Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Valentine's Hack + GIVEAWAY! {Freshly Picked + Chubby Bunny, Happy Home}

Today I want to take a break from the decorating series that we have been working on (Haven't been following along?  Catch up on tips from posts 1, 2,3 and 4!) to share a quick Valentine's tip for you.  If you're like me, you might want to do a little something for the kiddos in your life (be it your own, friend's kids or nieces and nephews) but you are JUST. SO. BUSY.

Seriously, is it possible that I spend an entire day making meals, cleaning up meals and going up and down the stairs (my son loves the stairs so we spend a lot of time there)?  I know that there is no way I'm going to get some adorable Valentine's craft made for all of my nieces and nephews.

... in steps Target's Dollar Bins.  Come on ladies- you know what I'm talking about here.  The mecca of adorable stuff priced at $1 (or sometimes just a dollar or two more).  This year it was my saving grace and I want to share with you how I put together really cute Valentines for $4 a kid.

{Paw Patrol?  Frozen?  For a DOLLAR? I seriously love this store.}

Step 1:  Check out your local Target store and see what goodies you can find.  If yours has these envelopes, get one for each child.  I can't get over how sweet they are and it makes such a neat presentation.  All of mine are getting mailed out so having something like this seems more fun that just having a bunch of random things shoved in a paper mailer (plus it keeps the items separate for each child if going to siblings!)

Step 2: Buy the stuff and GET OUT OF THE STORE before you spend 10 million dollars.  You know what I mean....

Step 3: Include a card (I made these in just a few minutes at home) and write a message for your little loved one.

Easy Peasy.  If you have magically found some free time and want to create a Valentine's gift, check out some of my other posts:

Personalized Valentine's Shirt
Heart Shaped Pincushion
"Love Note" Cup Cozie
Personalized Photo Map (my most popular post)

Want something even better?  How about a GIVEAWAY?
Buying is easier than making- sure, but winning is even better than buying!  Cut, Craft, Create has teamed up with Freshly Picked and Chubby Bunny, Happy Home to bring you some awesome goodies for your lovely little one!

Freshly Picked

Freshly Picked is this amazing little company that makes beautiful moccasins for your babe's feet.  (Okay, they actually have apparel, soft and hard sole shoes, women's shoes and "Bringing Home Baby Bundles") but they got started by making the soft sole moccs we all know and love.

You might have seen them on ABC's Shark Tank or have heard about them from one of their every-growing list of followers.  I've been obsessed with the company for several months now and I just can't get over how great these shoes are.

Here's why:
1. They are adorable.  Let's be fair, cute baby stuff is the best. Here are some of my favorites:

{Colors are as pictured L-R
Heirloom in Creme and Gold, Weathered Brown, Blush, 
Glacier, Born in the USA, Starry Night}

-Check out their website for more-

2. They stay ON BABE's FEET!  They are brilliant and have created a shoe that doesn't fall off.  My son even has trouble pulling them off his feet and he is Houdini when it comes to that.

{These sweet little moccs will always hold a special place in my heart.  Because of their soft sole they were the perfect "first shoe" for my bare-foot loving kid.  He took some of his first steps in these}

3. They last a long time.  Ask anyone who has owned a pair and they will tell you that these are some good quality shoes.  They are made with a thicker leather that supports rough play and day to day kid life.  Even when they start to look a little roughed up an easy "wipe clean" seems to magically restore them to new.  (I wasn't so sure about this after my son tore them all up over Thanksgiving but see for yourselves...)

{These are my son's FP moccs before and after.  I expected them to get cleaner but was surprised at how the "wrinkles" even cleared.  They are like new shoes again!}

This giveaway portion is for (1) pair of soft-soled moccasins in the design and size of your choice (a $60 value!) and is open to residents of the United States.

Chubby Bunny, Happy Home
CBHH is actually a small business that my mom and I started and own.  We create hand-crafted items for your home and baby.  We are big believers in supporting small business and in the quality of items created by hand.

{You could win one of these bandana bibs in the pattern of your choice!  Perfect for a teething baby to catch that drool, as a fashion statement or- in this case in the picture- as a bib for food!}

-See available patterns HERE-

We thought that your little one needed even more this Valentine's Day because... why not?  That's the fun of a giveaway!  We love sharing the items we make with little ones from all around.

{Machine washable, vinyl lined (for wet snacks such as grapes or apple slices!) and oh-so-cute this bag travels anywhere and stays closed with an easy to use velcro flap}

What?  One more item?  You lucky thing, you.

{Get this "I'm acute kid" design in any onesie sizes 0-3 month through 12 month or in children's T-shirt size of your choice.  Made with professional grade heat press, the design lasts wash after wash}

This portion of the giveaway is for (1) Reversable Bandana Bib in fabrics of your choice, (1) Vinyl-Lined Reusable Snack Bag and (1) "I'm acute kid" onesie or t-shirt in the size of your choice (a $25 value!) and is open to residents of the United States.

Enter to win the prize package of:
FP moccasins + CBHH bandana bib, reusable snack bag and onesie/t-shirt!

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Thanks for stopping by and good luck!

Happy Crafting,
Kelsie Ann

[Disclosure: I have received product to revue and/or products are from my own company.  All opinions are my own and in no way were shaped from receiving the product.]


  1. This would be perfect for our little guy that is due in March!

  2. I've been wanting a pair of Freshly Picked Moccasins for so long! I am definitely the most excited for those :)

  3. I'd love the moccasins for my niece!

  4. I'm most excited about the freshly pick moccasins for my first little one.

  5. I'd love to try FP moccs!!

    Name is Tabitha Luczak

  6. I'd love the mocs, but my hubby who's a mathematician would love the onesie! Awesome giveaway, thanks and good luck everyone!

  7. Drooled over fp mocs for son#1 but could't manage the cost... still drooling over them for baby 2! ��
    And of course we love cbhh!

  8. I'm dying to try Frealy Picked Mocs!!!

  9. Freshly Picked moccs for my daughter!

  10. I absolutely love the onesie so thats my number one pick but of course I am drooling over the moccs so I'd love those too!

  11. My inner math nerd loves the onesie! But the moccs are precious too!! Due next month, would love to win

  12. I would love to try the Freshly Picked moccasins!

  13. Freshly Picked moccs are gorgeous and we need baby shoes!

  14. I love moccasins for my little ones! That would be the most exciting win!

  15. I would love the little moccasins for my son, Nash. Super cute!

  16. I'm excited about the fresh pick moccasins.

  17. So cute! I would love a pair of moccasins for my lil bug's chubby feet but that onsie is super adorable too!!

  18. Freshly picked!! I have wanted a pair since forever but we are a one income family and I just can't justify the cost!!

  19. the pair of moccasins from Freshly Picked! but everything looks adorable! :)

  20. I love everything! I would be grateful for whatever :)

  21. I would love to try out a pair of freshly picked moccasins.

  22. I love everything mentioned in this post but super excited for adorable moccasins!

  23. I would love it all but would super stoked to get the American flag moccasins! My boyfriend is an Army vet and he would absolutely love them!

  24. Mostly excited about the Freshly Picked moccasins for baby girl, but they are all great prizes. The "acute" onesie is just awesome, especially for the math geek in me!

  25. As amazing of things I've heard about freshly picked, that onsie is hilarious and I would love that!!

  26. Baby due in August. Would love to win all and esp the moccasins.

  27. I want to try the shoes because they are so cute

  28. I'm most excited for the moccasins.

  29. The moccasins! I've always wanted a pair!

  30. I love the acute onesie! But also would love the moccs.

  31. those moccs!!! we need good soft shoes for our littlest!

  32. The onesie is so so cute! I'm excited for that and the Moccs!

  33. I am most excited about the moccasins but second would be the onesie.

  34. Love everything in this giveaway. They are so adorable. Love them for my baby due in June :)

  35. Everything is perfect!! The bag is adorable and I absolutely love the moccs!!

  36. Love it all but most exited about the moccasins!