Thursday, April 15, 2021

#MothersDayGiftGuide - Plum Paper Planner for the Organized Mom! #giveaway

 *DISCLOSURE* Thank you to Plum Paper for providing product samples in order to facilitate this post.  All thoughts are strictly my own. 

A Plum Paper Planner will help to keep Mom crazy organized in style!  This is an all-in-one planner that includes everything you need to stay sane...all in one place.  Not to mention, it is completely customizable to fit your exact needs and style preferences.  Check it out and then enter the giveaway at the bottom of the post for the chance to win a planner of your own!


Plum Paper allows you to design a planner as unique as you are. With the custom Planner Builder, not only can you personalize your cover (with hundreds of options!) but you can choose from a variety of layouts, and then customize them to fit your needs. Start your planner in any month, and add additional planning pages to aid in specific areas of your life.

Check out some of my favorite features:

Tear proof and water resistant cover with clear plastic protective sheet for added durability:


Durable Mylar Coated Monthly Tabs:

Monthly goals/events/notes section at the beginning of each month:


2 page spread with a monthly calendar:

Customizable weekly layouts with loads of space:



The fun doesn't stop there! Plum Paper has an amazing list of add-ons to choose from.  You can add-on pages or entire sections for a small additional cost (sooooo worth it IMO!)  Add ons are specialized sections of pages to help you excel and stay on top of things like Home Planning, Business, Lifestyle & Education.⁣⁣ They come as a tabbed section at the end of your planner or as dispersed pages at the end of each month.  Check out some of your options:

 Section Add-ons with detailed breakdown sections:
Household: Home. Meal Plan, Budget, Baby
Business: Blog Planning, Direct Sales, Brainstorm, Social Media, Photography
Lifestyle: Reflection, Fitness, Wedding Planning, Travel
Educational: PreK/Kinder, Elementary Middle/High School, Homeschool

Examples of some of the Page Add-ons:
Gratitude pages
Notes pages
To-Do List pages
Checklist pages
Contact pages
Student Contact pages
Party Planning sections
Parent Communication pages
Behavior Log pages
Bill Tracking pages
Cleaning pages
Correspondence pages
Meetings pages
Mileage Tracker pages
Prayer pages

 I chose the My Home and Dot Page Notes sections.  


Check out some of my favorite pages included in these Add-Ons:

Home Service Providers:

Master Cleaning Guide:


My Garden:

Shopping List:

Monthly Bills:

Passwords:

Yearly Expense Overview:

Dot Pages for Notes:


You also get these great features with your planner:
 
Double Sided Pocket Folder:

Strong Aluminum Binding Coil:

A place for everything and everything in it's place!  And it's pretty too:) I absolutely adore my Plum Planner!  If your mom is the type of person who NEEDS a physical planner to stay organized (and keep her sane!) I would definitely recommend checking out Plum Paper this Mother's Day!  


Enter below for your chance to win this planner from Paper Plum!




Disclosure: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

#MothersDayGiftGuide - Live Plant Subscription from Succulents Box!

 *DISCLOSURE* Thank you to Succulents Box for providing product samples in order to facilitate this post.  All thoughts are strictly my own. 

Is your mom a plant lover?  If so, Succulents Box would make a great gift idea this Mother's Day!  


Succulents Box currently offers more than 300 varieties of succulents (both popular and rare ones) along with 5 monthly subscription boxes.  They also sell gorgeous air plants!

Succulents are known for their elegant beauty, but also for their affordability and environmental friendliness. They live much longer and require much less care than flowers and are a sustainable choice for home decorations and gifts. Succulents are known for their amazing ability to thrive in poor soils and low-water conditions, making them the perfect gift for even those who don't have a green thumb.


Succulents Box delivers well-packaged succulents with information cards on each variety and their needs.  We were sent four potted succulents to feature.  Check them out:


Haworthia Fasciata 'Zebra Haworthia

Aeonium Green Platters

Senecio radicans String of Bananas

Haworthia Cooperi

As you can see, they all looked great upon arrival and even better after about a week of acclimating:


These came in cute little clay pots and I up potted them to a planter box.  They look great either way!

Succulents Box offers a variety of subscription options for succulents and air plants including 1-4 plants in or not in clay pots with varying price points. They have gifts starting at $5.50 per month and discounts when you sign up for more than one month.

What mom wouldn't love a little bit of easy to care for plant sunshine in her life?  Grab an awesome Mother's Day gift from Succulents Box this year!   



Disclosure: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Scholastic Spring Books for Little Ones!

*DISCLOSURE* Thank you to Scholastic for providing product samples in order to facilitate this post.  All thoughts are strictly my own. 

Check out a few of our favorite Scholastic new releases for little ones this Spring:  

The Little Butterfly That Could
By Ross Burach  Illustrator Ross Burach

This sequel to The Very Impatient Caterpillar is a playful parody on butterfly migration - delivered with hilarity and heart. It pays loving homage to every child's struggle to spread their wings and gain confidence and independence. Bursting with jokes, heart, STEM tie-ins about butterfly migration, and relatable social-emotional themes, including persistence and growth mindset - this is sure to be a read-aloud favorite!

Chicken Little: The Real and Totally True Tale
By Sam Wedelich  Illustrator Sam Wedelich

Who are you calling little?

"Whimsy reigns in Wedelich's debut picture book... A spry readaloud that will entertain adults and listeners in equal measure." -- Publishers Weekly

Chicken Little is NOT afraid of anything. Well, okay, maybe a mysterious BONK to the head can produce panic. But only momentarily. It's not as though she meant to send the barnyard into a tailspin, thinking that the sky was falling. How ridiculous! But can she calm her feathered friends with facts and reason?

A timeless favorite becomes a clever cautionary tale in this FUNNY, fresh, and timely picture book debut by cartoonist, Sam Wedelich!

Chicken Little and the Big Bad Wolf
By Sam Wedelich  Illustrator Sam Wedelich

Chicken Little is NOT afraid of anything, not even a wolf. No matter how big or bad he is.

In fact, she’s never even seen a wolf.

So when a real wolf shows up, what’s a fretful fowl to do: join the frenzied flock and fly the coop? Or do a little sleuthing to find out if this newcomer is as bad as his reputation?

The irresistible heroine from Chicken Little: The Real and Totally True Tale goes toe-to-toe with another favorite fairy tale character in this brilliant comedy of errors spun with sly wisdom.

Kisses for my Bedtime Bunny
By Sandra Magsamen  Illustrator Sandra Magsamen

Bedtime bunny is on her way
to help say goodbye to the day.
At bedtime she loves to snuggle you.
But first there are some things to do...

Cuddle up with your little one and this sweet board book all about bedtime routines! Bedtime bunny takes a bath, brushes her teeth, and puts on her pajamas. Now there's just one thing left to do... give BIG bedtime hugs, and kisses too! With colorful illustrations, sweet soothing rhyme, and sturdy pages, this tall board book is sure to be a bedtime hit!

Hop into Spring with the fun titles from Scholastic!  Check out their website for more great books for all ages.


Disclosure: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

#MothersDayGiftGuide - Spoil Mom with Quality Barware from Eparé!

 *DISCLOSURE* Thank you to Eparé for providing product samples in order to facilitate this post.  All thoughts are strictly my own. 

Treat Mom to some quality barware this Mother's Day! 


Eparé makes it easy to pamper your mom with these gorgeous highball glasses and their Clear Ice System. Now Mom can have a classy cocktail or perfect glass of iced tea anytime!

Eparé Highball Glass Set

This elegant set of two double-walled silicone base highball glasses is made from chemistry-grade borosilicate glass. 


The double-walled design insulates the glass, keeping your beverages cold or hot longer. You'll love the pleasing optical effect of the liquid floating in the air inside the glass. 


They are made from durable hand-blown glass and present fewer defects compared to other glasses. And they are backed by a lifetime warranty! 


These glasses resist condensation formation, so they won't sweat and leave a mess or a ring on a tabletop.  


These stunning highball glasses are made for everyday use and are dishwasher, microwave, and freezer safe.


Eparé Clear Ice System

This is a clear ice cube making system featuring smart design and a durable build. 



Directional freezing forces air and impurities to the insulated tray bottom and out of the ice cubes so the remaining ice is clear and pristine.


This system creates big, beautiful 2 inch-square clear ice blocks for use in your favorite cocktails, whiskies and more. 



The compact size of the system makes a small footprint in the freezer.  Feet are built into the bottom of the base so the trays won't get stuck on floor of freezer.  The upper tray is designed with flexible materials, pop-out buttons are built in beneath the cubes for easy ejection.  Check out the comparison of the top (square) cube from the Clear Ice System versus the bottom (round) cube from a standard ice mold:


Pretty impressive!

Eparé creates kitchen accessories and lifestyle goods with a focus on functional design. They deliver versatile products at affordable price points coupled with a lifetime warranty.  You can find these two awesome products and many more useful kitchen and bar tools that Mom is sure to love at Eparé. 



Disclosure: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.


Tuesday, April 13, 2021

#MothersDayGiftGuide - Handmade and Personalized Wooden Home Decor from Cades and Birch!

 *DISCLOSURE* Thank you to Cades and Birch for providing product samples in order to facilitate this post.  All thoughts are strictly my own. 

Cades and Birch handcrafts beautiful and useful gifts that Mom is sure to love!  Check out the Vintage Style Personalized Planter Box, which is one of our top gift ideas for Mother's Day this year:

This adorable planter box is handcrafted from sturdy wood. Offered in 4 options: Solid walnut, Solid Mahogany, Eastern Cedar, or Pine painted timeless rustic style -  cream paint and distressed to look vintage and aged. 

The name plaque is engraved wood, stained in a dark walnut finish. You can personalize it with your custom text, making this a gorgeous gift for mom or grandma!! 


Each box measures 12" long, 5" tall, and 5" wide with inside dimensions of 10.5" long, 3.5" wide, 4.5" tall.


The planter box is not intended to be watertight, but comes with a plastic insert that makes it easier to keep small plants like succulents thriving.


The box could also be used for other storage or display purposes, but we love the look of ours with a set of tiny succulents...so pretty!

Check out Cades and Birch for some really lovely personalized and handcrafted wooden gifts that Mom is sure to love this Mother's Day!



Disclosure: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.