Saturday, February 6, 2010

Wishes and Kisses Review and Giveaway



In 2008, Sandra Magsamen's Wishes and Kisses brand debuted nationwide at Wal-Mart. The mission of the collection is to surround our little ones with hope, joy, dreams, and love. With bright colors, soft fabrics and bold prints, her newborn apparel collection, gifts, and accessories echo the inspiring messages which define her adult line. The lifestyle baby brand, which includes specially designed packaging promises heartfelt items with uplifting words and whimsical illustrations for the youngest gifts in our lives. Each piece of the collection encourages snuffling, smiles and comfort, all the things that make wishes come true and babies happy.


Sandra Magsamen graciously provided me with two adorable baby outfits to review. The first was a super soft little boys outfit. (Shown to the left) This little outfit is soft like a blanket. Among the precious blue and white stripes is a little green turtle with the saying "Shell We Play? How clever!


The second item I received was for a little girl. (shown to the right) The outfit is just as soft as the little boys and is a bright sunshiny yellow. I love that it's a bright yellow with the black and white plaid trim. The best part of both little outfits... they are sold at Wal-Mart for only $8.50! Perfect for moms on a budget!

A little about Sandra:


Sandra Magsamen is a modern-day Renaissance woman who has touched millions of people, one heart at a time. Her products have been warmly embraced worldwide for 20 years. As an artist, art therapist, mom, award-winning author of Living Artfully and the creator of the lifestyle brands Messages from the Heart™, Wishes & Kisses and From the Studio of Sandra Magsamen, Sandra uses her own creativity and spirit to fashion gifts and collections that help people express themselves and connect with others. Sandra reminds and teaches us to explore and experience each day with more heart, meaning, purpose and joy.

As an art therapist, Sandra met individuals whose words failed to express what was in their hearts and minds. Working with Alzheimer's patients, deaf children, criminally insane men and troubled adolescents, she witnessed the extraordinarily diverse and creative ways they expressed themselves and attempted to connect with the people in their lives. In 1987, Sandra began creating her own art in her kitchen, designing ceramic, heart-shaped tokens and plaques to commemorate the varied experiences and inspirations embedded in everyday life. She created a collection of pottery for her newborn daughter as a gift of life lessons. This gift became the essence of her life work, and Messages from the Heart was born.

In response to a growing demand for her handmade originals, Sandra founded Table Tiles, Inc., her handmade gift company in 1991, which, in less than a decade, expanded into a multimillion-dollar gift business. In 1997, she began licensing her ideas. Since then, she has designed successful collections with significant licensees including: Corel, Creative Imaginations; Department 56; Glitterati; Hamco; Kids Line; Lenox, Little Brown; Peking Handicraft; Rashti & Rashti, Rizzoli USA; PBS; Scholastic; Simon & Schuster's Free Press; Stewart, Tabori & Chang; Sunrise Greetings; Triboro and Topsville. She was nominated in 2006, 2007 and 2008 for the prestigious LIMA International Licensing Awards as Best Art Brand License of the Year and Overall Best License of the Year by the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers' Association.

Sandra Magsamen's Messages from the Heart plaque sales have topped tens of millions. Every minute, four Messages from the Heart gifts are sold. Messages from the Heart products include gift items, home d├ęcor, jewelry, seasonal, furniture, stationery, kitchen, baby gifts, plush, bedding, accessories, scrapbooking materials and greeting cards and are available in specialty stores as well as departments stores across the country. In 2008, Sandra debuted the launch of Messages from the Heart BABY at JCPenney, a new infant lifestyle brand, and her Wishes & Kisses brand at Wal-Mart. From the Studio of Sandra Magsamen, a Wal-Mart–exclusive gift boutique, made its debut in 2009. Want to read more?


And now for the GIVEAWAY! One of you will win your choice of a boy or girl outfit! This giveaway is open to the USA only!

Mandatory Entry:

Visit Sandra Magsamen's site and let me know something else you're interested in. Simple I know!

Extra Entries:
1.) Become a follower.
2.) Post about my giveaway on your blog and link back here. (Include url in comment)*5 extra entries, please post a comment for each entry*
3.) Add my button to your sidebar. (Include url in comment)
4.) Follow me on Twitter (@peachesreviews)
5.) Follow Sandra on twitter (@livingartfully)
6.) Tweet about this giveaway. You can copy/paste this: Win a Wishes and Kisses outfit from @peachesreviews & @livingartfully http://tinyurl.com/yz2dra2 (Ends 2/16) *You can tweet daily, please post a comment for each with the status link*
7.) Enter any of my other giveaways. You can view them on my side bar.

Please leave me a comment and your email address for EACH entry that you complete above so I can accurately pick a winner. Winner will be selected at random and will be contacted via e-mail. If I do not receive a response from the winner within 48 hours, I will choose a new winner. This contest ends on February 16th at 8PM EST. Thanks everyone and good luck! This giveaway is open to the USA only!

Disclosure: I received two little outfits from Sandra Magsamen to review for free. No monetary compensation has been offered or accepted. The opinions above are my own.

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