4/19/18

Canvastry Custom Recipe Kitchen Towels for Mother's Day

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
I've been doing product reviews for seven years and this is definitely one of my most favorite gift items ever! Canvastry.com has created a keepsake that is beautiful, meaningful, practical, and full of personality. They turn your favorite family recipe into an artistic kitchen towel that will complement any decor.
Even better, they will do it in your handwriting! This is such a fabulous idea! You could have your mom write out the recipe of whatever meal, appetizer, or dessert that is her specialty (or you could do it in your handwriting) and send it to Canvastry.com, and you'll get back a pretty kitchen towel that will forever capture it.
I decided upon Mom's 7-Layer Cookies, because it's a family-favorite recipe that she passed down to me, and I've made them every Christmas for my own kids. After writing out the recipe in my handwriting, I scanned it and uploaded it to Canvastry.com. There is even an option to add a fancy title to the towel, which I did.
Canvastry.com sent me my proof by email so I could confirm my recipe towel design, and in just a couple of days, my pretty recipe towel arrived right at my door. It is absolutely perfect! I chose the Natural Recipe Tea Towel which is slightly off-white, but it also comes in White, or you can choose White with Blue Stripes or White with Red Stripes.
The recipe tea towel is amazing! It's HUGE when it's all unfolded, but arrives perfectly folded with the recipe in the right spot for hanging on a shelf, on a towel bar, or placed on a tray. This recipe towel is so meaningful to me that I actually teared up thinking about my mom, and I hope someday my kids will do the same when they come across this towel.
We are nearly done with our 1888 farmhouse kitchen renovation, so you get a sneak peek at a few pictures of the kitchen before the big reveal. This Cavanstry.com Recipe Towel is the perfect farmhouse touch! I'm having trouble deciding exactly where I'm going to have it hang. I could hang it on the towel bar I made or I could hang it over the edge of the reclaimed wood shelves that I designed. What do you think?
Canvastry.com doesn't just create recipe towels! You can use your child's artwork or even your own design to create a lasting memory that looks beautiful in your kitchen. These kitchen towels can be used like any other kitchen towel, tossed in washer and dryer, and even ironed. What will you put on your new kitchen towel?
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4/16/18

Patio Shield Repeller - Attractive Solution to Biting Pests

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Here's hoping spring has finally arrived! I am so ready to sit out on my porch and enjoy some warm weather and sunshine. I've noticed the bees beginning to visit our dandelions, so I know the bugs are starting to come out of hiding. I'm ready for those pesky mosquitoes with my new Thermacell Patio Shield Repeller!
The Patio Shield Repeller looks a lot like a pillar candle so it fits into any decor. It comes in five colors - Greenery, Glacial Blue, Fiesta Red, Graphite, White - and creates a 15'x15' mosquito-free zone. It is silent, virtually odor-free, and has no open flame. It has a weather proof cap to protect it from weather elements and the cap nests under the product when you're using it.
It comes with a butane cartridge that goes inside underneath and three repellent mats, plus the Patio Shield offers on-board storage so you never have to hunt for a mat when it's time to change it out. I am always looking for great ways to keep those mosquitoes at bay and the Thermacell Patio Shield is the most attractive way to add protection to my home. Much better than a sticky spray on my skin!
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Essential Charms - Essential Oil Jewelry

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Mother's Day is coming up and your mom is going to love Essential Charms! This collection of essential oil diffuser jewelry can help any mom find her inner calm in the chaos of everyday life. Essential Charms offers beautiful bracelets, earrings, and necklaces made of beautiful stones and metals.
I chose the Earthly Comfort Lava Stones Bracelet to review. It features premium, semi-precious 12mm "Picture Stone" Jasper stones, three beige lava stones, and a custom stainless steel cube. The colors of the Jasper stones are stunning and I absolutely adore the lava stones. The bracelet comes in small or large, with a stretchy fit for maximum comfort, and the colors go with anything in my closet!
Throughout the world, "Picture Stone" Jasper is heralded for its deep connection to the Earth. It is known as a "protective stone" and is said to bring comfort to its bearer by reducing stress, anxiety, and fear. Combined with lava stones and Essential Oils, it is the perfect stone to keep you more in balance with nature, making it one of the most popular Essential Charms diffuser bracelets. I absolutely love mine!
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