If you have never heard of Origami Owl, you are missing out! I discovered these beautiful custom lockets from reading other blog reviews and I quickly started putting together my perfect personalized locket in my head.
I was so excited when I got my first Origami Owl locket as a gift on Mother’s Day this year. I had been picking out the pieces and charms and my husband put together a beautiful, very special necklace with a plate that reads “Blessed”, a key dangle and some beautiful charms: a heart that says “Mom” and a tiny tea cup. I have since added an ASL “I love you charm” and a vintage cross to complete it.
These are gorgeous, and make meaningful gifts for family and loved ones. Instead of picking out a generic piece of jewelry at a store, you can hand select charms that represent what the person means to you, or represent their vibrant personality.
Each locket is a celebration of the life of the person who wears it.
What makes these lockets even more special is that they can be added to and easily changed up. There are seasonal and holiday charms, so you can swap out the affordable charms to change up the necklace into a completely new design. If you start with just giving the necklace and a charm, you can add on to the necklace by giving charms, dangles, plates, and more for other special occasions.
There is still time to purchase one of these lockets as Christmas gifts. To get started on creating your very own living locket, go check out Danielle Dorland’s shop where you can view the entire catalog and place an order. Be sure to 'like' Danielle's page on Facebook so you can be sure to hear about special promotions and discounts throughout the year!
What could you do with 15 more minutes of me time in your day?
This is something I daydream about! I could:
-Paint my toenails
-Drink a cup of coffee while it is still hot
-Browse fun things on Pinterest
-Take a shower
-Use the bathroom in peace!
Graco understands how precious even a little bit of Mommy time is, so that was the question posed to us at the #Graco15ForMe event with the Little Lounger. We got to chat, snack, learn some quick Mommy fashion tips that we can put to use with that extra 15 minutes, all while our kids played and a very contented baby rocked in the Graco Little Lounger.
Some of the quick tips we learned:
1) Before you leave the house, add one accessory. It will make you look and feel more put together.
2) Accentuate the smallest part of your waist to give yourself an hourglass figure, which you can easily do by adding a belt at your true waist.
3) It is okay to add a little color to your outfit. A bright pop of color in a necklace, shoe or sweater makes you look more vibrant.
So an extra 15 minutes sure sounds nice, whether you use it to glam yourself up or take a little down time to relax.
If you have an infant, or will soon, the new Graco Little Lounger is one way to add a few minutes to your day, because your little one is sure to be soothed and content in this fabulous, comfy, rocker and vibrating lounger.
What makes this product so awesome is that it replaces two staples in baby gear items: the rocker and the vibrating chair. Combining them both in this compact item is definitely going to help me save some space in our little home. There are some really nice features to the lounger which make this a stand-out, must-have item for all new mamas!
I like this simple toy bar- it adds an element of entertainment for young babies who love to have something to look at, but is also easily removed for when extra items are too stimulating for baby.
It is very easy to adjust the level of the incline, so the baby can lay more flat or be slightly propped up.
There are two vibration settings, which can also be turned off. To fold this item and put it away, you just press one button.
To make the lounger stationary instead of rocking, simply flip down the rock locks. This also makes the rocker able to stand upright when folded without being propped against anything.
This simple but very smart design is going to be such a useful item in our house come March! We are so excited to welcome our new daughter and can’t wait to see her in this snuggly, comfy little lounger. This is the first baby gear item my husband has put together for our new little bundle, so it is helping me nest, and isn’t taking up much room at all!
Overall, I give this product 5 stars and I am sure moms everywhere are going to just rave about this new Graco item, especially for getting that extra few precious moments of me time that all mommies need.
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Graco. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.
I am so excited that the holiday season is upon us! Thanksgiving is coming up quick, which means the countdown to Christmas is on.
December is such a whirlwind month with so many fun plans, that now is a perfect time to get a head start in ordering Christmas cards.
I am in love with Minted and their 2013 Holiday Card Collection! There are so many sweet, playful and modern designs to choose from. I love the fonts that look handwritten and the creative and fun designs like the card that doubles as an ornament!
Christmas is one of the only times I get it together to send a photo of Elodie to our friends and family. It is so special to get to capture what she is like each year as she grows and changes. These cards become treasured keepsakes.
Minted has very high quality products available for a wide range of budgets. Not only am I fan of their Christmas card line, but their other photo products would make great Christmas gifts.
I am in love with this simple gold design. This is an example of how elegant and vibrant Minted’s cards are. I can’t wait to order ours!
Disclaimer: I received a store credit for helping to spread the word about Minted’s great products, and I am so excited to order my own family’s Christmas cards through the site. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.
Sharp HealthCare Offers Free Seminars to Help Seniors Understand Medicare Changes for 2014
Do you have a friend or family member who’s turning 65 this year? Or do you know someone who is already a Medicare beneficiary?
This is the time of year that Medicare-eligible individuals can choose or modify their health insurance plan for 2014. This year open enrollment begins on Oct. 15 and ends on Dec. 7, 2013. The plan you choose during open enrollment will be the plan you remain in from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2014, with few exceptions.
We understand that making decisions about your Medicare coverage can be confusing. That’s why we are hosting free informational meetings to explain Medicare in clear, easy-to-understand language. At these events, you will learn about Medicare changes for 2014, which may include low or $0 monthly health plan premiums beyond what you pay for Medicare Part B.
By choosing Sharp as your health care provider, you will receive:
- Convenient access to Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Centers and Sharp Community Medical Group medical offices and urgent care centers, plus Sharp hospitals and emergency departments throughout San Diego County
- Coordinated care provided by a primary care doctor working in partnership with you and specialists to maintain your optimal health
- Clinical excellence delivered with understanding and compassion – a level of care we call The Sharp Experience
How to Register
To register or to view dates and times of seminars, visit www.sharp.com/seniors or call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277). You are welcome to bring a guest.
For More Information
To get answers to your Medicare questions and learn which plans are accepted by Sharp, attend a free information meeting or contact us at 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277). You can also learn more about Medicare plans at www.sharp.com/medicare.
Disclaimer: I am currently a participant in Sharp HealthCare’s blogger ambassador program. While Sharp HealthCare has provided me with samples, event opportunities and/or resources to serve as content for my blog posts, all opinions expressed in this blog post are my own.