Disclaimer: I received the following product in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
Yankee Candle has launched a new collection of candles to honor our military. They have partnered with Homes for Our Troops and will contribute $1.00 for every candle sold from the Homefront Girl® line!
Homes for Our Troops is a nonprofit organization that builds specially adapted, mortgage-free homes nationwide for severely injured veterans from the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Homefront Girl® was created by Gaby Juergens, a military wife and artist who wanted to create a collection for the military community to share their pride for loved ones serving in the military.
The candle I was sent was Watermelon Splash and the label reads: Gratitude Never Out Of Style. It smells fantastic! Summertime is coming up soon so this fragrance really fits well with the season.
I love that a portion of the candles purchased is donated to a worthy cause to help injured veterans live in accessible, mortgage-free homes. I didn't know about the non-profit organization until I heard what Yankee Candle was doing. It's a great way to bring light to these types of organizations dedicated to helping our military.
The Homefront Girl® collection can be purchased in two sizes - large jar candles and small tumbler candles.
Welcome to the 2nd annual Military Spouse Appreciation Day Giveaway Hop! Check out the fun prizes and don't forget to visit the other bloggers linked at the bottom of this post. Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day!
Pearls & Pennies Boutique + Handmade Gifts
Deployments are tough. Here's a cup dedicated to getting you through deployment. The Deployment Survival cup! Note: you can fill it up with orange juice if you'd like. ;) Stemless Wine Glass $12
"Real ingredients for real families made by real people." There's nothing better than using all-natural beauty products made with love by The Moody Sisters. You won't find chemicals, parabens, artificial fragrances, dyes, or sulphates here! Stay tuned for a review coming soon. PS: Their whipped body lotions are divine. Eye Makeup Remover, Eyeliner, and Mascara $28.95
Kari is wife to a Marine who first started making jewelry centered around supporting military families. Her business has grown and she now makes a variety of items including custom orders.
"The push to get me into creating jewelry for others came with my husbands’ career. When I married him and went through my first deployment as a spouse I noticed that the options for showing support with jewelry were limited. I wanted a cute and classy way to show how much I missed and supported him! I wanted all families and loved ones to have that same option. Which led me to creating some of the items I have made today. All the while I get to express my creativity -making stylish and expressive pieces for all who order from me!"
Here are a few examples of what she has made:
As you can see, Kari can make anything your heart desires. The choices are endless!
Getting a custom bracelet made was very easy. Kari was extremely kind and wanted to make sure I loved the end result.
I chose to have a bracelet centered around my future career in esthetics. I gave her some ideas for the charms and she figured out the rest.
The current turn around time is 1-2 weeks, based on charm availability.
My Customized Bracelet
I love how my charm bracelet turned out. You can tell that it was made with care and a lot of thought went into the details. It's very elegant.