Bee Necklace Giveaway – WW

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Bees have a strong mythology throughout history.  At various times, they've been believed to have created the seed for mankind, created gold, and have been full of knowledge. 

Enter to win a Bee Necklace of your own, and perhaps gain a little of that strength for yourself.  Enter in the giveaway tools widget after the jump!

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Made With Love Celebrity Cookbook Giveaway – US/Canada

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Have you heard of the Made with Love celebrity cookbook?  It's a fantastic, gorgeous cookbook filled with recipes from your favorite celebrities, including Mario Batali, Martha Stewart, First Lady Barbara Bush, and more.  The best part is that the proceeds go to benefit Meals on Wheels.  How awesome is that?

Read my full review here and check out a recipe from the book here.

Wanna win a copy of your very own?  Enter in the Rafflecopter after the jump!

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Curry Cauliflower Recipe #MWLDinnerParty

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Recently, How Was Your Day? was invited to participate in an event celebrating the release of Made with Love: The Meals on Wheels Family Cookbook.  Made with Love is a collection of recipes from celebrities including Martha Stewart, Mario Batali, and First Lady Barbara Bush, as well as people associated with Meals on Wheels. 

 We were asked to create a dish from the Made with Love cookbook.  I love curry, and I love cauliflower.  When I saw this recipe for Curry Cauliflower, I just knew what it was that we were going to bring!

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Flower Swarovski Crystal Earrings Tutorial

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These gorgeous earrings are easy to make and look really impressive!  The secret is Swarovski crystal flower pendants.  Perfect for that last minute gift or making a whole batch for an event.  Wanna know a secret?  You can make them in about 2 minutes, even if you’ve never made anything! 

Supplies Needed to make Swarovski Crystal Earrings

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2 Swarovski crystal flower drops.  These have a hole at the top, through one of the petals, NOT through the center.
2 10-12 mm Large jumprings.  You can also use pinch bails. 
2 earwires.  I’m using sterling fishhooks. 

Two pairs of pliers – I used needle nose and roundnose. 

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End of the World Quotes

Since the world is supposed to end this week, I thought these End of the World quotes would be fun. 

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Charitable Giving with the Boys and Girls Club

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Are you looking for somewhere to donate to this holiday season?  The cause has to be worthwhile, and align with your personal beliefs.  They have to do good work, and for one of my causes, give people a hand up, not just a hand out. 

For me, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America are a great fit.  There are lots of kids that go home to an empty house after school.  Isn’t it better for them to go somewhere where there’s people to help them with homework, teach them life skills, and *gasp* even play with them?

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Get Fit with a pvBody Subscription Box

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One of the great motivators when working out is seeing your body change.  Whether you’re dropping pounds or toning up, noticing the difference is always a fantastic feeling.  You know what else makes you feel good?  Fabulous workout wear.  pvBody has you covered there. 

What’s pvBody?  Well, I’m glad you asked.  pvBody is a new lifestyle brand that offers higher end workout wear in a subscription plan format.  For $49.95, you get a top and a pair of bottoms.  In the package we received, there was a pair of American Apparel fitness pants {ARV $48} in a smoky grey-purple shade and a camisole from NUX {ARV $37} in Alaska Blue (light blue) that has been discontinued.  

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Easy and Elegant Christmas Cards Tutorial

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Have you sent your Christmas cards yet?  I have to admit – I have not.  Bad Greta, bad.  Well, I’m here to help.  You can make an absolutely awesome handmade Christmas card quickly and easily, and get them sent out just as quick!

Easy and Elegant Christmas Card Tutorial


Supplies needed

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Green Cardstock.  For this project, I used a green glitter paper, a pearlescent green paper, and a plain green paper.  

Base Card.  I’m using an ivory panel flat card.  I think they look elegant and I got a really good deal on them!

Metallic gold ink pad or paint pen {optional}

Adhesive.  I like to use dry adhesive or double stick tape.  

Paper Cutter

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