iTunes Gift Card Giveaway + 5 FREE Movies for Everyone

It’s hard to believe that it’s January already and we are into a BRAND NEW YEAR!! Are you excited about the new year? Was 2017 pretty “meh” and you’re ready to move on? Do you have big goals about what you want to accomplish in 2018? I’m excited about the new year AND excited about our fun Jeepers It’s January iTunes Gift Card Giveaway!

One of our favorite things to get from iTunes is MOVIES!! But since it’s not the only place we get digital movies, it’s not always convenient to find where each of our movies is stores. Enter Movies Anywhere, a website and app that offers one (just one!) home for all of your purchased movies, with one-click access to your digital libraries. Plus, for a limited time you’ll get five FREE movies when you sign up for Movies Anywhere!

Not convinced that this is for you? Check this out:

It’s FREE. There is no subscription fee; you only pay for the movies you purchase or have purchased. You can purchase movies in Movies Anywhere, but if you purchase them elsewhere they will also load into your Movies Anywhere account. More on that…

It instantly collects ALL your movies. When you link your current accounts to Movies Anywhere, you’ll see them all in one place. You can link your iTunes, VUDU, Google Play, and Amazon accounts and voila – there all of your digital movies are! You can also add digital codes from movies you own, so go scour your Blu-ray/DVD cabinet to see if there are any codes you’ve missed in the past.

You can watch your movies anywhere. (Hence the name, right?) Seriously, though, whether you’re on your computer, your smart phone, your tablet, or even your TV (via a Roku, Chromecast, or other similar device), you’ll be able to pull up your movies as long as you have an Internet connection. Some devices are also able to download movies for offline viewing.

They’ll keep you posted on new stuff. Movies Anywhere will bring new releases to you as soon as they’re available (if you want to purchase them) along with special offers and sneak-peek access to exclusive bonus content.

Remember, for a limited time you’ll get five FREE movies when you sign up for Movies Anywhere! Connect with one digital retailer to receive Ghostbusters (2016) and Ice Age, and connect with a second digital retailer to receive Big Hero 6, The Lego Movie, and Jason Bourne. Movies subject to change. Void where prohibited.

Reader Giveaway: One lucky reader will win a $15 iTunes giveaway that you can use to download the latest music, movies, TV shows, games, apps and more. You can use it on your Mac PC, iPhone or iPad. (Or save it to use as a birthday gift for those hard-to-buy for teens and young adults!)

To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59 PM ET on 01/17/2018. You can come back every day for extra entries! Good luck!

iTunes Gift Card Giveaway

Also be sure to enter our Be Cool, Scooby-Doo Giveaway! There will be THREE winners!

Want to enter to win lots more awesome prizes? Visit everyone in the Jeepers It’s January Blog Hop Event! Hop along to each blog for your chance to win awesome prizes! Just click the button below to see them all! Don’t forget to come back daily for bonus entries.

Get a FREE Water Bottle When You Buy Special K Products!

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A new year is about to start and that means it’s time to start thinking about plans and goals for 2018! While there’s no need to make resolutions, per se, it never hurts to take some time to evaluate things we could have done better in 2017 and think about easy ways to make some changes to have a happier and healthier new year. Thinking about what we eat is a great place to start!

Diets are out, confidence is in! With Kellogg Special K® food and snacks, it’s easier than ever to juggle work, parenthood, and personal time, giving you fuel for your on-the-go lifestyle. From Special K’s Protein line of bars, bites, and cereals, to their Nourish line of wholesome ingredients, you can feel confident giving your body what it needs, when it needs it. You have a choice in what you eat, so however you eat it, own it!

Savings alert! From 12/31/17 to 1/6/18, select Special K Bars and Cereals are 2 for $4 at Target! Take advantage of this awesome deal to try delicious varieties, like the Special K Nourish Coconut Cranberry Almond cereal. Who can say no to that? Plus, when you purchase any combination of three participating Special K products between 11/1/17 and 6/1/18, you can get a free water bottle with an empowerment message on it through Kellogg Family Rewards! Learn about the details here!

To find out more about Kellogg Family Rewards, check them out here! And don’t forget to follow Special K socially on Facebook and Instagram  for more inspiration on how you can Own It this year!

Black and Gold New Years Eve Party Decorations with Style

Before we know it, it will be time for New Year’s Eve! If you’re planning a party, or even just having a small get together with your family and/or close friends, you can make the celebration more fun, festive and stylish with the right decorations! To help you get ready, we have a beautiful round-up of Black and Gold New Years Eve Party Decorations to help you celebrate New Year’s Eve in style!

I have to say that I REALLY love the Gold Foil Basic Fans because they really have “POP”, but I also like the Black Celebrate Stadium Cups because they’re super useful while still being stylish. For some party fun, check out the Prosecco Pong Game! I think champagne might also be a good add-in to ring in the new year!

 

Black and Gold New Years Eve Party Decorations

 


Gold Foil Basic Fans


Happy New Year Feather Tiara


Black Happy New Year Stadium Cups


Black Happy New Year Beverage Napkins


Gold Glitter Happy New Year Garland


Gold 2018 Sunglasses


Black Celebrate Stadium Cups


Prosecco Pong Game


Champagne Bottles Honeycomb Hanging Decorations

Use these Black and Gold New Years Eve Party Decorations to bring in the new year with style! Wall decorations, cups, napkins, games and more!

Homemade Felt Christmas Tree Ornaments

Homemade Felt Christmas Tree Ornaments

There is a lot to wrap, label, and hang up around the holidays. We buy a lot of this around the holidays from gifts all the way down to the ornaments that we hang on our trees. However, this doesn’t have to be the case. You and your kids can make custom, homemade felt tree ornaments to adorn your Christmas tree.

These aren’t hard to make either. In fact, we are going to teach you how to make some simple felt ornaments below.

What Do You Need to Make Felt Ornaments?

The first thing you need to consider is what you will need to make these ornaments. Of course, you will need felt as well as some thread or embroidery floss, an embroidery needle, and cardboard. The exact instructions on how to use these will vary depending on the exact ornament you are crafting.

Each of these ornaments will also be stuffed with stuffing as well. You can choose to leave the cardboard template in instead but most people do not.

DIY Felt Christmas Tree Ornaments

How to Make a Felt Candy Cane Ornament

The first thing you will want to do is to make an ornament out of cardboard. This will serve as your template. Then, make a red candy cane and a white one. The white candy cane is your base but you will want to cut the red candy cane into strips.

You will want to sew the red strips – every other one to be exact – into place with red embroidery floss. This will keep them in place much easier and is far more reliable than glue would be. If you want, you can also sew the edges of the candy cane with red embroidery floss as well.

How to Make a Christmas Tree Ornament

The first thing you need to do is to make your template once again. For a Christmas tree, you have a couple choices. The simplest option is to make a triangle with a rectangle sticking out of it for the base. However, you can also use rounder and more detailed designs as well.

But what is a Christmas tree without decorations? You can use beads and embroidery floss to create the illusion of tinsel, decorations, and ornaments on your tree. You could even add some bows if you want!

How to Make a Mitten Felt Ornament

A mitten is another winter themed ornament that can be made to decorate your Christmas tree. Once again, you will need to take your cardboard and make a base. Of course, this will be simple as mittens have a uniform shape so you won’t have too much creativity to your ornament just yet.

You will then take whatever color felt you please and make the base of the mitten. Then you can attach a small, rectangular piece for the bottom of the mitten. Remember to use embroidery floss for this and not glue so that it stays on properly.

You can then decorate your mitten much like you did your tree. Use embroidery floss, buttons, bows, and beads to your heart’s content to make the perfect mitten in your mind.

How to Make a House Felt Ornament

This is probably the most complex option on this list but don’t worry! You start the same way as the others – with a cardboard base. Then you will want to cover the template with felt, attaching the colors to one another with embroidery floss.

You will also want to attach a door and window with embroidery floss as well. You can then decorate it as you please with embroidery floss, bows, buttons, and more.

How to Make a Basic Felt Ornament

From the most complex to the most simple; how do you make a simple Christmas ornament out of felt? To do this, you will want you to create a circular template from cardboard. Then, you can choose a color of felt you want your ornament to be.

Finally, you can decorate the ornament how you want. This can be further felt decorations or, once again, beads, bows, embroidery floss and more.

How to Create a Hanger For Your Ornaments

Of course, each of these ornaments needs a hanger. This is rather simple, though, and can be done in a couple seconds. The loop can be made out of embroidery floss or yarn. You simply need to make a loop and attach it by sewing it into place.

Make sure that this loop is big enough to fit on a branch so the ornament can go on the tree. Remember, it’s okay if the loop is a little big but if it’s small it can be problematic.

Benefits of Using Felt Ornaments

There are some benefits of using felt ornaments around the holidays. Now that we have gone over how to make these ornaments, let’s take a look at how these ornaments can benefit you.

Easy for Kids and Adults

Young children may need help with the sewing but generally this is a great chance for the whole family to pitch in. With each member of the family helping out, you’ll have the whole tree decorated in no time.

A Great Outlet for Creativity

The great thing about felt ornaments is the fact that no two are exactly the same. So, you get the chance to be creative and make something all your own. This is great to see the ideas that you and your family will come up with.

Inexpensive Option

One benefit of making felt ornaments is that they are inexpensive. All the craft supplies that you need are relatively cheap and the entire project can cost you less than buying a new set of ornaments from the store.

Conclusion

Now that you know how to make these ornaments, it is easy to get started. You know the benefits, materials, and basic instructions to get you ready to go. So, go ahead and let your creativity fly and make some felt ornaments to adorn your Christmas tree.

Homemade Felt Christmas Tree Ornaments are a fun, pretty and easy-to-make Christmas craft project for both kids and adults!

Treat Your Dog for the Holidays Reader Giveaway

Is your dog an important part of your family? Ours sure is. He is a big sweetie who is always looking for lots of love and attention. We care about him and always want to make sure he is happy!

Beneful dog food is made with good-for-your-dog ingredients like real meats and vitamin-rich veggies, offering lots of different tastes and textures to nourish both inside and out. With different varieties, Beneful has something for every dog, from little puppies ready to grow to small dogs to healthy adults.

Beneful has lots of varieties, flavors and types with everything from dry food, to wet food to treats. You can see lots of Beneful varieties HERE.

 

Reader Giveaway: One lucky Chic ‘n Savvy reader will win coupons for FREE Beneful dog food! The coupons include two coupons for 10 oz tubs of wet food and two coupons for a 3.5 lob bag of any variety of Beneful dog food! To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59pm ET on 12/18/17. Good luck! (Note: Coupons expire 12/31/17, so winner will need to redeem ASAP.)

Save $5.00 on one (1) bag of Purina® Beyond® brand dry dog food, any size, any variety.

Dog Food Holiday Giveaway