Sunday, October 28, 2018

Gift Ideas / Ceramic Christmas Coffee Mugs

Shopping for that special gift for your friend, coworker, or neighbor does not need to be expensive. You can buy them a decorative Christmas coffee mug and personalize it with their name or your own text. Personalized mugs always make thoughtful gifts.

This week I have been busy designing a variety of mugs at my online store and find that I prefer the white ceramic mugs because the uploaded photograph or artwork has wonderful color and clarity. Even when I upload graphics the results are the same.  The bright white ceramic mug is quality made and looks fabulous.

Here is a coffee mug I created using graphic mistletoe and a candycane.

Christmas Mistletoe Coffee Mug

When it comes to drinking a hot beverage from a mug I prefer ceramic over plastic. I like the way the coffee mugs feel in my hand and the weight is not too heavy. I love the stoneware mugs that the Pioneer Women has but find that they are too heavy. So if you like ceramic mugs that are not heavy then I would recommend that you check out the decorative Christmas mugs at Zazzle.

Christmas Black Cat Coffee Mug

If you want to make your mug gift extra special then buy colored cellophane bags at Walmart and fill them up with wrapped chocolates, cookies or other small candies. Then close the bag with a bow. Put the bag of sweet treats inside the mug.

Gingerbread Man Christmas Coffee Mug

Here are a few of my favorite decorative Christmas mugs. There are several styles that you can choose from and two sizes; 11 or 15 ounces.


Christmas Hoodie Sweatshirts for Women

Christmas hoodies for women are a must have for running errands, walking the dog or shopping at the mall. They are also the perfect top layer to wear when riding in a car because they are not bulky like a coat or jacket. But that does not mean that you will not feel warm. This hoodie is heavyweight cotton that is intended for cool to cold weather.

The style is a basic hooded sweatshirt that you pull over your head. There is a large pocket in the front to keep your hands warm. It is banded on the cuffs and on the bottom where the hoodie hits on your mid-hip.  This quality-made hoodie is very comfortable and cozy.

The 10-ounce cotton-polyester blend will allow you to feel toasty warm especially if you wear a layer of clothing underneath. I like a thermal fleece crew-neck top by Cuddle-duds under my hoodie and will feel comfortable walking to the mall from my car or around the block for a quick walk with the dog.

The hood on this sweatshirt is a plus. When it is windy on a cold or cool day I like having the hood up to prevent my hair from being messed up and feeling the cold on my neck.

I recommend washing in cold water on permanent press cycle then dry on low heat, take out when slightly damp, shake and hand on a hanger to dry fully. This is the best way to prevent shrinkage. The best way to care for your hoodie and keep it looking new longer is to dry clean.

This quality hoodie is made to last. It has set-in sleeves and has double-needle stitched armholes and a bottom band for durability. You may customize the hoodies with your own photograph or buy as shown. 

Friday, October 26, 2018

Christmas Clothing for Children

When it's time to shop for Christmas clothing for baby and kids know that seasonal t-shirts with a Santa pattern are a must for everyday looks, parties, and sleeping. Putting together a jean, legging or skirt outfit with a Santa tee makes the trendy look more FUN.

For the past several weeks I have been busy designing t-shirts for baby, toddler, and kids. Many customers had contacted me for Santa tees and sweatshirts because they prefer Zazzle's quality clothing over the kid's clothes at the mall. So I created some unique clothing designs.

Many of my customers asked me about the quality of the kid's tees and they were concerned with how the fabric felt.  Most kids clothing at the big box stores feel rough and you need to launder the clothing a few times with dry sheets to make the fabric feel soft. Know that the fabrics used on the kid's clothes are super soft right out of the bag. There is no need to launder the shirts several times to make them feel soft.  Plus the printing is excellent and does not fade after you wash it the first time.

Here are a few of my Kids Christmas clothing designs shown in outfits or click here to view my Santa, Snowman and other Christmas T-shirts for kids at my gallery.

Cute Girls Christmas Snowman and Birds T-Shirt

Cute Girls' Merry Christmas Long Sleeve T-Shirt

Prancing Reindeer Christmas T-Shirt for Baby

by Susang6

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Organize Extra Keys with Zazzle Keychains

If you are like me and have many keys on your ring then you may want to downsize by buying specialty chains for the keys you do not use all the time. This is a fabulous idea to lighten your key ring and to be more organized.

On my keychain I have my car, house, garden shed, garden gates and our storage shed keys. Because I have the gate keys my husband is always grabbing my keychain to open up the gates and sure enough he leaves my keys outdoors in the lock while he works in the yard. Or I may be wanting to go to an appointment and sure enough, my husband has my keys at the storage center across town.

It is never a good idea to have all your keys on one ring. It is, however, a great idea to buy inexpensive classic button keychains for all of your “other” keys.

Zazzle offers a variety of inexpensive to high-quality keychains for your extra keys. The button style rings are great because you can buy as shown or personalize with your own photograph of your kids, garden pets or another photograph. You can also add your own text; gate, shed, storage to identify what the keys are for. I find that the basic button style chains have a sturdy clasp that keeps your keys together securely and holds up well through daily wear-and-tear. If you do not like the basic button then you can choose from a variety of keychain styles.

I bought 3 additional keychains for my garden gates, shed and storage unit. I like that my main keychain with car and house keys is no longer heavy. It is really a good idea to keep all of your other keys organized.

Here are some keychains that you may like. Click the highlighted text to view the product at the designer's store.

Garden Shed Keychain

Organize Extra Keys / Rental House Keychain