Wednesday, November 25, 2015

2015 Mom Buzz Media Holiday Gift Guide GIVEAWAY - 100 Blog Hop

This event is hosted by Mom Buzz Media and their network of super spectacular bloggers!

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Welcome to our very first Annual Holiday Gift Guide :100 Blog Hop Event! Our hard-working bloggers have searched high and they have searched low to find you the BEST and the most UNIQUE gift ideas for 2015.


CLICK HERE to be taken to the list of blogs. Start with any blog you choose and simply click the picture. It will take you to that blog where you can view their gift guide. When you are done, simply click the next one.
Thank you to our Co-Hosts: Simply Sherryl Rude Mommy and Michelle Unwrapped
We were lucky to snag a few absolutely amazing sponsors along the way! Please take a moment and read about each of them below!
Then scroll to the bottom of this post for the giveaway where you could be one of several lucky winners!

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Visit the FAMILOOP Safeguard website to learn more!

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Glamulet jewelry provides every woman a new range of trendy and elegant, high quality charms and bracelets made with 100% sterling silver. Glamulet is compatible with Pandora Jewelry at affordable price. Each woman can mix and match the charms to create her own unique bracelet. Right now you can build a beautiful, personalized gift and save 15% off of your purchase from Glamulet by using our Mom Buzz Media exclusive coupon code. HGG15

Visit the GLAMULET website and create the perfect gift for that special someone!

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The ClickBlock was created by Bong-Seok Yoon who has 29 years of experience in magnetic toy research, design and manufacturing. ClickBlock are fun and educational, premium magnetic toys. They believe toys should not only entertain, but also help children develop a love for scientific and mathematical thinking with safe quality product.

Visit the CLICKBLOCK website and learn how to Develop Creativity, Imagination, Mathematical, and Scientific Thinking in children with their toys!

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thedarkknotTHE DARK KNOT

The Dark Knot provides the market with luxurious, hand made silk ties across 120 designs covering both woven and printed silk. Each of their ties come in an elegant black gift box along with recommendations for matching suits and shirts. Shortly they will be introducing lines of Pocket Squares and Lapel Flowers to further build out their men's accessories offering. Get some shopping done early and take advantage of this exclusive offer!

Save 25% off your order with code MOMBUZZ25 at THE DARK KNOT

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Inspired Silver features a full catalog of jewelry and fashion accessories perfect for everyone in your life. They have themed jewelry for family members and statement jewelry for nights out. Get all of your holiday shopping done in one stop at!

Plus, head to INSPIRED SILVER and if you buy now you can save 15% by using code HOLIDAY15 at checkout!

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ido3dI DO 3D

Draw in 3d! I DO 3D is a fun and unique children's item that helps bring out your child's creative side. It requires patience and planning and comes with a 3D guide map to help with designs. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

See more amazing 3d creations and get your own set on the I DO 3D website.

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Snack N Play is a woman owned small business and they understand that traveling with children, even a day trip, can require a travel trailer full of items. They create products to make life easier so you can focus on having more fun when going on these adventures!

Head to Star Kids Website to learn more about the travel tray and grab one for a mommy on your list! She will thank you!

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The time has finally come....
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Mom Buzz Media and our magnificent bloggers are hosting this giveaway in celebration with our 100 Blog Hop Gift Guide Event! There will be 7 lucky winners!
Prizes Include:
$50 Inspired Silver gift card X-Bar School House Set Premium Magnetic Building Toy from Click Block $47.99 MSRV Six Essential Ties Starter Kit from The Dark Knot $390 RV Complete bracelet from Glamulet $150 RV Snack N Play | Travel Tray $30.99 RV Snack N Play | Play N Go $32.99 RV I DO 3D Art Kit (2) Familoop Premium 10 Annual Memberships $69 value each)

You do not have to complete all entries to win, but the more you do complete, the better your chances are of being chosen. US Residents 18 years old + only please. Mom Buzz Media nor blogger promoting this giveaway are responsible for prize fulfillment. Prizes will be shipped out by the sponsors themselves. This event is not associated with, sponsored, administered, or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google, or any other social media.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Favorite Target Finds in October!

I was so excited when I saw these in the craft section. My parents got these for me one year when I was a kid and I loved them! I used them until they all dried up. These are really similar to the ones I had...the mustache and thumbs up and smiley with sunglasses are different but the rest look the same. Awesome. I might have to get these! 

I also thought these sets were neat. They had them in a variety of colors and they come with some markers, pens and a pencil. Neat way to teach kids their colors or to have various ways to draw with the same color.

I thought this set looked really nice. The globe is fun, clipboard, pins..feels like fall!

Who doesn't love a mini lava lamp! I thought these were fun and came in a few 
different colors

I am kind of loving these Digi Owls and Birds. They are roughly $10 depending which one you get and they come in some cool colors and designs. I have a couple owls (mama and baby) that sing to each other and my birds seem to like listening and watching them interact. 

 Loving this piece of furniture - especially the color!

 I can always use these cube boxes. It is nice to see them on sale once in awhile. The best deal I get is 1/2 off or more at Michaels with a coupon but they don't have nearly as many colors as Target is carrying.

 The hot air balloon lights are back! I bought a set last year and can't wait until we have a house and I can hang them up in the backyard. I know I will need to get a lot more to do that though.

The Lil Woodzeez are so hard to get a my Target and the other Target's around my area. I am just trying to get the owl family and this is what the display looks like whenever I go. Sadly you cannot order them online or check stock in the stores so calling or going in is what I've had to do. Fingers crossed I can snag a set one of these days soon. If not, I'll have to check eBay or Amazon.

 Swoon. A hot air balloon nursery? Sign me up! I'd most definitely incorporate owls as well.

 I know that there is a giraffe toy for kids to teeth on but these little cuties are new to me! Just passing by the baby section and they caught my.

I heart items shaped in the outline of the United States. 

These are fun to decorate a room or area with!

What are your favorite finds at Target lately?

Monday, November 2, 2015

Top 10 Pinterest Party Planning Tips!


I've been hosting Pinterest parties here in Utah for the past 3 years and have learned some things along the way to make things go a bit smoother. 

1. Don't try to do it all yourself. I love to be the one who decorates, makes a bunch of food and provides all the crafts but it gets overwhelming and stressful to do it all so I've had to learn to step back, let things go, and delegate. It helps to have a friend who is willing to help you out. In the past I have had a friend who can do it, currently my sister helps me a lot. It's extremely helpful to have a person who can help you with the details.

2. Big crafts or small crafts? Depends on the size of your space and what your time frame is. I've had a mix...some short and easy crafts, 1-2 'bigger' crafts that take a bit longer to do and also crafts where the person brings the supplies and explains how to do it. We may or may not start the project at the party, then people can finish on their own at home. A majority, if not all of the crafts, get finished at the party.

3.  Promote on Social Media - get the word out there! I do not mind if people who I do not know (yet) want to come. I'm all for making new friends! I post my invite on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. I created a Utah Pinterest Parties Facebook group to ask questions and brainstorm with other pinners. Have someone do a live stream via Periscope!

4. Take lots of pictures! Before, during and after. You need  to blog or post about it on social media afterwards. AmIRight?!

5. Using the Eventbrite website helped me better than just using a Facebook event invite for people to RSVP. Apparently many people do not pay attention to their event invites on Facebook unfortunately. Eventbrite was good because you can limit the amount of 'tickets' and have a wait list too. Using this site makes it easy to keep track of everyone coming.

6. Digital and hard copy invites. Digital invites are easy to distribute but printing out a bunch of invites to mail as a postcard, hand out at work or school or to the neighbors, also is good.

7. Send out lots of reminders. Especially if it is on Facebook. I personal message everyone who is coming or email them. I also try to touch base with guests a couple days before the event so if they need to cancel and have forgotten to tell me, I can inform someone on the wait list that they are in and they have a bit of time to come up with a treat or craft. 

8. Treats vs. Crafts. I used to say, "Bring a treat and a craft to share. The craft can be one for everyone to do or just one that you have made that you want to show us." Maybe this is overwhelming for people to come up with both? I've also had a party where we had a ton of sweets and nothing savory so it was sugar overload. Now I say, " Bring a treat OR a craft to share" and stress that they do not have to bring a sweet, sugary treat. I also make sure I provide at least 1-2 'filler foods' like veggies or fruit, to balance out all the sweetness.

9. Utilize Pinterest to make a special board for those coming to the party. Pin ideas of food and crafts you want to do or plan on doing. If people have supplies for the craft projects, this is a good place to find out about it. I've also created a Utah Pinterest Parties Facebook group for posting ideas and announcements. 

10. Just don't stress! Things are going to go the way they are going to go.  Even with excellent planning and communication, things are going to happen that you don't want to. Just go with the flow and everyone will have a great time! I've never had a bad Pinterest party. 

2015 Halloween Pinterest Party!

In October I hosted my annual Utah Pinterest Party with a Halloween/fall theme for the food and treats.

We started with this project, puffy paints and decorating mini pumpkins. We did this project first so that it would be dry by the time people had to leave. It was fun to see the designs that everyone came up with. 

We took a break to eat some treats. Veggies and jello....

Fun ghost cookies were brought by Maria....I found these awesome chips at Winco

We also had cupcakes made by my sister Laura...Halloween Oreos and candies, courtesty of Winco

Then we started in on a bigger project that Kristall brought and they were these cute fall scarecrow decorations made with little clay pots that can be found at Michael's or Joanns.  They were a little messy but so so fun to put together and everyone's turned out looking really cute!

Our last project pictured is making a pumpkin with twine and a stick of cinnamon. Kristall brought this also and we wrapped our twine around a pipe to create the loops we needed. Very nice and simple craft that turned out looking fabulous!

What fun Halloween or Fall craft have you made on Pinterest recently? Share it with me in a comment below!

Also!! I have come up with my 
so be sure to check that out too!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Pinterest Conference Ticket Discount Code

If you have never heard of the Pinners Conference it is a big conference held in Utah that is all about Pinterest! Classes! Booths! The chance to meet some of your favorite pinners!

Check out the website and use the code STACIE to get 10% off your ticket price!

Hope you can come - I've been the last couple years and it's been worth my time to go. Even if you just go to walk around the booths, it is fun to see what people are selling. The classes are great because you get to do some hands on activities and learn from the pros.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Halloween Pinterest Party!

If you live in Utah and love crafts, fall and food - check out my invite and share with your friends. There are a limited number of spots available!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Target Finds ~ Part 2!

 Get ready for all the randomness of this post but seriously, I heart all these things I found at Target!

 I am a huge fan of s'mores and when I saw eyes got so big. They look delicious!


 I enjoy cherry flavored treats and this caught my eye - it looks so delicious and fun!
 Cannot forget the Rainbow Chip frosting! Did you know that it's back on shelves now?! Thank you Betty Crocker! I have at least 5 containers here at my house. Mmm good.

I just love checking out what owl clothes I can find for my nieces and nephews. Okay..just my nieces. These pieces are so adorable!


Have you seen these "digi birds"? They are pretty fun and if you get a few of them, they sing together!

 Chillin' panda friend

It took everything in me to walk away from this backpack. Only $13 on sale at Target and came with headphones (they were attached to the back of the backpack)

 This picture didnt turn out the best but owl pushpins - yes!
 I am loving the look of this jacket

 These looked like some fancy fun! Dyson line. never seen them look like this before...

 Hottest item on kids' Christmas lists this year? Possibly!

 I haven’t checked out the Target craft aisle lately but I like what I see..minus the unorganized wood pieces.  Ha!

I'll leave you now with these soft soft panda socks.