I feel like this week has flown by – how is it Thursday? Better question – how is already the middle of April? I know I cannot be alone on this. We’ve been enjoying the Spring weather with our windows wide open every day and we built our garden last weekend and this weekend we will plant the seeds. Last weekend I went and got my hair done for the first time in two years so that was fun and Ryan got some extra daddy & kiddo time which I know they all enjoyed. I’ve also been watching the global event called “The Truth about Cancer”. It’s been blowing my mind and I’m learning so much. Since my grandma was diagnosed for a second time, I am very interested in learning all that I can.
Today though, I want to keep this post light because there are some thing I have been wanting to share with you and just have not made the time. So, today both my babes are napping at the same time and I’m going to share some small business-y stuff with you that I’m loving right now and I think you will too.
First up – As You Wish Design. Here’s the back story: I found these gals on Instagram and I entered a weekly Wednesday giveaway that they were having and I won this sweet little Floating Heart necklace. It’s absolutely darling. Ever since it arrived A has been claiming it as her own, so we are “sharing” it. It’s dainty and well made – we really like it a lot. A few weeks later they were sharing their monthly giveaway – the three date Leather Wrap Bracelet. I shared it with my followers simply because I wanted to encourage them to enter and never thought I actually would. After all, I had just recently won. Surprise! I won the cuff and got our wedding date on it and the birth dates of both our my children. This one is very well made, super versatile (it has three buttons for varying length) and has so much meaning being the three most important dates to me.
I’ve been wanting to pay it forward to the sweet owners Kendra and Kristen by sharing both of these pieces with you because I love them! Both Kendra and Kristen are super kind and their products are high quality and I’ve just come to love their business. Their quality is wonderful, their turnaround time is quick and they write you a sweet little note with your order. You can really tell how much these mamas love what they do and how much their jewelry can mean to someone. I would love it if you would check out their shop or head over to Instagram to be able to enter some giveaways as they come available!!
Last year I went with an EC planner and I liked it but this year I wanted to try something else out. There was nothing wrong with my previous planner but I wanted a change. I did my typical back and forth, back and forth decision making and settled on Plum Paper. I loved how customizable they are and how affordable they are. They have so many options but I got the customizable Me Planner (family planner) that allows for 7 customized sections – I customized 5 and left 2 open. I shared with you the month of May before I really started filling it in today so you could see what it looks like. You get a monthly highlights page at the beginning of each month, a notes page at the beginning and the end of the month, a monthly spread and it has weekly pages. It also has a pocket in the back, notes section, passwords and contacts section, as well as, holidays and birthdays pages. They have so many add-ons that you can have added in too. Like my mom got the bills section added to hers. They have so many options. Planning my days based on section vs. morning, afternoon and evening sometimes throws me but that’s just because I was in that routine. After using this Plum Paper planner for the last four and a half month though, I’d really recommend it. Maybe a video walk should happen, eh? What do you think?
My friends over at Krafty Kash just announced this week that they have swarovski silver plated birthstones that can be added to any necklace. Previously they just had the beads or you could add a tiny letter pendant to your necklace to represent your children, etc. But these new birthstones are game changers. They will let you represent much more without the weight and who doesn’t love birth stones? They have Mother Necklace with 1 birthstone, Mother Necklace with 2 birthstones, Mother Necklace with 3 birthstones, Mother Necklace with 4 birthstones. Love the idea but want to save even more money? Perfect – we have you covered there too. They are running a few great promotions – 1) if you sign up for their newsletter you get 25% off your purchase just for signing up. 2) If you are already signed up you can still use joyfullysmitten to get 10% off. 3) With a $40 order you get a free gift when you tell Krafty Kash that Kristina from Joyfully Smitten sent you. Super fun, right?
We have a ton of things coming these next two week here on the blog that I cannot wait to share with you! Make sure that you don’t miss out on anything by signing up for our newsletter which will guarantee you know what’s going on with upcoming giveaway and collaborations! I’m so excited to share some exclusive things with you!!
Now tell me, what are you loving right now? What’s going on in your world?