Gifts for Kids on Etsy #etsyfinds #giftguide #handmade #giftsforchildren

One thing that I love doing every fall is looking for fun and unique gifts for my kiddos on Etsy. You can find some of the neatest things on there from handmade sellers who genuinely care about the quality and care put into their items.


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One thing that I have had my eye on for my eldest is a set of Dinosaur magnets for the fridge. I love how bright and bold these are, and they definitely make playtime in the kitchen more fun.

For O's little cousin who is about a year younger, I try to always find some cool kind of natural wood toy. I'm not sure why, but I love them whether it is a wooden bowling set like the one above, or a logging truck. The craftsmanship that a woodworker puts into their handmade toys is pretty amazing!

You can never go wrong with glitter in my books, so if you take a look through Wish Daisy on Etsy, I assure you that you will not be disappointed. Glitter animals of every kind!

And for itty bitty ones that are just starting to teethe, I recommend putting a few natural teething rings by Alexandra Rose into your babes stocking. Again, expertly made and beautiful!


No matter what handmade gifts you go with, find them on Etsy and keep the handmade movement going strong!
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Fall Hostess Gift Guide #giftguide #thanksgiving

If you're anything like me, when someone hosts a special meal, you make sure to bring the hostess a little something. I mean, they've usually poured a tonne of hours into stressing over the meal, place settings, ambiance and activities, so it's nice to give them a little something to say thank you.

Here's my top 5 hostess gifts for Thanksgiving and Fall celebrations


All of the items above can be found on Etsy, just by searching Hostess Gifts. I was really impressed with the wide selection, and we all know how much I love to support other handmade artisans.

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Honey Soap from Treefort Naturals
Hey Sugar hand stamped spoon from For Such A Time Designs
Arrow cloth napkin set from Viva Sweet Love (my personal favorite from the collection above)
Stone Coasters from The Ends
Beach Lantern from Open Vintage Shutters

Keep your hostess in mind. While the selections above are beautiful, they certainly aren't appropriate for every hostess out there.

Do they like to drink scotch? Wine? Beer? Coffee? Get some nice glasses, or scotch stones for them!
Maybe they are super into health and fitness, and are a runner. Get them an iTunes gift card for new music!

Whatever their interests are, find something unique that you know they will love.
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Sixth Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas for Her #anniversay #giftforher

As we celebrate six years of wedded bliss {or chaos...your pick!} this month, it's time for another mini gift guide...this time gifts for her!

Sixth Anniversary gifts are traditionally iron or candy, and for this girl...that is a-ok! The modern gift for a sixth anniversary is wood, but we did that last year for our fifth so this year I will be focusing on traditional gifts.



I love being creative when it comes to traditional gifts. Our first year was paper, so I got my husband the sheet music from our first dance song. This year is iron...iron...rail way...spikes. Both the rose gold necklace and steel bracelets are a great iron option from Happy Laura Jewelry are not only beautiful, but are incredibly unique. I love the design, both industrial and feminine!

Another great iron option are these wrought iron bracelets from gurly girl. They remind me of an old wrought iron fence, and would look beautiful in a stack of glittery bangles!

As for candy...hello. Get her whatever her favorites are! For me, that's cherry blasters and Strawberry/Grape NERDS.

Happy anniversary, ladies!
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Beautify Your Home with Fine Art Photography by Rebecca Nash #homedecor #mothersday


How are the walls looking around your home? Bare and lifeless? Then you need to take a look at the beautiful photography in Rebecca Nash's etsy shop! It is full of original artwork, prints, and gift items such as a notecards and stationery...all very frame worthy and the cure for your blank walls!

Spring Blossoms by Rebecca Nash Photography
Rebecca has been adding beautiful new photography to her shop, just in time for Spring. Bold and bright colors, macro work, beautiful textures and so much more.

She focuses a great amount of attention to detail with her fine art photography, and the results are just stunning. Having seen a variety of these pieces in person, I can assure you that ordering a print or piece of original artwork for your home is a great investment.

Intimate Captures by Rebecca Nash Photography
 If black and white is more suitable for your home decor, Rebecca Nash Photography has you covered there too! Did you know that she has an ongoing art exhibition called Windows on the War of 1812? These pieces are haunting, and so stunning at the same time. True works of art, and definite conversation pieces for your home.

Waiting by Rebecca Nash Photography
Check our Rebecca Nash Photography! All sales in April and May will be going toward the Ride to Conquer Cancer, where Rebecca herself will be riding 200+km's in support of cancer research!
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Time to Indulge with Shari's Passion Parties #mothersday #giftguide


You've seen Shari's Passion Parties in both the Holiday and Valentine's Gift Guides. Well, she's back again for the Mother's Day edition, and has a really amazing deal for you mama's out there who are in need of a little luxury, TLC and pampering for Mother's Day.

Shari has developed what I think is the perfect massage and pamper spa set for mom's. The set includes...

Soothing Sugar Scrub
Toning Butter
Refeshing Shower Gel
the all NEW Body Whip
and the Super Deluxe Massage set


The best part of this set? If you purchase on Shari's website, and enter in coupon code 4Massage, you get the massage mit for FREE! (a $24.50 value)

A great addition to this set is the Sensuous Spa Soak, and my favorute scent is the Pomegranate Ginger.

To find more massage essentials for some mother's day pampering, check out Shari's Passion Parties website and blog!

Happy pampering!


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Mother's Day #giftguide, live on #Issuu

We are back at it again with a Mother's Day edition to the Sweet Stella's gift guide! Featuring over 14 inspired companies, the gift guide has something for every mom out there.


For the mom who needs a little pampering, there is an exclusive deal from Shari's Passion Parties, a fantastic sale from Aroma Scents Natural Products, manicure essentials from Jamberry Nails and essential oils from Young Living.

Glamorous mom? Look no further than jewelry and accessories by  Amber Bryce Intuitive Jewelry, Love Me Knott Bilton Creations, Baily Belle and G2G by Ron Ostlund Jr.

Is your mom an entrepreneur at heart? Rodan and Fields is launching in Canada this summer, and is now recruiting! A Grande Life is hosting a special BOGO ad space sale to promote your blog and brand!

For the mom who likes an organized and beautiful home, there is gorgeous photography from Rebecca Nash Photography, specials from Thirty One and eco-cleaning options from Enjo.

Or treat your mom to an extra special surprise with a Baskets by Mom gift basket, or Mommy and Me photo session from Da Silva Photos.

Even party mamas are covered with beautiful printable packages from World Wide Party!

Like I said, lots of treats for your mom!! Check out the gift guide today and scoop up the deals!


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The Mother's Day #giftguide is coming!

Looking to promote your business? Here's a great way to reach 7900+ subscribers, and offer something sweet to the mama's out there!


I am looking for companies in the following industries to feature in the gift guide!

Jewelry
Beauty and Skincare
Hair Products
Clothing and Accessories
Cleaning
Home Decor

If your company is in one of those areas, and your target market is moms between the ages of 28-40, let me know! I'd love to feature you!

Previous Editions:
2013 Holiday Gift Guide
2014 Valentine's Gift Guide

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Valentine's Gift Guide Feature: Seacret, #deadsea #mineral #skincare


Have you ever considered what minerals can do for your skin? I mean we take natural supplements for our internal health and wellbeing, as well as vitamins and whatnot, but do you consider what minerals can do for the health of your skin?

Unlike many skincare lines SEACRET'S products were nurtured for centuries before they found their way into your home. Why try to improve upon natural perfection with dangerous chemicals? Seacret carefully follows natures lead and proceeses ingredients with care. For YOU, this means safe products with real results for glowing healthy skin


Where science meets nature, Seacret combines Peptides, Vitamins, Amino Acids, Essential Oils, many Anti-Oxidants and Dead Sea Minerals into their age-defying formula to regenerate your skin cells and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for mature skin.

Also available are luxurious body butters and creams, foot creams and scrubs, and even mineral rich shampoos and conditioners for your beautiful hair.

Clarify and replenish with Seacret!


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Valentine's Gift Guide Feature: Custom Iced #bakery #ldnont


Have you ever had a sugar cookie that was just too good to be true? Well, I have and it came from Custom Iced, owned and operated by Claire Jackson, in Ilderton, Ontario. It was sugary and sweet, with the right about of buttery goodness...{mouth watering yet??}

This small batch bakery is whipping up delicious goodies...everything from custom designed cupcakes with handmade fondant toppers to beautiful cakes for first birthday cake smash photography sessions!


Claire's attention to detail and excellent customer service is getting her rave reviews! Check out these hand sculpted Minion fondant toppers!



She also specilazes in snowstopping pieces, like this giant cupcake that has been iced with flowers of all different colors. This is my personal favorite!



How fun would that be for a tea party, baby or bridal shower?! I love it!

To check out more of Claire's work, you can find Custom Iced on Facebook and on her website.



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Valentine's Gift Guide #valentine #giftsforher #giftguide

It's here! It's here!! It's finally here!

The Valentine's Gift Guide is here, and there are so many great promos, discounts and deals from really beautiful companies in it, that you won't want to miss a page!


Over the next couple of weeks, I will be featuring some of the amazing companies in the Gift Guide, talking about their products, services and why they are so amazing.

Need to send it to your honey and tell him which page your gift is on? Here's the direct link.

Happy Valentine's Day!

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Gift Guide Featurette: Plantronics


Have a techie on your Christmas list this year? Look no further than Plantronics!

With options for lifestyle, work and office, Plantronics is an awesome resource for tech gifts this Christmas.

The Back Beat 2.0 wireless ear buds are a great option for work out enthusiats and runners. No more messing with cords, wrapping them through your shirt or around your iPod. The BackBeat 2.0 wireless earbuds are small, lightweight and even come with a charging case, which makes them a great option for travelling as well! I often wear mine when I am in my studio painting and don't want to fiddle with cords or risk them running through my paintings!






For mompreneurs and those on the go, the Voyageur Legend UC makes the perfect gift.


This awesome bluetooth device offers superior call management and connects to PC, mobile, SYNC, and tablet! So versatile and such a smart device. It also responds to voice commands and alerts, which means no more messing with buttons and missing calls!

Whatever the techie gift need on your Christmas list, Plantonics has you covered!

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post.


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Gift Guide Featurette: Noogle, kid inspired graphic design


Noogle is your one stop shop on Etsy for party printables, childrens room decor and wall art, and learning activities such as flash cards and busy bags! Created by Shannon, busy working-mom to a toddler, with the philosophy that learning and partying should be, well, fun, Noogle is focused on providing quality, creative items for whatever your need.

I have personally ordered party invitations, tent cards for our food buffet, and signs for the front door and have never been disappointed in what we have received. Each item is printed and cut with precision, packaged with care and delivered well before my deadline.

Shannon also takes extra time to work with you to ensure that your designs are perfect. Check out this pirate party invitation that she designed for Owen 3rd birthday party.

Noogle also offers digital design and printables so that you can print at home, or at your desired printer. If you're in a time crunch, this option is really awesome. For our Halloween party, I wanted to send out a quick email invite, so I had Shannon whip up a spooky, creepy design. She did a fantastic job and all of our guests were impressed.

As a special treat for you.....


If you don't see it in the shop, or have a specific idea in mind, just send Shannon a Convo and she can create whatever it is that will fit with your event, children's room, or party!

Happy holidays from Noogle!

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