Posts Tagged ‘design’

Paperback, 128 pages

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This book was provided by Rachel Reinert (thank you for the autographed copy) 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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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.

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An interactive doodle book of fairies and other fantasy characters from the best-selling art instruction author whose books have sold more than six million copies, pairing illustration tips with drawing, designing, coloring, and crafting activities.

Reviewed by myself and also by my mom. We agree that this is an excellent book enabling all artists/doodlers the ability to create drawings of their own. The fairy characters are interesting and the designs pleasant. Paperback, 160 pages. 

The Blogging for Books program provided this complimentary copy for review purposes. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.

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Paper back, 96 pages, Zondervan.

Wonders of Creation explores the wonders of our created world though detailed black-and-white illustrations—each one ready to be filled with the hues of your imagination. From amazing Eden-esque gardens to the creatures God made that still ramble through our world, this ninety-six-page book offers hours of coloring inspiration and relaxation for any age.

Adult coloring books have recently become very popular. And this is the nicest of them that I’ve seen. It must be that I like this particular collection of plants and animals. Most of the coloring scenes are a single page design. Some are a double page spread. The printing is on both sides of the page. No text. Quality paper and ink (no smudging when coloring).

A relaxing and a creative outlet for adults. Ages 8 and up.

The BookLook Bloggers book review program provided this complimentary copy for review purposes. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.

 

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Check out this medium weight, cool weather throw from Alpaca Blankets. It’s 100% baby alpaca that’s hand woven and hand finished by local artisans. This is a natural fiber with no chemical dyes.

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The Horizon Throw measures 51 x 71 with a weight of 1.1 lbs. It comes in 3 color choices (Gray with Brown shown here). This is blanket perfection. And my new favorite comfort while I wait for Summer. 

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“Alpaca fibers are unbelievably lightweight and soft, resulting in final products that are as smooth as silk, softer and lighter than lambswool or cashmere, and yet warmer than wool. Alpaca fibers are naturally hypoallergenic containing no lanolin, typical of sheep wool and other animals.”

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Care Suggestions: Dry Clean only. For summer storage, it’s suggested to store in a cotton bag with Lavender Oil on a few cotton balls.  This provides natural moth protection & a wonderful fragrance!

Use code “NOTES” at AlpacaBlankets /Etsy Shop for a 15% discount on your total purchase. Coupon code good until February 24, 2015. Keep warm but think Spring!

2095 Siskin Court, Simi Valley, CA 93065

Office: 1.818.519.4919

(Veteran owned, USA company)

Notes From Dawn received the Horizon Throw from Alpaca Blankets in exchange for an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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May Designs

Design your own Eco friendly book. 

Sewn Binding

All MAY BOOKS are bound together by the all-famous, old school sewing machine.

Not only is the thread fabulous for the environment, but the book becomes utterly indestructible. No pages ripping out, covers falling off… Believe us, we have tested notebooks.

Great binding keeps you out of bad stitch(uations).

Canvas Covers

Our Green-e Certified Canvas Covers are resilient, durable
and water-resistant.

After a few days of use, the canvas becomes worn-in like the perfect pair of jeans.

Pick a style (monthly agenda, weekly agenda, address book, budget journal, meal planner, calorie/exercise journal, kids coloring book, or a diary)

Step One.

Choose your pattern.

Step Two.

Customize it. Add a monogram or add a name

Step Three.

Choose your Inside Pages. Agendas, Dots, or maybe Lines

Step Four.

Preview & Checkout. Voila – you are finished!

 

This is my NEW 2015 Agenda May Book. I decided (after many revisions) for a colorful cover and an ‘N’ to represent Notes. I use my old one (2014 Agenda) almost every day and it still looks fantastic. (durable stitch binding)

Notes From Dawn received a May Book from May Designs in exchange for an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Intelligent Lids

environmentally thoughtful, one-piece lids for your jars. 

2 styles, 2 sizes, 9 colors!

intelligent lids are available as a storage lid or a drinking lid for your regular and wide mouth mason jars. Made from FDA approved, food safe polypropylene that is recycled and recyclable. They are BPA, BPS, and Phthalate free. Designed, manufactured, packaged and shipped from the Seattle area.

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How Intelligent LIDS came to life…..

Intelligent LIDS was started by a Seattle woman who loves her mason jars and wanted a one-piece, non-rusting, reusable, non-leaking lid for everyday use.

“Mason jars are a great example of a perfect product for today’s world: durable, recyclable, beautiful and true multi-taskers. Really, what other item can you think of that people use to preserve food as well as make into a light fixture, soap dispenser or salad container?!! They are so simple in design yet inspire the creativity of the owner. I use my mason jars every day for mixing salad dressings, blending smoothies, arranging flowers and making my own iced tea. I wanted a one-piece, non-rusting lid that reflected the jars’ environmental friendliness and beautiful style.”

Intelligent Lids maintains a low environmental footprint by designing, manufacturing and distributing from the Greater Seattle area.

my review comments:

Love the idea. Love the product. The lids fit the jars perfectly and I’m smiling over the many ways I can use them. The drink lid was better than I expected. It is smooth and easy to drink from. (fyi- the drink slide is not watertight) I found the drink lids helpful when out on the patio to keep “outdoor things” out of my drink. The colors are useful for identifying your beverage/mason jar from someone else’s when entertaining company.

Notes From Dawn received mason jar lids from intelligent Lids in exchange for an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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