Sunday, November 30, 2014 Aluminum Photo Ornament #Giveaway

Aluminum Ornament from
Prices start at $24.99 and the design you create is on the front and the back!

Finding the perfect photo gift is now made easy with They have everything from ornaments, to mugs, to pillows...and they have more uncommon things like photo wrapping paper and aluminum photo sheets, both of which I will be reviewing (and giving away!!) soon.

Today I'm reviewing the custom aluminum ornament they offer, in either a 3" x 2" rectangle or a 2.375" x 3" rectangle. Either ornament can have up to SIX pictures on it, and the design prints on both the front and the back.

I toyed around with who to gift this ornament too (personalized ornaments always make such good Christmas gifts!) and opted for my son and his wife. Many of you know they had a baby girl in 2013, and she has quickly become the apple of all of our eyes. Not near as exciting as our little sweet baby girl, but still pretty cool, my son also purchased a DSLR camera about a year ago, and he and his wife are getting pretty good at using it. One day on a beach visit they took this year, they played with the camera a bit and got two photos that I really loved. I decided to use those to make the ornament.

This is a copy of the actual page I was working on to create my ornament.
This is with no background, but you can see the many edit options available to you.

This was one of the many backgrounds you could choose from.
I chose to write the year on mine.

When you are creating the ornament, you can move the pictures anywhere you want them to go, which is so much nicer than a standard template that just won't budge.  You can also choose from a multitude of backgrounds. I finally decided on the black because I thought it lent an elegance that I don't usually go for in my ornament selections (I generally opt for 'cute').

This is the final ornament...the design is on the front and the back.
The red string comes with it for hanging.

I couldn't be more pleased with how the ornament turned out, and it's already in the mail on the way to my son's home. There is no doubt at all that they are going to love it. I know I do.

Take a look around and see all of the wonderful items they have for you to make out of your precious photos.  You can also follow them on Facebook and/or Twitter.

Don't forget to check back next week for a photo wrapping paper (cool right?) and aluminum panel giveaway that and I collaborated on as well. You're not going to want to miss those!

One lucky winner gets an ornament to call their own. US entrants only.
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

FabKids Would Be a Great Gift Subscription Idea!

Disclosure: I received an outfit to help facilitate the subscription review. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

Yesterday I told my youngest to suit up we were going out. He put on his new FabKids outfit, and we were off! FabKids is a monthly subscription service, with no obligation to buy, for children's clothing. Founded in part by famous actress, Christina Applegate, the clothing line is cool, funky, and fresh. ;) It's also high quality and holds up, wash after wash. With Christmas on the way, I have to say: If you're looking for a useful and fun gift idea, won't you consider a FabKids subscription? How fun would it be to know you were giving someone a new outfit each and every month?

The subscription service itself work very easily. You take a quiz when you sign up, to help match outfits to your tastes and needs. That being said, you are free to purchase as little or as much as you want, or nothing at all. Each  month you will be charged the price of one outfit, which means you will have one credit on your account to purchase an outfit of choice. You can make the purchase whenever you want to, but it's paid for on a certain day each month, unless you note that you do not want to be charged for the month. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy.

Multi-Striped Hooded Shirt
from the FabKids
Cargo Snowboarder Outfit

Back to our little trip, but first we took a picture for the review. This shirt is part of the Cargo Snowboarder Outfit. It is 100% cotton, which means it's very comfy. It has a nice, roomy cut and falls below the waist. It also has a hood, and hoods make my son happy. ;)

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Sock It To Me! Sock Giveaway!

Disclosure: I received sample products to help facilitate the review. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

Bees Knees knee high socks & Kaleidoscope knee high socks.

We just received socks from Sock it to Me! Have you heard of them? They sell socks of all shapes and sizes, fun designs, colors, and styles. There's a lot of fun to be had in a pair of cool looking socks, and with over 200 different sock designs, you're sure to find a pair you love!

Friday, November 7, 2014

#OrnamentsAndMore 'Tis the Season of Giving with #Giveaway!

Disclosure: I received a credit at the store to help facilitate the review. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

Ornaments and More has these great, personalized ornaments that you just know you (or whoever you are giving them to) are going to love! There's certainly no lack of variety in the ornaments offered, and when you see some of the prices, you're going to be doubly loving them too!

Cute Claydough Elf
On sale for $5.50!

In our house, we bring out the Elf each season for the kids. It's a tradition that they love (finding the elf is fun!). The elf also brings the kids a gift once a year, just something little... like a stuffed Grinch, or a DVD. This year, at some point, the elf will be bringing the ornament pictured above to our youngest. It's non-breakable and has his name on it (and the year). It's high quality, cute as can be, and can be purchased on the website for $5.50!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

75 Years of Fun: Polaroid

Disclosure: I received product compensation to help facilitate the review. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

When I was a small child (thankfully, we're not going to discuss how long ago that was), my grandfather got my grandmother a Polaroid camera for Christmas. I remember she was so tickled she let out a little happy squeal (bonus points to gramps!). For years afterwards, if there was a special moment, she'd go grab her Polaroid. Everyday moments got the 110 camera (ha, see that does date me!) but special ones got the Polaroid, so whoever was there could instantly take home a picture too.