Monday, December 29, 2014

Together We Raised $10,000 For The SickKids Foundation

In November of 2013, we embarked on a project called our Great Wall of Friends (GWOF) – a special way of making our customers and fans a part of our story. The idea was simple – for each social media interaction we received (like, tweet, +1, etc…) we would print it on a physical label, and stick the label on a wall at Oliver’s Labels HQ.

The response was fantastic and inspired us to make this project even more special. And so we decided that for each label on our GWOF in 2014, we would make a donation to the SickKids Foundation - an organization whose work touches so many children’s lives, and is very near and dear to us.

With Your Help, We Did It!

The outpouring of support we received was so very touching. And thanks to all of your amazing tweets, posts & likes, Oliver’s Labels is proud to donate $10,000 to the SickKids Foundation. We want to send a huge THANK YOU to all of you who took part in our little project. Not only have you become a part of our story, but you’re also a part of someone else’s as well.

Help us raise even more next year! Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter & Google+ and share this story with your friends.

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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Family New Year's Eve Round-up

If you've enjoyed the holidays as much as we have, you'll probably be planning some fun for New Year's Eve.

Whether your kids are little or not-so-little, ringing in the New Year with them can be amazingly fun... you've just got to have the right props and activities to keep them busy.

So, we've rounded up some of our favorite ideas to help celebrate the New Year; we hope you like them!

Image: Red Ted Art

Image: Brit + Co.

Image: Come Together Kids

Image: Marie / Blooming Homestead

Image: How Does She?

Image: Sugar Aunts

All of us at Oliver's Labels hope you've enjoyed the holidays with family and friends and are sending you our very best wishes for a Happy New Year!

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

DIY Holiday Gifts Round-up

There's nothing quite like getting crafty at the holidays. It's the perfect way to spend time with your kids (or grandkids) and strike a few gifts off your list!

We've scoured the internet for some of the best wallet-friendly DIY holiday gift ideas - we hope you enjoy them!

  1. Oreo Snowman Treats from The Idea Room - these are a fantastic gift for teachers or treats for end-of-year class parties

    Image: The Idea Room

  2. 10-Minute Peppermint Soap from Happiness Is Homemade - don't know what to get Aunt Elizabeth? Try this...

    Image: Happiness Is Homemade

  3. Reindeer Cocoa Cones from Mommy's Kitchen - everyone loves hot chocolate on a cold day, so make it extra special with this cute DIY kit

    Image: Mommy's Kitchen

  4. Holiday Coffee Sleeves from Better Homes & Gardens - great for any hot drinks, they'd make a fun complement to the Reindeer Cocoa Cones!

    Image: Better Homes & Gardens

  5. Custom Pebble Magnets from a.steed' - you can use pictures of the kids, printed papers or bits of comic books - the options are limitless!

    Image: a.steed'
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Friday, November 21, 2014

Friday's Featured Blog Fans (November 21, 2014)

We're sending a huge thanks to our latest featured fans for commenting or liking our blog posts - Anitha Kuppuswamy, Barb W, Emily, Jacqueline Jacobs, Lynsie A., Sarah Gordon and Theresa.

Each time a fan interacts with us on social media, we add a sticker to our Great Wall of Friends and donate $1 to Sick Kids. Click here to find out more about our #GreatWallofFriends initiative.

Thanks to all of you for your support!

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Decorating with Room-eez™

I'm a bit of a decorating nut... I love changing my color schemes from time-to-time, adding new accent pillows and throws, swapping out the art on my walls - you name it.

The only part I dislike? Putting holes in my walls!

So when Oliver's Labels first came out with Room-eez™ - our line of beautiful, easy-on / easy-off wall art - I was giddy to try it.

From the start, I knew I'd love Room-eez for many reasons:

  • its lovely texture - it's matte, not shiny and slippery like vinyl
  • durability - we tested our Room-eez material and it stood up to us removing and repositioning it many times before it was adversely affected
  • lots of beautiful designs to choose from

My kids have had personalized Room-eez name decals in their rooms for awhile now, but recently I had a fantastic idea for using the initial wall decals in a fun way.

So here's some inspiration for an easy, inexpensive and impactful way to decorate with Room-eez!

Giving Our Lockers Some Love

We recently added a mudroom to the back of our home, complete with individual lockers/cubbies for each family member. This is what they look like...

I decided I wanted to customize them somehow but didn't want to mar the beautiful new cabinetry with screw or nail holes. Then the perfect solution came to me... Room-eez!

I ordered Room-eez letter decals online, choosing from 20 designs, over 20 fonts and infinite colors. Since my son is obsessed with camo, I knew which letter decal he would love!

They arrived a few days later and I set about putting them up. I started by reading over the instructions (just a little refresher!), then taking off the backing paper and positioning each letter where I wanted it to go.

Always read the instructions :)

This is how the package arrives,
showing me on the front what my initial will look like

STOP! A little reminder to read the application instructions :)

Gently peel away the backing paper

Position the initial wherever you'd like it.
The sticky paper on the front helps a lot!

Next, I made sure it was positioned exactly where I wanted it; had to move it a bit so it was entered, then peeled off the front and... voila!

My son's camo print initial in "Plain" font
(Tip: install USB charger outlets in cubbies to
keep smartphones & iPods from cluttering your counters!)

I repeated these steps for all four of our initials and this is how it turned out...

Using different fonts & colours/patterns lends an air of whimsy to the room

Our cubbies - personalized and ready to hold all of our stuff!

Personalized cubbies in less than 15 minutes! Room-eez truly are a breeze to put up and, hey, if you make a mistake, they are easy to reposition until you get it right.

We'd love to see how you decorate with Room-eez! Share your pictures on our social media pages
(using hashtag #Roomeez) and you may just get a surprise. ;)

Happy decorating!

Click on the links below to view more Room-eez Wall Art products.

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