Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Mothers Day Gift Idea & Giveaway: Epiphany Chocolates!

What girl doesn't love a box of chocolates?  Our mom's are no different from us, and enjoy a good indulgence, especially when they come in a pretty package!

Epiphany Fine Chocolates {remember them from here?} is to chocolate as OPI is to nail polish...they both have stunning names that makes them a MUST to try...and they never disappoint.  Now they have all of their leading ladies in one gem of a box just in time for Mothers Day:
Jen and I had a chance to taste test some of these sweeties, and we concur that after this, you might just be your moms favorite after all!
Check out the girls:
Party Girl
Grande Diva
Queen B
Golden Girl
Sweet Carolime
Lady Smith
Holly Woods {my fav!}
The Empress
Sweet P
are you drooling?!
These darlings are guaranteed to bring drama to every bite. Your dear mom doesn’t even need to share, she can keep these ravishing treats all to herself.
She can expect to be greeted with her favorite flavors, and is sure to struggle to find a favorite like Jen and I did!  These handmade chocolates are to die for and will NOT disappoint! 
 How can it not be a party in your mouth with all these fabulous girls around!?
Now the fun...Jen and I get to give away an 18 piece box of Pretty in Paisley for one lucky reader!
{just in time for you to send it off to your favorite mom}
We will end this giveaway on Saturday night so that we have enough time to get this to you for the big day.  
in addition, Epiphany Fine Chocolates would also like to offer iCandy readers a 25% discount, site-wide in honor of Mother's Day.  The discount is valid through May 12th and all you need to do is enter the promo code: MOM25 at checkout.  easy!

Now, to win your very own box o' chocolates, here's what you have to do:
-Check out {their site}, and then come back and tell us your fav!!!

Let us know you did each one, and you'll be entered to win (and leave us your email address so we can promptly contact you to tell you you won!!)
Good Luck!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Mother's Day Gift Idea: Kantha Blankets

Are you looking to find that perfect Mother's Day gift for the special woman in your life?
 Here is a great idea!

Recently, I received the coolest throw blanket.  
It is called a Kantha Blanket, from Uncommon Goods.  

Each of these blankets is a one-of-a-kind handmade piece of art.  It looks amazing on my bed, or draped over a sofa.  The patterns are vibrant and unique, but vintage-soft at the same time.  Very much a cool conversation piece.

Upcycled from vintage saris by artisans working under fair-trade practices in India, these lovely blankets feature patchwork arrangements of richly patterned cotton fabric bound by an ancient technique. To make each lightweight throw, individual saris are cut into strips and then hand stitched together with others to create a lovely, patterned pastiche. The sari swatches are then united with bright, ticked kantha stitching, a crafting technique passed down for generations. They are handmade in Darjeeling, India, from 100% upcycled materials. 
This is the one I received, but there are many other different color palettes. 
Here is an example:

Go check out the other colors.  They are fabulous.
Uncommon Goods has many other unique handmade gifts, perfect for that hard-to-find Mother's Day gift.  They have something for every budget.
Click here to shop!

Have fun...

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