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MY M&M’S Makes Every Celebration Sweeter

by Jennifer Wieland
MY M&M’S Makes Every Celebration Sweeter

I love having things that stand out in a crowd. Things that make people stop and ask where did you get this? I like the unique, fun and interesting things in the world. MY M&M’S is one of my favorite things to use to wow guests, family or friends. Haven’t heard of MY M&M’S yet? Don’t worry because I’m going to share all the details with you on how to make all of your celebrations extra special. My M&Ms combines the world’s most loved chocolate with your own personalization to make any celebration sweeter like Valentine’s Day, Birthdays and Weddings.

MY M&M’S Makes Every Celebration Sweeter

If you head over to the MY M&M’S website you can start exploring all the fun and wonderful options they have available.

MY M&M’S Makes Every Celebration Sweeter

Once there you can let your creativity come out and play to create the perfect M&M’S for your celebrations. Get creative with 25 colors and add personal touches with your photos, messages and the MY M&M’S clipart library for any occasion printed right on the candy!

MY M&M’S Makes Every Celebration Sweeter

I have used the MY M&M’S website and ordered before. My latest order was for my daughter’s birthday party this upcoming weekend. I haven’t shown them to her yet and I am keeping them as a surprise. I was able to pick her favorite colors, add a photo of her and customize the M&M’S to wish her a happy birthday. Then I went through all of the different packaging options and was able to pick single serve packaging in her favorite color, pink. 

MY M&M’S Makes Every Celebration Sweeter

It’s time to wow your Valentine!

 With Valentine’s Day right around the corner MY M&M’S is a great way to express your love to your significant other, children, family or friends in a fun and edible fashion. Offer them up something they will want to eat instead of chalky, candy with barely legible words. MY M&M’S is a great idea for classroom Valentine’s Day parties! What would be more fun than a class of little ones getting M&M’S with a class photo, the teacher’s name, the grade and a Valentine’s Day greeting? Another fun idea is creating special M&M’S for each of your kids to let them each know why you love them on candy this Valentine’s Day.MY M&M’S Makes Every Celebration Sweeter

What would you want to share on some customized M&M’S from MY M&M’S and for what celebrations in your life? Need some ideas and inspiration? Just head to MY M&M’S!

 

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

 

 


Make Fun Personalized Gift Card Gifts with The Gift Card Shop

by Jennifer Wieland
Make Fun, Personalized Gift Card Gifts with The Gift Card Shop!
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #eHolidays #CollectiveBias

 

The holidays are fast approaching and in the mix of holidays I’m sure we all have a birthday, anniversary, wedding, shower or countless other things thrown into the mix too. Sometimes life sneaks up on you and you’re in need of a last-minute rushed gift. While other times you plan way in advance but know that a gift card is the perfect gift. Who wants to just send a dull boring gift card in an envelope or via email? A gift should have some life and personality to it right? That’s why I love that you can make fun personalized gift card gifts with The Gift Card Shop!

Make Fun, Personalized Gift Card Gifts with The Gift Card Shop!

My sister has been a little down lately. She has five kids and three of them are ages two and under. She has a 12-year-old daughter, a 9-year-old son, 2-year-old boy, girl twins and a 1-year-old son. Basically, she has been pregnant or in new mom mode for three years straight. She spends all her time running the old kids around while hauling three little ones with her. At home she spends her day chasing down diaper clad bottoms going in three different directions. Her husband is a great guy and helps as much as possible but he works. However, there are always diapers, sleepless nights and days she prays for a shower alone for some me time. 

Make Fun, Personalized Gift Card Gifts with The Gift Card Shop!

I really wanted to send her a pick me up. Something to cheer her up and let her know that someone understands how much she needs a moment to herself to remember that she is not just mommy but Kim too. So I headed to The Gift Card Shop to find an egift card she would love but one that she would also spend only on herself. So she could indulge in some shopping. (I will even babysit.) I picked out a Sephora card because she loves beauty products and I know she’ll enjoy getting to try to pick out new items. 

It was so easy to order and personalize this gift with The Gift Card Shop that I’m going to show you!

Make Fun, Personalized Gift Card Gifts with The Gift Card Shop!

Head to The Gift Card Shop website. Click on the digital tab in the upper right corner.

Make Fun, Personalized Gift Card Gifts with The Gift Card Shop!

I then clicked on the eGift Card link at the top of the page and browsed through the huge selection of egift cards.

Make Fun, Personalized Gift Card Gifts with The Gift Card Shop!

Once I found the one I wanted, Sephora, I clicked the link for it. There I was able to select a denomination, choose between a digital gift card or a physical one and then I could either add to cart or personalize. I opted for the digital card and to personalize.

Make Fun, Personalized Gift Card Gifts with The Gift Card Shop!

I was then taken to a a page where I could select from digital greeting cards, digital photobooks or digital video greetings. All of these would be a perfect option but i kept it simple and selected a digital greeting card.

Make Fun, Personalized Gift Card Gifts with The Gift Card Shop!

I was then taken to a selection of beautiful card designs and narrowed it down with the occasions along the left side of the page. I went to the Just Because section of cards to find just what I was looking for. I then clicked on the card I wanted.

Make Fun, Personalized Gift Card Gifts with The Gift Card Shop!

I decided to go with this Chin Up Buttercup card for my sister. I loved the beautiful flower background with the bold, silly saying. This is where you begin creating. Once you get the large view of the front you can select Back to pick a different card or Next to start to personalize it. If you select a card with a photo you can upload pictures from your computer, Facebook or Instagram.

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I typed a fun message to my sister and “signed” it. I was able to select different font types, colors, sizes and alignment. When I was happy with it I clicked on the Next button.

Make Fun, Personalized Gift Card Gifts with The Gift Card Shop!

There is so much detail that you can even select the envelope liner and envelope. Once that’s done you click on the Next button again at the top.

Make Fun, Personalized Gift Card Gifts with The Gift Card Shop!

Click on the banner that says SWIPE OR CLICK to open your card and it will show you how the whole thing will look to the recipient. If it’s good just click on the Approve button at the top.

Make Fun, Personalized Gift Card Gifts with The Gift Card Shop!

You then let them know who it’s to and from and if you want to Schedule Send or Send Now. If you choose to schedule a date field appears and you decide when you want it to go.

Make Fun, Personalized Gift Card Gifts with The Gift Card Shop!

You’ll then get your total for that card and you can then Add To Cart. After that you can create more gifts or just checkout. 

Make Fun, Personalized Gift Card Gifts with The Gift Card Shop!

The Gift Card Shop is a no stress, no hassle way to handle your holiday and occasion cards and gifts digitally! That means no lines at the post, no writing out numerous cards and no stamp fees and right now you can even score a hot deal! Through November 22nd when you purchase a $100 eBay gift card on www.thegiftcardshop.com you’ll receive a $5 eBay gift card bonus. (While supplies last. Limit one offer per customer)

 

 


Happily Ever After Printable

by Jennifer Wieland
Happily Ever After Printable

I love a good love story. I sob at the end of a romantic movie when the guy gets the girl. I get teary eyed when I watch a viral marriage proposal on the internet. I read romance novels like they are going out of style. Basically, I am one hopeless romantic! That’s not a bad thing. Especially when Valentine’s Day the most romantic day of the year is right around corner. In honor of all of the love, romance, flowers, chocolates, candlelit dinners and bow chicka wow wow I decided I wanted to make a Happily Ever After Printable!

This Happily Ever After Printable is a tribute to every classic fairytale. I wanted to create something that looked like an aged page from an old world story about princesses, their handsome princes and nefarious plots. **sigh** I decided to go for an antiqued or aged page from a book look. As if you had just opened the story and were about to start reading a glorious tale complete with over the top, elaborate fonts. I think I succeeded in my goals for a romantic, wistful print.

Happily Ever After Printable

 

For this Valentine’s Day or to add a romantic touch to any room in your house. All you have to do is download the printable and print it off. Pop it into the frame of your choice and there you have it, a lovely piece of art for your home or a romantic gift ready to be bestowed upon your fair maiden or brave knight.

Trying to get your romance on and looking for more ideas for Valentine’s Day? Then be sure to check out some of my other Valentine’s Day recipes and projects.

 You can learn how to make a Tulle Heart Wreath which is perfect for Valentine’s Day or a child’s bedroom.

 Tulle Heart Wreath

Nothing will say I’m sweet on you quite like some heart-shaped Strawberry Buttercream Shortbread Sandwich Cookies.

Strawberry Buttercream Shortbread Cookie Sandwiches

 

 


Restaurant.com Celebrates 15 Years With Deals All Week Long!

by Jennifer Wieland
Restaurant.com Celebrates 15 Years
I am a member of the Restaurant.com Review Crew and this post is brought to you by Restaurant.com.

Starting today, October 6, 2014, Restaurant.com kicks off their 15th Anniversary celebration with a week of deals! Look for $15 deals from Specials by Restaurant.com and other deals on restaurant certificates all week long.

And, oh, how dining has changed! Restaurant.com looks back at the evolution of dining over the last decade with a Pinterest board and launches the “Evolution of Dining: Then and Now” Sweepstakes via Facebook. During October, Restaurant.com is awarding their fans’ with $100 Restaurant.com Gift Cards.

Plus, deals all week long! Look for…

Restaurant.com Celebrates 15 Years

There are always so many fun and fabulous dining options to chose from on Restaurant.com! For more information on Restaurant.com be sure to check out their Facebook page and enter to win, follow them on Twitter, find them on Google+ or check out their blog, The Dish.

“The only thing better than going out for a great meal, is getting a great deal. Restaurant.com has been filling tables since 1999 and is the destination for dining whether you like to plan ahead or find a meal on the go. Restaurant.com helps diners discover the perfect dining experience and boasts nearly 50,000 dining deals available every day, even on the weekends! And, the deals are easy to use – present the certificate to the server on a mobile device, or print out a copy, and voilà – the savings will be deducted from your final bill. Bon Appétit!”


Dollar Tree’s Anniversary Celebration

by Jennifer Wieland
Dollar Tree Anniversay Bonus Buys
Thank you to Dollar Tree for sponsoring today’s post.

I remember going to Dollar Tree a long time ago. It has changed a lot over the years bringing in more brand name and high quality products that you get for a much better deal than you will find at your regular stores. I know I am often at one of the two Dollar Tree stores that are near my house looking for craft supplies, buying cleaning items, grabbing snacks for the kids or buying some seasonal decorations. That’s the big reason I am so excited about Dollar Tree’s Anniversary Celebration.

Dollar Tree’s Anniversary Celebration is going on now through October 11th and what makes me want to celebrate? It’s all of the amazing Bonus Buys with up to 58% more free in every item that they have to offer for this celebration. I don’t know about you, but free is always a winner in my book. Getting twice as much for the same $1 is definitely a reason to stop in to your local Dollar Tree or to shop online. Quantities are limited on the Bonus Buys so you’re going to want to hurry before you miss them.

In addition to all of the hot deals you can get during Dollar Tree’s Anniversary Celebration, you can also grab all of your Halloween décor, candy, costume accessories, and more for your Halloween fun. If you’re like me with a house full of kids you know how expensive those Halloween costume accessories and trick-or-treat bags can get. Paying $1 for each item is definitely not a trick but is totally a treat for me instead.

Dollar Tree Anniversary Bonus Buys

With all of these deals I am planning on sending my oldest son some care packages. He’s a senior in college this year and renting a house with a few of his friends. I figure since he won’t be home for Halloween I will send him some care packages with sweets and treats, cleaning supplies, health and beauty supplies and even some fun Halloween items. Being college students, I am sure everyone in the house will appreciate them. Plus, it’s always nice to get surprise packages!

Here are the Bonus Buys I plan to get for my care packages at Dollar Tree’s Anniversary Celebration:

Cleaning/Household Care Package

  • 128-oz. Jugs of L.A.’s Totally Awesome® Ammonia
  • 48-oz. Bottles of Pine Glo® Disinfectant Cleaner
  • 24-ct. Canisters of Good & Clean® Disinfectant Wipes 
  • 40-oz. Bottles of L.A.’s Totally Awesome® Window Cleaner
  • 3-ct. Packs of Scrub Sponges
  • 64-oz. Bottles of Ultra Concentrated Laundry Detergent 
  • 8-ct. Packs of Colorful Clothes Hangers

Health & Beauty Care Package

  • 4.6-oz. Tubes of Crest® Toothpaste
  • 2-ct. or 3-ct. Packs of Dial® Bar Soap
  • 6-Roll Packs of Eversoft Bath Tissue
  • 200-ct. Boxes of Scotties® Facial Tissues
  • 3-ct. Packs of Chap-Ice® Lip Balm

Halloween Sweets & Treats Care Package

  • 16-oz. Packs of Lil’ Dutch Maid® Cookies
  • 11.25-oz. Cans of Star Snacks™ Peanuts
  • 14-oz. Packs of Marie Callender’s® Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix
  • 10-oz. Bags of Brims® Butter Popcorn
  • Bonus-sized Bags of Smarties® Candy
  • 4-oz. Boxes of Pepperidge Farm® Goldfish®
  • 8-ct. Packs of Snyder’s® Mini Pretzels

I am planning on using a Halloween trick-or-treat bucket for the Halloween care package from Dollar Tree and a 5 ct. pack of oval bins which are also a Bonus Buy.

Dollar Tree Anniversay Bonus Buys

To keep up to date on great deals, specials and contests, be sure to follow Dollar Tree on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest and sign up for weekly emails here.

 

 


How To Make a Great Loves Print

by Jennifer Wieland
How to make a Great Loves Print - My Sweet Sanity #DIY #Craft #wedding #anniversary

Late last week my brother and his fiance became proud homeowners for the first time. They bought a home a short drive from my parent’s house and the kids and I got to go and take a tour of it on Friday. Whenever I go visiting to a new home for people I know I always like to bring them a little housewarming gift. Since this was the first time since college that either of them has lived on their own they need pretty much everything. I decided to gift them with a Thirty-One Room For Two Utility Tote filled with all sorts of things from measuring cups and spoons to toilet paper to detergent and bleach and a lot of other goodies. The one goodie that I was really proud of and the only one I made for them was a framed Great Loves Print. I had so much fun making it for them and they loved it so I would say it was a good idea. Now, I want to teach you how to make a Great Loves Print for yourself or to gift at a housewarming, bridal shower, wedding or anniversary for someone you know.

How to make a Great Loves Print - My Sweet Sanity #DIY #Craft #wedding #anniversary

 

The idea for the Great Loves Print is not my idea. In fact, I have seen them for sale in different variations on Jane.com in the past. I couldn’t find a link to a current one. On Jane.com the prints usually sell for $9.99 plus shipping. Now that is just for the print. There’s no frame or anything else. I was able to create the print and have it printed on card stock at OfficeMax and buy a frame with a matte in it from JoAnn all for a mere $7. That’s right and that’s a whole heck of a lot cheaper.

How to make a Great Loves Print - My Sweet Sanity #DIY #Craft #wedding #anniversary

This is the print I made for my husband and me.

So how does one make this totally awesome print?

It’s easy and here’s how… 

 

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Go to picmonkey.com, go to design and select your size.

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 You will be taken to the above screen and put into the Canvas Color. Select the background color that you want for your print and clink on the Apply button.

How to make a Great Loves Print - My Sweet Sanity #DIY #Craft #wedding #anniversary

 Next you will need to click on the Tt icon along the left hand side. It will take you to the text window. Select the font you want to use. You can either use Picmonkey’s fonts (The ones with crowns by them are for paying users but not to worry there are a lot of free ones.) or you can click on Yours and use any of your fonts on your machine. You will click on the font and then on Add Text. This will open a text box and another box for the text properties. Select the color and size for your font here. Be sure to copy the font color you use so you can just paste it for the rest of the text boxes. Type a couple and size it to fit they way you want. Continue to do this for each couple making sure to match up the sizes. I like to move the text boxes over one that is already done to make sure they match up perfectly. The actual couples name should be somewhere near the middle and it should also be in bold with a gap between the names to place the heart.

How to make a Great Loves Print - My Sweet Sanity #DIY #Craft #wedding #anniversary

 This is what it should look like when you have all of the names in and are ready to add the heart.

Need some inspiration on couples to use for your print?

Here is a small list to get you started:

Adam & Eve (Bible)
Marge & Homer (The Simpsons)
Harry & Sally (When Harry Met Sally)
Scarlett & Rhett (Gone with the Wind)
Rick & Ilsa (Casablanca)
Forrest & Jenny (Forrest Gump)
Johnny & Baby (Dirty Dancing)
Danny & Sandy (Grease)
Allie & Noah (The Notebook)
Ron & Hermione (Harry Potter)
June & Johnny (Cash)
Ross & Rachel (Friends)
Bella & Edward (Twilight)
Harry & Ginny (Harry Potter)
Peter & Mary Jane (Spiderman)
Han Solo & Princess Leia (Star Wars Saga)
Padme & Anakin (Star Wars Saga)
Romeo & Juliet (Shakespeare)
Superman & Lois Lane (DC Comics)
Bonnie & Clyde (Outlaws)
Nickie & Terry (An Affair to Remember)
Cyclops & Jean Grey (X-Men)
Ken & Barbie (Toys)
Bill & Sookie (True Blood)
Lucy & Ricky (I Love Lucy)
Chandler & Monica (Friends)
Carl & Ellie (Up)
Maria & Capt. Von Trapp (The Sound of Music)
Edward & Vivian (Pretty Woman)
Cory & Topanga (Boy Meets World)
Carrie & Mr. Big (Sex in the City)
Mr. Darcy & Elizabeth (Pride & Prejudice)
Jasmine & Aladdin (Disney)
Shrek & Fiona (Dreamworks)
Cinderella & Prince Charming (Disney)
Ariel & Eric (Disney)
Belle & The Beast (Disney)
Fred & Wilma (The Flintstones)
Wall-E & Eve (Disney)
Tarzan & Jane (Disney & Tarzan)
Eliza & Professor Higgins (My Fair Lady)
Aragorn & Arwen (The Lord of the Rings)
Rocky & Adrian (Rocky)
Rapunzel & Flynn Rider (Disney)
Mario & Princess Peach (Super Mario Bros.)
Elastigirl & Mr. Incredible (Disney)
Trinity & Neo (The Matrix)
Katniss & Peeta (Hunger Games)
Cleopatra & Mark Antony (Historical)
Invisible Woman & Mr. Fantastic (Fantastic 4)

 How to make a Great Loves Print - My Sweet Sanity #DIY #Craft #wedding #anniversary

You will need to click on the butterfly icon along the left hand side to get to the Overlays. Scroll down and expand the Hearts overlay section. Click on the heart you want to use and it will place it on your picture. Adjust it so that it is sized and centered correctly between your couple’s names. You can change the color of the heart (most will have two colors) by clicking on the boxes and selecting colors from the color grid or by manually typing in a color code.

How to make a Great Loves Print - My Sweet Sanity #DIY #Craft #wedding #anniversary

Now it’s time to save your project so click on the Save button above your picture. In the save screen click on the File Name box and delete what is there. Give it a name you want and select .jpg or .png for the file extension from the drop down menu. Finally click on the Save to my computer button. This will open the computer’s save window and you can select where to save the file.

 

How to make a Great Loves Print - My Sweet Sanity #DIY #Craft #wedding #anniversary

You’re all done! All that’s left now is to print it, frame it and gift it.

 


 

 


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