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Welcome to This N That with Olivia’s Baby Gift Guide!

Are you a Mom-t0-Be or New Mom? Or maybe even someone looking for a perfect gift for the Mom-to-Be? This N That with Olivia’s Baby Gift Guide will feature products from the best baby brands out there in the form of reviews and sometimes giveaways. Our first little one, Liam Wesley arrived on September 22, 2014 – a few weeks earlier than his due date of October 1, 2014. We’ve been searching for the best baby products for our little boy all through my pregnancy and have already featured some in our Gift Guide! 

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My husband and I are happy to announce the arrival of Liam Wesley Douglass! He was born via c-section on 09/22/14 after 3 days of an attempted induction. We are so blessed to have him here and love every moment we get to spend with him. The late night feedings and his sleeping patterns are a struggle but it is all worth it.

Isn’t the announcement above cute!?! We ordered them from Oubly and couldn’t be happier with them! When we found out we were having a boy, I searched the common printing sites for unique and fun baby announcements but never actually found one that fit the bill. We stumbled across Oubly via a blog review and I knew right away that the design above was the one we wanted. The customization of the announcement was fun and easy– we uploaded the pictures we wanted, entered the details and voila– a preview appeared on the page showing what my announcement would look like. Then, we were able to view the back and add pictures, choose the arrangement, etc. Check out the back:

Announcement 3 I love that we were able to choose some more pictures for the back of the announcement!! We’ve received so many compliments from those friends and family that we’ve mailed them too– the quality is fantastic. The announcements came with nice white envelopes that are thick and perfect for the announcements. The announcements were reasonably priced and I opted for a FREE proof of my item to be sent to me by email before they were sent for printing. This showed me exactly what my announcements would look like and allowed me to officially ‘approve’ them. 

Here are some GREAT facts about Oubly:

  • Free Shipping on Orders over $49
  •  Branded Packaging– the announcements came in a wonderful package, complete with the Oubly brand logo
  • Oubly accepts custom designs and custom print requests

Oubly offers a variety of items including birth announcements, personalized stationary , Christmas cards and more! Overall the design and quality of the announcements exceeded my expectations! I look forward to ordering cards from Oubly in the future– Christmas is right around the corner!

Oubly has offered This N That with Olivia readers an exclusive code for 30% off of your order!! Simply use code THISNTHAT1 at checkout to receive your discount.

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Getting Ahead in the Artistic Industry

Whether you have dreams of living it up in Hollywood or simply working at local theaters, being a makeup artist is a highly competitive market. Your talents could lie with everyday makeup applications or intricate monster makeup for some of the most eclectic storytelling around. Cultivating an artistic passion takes more than just gut instinct; education and tools are stepping stones to your next big job.

Current Style Trends

It seems that almost everything has been done, from scary beasts to wicked vampires. Today’s makeup trends change with the wind, making it critical to have some schooling and instinct behind your muse. Take professional makeup classes encompassing everyday looks and special effect appearances. Jobs appear each day with widely varying requirements. Being aware of trends and how to apply them makes you valuable in the industry. Schooling also makes you valuable as managers scan your resume.

Latest Tools

Most makeup artists make it a point to bring their own application tools. Slowly collect your favorite tools to make application simple each time. A professional airbrush makeup system, for example, expedites your application considerably to save time on set or before a big performance. The tools and your expertise make you stand out from the crowd when jobs are offered in your industry. Maintain them and point them out as one of your attributes during interviews.

Networking with the Best

Each job offers you the unique position of networking with entertainment insiders. Introduce yourself to everyone and keep conversations flowing. Offer your makeup expertise, but also be open to new ideas from colleagues. Stay in touch with these connections after the job is over. You may find steady jobs through the conversational grapevine. These positions are typically more lucrative and interesting than those posted through common employment listings. Networking is always the ticket to better career prospects.

Combine your talent with the right tools to see your artistic career take off. Colleagues and educators help you find your way to promising projects and fascinating locales, but you must be willing to put in the long hours to create magnificent works of art.

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Here’s a great deal on toilet paper!! I LOVE scoring these deals, it is so much cheaper and they’re delivered right to your door!!

Amazon has Cottonelle Clean Care Toilet Paper (32 double rolls) available for $18.59 but after you clip the $2 coupon (below the price of the item) and choose subscribe and save on the right. Your total will be $15.66 shipped for 32 double rolls!! GREAT price! Remember that you can cancel your subscribe and save subscriptions at any time without penalty.

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Woohoo, here’s a hot deal for you!! Score three LARGE Canisters of Lysol Wipes for only $7.48 shipped– this is 240 Lysol Cleaning wipes. Amazon has a great deal right now! Simply clip the 20% off coupon (below the price of the item), and choose Subscribe and Save for another discount. You can choose how often they ship with Subscribe and Save and can cancel at anytime without any penalty. Your total will be only $7.48 for these canisters shipped. Great price! Amazon prices change quickly, so hurry!

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Woohoo, Target just announced that they’re offering FREE shipping on ANY order for the Holiday Season! This is a great bonus for those of you who are not RedCard holders, and a great way to get some awesome gifts ordered. This promotion runs through December 20th! Additionally, more than 65,000 items are now available for Store Pickup on Target.com and 80 percent of orders are fulfilled within one hour, making it a convenient option for busy shoppers through Christmas Eve. 

 

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With the cooler weather upon us, here’s a great deal at Target! Head on over to Target.com to order this Vicks Warm Mist Humidifer for only $24.99 with FREE  In Store Pick-Up. Simply add the Humidifier to your cart for $29.99 and head to check-out. When there, choose FREE Store Pick-Up and you’ll automatically score an additional $5 off! I just ordered one to have on hand, we were in need of a Humidifier! :) 

I am excited to partner with my fellow bloggers for an awesome Holiday Gift Guide review and giveaway opportunity. The internet is a tricky place and with it becoming more popular for young teenagers to use the internet! We need sites like Kids Email that is dedicated to keeping our kids safe! 

Kids are surrounded by technology now a days. Keeping them safe is imperative! The service that Kids Email offers, is awesome. Let your kids go online knowing that they’re safe.

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Kids Email ® Email for kids! Allow your children to use technology and be safe. We are the #1 Kids Email Service Provider.

Kids Email is one of our great brands in this year’s Holiday Gift Guide. Check out a review on Blogging Mom of 4.

Kids Email is sponsoring a great giveaway!

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4 Lucky winners will WIN:

1 Year of Kids Email and My Kids Browser (Valued at $68.90)

Giveaway is open WorldWide and will run from October 23 – Nov 3. (CST) Must be 18+ to enter. Wait for the Rafflecopter to load and enter below:

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Round Robin

I am excited to partner with some of my favorite bloggers and offer our readers an exclusive and FUN giveaway event! We’re doing this giveaway Round Robin style, where the entries are simple and you have the opportunity to win multiple prizes. We have a total of $220 in prizes available including Amazon, Walmart, Disney and Starbucks Gift Cards, doTERRA Essential Oils + more!! 

This N That with Olivia will be giving ONE lucky reader a $20 Amazon.com Gift Card!! 

Here’s how to enter:

1. Leave a comment  on this post stating what your favorite thing about Fall is. 

2. Visit Color Me Crystal to enter to win a $26 doTERRA essential oils intro kit.

 That’s it- simple and easy! Once the giveaway ends on 10/29, a winner will be picked by each blogger, so watch your email and our blogs! :) 

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