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Sizzling Party Favors and Giveaway!

Now that Summer is just about here, you can start planning that patio party or backyard BBQ. There is just something relaxing about a Summertime get together that I cannot resist! Perhaps it is the clear skies, the relaxed atmosphere, or the cold cocktails…….yeah most likely that last one. Regardless of why you enjoy a summer shin dig- I found these adorable summertime party favors and just love them!

These favors are a perfect summer touch for your next party! Loving these mini barbecue place card holders. You could also use them as a way to label your dishes at the next potluck you have, they’d look adorable on any picnic table! Fill them with candy or tealights. Be sure to add a personal touch and wrap your water bottles in these personalized labels. You could even order generic personalization (like your last name or “Summer 2009”) to keep the on hand for your next impromptu party. Oh and check out these crab wine bottle holders and personalized hot sauces, these are my favorite summer favor ideas yet!

Have fun with party favors! They are not just for baby showers and weddings- thank your guests for coming to your next Summer party! Start planning, because Favor Affair is generously giving one reader a $50.00 gift certificate to their fabulous site http://www.favoraffair.com/, how awesome is that?!

WINNER! Sandra with comment #2- Congrats!

How To Win: Contest Closed!

1. Visit http://www.favoraffair.com and check out their awesome selection of party favors. Then, come back here and leave a comment sharing which party favor you would choose for your next Summer party and who you would invite!

For Extra Entries:

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* Be sure to leave a comment for each entry you do so it counts! Good luck!

Contest ends 6/19/2009

one random winner will be using random.org, winner notified by email

Vibrant Dinner Plates, Making Dinnerware Fun!

I think these dinner plates are fabulous!

The Folk Dinner Plate Set by Thomas Paul

They come in a set of 4- just like you see. Have some fun with your dinnerware! Perfect for a fun Hostess gift idea!

Heavy duty, glossy, melamine plates. These plates are dishwasher-safe, but not microwave-safe.

Get them at Velocity $36.00

Trendy Personalized Shirts For Your Little One

All moms want their little one to stand out from the crowd, right? Well, one fabulous company has figured out how to capture the personality of your little one in a trendy and stylish way. Check out these fabulous personalized tees from Bug & Goose.

These personalized tees are definitely an attention grabber. You can choose you favorite style shirt, color, fabric pattern, and personalization. The great gals over at Bug & Goose sent my 2 year old an adorable tee brown and pink tee with a “L” for her name. We love it! It is super cute and very well made. The cozy material fits perfectly and feels good too. We’ve washed it several times {she is now requesting the “L” shirt about every other day} and it looks just as fabulous as when it arrived.

With so many styles and options {for both boys & girls} I think these tees from Bug & Goose would make fabulous personalized gifts. They can be ordered in sizes 2-12 and all of the products from Bug & Goose are made right here in the USA. Fabulous! And to top it off, all of their adorable tees are priced under $26.00!

P.S. I am loving this Baseball Raglan Tee. So cute!

I really can’t get enough of these adorable tees! Plus, Bug & Goose offers a variety of high quality {and unique} games, accessories, and toys…..so check them out!

Mainstream Cleaners Gone Green

I have talked a lot about cleaning green here on Thoughtfully Simple. From do-it-yourself mixtures to some of the leading “green” brands; I am always looking to share new ways to clean your home in an earth friendly way. One thing I hear a lot of is how it is just so easy to grab the traditional cleaners that have always worked well at the grocery store. Well, in response to your comments…I have found a simple solution!

I recently had the pleasure of trying out a new green cleaner from the SC Johnson, A family Company. Nature’s Source is a new line of fabulous Eco-friendly cleaners that (dare I say it) work well! A new twist on your old favorites like Windex for your glass cleaning needs and Scrubbing Bubbles for your bathroom detail. Right at your local grocery store, you can find these trusted brands now reformulated with a more earth friendly formula.

I was impressed with how well these cleaners worked and how they really smelled fresh and clean without smelling like cleaner. From the kitchen to the bathroom (and many places in between), these green cleaners really get the job done.

So, there you have it….. green cleaning really is simple after all!

“Green” Vintage Flair to Inspire


Green has gone Vintage Glam!

ThreadBeaur is a true gemstone-of-a-company. It glistens and sparkles and shines an inspiring light right through your computer monitor. A company created with the sole mission to take old discarded fabric and create with it practical, useful, and gorgeous creations. The designs of Carrie Fountain are proof that you can be both earth friendly and fashionable. I was completely inspired by her fabulous “green-flair!”

A professed “thrift-store” enthusiast, Carrie finds inspiration for her works of art from vintage fabrics. In her own words:

“The best fabric is that with a history, some old sheets that the owners no longer stretch across the mattress, they make perfect cloth grocery bags. Floor length vintage drapes, that have found themselves hanging lifeless in the thrift store, I will rescue them and make them something special again.”

ThreadBeaur offers a range of vintage-patterned gems like these Eco-Friendly Coffee Sleeves.

When I received my Coffee Sleeve from ThreadBeaur I was equally impressed with both the quality and the design. The thickness of the fabric ensures that it does it’s job– keeps my hand from burning when I go and grab my morning latte. The well-sewn design enables me to reuse this sleeve over and over, eliminating my waste of the cardboard sleeves provided at the coffee shops. And lastly, the vintage chic print allows me to show off a bit of fashion flair myself, what more could you ask for?!

Ohhh I know, how about fabulous vintage chic Cloth Grocery Bags— because ThreadBeaur has got those too!

ThreadBeaur is not only helping us be a bit more earth-friendly but also encouraging us to show off our personalities a bit while we are at it. So, grab your coffee sleeve and grocery bag and head out for the day, the earth will thank you and you just might find your own fashion flair!

Carrie is SO fabulous that she is giving one reader a chance to win a Coffee Sleeve of their own. If you win, she’ll choose a fabulous pattern for you to show off, over and over again (that’s the point remember?)!

Winner! Congrats to Dawn!

Here are your random numbers:

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Timestamp: 2009-01-31 22:52:09 UTC

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