Archives for November 7, 2012

Happy Holidays with Shutterfly!

It’s already November and the Holidays are almost here! I can’t believe how fast time goes! One of my favorite things about the holidays is sending and receiving Holiday cards. I love sending out photo cards every year. My favorite is Shutterfly! This year they have a wonderful new collection from traditional colors and embellishments to merry and bright colors that take on a modern feel. What I really like is that they do have something for everyone!  They have such a wide variety that it always takes my son and I a good hour or more to decide which one we want to pick and add our photos to! We usually pick our three favorite designs and then narrow it down from there. My favorites this year are the Holiday Cards.


I love that there are tons of choices and you can even click on your favorites to compare them and make a choice! I can’t wait to order my cards this year from Shutterfly! My son and I do this every year right after Thanksgiving. It’s become a family tradition in our house.

We have also teamed up with Shutterfly for an early Holiday giveaway! 

Giveaway prize:  $50 off order of $50 or more (excluding tax and shipping & cannot be combined with any other promos (expire 12/14/2012 – no extensions) You must be a subscriber to enter! Leave a comment below telling us why you would like to send photo holiday cards! Deadline to enter is November 12th, 2012. One winner will randomly be selected from all entries!

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*This is a Shutterfly sponsored post in which I have or will receive product or compensation but opinions are my own.

“Melissa & Doug Terrific Twenty List and Giveaway”


It’s starting to look like the Holiday season is here! What better way to get ready then to start looking for gift suggestions and to start shopping for our little ones! Melissa & Doug  has an exciting list called Terrific Twenty which suggests 20 Holiday Gifts for 2012. [Read more…]

Southern Living Complete Quick & Easy Cookbook


It’s a fact: carpools, soccer practice, work deadlines, and homework have all cut into the time you have to plan and prepare dinner. Whether you’re a beginner in the kitchen or a seasoned cook, you need practical and delicious dinnertime solutions for your family, and Southern Living’s Complete Quick & Easy Cookbook (October 9, 2012; Oxmoor House; $24,95/Paperback) has those solutions.

One of the cookbook’s most exciting features is the “make ahead” icon. This book will tell you what can be partially or totally made ahead and how much time is needed to prepare each recipe. There is even a special notation when a recipe can be made in ten, twenty, or 30 minutes or less. In addition to these features, the book includes more than 250 taste-tempting photographs.

This cookbook is just perfect for busy moms! I like this book because there are so many recipes that can be made so fast & easily! Some only take 10-15 minutes from beginning to end! Delicious recipes such as Garlic Fried Chicken breasts and Easy Enchilada Casserole. One of my favorite sections in the book is “Healthy ‘n’ quick” with recipes such as Southwestern Tabbouleh Salad & Roasted Garlic-Potato Soup. There are also delicious and easy Soup recipes such as Caramelized French Onion Soup and Homestyle Potato Soup. This is really a Mom-Must-Have for this Fall! For more information, go to

  We have teamed up with Oxmoor House to offer our readers a Fall giveaway! One winner will win the Southern Living Complete Quick & Easy Cookbook! You must be a subscriber to enter! Next,leave us a comment below telling us the name of your favorite Fall time recipe! Deadline to enter is November 12th, 2012. One winner will randomly be selected from all entries!


The Tree That Bear Climbed Written by Marianne Berkes and Illustrated by Kathleen Rietz. Found at Sylvan Dell Publishing

A Chain of Events Story With A Twist!

The Tree That Bear Climbed is a creative twist on the classic tale, The House that Jack Built. Young listeners and early readers will love the rhythmic repetition as they learn about the many parts of a tree. [Read more…]

scünci® Ponytailer Bracelet

The perfect accessory that doubles as a bracelet and a hair tie!

Wear just one scünci® Ponytailer Bracelet or a few to rock out a great hairstyle, or stack a few on your wrist to sport the stacked bracelets trend! scünci® Ponytailer Bracelets are available in nine complementary colors and styles and match any outfit!  [Read more…]