Create Something One Of A Kind with Blurb

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Create Something One Of A Kind with Blurb

Save 30% on Blurb’s Print Books with code: SAVE30

People love getting really creative, one-of-a-kind books for Christmas. Books that elicit a “where did you find this?” response. As the leading indie- and self-publishing platform, Blurb has an entire online bookstore full of unique books by an incredible array of undiscovered, self-published authors, artists, and photographers. And while these books probably aren’t in your recipient’s bookshelf, many of them should be. So, if you’re thinking of giving unique gifts this year, consider these titles. Each costs around $40 USD or less:

Cookie Cravings by Maria Lichty and Heidi Larsen
We all have cookie cravings. Popular food blogger Maria Lichter decided to put them into something deliciously original: A baking book featuring 30 recipes you won’t find anywhere else.

Dog by My Side by Adam Schnitzer
This charming collection of original, vintage photos shows us that as long as there have been cameras, we’ve wanted to photograph our canine best friends. As a special bonus, there’s a glossary of the early photographic methods used in the original images.

Around the World with a Toy Camera by Giorgio Giussani
Perfect for the photography or graffiti-art fan on your list. This book is an explosion of gritty color that explores the wonders of street art and analog photography.

Food Stories by Elena Scott
A short, wonderfully illustrated collection of recipes (and food stories) that will inspire you to pick up the knife and spatula—or just pen and paper.

Things I Love by Carol Nehls and Jessica Rose
Illustrated and written many years apart by a mother and daughter, this sweet rhyming story told by a fox is pure joy for all ages.

Patent Pending by Jordan Natyshen
Chicken goggles, air-conditioned rocking chairs, monkey jockeys for greyhounds… humankind has invented and sought to patent some amazing and crazy things. Illustrator Jordan Natyshen illustrates some of the strangest in this history of odd inventions.

Tiny Horses are Everywhere by Thea Lux
The perfect stocking-stuffer for fans of off-beat humor, this undeniably nutty book is based on a Tumblr blog and combines simple photo collages of small horses in human environments with incredibly funny captions.

Rouleaux by Anastassia Elias
What can you do with an empty roll of toilet paper? If you’re French artist Anastassia Elias, you create tiny dioramas inside of the discarded tubes. Inspired by art and movies, these pieces are beautifully crafted, fun, and unbelievably detailed.

Low Fidelity by Bobby Grossman
If you, or someone you love, listened to New York punk and new wave in the 70s, chances are your favorite artist can be found in this book. Bobby Grossman photographed Iggy Pop, David Byrne, The Ramones, Debbie Harry, Andy Warhol and many more. This book is a time capsule of—and a love letter to—a legendary time, place, and sound.

Take a second and head over to Blurb to see if you can end your search for that perfect gift this season!

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Lalaloopsy™ Loopy Hair Doll Review and Giveaway #KmartFab15

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Jewel Sparkles lalaloopsy loopy hair doll

It’s that time of year again when Kmart’s Fab 15 holiday toy list comes out and one of the Fab toys on the list is the Lalaloopsy™ Loopy Hair Doll.  My younger daughter was so excited when we received Jewel Sparkles to review.  She loves her other Lalaloopsy dolls but this new doll has long, soft yarn for hair that she can brush, style, twist, braid, and put into clips.  There are so many different, fun ways that she can style Jewel Sparkles’s hair.


Jewel Sparkles comes with a special comb to brush her hair and three sets of pretty hair clips.   She has a beautiful removable dress and removable shoes for fashion play.  Her arms, legs, and head are articulated and fun to pose.   She has become my daughter’s favorite doll!
lalaloopsy hair

The Lalaloopsy were once rag dolls who magically came to life when their very last stitch was sewn.Jewel Sparkles’s Sewn on Date: March 13th (Jewel Day) and was made from remnants of a real princess’ dress.  Jewel is very graceful, a little bit bossy, and loves to dance and wear sparkly clothes.  She has a Persian cat.

The Kmart Fab 15 ultimate list of hot holiday toys includes:

  • Playskool Sesame Street Big Hugs Elmo by Hasbro®
  • Disney Doc McStuffins Get Better Check-Up Center by Just Play
  • LEGO® Eglor’s Twin Bike
  • Flutterbye Fairy by Spin Master™
  • Furby Boom by Hasbro®
  • Holiday Auburn Barbie™ 2013 Doll by Mattel® (Kmart exclusive)
  • Hot Wheels® Car Maker by Mattel®
  • Lalaloopsy™ Loopy Hair Doll by MGA Entertainment
  • LeapFrog LeapPad™ Ultra
  • Monster High® 13 Wishes™ Party Doll by Mattel®
  • Disney Planes Pilot Pals™ Dusty Crophopper Remote Control Plane by Mattel®
  • NERF® Rebelle Heartbreaker Bow
  • Fisher-Price® Imaginext Rescue City Center
  • Disney Sofia the First Transforming Dress & Trunk by Jakks Pacific® (Kmart exclusive)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles® Shellraiser by Playmates Toys, Inc.


Fab 15 Toys Offered In-Store, Online or Via Mobile; Some Hot Holiday Toys Available Only at Kmart

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (Sept. 18, 2013) – Kmart has unveiled the annual Fab 15 holiday toy list, and is encouraging shoppers to ‘gift it forward’ to help children in need on the Shop Your Way Charity Gift Registry. Kmart and Shop Your Way have partnered with Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign to allow members and gift-givers the opportunity to donate Fab 15 toys to children in need at

“This year, Kmart has committed to making the season brighter for every child,” said Hugo Malan, SVP and president, fitness, sporting goods and toys at Sears Holdings. “We always strive to select toys for our Fab 15 list that will top the wish lists of kids everywhere and from the many ways to shop for the hottest toys at Kmart including online, in-store and via mobile phone – as well as donate to a good cause – parents will be thrilled that this year’s list is making shopping easy.”

Whether purchasing the toys in-store, buying online and getting free store pick-up, or having them shipped directly home – getting the most wanted toys is easy, affordable and convenient. At, gift-givers can easily shop for the Fab 15 toys online or from a mobile device. On the site, customers can find the nearest locations with the toys in stock.

To bring to life how the holiday shopping season can be easy and affordable with Kmart and Shop Your Way, the retailer worked with award-winning advertising director, Paul Fuentes and online sensation Anita Renfroe of “The Mom Song” fame, to create a series of videos that help “struggling Santas” learn about all of the convenient ways to find perfect toys. The videos, starring well-known comedians including Big Jay Oakerson, Chuck Nice, Kareem Green and Brian Scott McFadden, can be viewed on Kmart’s YouTube channel.

In addition, the annual Kmart holiday toy catalog includes this year’s Fab 15, plus a broad selection of on-trend toys for all ages and stages.

Free Layaway at Kmart In-Store, Online and Mobile

Getting ahead on holiday shopping ensures that parents will be able to get the toys their kids want most. “We know that many families are concerned about holiday budgets,” said Malan. “Announcing the list in September helps parents plan ahead and take advantage of the year-round layaway at Kmart, easing the burden of holiday shopping on tight budgets.”

Acknowledging that many family budgets are stretched during the holidays, Kmart is offering free layaway service both online and in-stores from now until Nov. 23. From the comfort of their home, customers can initiate a layaway contract online and choose to ship their purchases home or pick-up their purchases from their selected Kmart. There is no minimum purchase and Shop Your Way members even earn points on layaway purchases. In addition, members can earn at least 10 dollars back in Shop Your Way points on layaway purchases made between Sept. 22 and Nov. 27 when completing a layaway contract.

Hot Holiday Toys, Available Only at Kmart

This holiday season, certain toys are available only at Kmart. For parents and gift-givers looking for that extra special toy, the Sofia the First Transforming Dress and Trunk will deliver smiles on Christmas morning. This trunk features the ultimate royal dress up collection including dress, tiara, gloves, purse, wand and the amulet for a complete Princess Sofia look.

For the legion of loyal Barbie fans and collectors worldwide, the auburn Holiday Barbie 2013 doll is also available only at Kmart. For the silver anniversary doll in the series, Holiday Barbie dons a snow-themed gown, and comes with ornate earrings. There are also other toy exclusives available in-store and online outside of the Fab 15 list.

Win All Fab 15 Toys with Shop Your Way

Beginning this month, Shop Your Way members can enter for a chance to win all of the Kmart Fab 15 toys at In addition, upon entering for the grand prize, one Fab 15 toy will be given away to entrants every day through Nov. 27.

Customers and members can shop for any of the items on the Fab 15 list at local Kmart stores nationwide or online anytime For the latest information and deals on the Fab 15, “Like” us on Facebook and “Follow” us on Twitter.

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Blurb’s Chicken Soup For Your Soul! A Personalized Book Like No Other!!!

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Blurb’s Chicken Soup For Your Soul!
It can be really hard buying books for people as gifts. After all, you never know just which books they already have. And then when you do find the right book and give it to them, how do you make it really personal? Put in a book plate? Write an inscription? How do you make the whole thing totally them?

These personalized “Chicken Soup for the Soul” books are one really great way to do it. Not only do you get to choose from five different story themes (from “Christmas Stories” to “Giving thanks”), you can personalize it in ways you just can’t with a conventional book. As the title suggests, these are stories meant to comfort and heal.

Your custom “Chicken Soup for the Soul” book will truly be a book for them because the book is printed with their name on the cover, as the recipient. And it’s truly from you because your name is printed on the cover as the giver. You can even include an inscription inside the book and on the back cover. Even add a photo to the back.

There are other nice options to choose from, like the type of cover you’d like and the type of paper. It takes just about five minutes to make it a truly custom book. And chances are, it’s something they’ll love forever. And a 60-page book starts at just $24.95.

There’s a quick video here: Chicken Soup for the Soul that shows you how to fill in all the info using a simple online tool. The books are all done by Blurb, so you know the quality is going to be great.

Get started here: Blurb’s Chicken Soup for the Soul Book

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Holiday Gift Guide 2013

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Pictures On Gold
Build Your Own Locket

Starting at $29.95

Jewelry In Candles
100% Soy Candles and Tarts Each With a Jewelry Surprise Inside

You choose surprise jewelry type- necklace, earrings, or ring (even choose your ring size) Jewelry surprise value from $10 to thousands! It's like 2 gifts in one!

Starting at $15.95

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For Kids


Pedi-Derm Bum Paste
$19.95 for 4oz

eagle eye hidden pictures collage 3
Highlights Magazine
Highlights Hidden Picture Club

Fun With a Purpose

For Women

For Men


fashion playtes
Fashion Playtes
Design Your Own Clothes

Starting at $5

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For the Foodies

gift guide coming soon

Coming soon- Kernel Season’s™ Popcorn Seasonings Review

gift guide coming soon

Toys and Games

For Pets

Stocking Stuffers

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$5 Frenzy Sale at FashionPlaytes! Design Your Own Clothes For Girls!! FREE Shipping! This Weekend Only!!!

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Fashion Playtes is one of my favorite online stores for girls.  What makes Fashion Playtes unique is that girls design their own clothes on the site and then Fashion Playtes sends them the finished products.  I have ordered from them with my own girls many times over the past few years and I’ve given Fashion Playtes Gift Cards, too.  Right now they are having a $5 Frenzy!

What’s $5 Frenzy? It’s your chance to visit the Fashion Playtes Design Studio, check out the styles that are marked down to $5, and add your own style! As always, they charge a bit extra for the designs that you add, but changing the base price to $5 makes a custom design soooo affordable!!  No coupon code needed.  Just design away! 🙂
Fashion Playtes Clothes For Girls
My girls in creations they made in the past.
Fashion Playtes Dollie and Me Clothes
Here’s an outfit my daughter made for herself AND her doll!

They have all sorts of embellishments from My Little Pony, Littlest Pet Shop, sports, peace signs, ribbons, sequins, and lots more!
Something for every girl’s style!
Where else can you get a dress, shirt, shorts, skirts, etc. for only $5 plus the cost of the embellishments you add?  I ordered a few outfits for my girls a few weeks ago but when I saw this sale last night I jumped on ordering some skirts and shorts for my younger daughter.  She never seems to have enough plain skirts or shorts that fit her so for $5 each I grabbed some skirts and shorts in her size and then next size up in several different colors.  Normally my girls add embellishments and design everything that we order from Fashion Playtes but in this case getting plain shorts and skirts for $5 was too good to pass up.  Of course when I tell them about the sale I am sure they are going to want to order more.  And at such a reasonable price, they will make great holiday presents.

Plus if you spend $50 you get FREE shipping!  That’s 10 pieces shipped for $50!!!!
(not counting embellishments)

Select styles, base garment only, additional embellishments cost extra. No code necessary. $5 Frenzy ends Sunday 11/03/13, at Midnight (11:59 PM PDT).

Custom Fashion by and for girls

Here’s a review we did on Fashion Playtes on my old blog- Fashion Playtes Review.
And here’s a video, too:


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