Monthly Archives: November 2010

Shutterfly Holiday Cards: So Many Choices

As a designer, I simply can’t make up my mind. I’m always tweaking things here and there, swapping things out, and moving things around. When it comes to ordering something graphic or detailed, I stare and stare at my favorites knowing I can only choose one, wanting more than just one style. I know IContinue Reading

Snapfish Holiday Cards ($50 Giveaway 12/7/10)

And the winner is… Some Lucky Dog! Congrats! I talk a lot about post-holiday sales. I always like to prepare for holidays by purchasing holiday themed goodies when they go on clearance. Last year, I purchased boxes of holiday greeting cards on super sale and we’ll be using them this season. I always make aContinue Reading

Art Every Day: Repurposed Crayons

While doing my Thanksgiving cooking last Sunday, I decided to get a little crafty. We had done some serious house tidying since we were toddler-free. I had been picking up broken crayons from every nook of the house. Frustrated, I began tossing them in the trash. Quite often, I tend to start tossing things thatContinue Reading


Greg and I had a chance to finally put up my IKEA BYGEL goodies last week. Here they are! I LOVE IT! Preparing meals just got *that* much easier! I’m not sure what I’m going to do with the BYGEL dish drainer yet. I need a shorter rail to put over the kitchen sink inContinue Reading

BHG Stainless Steel Cookware (Giveaway 12/3/10)

And the winner is… Rachel Crisman (meeyeehere)! Congrats! On Thanksgiving, it’s great taking home leftovers when we visit with family, but in our house, there’s no way those leftovers would last for as long as we’d like them to. So, I always do my own cooking, making a few extra dishes we really enjoy. WithContinue Reading

Del Monte Cash for Classrooms ($25 Giveaway 11/29/10)

And the winner is Ann F.! Congrats! Del Monte is doing something great for public school teachers across North and Central America. They are supporting them with cash to purchase school supplies and fresh fruit in the “Teacher Monday: Cash for Classrooms” campaign. One hundred prizes totaling $1,000 each will be awarded to teachers whoContinue Reading

Lil Sweet Prince Holiday Cards (Giveaway 11/28/10)

And the winner is… Michelle Tucker! Congrats! Lil’ Sweet Prince, one of my favorite photo card designers, recently got a new site makeover! How sweet is this new look: The new design allows for easy navigation and previewing great photo card designs from 1st birthday invitations to thank you cards before purchasing. If you wereContinue Reading

Walmart’s Marketside Meal Solutions

In this post, I mentioned some unique food sampling opportunities. Among those opportunities, were four days of Walmart’s Marketside meal solutions shipped to our door! Talk about a life saver! Through Marketside’s partnership with leading chefs, bakers, and farmers, they are able to provide the best fresh foods made from all-natural ingredients at affordable pricesContinue Reading

Basic Black Friday Shopping Tips

Black Friday 2006 Greg and I are no Black Friday experts, but from the two times we’ve shopped during that busy time of the year, we’ve learned a few things. I picked Greg’s brain a bit because I was all, “OMG we’ve only done Black Friday twice, what do I know??” He helped me brainstorm.Continue Reading

Walmart’s Black Friday 2010 Deals & Specials

It’s been four years since Greg and I did any Black Friday shopping. It’s loads of fun even without snagging those doorbuster deals. This year, we’re going to rekindle old times and take advantage of Walmart’s “Open House” event. During this event, they’ll be selling toys, home items, and apparel at their special prices startingContinue Reading

Follow Me Thomas

And the winner is… Idaho Jill! Congrats! “Wooo wooo!” is what Jayden exclaims as the train near our house passes by. Jayden loves trains, specifically Thomas and his friends. When we were offered the new Follow Me Thomas to evaluate, we were excited! Let me tell you, it exceeded our expectations! We have a fewContinue Reading

Halloween: Now You See it, Now You Don’t.

Halloween: Now You See it, Now You Don’t.

This post should have been published on November 1st. But because I wanted to include a video I planned to edit, I postponed publishing. I never got around to editing the video. I’ll slip it in here some day. #timewaitsfornoone Halloween has come and gone. I’m a little whiplashed from the process. We prepared forContinue Reading

Let’s Talk About Organic & Local Produce

Taken Summer 2006 in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Because I am becoming more conscious about the foods we consume, I’ve been doing research (as I can) and making plans to consistently buy produce of better quality. I used to think that the best produce came in organic form; produce grown without use of artificial chemicals, fertilizers,Continue Reading

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