Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Just Stuff It Gifts Review & Give-a-way ENDS 11/30/2010




-JUST STUFF IT GIFTS-
Custom Design Gift Baskets and More!

(One of Just Stuff It Gifts- gift basket they made, so cute!)

I love anything monogrammed or personalized but with having two boys it's a lot harder finding "cool things" to put their names on! Most things are very girly or just to babyish I guess you would say! Well I came across a company called Just Stuff It Gifts that has a really cool collection called Tuff Stuff. It's full of travel items for boys that are all Camouflauge and they can all be personalized with many colors of thread and different fonts! I just had to feature them as one of our Gift Giving Ideas and Giveaway items!


Let me tell you more about Just Stuff It Gifts before I tell you more about the item we received from the Tuff Stuff Collection for review...


Just Stuff It Gifts is located in Knoxville, TN and was formed by two best friends, Christy and Angelique. They have been best friends since high school. For the past eleven years they have been two working moms that have always loved to shop! So they decided to turn that passion into a business that is now called Just Stuff It Gifts. They love putting together ideas for other people and turning them into wonderful gifts for any occasion. Just Stuff It Gifts' goal is to provide their customers with an easy approach for all occasion gift giving by providing a large selection of high quality gifts at affordable prices and prompt deliveries.

(Another fun gift basket made by- Just Stuff It Gifts)

All of their items can be purchased online or if you live in the Knoxville, TN area they can deliver your gifts personally! They will be happy to customize a gift basket just for you or help choose a gift according to your needs and specifications. You tell them the price and theme of what you would like and they will have it ready for pick-up or delivery on the date that you request.


So with the holidays quickly approaching I wanted to tell you all about their products and especially about their Tuff Stuff Collection for boys!


We were sent a Tuff Stuff Backpack. With Jace being in preschool he now has homework and needs a durable backpack to carry to and from school or to carry his overnight items in when staying at a friends or grandmas house!


The Tuff Stuff Backpack looks so cool as Jace would say. It's camouflage and we asked Just Stuff It Gifts to personalize it with our last name on it in orange thread! I figured that if we have our last name on it either boy can carry it! Let me tell you it is just adorable (um I mean cool)... I know this backpack is going to get used tons especially next year when he is in kindergarten all day/ everyday :( Jace and Grady have been fighting over it already, they both think they're "big stuff" carrying this "tuff stuff" bag!


It features a large front zipper compartment with an open pocket and pencil holder. It has 2 side zipper pockets. I love that it has adjustable, padded shoulder straps and a reinforced bottom! This bag retails for only $20 and personalization can be added for only $10 more! What a fun, useful gift idea for any little guy you know!

They also have several other items in their Tuff Stuff Collection like the Lunch Bag, Duffel Bag, Tall Tote Bag and Carry All Case!


These bags would make great affordable gifts for any boy in school, who loves to stay at friends or grandmas house or someone who needs a bag to carry their sporting items in!
Just Stuff It Gifts not only carries this fun collection but they have so many other cute items that can all be personalized! Let me show you some more fun gift ideas and things that I would personally love to have from their store...


I love their Dottie Collection! It's a fun black and white polka-dotted print with hot pink accents- so cute for any age!


I also love their Mee Too Items like these fun monogrammed key chains


and tumblers!

How fun are these Initial Hooks that are only $10 with FREE Personalization! Now that's a great deal and gift idea!!

Just Stuff It Gifts
sells many other items as well: Pouchee Purse Organizers, Jewelry, Market Totes, Pajamas by Malabar Bay and so many more Personalized Items! If your looking for a fun, unique and personalized item this holiday season you should definitely check them out :)

-To check out their full collection of items just go to-

WWW.JUSTSTUFFITGIFTS.NET


I'm so happy to announce that 1 of my lucky readers is going to win their very own Tuff Stuff Collection Camouflage Backpack with Personalization valued at $30!!!

*GIVE-A-WAY STARTS HERE*

Just Stuff It Gifts
is so kind to offer 1 of The Jackson Five Family readers the chance to win their very own Tuff Stuff Backpack with Personalization just like the one I reviewed about! This is a $30 Value!!! :)



*IN ORDER TO ENTER MY GIVE-A-WAY , YOU MUST BE A PUBLIC FOLLOWER OF THE JACKSON FIVE FAMILY BLOG. TO FOLLOW ME CLICK ON THE "FOLLOW" BUTTON ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF MY BLO
G. EASY PEASY :) IF YOU ENTER MY GIVE-A-WAY AND YOU ARE NOT A PUBLIC FOLLOWER THEN ALL OF YOUR ENTRIES WILL BE FORFEITED!!!*

MANDATORY ENTRY: Please go to the Just Stuff It Gifts Website HERE and then come back and leave me a comment telling me which of their items is your favorite!

EXTRA ENTRIES: Make sure that you leave a SEPARATE comment for each thing that you do for the entries to be counted! (PLEASE LEAVE YOUR E-MAIL IN ONE OF THE COMMENTS)

1 Entry- "LIKE" Just Stuff It Gifts on Facebook HERE! Leave a comment on their wall telling them that The Jackson Five Family Blog sent you :)

1 Entry-Become a Fan of The Jackson Five Family blog on Facebook!

1 Entry Each-

1. Grab my NEW Holiday Gift Giving Guide & Give-a-way button found on the left side of my page and add it to your page/blog.

2. Leave a comment on your Facebook wall/status telling your friends about our new Holiday Gift Giving Guide and Give-a-way's going on on our blog, please enter our blog address http://thejacksonfivefamily.blogspot.com!

3. Twitter about our new Holiday Gift Giving Guide and Give-a-way's going on on our blog with a link to our site http://thejacksonfivefamily.blogspot.com!

Remember you must leave a separate comment for each entry to count!


1 Entry- Suggest The Jackson Five Family Blog to your friends via
Facebook! (So easy to do. Just go the our Facebook Fan Page and in the top left corner there is a link that says "Suggest to Friends" click on that and just check which friends you would like to suggest us to! Remember the more followers we have the better giveaways we get for you!!!)


1 Entry-Sign up for one of my other give-a-ways and let me know which one you signed up for! (IT CAN NOT BE THIS GIVEAWAY)

1 Entry-Sign up to follow The Jackson Five Family Blog *remember you must be a follower anyways for your entries to count in the 1st place* :)

1 Entry
-Subscribe to receive The Jackson Five Family feed in your inbox. Just type in your e-mail on the right of my blog, make sure you confirm your subscription as well!



Rules
: Open to readers in the US only! Give-a-way ends November 3rd at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be randomly chosen and will have 48 hours to respond.


(I want to thank Just Stuff It Gifts
for sending me one of their fab products to review!)

(I was sent an item from Just Stuff It Gifts free of charge to review. The things you read here are my honest opinions of the product reviewed! I was not paid in any way to say anything you read here!)

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Have you thought about Christmas Cards this year?



Every year I get really excited about sending out Christmas cards and this year is no exception. I love personalizing them with a photo of our family or of the boys! I think a photo of our family makes a great Christmas card especially when sending them to people that we don't always see on a regular basis or that live far away.

This year I have been looking at some of the
photo Christmas card designs on Shutterfly.com and they have so many to choose from! I have found several Holiday cards on Shutterfly that I just love! When searching for Christmas cards I want something modern, fun and just different than the average Christmas cards I find at the store.

Let me show you a few of my favorites from Shutterfly, I would love to hear what you guys like the best...This Merry Rainbow Christmas 5X7 folded card is one of my favorites! I love that it is simple but modern and I love that it is a folded card so we can write a message on the inside, instead of on the front like a lot of cards! They are 20% off until October 27th and range in prize from $2.39 for 1 all the way down to $1.19 for 151 or more!

My 2nd favorite is this Candy Cane Fun Christmas Card shown below!

I love this whimsy Christmas card that has colorful candy canes that spell out a jolly greeting, "Have a Merry Christmas" on a favorite photo that you choose. You can add a personalized message to complete this fun card! It is also 20% off right now and ranges in price from $2.39 for 1 all the way down to $1.03 for 151 or more!

The 3rd one I am going to show you is a little different...

It's very modern and I love that it features these fun orange, white and teal colors which seam very beachy to me unlike your traditional Christmas colors like red and green! I also love the fact that you can put 3 separate pictures on it so I would probably do a single of each of the boys and then one of Craig and I together!

It's called the
Snowtastic Snowflakes Christmas 5x7 folded card and like the 2 I showed you above it's also 20% off until October 27! It ranges in prize from $2.39 for 1 all the way down to $1.19 for 151 or more!

Bloggers: Do you want 50 free holiday cards from Shutterfly? Click here to go to Shutterfly for information on how you can get 50 free cards this holiday season, and make sure to select Clever 1000 as the referral source.

This post is part of a series sponsored by Shutterfly. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective, which endorses Blog With Integrity, as I do.




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Friday, October 22, 2010

Tru Colors Apparel Review & Give-a-way ends 10/30/2010...

On Saturdays our house is full of football. My husband is a huge Michigan Wolverines fan even though we live in Buckeye Country (and take so much slack for it, ha) and luckily I've always liked Michigan too! Although I know NOTHING about the actual game I love to dress up in blue and maize and support our favorite team! It's so hard to find cute things to wear though...I'm so not into a big baggy t-shirt, sweatshirts or the ugly pink jersey version of the guys, so I usually just find something blue and yellow to wear and add some fun jewelry instead.

Well recently I came across the cutest clothing company called Tru Colors Apparel. The girl behind this brand, LSU grad Amy Chenevert, is just like me (and probably you).


She loved to support her team(s) but noticed a huge void in the women's sports apparel marketplace when she was at the Superdome in September of 2007 supporting the Saints in just a black tee! Tru Colors was created as a solution by offering a line of clothing that is fashion forward and trend-right; essentially fusing women's contemporary fashion, game day apparel and team colors. The Tru Colors customer wants to show their spirit in a savvy way, without having it literally written on their sleeves like most traditional game day apparel.


So in 2007 Tru Colors started making dresses and shirts in team color combinations and in August of 2008 they had their items ready to ship! They recently launched their new online boutique TruColorsApparel.com offering a huge selection of shirts and dresses in most team colors and the best part is all of their clothing is under $100!!! Each style is named after a beloved sorority sister or girlfriend like Amanda and Cecile like the 2 I had the opportunity to review! Another awesome fact is that they are all made in the USA and produced in knit fabrications, perfect for those day long tailgating extravaganzas!!
Let me show you the 2 dresses they sent me...

First is the Amanda in Navy/Gold which retails at $88.00! This long sleeve turtleneck dress dress is just adorable and is perfect for chilly fall football weather!


It features the cutest gold dome buttons on the sleeves that you can wear down or cuff them back to show the contrasting color! The turtleneck is the same way, wear it up or roll it down to show off the contrasting team color- so cute!!! It is lightweight and made from 92% cotton and 8% spandex making it very comfortable all while still looking cute in your favorite team colors!


The next dress sent to review is the Cecile in the Crimson/White combination which also retails at just $88! I chose the Crimson/White to support my favorite baseball team the Cincinnati Reds! This babydoll dress is going to be perfect for those hot summer games!


I love that it features the cutest ruffles across the top front area and can we paired with a cardigan or jean jacket on those cooler nights! Here are a few of my other favorites from the Tru Colors collection...
I love the Dray $76! This super cool low v-back banded bottom top features straps fixed with gold buttons on the back and even a tiny slit for your thumb to create that "arm warmer" you've been looking for!


I am also loving this classic a-line Ashley Dress $78 which features a u-neck with tiny gold dome buttons accenting the top!



To view and purchase the full Tru Colors Collection which is available in sizes XS-XL please go to


WWW.TruColorsApparel.COM


and to stay up to date with with all of the Tru Colors sales and newest incentives they may offer you can

"LIKE" them on Facebook HERE


and be the first in the know!

I'm so excited to announce that 1 of my lucky readers is going to win a gift certificate in the value of $88 to be used towards the purchase of one of their awesome apparel items! (All items as of right now are $88 or less so this will ensure you a free dress or shirt! Winner can select any item but it will be based upon stock/color availability!)


*GIVE-A-WAY STARTS HERE*

Tru Colors Apparel
is so kind to offer 1 of The Jackson Five Family readers the chance to win a gift certificate in the value of $88 to be used towards the purchase of one of their fabulous items
! (All items as of right now are $88 or less so this will ensure you a free dress or shirt! Winner can select any item but it will be based upon stock/color availability!)


*IN ORDER TO ENTER MY GIVE-A-WAY , YOU MUST BE A PUBLIC FOLLOWER OF THE JACKSON FIVE FAMILY BLOG. TO FOLLOW ME CLICK ON THE "FOLLOW" BUTTON ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF MY BLO
G. EASY PEASY :) IF YOU ENTER MY GIVE-A-WAY AND YOU ARE NOT A PUBLIC FOLLOWER THEN ALL OF YOUR ENTRIES WILL BE FORFEITED!!!*

MANDATORY ENTRY: Please go to the Tru Colors Website HERE and then come back and leave me a comment telling me which of their items/color combinations you are likely to choose if you win!

EXTRA ENTRIES: Make sure that you leave a SEPARATE comment for each thing that you do for the entries to be counted! (PLEASE LEAVE YOUR E-MAIL IN ONE OF THE COMMENTS)

1 Entry- "LIKE" Tru Colors on Facebook HERE! You MUST leave a comment on their wall telling them that The Jackson Five Family Blog sent you :)

1 Entry-Become a Fan of The Jackson Five Family blog on Facebook!

1 Entry Each-

1. Grab my NEW Holiday Gift Giving Guide & Give-a-way button found on the left side of my page and add it to your page/blog.

2. Leave a comment on your Facebook wall/status telling your friends about our new Holiday Gift Giving Guide and Give-a-way's going on on our blog, please enter our blog address http://thejacksonfivefamily.blogspot.com and then come back here and leave me a link so I can verify that you did this!

3. Twitter about our new Holiday Gift Giving Guide and Give-a-way's going on on our blog with a link to our site http://thejacksonfivefamily.blogspot.com and leave me a link so I can verify that you did this!

Remember you must leave a separate comment for each entry to count!


1 Entry- Suggest The Jackson Five Family Blog to your friends via
Facebook! (So easy to do. Just go the our Facebook Fan Page and in the top left corner there is a link that says "Suggest to Friends" click on that and just check which friends you would like to suggest us to! Remember the more followers we have the better giveaways we get for you!!!)


1 Entry-Sign up for one of my other give-a-ways and let me know which one you signed up for! (IT CAN NOT BE THIS GIVEAWAY)

1 Entry-Sign up to follow The Jackson Five Family Blog *remember you must be a follower anyways for your entries to count in the 1st place* :)

1 Entry
-Subscribe to receive The Jackson Five Family feed in your inbox. Just type in your e-mail on the right of my blog, make sure you confirm your subscription as well!



Rules
: Open to readers in the US only! Give-a-way ends October 30th at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be randomly chosen and will have 48 hours to respond.


(I want to thank Tru Colors
for sending me a few of their fab products to review!)

(I was sent 2 dresses from Tru Colors Apparel free of charge to review. The things you read here are my honest opinions of the product reviewed! I was not paid in any way to say anything you read here!)

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