Zen Art & Design

Artisanal Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles | Handmade in America | Zen Art & Design, Inc.

 

 


Sunrise in a Winter Forest

Zen Puzzles are hand designed, heirloom quality, wooden jigsaw puzzles crafted with beautiful images, elegant designs, and wonderful, whimsical, figural pieces.  We create giclées of our images using state-of-the-art, wide-format printers.  We mount them to FSC certified Birch wood sourced in the USA, and design and cut each unique wooden jigsaw puzzle with extraordinarily high quality standards.  We are proud to make our eco-friendly Zen Puzzles right here in the USA.  The number of pieces in our puzzles varies slightly because we hand-design our puzzles with unique cuts and figural pieces.

Zebra on a Beach

Peapod Puzzles are artisanal, wooden jigsaw puzzles hand-designed specifically for children ages 4-8. Created with vibrant images, unique designs, and wonderfully whimsical figural pieces, Peapod Puzzles inspire creativity, challenge young minds, and make the perfect gift!  We design each of our heirloom-quality, wooden children’s puzzles with unique cuts and figural pieces, craft them with eco-friendly materials in America, and contribute a portion of profits to children’s causes.

Do Puzzles that Do Good:  Mission Driven, Eco-Friendly, and Made in the USA

Green Zenso Zb300

Zen Art & Design provided these products to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

 

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Traditional Hooked Rugs and Accessories with a Twist

 

Round hooked mug rug, polar bear, approximately 5 in diameter, gift, stocking stuffer , cottage, ski house

Polar bear mug rug/ coaster. Handmade in Maine by Ellen Skea Marshall. I LOVE this!  Completely handmade, Ellen even hand dyed the blue for this piece. And this is her own created pattern.

While this is truly the best ever coffee cup companion, I really enjoying looking at this guy & decided to use him for my eyewear care {Polar Bear rug to place my reading glasses}.

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Ellen Skea Marshall

I have identified as many things in my life. A daughter, a sister, a friend, a student, a teacher, a wife, a mother, but now, along with those things I am a fiber artist.

Living in the mountains of Western Maine, I am surrounded by beauty. Having lived in many parts of the country I have lots to draw upon when I sit down to draw, design, color plan and finally hook.

My mother’s mother, who was gone before I was born, was a rug hooker. My grandfather used to muse that he was afraid to leave home because his clothes would be turned into rugs while he was away. I am fortunate to have grown up walking on her rugs, not imagining at the time that I would be carrying on her tradition of hooking while giving it a modern twist with design elements and a use of fabrics that she didn’t have access to.

I love what I am doing now and hope that you will enjoy my designs, my work and want to stop by my ETSY shop and see the  patterns and finished pieces.

Please share this with others. The art of traditional rug hooking is making a comeback and it is very exciting to see. I am fortunate enough to be able to hook along side very talented women in Maine and continue this very important heritage craft.

Two Cats and Dog Hooking provided this product to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

 

Lynch Creek Farm

Our company is located in Washington state. All of our products are hand made from fresh evergreens boughs from the Pacific Northwest, right in our own back yard. At Lynch Creek Farm, we never cut down trees. Our boughs are trimmed from lower tree branches to ensure a lifetime of bough production and come mostly from the Cascade Mountains, near Mount St. Helens, on either permitted government or private land. We procure all of our fresh evergreens by using the most sustainable and earth-friendly practicesWe love our home, the plants and animals that call these forests home, and want to ensure that this home will be healthy and thriving for all generations that follow.
I highly recommend Lynch Creek Farms for holiday wreaths, centerpieces, garlands, table top trees, et cetera. Huge selection. Forest freshness. GORGEOUS.
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“Our trendy Gold Deluxe holiday wreath combines fragrant noble fir with the luster of the salal leaf. The noble fir and salal are accented with juniper and incense cedar. The Gold Deluxe holiday wreath also sports an elegant gold bow and clusters of gold berries; along with 3 ponderosa pine cones.
Review: This arrived bag in box from WA. A full arrangement of greenery. Judging from the freshness of the wreath now, I’m certain it will stay bright green throughout the holidays. Ready to hang, this is the best wreath I’ve seen anywhere! 
Lynch Creek Farms provided the Gold Deluxe wreath to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

LolliLoves

Christmas Stamp Set - perfect for seasonal crafting, cardmaking, scrapbooking. Get festive and creative.

Our festive Christmas Stamp Set is perfect for crafting unique and quirky seasonal cards, pictures and gifts. With cute gingerbread men and magical shooting stars.

Our customers often use these for also printing on to fabric such as bags or cushions.

Each stamp measures 3.5cm x 3.5cm and are made to a high standard for use time and time again.

For best results use with pigment ink. Place your card, paper or fabric on a magazine or piece of folded fabric before stamping. This softens the surface under your project, leading to a better stamp result. If you prefer a more vintage or faded look, place your card, fabric or paper directly on to a work surface.

Pretty assortment of holiday designs for getting festive & creative. Great gift idea, too. Handmade by Lara in Seaford, United Kingdom. You can also get a snowflake set and a baubles (ornament) set. I personally like choosing an option that’s not made in China. My little one and I are looking forward to spending an afternoon getting into the holiday season with these fun stamps (and a hot cup of coffee).

Craft and unique gift shop

Lolli Loves Esty store provided this stamp set to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

Calia

Calia Natural USA

Calia is a small beauty products company located on Canada’s west coast. We care about creating the best natural products, without compromise.

Calia Essential Oil Starter Ensemble

 

Calia Essential Oil Starter Ensemble

Review: Included in the starter ensemble are five popular oils (Eucalyptus, Lavender, Peppermint, Rosemary, and Tea Tree), Sweet Almond Carrier Oil, Vanilla (although not a true essential oil), and two of their blends called Breathe Easy and Sleep Easy. The 10 ml size makes for easy sharing. A great starter set for a holiday gift (hostess gift). 

Hair Care

I also tried their Hydrating Shampoo and Hydrating Conditioner. Both products are enriched with silicia (horsetail extract), something I haven’t seen in natural hair care. They have a light fragrance from Lavender, Bergamot and Rose Geranium essential oils. The website is easy to use with product ingredient are clearly shown. 

Do you love trying new natural beauty products? Or know someone who does? (Calia Natural Gift Card) 

Calia Natural Gift Card

Calia provided these products to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

Mango Lane designs

Fine Stationery, Art Prints, Rubber Stamps & More

Review:

A quality custom stamp. My custom designed stamp is a no handle, wood mounted design that was created for our school work. Email Elena Mengarelli for a custom stamp for yourself or as a gift (house warming, wedding, graduation, you-name-it). It amazes me that some people are so creative!

About Elena Mengarelli

I’m newly married and recently moved to Las Vegas (from Chicago) with my sweet and supportive husband and love living among palm trees and mountains! Other than creating designs, I’m a fan of yoga, iced tea, golden retrievers and gerbera daisies. :) 

This Book Belongs to Stamp // From The Library of Stamp // Self-Inking Stamp // Wood Stamp with Handle // Dinosaur Stamp // Kids Stamp

Elena is passionate about design. With her artistic eye and extensive experience, she creates elegant, distinctive pieces. Attention to detail and product quality are the core of every Mango Lane project. Enjoy 10% off your entire Mango Lane online order with code nfd10off

Mango Lane provided a stamp to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

GoodLight

GoodLight Natural Candles

OFFERING PARAFFIN-FREE CANDLES & HELPING THE ENVIRONMENT

My review: Thank you, Good Light !

To my readers: You do know that those “innocent looking scented candles with their soft warm glow have their dirty secrets, right? If not, this article from Wellness Mamma sums it up pretty good.

Good Light candles are made from 100% clean-burning palm wax, wicks are pure cotton, and the scented ones are infused with a blend of pure botanical and essential oils. My favorite is Fig Grapefruit!

Good Light’s Positive Impact

Good Light provided their products to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.