Star Wars Gift Guide

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Have a Star Wars Fan in your family?  Or maybe just yourself?
Here is a gift guide for all the droids in your life this holiday season.

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Princess Leia is proof that ‘Girl Power’ is universal.  This poster from Music And Art Co USA is the perfect gift for the powerful woman in your life.  Or perhaps that’s you?

Star Wars: Princess Leia Poster from MusicAndArtCoUSA | Star Wars Gift Guide | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Grab a cold one and a Star Wars Coaster Set from Pipperillo Studios to make the ultimate fan statement in your home. Sit back, relax and leave the rings for the planets not the coffee table.

Star Wars Coaster Set from PipperilloStudios | Star Wars Gift Guide | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Have a little Star Wars lover on your list?  These cute hair clips from Nonies Custom Creation are great to add a flair to any hairstyle.  Would also look great with corresponding costumer any day of the week.

Star Wars Hair Clip from NoniesCustomCreation | Star Wars Gift Guide | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Never lose your keys with this Star Wars Stormtrooper Key Rack from Nobbins Bobbins N Bling.  A place for everything and everything in it’s place.

Star Wars Stormtrooper Key Rack from NobbinsBobbinsNBling | Star Wars Gift Guide | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Jewelry is a practical gift for the holidays. Star Wars inspired jewelry Cuff bracelet from Just Jaynes isn’t practical it’s a must give.  This bangle is lightweight and easily adjustable.

i love you to the death star and back cuff bracelet from JustJaynes | Star Wars Gift Guide | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Get your Christmas on with this Star Wars BB-8 T Shirt from The Goose Tee.  They are also offering a 15% discount to Bottom Left of the Mitten shoppers – take 15% your entire order (no minimum purchase required) Code: APPRECIATION Expires12/31/2017

Christmas Star Wars BB-8 T Shirt Gift from The Goose Tee | Star Wars Gift Guide | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Star Wars themed candles is probably a gift that you would never have thought of.  Wicked Pop Candle Co. has 5 different ones to choose from.  This Calm Before the Stormtroopers Candle smells likes the woods when it rains…ahhh….

The Calm Before the Stormtroopers - Star Wars Inspired Candle from WickedPopCandleCo | Star Wars Gift Guide | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Han Solo has some of the best lines in Star Wars as far as I’m concerned.  This silhouette print from The Joyful Fox comes in 5 different sizes and ready to hang in the home of the recipient who may feel the same way.

Star Wars Han Solo silhouette quote print from thejoyfulfox | Star Wars Gift Guide | Bottom Left of the MittenMay The Force Be With You. Celebrate.

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‘Celebrate with 8’ for Peanut Butter Lovers Month

A favorite of kids & adults alike.
Creamy, salty and it can be spread on virtually everything. 

It’s time to ‘Celebrate with 8’ recipes for Peanut Butter Lovers Month!

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Have you ever tried making your own at home?  Crazy Easy Homemade Peanut Butter with Flax from Hungry Hobby shows you how simple it can be.

Crazy Easy Homemade Peanut Butter with Flax Peanut Butter Lovers Month | Bottom Left of the Mitten
I am all game for a unique sandwich experience and I think Trial and Eater has one for me.  Peanut Butter, Pickles and Chips Sandwich-sweet, crunchy salty, tangy.  This sandwich is my everything.

Peanut Butter, Pickles and Chips Sandwich from Trial and Eater | Peanut Butter Lovers Month | Bottom Left of the Mitten
With the holidays coming up who couldn’t use a recipe that would work well as a food gift or as a holiday dinner dessert.  Peanut Butter Marshmallow Fudge from A Turtle’s Life for Me has all the bases covered.  Bonus that this uses only 3 ingredients.

Peanut Butter Marshmallow Fudge from A Turtle's Life for Me Peanut Butter Lovers Month | Bottom Left of the Mitten
A classic no matter where your from these Easy Buckeye Recipe from Sugar Spun Run are simple to make and delicious to eat.  When you put these out I’m sure they won’t last long.

Easy Buckeye Recipe from Sugar Spun Run | Peanut Butter Lovers Month | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Pasta with melted peanut butter?  And make it CRUNCHY which is my favorite kind?  Oh yes PLEASE!  This Peanut Butter Lo Mein Recipe from Mom Foodie is comfort for any PB lover.


Peanut Butter Lo Mein Recipe from Mom Foodie Peanut Butter Lovers Month | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Have you ever made your own ice cream?  If not try this No Churn Reese’s Peanut Butter Ice Cream from Cincy Shopper right now.  Look how loaded with goodies it is!

No Churn Reese’s Peanut Butter Ice Cream from Cincy Shopper | Peanut Butter Lovers Month | Bottom Left of the Mitten
This PB & J Burger is not the peanut butter and jelly you grew up with. PB & J=Peanut Butter and Bacon Jam make this burger an all out hit!

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Talk about peanut butter lover layers!! Uncle Johnny’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake Cake from Living Sweet Moments will have your crowd going crazy for cake.

Uncle Johnny’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake Cake from Living Sweet Moments Peanut Butter Lovers Month | Bottom Left of the Mitten

Grab a jar or 5.  Spread it on.  Celebrate.

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Halloween Gift Guide

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October is here so it’s time to get scary!
Here is a gift guide for you or the ghouls & ghosts on your list.

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Is this classic a favorite among your friends?  If so this Squad Goals Hocus Pocus Inspired painted sign from MotorCityCreations is a must gift.

Squad Goals Hocus Pocus MotorCityCreations | Halloween Gift Guide | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Want a piece that makes a real scary statement?  I love this Gothic Steampunk Metal Art Skeleton from CatFlyDesigns.

Gothic Steampunk Plasma Cut Metal Art Skeleton from CatFlyDesigns | Halloween Gift Guide | Bottom Left of the Mitten
This Bride of Frankenstein Illustrated Art Print from AudreyBenjaminsenArt will add an elegant horror themed element to any Halloween art display.

Bride of Frankenstein Illustrated Art Print from AudreyBenjaminsenArt | Halloween Gift Guide | Bottom Left of the Mitten
13 boxes embellished are ready to open during the 13 days of Halloween.  This Advent Calendar from LushLapel will get everyone into the fun of the season.

Halloween Advent Calendar from LushLapel Halloween Gift Guide | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Decorations aren’t just for the home and jewelry isn’t just for Valentine’s Day.  This Vampire Teeth Necklace from LeBuaJewelrytoo is a unique piece for any Halloween lover in your life.

Halloween Decorations Vampire Teeth Necklace from LeBuaJewelrytoo Halloween Gift Guide | Bottom Left of the Mitten
If you have a planner on your gift list these RIP Tombstone Felt Planner Clip from MJsKraze are the perfect way to give them a reminder that Halloween can truly last all month long.

RIP Tombstone Felt Planner Clip from MJsKraze Halloween Gift Guide | Bottom Left of the Mitten
If this years blockbuster has you or someone you know trembling in fear, relax with some wine in this ‘I drink because Clowns’ glass from CreativeLifeCustoms.

I drink because Clowns wine glass from CreativeLifeCustoms Halloween Gift Guide | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Speaking of THAT clown.  You’ll Float TOO Candle from LemonCakesCandleCo smells like caramel corn while fitting in perfectly with any Halloween decor. (If you are in the Grand Rapids area Lemon Cakes will be at Comic Con Oct.20th-22nd be sure to stop by to check them out!)

You'll Float TOO Candle from LemonCakesCandleCo | Halloween Gift Guide | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Do you plan a big spooky soiree every year?  Print up these Halloween Party Invitations from X3designs for any event this October.

Halloween Party Invitation from X3designs | Halloween Gift Guide | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Time to decorate!  This Witches Be Crazy Glitter Banner from lemonfancy comes in multiple colors to fit any haunted party theme.

Witches Be Crazy Glitter Banner from lemonfancy | Halloween Gift Guide | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Give gifts that delight & fright.  Throw a Monster Bash. Celebrate.

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‘Celebrate with 8’ Burgers That Aren’t Beef

Think burgers can only be made with beef?
False-Think turkey, chicken, beans and even vegetables.
Sink your teeth and ‘Celebrate with 8’ Burgers that aren’t made with beef.

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The main feature of this Chicken Cheeseburger with Beet Mayo from Happy Foods Tube is FLAVOR! Layers and layers of chicken, cheese and delicious mayo.  Oh, and bacon too!

Chicken Cheeseburger with Beet Mayo from Happy Foods Tube | 'Celebrate with 8' Burgers That Aren't Beef | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Burgers using seafood?  Yes, and it’s delicious! Asian Salmon Burgers with Avocado and Hoisin Sauce from Two Healthy Kitchens.

Asian Salmon Burgers with Avocado and Hoisin Sauce from Two Healthy Kitchens| 'Celebrate with 8' Burgers That Aren't Beef | Bottom Left of the Mitten
This yummy Jalapeño Turkey Burgers from The Organic Kitchen can then be topped with…wait for it….egg.  Oh so spicy and savory.

Jalapeño Turkey Burgers from The Organic Kitchen | 'Celebrate with 8' Burgers That Aren't Beef | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Fiesta Black Bean Veggie Burger from Dinner at the Zoo is full of good for you fiber while being packed with lots of flavor. Top with tons of veggies and you’ve got a winner for dinner!

Fiesta Black Bean Veggie Burger from Dinner at the Zoo | 'Celebrate with 8' Burgers That Aren't Beef | Bottom Left of the Mitten
These Cheesy Turkey Burgers are one of my families favorite burger.  The creamy ranch is what makes this burger the best.  The sauce is so easy it will have you wanting to put it on everything.

Cheesy Turkey Burgers with Ranch | 'Celebrate with 8' Burgers That Aren't Beef | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Have you ever tried buffalo before?  Protein-Packed Blue Cheese Buffalo Burgers from All She Cooks gives you a chance to make these unique burgers right at home.

Protein-Packed Blue Cheese Buffalo Burgers from All She Cooks | 'Celebrate with 8' Burgers That Aren't Beef | Bottom Left of the Mitten
We had a black bean burger but how about broccoli?  This super veggie is more than just a side it’s the star in these Pad Thai Broccoli Burgers from Strength and Sunshine.  No bun, no problem when you top with crunchy peanuts.

Pad Thai Broccoli Burgers from Strength and Sunshine | 'Celebrate with 8' Burgers That Aren't Beef | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Beat the heat with some sweet on these Raspberry Habanero Jam-Glazed Chicken Burger from The Spice Train.  A perfect burger to escape from the ordinary any night of the week.

Raspberry Habanero Jam-Glazed Chicken Burger from The Spice Train | 'Celebrate with 8' Burgers That Aren't Beef | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Skip the beef. You won’t miss it. Celebrate.

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‘Celebrate with 8’ Burgers For Your Labor Day Menu

Is there a better way to start off the Labor Day weekend than with a juicy burger?
So many different way to ‘Celebrate with 8’ burgers for your Labor Day menu.

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Pesto is a classic. Add the sweet zing of chili sauce. These party perfect Sweet Chili Burger Sliders from Happy Foods Tube are ready to mingle.

Sweet Chili Burger Sliders from Happy Foods Tube | Celebrate with 8' Burgers for Labor Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Toasty bun-check.  Creamy pimento cheddar melted on top-check.  These Easy Pimento Cheese and Bacon Burgers from Taste And See are a winner for your Labor Day dinner.

Easy Pimento Cheese and Bacon Burger from Taste And See | Celebrate with 8' Burgers for Labor Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten

Mixing all the goodies right into the meat make these Jalapeno & Cheddar Stuffed Salsa Verde Burgers from Hungry Hobby a must make. Get to grilling!

Jalapeno & Cheddar Stuffed Salsa Verde Burgers from Hungry Hobby | Celebrate with 8' Burgers for Labor Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten

What’s better than a juicy beef burger with bacon?  How about a juicy beef burger with bacon smothered in beer cheese? Pretzel Burgers with Beer Cheese from Small Town Woman are a must make over the long weekend.

Pretzel Burger with Beer Cheese from Small Town Woman | Celebrate with 8' Burgers for Labor Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten

Just because you ditch the bun doesn’t mean you still can’t have a delicious burger. Enjoy this Big Mac Salad from Low Carb Yum without any carb guilt.

Big Mac Salad from Low Carb Yum | Celebrate with 8' Burgers for Labor Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten

Burger meets fajitas in this Easy Grilled Fajita Burgers with Guacamole from Two Healthy Kitchens.  It is possible to have the best of both worlds!

Easy Grilled Fajita Burgers with Guacamole from Two Healthy Kitchens | Celebrate with 8' Burgers for Labor Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten

This Roasted Summer Italian Burger from Two Kids & a Coupon is topped with a roasted red pepper sauce that I can see becoming a staple in my house. Slather it on then top with Parmesan, perfection!

Roasted Summer Italian Burger from Two Kids & a Coupon | Celebrate with 8' Burgers for Labor Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten

I’ve tried to stick to tried and true all beef burgers so far but this Queso Fundido Burger With Poblano Rajas from Cooking in Stilletos cannot be overlooked. The secret ingredient? Chorizo. Spicy, spicy.

Queso Fundido Burger With Poblano Rajas from Cooking in Stilletos | Celebrate with 8' Burgers for Labor Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Grab some beef. Break out the grill. Celebrate.

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‘Celebrate with 8’ for Ice Cream Sandwich Day

The weather is warm but the ice cream is cold. Take this ultimate Summer treat
to the next level by making these unique recipes at home.

Let’s ‘Celebrate with 8’ for Ice Cream Sandwich Day!

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Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches from Thrifty Jinxy will have you skipping the store and making your own. A chocolate homemade crust filled with cool ice cream.  Even better than the store version.

Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches from Thrifty Jinxy | 'Celerbate with 8' for Ice Cream Sandwich Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Bride and Groom Ice Cream Sandwiches from My Heavenly Recipes. Homemade chocolate chip cookies make the perfect ‘sandwich’ for ice cream.

Bride and Groom Ice Cream Sandwiches from My Heavenly Recipes | 'Celerbate with 8' for Ice Cream Sandwich Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
The Country Chic Cottage wows us with these Orange Sherbet Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe. I love the uniqueness of this recipe as much as I love sherbet.

Orange Sherbet Ice Cream Sandwich from The Country Chic Cottage | 'Celerbate with 8' for Ice Cream Sandwich Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten

The Ultimate Ice Cream Maker Cookie Sandwich from Recipe This shows you that any cookie can become a rock star ice cream sandwich. Lots of delicious ideas for the ultimate of sandwiches.

The Ultimate Ice Cream Maker Cookie Sandwich from Recipe This | 'Celerbate with 8' for Ice Cream Sandwich Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
What is better than brownies? How about Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches from Donuts, Dresses and Dirt.  Makes plenty so make sure you share!

Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches from Donuts, Dresses and Dirt | 'Celebrate with 8' for Ice Cream Sandwich Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten

Blueberry waffle ice cream sandwiches with Bacon from A Sweet Potato Pie almost make these…breakfast? Whatever time you decide to eat them is up to you.

Blueberry waffle ice cream sandwiches with Bacon from A Sweet Potato Pie | 'Celebrate with 8' for Ice Cream Sandwich Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten

Have a monster ice cream lover in your house? These Cookie Monster Ice Cream Sandwiches from Hungry Happenings would be the perfect treat for them.  Perfect for parties, cookouts or an average Wednesday.

Cookie Monster Ice Cream Sandwiches from Hungry Happenings | 'Celebrate with 8' for Ice Cream Sandwich Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten

Summer strawberry goodness is the perfect base for ice cream sandwiches made with muffins! Chocolate-Strawberry Muffin Ice Cream Sandwiches from Two Healthy Kitchens.  Sure beats plain old butter for muffin topping.

Chocolate-Strawberry Muffin Ice Cream Sandwiches from Two Healthy Kitchens | 'Celebrate with 8' for Ice Cream Sandwich Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten

Grab some ice cream for the middle. Don’t let it melt all over your hands. Celebrate.

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‘Celebrate with 8’ Drinks & Snacks By The Pool

Summer is here and that means lots of time by the water.
From nibbles and lemonade to apps and margaritas it’s time to
‘Celebrate with 8’ Drinks & Snack to enjoy by the pool.

Celebrate with 8' Drinks & Snacks By The Pool | Bottom Left of the Mitten

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In the afternoon you can have some Homemade Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles from Soulfully Made.  Nice way to cool off when your cooling off.

Homemade Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles from Soulfully Made | Celebrate with 8' Drinks & Snacks By The Pool | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Homemade lemonade, there is nothing like it! Confessions of an Overworked Mom show you How to Make Lemonade with Stevia for a Delicious Summer Drink.  Ready for Summer!

How to Make Lemonade with Stevia for a Delicious Summer Drink from Confessions of an Overworked Mom | Celebrate with 8' Drinks & Snacks By The Pool | Bottom Left of the Mitten

No pool party is complete without snacks!  Try the Ham It Up Cheese Ball.  Make ahead to get all the flavors to meld so all you have to do is take it and add crackers.  Get your snack on!

Ham It Up Cheese Ball from Bottom Left of the Mitten
Love peaches?  Indulge with this Frozen Peach Margarita from Family Around the Table.  Frosty, freezy, freeze and fruity delicious.

Frozen Peach Margaritas from Family Around the Table | Celebrate with 8' Drinks & Snacks By The Pool | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Make your pool experience into a spa experience with this Spiked Spa Water from Simple and Savory.  A light and refreshing cocktail to relax and sip while poolside.

Spike Spa Water from Simple and Savory | Celebrate with 8' Drinks & Snacks By The Pool | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Time for another snack break!  Cordon Bleu Appetizers from Family Around the Table takes the classic casserole and makes it into an appetizer.  Delicious!

Cordon Bleu Appetizers from Family Around the Table | Celebrate with 8' Drinks & Snacks By The Pool | Bottom Left of the Mitten

Have lots of watermelon on hand?  I know we do.  Will have to make this perfect for the pool Watermelon Strawberry Martini from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures.

Watermelon Strawberry Martini from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures | Celebrate with 8' Drinks & Snacks By The Pool | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Another appetizer because poolside is for finger food.  Have my Ham and Salami Roll-ups ready in the fridge to bring out when a snack attack hits.

Ham & Salami Rollup from Bottom left of the Mitten

Grab a bathing suit. Slather on the sunscreen. Celebrate.

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‘Celebrate with 8’ for Blueberry Month

July is Blueberry Month! Time to devour these little bursts of flavor.
Let’s ‘Celebrate with 8’ for Blueberry Month.

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This White Chocolate Blueberry Lasagna from Oh My Goodness Chocolate Desserts takes the word ‘layers’ to the next level. Golden Oreo crust, cream cheese layer, pudding layer, Cool Whip ‘frosting’ then a layer of white chocolate curls.

White Chocolate Blueberry Lasagna from Oh My Goodness Chocolate Desserts | Bottom Left of the Mitten 'Celebrate with 8' for Blueberry Month

Did you pick or grow too many blueberries to eat? Freeze them so you can enjoy them for up to 6 months. Graceful Little Honey Bee shows you how.

How to Freeze Blueberries from Graceful Little Honey Bee | Bottom Left of the Mitten 'Celebrate with 8' for Blueberry Month
Breakfast Butter Rolls with Whipped Blueberry Butter from Peas & Peonies is one of the best ways to start the day. Warm rolls right out of the oven then smothered with this fruit butter. Melty goodness.

Breakfast Butter Rolls with Whipped Blueberry Butter from Peas & Peonies | Bottom Left of the Mitten 'Celebrate with 8' for Blueberry Month
These Blueberry Crumble Bars by From A Chef’s Kitchen has all the blueberry flavor topped with a crumbly crust baked until golden brown. So good.

Blueberry Crumble Bars From A Chef's Kitchen | Bottom Left of the Mitten 'Celebrate with 8' for Blueberry Month
Blueberries not only taste good they are good for you! Makes eating this Spinach Blueberry Superfoods Salad from Averie Cooks even more delicious.

Spinach Blueberry Superfoods Salad from Averie Cooks | Bottom Left of the Mitten 'Celebrate with 8' for Blueberry Month
How about blueberries on your wall and not in your belly? ‘Michigan Blueberries’ print from The Big Lake Etsy shop will make a great centerpiece for any Michigan loving home.

'Michigan Blueberries' print from The Big Lake Etsy shop | Bottom Left of the Mitten 'Celebrate with 8' for Blueberry Month
If No Bake desserts are your favorite try my quick Red, White & Blue No Bake Cheesecake. Blueberry sauce mixed with a Jell-O pudding mix kit make this an easy treat for your next picnic.

Red White & Blue No Bake Cheesecake | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Who says that strawberry is the only shortcake game on the block? Blueberry Shortcake from Liv For Cake proves that theory wrong. Cake and blueberry sauce combine to make one sweet cake.

Blueberry Shortcake from Liv For Cake | Bottom Left of the Mitten 'Celebrate with 8' for Blueberry Month
Go to the store or pick your own. Eat until your fingers are blue. Celebrate.

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‘Celebrate with 8’ the First Day of Summer: Lake Love Edition

Happy First Day of Summer! Time to sit back
and ‘Celebrate with 8’ the Lake Life Edition.
Show your love of the lake with Michigan Made products.

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Welcome visitors to the lake with this Michigan Anchor Sign from Featherandbirch.  Handcrafted right in Pure Michigan.

Michigan Anchor Great Lakes Cottage Cabin Home Wood Decor Sign Art Cutout from Featherandbirch
This Michigan charm necklace from KreationsByKoskela is the perfect gift.  Customize with different metals and local jade or jasper.  Add a little heart to the place that your giftee loves in Michigan for no additional charge.

Michigan jewelry, Lake Superior necklace from KreationsByKoskela
Michigan is known for their craft beer so why be left at the lake without a bottle opener?  The Drink Beer from Here in a Michigan beer bottle opener from briejadesigns has you all set!  Comes with a cap tray too, genius.

Beer bottle opener from briejadesigns
While technically the artist is from Pennsylvania I still included it because of how awesome this Michigan Illustration from helloniccoco is.  I’m ordering it soon for my Michigan inspired mudroom.

Michigan Illustrated from helloniccoco
These Michigan Beach Stone Stud Earrings from JujusNature are made from the prettiest stones Lake Michigan has to offer.  Hand picked and hand crafted each pair is as unique as the wearer.  Be one of a kind!

Michigan Beach Stone Stud Earrings from JujusNature
This Longitude Latitude Driftwood Sign from DestinationTree is a completely personalized.  Hand engraved with the GPS coordinates of your choosing makes the perfect centerpiece for your Lake Life home.

Longitude Latitude Driftwood Sign from DestinationTree
Do you or someone you know love to ‘hop’ to different breweries?  Enjoy some craft beer at home while watching the sunset in this Michigan Hop Pint Glass from BreweryFerment.  Ah…soak it in.

Michigan Hop Logo Pint Glass from BreweryFerment
The easy going warm days of the Lake Life don’t last forever.  Not to say that Winter isn’t another specialty of the Great Lakes.  The Always Fresh Sometimes Frozen Sign from TheBlueSpruceDecorCo. reminds you there is yet another season to look forward to.

Always Fresh Sometimes Frozen, Rustic Sign from TheBlueSpruceDecorCo

Grab some sunscreen. Get some sand beneath your feet.  Celebrate.

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‘Celebrate with 8’ for National Chip & Dip Day

Tortillas, crackers, plain potato.  Creamy, spicy or thin like salsa.
It’s time to ‘Celebrate with 8’ for National Chip and Dip Day!

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I love this deconstructed dip from Let’s Dish.  Receive rave reviews at your next cookout when you make this Italian Hoagie Dip.

Italian Hoagie Dip from Let's Dish | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Chip & Dip Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Is your style Mid-Century?  Display your lovely chip & dip spread in this Green Mid Century Chip and Dip set.  Get it from Gnarled Wares, an Michigan based Etsy shop.

Green Mid Century Chip and Dip set from Gnarled Wares | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Chip & Dip Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Throw a craft beer part and make my Spinach & Artichoke Dip recipe.  Pairs well with others.

Party Perfect Spinach & Artichoke Dip from Bottom Left of the Mitten
Chip obsessed?  This Got Chips? Shirt from Jen’s Handmade Co. is perfect comfy wear for snacking the night away in your most comfy space.

Got Chips? Shirt from Jen's Handmade Co. | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Chip & Dip Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
A Chinese restaurant favorite updated into a dip?  Crab Rangoon Dip with Wonton Chips from 4 Sons R’ Us gives a new spin on boring take out!

Crab Rangoon Dip with Wonton Chips from 4 Sons R' U | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Chip & Dip Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Hit the streets with this Silver Potato Chips Charm Necklace Chips Charm Silver Necklace from HandStamped Jewelry 55.  A great conversation piece for any potato chip lover.

Silver Potato Chips Charm Necklace Chips Charm Silver Necklace from HandStamped Jewelry 55 | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Chip & Dip Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
This dip had me at cheese…..no wait, bacon….no wait, did you see it had hot sauce?  OK, I just love everything about this Hot Bacon Cheddar Dip from Spend With Pennies.

Hot Bacon Cheddar Dip from Spend With Pennies | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Chip & Dip Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
I really felt like I couldn’t make it through this post without mentioning the most popular chip at the moment, Chip the tea cup from Beauty and the Beast.  This print for the Michigan based Etsy shop Color My Kids Room is so cute!

Chip the tea cup, Beauty and the Beast from Color My Kids Room | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Chip & Dip Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Choose a chip.  Choose a dip.  Just don’t double dip.  Celebrate!

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