A while back I posted that I was participating in the Creative Blogger Swap hosted by Emilie Lima Burke. I had a blast shopping for this swap and was so excited to receive my package from my partner. I was paired up with Alex from Glitz, Glitter, Gl[Amoure] and she picked some things that were definitely right up my alley. Here’s a look at what was in my package. (Sorry if the pictures were a little dark, was doing my best with my phone this evening).
- A pretty awesome year long Heidi Swapp planner/scrapbook
- Journaling cards
- Decorative Pearls
- A Happiness Stamp and Ink Pad
- ATC Fan Deck
I’m most excited about the Heidi Swapp scrapbook as I know I will definitely make use of this. Here’s a peek at the page for August. How cute is that?!
I will also make great use of the journal cards in my scrapbooking and my One Little Word project. Here’s a better look at those and that adorable happiness stamp.
Thanks so much for the great stuff Alex!
As much as I’m ready to see the end of rainy spring and early summer weather, we are not into full-on, close to 100 degree days here in Maryland. While I’m all about protecting my skin, I often forget just how useful a good sun hat can be for protecting your face, scalp, and neck. I’ve also never been keen on having to tote around a big, clunky hat. Enter the Cappelli Straworld Pack A Hat by Pacific Dorfman (you may remember I wrote about their rain hat last year). This hat retails for $25 and is basically a super flexible sun hat that folds down into a convenient pouch that is perfectly sized to also house some sunscreen or other essentials.
The Pack a Hat itself is made of a durable fabric that has a metallic sheen. It has a 4.5 inch floppy brim that provides protective coverage for your face and neck. The hat actually has a UPF 50+ rating, which is critical in hot summer months.
In this set, the hat coordinates with the wristlet bag, each in similar tones with a stripe pattern detail and metallic sheen. The hat fits snugly on the head, at least on mine (which I think is pretty average?), so no need to worry about it easily blowing away. The Pack A Hat comes in toast, royal, white, black and natural, and there are also a number of different bag options.
This Pack A Hat is perfect to keep in your bag when you’re on the go or to stow in your beach bag for that summer vacation. I know I’ll be taking this with me to Cancun in November. I think it has a chic and versatile silhouette that would go perfect with a casual maxi dress and your favorite sandals. The only downside is that if you leave it folded in the bag for a while, it can be a bit creased when you take it out. However, with some wear, the wrinkles fall out.
I know I’ll be enjoying this hat this summer. How about you? Would you use it?
You can check out the Pack A Hat and purchase it here.
Disclosure: I received a hat gratis for the purposes of writing this review, all opinions are my own based on my personal experiences with the product.
It’s graduation season and I have the perfect gift that’s easy to pull together at the last minute and is so much better than a check in a card. Let’s be honest, most graduates want cash. They’re either getting ready to head off to college (i.e. be broke for the foreseeable future) or are coming out of college and job hunting (i.e. still going to be broke for the foreseeable future). With that in mind, I whipped up this fun little printable you can use to give cash to your favorite graduate.
All you need to put this together is:
- In Case of Emergency Break Glass Printable (download .pdf here to print out)
- White Card Stock
- 8 1/2 x 11″ Frame (I use the everyday value frame from A.C. Moore, it costs $2 and is super easy to put together)
- Scotch Tape
Just print out the image on the card stock, use a little tape roll to secure the money into the space and pop it in the frame. Simple, right? You can use a metallic sharpie to write a message on the back and you could also grab a mini hammer from the dollar store to include as well.
If you use it, let me know! So far everyone we’ve given one of these to has loved it!
I love swapping and I especially love participating in blogger swaps. I was excited to find the Creative Bloggers Swap hosted by Emelie Lima Burke. When I saw this, I knew it was right up my alley! I’ll be doing an unboxing post of the swap I receive and I can’t wait to start picking out goodies to send to my partner =)