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When the boys were younger we would often play "I Spy" when we were in situations where we had to pass some time. So when I came across these magnifying glasses at our local shop I thought they would be perfect for non-sweet valentines. 

The I Spy Valentine Cards fit the mini magnifying glasses. All you need to do is print out the card and use a piece of washi tape to adhere it to the card. For the regular size magnifying glasses I designed little I Spy Valentine Gift Tags that you can tie onto the magnifying glass handle with a piece of ribbon. Check out your local party supply store for magnifying glasses in the party favor section or you can also use mini binoculars

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Valentine's Day is right around the corner and this week I will be sharing some simple and fun Valentine's Day projects. First up, Valentine Bunny cards! I designed two versions of the Valentine Bunny cards, a "Be Mine" balloon and another one where you can insert a real balloon.

The Valentine Bunny Be Mine card only requires white cardstock and a printer. The Valentine Bunny Balloon card requires a few more supplies, but is very easy to make.


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Living by the beach for the past two years our family has seen our fair share of kites. But it wasn't until recently that I learned February 8 is Kite Flying Day. Did you know this special day existed? So in honor of this fun holiday I designed a Kite Flying Day Party Invitation DIY for Oh Happy Day.

If February is not ideal kite flying weather in your neck of the woods, then you can always save this idea and use it for a summer party or kids birthday party. You can also make the little paper kites and use them as a cake or cupcake topper. 

You can read about how to make a Kite Flying Day Party Invitation right here.



As I mentioned in my "Getting Organized in 2014" post, using pretty and functional goods is important to me. There's nothing like opening up a nicely designed planner or notebook to help me get motivated to be organized and get some work done. Korea is the land of cute paper goods and over the past several months I have collected a nice stash of goodies to give away to one lucky reader. 

What is shown in the photographs is less than one half of what you will be receiving. I want the package to be a surprise for the lucky reader, but you can see a sneak peek over on Instagram at #sallyjshimhappy2014giveaway. How can you enter to win some Korean goodies?

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Although it is the last week of January, it is technically still the beginning of the new year so I thought I would share some of the ways in which I am getting organized this year. I love the beginning of a new year and all the hope and anticipation it brings. I'm not a big new year's resolution type of person, but I do like to make both personal and professional goals. This year I decided to make fewer goals, but goals that were meaningful to me. For each goal I also wrote down concrete ways in which I will achieve them. (Wish me luck!) Achieving goals definitely means I have to be organized with my time and what better way to get organized then by using well-designed planners, calendars, and notepads. I'm fortunate to live in Korea, home of super cute (and functional) paper goods. 

I love my Big Monthly Planner, this guy is 12"x16.5" with huge squares to jot things down. I use this to plan out my workflow for the week, marking down my work schedule and project deadlines.

I bought this black Muji planner earlier this month so it was 30% off. It has a nice suede cover and my favorite thing about it is it has the individual months in the front of the planner and then the rest is a weekly calendar. One side of the weekly calendar are the days of the week and the other is a blank grid paper which is convenient to jot down notes or sketches. I've also been using this erasable pen in my planner. Although this is my all-time favorite pen, I love being able to erase anything I want in my planner. And as you can see I use plenty of sticky tabs and sticky notes in my planner.

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We're starting off the week with a fun giveaway from Minted. If you're not familiar with Minted, it is an online shop that offers well-designed stationery, wall art, and party decor for everyday, holidays, and special occasions. Every December when the Christmas cards start to be delivered to our home, I love to see the different designs our friends and family have chosen for their holiday card. There are always Minted cards in the mix and I have to say that Minted has some of the best quality cards out there.

 I love this simple and sweet birth announcement. The silver foil heart makes it extra special.

I think custom photo calendars are a wonderful gift, especially for the grandparents. 

I think I am most excited about the personalizable wrapping paper and monogram chalkboard gift tags.

Minted also has an amazing selection of birthday party invitations along with coordinating paper products and party decor.

And now that I have shown you some of the cute designs they have at Minted, don't you want to order some for yourself? The kind folks at Minted will be giving away one $100.00 gift certificate to be used on any of their products to one lucky SALLYJSHIM reader.

How can you enter to win a $100.00 Minted gift certificate?

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