Mar 312014
 

I received a sample from KidzCanDesign in exchange for sharing this information with you. All thoughts and words are my own.

If you look at our refrigerator, it’s easy to tell that we have a preschooler.  There are a number of drawings and coloring pages stuck to the front of it, and many others grace the refrigerator at Grammie’s house, too.  She produces them much faster than we can keep up with them, that’s for sure.

As this is my first experience with all the “Mama, I made this for you!” drawings, I have a really hard time throwing any of them away.  What isn’t being displayed has been collected into a box to sort through at a future time.  Many of them I’m sure I’ll hang on to until she’s older, as some of them are really pretty good for a 3-year-old.

Turn Your Child's Artwork Into Custom Jewelry with KidzCanDesign

I know that over the years, there are likely to be some pieces that I’ll want to have forever.  And now those pieces can be something that you can memorialize in a very special way.  Using the KidzCanDesign website you can turn your kids’ art into custom pieces of jewelry! Continue reading »

Dec 142013
 

I received Eiffel Tower Jewelry as inspiration for my post. All thoughts and words are my own.

There’s always at least one person on my list each year that is kind of hard to shop for.  Whether they’re the person that has everything, or they say they don’t need anything, or the kids are kind of at an in-between age where they’re too old for toys but too young for just clothes and “adult” stuff.  You still want to get them something memorable and special, but what?

My mother-in-law sometimes falls on that “what do I get her?” list.  Sometimes she’ll mention something new she’d love to have, and that’s helpful.  Other times I sit and think and think and think and still come up dry.  But not this year!

Korbella Eiffel Tower Jewelry Made from Pieces of the Actual Eiffel Tower

My in-laws love to travel and last year they did a tour and cruise in Europe.  One of the places they had the chance to visit was Paris, France.  They even brought up back a beautiful candle that commemorates the building.  So when I found Korbella, a company that makes Eiffel Tower jewelry, I knew it would be the perfect gift for my MIL. Continue reading »

Aug 312013
 

I received a Wantable subscription box in order to facilitate my review.  All thoughts and words are my own.

I don’t wear a lot of jewelry on a day-to-day basis.  When you’re chasing after a toddler it’s a good idea not to have anything that dangles.  Being strangled with a necklace or having your earlobes torn open by a snagged earring isn’t really my idea of a good time.  But though I don’t get to wear it as much as I’d like, I still love a good accessory.

Recently I heard about Wantable.com, a subscription box focused around fashion and beauty.  They actually have two “paths” you can choose from: makeup (full size products) or limited edition accessories.  While I have a serious love for nail polish, I thought it would be fun to go the jewelry route and see just what showed up on my doorstep.

Customize Your Wantable Accessory Subscription Box

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Feb 072013
 

Diamond Candles Giveaway

It’s the Forget Me Nots giveaway event hosted by MamaNYC!  Valentine’s Day is about giving tokens of your affection to those you love. But don’t forget about a little something for yourself – like the chance to win some great prizes.

Here at Views From the ‘Ville one person is going to win a prize within a prize.  The winner will be able to select their favorite scent of Diamond Candles.  The extra prize is that inside of each candle is a ring – potentially worth up to $5000!  You’ll be anxious to dig for the ring, I’m sure, but definitely give yourself time to let the candle burn naturally – their scents are SO good.

Giveaway closed.

What are you hoping to receive for Valentine’s Day?

Mar 292012
 

Sometimes we all need a little reminder of just how appreciated we are.  Wouldn’t it be nice if all we needed to do to receive that reminder was to look down at the charm hanging around our neck?  That’s exactly what Compliment Charm Necklaces allow the wearers to do!

Monica Strobel is the mom-preneur behind Compliment Charm Necklaces,  available from her website, The Compliment Quotient.  In addition to her inspirational jewelry, she’s also a speaker and author of the book The Compliment Quotient.

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