Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show Ticket Giveaway!

Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show is coming back to the Fairplex in Pomona November 30-December 2nd which will transform the Fairplex into a winter wonderland for the largest indoor showcase on the west coast. It’s a Santa’s helpers “shopfest” with strolling performers, an interactive Kidzone, contests, specialty foods, demonstrations, and more! They’ll be featuring more than 24,000 dazzling handmade creations. 300+ multi-talented artists & crafters from across the nation will showcase their originals of jewelry, clothing, specialty foods, photography, oils, hand-turned wood, ceramics, eclectic art pieces, holiday décor and ornaments, blown glass, and much more. Patrons know with confidence that each of the works is made by hand and … READ MORE

prAna sweater jeans

prAna Cyber Monday Sale!

Do you like my outfit? prAna sent me some pieces to try out to see if I like them. I am wearing their Aye Sweater (W23170260) in gravel, and their fitted low rise Kara Jean (W4KARA115) in denim. They use materials that are sustainable to minimize waste and safer for our environment. For example, the denim is made with their original organic soft stretch material, and the sweater is made with recycled materials. I wore them with my winter boots to run errands in.    I wasn’t sure about the material of the sweater because at first the torso felt rough to my fingertips, but after wearing it around town, it … READ MORE

JORD Fieldcrest Dark Sandal Watch

JORD Watches Review, Giveaway + Black Friday Sale!

Looking for unique gifts for loved ones? JORD Watches are hand-crafted wood timepieces. I received one of their beautiful Fieldcrest in Dark Sandalwood to review. It’s really pretty. I like the clean look of this watch, and the silver markers make this an every day watch. (TIP: Make sure when sizing to read the instructions carefully.) JORD watches use 100% natural wood, they don’t treat the wood with toxic chemicals, and they use stainless steel (304) for the clasps. The dark sandalwood is hand-finished and pretreated with tung oils. PLUS you can have them engraved on the box or the back of the watch! More info below about caring for the watch, … READ MORE

National Teacher Day is Tuesday, May 9, 2017 – Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

It is that time of year again to celebrate the wonderful educators in our lives. This year’s National Teacher Day is Tuesday, May 9, 2017. It is usually the Tuesday of the first full week in May. Some dedicated creative classroom moms will organize a week-long celebration to shower our beloved teachers together as a group with a set budget. Sometimes we are not so lucky and will have to figure it out on our own. I always have the hardest time finding a gift for the teachers and their assistants (we have a lot). They work really hard all year round with my children, and I never feel like what I give them is enough. If I could, I would give them more than a $5-$10 gift card per person (which easily ends up being around $100 for everyone in my case) – Yikes! If you ask most teachers, they will tell you it is the thought that counts, and they’ll appreciate anything, but I try not to give them something they can’t use. I like to be practical so here are my go-to gifts…