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Natural, vegan and cruelty-free hair and body products in reusable, returnable, refillable aluminum bottles. Eliminating single-use plastic one bottle at a time!

Travel Size Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash and Body Lotion - Rosemary, Mint, Vanilla - Sulfate Free, Refillable Bottle, 2.5 oz

We tried the above travel size shampoo, conditioner, body wash and body lotion. The natural ingredients of all these products were gentle and effective. The scent of rosemary, mint, vanilla was light but nice. Plaine Products are cruelty free and they have a terrific goal of eliminating single use plastic with their reuse system. The video below shows how this refill system works. Please check them out!

 

Plaine Products 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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Matboard and More® logo

We are based out of Marietta, GA (suburb of Atlanta) and have been providing pre cut matboard and custom framing services since 2012. In that time we have constantly seeked to improve our website, service and expand our product offerings. We have been fortunate enough to serve thousands of customers in that time including artists, large organizations, and the everyday home decorator. We are flexible in our operations and are very proud that we are able to serve such a diverse customer base.

Custom matting available in any size, color or shape by Matboard and More®

Matboard and More® = Marvelous. I appreciated the straightforward ordering. The mat and frame arrived safe and secure because of diligent packaging. Both are quality products.

Quick and easy. Exactly the look I was wanting. Ordering from Matboard and More® is certain to make your art more beautiful!

Framing accessories including plexiglass, show bags, backing boards and frames

Matboard and More® provided a custom frame and mat 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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Back Home

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.

 

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Take a look at Anllelina’s creative studio in Littlestown, Pennsylvania

My review: Five stars all the way. I received a quality custom stamp. It is a self-inking name stamp to be used for signing cards/ letters/ gift tags. I would recommend shopping A Lovely Detail for a personalized stamp. It is super easy to shop and order-way better than large online sites.

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A Lovely Detail Co provided a 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.

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Pinch Me

Charles Viancin

Review Update: I’ve since purchased a few other lids from Charles Vianin and sadly some have not passed the “pinch test”. (meaning it contains harmful fillers) 😦

February 2013 review: A good thing for your home and family! Easier to use than clingy plastic and cheaper over time, this lid is a “green” way to store, reheat, and present your food. It has great suction and seals tight to the top of my glass and stainless bowls. I have the 10″ lid and it works perfectly on several different size bowls. The hibiscus flower look is nature inspired and contemporary. In addition to reheating, storing and serving, I like to use of the lid while entertaining outdoors as an attractive way to cover food.

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Review from February 2013 https://notesfromdawn.wordpress.com/2013/02/18/the-hibiscus-lid/

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The Curated Closet: A Simple System for Discovering Your Personal Style and Building Your Dream Wardrobe

The Curated Closet: A Simple System for Discovering Your Personal Style and Building Your Dream Wardrobe

Paperback, 272 pages

Is your closet jam-packed and yet you have absolutely nothing to wear? Can you describe your personal style in one sentence? If someone grabbed a random piece from your closet right now, how likely is it that it would be something you love and wear regularly? In The Curated Closet, style writer Anuschka Rees presents a fascinatingly strategic approach to identifying, refining, and expressing personal style and building the ideal wardrobe to match it, with style and shopping strategies that women can use every day.

I ended up skimming this very wordy book. Not very practical and way too involved. There were some color pictures; I think the book could use less words and more pics. If I had enough free time, maybe I would find this book fun. Maybe. 

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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We design and manufacture the newest line of unique eyeglass holders that do away with chains, pins, and bling. Our eyeglass holder has an absolute minimum of parts, and is very small. Invented to solve a long term problem – what to do with your glasses.

My review: The Eye Loop did the job of holding readers and sunglasses. (Also works for badges) Like the simple look. Like that it doesn’t harm clothing. This review was tested at home by me, “in the air” by my airline pilot reviewer, and a third magnetic holder was given away locally.

There are currently three styles to buy at an affordable price of ten dollars. (shipping is 3.00 or free with purchase of two holders)

The Eye Loop was featured in the Feb issue of Real Simple Magazine.

 

Magnetic Holders LLC provided three magnetic loop holders 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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Home

I try to keep candles around the house. It’s a decor that comes in handy during power outages and I love the ambiance of a pretty candle when the sun goes down. But candle shopping is difficult when you’re looking for a candle that doesn’t have synthetic fragrance and that will actually produce a quality burn.

 shop Big Dipper Wax Works. all natural beeswax candles. bright idea.

Beeswax Heart Pillar

From reading on the Big Dipper website, I’ve learned that beeswax candles are better for the environment. They burn cleaner, longer, and brighter.  Big Dipper has a large selection of candles. The Heart Pillar is very pretty & perfect for warming hearts this Valentine’s Day.

Big Dipper is a Green America approved business located in Seattle. They donate 10% of the net profits from all candle sales “to organizations dedicated to outreach, education, and sustainability efforts devoted to promoting sustainable beekeeping. ”

It think it’s a great idea to bee Eco friendly and use beeswax candles from Big Dipper.

Big Dipper Wax Works provided the Beeswax Heart Pillar 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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handmade in Holland

Reviewed: Fabric Basket

Triangles? Polar Bears?  A print with both in subtle shades of purple, lilac, and yellow on a natural background. Luisa uses organic cotton and organic cotton canvas for this fabric basket.  A 6″ by 6″ size for storing all kinds of little things. Right now it’s holding some back-to-school supplies. But who knows what else I might use it for.

Purposeful for kids, big people, and polar bear admirers♥

Fabric Basket - Geometric Polar Bears in Purple, Lilac + Yellow on Natural

LOTS of other great prints. And MORE more than baskets. Check out the entire Etsy store inventory http://www.blota.etsy.com (Custom orders available)

Handcrafted and Eco Friendly in Holland
After 5 years working in Marketing, I decided to change gears, quit my job and stay home with my, then, 4 month old daughter. I have never looked back!Seven years, thousands of hours of sewing and two daughters later, I am still as happy to be home, look after my family and create beautiful items, made with gorgeous prints!I let the fabrics inspire me and determine what I make! I love picking out pretty and colorful fabrics and then mixing and matching them to carefully create beautiful, simple products.

Caring for the environment is very important to me and so I try to use as much eco-friendly materials as possible, be it organic or vintage fabrics or sewing notions, recycled/recyclable packaging.

Notes From Dawn received a fabric basket from B*LOTA 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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This is a father and daughter shop of handmade, reclaimed & recycled wood creations. This Eco minded shop is located “in a beautiful small town of Saint-Andre-Avellin, in the province of Quebec in Canada”. They have a nice assortment of products available on their Etsy site.

One of the items they make is a Pencil Holder/ Desk Caddy.

Made from reclaimed maple wood. With its modern and rustic style, it will help you clean up your workspace or organize your art supplies. There are three rectangular holes for pencils, pens, paint brushes, scissors or other office supplies.

DIMENSIONS :
Height : 4-1/16″ (10.3 cm)
Length : 6-7/16″ (16.4 cm)
Width : 2″ (5 cm)

My thoughts: Eco & purposeful! LOVE the good motives in using reclaimed wood. A hand crafted item that’s as good looking as it is practical. & I like how they finished the wood- very smooth. The photo below shows my organized incense supplies. 

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Notes From Dawn received the desk caddy from Eco Kazen 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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