Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Shutterfly Holiday Cards

I am SO excited to share with you where I am going to get my Holiday Cards this year! I found Shutterfly a couple of years ago and LOVE THEM. Their website is very user friendly, and it is very easy to upload your picture and create your projects. They also have photo storage options as well. We just got our family pictures taken a few weeks ago and I am so excited to add the pictures onto one of these beauties!
Take a look at some of the designs....
Holiday Love Sketch
Charming Gift Wrap
Bright Splendor
Many Memories Tree

Right now it looks like the majority of their cards are priced at $1.25 if you order 50 or more cards. Envelopes are included! Right now they are also doing free shipping on orders over $25. Use code SHIP25. So what are you waiting for?! Get your holiday cards checked off your list today!! Click here to go straight to all the fun holiday cards.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Valentine's Day

I have been SO bad at posting and I apologize for that. I was trying to finalize my Valentine's Day gifts and plans and found a REALLY cute blog here. Everything from food, gifts, decorations all on one blog! My favorite are the coupons and the different ways to celebrate Valentine's with different kisses

Monday, January 4, 2010

Make 2010 your best year ever!

Sorry for my little hiatus this past week. My parents surprised our family with a vacation so we left Saturday after Christmas and we just got back! We rented a cabin a few hours from where we live and had a lot of fun playing in the snow, playing games, taking naps, fires in the fireplace, tubing, and off roading. It was the perfect way to end 2009.
Now that its the beginning of the year, Christmas is over, let the ORGANIZING begin. I don't know what it is, but I get an itch every year, in fact today I have already organized my sons room. Taken all the clothes that don't fit him anymore and put them into a bin, and rearranged some furniture. One room down, a TON to go :)
Another thing that come's with it being a new year, is that we all get to start fresh! I'm usually not a huge fan of resolutions because 9 times out of 10 I break them within the first week but I'm going to put them up here to remind me of what they are and keep me encouraged throughout the year of what I wanted to accomplish.
In honor of 2010 here are my top 10 New Year's Resolutions....

1.) Send a Birthday Card to all my family and friends for their special day (this one is difficult especially because I have 15 nieces and nephews)

2.) Be better at Reading my Scriptures on a regular basis

3.) Enjoy quality time with my kids instead of stressing out with everything else that needs to be done

4.) Eat out less

5.) Do little things around the house everyday to keep things clean and organized instead of letting it get really bad and then spending days getting it back to where I like it.

6.) Get in the motion of cooking ahead so that we always have a supply of meals for those busy days (this will help us to eat out less)

7.) Continue in my crafting adventures (this won't be hard because I LOVE to craft)

8.) Start up some fun activities to do with my friends ( I LOVE girls night out)

9.) Be attentive to others needs and serve them with love

10.) Take our daughter to Disneyland!

I would love to hear some of your New Year's Resolutions! Leave me a comment below and lets help each other get closer to our golas and make 2010 our best year ever!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Hip 2 Save

I know many of you follow Hip 2 Save to help save money on EVERYTHING. Last week her blog went down unexpectidly due to Blogger thinking she was a spam blog. She's been working hard and her new website has launched. Go take a look!
I don't know about you guys but I am SOOOO glad she's back up. It was kinda nice taking a break from all the deals especially the week before Christmas but I'm ready to get back into the swing of it, and maybe catch a great after Christmas sale or two :)
I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas!! I have alot of fun and exciting things coming out at the beginning of the year and definatly some giveaways so make sure to check back soon!

Friday, December 11, 2009

12 Days of Christmas

My husband and I have been talking about different traditions we want to start with our family and since our daughter is 3 and my son is 5 months anything is fun for them :) I've always wanted to do a 12 days of Christmas for a family and this is the year we're going to do it!!

The first day starts tomorrow (Saturday December 12th) and the twelvth day will end on Christmas Eve. I'm going to try my hardest (try being the key word) to post one day ahead so if you want to join in you'll have time to get everything together. Every Friday I will post for the entire weekend to ensure I don't get behind. This is a fun activity to do for a family, for a co-worker, or anyone that needs an extra smile this holiday season. I got all of the sayings on a family crafts website several years ago.

We picked a family in our church that has several kids that I have grown to love over the past year. I don't want to say too much because they may visit the blog and I woulnd't want to blow my cover before it even starts but I know they will love it and it will be a challenge to keep ourselves secret.

If you're going to join in (pretty pretty please) leave me a comment and tell me who you're going to do it for. Let's spread some holiday cheer together!

so here is goes....

Saturday December 12th: On the First day of Christmas, your true love gave to you- a partridge in a pear tree... Sorry but I couldn't find the partridge so I'm giving you some pears from the tree that the partridge flew away from! (leave a note along with a can of pears or a few fresh pears)

Sunday December 13th: On the Second day of Christmas, your true love gave to you- two turtle doves... Unfortunatly I don't have any, will candy turtles on a bar of Dove soap do? (leave a note along with a few turtle candy and a bar of dove soap)

Monday December 14th: On the Third day of Christmas, your true love gave to you- Three French Hens... The Three French Hens were not available, so I'm giving you some chicken noodle soup, compliments of the Three French Hens. (leave a note along with a can -or 3 cans- of chicken noodle soup).... PS... I'm going to make homeade chicken noodle soup and leave it on the doorstep for dinner! Here is a recipe.

Tuesday December 15th: On the Fourth day of Christmas, your true love gave to you- four calling birds... I can't find those calling birds, but here are four messages they left for you before they flew off. (Leave note along with four messages describing what a wonderful person the gift recipient is)

Wednesday December 16th: On the Fifth day of Christmas, your true love gave to you- five golden rings.. Sorry, I'm too poor to buy five golden rings, but will some golden pineapple rings suffice? (Leave note along with a can of pineapple rings)

Thursday December 17th: On the Sixth day of Christmas, your true love gave to you- Six geese a laying... You don't really want messy geese all over the house do you? How about some of the eggs they left behind? (Leave a note along with 6 eggs)

Friday December 18th: On the Seventh day of Christmas, your true love gave to you- seven swans a swimming... All the swans have flown south for the winter, but here are some of the bubbles they used while they were swimming (Leave note along with a bottle of bubble bath, or a bottle of bubbles)

** Update: I am SOOO sorry that I have gotten behind :( Its just that time of year! So that it doesn't happen again I'm going to post through the rest of the week, please forgive me!**

Saturday December 19th: On the Eighth day of Christmas, your true love gave to you-Eight maids a milking... Here's some milk from the eight maids - we think they must have been milking some brown cows! (Leave a note along with a carton of chocolate milk)

Sunday December 20th: On the Nineth day of Christmas, your true love gave to you- Nine ladies dancing... Here are some canes used by the ladies to help them walk home after they were out dancing all night (Leave a note along with a box of Candy Canes)

Monday December 21st: On the Tenth day of Christmas, your true love gave to you-Ten lords-a-leapin'... After the lords get done leapin' this is what they use for their sore muscles (leave a note along with a bottle of Bengay or other soothing lotion)

Tuesday December 22nd: On the Eleventh day of Christmas, your true love gave to you- eleven pipers piping... Here's a pipe of your own, have fun and don't blow the whole day!! (Leave a note along with a bottle of bubbles and bubble pipe)

Wednesday December 23rd: On the Twelvth day of Christmas, your true love gave to you-twelve drummers drumming... No drummers, we thought you could use some quiet time so here is a special treat we drummed up for you so relax and enjoy!! (Leave a note along with a treat)

Good luck!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

And Last but NOT least...

Today is the last day of our Gift Idea of the Day list. These are some of my favorite. Hopefully you have enjoyed these simple ideas that will make someone's day!
* Stay tuned for tomorrow because I am going to start a 12 days of Christmas countdown* more details to come :)
Soup or soup mix: "Wishing you a 'Souper' holiday season
Apples and Hershey's Hugs: "A teacher can't live on apples alone... She needs 'Hugs' too!
Banana Nut Bread: "If we could choose our friends, and we searched the world through we'd go 'bananas' trying to find a better bunch than you!
Cookies with Sprinkles or Cinnamon: "May your Christmas be sprinkled with laughter and love"
Salsa: "Add a little spice to your holidays"
Stocking or Filled Jar: "Have a fun-filled Christmas this year"
Shaped Sugar Cookies: "Rolling out a batch of Christmas cheer, for someone we think is very dear"
Any type of pie: "Wishing you a scruptious Holiday" or "Just a holiday 'Hi' and a tasty 'Pie'"
Cookie Dough: "Everyone needs a little extra 'dough' for Christmas" or "Here is a little extra 'dough' for Christmas
Fudge: "'Fudge' a little on the calories and enjoy the Holiday Season"
Homeade Ice Cream or a Frozen Treat/ Gift Card: "Here's the scoop- We're hoping your Holidays are a 'Blizzard' of fun"
Ice Cream Snowballs and Hot Fudge: "Here's some packaged 'snowball' treats- just drizzle hot fudge and they're ready to eat"

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Giveaway WINNERS!!

Thanks to all those that entered the Giveaway! Keep checking back because there are sure to be MORE very VERY soon!
I used random.org to pick our winners so without further adieu here they are....
accordingtoberni said...
I love all of your ideas but I think the Bread one is my FAVE!!
December 5, 2009 10:17 AM
carolinagirl said...
December 6, 2009 10:28 AM
Anne said...
I really love the chex gift tag!! if I win it, it is going to the ladies I visting teach at church! :)
December 7, 2009 8:42 PM
We are going to finish up our Christmas Gift Ideas this week and on Saturday we are going to start a 12 days of Christmas that you can do for your friends, family, spouse, and/or children. It's a lot of fun and a great way to count down to Christmas!