July 23, 2014

Introducing Sarah & A Jamberry Nails Giveaway

I am passionate about seeing small businesses grow, and I love to help my readers reach a new audience. I enjoy using social media to promote their hard work, and I love introducing you to great resources! I have featured bakers, designers, bloggers, photographers, etc. and through social media, their name/contact information is displayed for readers/followers who may be interested in their products/services~
 
Today, I want to introduce you to Sarah - a stay-at-home mom who is passionate about a revolutionary beauty product.
**Stay tuned for a super fun giveaway!**

Hello!  My name is Sarah Nadeau.  I am a stay at home momma to two amazing (albeit busy and crazy) toddlers!!  My husband is currently pursuing his Ph.D in History so we are one busy family.  I am passionate about my family and my God. I am a dreamer - I love reading, traveling, and a good conversation. 
 
 
Tell us a little bit about your business:
 
Jamberry Nail Wraps- Jamberry Nails are non-toxic, chip free, no dry time, gluten free, vegan, formaldehyde-free, Made in the USA wraps!  They last up to 2 weeks on fingers and 6 weeks on toes.  With over 300+ designs - plus a Nail Art Studio - you are sure to find the wrap that fits your style and personality! 
 
What makes you passionate about Jamberry?
I absolutely LOVE Jamberry Nails, the product, the company and the opportunity. Jamberry allows me to stay at home with my kids, pay bills while my husband is a full time student, and meet ladies from all over the country!  I am able to interact with adults, have a salon quality manicure from the comfort of my home, and provide for my family!  My husband and I feel like the Lord dropped this opportunity in my lap and it has been such a blessing!  Talking with other consultants and team members inspires me to keep reaching for the stars and pursuing my dreams!! 
 
 
 
Are there any current specials that you would like to share with "All Kinds of Things" readers?
 
All of our wraps are Buy 3 Get 1 Free (excluding the Collegiate and Sorority Lines)!!  This is the perfect way to choose 4 sheets of wraps (both adult and junior sizes) to mix and match to create the perfect style just for you!! 
 
What is the best way for readers to contact you?
Sarah Nadeau - Independent Consultant, Jamberry Nails
E-mail: sarahnadeau11(at)gmail(dot)com
I would LOVE to offer a sheet of wraps and an application kit to your readers!!
*cuticle oil not included* 
 
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To enter: Comment below with the answer to the following question: What is your go-to nail color?
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(One entry for each social media outlet - that could mean four additional entries!)
The winner will be chosen using a random choice generator - entries will be accepted until midnight on Friday, July 25th.
 
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July 21, 2014

Just a Little This & That

A number of weeks ago, David and I started teaching 2nd grade Sunday School at our church~ We had been substituting/assisting for a little while but decided to take on a full-time summer teaching spot, and it has been so much fun. We have been studying the book of Proverbs...wisdom...choosing what is right and good...what a challenge - not just for the kids, but for us as well!

For the Fourth of July holiday, we stayed around town~ We had lots of things we wanted to tackle around the house as well as some fun things we wanted to do right here in our area. So we decided to stay put this year, and we had the perfect weekend! It was a great balance between productive and relaxing. We tackled some projects - both indoors and out; We made homemade ice cream; We went to an outdoor concert; We went swimming; We grilled out....three or four or five times; We tried some new recipes; We fingerpainted, blew bubbles, took walks, and rode tricycles....Well, Caleb rode his tricycle...David and I are clearly too tall to ride tricycles. The weekend felt like a mini vacation - perfect. Everyone even slept in a little bit here and there. Yes! Yes! Yes!

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I'm in the midst of planning a little family celebration for my littlest love - who is turning one in just a few weeks.

Then the next month, we plan to celebrate Caleb's third birthday - at home with family (and food, of course).

I've been dealing with a shattered phone screen...terribly shattered...like I have an old phone on standby in case the entire screen finally gives way...I have even had to pull a teensy tiny little piece of screen out of my finger....that is how bad it is. I'm due for a phone upgrade next month - My fingers are ready - They are tired of being sliced and diced every time I scroll through my IG feed.

Remember this stack of books? These books are what I chose to tackle this summer - I have been wanting to read some of them for awhile, so I am happy to say that I am almost through the stack! I'm reading Sally Clarkson right now, and I'm planning to finish up with Everyday Confetti: Your Year-Round Guide to Celebrating Holidays and Special Occasions. These have been great summer reads! They are all full of little post-it tabs, and I'm looking forward to sharing a little bit about each one with you.
Seven books...hmmm....I used to be able to tackle that in one beach trip...now, this is my reading for an entire summer...I wonder what happened...It may have something to do with these three...my favorite people in the world.

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July 19, 2014

Our Playroom Space

After sharing about my new little red shutter, I started getting questions about our playroom.
You wanted to see more, so I snuck in there and snapped a few pictures.
 
This is from the doorway looking in to the room. When building the house, we made sure this room had a closet - for storage, of course; but we also wanted to make sure it could eventually be used as a bedroom when our kids age out of having a designated playroom space.
While I'm not typically much for themed rooms, this room has a transportation theme. While we were building our house, I kept an eye out for décor I wanted to use in this space, and we have loved how everything came together.
The curtains are from IKEA - We've actually been really pleased with their quality. We have the same curtains [in brown] in a couple of other rooms in our house.
The curtain rods are Allen Roth from Lowe's.
 
This is a framed puzzle that my mom found at a yard sale. The shelf is from Home Goods, and I wired on various metal/wooden items that I came across while thrifting, etc.
 

 
 
Check out this railroad box I found at a yard sale. They only wanted $10 for it - I hated to tell them that I would've paid much, much more.
I fell in love with it the moment I saw it, and it makes great toy storage!

We lined the inside with some thin wood (just for extra support), sanded a few little rough splintery spots, and threw some casters on the bottom. It's been perfect.
(By "we", I mean my husband.) He loves when I get a creative brainstorm. *Smile*

  The easel is the IKEA special, and the puzzle rack below is one of my favorite items from Melissa & Doug: Melissa & Doug Puzzle Storage Case Single Wire. We have a couple of the wooden ones as well - We use those in one of our upstairs spaces.

 These little gems were a Hobby Lobby special - love the burlap edging and rustic feel~
 
An original Chutes & Ladders board hangs on the opposite side of this window~ I found it an antique shop in Bristol, TN. It was $2 - Finding a childhood toy at an antique shop...now that was a weird feeling...
 
We use this closet for toy storage.
 
I found this little honey at a yard sale. The door opens for storage, but we don't use that feature in the playroom. The original owner purchased it at Home Goods then sold it to me for no where near the price she had paid.

 I found these four lovelies on Craig's List! The owner had made them for her little boy. He had aged out of his bedroom décor, and she was heartbroken over selling them. She found the vehicle decals on Etsy, and I love the way these turned out for her (and me)!


On the floor of the closet, we have two 4x4 storage shelves (from Ikea) - They sit side-by-side and they make playroom clean-up super easy for little hands.
(Yes, my toddler is responsible for cleaning up his own toys.)
These snapshots make them look a little orange, but they are actually a really great glossy red color - perfect for the room!
 
We use these great little dollar store baskets to hold smaller items - I already had these before I bought the storage units, so I decided to put them to use this way. They fit perfectly on the shelves~
 
On the top closet shelves - that my little guys can't reach - I store toys that are not in use: things I've purchased for down the road, toys they've recently grown tired of, etc.
 
In front of the closet is Ikea's little transportation rug~ I don't love it, but my boys do. They drive their cars around on it everyday, so until I find one I like better, we'll stick with this one.
 
 
Here are a few other fun pieces in the room:
 
A sweet little metal sign that hangs over the light switch - It was $1 at a yard sale.
 
 An awesome wooden railroad crossing sign - It was $2 at a yard sale.

 These fun metal road signs - Found them on Craig's List for $2 each. I believe they were originally from Hobby Lobby.

 
Just below these metal signs, etc. hangs this DIY magnet board that we made from an oil-drip pan. We've used it for lots of different things. We may also eventually put one in our homeschool space, but for now, it's perfect in the playroom.

 
 
A Family Rules sign from Hobby Lobby - 50% off - hangs right outside the playroom door...just above our little "time-out" area. It makes for many teachable moments. *smile*
 
Our Playroom Rules:
No shoes allowed.
No food allowed.
No drinks allowed - not even water cups.
Be sweet, don't throw toys, and have fun!
 
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July 18, 2014

"In the Barn" Playspace Winner


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Pizza on the Grill

Ladies & Gentlemen, let me introduce you to one of our favorite things: pizza on the grill!
 
Have you been doing this for awhile already? Well, we are new to the party, and we are loving it!
 

We have tried a couple of different kinds:
 
Pepperoni Pizza
Pita Crust
Tomato Sauce
Pepperoni
Parmesan/Romano Cheese
**I sprinkled a little green onion on top of mine.
 
White Chicken Pizza
Pita Crust
Spinach/Artichoke Dip
Grilled Chicken
Smoked Gouda Cheese
**I used a thick, creamy dip [from Earthfare]- tasted great and kept things from getting too messy.
 
 Around here, we dip everything in ranch dressing, and these pizzas were no exception.
Marzetti's ranch is our fav~
 
We have thrown them right on the grill, but we also love using The Pampered Chef BBQ Pizza Pan.

All You Magazine recently featured a sweet pizza for the grill: pizza crust, Nutella, sliced bananas, crushed hazelnut, a spring of mint...I've gotta tell ya, that sounds downright dangerous!

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