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Santa’s $1,000 PayPal Cash Giveaway!


What would you do with an extra $500 to spend this holiday season?

Thanks to some amazing friends and supporters of A Peek Into My Paradise we were able to come together collectively with a CASH PRIZE of $1000; which will be awarded to two very lucky winners of $500 each through Paypal Cash!

YOU could be one of the recipients of $500 Paypal Cash!

Who’s excited?

Now, what are you waiting for? Tell us…..What will Santa put under your christmas tree if you win?

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Giveaway is open worldwide to participants with a verified PayPal account. All entries will be verified. In the event an entry can not be verified participant chooses to forfeit that entry and another winner will be chosen. Winner has 48 hours to respond to the winning email. Giveaway will run from October 31st, 12 AM Pacific Daylight Savings Time to November 21st, 12 AM Pacific Daylight Savings Time. Any taxes or fees associated with the winnings of this contest are the sole responsibility of the winner according to their county, state and/or country laws. CASH prize is in US Dollars and will not be converted to any foreign currency.

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Coordinates of Home Necklace


We’ve all heard the saying, “Home is where the heart is.” It’s very true, isn’t it?  And for many folks, the reality is that their hearts and their bodies are in two different places.  I have a good friend who lived in California for several years and absolutely loved it there.  It’s where her son was born and where she and her husband planned to raise their family. But things rarely go just the way we plan them, and before they knew it, some unexpected circumstances forced them to return to Maryland indefinitely.  Selfishly, I’m glad she’s here so we can have our weekly coffee dates and our kids can grow up together. But I know that her heart is really still there in Encinitas, CA.


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Go Confidently with Jolen

Today’s post is sponsored by Jolen via TapInfluence. All opinions are honestly my own.

Friends, can I have your permission to get a little awkward today? After all, we do play the “honestly game” around here, which not only means we tell it like it is, but sometimes we talk about things you might not talk about elsewhere. So are you ready? Today I want to share a quick and easy beauty trick with you that requires us to get a little up close and personal. We’re talking about Jolen Creme Bleach.

Like it or not, some of us are genetically “blessed” with dark hair where we don’t particularly want it. For myself and some of my female relatives, it likes to show up in the facial area, like on the upper lip, chin, etc. I also have friends who, thanks to their heritage, have extremely dark hair on their arms and legs too. But we don’t have to leave it that way! Today, I want to show you how you can lighten that hair in just ten minutes with a little help from Jolen. Jolen is the #1 selling bleach brand in the world and is celebrating 50 years in the beauty aisle. I figured with a history like that it was worth a try!


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Entryway Sign

Entryway SignAre you ready for a little Crafty Chaos? Today’s project came from one of those times where you’re staring at a blank wall, and then think to yourself “I feel like I need to put something there”. In this case, it was my tiny little entry way where the boys hang up their coats. Entryways are usually a forgotten area, but I thought it would be cute to come up with something that not only brought a little color, but could be interactive with my boys as well when they went to grab their coats. Here’s what I came up with!


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About Erin Kerst

Hi, I'm Erin, Amy's best friend and right hand gal, and writer of "Crafty Chaos". In my past life, I worked 7 years in the Maryland Science Center's education department, performing large scale science shows and writing children's programs, but now I'm rocking the stay-at-home mom thing with my Irish twin boys (aged 3 and 4), and my youngest son born this past November. Throw in 2 dogs and 2 cats, and it's truly chaotic (but I wouldn't have it any other way!)

Caramel Mocha Gift in a Jar

Caramel Mocha Gift Jar

 Love caramel? Chocolate? Coffee? If so, you’re going to love today’s project! I’ve got a quick, super-easy gift idea for you that’s sure to be a hit with the folks in your life who also love those three “C’s.” I’m going to walk you through how I made mine, plus give you alternative ideas so you can adapt it to the supplies you have and the tastes of the people you’re gifting it to.


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