Minted Holiday Cards & Giveaway |

Minted Holiday Cards + $250 Giveaway!

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Tis' the season for spreading cheer by sending holiday cards to your friends and family! Minted has so many adorable choices for any kind of card you want to send--card size, number of photos, layout, colors, and more. I love that their cards are all designed by independent artists, and they have some of the most unique cards around.

Are you looking for super cute Christmas or holiday cards?  LOVE LOVE! And it's not too late to order cards to arrive by Christmas Eve (order by 3pm PT on 12/17)!  There's also a sale for 15% holiday cards through December 21st, just use the code WINTER15.

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Sometimes the hustle and bustle of Christmastime makes it easier to send cards for New Years instead, and Minted has you covered! (I've even sent Valentines' Day cards before! :) )

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One of my favorite Minted products is their personalized gift wrap. It is SO cute! I love love the thought of having your very own wrapping paper with your family's name on it.

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You can also check out their Gift Guide and Wrapping Looks  for even more great ideas!

GUESS WHAT?? I've got a fabulous Minted giveaway for you today!  Not just one, but TWO lucky readers are going to win a $125 Minted gift card!!  Wahoo!!  All you need to do is click on the link below to enter.  Giveaway ends December 21st, 2015 at 11:59pm EST.  GOOD LUCK!!!


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PERK Visor Wrap |

Keep your car smelling fresh with PERK!

 This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of PERK. All opinions are 100% mine.


I love getting into my car and having it smell really good.  It makes such a big difference to have a car air freshener that helps with all the smells of everyday life that filter into the car, like my boys, when they get in the car after a baseball game.  That's definitely not I want to be smelling!

So how do I get a great fresh-smelling car? I've been using PERK car air fresheners for over a year now, and I love them just as much now as I did in the beginning.  I was thrilled to hear that they have a brand new product that delivers the same consistent, high quality fragrance and still features their patent-pending StediScent™ technology. It's called the PERK Visor Wrap, and it clips discreetly onto the visor in your car!

They are seriously SO easy to use. They literally just slide right onto the visor of your car, and it features a specially contoured clip that grips, and doesn't interfere in any way with you using the visor as intended.

It won't spill or leak, and I love that it's not heavy or bulky--it's pretty sleek, and and the color is a great neutral gray color that doesn't stand out.  It's really quite perfect for a car air freshener, because it's right above the driver's nose, but is totally out of the way! The fragrances are yummy--not overbearing, and they come in a variety of awesome choices, including New Car, Golden Vanilla, and Caribbean Colada (which is the one in my car right now, and I love it!).

I'm so excited to announce we have a GIVEAWAY today!  One lucky reader is going to win a PERK Prize basket, including:

  • a.     6 month supply of PERK products/fragrances

    b.     1 PERK travel mug 

    c.     2 pairs of PERK sunglasses (1 green and 1 black)

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You can find PERK products at Walmart, Target, Advance Auto Parts, AutoZone, Meijer, Kroger, Pep Boys, Publix, CVS, and other places auto air fresheners are sold. $1 off PERK coupon

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Black Friday Cash Giveaway |

Black Friday CASH GIVEAWAY!!!

I'm continuing this week of giveaways, and today is SO exciting!

To help you with the holidays, I teamed with 30 blogging friends to give you a $400 Cash giveaway! You read that right! $400 of CASH for one lucky winner right before the holidays!! All you have to have is a PayPal account where we can send you the money and enter below for your chance to win this Black Friday Cash Giveaway!



fujifilm instal share smartphone printer giveaway |

Instax Share Smartphone Printer + $50 Sassy Steals GIVEAWAY!!!

This is an exciting day!! I'm pairing with some awesome bloggers for a fabulous giveaway!

Have you seen the Fujifilm Instax Share Smartphone Printer?  I hadn't heard of it until this week, and now I totally want one! I don't know about you, but I take the vast majority of our family photos on my iPhone. The Instax is a printer that allows you to wirelessly print the cutest credit card sized photos (square too!)...from your phone!!!  Seriously, how cool is that? They're like little polaroids, totally adorable, and made so incredibly easy.   LOVE.

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The Vintage Pearl GIVEAWAY!!!

This post is sponsored by The Vintage Pearl. All opinions are 100% mine.


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I have been a fan of The Vintage Pearl for just about forever. Okay, forever. I've oohed and aaahed and drooled and LOVED their fabulous jewelry, and the bracelet they sent me with all of our family members' names on it is one of my most treasured possessions.

I just love their personalized jewelry, because it means carrying my kids and family with me, even when we're apart. The Vintage Pearl style is so charming and lovely and clearly shown in all of their jewelry. Each piece is handmade, and with your own personalization, really are one-of-a-kind!

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{my vinyl designer GIVEAWAY}

 I'm so excited about today's giveaway!!! My Vinyl Designer is an online company that specializes in digital downloads, and is your home for thousands of premade, ready-to-cut vinyl designs, tips, how-to's, and finished project ideas being used in today's home decor.


They have SO many designs in a ton of different categories (holidays, home, family, religious, education, humor, life, and more!) and they're all available 24/7 for download, so you can start using them right away!  They are available in single-color, wholly welded AI, EPS, GSD, and Cricut-compatible SVG formats and are perfect for vinyl cutting, scrapbooking, embroidery, screen printing, digital and off-set printing, fabric design, engraving, laser cutting, and more!!


{silhouette promo and GIVEAWAY!!!}

Disclosure:  I am a Silhouette affiliate.  All opinions are 100% mine and mine alone.


Exciting news awesome Silhouette promo, AND a Portrait Giveaway, featuring Silhouette Sketch Pens.

Sketch Pens are a a really fun and different way to add the perfect touch to a card, tag, or home decor.  Silhouette sells a couple of different sets of sketch pens,  that fit directly into the blade holder of your Silhouette machine, making it easy to transform any digital design into a work of art! I've made really cute cards using the sketch pens, and what I've found is that they're easy to use as a beginner, but lots of things to learn as you go along.  If you're looking for something new to try...this is a fabulous option at a great price!

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{silhouette designer edition software promotion & portrait giveaway}

Happy, happy Monday!! One of the BEST ways to start out a new week is with a giveaway, and today it's a Silhouette Portrait!!!

More details will come at the end of the post, but first, let's talk about this month's fantastic Silhouette promo, featuring one of the products that I love the most--the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition Software. I can honestly tell you that it has made a huge difference for me when creating projects, and I couldn't live without it!

One of the biggest differences between the regular Silhouette software and the Designer Edition is also my most favorite--the built-in ruler and guidelines for precise alignment and sizing. Let me show you!

On the screenshot below, you can see I'm typing the letter C. Usually when I'm typing text, the dimensions are really important--I need them to fit in a certain space, both length and width. As you can see, there are dimensions surrounding the letter, and while the width is pretty accurate, you can see the height is not. There is a lot of blank space on the top and bottom of the c, so you can't really tell how tall it is just by that alone.

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{ice pop holders, silhouette promo, and a giveaway!!!}

I have an affiliation with Silhouette America, purchasing an item with the code KIERSTE helps support Simply Kierste. See full disclosure below.
What a great day---I'm giving a Silhouette Portrait away!!!  Wahoo!!! You'll find all the details at the end of the post...
This month's promo is all about heat transfer, which I've used quite a bit. I love being able to add darling graphics and text to any kind of fabric, and really, there is no limit to what you can do.
Ice pops are the epitome of summer, and one of my favorite projects is Ice Pop Holders, which my kids LOVE.  We go through a ton of ice pops around our house (anyone else call them Otter Pops?), and the blazing Texas heat makes them a favorite summer treat. These darling holders keep those little hands from freezing!  They are SO easy to make, and pretty darn cute!
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