Valentine’s Day Colorful Gifts for Her

Valentine’s Day is on Friday and I’m loving all the shades of pink and red I’m seeing in stores and online. Thank goodness the colors of love are bright and cheery in the midst of winter, wouldn’t you say? This year I made heart-printed treat bags for my husband and son that I’m going to fill with some of their favorite things. I also plan on adding some colorful flowers to our table and making something special for dinner.

Although we like to keep it simple around here and forgo expensive gifts, it’s always fun to take a look at what’s out there, whether it’s specifically Valentine’s Day merchandise or simply colors that remind me of the special day. Today, I’m sharing some of my favorite finds I’m sure every girl will love!

Magenta Pillows- Arianna Belle

Magenta pillows from Arianna Belle


Red Beaded Sardinia Bracelet- Stella & Dot

Red Beaded Sardinia Bracelet from Stella & Dot

Watercolor Hugs & Kiss Art- LaBerge

Watercolor Hugs & Kiss Art from LaBerge

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The Village Press {An Etsy Feature} + Giveaway

It’s been way too long since my last Etsy shop feature and I’m excited to get the ball rolling again! Whether you’re looking for a customized baby gift, a memorable birth announcement or an invitation that will surely get noticed, I’m certain you’ll want to check out  The Village Press.


Monogram Birth Announcement- The Village Press

Who’s Behind The Village Press?

Frances- The Village Press

Frances Karulas is a web and graphic designer living and working out of Toronto. She caught the programming bug while taking an elective course en route to a biology degree at the University of Toronto. That single class led to switching majors from bio to computer science and so an IT geek was born!

Since then she’s worked a variety of programming jobs- from gigs at two of Canada’s largest banks, to interesting freelance jobs with some of Toronto’s top musicians and authors. Along the way has also developed a keen interest in graphic design. While web programming jobs can often be more technical than creative, working on graphic design projects allows Frances to really cultivate her artistic side. This combination of technology and imagination has helped build a very challenging and rewarding business.

In her free time (which I’m sure there is little of!), Frances also blogs about the adventures of her amazing two year old daughter Alexandra at 52newthings. Her web portfolio can be seen at Vaionet Media, while her graphic design work can be seen showcased in her Etsy shop The Village Press.
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Satori’s Blogiversary + Giveaway Event {Day Four}


Welcome to Day 4 of Satori’s Blogiversary Event! In the spirit of celebration and fun, today’s giveaway comes from Brooklyn Design Studio, a company that creates unique, customized invitations and announcements for parties and events. Their specialty is taking an idea and turning it into the design you imagined.



For one lucky reader, Angela is going to create a custom designed invitation or announcement. Perhaps you’re planning on hosting a fall soiree or have an upcoming baby shower? Whatever it is, Brooklyn Design Studio will take care of the invitation so you can focus on the rest.

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Satori’s Blogiversary + Giveaway Event {Day Three}


Welcome to Day 3 of Satori’s Blogiversary Event! If you love to craft or DIY, you’re in for a real treat. The next giveaway comes from Ribbon Revelry, a one stop shop for all your ribbon needs!

Chelsea has generously donated a $25 grab bag in a theme of your choice from her Etsy Shop. Think of all the project possibilities with an assortment of printed ribbon!

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Satori’s Blogiversary + Giveaway Event {Day Two}


Welcome to Day 2 of Satori’s Blogiversary Event! I was thrilled when Valerie of Greyson Design stepped up to partake in the celebration. Greyson Design specializes in graphic design, printables, custom cards and paper goods.



Valerie has kindly offered a $25 Etsy shop credit good towards custom orders, printables or anything your little heart desires. I just love the vintage carnival invitation and the birth announcements are absolutely adorable!


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