Archives for September 2015

September 29, 2015

Choose to Blossom

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September 9, 2015

Be Your Own Best Competitor

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September 8, 2015

DIY on the FLY under $25 Book Series

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I had such a great time on the Studio 10 Tampa show on August 31 releasing my first book Monogram Home in my DIY on the Fly under $25 series.  You can place pre-orders here: http://itsaglamthing.com/books-by-julee-ireland/

The official launch date on Amazon and Kindle is October 7, 2015 just in time for the holidays! Here’s a quick description of my first bookDIY on the Fly_Vol1_Julee Ireland_frontcover.

Great news, homeowners: a beautiful house doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, it is possible to create a lovely home without a lot of money or time—and you can do it yourself!

Television host and lifestyle and DIY expert Julee Ireland kicks off her DIY On the Fly under $25 series with twelve monogram projects that are easy enough for even novice crafters to successfully complete.

Illustrating more than simply how to produce these specific crafts, however, Ireland teaches you to tap into finding your inner Design Diva™ to Make Craft Magic™ in your own style as you learn the art of repurposing everyday items around your house. You’ll soon see that thriftiness and creativity are a brilliant combination…and that often the very pieces you need to beautify your home are right in front of you.

By following easy, step-by-step instructions, you can quickly and inexpensively enhance your home with timeless monogram designs for a wide variety of household decorations, such as:

  • Door hangers
  • Doormats
  • Table runners
  • Shower curtains
  • Pillowcases
  • Nursery wall art

Let’s get crafting—and transform the ordinary into the extraordinary!

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September 8, 2015

DIY on the FLY Back-to-School Mead Notebook

DIY on the Fly Back-to-School Mead Notebook Tip of the Week:

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Turn your ordinary mead composition notebook into something too cool for school! Here’s how you do it.

1.  Start with a standard composition book

2.  Purchase scrapbook paper from your local craft store.  I love the DCWC sets at Joanne Fabrics that includes four decorative color coordinated scrapbook sheets of paper for $5.99

3.  Next. Use a glue stick and put a nice coat of glue onto the face of notebook.

4.  Align your paper with the bottom edge and the tape of your notebook and press firmly to the glue.  Use extra glue as needed to make sure your edges stay in place.

5.  Trim the excess off using your scissors and following the edge of the notebook.

6.  repeat this step on the back and the inside front and back of your notebook for a complete new look.

7.  Embellish with crystals, ribbon, trim, buttons, stickers any way you like to personalize your notebook with your own unique style.

As you head back to school, have fun being you and feeling really cool.

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September 8, 2015

Too Cool for Back-to-School

It’s that time of year again when our kids are headed Back-to-School. I have found some of the best Too Cool for Back-to-School products for students to ensure they have a seamless start to the school year!  Take a look.

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Dress up your drab school locker with Chic Decor from Locker Lookz. They offer affordable solutions to decorate your locker with items such as wallpaper, rugs, chandelier’s, magnets, photo frames, white boards and more. Make a fashion statement with your locker and show off your personality and pride for school at the same time. Who says you’re too cool for school? With Locker Lookz, school’s just cool! Prices range from $4.99 to $19.99.
Available at Staples, Barnes and Noble, Online and more! www.lockerlookz.com

Every student needs the perfect backpack to fit all of their books and electronics. In my opinion, Portmantos backpacks offer the coolest, to cool for school patterns, colors and fabric selections to choose from! Their backpacks are durable and offer comfort with the unique way the shoulder straps are designed giving your cool child, tween or teen extra support with a more comfortable fit over their shoulders. Portmantos allows your child, tween or teen to make their own fashion statement on campus that reflects their personality and style. This company is Eco-friendly, has built-in compartments to fit their laptops, tablets and cell phones and they’re affordable! Prices start at $45 Portmantos Available online  www.portmantos.com

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PackIt are the coolest cooler lunch boxes on the market – literally! The freeze gel is right inside the lining of the bag – no ice pack needed. The bags fold up super small and you leave PackIt stored in the freezer. Pull it out and the walls are completely frozen to keep your food cold for up to 10 hours! It’s never been so easy to pack healthy food and snacks for your kid’s school lunch! PackIt is also great for travel and comes in a variety of too cool for school patterns and colors to fit every child’s personality! PackIt…So Chill Inside and Out! Price $19.99                                Available at Target, Amazon, online and more!  www.packit.com

What’s too cool for grade school? The Tablet Teddy Bear! It’s ergonomically designed to act as a stand to hold your kids iPad and tablet without having to bend over or cause neck strains! It comes with a detachable backpack that stores your tablet when it is not in use. The best part about the Tablet Teddy Bear is that it’s much more than a tablet holder. It’s a cuddly bear to hold and play with; it provides function and promotes good body posture at the same time! It’s great for school, the car, travel and more. Tablet Teddy Bear is an affordable play and go accessory for your kids! Available in three styles, pink swirl, blue swirl and brown. Check out their Tablet Bean Bags also! Price $38.99 Available online at www.tabletteddybear.com

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It’s tech time! Now you can experience old school retro gaming fun with your Pure-Gear phone case! Amazing phone cases allow you to navigate the ball through the challenging maze from start to finish! How fun! How cool for school! Keep yourself entertained in between classes with a new sturdy, flexible phone case with a twist. Pure Gear offers unique tablet and phone cases for almost every brand on the market.  Price $34.99

Available in stores around the world and online www.pure-gear.com

I hope these products help get your kids off to a good start! Enjoy and remember to take time to cherish every moment.

 

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