I Love Dad Giveaway Hop

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We are so excited to be honoring all our wonderful caregivers that help raise us, and keep giving us love and encouragement in our adult years. Father’s day is almost here! Please enjoy our giveaway hop hosted by Parenting in Progress. My prize is being given by Sashkaco. They are offering 3 bracelets to the winner. You will be given a code from them, and will be able to order from their website. The bracelets are gorgeous. I own a few myself. They are handmade in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal, by Artisans. Over 70% of their profits go back to Nepal, as part of the Fair Trade program. The craftsmanship of these bracelets is amazing. They roll on with ease, and are so comfortable on.Here are a few pictures of the ones I own:

 

This giveaway is fun. You get to hop from blog to blog entering the contests. By following through, you are even entered into the chance of winning the grand prize. Entrants must be US residents and 18 or older to be eligible to win.

Enter my contest here:

 

See below to enter the giveaway hop:

Welcome to the I Love Dad Giveaway Hop brought to you by Parenting In Progress!

Hosted By: Parenting In Progress

Co-Hosted By: Cspierdowis’ Product Review Blog & Frog Reviews & Ramblings

Each giveaway has a value of a minimum of $15, however, some are worth much more. Be sure to enter to win all of them because there is no limit to how many you can win. GOOD LUCK!

Just click on the photo below to enter the giveaway hop!

When you click the photo, and it brings you to a list. Click on each page listed, and it will bring you to the individual contests.

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*Enter the Giveaway Hop Here*

 

 

I am in no way responsible for any of the prizes. All opinions are honest and expressly my own. I, in no way, was paid for my opinion.

It’s time to sparkle with A Touch of Dazzles’ Joy to the World Necklace.

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I love the holidays, all of them. I also love jewelry. Jewelry personalization is a lot of fun. It adds a whole new layer to the enjoyment of jewelry. I love that more companies are offering a version of clear lockets, and locket charms. A Touch Of Dazzle has a great variety of jewelry. I was very happy to get acquainted with this company. I ordered their Joy To The World Christmas Necklace Charms Locket. It is absolutely adorable, and oh so Christmassy.

They offer all types of jewelry: earrings, dangles, bangle bracelets, bracelets, charm necklaces, charm sets, necklaces, key chain charms, and even a DIY Locket Party Set. I’ve never seen a DIY party set before, for sale. What a fun idea! So many age groups would really enjoy that. A lot of their jewelry is even 18KT gold plated, or Rhodium plated, for those of you with metal sensitivities.

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I absolutely love, love, love the Joy to the World necklace, I received. They have other versions of the same necklace, as well as charm packs, for purchase. The case surround is encircled with pretty, sparkly red crystals around it. It arrived nicely packaged, in a jewelry gift box. Perfect for gift giving. The necklace itself is stainless steel, which is very durable, and long lasting. It won’t turn on you, like other metals, and shouldn’t bother most people. My guys love stainless steel jewelry, as do I. The charms included with my locket are: 1 Joy to the World plate, 3 green floating crystals, 1 gold tone star, 1 wreath, 1 candy cane, and 1 Santa. I love them. Not only are they so cute, but the detail is perfect. The locket stays closed tightly due to the strong magnets used. It shouldn’t just pop open you. There is an indent on the right side of the locket, where you place your nail into it to pry it open. It’s pretty easy to do. Both sides of the locket are clear glass. The chain opens and closes via a lobster claw clasp. I find this type of clasp to be easier to do by oneself, and more reliable too. That has been my personal experience. I love that lockets like this can be changed out. You do not have to order a whole new necklace just to change the look and feeling of it. You can just order new charms. I love charms, especially ones this tiny. They add that touch of whimsy and personality that I really love. The chain on this necklace it a 22” chain with the extender. The extender has a pretty oval charm on it that states A Touch of Dazzle. Overall, this is a well made, and festive necklace. It is absolutely perfect for the holidays! I love it.

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I am very, very happy with a Touch Of Dazzles’ jewelry. A Touch of Dazzle provides beautiful jewelry that expresses precious moments of happiness for Moms, daughters, friends, and everyone in between. Find all of their amazing products using the button below.  My Readers save 15% by using code: KARMAS15. Just apply this code at checkout. It’s very easy to do.

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I received this as a sample. The opinions expressed are solely my own.

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Beautifully handcrafted jewelry from Sashkaco.

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(Read to the bottom to get your discount code to order.)

I love jewelry. I believe every girl needs some sparkle in their lives, and jewelry really adds that something special to your day and to your outfit. I am not leaving men out by any means. My guys also love to wear their rings, bracelets, and chains. This company, Sashkaco, makes the most beautiful beaded bracelets. They are absolutely gorgeous. The workmanship is incredible. The bracelets are made out of glass beads by artisans in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal. They truly are amazing. They are most definitely the best beaded bracelets I have ever come across. Not only are they made in Nepal, but they are handcrafted as well. These are real artists. The beading is so smooth against your skin, which makes them so comfortable to wear. The beading is so tight as well, which is really impressive. By the time they are done, these bracelets are rounded off. They are not the stretchy kind, where you have to worry about the band snapping, and losing all your beads. I have had that happen more than once in my past. These are the type of bracelets that you roll on. They are very easy to roll on and off, too.

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Here is some information on this company: “ Sashka Co. partners with several organizations in Nepal that train and employ hundreds of  artisans in rural communities.  Our fair trade partners are focused on gender equality and empowering women. Fair trade is best known for producers getting a fair price for their goods. The women at our co-ops earn a living wage that exceeds the local minimum wage. Fair Trade enables sustainable development and community empowerment by cultivating a more equitable global trade model that benefits workers, consumers, industry and the earth.”

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So not only do you look stunning wearing one of these pieces, but you feel extra good about yourself for supporting these women. When you choose to order from this company, you can also choose to sign up for their reward program, for free. This allows you to rack up points from your purchases, and eventually earn money off of future orders. I like that feature, and I really wish more companies did this.

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I received three bracelets. They look very similar, but they are all slightly different. Each bracelet has a white, glass bead, base, along with some silver beading. One has a solid stripe that covers about a third of the bracelet. Another has what I refer to as a candy cane stripe effect. Lastly, the third one has a fun pattern that encircles the bracelet. They offer, on their website, bracelets in sets, solids, and patterned singles. They have so many different colors, and designs available. You may end up finding you want them all. They offer free shipping worldwide too, so getting them all may be feasible, lol. If you are ordering from another country, they have options to pay in different currencies. In regards to fit, I really didn’t see any size options available, just the one size. I wear a regular size 7 bracelet, and it is normally a flowy look for me. I do not wear a lot of snug bracelets. These bracelets fit me very well. Overall, I am absolutely thrilled with both the shop and the product. My bracelets arrived in perfect condition, and they are absolutely gorgeous.

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I received these bracelets for free. My opinion expressed is solely my own, and I was not obligated to leave my unbiased and honest review.

These bracelets, and more of their jewelry are available here for purchase: https://sashkaco.com/

Enter this code to receive 25% of your order! CSPIERDOWIS25

Every girl needs a choker necklace. – Dream Catcher Fashions’ 1-6 Pcs Women Black Choker Necklaces.

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Everyone loves jewelry, even if they don’t want to admit it. Young boys wear cool chains and bracelets all the time; my boys did. Men wear jewelry. Women wear jewelry. People even buy jewelry for their pets. This pretty set is a set of 6 chokers from Dream Catcher Fashions. They are a mix of stretchy ones, and non-stretchy ones. The ones that aren’t stretchy have extenders on them to make sure they will fit a large variety of sizes. (“5 Pcs 12.6 inches+2 inches Extender and 1 Pcs 12.6 inches”) The materials also vary in this set. Some are soft and velvety, and others are a thin stretchy plastic, to soft fabric materials. Two have charms that dangle: 1 cross, 1 Yin and Yang symbol. They’re are really, and offer a variety of looks. You can really change the mood of an outfit with a choker. They are great in the colder months, when most people wear higher necklines. That way your jewelry still shows and shines. The clasps on the ones that have them, are lobster claw clasps, and easy to do on your own. They are pretty comfortable on. I did have to use the extensions on the ones that have them. The other ones were comfortable too, since they are stretchy. My set arrived in perfect condition, and each choker was wrapped individually, in case you want to break up the set as gifts. I really like how they included a velvet drawstring storage bag to save them in. It makes storing them a lot easier. Overall, these are well made, pretty, and comfortable to wear. It’s a fun set.

I received these at a discount, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. – Dream Catcher Fashions’ 1-6 Pcs Women Black Velvet Stretch Gothic Lace Choker Necklaces.

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M9FVA8I/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Giveaway Time!

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I have a friend from Parenting in Progress, running a great contest at the moment. Enjoy and enter!

The contest has to do with a fun company called Fashletics. Up for a prize is a piece of their fun jewelry. The winner will be able to choose from the bracelet or necklace.

 

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I have no financial ties to this contest in any way.

Beads, Beads, Beads! – Liberty Imports’ 10,000 Beads DIY Bracelet Making Kit Mix & Match Style Jewelry Designer Studio.

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This kit is so cute. I do not have any little girls though, just boys. So, I got to have all the fun playing with this myself. There are so many little beads that come in this kit too. So, try and make sure you can play and create with this set, in an organized manner. Well, as organized as you can be with 10,000 little beads, lol. No, I did not count them! They state this is for ages 6 and up. I’m not so sure about that. You would really have to set them up with more tools to help them, at age 6. This comes with no jewelry, beading tools, clamps, or stand. It all has to be done by hand, and that requires a lot of hand eye coordination, which normally isn’t that developed by age 6. What you do get is:

3800 decorative beads

 6200 crystal accent beads

1 roll of elastic cord

3 rolls of embroidery threads (pink, red, and orange)

1 plastic Butterfly jewelry designer work station tray

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Now, do not try and poor the little beads into the tray. The tray is thin plastic, and it makes for the perfect trampoline surface for the beads, lol. Boy, do they ping, ping, ping, everywhere. I was not overly happy about it, either. So, take a few out at a time, with your hands, and place them in one of the compartments directly. I had the bag close to the tray too, when I tried to pour them. I made one bracelet and one creation that can attach to a hairclip, for this blog. I made the bracelet with the elastic, and the hair accessory with the embroidery thread. I could only get so far with the embroidery thread though. That type of thread starts to unravel, and unravel. I placed all types of emollients on the end to keep it together, so I could thread the beads, and it didn’t work. You could use a needle if you had one with a bigger eye, for that type of thread. There are so many designs and how tos, that you can find online. Our internet is a great resource tool. This set is a great source of beads. The tray can definitely help you organize your beads, especially if you have a specific design planned. You can count out, and place the beads into their own compartment on the butterfly tray, making them easy to spot and use. If you are getting this for a child, you will need to help. I also advise getting some additional jewelry making tools to make the process more efficient and easier. With those additional items, this would really be a fun and creative hobby to participate in.

I received this kit for free. I was under no obligation to leave my honest and unbiased review. – Liberty Imports’ 10,000 Beads DIY Bracelet Making Kit Mix & Match Style Jewelry Designer Studio      

                         

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M0CODCT/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Feeling Patriotic? – Luckyclicks’ American Flag Cufflinks Flag of USA Cuff-links with Velvet Gift Box

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Cufflinks are so much fun. They really change the look and feel of a suit, or even, just a dress shirt. I feel that any American Flag is beautiful, so I really love these. Are they the best cufflinks around, nope. But, I didn’t expect that, lol. My set arrived in perfect condition. The silver tone finish on it was not chipped or scratched. It was nice and shiny, like it’s supposed to be. They do not mention the actual metal they are made out of, but they never rest on your skin, really, so they shouldn’t bother people even with metal sensitivities. The actual cufflink bar mechanism is attached very firmly, and works very well. My flags measure out at ¾” x ½” in size. These are my measurements. It’s a great size for a cufflink; very visible. The entire top of the cufflink is the flag, and it has a thick clear resin covering over it. This was also done well on my pair; no nicks or scratches, or bubbles. The resin finish also helps them shine in the light. The cufflinks arrive in a really pretty gift box, just as shown. Overall, they are made well, they are patriotic, and function perfectly. I think they would make a great gift.

I received these, at a discount, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. – American Flag Cufflinks Flag of USA Cuff-links with Velvet Gift Box

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/css/summary/edit.html?ie=UTF8&orderID=103-8149889-4467457&ref_=dp_iou_view_this_order&

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