Countdown to Christmas – 4 Days Away!

December 21, 2014
Jane.com Countdown to Christmas - 4 Days Away

Things are getting real around here, real sweet that is. For one we are 4 days away until Christmas and two, this giveaway just keeps getting better and better! New jar of candy and new awesome prizes. Have you ever used a Blendtech? It’s like the power house of blenders. Just don’t use it in the wee hours of the morning and expect your kids to remain asleep. Seriously though it’s the bomb. So head on over to our Giveaway Page and cast today’s entry.

Yesterday’s tallies are in and the results were close. So close in fact that we had a TIE BREAKER! Yep, 2 of our runner-ups guessed the same amount so we had to enforce our tie breaker rule. As a reminder, when we have a tie, we then choose the winner that has the most optional entry points. And in this case it was just 1 single entry point that made all the difference! So don’t forget to tweet, follow, and refer friends. Those little entries can make or break your spot :-)

  1. Laura B. – our Grand Prize Winner. She won the coveted iPad mini + $100 store credit to Cents of Style
  2. Tiffany Y. – a Runner Up. She won $100 store credit to So Kali
  3. Emily L. – a Runner Up. She won $100 store credit to CoziBear Boutique

Each of the winners has been contacted via the email they used to signup for the countdown contest.

And if your curiosity is getting the best of you, the correct amount of sixlets was 2,892!

It’s all about those clues

For clues on today’s candy jar be sure to stock our social accounts throughout the day.

Facebook (@veryjane)
Twitter (@janedeals)
Instagram (@veryjane)
Vine (@veryjane)
Google+ (@veryjane)
Pinterest (@veryjane)
SnapChat (@janedeals)

Clue from yesterday:

“We’re sizing things up, it may help for sure. Solo red cups? About the same as four.”

Jane.com Countdown to Christmas Red Solo Cups Clue

Countdown to Christmas – 5 More Days!

December 20, 2014
Jane.com Countdown to Christmas - 5 Days Away

5 more days! Okay seriously, how fun is this campaign? I mean really, who doesn’t love candy and a bunch of sweet prizes! Start counting, you’re not going to want to miss today’s prizes! Enter the giveaway and submit your guess on our Giveaway Page.

Yesterday’s tallies are in and the winners have been announced. Congrats to…

  1. Brooke H. – our Grand Prize Winner. She won a pretty sweet KitchenAid Mixer and $100 Store Credit to RubyClaire Boutique.
  2. Ashley H. – a Runner Up. She won $200 store credit to Unfinished Wood Co.
  3. Christy M. – a Runner Up. She won $100 store credit to Simply Reese.

Each of the winners has been contacted via the email they used to signup for the countdown contest.

Oh, and just in case you’re wondering… the correct amount for yesterday’s candy jar is 2,709!


Don’t forget about the clues!

For clues on today’s candy jar be sure to sleuth around some our social accounts throughout the day!

Facebook (@veryjane)
Twitter (@janedeals)
Instagram (@veryjane)
Vine (@veryjane)
Google+ (@veryjane)
Pinterest (@veryjane)
SnapChat (@janedeals)

Yesterday’s clues:

“Not sure if this helps, but it’s worth a shot, we dumped a box of cheerios in and here’s what we got.”

Jane.com Countdown to Christmas Day 1 Clue

“We used a few of these numbers” (notice the 2, 7, 0, and 9???)

General Mills: “Ever wonder how many Cheerios are in a box? Here’s the breakdown, for three sizes.”

Cheeriosinabox

DIY Nativity Series: The Face Paint and Reveal

December 19, 2014
Jane.com DIY Series Nativity Angel - The Face Paint and The Reveal

This is the last segment in our DIY Nativity Series! See all 4 parts here: The Robe, The Wings, The Hair, The Face Paint & The Reveal. And we have Sara here to show us a quick, easy design for face painting. Take it away, Sara!

#Truth: Kids LOVE getting their faces painted. If you’ve ever gone to a carnival, or a fair, or an amusement park, what do the kiddos beg from you? (besides cotton candy) To have their faces painted! Face painting adds whimsy to any costume, and it can really help kids feel like they are participating in a real live play or performance–which is a good thing. You want those little ones to have their Oscar-worthy acting chops ready for your Nativity program!

Again, nothing professional here… just simple, quick, easy face painting. In fact, this can be done in 3 minutes or less! Which, if you ever start painting faces at birthday parties with squirmy, wiggly kids, you’ll find that time is definitely of the essence.

You Will Need:

Face Paint – white, yellow, and black
Face Paint Brushes
Gold Glitter Paint
Glitter Powder

Start with the white face paint and outline your design. You can choose whatever design you like! I did something that looked kind of angel-y, a sort of wing shape. After you’ve outlined your design, fill it in with the white.

DIY Angel Face Paint Step 1

Next, use the yellow face paint to add outlines and highlighting.You can even add some fun dots!

DIY Angel Face Paint Step 2

Our darling angel model was very patient and happy throughout the DIY nativity series! But even angels get to have a little devilish fun sometimes too, right? Our angel manages to look cute even when she’s sticking her tongue out!

Next, use the black face paint for some additional outlines. If your nativity is taking place on a stage, at a distance, or with any type of lighting, all those elements will tend to wash out anything you’ve put on your little actors’ faces (face paint, makeup, etc.). The black outlining adds emphasis so that the face paint design doesn’t disappear on stage.

Lastly, add pizazz with the gold glitter paint and glitter powder. When using the glitter powder, have your angel close her eyes and tip her head upwards so that there’s more of a horizontal surface for the glitter powder to land on as you dust it on.

DIY Angel Face Paint Step 3

There you have it! In 4 easy projects, you have a complete DIY Angel Costume for your Nativity. And here’s a confession–we were able to do everything in 2 hours. Just 2 hours! We had several hands helping to do each project (it probably would’ve taken more time if just 1 person did everything), but think of that–these DIYs are doable, won’t take up a lot of time, and turn out super cute.

A little graphic you can Pin for your Pinterest records. Scroll down to see The Reveal photos!

Jane.com DIY Nativity Series - The Face Paint

The Reveal

Here are some of our favorite photos from our Nativity Angel shoot. Isn’t she precious? We hope you’ll have as much fun making your DIYs as we did with ours! Wishing you the best of luck with your nativities this year, and a very Happy Holidays!

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