As you might have seen on Instagram, I gave notice at my day job to do this work of content creation full-time! I am soooooo excited about what the future holds and all the new ways I will be able to serve you.
One thing I have really missed in recent years is crafting — and many have told me they want to see more craft projects and teaching. Affiliate links used in this post.
Craftsy, a site that offers 1,500 craft classes including sewing, painting, cooking, baking, knitting and more is currently offering an insane deal – get a year's access to their site for just $2.95 TOTAL (regularly $79.99).
It got me thinking.
This summer I am committing to one Craftsy class a week and plan to share my recommendations and progress via email. Some weeks will be adult classes, and other weeks it will be kids classes (they have both!). I know sometimes it can be hard to know where to begin on class sites, so I am hoping that by sharing my progress it will empower you.
Will you join me? Let's craft together!
To get my exclusive free Summer of Crafting emails:
Sign up for Craftsy using this link (it only takes a minute and costs less than a cup of coffee)
After signing up, click here or use the form below to sign up for the email list
Emails will be sent weekly in June – July.
This series will be totally free just for people who sign up for Craftsy. I think it will be a great way to connect and I hope will be fun throughout the summer. I am soooo excited about it.
When you sign up for Craftsy you'll get:
- Access to more than 1,500 premium online crafting classes: quilting, sewing, cooking, crafting, fabric arts, crocheting, baking, drawing, painting, and SO much more! Classes are available for adults and kids.
- Admission to exclusive LIVE online streaming events.
- Weekly newsletter with insights and inspiration.
- Access to online instruction across 20+ hobbies.
- Free downloadable resources.
It's truly an incredible site and you can't beat the $2.95 price. Note, when you sign up, you will be automatically enrolled to autorenew in a year, but you can edit it to NOT autorenew in your profile. Easy peasy. 🙂
If you like wine or want to gift wine for the holidays, this is a deal that can't be beat. Affiliate links used in this post.
FirstLeaf, a wine subscription service, is offering all new customers 6 bottles of wine for just $29.95 + free shipping with the code JESSICA. That is just $4.99 a bottle! FirstLeaf only sells high quality wines, with 92% of them being award-winning. In fact, they stand behind their product so much that they will credit you for any of the wines you don’t like.
I have ordered from FirstLeaf multiple times and signing up is so simple. Answer a few questions about the type of wine you like and the service identifies great wines to send your way. You can get reds, whites or a combo. They promise:
- Guaranteed lowest price
- Free Delivery
- Direct from winery
My wines would have retailed for $110.96, but with this offer they were only $29.95 + free shipping.
How to get your 80% off wine
To order, simply answer a few questions about your wine preferences and tastes. Then you'll enter your payment information. Be sure to add your coupon code JESSICA on this screen.
On your final screen you will see this
After placing my order, I went into my settings and changed my subscription to be 6 bottles every three months – it defaults to what you order, so mine was set to 12 every month. If you decide to cancel, it is super easy to do online from your account. Just two clicks and you are good to go.
Even if you aren't a wine drinker, this is a great deal to take advantage of for housewarming gifts, hostess gifts, teacher gifts (the end of the year is coming), etc.
Over the years we have gotten several personalized books for the kids and they are some of our most cherished children's books. I was over the moon to discover this new to me subscription service – Beans and Sparks Club which creates a personalized storybook for your child each month. Affiliate links used in this post.
You can get your first book for FREE – just pay $3.99 shipping and handling!
The book available is brand new: The Cricket Trills, Chirp! Chirp! is a delightful rhyming tale that introduces the sounds of nature as we meet different animals and learn about the fascinating noises they make.
This story from the beans&sparks collection encourages children to explore, observe and talk about the many sounds of the jungle. The verbal expression of these new and interesting noises encourages early language development. The playful rhyming style of the story helps children to learn about forming and pairing different words and sounds. The books are paperback, but printed on thick paper.
Their books are structured using themes from the EASY framework – Emotions, Adventure, Science and creativity. The Cricket Trills, Chirp! Chirp! will spark your child’s curiosity of the natural world and help to promote the wonders of science-based subjects at an early age.
To make your book
Click here to create your book. You will add your child's name, skin tone, hair color, eye color, etc.
Preview the book.
Optional: Add stickers or flash cards (also free with first order)
Add your shipping information and credit card or paypal.
Place your order
This is available for US and UK residents.
Seriously, this is SUCH a fun gift for a child. The story and illustrations are darling. Order your free book today.
Mother's Day is in a couple weeks, but there is still time to order her a special gift. This list of Mother's Day gift ideas have something for everyone – from personalized to classic. Some links to these Mother's Day gifts are affiliate links.
Skylight digital frame
A digital frame is such a special gift because it can keep on giving. The Skylight frame is so amazing because you email the pictures to the touch-screen, Wi-Fi connected digital photo frame and they appear instantly. The Skylight Frame has a gorgeous, 10” color touch screen that displays your photos with extraordinary clarity, color, and brilliance.
This is what I am giving my Mom for Mother's Day and I am soooo excited about it. Click here to get $10 off when you sign up for their emails and order now.
Print mom a beautiful photo canvas so that she can enjoy it year-round. Click here to save up to 93% off on a photo canvas.
Wood photo print from PhotoBarn
Want a photo gift that is a little more unusual? Check out PhotoBarn, which offers the coolest wood prints of photos. I have probably a dozen throughout my home. I truly love them. Click here to check out their big Mother's Day sale, with prices as low as $10.
If your mom loves to be outside or on the go, get her a Brumate, which will keep her favorite beverages cold and ready to drink no matter the outside temperature, all while staying stylish! Brumate containers keep your drinks perfectly chilled, are “glass-free zone” friendly and reduce your carbon footprint. Get 15% off with the code JessicaT.
Custom blanket from Bella and Franco
I love these blankets so much and I have never seen anything quite like them. Have your child color a picture, turn a handwritten letter into a special keepsake or create something else special.
FirstLeaf Wine Subscription
Order Mom a box of wine from FirstLeaf. Right now you can get 6 bottles shipped for just $29.95. What a lovely gift that Mom will get to enjoy again and again.
Zyllion Shiatsu Back and Neck Massager
This kneading massager with heat is the best ever. I have mine attached to my desk chair, but my kids often unplug it and take it to the living room to enjoy. I also bought one for my mom a few years ago. It's wonderful and would make a great Mother's Day gift.
Does your Mom like to craft? Sign her up for a year's subscription to Creativebug for just $25 and she'll get access to thousands of craft classes in every genre imaginable. This site offers the most incredible instruction and this deal is unbeatable.
Dime Beauty products are phenomenal clean beauty products at an affordable price. Order Mom The Works and she will be set from morning until night. Get 20% off with the code Turner20.
I love to give and receive perfume, and Mother's Day is a perfect opportunity to order Mom's favorite. Zulily has a hundreds of scents available at great prices. Literally all my favorite scents are available. Looking for a new scent? Try my favorites Burberry Brit Sheer, Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue, or Versace Bright Crystal.
I gave this to my Dad for his birthday, and it is such a wonderful keepsake. Each week Storyworth emails one question for the recipient to answer. After a year's worth of questions, the answers are printed into a keepsake book. I love this gift! Click here to get $10 off. (Also, this is a great last minute gift since it literally is just an email. You can order today and schedule to deliver on Mother's Day.)
Book of the Month Subscription
If your mom loves to read, give her the gift of Book of the Month. She'll get to choose from 5 newly released hardbacks each month. Click here to get the first month for $5, or buy a 3-6-12 month gift subscription.
Another delightful gift that keeps on giving is a magazine subscription. Pick from dozens of magazines for just $2 a subscription here. Perfect if you are on a budget and mom will be thrilled to get a gift every month. Just use the code MAGDEAL to access!
I hope these gift ideas help you find the perfect gift for your Mom.
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Wayfair's popular Way Day has kicked off, which means massive savings on their site and free shipping on everything.
Save up to 80% off and get the lowest prices of the year.
A highlight of the sale is getting up to 50% off Kohler products on the site, including farmhouse sinks!
Also, if you don't currently get Wayfair's emails, use this link to sign up and you will get an additional 10% off your purchase.
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