Thursday, July 30, 2015

Get to know Tuft & Needle

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Did you know that over 70 million Americans suffer from sleep issues? If you're tossing and turning at night, chances are that your mattress may be the problem. 

But the process of shopping for a new mattress can be overwhelming -- not to mention the unbelievably high price tags and uncomfortable mattresses!

These reasons and more are why John-Thomas (JT) Marino and Daehee Park co-founded Tuft & Needle. They were fed up with the lack of transparency and fairness in the mattress industry and decided to create a company selling thoughtfully-crafted mattresses at a fair price (they start at only $350!). 

Live in a walk-up or a small space? No worries. Tuft & Needle mattresses are compressed into a box the size of a mini fridge, making them easy to handle and get into your bedroom. They also give you a 100-night trial period with free, zero-hassle returns and free shipping

Life's too short to wake up tired, achy, and cranky because of a sub-standard mattress. You deserve to sleep on a high-quality, comfortable mattress with a price tag that will ensure you rest easy. 

Plan an Inside Out party with PartyPail

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Ever plan a party and have a bunch of conflicting voices in your head about what you should do for decorations, what food you should serve, how many people you should invite, and all the endless other elements of party planning? Well, instead of those voices making you crazy, put them to good use, just like Riley did in the movie "Inside Out!" 

With help from PartyPail, you can throw a party that Joy would definitely want to be invited to. Use PartyPail's Inside Out party supplies to cover all the moods featured in the film, such as Joy, Sadness, Fear, and Disgust. 

The disposable tableware included in this party theme includes plates, napkins, a table cover and a fun favor cup. Fill it with party treats or matching custom favors. And consider adding coordinating solid color decorations and delicious food and drink to make all your guests feel extra special.

Party Pail is even adding to the joy by giving you 15% off all party supplies (including Inside Out products!) Just use code sas15nm at checkout to get your savings! This is until 07/31 only, so hurry now!


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Cricut Design Inspirations - Unique and fun projects for you!

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Now that you’re more familiar with Cricut Explore One™Cricut Explore Air™ and Cricut Design Space™, it’s time to chat about some of the really neat things you can create when you put it all together. 

As you’re getting familiar with your Cricut machine, it’s a great idea to take advantage of the free Make it Now™  projects and images that you get with Cricut Design Space™. 


For example, check out this adorable 3D Hot Air Balloons Mobile. It’s a fun, easy starter project and makes for the perfect baby shower or toddler’s birthday gift (and can you believe it's made with felt?). And what’s a gift without a card? Cricut has an incredible selection of card examples made with Cricut Explore machines. There’s even a whole selection dedicated to everything baby, which is where I came across this cute baby shower card

Birthday
What better way to tell someone how special they are than with a hand/Cricut-made card and gift? This super fun shaker card is perfect for a 21+ birthday. And even if you purchase a gift, you can always use your Cricut Explore machine to personalize it. For example, if you bought a friend a purse or a wallet, you could use your machine to monogram it with their initials. Or if you bought them a plain shirt or sweater, you could customize it with a fun image or statement. 


I love this sparkly pineapple t-shirt. All you need is a blank shirt, a roll of Cricut Iron-on, and images from the Cricut® Summer Love image set. 

Pool Party
Soak up the summer fun with a pool party! You can use your Cricut Explore to create everything from invitations to decorations. Here are some really creative ideas for how to add some special splash to a pool party

Engagement/Wedding
Make your own beautiful table decorations, banners, party favor boxes, cards, and more for the happy couple in just a few minutes! You’ll find some really impressive ideas in Cricut’s Design Space, such as this lovely Mr. & Mrs. card


There are an unbelievable number of project examples in the Design Space, which are categorized by type (e.g. baby, holidays, home décor, school, food, etc.) and by level (easy, moderate, and advanced). You can also find a ton of great ideas for projects on Cricut's Blog and Pinterest page

The summer season is a perfect time to get your very own Cricut machine and familiarize yourself with Design Space and all the incredible projects you can create. Try out a few projects each month and you’ll be amazed at how easy it is. By the time the holiday season rolls around, you’ll be a Cricut pro and will wow your friends and family with your stunning crafting skills! 

Happy crafting! 

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Summer is About Pops of Color

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Sometimes changing things up and giving a new fresh look to your space is as easy as adding a pop of color.

Spending time entertaining or relaxing in your outdoor area should be a huge part of your summer days and nights. And nothing enlivens that outside living space like pillows. You can change the entire look with fun, modern, graphic, bold pillows that also add that touch of flair and comfort. Mix, match, play with color. You can’t go wrong – especially once you add family and friends.

You can also add some beach-inspired towels to help perk up your bathroom. They’re also a beautiful addition poolside. Wrap yourself in luxurious comfort with soft, beautiful, absorbent towels that add subtle nautical flair with stripes in muted colors.

But it’s not just about your outdoor space. A simple, breezy tablecloth with an unexpected dip dye look adds an unexpected splash of whimsy to your dining experience. Casual, yet elegant, this modern tablecloth is perfect whether you’re dining indoors or entertaining alfresco.

These easy updates from ShopNineSpace.com have bold impact and give you that fresh, updated stylish feel that come with summer.


Friday, July 3, 2015

Cricut Design Space and New iPhone App!

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If you read last week’s post, you now know why Cricut’s Explore One™ and Explore Air™ machines are so incredible – and a must-have for any crafter. 

But what bridges the gap between the creative ideas in your head and the Cricut machine is the Cricut Design Space™

Cricut’s Design Space™ is software for PC, Mac®, iPhone® and iPad® that you get for free with your Cricut machine of choice. 

Instead of trying to figure out how to make your project, Design Space gives you the ability to focus on what you want to make. Your Cricut machine takes it from there and brings it to life. 

With Design Space, you can start designing from scratch on your computer, iPhone® or iPad®, or you can use a pre-designed, Make It Now™ project. These ready-to-make projects are created by professional artists and include everything from home décor to fashion to paper crafting, and even a variety of FREE projects. 

If you want to use one of Cricut’s 50K+ images, you can try them out in the Design Space to see which will look best in your project before you commit to purchasing it. 

Uploading Images 

When you’re ready to start designing, you can either use one of Cricut’s 50K+ images or easily upload your own using the “Upload Images” tool in Design Space. You can upload and cut .svg, .jpg, .png, .bmp, .gif, and .dxf files absolutely FREE. You can even use fonts already installed on your computer. 

Cut What You Want® tool 

The Design Space’s Cut What You Want® tool makes it easy to convert your design into a cuttable image in just a few clicks! 

The Cricut Design Space™ app for iPad® and iPhone® 

Cricut’s easy-to-use app for the iPad® and iPhone® makes it possible for you can design anytime and anywhere inspiration strikes you.

It also allows you to access all the project’s that you’ve personally designed, whether on your iOs device or your PC or Mac, and gives you access to all the Make-it-Now projects. 

With this app, you can start a project while at the beach, enhance it at the ice-cream shop, add some embellishments while cozying up on your couch, and then cut it on the Cricut Explore in your craft room. Plus, it’s cloud-based, so your projects are always synced across all your devices. 

P.S. Cricut is working on an Android™ app right now, so don’t feel left out if you don’t have an iPad or iPhone. 

In a nutshell, Cricut Design Space™ gives you the creative freedom to design just about anything! Make party invitations, decorations, and favors. Create seasonal home décor or personalize wedding gifts. Add embellishments to your favorite photo memories. 

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! That’s why next week’s post (the last on in this series) will focus on some really fun and interesting projects that people have created using their Cricut machine and the Cricut Design Space. 

Stay tuned! 


Unforgettable Wedding with MagnetStreet + 4th of July Wedding Sale

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Weddings are one of the most memorable moments that could happen in one's life. And we do want to make it unforgettable, right?! That's what MagnetStreet is for!


MagnetStreet.com is your Wedding headquarters for all your printed products, helping you capture your moment and share your message. MagnetStreet is an online, full service stationery store that allows you to create highly personalized wedding announcements, invitations and more. MagnetStreet.com offers a variety of wedding products and designs in unlimited color options and designs to help you communicate your message in your own unique way.


Checkout MagnetStreet's products that will fit your wedding needs!

Save the Dates
  • Save the Date Magnets Large, small, square, heart—we offer a variety of magnet shapes and sizes for each design.
  • Save the Date Cards From size and shape to paper stock, find cards to fit your unique style and budget.
  • Save the Date Postcards Style and convenience! Available in two sizes, postcards are easy to address, stamp, and mail.
Wedding Programs
  • Tea-length Programs With your ceremony printed on both sides, Tea-length Programs offer simplicity and elegance.
  • Half-fold Programs Half-fold Programs open like a greeting card—sweetly narrating your nuptials on each side.
  • Program Fans Available in four unique shapes, Program Fans help guests stay cool during your ceremony.
Wedding Invitations
  • Rectangle Invitations Widely popular, Rectangle Invites are an easy way to tie your chic wedding look together.
  • Shaped Invitations Add a trendy touch to your wedding with a Shaped Invite. Unique, modern and totally fun!
  • Pocket Invitations Keep your enclosures neat and organized inside a pretty pocket fold. Choose from two layouts.

Here's a good news in celebration of Independence Day. MagnetStreet is having a 4th of July wedding sale where you will get 25% savings on ALL Wedding products - Wedding Save the Dates, Wedding Programs, Wedding Invitations or any Wedding products.

Take advantage of this offer as early as now because the sale is until July 7! Don't forget to use coupon code WAFJULY upon checkout to avail the 25% discount.

Now go and plan your wedding day with MagnetStreet!


Create your own colorful coral at home with Little Passports' Coral Reef Kit!

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Are you looking for a fun science project for your kids to do? What about one that can spark conversations regarding different ecosystems around the world? Sound like something for your Little Explorer? Little Passports has you covered!

With simple step-by-step instructions, this easy science activity for kids demonstrates how crystals form and encourages an understanding of underwater ecosystems.

Set up your trays with the paper coral forms, add the terraforming solution, and enjoy your child's amazement as you both watch the transformation!

The Companion Guide features new adventures in Australia with Sam & Sofia as they explore the world’s largest coral reef system, the Great Barrier Reef.

The kit includes
- Three coral forms, trays and terraforming solution
- Instruction booklet with easy to follow step-by-step instructions
- Companion Guide, featuring more Australia adventures with Sam and Sofia

The Coral Reef Kit is recommended for ages 6+

This fun science project is only $12.95 + shipping! Click here to purchase your very own Little Passports Coral Reef Kit .



Thursday, July 2, 2015

Popular Kids' Birthday Party Themes at PartyPail!

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Whether it's a birthday party or a just-because-it's-summer party, you'll be able to find great themes and party supplies at PartyPail! Here are three must-see themes that are sure to inspire your party-planning efforts:

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Peppa Pig - Put a smile on everyone’s face with the adorable Peppa Pig birthday party theme. You can shop for supplies like plates, napkins, cups plus a table cover filled with colorful balloons, hats, presents and, of course, images of Peppa’s loving family. Matching favor cups can be filled with goodies and custom favors to keep all the little piggies laughing and celebrating. Bake up some chocolate cupcakes and add additional decorations in lovely solid colors to create a memorable and delightful day!

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Skylanders - Enter a new portal when you host a Skylanders party. With delightfully themed party supplies and decorations, you'll be able to transform your house or backyard into a portal of power! The colorful Skylanders birthday supplies represent the eight elements of fire, water, earth, life, air, tech, magic, and the undead from the popular gaming series. Get your celebration started with the Skylander themed collection! 

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Paw Patrol - The plucky pups from Adventure Bay are ready to help you decorate your party venue for a memorable celebration. Ryder, Rocky, Skye, Rubble, Chase, Marshall and Zuma all make an appearance atop brightly colored Paw Patrol Birthday party supplies, including tableware, decorations, and favor items. Combine Paw Patrol-themed selections with solid offerings in red, yellow and blue to create the perfect setting for an awesome birthday adventure! 

Be sure to use code sas15nm at checkout to receive 15% off all orders.