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Your DNA Story: A Unique & Personal Gift Idea

This post is sponsored by Babbleboxx.com on behalf of 23andMe.

The holidays are all about family and the people we love! This year you can give them a truly special and personal gift, the gift of a DNA story.

A DNA story is about more than just science. It’s about learning the story of your ancestors, your roots, and everything that makes you the unique person that you are.

I’m thrilled to be teaming up with 23andMe to share this amazing gift idea! Even before they reached out to me, I had purchased a kit because I loved the idea of learning more about my health and genetics!

Today I’m going to walk you through the entire process of ordering, submitting your sample, and I’ll share a sneak peek of what your results will look like! This way you’ll know exactly what expect if you order a kit for yourself or a loved one.

To order a kit (currently on sale!): CLICK HERE

Once it arrives, you need to register it. This is quick and easy. Visit the site, enter the number on your spit tube and add some of your personal info (name, email, etc). This part is VERY important. If you submit your sample without registering, there’s no way for you to receive your DNA story!

Next, take the spit tube out of the box and follow the instructions to properly collect your sample.

Lastly, close the tube and place it in the bag that’s been provided. Your package is ready to be sent!

In 4-6 weeks you’ll receive an email notification that your results are ready! And, if you’re like me, you’ll be so excited that you’ll immediately go read all of your information!

Here’s a look at some of my ancenstry DNA results:

I had no idea that I had such a high percentage of Native American DNA!  There’s something really special about learning about your personal history. It makes you feel excited to just be you!

This is why 23andMe make such a great gift! It opens the door to curiosity and encourages others to learn more about who they are!

Also, 23andMe offers two types of DNA kits. The ancestry kit, that I mentioned earlier, provides a look into what parts of the world your DNA comes from. The health kit, provides a look at your genetic markers for disease, personal traits, and so much more!

If you’re looking for a truly special gift to give, be sure to check out the special holiday offers currently available at 23andMe!

Misc

GIVEAWAY: Win a Festive Christmas Bouquet! [closed]

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The season of giving is here! I’m teaming up with Proflowers to help spread the joy this year.

The beautiful bouquet featured above is up for grabs but…. unlike a traditional giveaway, the winner of these beautiful flowers won’t be keeping them. Instead, they’ll be sending them to a special person in their life to help brighten their day and spread the Christmas joy!

Ready to enter?! Continue Reading

Videos

NEW VIDEO: Stocking Stuffer Ideas!

I’m kicking this week off with a new video!

My goal for 2016 is to share a lot more video content because it’s so much fun! I hope this video helps you finish the last of your Christmas shopping. I’ve provided links below the video to help make it easier to purchase anything you love.

Enjoy!

 

Lifestyle

10 Tips for Your First Married Christmas

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As the holiday season approaches, we find ourselves running around doing many of the things we’ve done year after year. But as a newlywed couple, there are a lot of brand new traditions that are being created and experienced for the first time.

Where will you and your husband spend Christmas eve? Which side of the family will you visit first? Who is going to cook dinner?!  Continue Reading

Beauty

The Perfect Stocking Stuffers for Makeup Lovers!

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1. TARTE Shine Bright Statement Lash Essentials $20| 2. SOAP & GLORY Hand Food$4| 3. MAYBELLINE The Blushed Nudes Palette $10| 4. NYX Wicked Lippie $6| 5. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Set $12

Ready or not, it’s time to start Christmas shopping!

Stocking stuffers tend to be a last-minute thought because we’re so focused on finding the right gift that by the time we get to the stockings, we have no decision power or money left! Continue Reading