Time to be fancy. – GC Quill Writing Calligraphy Pen Set Writing Case 100% Handcrafted.

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Calligraphy is such a beautiful art form. There is something so elegant about a piece written in calligraphy. Some people have such an amazing talent for it. From scriptures to gift tags, it is always so beautiful to look at. I am so excited about this set. I had a simple one, years ago when I was very young. This set is absolutely perfect for anyone getting into calligraphy. It has everything needed to get started. In this set you get: 5 different inks to choose from, 1 ink bottle stand with ink holder, 6 nibs (writing tips), and 1 calligraphy pen. Since this set was hand crafted, and made alongside the companies that make professional pens, you can rest assured this pen will work the way it should.  You just need to provide paper, and an eagerness to learn. After a quick search online, I found so many free templates to begin your calligraphy lessons with. So, you do not have to wing it, no worries. The pen is well balanced, and the different tips are nice and smooth to work with. If you are new, like me, to this, make sure you are in an area, where no one will knock your bottle of ink over. I knocked my well over, lol. It’s a new experience to get used too.

The ink included is pretty nice to deal with as well. It does not have a pungent odor to it all. I have asthma and allergies, and it doesn’t bother me one bit. No animal products were used in these inks. They are “non-toxic soluble dyes and pigments suspended in acrylic shellac”. This tips are supposed to last awhile. They are made out of stainless steel and are “tipped with iridium alloy”, to keep rolling smoothly for years. The handcrafted pen is so pretty, and made out of a pretty Birch wood. I am new to this set, but I am believing the hype. It is easy to hold and use. It’s a fun experience. This pen is nicer than the one I had many years ago, and that does make a difference. I love having the different heads to really be able to try the different styles with, as well as the different ink colors. It’s the perfect beginners’ for me, and I think it would make a great gift.

I received this for free. I was in no way obligated to leave my unbiased and honest review. – GC Quill Writing Calligraphy Pen Set Writing Case 100% Handcrafted – 5 Bottle Ink – Best Calligraphy DIp Pen For Kids and Beginners – 100% Quality Guarantee

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01KZ8KFOC/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

There’s always a need. – Bolt Goods MINI Plastic Meal Prep Containers (10 Pack 12 Ounce).

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It’s great to have smaller containers on hand for leftovers. I always have extra left over from my meals I cook. I cook everything from scratch too, so I hate waste. These containers are 12oz containers, and you do indeed get 10 of them. They are BPA free and no phthalates or toxic additives, which is one less worry. I love how easily you can store 10 containers. They really stack together well. I have used containers like this in other sizes a lot. My husband and older son are on the road for work, all of the time. If they do not bring food from home, they just live on fast food, and that is not good. They love to take this type of containers. This size is great for one item, be it veggies, fruit, cheese slices for crackers, snacks, etc… They travel well, and work wonderfully in the microwave, too. The lid locks on really well. I was shocked when I first got containers like these. I thought they would be too thin to be any good, but they are pretty great. My guys prefer taking these containers over others. Since the lids lock on well, they don’t pop open on them if it slides off of their seat while driving. They can be used for portion control, easily, if you are on that type of diet. Since the tops lock on well, you can throw some snacks in one and throw it in your to go bag, when you are out with your little ones for the day, too. Overall, these are very convenient, highly usable and easy to clean. We are really happy with this new size. It’s very convenient for snacks for my guys.

I received these for free, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. – Bolt Goods MINI Plastic Meal Prep Containers (10 Pack 12 Ounce) Durable Food Storage Bento Box Lunch Bowl Leak Proof Airtight Lids for Portion Control 21 Day Fix BPA Free USA Made Reusable Washable

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01L5P17RS/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Back to basics. – Huang Ting’s 15.7″x15.7″x3.3″ Reusable Plain Cotton Canvas Tote Bag.

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It’s great having extra tote bags on hand. Whether it be for trips, outings to regular stores, or even to use instead of grocery bags. There are so many cheaply made bags on the market nowadays too, and even they can break open on you, which is maddening. Or, my favorite, the handle rips off when you have a full load. That is a pet peeve. I always check the handles, and stitching now, before I will use a bag. The handles on this bag are made pretty well. I’ve pulled and pulled on them, and they are staying put so far. The stitching of the actual bag is done pretty well. It is not the best I have seen, but definitely not the worst.

The handles are made out of the same material that the bag is made out of. It is made out of 100% cotton canvas material. The measurements are 17 ½” wide, by 3 ¼” deep, by 17” long. This is only the bag, not the straps. These are my measurements. I like that. It actually makes the bag bigger than stated. The drop on the handles is 11 ½”. I was excited about this bag, because it is easy to personalize. Since it is a cotton canvas material, it can even take photo transfers to it. I did a lot of research on it, and actually ordered some photo mod podge like product, so I can do it, lol. You can also decorate it with buttons, jewels, and other crafting Knick knacks. You can paint on a design, or even do your children’s handprints, as a gift for Grandma. Overall, I love the size of this bag, I love the material, and the storage this bag provides. Mine arrived in perfect condition. It had no stains, tears, holes, or odor to it upon arrival. I am very happy with this bag.

(Now excuse my messy Mod Podge attempt, lol. You have to be careful on getting Mod Podge on anything but your photo you want to transfer. Lesson learned. Otherwise, the material of this page took this craft process perfectly.)

I received this, for free, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. – Dimayar 15.7″x15.7″x3.3″ Reusable Plain Cotton Canvas Tote Bag for Women&Tote Bags for School Teens Grocery Shopping Tote Bag Canvas Tote Bag Craft and Canvas Tote Bags to Decorate

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01JYMN8LW/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

You can customize your own Dog Tag Necklace! – RitzPix’s Customizable Aluminum ID Tag With Chain.

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Customized products are so fun to both do and receive. I’ve been able to do a few customized products recently, and it is always a memorable experience. Our photo albums are so different from years ago, and we don’t just sit and randomly go through old photos. So, seeing products with special photos on them, is such a great experience. This aluminum dog tag necklace with chain is beyond cute. You can do anything with it too. The theme and feeling of the dog tag will depend on the photo you choose for it. My younger son is really into FNAF (Five Nights at Freddys). He loves the character Foxy, too. They do sell FNAF dog tag necklaces, but you can’t pick and choose. They are only available in surprise packs. So, I had a picture of him in his costume. I chose to upload that picture. Now he has his Foxy necklace, and it’s really him. He just loves, loves, loves it. The chain is the usual ball chain that accompanies this style necklace. It can fit over your head, at 24”. But, it does have the usual clasp opening as well. The charm itself is 2” long and 1 ¼” wide. The photo will be printed on one side, and the backside is all white. The photo I uploaded is bright, vivid, and clear. When you go to purchase this item, you have to have your photo ready to upload. You cannot even put the item in your cart without having the photo ready. So have that in mind when ordering a customized product. If it comes up as your file is too large, just crop your photo and reload it. It works almost every time. Since it is aluminum, you won’t have to worry about it rusting. The finish was done professionally, and we just love it. This is a great product for anyone as a gift, or of your spouses or family members’ photo, while they are deployed. Or even as a memento of a loved one that has passed.

I received this, for free, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. – RitzPix Customizable Aluminum ID Tag With Chain – Perfect Personalized Gift with Custom Image or Text

If you would like to purchase this product, I can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M0EXU7W/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Sparkles! – Gao Ges’ LED String Lights -100 Leds, 33 feet Copper Wire.

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I absolutely love fairy lights on copper wire. First off, I love, love, love copper. No clue why, but I do. The color is so rich and vibrant. It has always been a favorite of mine. I was thrilled when they first came out with these lights. So, I am not new to them. This set is waterproof, but the waterproofing of the outdoor outlet will be up to you. That part is not waterproof. This particular set from the Gao Ge store on Amazon, is 33 feet long, and has 100 LEDs on it. 100 beautiful, warm white, LEDs. The thin copper wire is surprisingly more durable than you would think, and the LEDs are interwoven into the wire. I think it’s pretty cool how they do this. This particular set is a one mode set. They stay steady on. The cord does separate; in case you have a remote set up. These lights will accept it. Fortunately, the lead line is a good length (18”), which makes setup easier. This wire really stays put too. You can wrap it around almost anything, and it won’t budge. For example, I had a set of solar powered fairy lights, copper ones like these. I wrapped them around the landing banister of the deck. It stayed out for almost a year, before the cord was cut by the edger. We had a hurricane go through, and a ton of storms. They never, ever budged an inch. I just wrapped them around the banister too. I did not use anything at all to keep them in place. I love LEDs, they are so durable, and just keep on going, no matter what. They have a really long life span, thousands of hours. This company did not state the specific amount of hours from what I could find. From my past with this type of light, it’s normally around 50,000 hours.

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These lights do not get hot to the touch at all, so little ones won’t hurt themselves if they accidently touch them. These lights use so little energy as well. They only consume 12W of power. You can do almost anything with these, as long as you have a nearby outlet. They have a regular 2 prong plug on them. You can place them inside a bottle. You can decorate your patio like I did, or your bedroom, wreaths, pictures, behind frames, and more. With the holidays coming up, you can decorate around your decorations with these. Since they are so neutral, and offer a warm white light, they can be used year round as well. There is really nothing I do not like about these lights. I am a big, big fan.

I received these for free, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. – Gao Ges’ LED String Lights -100 Leds, 33 feet Copper Wire, Warm White Outdoor Decor Lighting, Water-Proof.

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If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01KRPUWPU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Time to create. – Premium Colored Pencils, 72 Piece Set.

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I have been to a couple of art schools in my past. I have also raised three boys. So, I have gone through my share of colored pencils. Colored pencils are all the rage nowadays with adults. Especially because of the wide spread adult coloring phase that is wide spread. Coloring is a creative, mind opening, and relaxing habit. It’s very cathartic to those who have a lot of stress in their lives. I am really happy with this set of colored pencils from StrapRight.

They are soft core colored pencils, and come in a great tin storage case. So many companies are skimping on the packaging nowadays, and I think this tin really makes a difference. It was definitely a thing I looked for when I went to art school. Your pencils had a much better chance of not getting broken that way. It really does help to prolong their lifespan. When you open this tin, you will only see one tray of colored pencils. The other tray is located underneath it. When you are using them, you can place the top tray in the open lid spot, thus enabling you to have both trays of colored pencils available to you at once. These are 7” pencils, and you get a whopping 72 of them. To top it off, they are all different colors as well. They all come pre-sharpened, so they are ready to go upon arrival. All of my pencils arrived in perfect condition. The colors are true to what you see. You do not have to do layer upon layer to get the hue you are going for. They have a medium softness value, so you do not have to apply a lot of pressure when coloring, like you do with your kids cheap Crayola or Roseart colored pencils. My son hates those now, after trying my better quality pencils. They really don’t compare. Also included with these pencils is an EBook , 50 page, adult coloring book. You can print and color. It’s nice to have that options, especially if your kids want to color too. The value of this set is incredible. The colors are vibrant, and you have so many choices. It really is a great, well rounded set.

I received these, at a discount, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. – Premium Colored Pencils, 72 Piece Set | Huge Range of Color Pencils Perfect for Art | No Repeat Colors; Great for Shading, Drawing & Sketching | Comes in a Steel Box & Bonus Coloring Ebook.

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If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01B212OUO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

Time to get creative. – E & I Trading’s Fabric Markers Crafts, 12 Pack.

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I received a bunch of plain canvas bags recently. They make great gift bags, because they are reusable. The only downfall I found was individualizing them, so they weren’t so boring, all be it, practical, and ecofriendly. These fabric markers from E & I Trading Fabric are a fun way to personalize these bags. Now, I have to get used to writing on fabric with markers, lol. In this set I received 12 markers of different colors. Each marker has 2 tips on it too. There is a chiseled tip on one end, and a fine tip on the other end. I like having the two tips, it really makes it easier and more convenient to do your design. The colors included in the set are: Black, Vivid Red, Orange, Lemon Yellow, Deep Violet, Sky Blue, Forest Green, Chocolate, Grey, Grass Green, Brilliant Blue, and Pale Purple. Those are the actual names of the colors on the caps.

The colors are pretty true to the cap color, which was nice to see. I hate reaching for what I think is one color, but ends up being another color. These are permanent markers, but they are nontoxic. So, you can feel safe with your kids decorating with them. They could have a blast decorating their own T-Shirts.

Make sure, when you color, to place a notebook, or piece of cardboard, on the back side of the material. Or in-between, like I had to do with this bag. Otherwise the colors will run through to the other side. They recommend washing in cool water, and with a color friendly detergent. What I noticed, is that when drawing on fabric, the ink will run slightly with the fabric. Your lines will not be exact on all fabrics. It’s like drawing outside the lines, lol. The amount it will run depends on the weave of your fabric. A tighter weave will allow for a more exact look. With Halloween coming up, you can have a blast decorating trick or treat bags, and costumes with these. You can make banners for special events and more. You are really bound by your own imagination. These are easy and fun to use. Now I need more plain fabric to play with.

I received these, for free, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. – E & I Trading’s Fabric Markers Crafts 4 All® Permanent 12 Pack.

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If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017KN3HUY/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

An easy way to organize. – No. 1 Services’ Marvel O Bug Set of 6 Foldable Cloth Storage Cube Basket Bins.

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We like using pop up bins like this. They are lightweight, and an easy and affordable way to organize our items. They last a lot longer than I initially thought they would. I’ve personally ordered bins like this online before, and they were thin, flimsy, and cheap. I haven’t ordered bins online since then. So, when I was afforded the opportunity to review them, I was a bit hesitant and a bit curious, lol. Fortunately, the 6 bins in this set are wonderful. They are the thickness I prefer, and are quite sturdy for a collapsible fabric bin. These bins are made out of a nonwoven polypropylene and cardboard. There is one handle sewn onto the front side of each of these. Handle is too strong of a word, because you can lift or carry it by the handle. It is great to grasp and pull it toward you, if it was further back on a shelf. You want to support the bin from the underside when you lift it up. These measure 11” tall and they are 10.5” square in shape. They are made the usual way. You open the bin, and then push the fabric coated cardboard to the bottom, to support it. Mine arrived all in perfect condition. They were all clean. No snags, tears, or stains on them anywhere. They did not have any weird odor to them at all. At my local store, I pay $6.oo per bin of this quality. This set is currently priced at 16.99. Of course, that can change at any time. But, wow, that is an unbelievable price. The types of items I store in my bins are supplements, toys, and more toys, lol. Magazines, papers, review items, and more toys. They are great to place in the trunk to organize your small roadside items. You can pop one in your car during your trip to carry snacks, and papers in. My mom likes to do that. I love being able to store them flat when they are not needed. We have gone to using bins like this as our Easter baskets every year. Then they can store their new toys in the bin, or whatever else they need. If you do not like to use a dresser in your room, you can store socks in one, undershirts in one, underwear in one, and bras in another. These are so useful, and the quality is perfect. I am very comfortable recommending this product.

I was afforded the opportunity to review this product, for free, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review: No. 1 Services’ Marvel O Bug Set of 6 Foldable Cloth Storage Cube Basket Bins.

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If you would like to purchase these bins, they can be found here on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Foldable-Storage-Organizer-Containers-Drawers/dp/B01FML1Z9Q?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage

Handmade LED mason jar candle light. – HAIMI’s Led Candle Light.

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I love LEDs, and I love candles. This particular one is so cute too. If you are a mason jar nut, then you will really love it too. It’s a mini mason jar with screw on lid and LED tea light inside of it. So, whenever the LED candle runs out of life, you can easily replace it, and keep on rolling with this one. The jar measures out at 3 ½” tall and 2 ½” wide. It was done in the country/shabby chic styling. It has grape vines wrapped around it, and a sprig place inside with the tea light too. The one inside the jar can be a little annoying, lol. You need to pull it all the way out to remove the candle, to turn it on. I keep thinking I’m going to break it doing that, but so far so good. LEDs are so great. They are durable, eco-friendly, and last such a long time. The batteries will give out before the LED in the tea light. The installed batteries have a 30-hour lifespan, and can be replaced. It uses 3 little button batteries.

Each candle is handmade, and so may look a little different from the picture. You can use these anywhere, and around anyone. The give off no heat, or scent; just lovely light. You can place this on your desk at work, in the bathroom, and bedside. It is so portable. You can travel with it, and use it in your hotel room. You can use it camping too. This is nice to use out on your porch as well. If you get a few, you can safely place them throughout your home during a blackout. I think these would be so great on a mantle during the holidays with garland wrapped around them. Since they don’t use real fire, or put off heat, they are so safe to use. If you have people with bad allergies or asthma in the home, these are the healthier way to have soft, relaxing candle light in the home. You can even think receptions, banquets and weddings with these. You can’t use real fire at most event halls nowadays, due to insurance and fire hazard issues. With these, you’ll be good to go. I am really enjoying my candle from Haimi.

I was afforded the opportunity to review HAIMI’s Led Candle Light Realistic Battery-Powered Flameless Candles, at a reduced cost, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.

If you would like to purchase this candle, it can be found here on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Realistic-Battery-Powered-Flameless-Candles-Beautiful-Decoration/dp/B01EJHGL7U?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage

It’s Vinyl Crafting Time. – Innoweb Power’s Scraft Artise 12″ x 12″ Matte Finish Outdoor Adhesive Craft Vinyl.

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We like vinyl in my home, lol. Not the usual statement you will hear from someone, but it’s true. Whether we stick them to our car windows, or our laptops, they are a fun way to express yourself. It’s fun being able to make your own from home. It has a gratifying premise to it. This package by Innoweb Powers has 10 sheets in it. There are 5 white sheets and 5 black vinyl sheets. Each sheet measures out at 12” x 12”. The thickness is 3mm; so it’s a great thickness to work with. The back of each sheet of vinyl has a measured grid on the back of it. We do not have a Cricut machine, or any machine like that, but this ran through our printer perfectly. We had to cut the sheet down, and it ran right through. We chose to print the design out on the back of the sheet, and then cut the design out easily. My husband wanted the Punisher symbol for his laptop, so we did that first. Since the quality of this vinyl is top notch, it was a very smooth process. The vinyl sticks really, really well. It is rated to last 3 years in the outdoor environment, and 5 years in the indoor environment. This vinyl does have a permanent adhesive backing, and is not recommended for walls. This is not the peel and stick vinyl people put on their walls. So walls equal no! This material is obviously waterproof, since it has a three-year life span outdoors. You can decorate wine glasses, serving dishes, and the like, if you so choose to. It would be a very economical way to decorate the outside of votive holders, and wine glasses for a wedding, or special occasion. You can decorate a special vase to pull out on birthdays or anniversaries. There are endless opportunities, and we find it fun to do. They do have other color options available, as well as larger quantities. You can go all patriotic and order the red, white, and blue options, or be pretty in pink, and just order pink, lol. There are other color choices as well. I am very happy with the quality of this adhesive backed vinyl. I have no complaints.

I was afforded the opportunity to review Innoweb Power’s Scraft Artise Packaged Flat 12″ x 12″ Matte Finish Permanent Outdoor Adhesive Craft Vinyl, 10 Sheet Pack Black & White, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.

If you would like to review this product, it can be found here on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Scraft-Artise-Packaged-Permanent-Adhesive/dp/B01BCLV0FO?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage