Huge List of Gifts & Stocking Stuffers Under $5 Shipped

October 16, 2012 No Comments

Gifts Under $5 on AmazonLooking for new gift ideas? Here is an awesome list of items from Amazon that are ALL UNDER $5 SHIPPED! Remember, prices can change at anytime on Amazon.

These are great little gifts for stockings, gift exchanges and donations!


For Her

For Him


For the Whole Family


(thanks Jamie from alwayssearchingforsavings for this awesome list!)

*HOT DEAL* $2 for a Customized T-Shirt

July 26, 2012 No Comments

Vistaprint is offering personalized t-shirts for just $2! There are over 1400 designs to help you create the perfect shirt. They are available in sizes S-XXL. Personalize shirts are great for gifts, sports events, personal business, and just about anything. Shipping starts at just $4.14. That’s only $6.14 for a personalized custom shirt shipped to your home! What a great deal!

Start making your shirt!

Vistaprint Shirt


FREE 8×10″ Photo Canvas (or $50 off) – Great Father’s Day Gift

June 1, 2012 No Comments

Are you still looking for a great Father’s Day gift? This is one if my favorite deals of all time.

Make a FREE 8×10 Photo Canvas. You just pay shipping which is around $14.95! Or if you want to order a bigger one, get $50 off with FREE Shipping. It is very easy to upload your  picture and order. Even better, the product is high quality!

This would not only make a great Father’s Day gift, it is also a great gift for any occasion, artwork, business logos, and much more. Another great photo/artwork to print on the canvas is a Handprint Flower or Fingerpaint Art.

Get your order in by June 4th to ensure delivery by Fathers Day!

*HOT DEAL* 6ft Custom Banner just $11.99 Shipped

May 24, 2012 No Comments

Surprise someone special with a custom banner! Ink Garden has a HOT DEAL on 6 foot Custom Banners. You can get one shipped for just $11.99 (Banners on sale for $6 and shipping is $5.99). Use code BANNER2012. There are over 80 designs to choice from or create your very own. These are great for birthdays, welcome home parties, baby showers, graduations and just about anything!

Create your banner now! (valid thru 6/22)

Ink Garden Banners

DIY: Decorative Votive Holders from Tissue Paper

March 19, 2012 No Comments

Tissue Paper Votive Holder

I have always heard that tissue paper could give create a stained glass look, but I wasn’t too sure until I tried it out myself. I couldn’t believe how easy it was! This is cheap to make using scrap tissue paper and votive holders that you can get for a dollar or less.

NEED:Votive Holder With Tissue Paper

  • Tissue Paper
  • Elmer’s Glue
  • Votive Holder
  • Large Paint Brush (sponge brush works great)
  • Permanent Marker (optional)


  1. Cut tissue paper into 1″ or smaller squares
  2. Brush a thin layer of glue on about half the votive holder
  3. Randomly place the tissue paper onto the votive holder (on the bottom and top, I let the tissue paper hang off and trimmed when I was complete)
  4. Brush more glue on as you work your way around
  5. After you have covered the holder, brush glue over the whole thing
  6. When glue dries, decorate with permanent marker (optional)

What do you think? I was very impressed how it turned out. It doesn’t even look like tissue paper. I am going to try this on a larger scale when I can get to the store to get a hurricane candle holder.