The Traveling Sisterhood: 2017

Saturday, October 7

The Most Incredible Holiday Cards from Minted! Must See!

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Can you believe it's almost that time of year? Thanksgiving will be here in just under 2 months, and Christmas in less then 3! Looking at Minted's brand new designs from their 2017 Holiday Card Collection has already gotten me into the spirit of Christmas!

Minted's cards are crafted by a global community of independent artists. Every year, they have a design contest for their Christmas cards. This year, Holy Night, the card above, is the winner. Isn't it gorgeous? But I can't imagine how hard it would be to choose a winner when so many of them are so lovely!

Many of the cards have beautiful gold or silver embossing like this one, and you can get the envelopes to match. Minted also offers free addressing for all of their holiday cards. What a time saver!

This card may be my favorite. I love how it has so many of the names of Jesus. I don't have our Christmas card pic ready yet but when I do, I'll definitely be ordering one of  Minted's Holiday Cards!

Minted is so unique because they are a design marketplace that connects you with the world’s best artists to create something one of a kind. They hold regular design and art challenges for designers and artists from around the globe. The public votes to tell us which submissions to produce. They then sell the winning entries as fine paper products and art. Every purchase on Minted supports the independent artist which is awesome. As an independent book publisher, I know how much that can mean to an artist!

You can so much personalization when shopping holiday cards through Minted - you can choose from breathtaking colors, shapes, paper type/quality, postage and customizable backers & interior options. I can't wait to find our super cute family photo so that I can design our Christmas card!
Enjoy 15% off holiday cards with the code EARLYBIRD17. Expires 10/9 but if it's past that date, don't worry! You can always check this page anytime to view the details for all active Minted promotion codes.

Stand Out on Social Media with Animoto's Easy Video Editing! Free 2 Week Trial & No Credit Card Required

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Did you know Animoto offers a Professional plan for businesses? They make it easy for anyone to create professional videos.

 With Animoto, you can make great videos easily. Millions of businesses, photographers, and families use the power of video to share what matters most to them. With the Professional Subscription, business owners gain all the tools to help them stand out by turning photos and video clips into shareworthy marketing videos and slideshow videos. It's perfect for sharing on social media and they make it easy to create professional videos on your computer or mobile device.
The free trial lasts 2 weeks and there's no credit card required. Now that's what I call free! If you do decide to stick with it after the free trial, it starts out at only $8 a month. A gonga deal! Just click the pic above to get started.
Also, Animoto is excited to announce they have extended the 15% off Annual plans offer through the end of the year! Use the code YEAR15 at checkout. I would love if you'll come back and share any videos you create with me!

Thursday, October 5

The Magic School Bus Science Subscription Box is 50% Off! $10 a month, shipped!

SPECIAL OFFER: Save 50% on a year’s subscription through Educents... and FREE shipping in the Continental United States! Ships to Canada for $2/month. This deal is amazing... just $10 per month, DELIVERED!
If you have children (ages 5-12) who enjoy the Magic School Bus books or videos–and if you like doing science experiments with them–then you'll LOVE The Magic School Bus Science Club! Each kit includes a colorful manual based on The Magic School Bus characters, as well as everything you need to complete at least seven experiments related to that month’s theme and my kids have loved each and every one! 

What's included? 
 The 1 year subscription includes 12 Magic School Bus kits + FREE SHIPPING in the Continental USA (Ships to Canada for $2/month).  

Each kit includes:
  • Detailed, large 12-page colorful manual that is full of experiments and topic information
  • Each manual is based on the popular Magic School Bus books and TV series
  • Includes an adult section so that adults with no science background will find the kits easy to use
  • Materials and information necessary for a range of interactive experiments
  • Online Clubhouse for further exploration on each kit topic
  • Certificate of Completion
Kit Topics:
Would your family have fun with this? If so, now’s a great time to sign up: Through the end of the month you can receive 50% OFF a year’s subscription through Educents... and FREE shipping in the Continental United States! Ships to Canada for $2/month. This is an incredible deal! It's just $10 per month, DELIVERED! You can even create and print off your own gift cards to let your children know about the surprise. Enjoy your exploration alongside Ms. Frizzle!

Wednesday, October 4

Fetch: Something Special for Small Businesses! Free 2 Week Trial

If your small business is tired of reimbursing employees with excel spreadsheets and stapled receipts, Fetch is for you! Try it free for 14 days. No credit card required. Let me know if you try it out and how you like it!

Tuesday, October 3

Stella & Dot's Gorgeous New Collection! Plus, Free Advertising if You Decide to Become a Stylist!

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In collaboration with Rebecca Minkoff, Stella & Dot just launched a brand new collection today! I am so excited to fill you in on the big news because I just love these new pieces, which were designed and handcrafted in New York City. My birthday is coming soon! It will be the perfect excuse to buy some of these beauties. Wouldn't this set look gorgeous for a Christmas party?

Every piece in the new collection has been designed by Rebecca Minkoff, who made her mark in the fashion industry with feminine, yet subtly edgy designs. In an exciting new collaboration, these special pieces are both delicate and powerful, bold and approachable.

If you love these pieces by Stella & Dot, you might want to consider hosting your own  in-home or online trunk show or becoming a Stylist. For having a trunk show, you get $250 in free jewelry and accessories! And for becoming an independent stylist, you get to choose $450 worth of Stella & Dot accessories!
Never heard of Stella & Dot?
Their aim is to give every woman the means to style her own life. They get joy out of designing irresistible accessories. And yet, accessories are just the tangible expression of something much greater that they are creating. They have a vision of the world where strong women live bold and joyful lives. As strong women, we know what we want and we work for it. We inspire each other. Passion and joy are our best accessories.

So shop the jewelry, host a trunk show, or join the revolution! The holiday season is coming and they're ready to double their Stylists to serve market demand. Curious about how you can partner with them? Find out all about it here! Let me know if you decide to become a stylist. I would be happy to add a banner to my sidebar for my readers to shop your site, and I'd welcome any guest blogging posts with your link. I would love to see one of my readers succeed in this!

Monday, October 2

Celebrate National Consignment Day with Me and Win Big! #NeverThrowAway

Help me celebrate the first-ever National Consignment Day on October 2nd! Of course, you can even celebrate all week (or all month) long. Read on to find out how you can even win a $1000 shopping spree to commemorate the first year of this event!
 To celebrate National Consignment Day, my girlies and I raided our closets and jewelry boxes to pack up a ton of goods to consign with TheRealReal. Never heard of them? They're an amazing on-line consignment shop that offers the largest selection of pre-owned and authenticated luxury items including men’s and women’s fashion, fine jewelry & watches and fine art. By consigning with them, you earn 60-70% of the sale price, and items sell quickly, most within 3 days! It's an incredible way to earn some extra money just before the holidays.

This is my first time consigning with TheRealReal. I've shopped with them before (I bought a gorgeous pair of earrings at an incredible price a few months ago) and now I'm excited to sell with them, too! I was thrilled to find out I could send in more than just clothing. They offer so many options!

Through end of day October 4, you can enter to win a $1000 shopping spree for TheRealReal. Find all the info here and definitely come back to let me know if you win!

Saturday, September 30

Halloween Crafts and Party Supplies from the Dollar Tree!

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Dollar Tree is the top spot for scary-good Halloween deals... enter if you dare! We found so many spooktacular $1 specials for some ghoulishly delightful pre-Halloween fun— you can eat, drink & be scary with our Halloween party supplies, stock up on candy for trick-or-treaters, or create a bewitching costume on a budget! No matter how you’re celebrating, they have everything you need at a hauntingly low $1 price!

The kids are on fall break so I wanted to get them something fun to do. When they came down to the table and saw the Halloween treats and crafting goodies from the Dollar Store, they were thrilled! I had found a giant pack of pom-poms, a package of googly eyes, and a pack of 20 or so foam spiders that made for a cheap and fun craft that kept them busy for hours!
Now isn't she lovely? Prettiest spider I ever did see! What are your favorite Halloween crafts? What are your Dollar Tree Halloween go-tos?

Did you know you can also shop The Dollar Tree on-line?! Just click the banner above to shop or click on any link in this post. So head on over and shop Halloween Day supplies at!

Thursday, September 28

Your First Degustabox of 10-15 Full Size Food Goodies for $10 Shipped! September 2017 Review

I always look forward to our monthly Degusta box for new snack discoveries and recipe inspiration! As you can see, it was stuffed full once again. It included 11 full size products in such an incredible variety! There was something from everyone including me, my hubby, and our 4 kids to get excited about.

Sometimes photos speak louder than words, don't they? Have you tried Degustabox yet? 
As you can see, it's well worth the $10 price tag for the first month, and even worth way more than the $20 of a regular month. This was our winner for 2016 Subscription Box of the year... out of over 50 entrants! They're definitely in the running for 2017, too. You won't want to miss out on their monthly goodness any longer!

Friday, September 22

Win a Box of Historical Romance Books! Winner's Choice

I'll be sending one of my readers 3 books of their choice from any of the books above! I've read and loved them all. But first, I want to tell you about My Readers Rewards Club, a totally free club that sends you complimentary books just for being a member and taking part in their surveys. You can sign up here and check it out! That way, even if you don't win the box of books, you'll still get 1 for free.
Enter below by Thursday, September 28. Just comment below with which 3 books you would like most along with your e-mail address. Each comment will be deleted after the giveaway ends for security purposes. Best of luck!

Thursday, September 21

Llama Llama Red Pajama, Art and Music You Have to See! Penguin Books Brought to Life

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Watching this clever music video/picture book rendition will start your day off with a smile! When I saw it, I realized I had also recently seen an art print for the book Llama Llama Red Pajama.
Framebridge has teamed up with Penguin to create 10 limited-edition framed prints from beloved children’s books, old and new. The Animals' Vacation, Max and Marla, Wonder Bear, Dragons Love Tacos, My ABC Book, Llama Llama Red Pajama, Mitford at the Fashion Zoo, The Not So Quiet Library, and Corduroy are all included.
Each of the Penguin Young Readers prints is a limited edition of only 100, with a Certificate of Authenticity included in a custom pocket on the back of the frame. Each work of art brings something so enchanting to your child's room.
While Framebridge does sell art prints, they specialize in custom framing. It's very simple, costs $39-199, and shipping is free. You can mail your art (or ballet slippers!) to their studio (they send prepaid packaging) or upload an image. You use their simple preview tools to view your art in their framing selections. Their design team crafts and assembles your frame from the highest quality products. It's the simplest way to custom frame everything you love.

You can get $20 off your first order of $175 or more when you use the promo code: TWENTY175 at Frame your heart out!