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The Fall wedding season is upon us. Is there anything more frustrating than trying to figure out what to get the happy couple? Target wants to help you not only succeed, but to overachieve. Target wanted me to come up with a unique gift pairing idea utilizing a couples similarities and differences. A knock-out gift giving combination to make YOU look like a gift bearing super star! Did I lose you already? Let me explain:)

 Photography courtesy of sbeckphoto.net

My family has three unions of Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens Football marriages{ESPN, call me}! My brother is getting married in one month to his Raven loving beauty and I am not going to lie....football season is rough! My brother and Sister-in-law{to be} are the perfect specimens to show you how to pair your perfect wedding gifts at Target!

Let's start with the similarities shall we? I chose the KitchenAid mixer. My brother brings strong German and Polish roots, while Brit is a strong Italian Mama. Both are foodies, love to eat, cook, and feed other people. Boom. Done. Now for some stark differences. Books Vs. Movies. My brother has an awesome obsession with Horror flicks. He loves them, but Brit{I am told} is typically hiding under the blankets. Brit prefers to curl up at the end of the day with a humorous novel! I thought it would be a neat idea to include some classic Horror DVDs for my brother and a good read for Brit in the KitchenAid mixer! So, what are you waiting for? Get wedding shopping at Target and make it unique!



Giveaways fill up most of my posts nowadays. Do not get me wrong I love it, but I wanted to step back and share a few personal moments with you. These are my moments. My day to day. My boys. Dirty. Happy. Boys. Enjoy these and I hope they make you smile today.


VISIT The Leesburg Animal Park<<<>>Like'M on FACEBOOK<<>>PUMPKINVILLE info

My boys and I love The Leesburg Animal Park! As you can see depicted above, FUN for all ages can be readily achieved:) My boys love feeding the animals, eating lunch on the picnic benches, and playing on the play set shaped like a pirate ship! The boys and I are true regulars every Wednesday when their admission prices are discounted. The Wednesday discounts stop{however} once Pumpkinville gets into full swing!
Pumpkinville is The Leesburg Animal Park's Fall Festival! Hayrides, Moon Bounces, All-you-can-eat apples & Cider, Rope Swings, and even a FREE pumpkin with admission. The animals as always will be happily available for feeding. I feel like a kid:) I cannot wait!! Are you ready for a Leesburg Animal Park....Oink...Baaa.....Neigh.....Pumpkinville Giveaway???!!!! *This US giveaway is for Northern Virginia residents ONLY or if you are willing to travel then by all means enter!:) a Rafflecopter giveaway
*I received Brooklyn Beach Hair for the sole purpose of this review. All opinions as always are mine.
SHOP Brooklyn Beach<<<<>>>PINTEREST<<<<>>>TUMBLR

Are you longing for the beach already? I second that! Have no fear, Brooklyn Beach has your fill of summer all through the impending winter months. They specialize in handcrafted tie-dyed linen beach towels. The most beautiful and luxurious beach towels you will most-likely ever own. In fact, it is probably a sin to call these masterpieces a towel:} Made right here in the glorious USA. Shout out to Brooklyn!

Brooklyn Beach towels have some very special features. The corners of the towels have openings underneath to fill with sand. Ingenious move! No more fiascoes that involve us running down the beach hysterically to reclaim our run away beach towels{just our umbrellas;-}. Another nifty feature is a small security pocket underneath the towel to store your valuables! WAIT...there's more! It folds up into a convenient travel size and includes a cloth tote. SEE for yourself! Hint: Look down.

Handcrafted Tie-dyed Linen Towels

Brooklyn Beach Hair
Brooklyn Beach has a new addition to the linen beach towel family! Brooklyn Beach Hair. I call it, sumptuous beach hair in a bottle. A natural tonic for your hair comprised of Jojoba oil to moisturize and sea salt for added lift. The scent is a combination of woodsy and floral notes. A very well balanced and utterly intoxicating scent. Spritz throughout the day as needed to capture that "just off the beach" hair look! What I love about this product: It does not weigh you down! Brooklyn Beach Hair is an all-natural product that softens hair, enhances natural wave, and smells amazing!

All-Natural Ingredients: water, rosewater, rose-geranium water, sea salt, jojoba oil, natural fragrance from essential oils.

No Sleep Till.......Brooklyn Beach Hair Giveaway!
*Woodroze.com sunglasses were featured above. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Zombies, Werewolves, Vampires, The Devil, and Witches! I love them all, but you can only be one ghoulish creature per Halloween{sigh & bummer}. This year the Werewolf has captured my creative spirit. In fact, the whole family is going as a pack of Werewolves for Halloween!  I am really excited to have a Halloween theme that the whole family can get behind{even the particular hubs:}.
Do you like my She-Werewolf bow? I will be doing another tutorial to show you how to make your very own!

The gram photo of my little Werewolf:} Wanna be a Werewolf for Halloween? Check out my YouTube Tutorial below!

 *I was sent a "Meow is the time" tee for the sole purpose of this review. All opinions are mine.
SHOP Pussies on Parade<<<Like'M on FACEBOOK<<<PIN'em on Pinterest<<<@pussiesonparade

Did you ever dream of a place where pussy-cat art reigned supreme? Your dreams are real. I have found it. An artsy gallery of epic-feline proportions. Pussies on Parade! Their Meow-WOW offerings include: feline art, clothing, accessories, toys, and home decor. You may have zero love for the fur-balls, but you will absolutely adore Pussies on Parade! Okay, pull your minds out of the gutter and let the Pussy Parade commence:}
Dueling Watson the Cat by Medium Control

PURRINCESS by Joe Dawson JR.

I don't know about you, but I NEED a Monster Kitty!!!!

"Meow is the time" Tee by Joe Dawson Jr.

This is going to be difficult, but try not to get lost in their amazing shop and gallery! You need to find your way back here to enter the BIG Pussies on Parade giveaway! One winner will win a print of their choice and a "Meow is the time" tee in the color/size of their choice. Listen to some Rap Cat while you enter;-) Starts 8/17 @ Midnight!
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Welcome to the "End of Summer Giveaway Event" sponsored by Tip Hero and featuring some truly talented bloggers. Summer is fading into Fall quickly(Boo). Do not despair beach lovers. We are going to celebrate with a great big giveaway event! Revel is being a Snowbird and enter to win this amazing $100 gift card from Wal-mart!


That's right, One lucky winner will win a $100 Walmart gift card to potentially use while shopping those end of the season sales! This giveaway begins on August 15th and will run until August 29th at 11:59pm US Eastern time. It will be open to residents of the US only, 18+. Use the PromoSimple form below to enter, and make sure that you take advantage of the many entries you can gain. Also, be sure to come back daily for more chances to win. Best of luck!
$100 Walmart Gift Card
Disclosure: Spunky Real Deals is not responsible for prize distribution. If you have any questions or concerns, please send an email to kira@tiphero.com. All entries are optional, but if the winner task is a task that you did not complete, a second winner will be chosen. Winners will be notified via email. If a winner does not respond within 48 hours of the time when the email is sent, another winner will be chosen.
  
Sign-ups close at midnight! What are you waiting for! Sign up HERE
  • Event is free to join with an announcement post. If you don't wish to post the announcement, please send the $5 non-post fee to tiphero@gmail.com
  • You'll receive 1 free link for participating (either Twitter or Pinterest)
  • Additional links (RSS/Email, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest) are available for $5 each. Facebook links are now available for $10 each.
  • Sign-ups for this event close on August 13th
  • Event runs from August 15th - August 29th
  • Prize: $100 Walmart gift card
Please send all payments to tiphero@gmail.com as a "gift" via PayPal. Sign up for this event here.
I was provided a pair of studs for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.
SHOP Gramercy Eight<<>>Instagram @gramercyeight & @rebeccablaydes<<>>Like'M on FACEBOOK

"Meet the modern day pearl earring."{ME}

Gramercy Eight is jewelry with a modern, luxurious, and glamorous feel. Their birthplace, however,  stems from a tragic accident. Gramercy Eight's owner-Rebecca Lewis-fell three stories from a fire escape that left her with a titanium spine and a new creative-lease on life. Blessed that I am to share her incredible story and awe-inspiring jewelry. Rebecca generously sent me a pair of crystal studs that I will be wearing to my brother's wedding this Fall. They make you feel like a million bucks and are surprisingly light in comparison with their appearance. The facets on the crystal studs take on a minimalist feel until they catch the light throwing sparkle and shine! I am simply in love with Gramercy Eight jewelry! 

Ready for a Gramercy Eight *Ka-Pow* blow your mind giveaway?

*I was sent a Monkey Bar for the sole purpose of this review. All opinions as always are mine. 

SHOP Glory Boon<<>>>INSTAGRAM @glory_boon

“Creativity is intelligence having fun.”
― Albert Einstein {A fave Glory Boon quote:}

No apples about it folks. We are talking bananas!:} Banana Coconut Soap from Glory Boon that is!:)  Exotic jungle scents unite. Sweet banana entangled with a light coconut ambiance.You know it's coming so here it is: "I am bananas about the Glory Boon Monkey Bar"! Alexandra is the beautiful mastermind behind this incredible creative explosion known as Glory Boon. The glorious "Boon" has some very enticing beauty, bath, and body offerings. Swing down off that coconut tree and take a peek.

Neroli Facial Hydrosol: A Facial Toner

    Tinted Body Lotion & Sun-kissed Bronzer

Johnny Appleseed: A Tinted Lip Balm
What have I learned about Glory Boon? High quality soaps, beautiful packaging, and operated by an owner with a true passion for creation. You need to check them out! I am thinking Johnny Appleseed lip tint stocking stuffers for all the gals:} *Due note that Fragrance is used in the Monkey Bar for scent. Alexandra has the labels very clear in her shop whether a product is vegan or all-natural. All of her products are 100% cruelty free.

This Spider monkey is already following @glory_boon. How about you?:} GIVEAWAY TIME!!
*The background for these photos is Disney's Wonderful World of Knowledge Book{1971}. You can buy it on Amazon HERE!
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*I was sent a bar of Silver Moon Farm soap for the sole purpose of this review. All opinions as always are mine.

"NO flash, just natural goat milk soap goodness"{ME aka The goat milk soap lover}
SHOP Silver Moon Farm<<<<>>>>>The BLOG<<<>>>>Like'M on FACEBOOK

Silver Moon Farm handcraft's natural goat milk soaps in good ol' Tennessee and is owned by a mother-daughter dynamic duo. I have never used much goat milk soap. After using the Orange Mint goat milk soap from Silver Moon Farm, I must be crazy to use anything else! Seriously, I have been washing my hands a zillion times a day and cannot get enough. The goat milk is the STAR! Creamy, pure, and clean feeling. It is different from any bar of soap that I have ever tried. I heart goat's milk:}

The Orange and Mint combination is well balanced and natural. You can tell nothing artificial falls into these soaps. The tiny dried mint leaves allow for a faint exfoliation. Check out the incredible moisturizing lather! Silver Moon Farm goat milk soap is crafted with great detail and care. Trying is believing and I am a goat milk soap believer!

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Halloween is all about the "WOW" gross factor and if you are looking to do that on a budget, then I am your weirdo this frightful season! The family is dressing up as a pack of werewolves this year, and I decided disembodied parts would be a great fit for my Wolfy ambiance. This tutorial will take you step by step in helping you create your own severed-fingers for the big Full Moon event! Grab your hot glue gun and follow me:}

Items needed to make the Severed-Finger
{*}Optional items depending on severed-finger usage

Winter Gloves{Cut off all the fingers}
Newspaper
Hot Glue Gun and loads of hot glue sticks{seriously:}
Acrylic Paints{see step THREE}
*Matte sealant{if using fingers outside}
*Jewelry Wire {if using as drink tags}
*Hole Puncher{if using as drink tags}


Newspaper, magazine, toliet paper, tissue paper, or any paper you have available will work just fine. This step is crucial, because you are creating the shape of the finger here. Roll the paper and stuff until your finger is full. *Tip: Once the hot glue dries you cannot make any structural changes to the finger.


Start with the nail bed and cover the entire finger with hot glue. Use the tip of the hot glue gun to smooth and shape the finger. I even put indentations using the hot glue gun on the back of the finger! Shape the finger to your liking and remember you are just trying to cover the finger with hot glue to seal it. *Tip: When you seal the open end leave yourself a tag in case you want to hole punch your finger later. When hole-punching you may need a man, but as you can see I did it:}


Acrylic Paints Needed
Brown, Yellow{Primary Layer}
Black, Purple{Second Layer}
Black, Green{Third Layer}
Black, Red{Blood-esque effect}

The painting is not a science and I eluded{in my Vlog} to using light paints at the very end, but I thought the dark swirled fingers looked best.  Do your thang people:} I started by mixing brown and yellow to coat the whole finger. Let dry. I then blotched the finger with a black/purple combo. Let dry. Then I took a green/black combo and blotched the finger with that. Let dry. I took a black/red comb and brushed the severed tip.*Tip: If you do not have a sponge try using dried-out baby wipes to blotch your finger! Get messy friends! This is a severed finger after all. Let the Halloween preparation commence!



*I was sent a product from Everyday Natural Mama for the sole purpose of this review. Opinions as always are mine. 
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Paraben Free, Petroleum Free, Preservative Free = Happy, happy, skin{says me:}

Everyday Natural Mama really strikes a cord in my heart. One, I'm a mama. Two, I care about being a natural mama for my children everyday. Amber Hulke{the sweet Natural Mama herself} sent me her Tangerine, Lime, & Geranium Body Balm moisturizer. Such an intriguing and unusual scent combination, don't you think?!:}


The First Whiff

The Tangerine, Lime, & Geranium Body Balm is a beautiful golden color. The first whiff brings bold notes of lime and geranium. Upon application, the bold scent dims into a perfect subtle scent. The balm melts easily and absorbs quickly into the skin, which is the mark of a high-quality natural product. Essential oils are bright and soothing. Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Beeswax, Vitamin E, and Aloe nourish your skin with "Mother Earth" approved ingredients. This is a great balm for mama's belly! I would have loved to receive this balm during either of my pregnancies.

Everyday Natural Mama carries more than lip balms and moisturizers. Her shop carries a array of all-natural body goodies including: a bug spray and a superb variety of deodorants. The mosquitos are eating the family alive this summer! So, It is a no-brainer that I would like to try the au-natural bug spray:}

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