Monday, April 23, 2012

So Exciting!!!

Hooked On Yarn CT, my Aunt Lori's company, is gifting Soleil Moon Frye!

For those of you who don't know, Hooked On Yarn CT has tons of fabulous crocheted items. Lori created two special hats for Soleil's children- which I think are super duper cute.

I love these. I have a couple of her hats with the flowers on the side, so cute. I have really dark hair, and the bright colors she has is such a great contrast with my hair- it looks perfect.

I hope Soleil's daughters will love these hats! I will now stalk the celeb publications looking for these hats.. if you happen to be celeb obsessed like I am, and scour the tabloids and online sites- keep a lookout for these hats!!! 

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Glam Girls Photo Shoot!

I love my two sisters.

They, after bribery, did an amazing photo shoot with our products. Yes, I said I had to bribe them. I am totally fine with that. I gave them each a pair of earrings I made... which they love. It is actually a new design I did- the same as what they were on Basketball Wives and Jerseylicious. My sisters, who are obsessed with these shows- had to have them the minute I made them. So what better way to get them to do something for me to bribe them with something they want? Perfect!

Here are some great shots from the day. Tell me what you think!!! And you can also see the coveted earrings here on the site!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Check out @PopCosmo for Great #Teen #Trends

I love Twitter. It brings you in contact wth so many great people that you would never meet otherwise. I love how you can come across great causes, companies, events, everything!

We came across PopCosmo, and I am so happy we did!

"Popcosmo is the savvy teen’s trendspotting source. We bring teenage girls everywhere the latest in fashion, beauty, health and lifestyle and will be coming to a city near you soon!"

This website is all about teen trends, fun products, great teen fashion and also important topics that should be covered with Teens... like Teen Dating Voilence,  being in the middle of Friends' Arguments, and The Top 5 Exam Stress Busters!

We love that there is a place online that covers everything for teens. Really.. when I was a teen (which wasn't tooooo long ago *cough cough*) I wish there was something like this out there for me. This is a great resource for teens.

Well, you know how one of our favorite causes we support is We Stop Hate (which helps build teen self-esteem to stop bullying), so anything that is helping teens with important topics (and also the fun stuff) is soemthing we just love. We are actually in the process of creating some fun bracelets for PopCosmo! Since this is an organization we definitely can get behind.

And.. another fun fact about PopCosmo is- it's a mother/daughter run company! Yes! You know how we just love those too.. for obvious reasons!

I cannot wait to show everyone what we have come up with for PopCosmo. We got some new beads in, that we just love and think they are perfect to brighten up any teen (or adults) day.

Stay tuned for more info! We will show you some pictures within the next couple of weeks :)

Friday, April 20, 2012

@TGBears Love!

As most of you know, I love TG Bears. This company, founded by Monica, is one of our TAG Sisters. Don't know what that means? Well.. TAG is The Artisan Group. TG Bears is a proud member and for very good reason... Monica's items are absolutely fabulous and great quality! She was accepted into TAG and has had the chance to gift many celebs some of her fuzzy, cuddly bears.

As well as gifting to some fabulous Celebs such as Jessica Alba & Hilary Duff (just to name drop a bit: ) TG Bears also gives back to many charities.

One of the charities TG Bears supports is  Henry's Hope. By purchasing this bear below, 20% of the proceeds goes directly to the charity.

Picture of Henry's Hope
"Henry's Hope has the vision to provide children with life-threatening diseases the advocacy that they need in society. Such conditions cause hardship on the families, not only financially, but also emotionally and the fear that arises from unknown issues."

TG Bears is such a special company, I think you should definitle check our their website. Also, if you take a look on TG Bears Facebook Page you will see a ton of great photos of Monica's Bears bringing smiles to special children that need some smiles <3 I think it is amazing that Monica gives back so much. More companies out there should be this giving. 

Thursday, April 19, 2012

We Need More Hours In The Day!

It's been a million years since I wrote. I am slacking, big time.

There has been so much going on I feel like a chicken with my head cut off!!

Here is an example of what my days are like this past month.... Every day this is my schedule...

  • Go to Day Job from 9-2 or 9-3
  • Come Home.
  • Package MTV Bracelets (we need to package, beautifully, 110 items going to The MTV Movie Awards Gift Lounge)
  • Finish making the MTV Bracelets ( we have 8 left! Woo Hoo!)
  • Send press releases for MTV Movie Awards Gift Lounge
  • Work on other jewelry, not for MTV's ( One thing we're working on is a collaboration with PopCosmo! More to come!!)
  • Promote on FB, Twitter, Etc... (We know I can't let a day go by without talking to Jewels For Hope Followers!)
  • Check into The Artisan Group's Private FB Group to help out the amazing owner, Valerie. 
  • Make jewelry for Fairs (we have 2 next month!)

Eat. Sleep. Repeat.

And hopefully during my days try and spend some time with my family and fiance.

We need a big break. That's all we need. I love love love what I do.. I just need an extra 10 hours in each day and I should be able to get everything done haha. Ever feel that way? Just some more hours... would be perfect!

Well.. I promise to start taking some time each day (I hope) to blog. I miss the outlet. It always makes me feel better to get everything out there.

Hope everyone reading this (anyone?) is well and things are fabulous in your life!!! xoxo

Monday, April 2, 2012

Jewels For Hope Gifting #KhloeKardashian

We are gifting Khloe Kardashian!!!!

I screamed when I found out. Yes, I admit that completely. I was a giddy little girl, jumping up and down. I am not ashamed haha.

The Artisan Group (which really is amazing- check them out!) is putting together this gifting opportunity! 30 members have been chosen to gift this fabulous lady- and we are one of them!!!

The Kardashians have made an amazing name for themselves, especially over the past couple of years. Kardashian fever is running wild over the world!

When I told my sisters that we are gifting Khloe (whom all 3 of us just lovee) they said to me... "Wow.. This means you really made it".

They didn't care about The Oscars Gift Lounge. or The Golden Globes Gift Lounge. Nope... but the fact that we are gifting Khloe- they really respect Jewels For Hope now LOL.

Well. Now that we have this amazzzing opportunity.. it's to the drawing board for her items. Of course, we are going to make Khloe a bracelet & earrings.. because my mother and I just love that combination. I can't wait to show you all what we create!

I think we want to do a black/silver/sparkle combination. Something really funky and shimmery. I can see Khloe in that. Can't you?

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Campus Book Rentals!!

Now, I was in college many years ago (okay... only 4.. but it feels like a lifetime ago!) and I know I spent most of my money on books for classes. Most of my hard earned money working in retail store after retail store. I was not pleased to give up hundreds of dollars every semester only to never use the book again the minute I leave that final (yes, I admit it.).

Well, I have been doing some research for my little sister who is going off to college next year (I still can't believe she is old enough to go to college...but that's another blog post! LOL).

I found this great site called Campus Book Rentals. Renting Books.

Why didn't I know about this when I was in school?

You can get 40%-90% off book prices with free shipping both ways. You can rent for a semester or a quarter. These deals are great! This Engineering Book is 70% off.... Oh, I love 70% off of anything! haha

As well as getting great deals on books,  they donate. We all know how much I love donating and feel everyone should donate to some organization they support. They donate a portion of the profits of every rental to Operation Smile.

Coming from Campus Book Rentals:

"Operation Smile, an out of this world, awesome organization, that performs life changing cleft lip surgeries on children whose families could not otherwise afford it. The long term Improvement in quality of life for the children that receive these surgeries is almost incomprehensible. We have committed to donating enough to cover a minimum of 1,000 life changing surgeries. We hope To beat that number, but it's a significant commitment. "

In my opinion, if you have to get books anyway, why not get books cheaper and through an organization that donates!!!! I always get so happy when I see other companies donating. There are so many people in need out there that if everyone donated just a little bit the world would be a better place (yes, I sound corny, but it is how I feel).

Now, I can't wait to show my sister this website! I feel like I'm really helping her out with this one- since we all know I can't really afford to give her money for books, haha.

 Do you know someone in college who could benefit from Campus Book Rentals? Show them the site!

**This was a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Campus Book Rentals. 
All opinions are 100% my own and were by no way influenced by free products/services.**