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Friday, October 29, 2010

Save Money with Shutterfly this Holiday Season



You know, it's almost that time of year when the Christmas greetings start rolling into your mailbox. I love when my box is filled with brightly colored envelopes, instead of the usual bills. I enjoy opening up each card that a dear friend or family member sent to my family, and the photo cards are my very favorite. You know the ones with the gorgeous photos of those smiling faces you love the most. When I started a family, I knew I wanted to send out those same gorgeous cards, not the generic ones you buy in the store. But, ohmyGAH! Have you been to a professional photographer who offers amazing "deals" on cards? You get like 12 cards for 35 dollars. What?! Who can afford that?? Let me tell you, you can still have those amazing cards to send out without taking out a loan. Have a friend take pictures of your family, or learn how to use the timer button, and just have fun with your favorites! Trust me, you think it's going to be impossible, but digital cameras are amazing because they have that little erase button, so you have unlimited tries. Even if you take hundreds of shots, you are bound to get one gem. So now that you have your favorite pictures (or pictures) the really hard part start. Choosing this year's Christmas card.


Shutterfly.com has lots and lots (and lots) of amazing cards that can take you amateur picture and make a professional holiday card. Seriously, these cards are stunning. This Peppermint Pink Christmas Card is in first place so far, my my family's card. I LOVE the pinks. (Goes well with the blog, doesn't it??) Good luck picking out only ONE card. (Well, who says you only have to have one card.....)
With all the money you are saving by not buying from a professional photographer, you can go ahead and get some Christmas gift tags and invitations while you are at it.
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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Winners!


The winner of the Storkie giveaway is #3:
The winner of the That's Caring giveaway is #141:
Congratulations to the winners!
All winners have 48 hours to respond to my email before a new winner will be chosen.

Pear Tree - Holiday Review and Giveaway


I haven't written about Pear Tree for a few months, but you know I have to talk to you about Christmas cards, right? Christmas is in 2 months. (AGHHHH!!!!!) so you don't have much time to get your family pictures taken and your cards ordered.

Pear Tree Greetings has just unveiled their new line of Christmas cards and they sent me several to check out. As usual, I'm thrilled about the quality of the cards - heavy 100 lb Matte Card Stock, which is also 100% post-consumer recycled. The photo Christmas cards have great picture quality. They are just beautiful. I love the fresh, fun colors, and there are such great ideas, some that I have never heard of - one of my favorites is the storybook layout card - there is space for pictures and text so you can include favorite memories throughout the year, kind of like a holiday letter and Christmas card all wrapped in one. So neat. There is also an amazing selection of party invites and thank you cards. Please promise me you will check them out. I also received a sample packet of thank you cards, including regular thank you cards, and Holiday thank you cards. Letting someone know you much you appreciate them is a very important thing. Anytime someone cares enough to spend money on your, or take time to help you, or even just offer their friendship, it's important that you take the time to let them know how much it means to you. Pear Tree offers an amazing selection of beautiful designs and colors, something for everybody.

And aren't you just so excited that one lucky reader is going to win a set of thank you cards?!


Leave a comment letting me know the best thank you card you either received or sent.


Extra entries for :
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  • Enter any other giveaway I have going on

Required stuff: This is not a paid review. I received product in exchange for the review, but these are my own opions. Giveaway ends November 3 at midnight.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

PartyLite Review

You may have heard of PartyLite, or maybe not. If not, listen up. PartyLite is kind of like Tupperware. You can host a party or become a consultant, or you can just buy up every thing your little heart can see, because trust me, you are going to want it all. The PartyLite website is awesome, because they list all their products into easy-to-navigate categories, and even have sections categorized by who you are buying for. I wish I could list every item you could buy, but there is just not enough time, so I really have to struggle and narrow it down to just a few of my favorites. But please check out the website to see all the options. Do it now, I'll wait.

With Halloween only TWO weeks away, you know I have to feature these cute little kitties!! I want them all. The three smaller tealight holders are just so sweet. And I love the face on the Sly Black Cat Holder. Perfect for decorating.

If you love candles like I do, but have a worrier husband, like I do, then PartyLite's new Scentglow Warmers are the perfect compromise. You get the great scent and glow, without the worry of a flame. And they are seriously cute. You just pick your melt (or mix and match to create your own scent!) and you have a new candle anytime you want. Very cool.

I want this Change-O-Luminary! The luminary comes with 6 magnetic panels, so you can keep yours plain, or change it with the season. So neat! I love seasonal decorations that I can leave up all year round. Love.

PartyLite sent me one of their new square, 5-wick candle in Cinnamon and Bayberry and the gorgeous glass holder. Let me repeat myself, FIVE WICKS!! It's huge, and more wicks, means more amazing scent. YAY! My house smells like Christmas. It's awesome! I'm super happy with the look (even though one of the wicks was broken off when I pulled it out of the box.) and I'm super happy with the scent. I've been to the PartyLite website several, and I do mean several, times picking out my next gifts. For others, and for myself. ;o)

Disclaimer: PartyLite sent me product in exchange for this post. I was not compensated in any other way, and this is 100% my own opinion.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Winners!


The winner of the Otterburn gift certificate is #10:
mogrill said... 10

I like the Baby Birth pillows. So cute.
Thanks for the chance.

The winner of the Shutterfly giveaway is #26:
The winner of the My Baby Clothes Boutique gift card is #87:
Congratulations to all the winners!
All winners have 48 hours to claim their prize before a new winner will be chosen.

That's Caring Review and Giveaway

"We designed our packaging and shipping process so that when a That’s Caring basket goes off into the world, it tiptoes, not stampedes, across the Earth."


Don't you just love that? That's Caring is a company that offers amazing gifts and focus on packaging and shipping processes that are as green as possible, using recycled materials and buying local to be as evironmentally friendly as possible.
The afternoon break cookies look so good! Four different kinds of homemade cookies and five kinds of hot chocolate. Sounds good to me!

The fresh start package would be the perfect housewarming gift! This basket has everything you need to clean your house, but the best part is they are all environmentally friendly and biodegradable. No harsh chemicals either.

That's Caring has gift sets for pets too! I love this large dog gone green package. Included in this set is a hemp rope toy, hemp bone toy, pet wipes, and for the lucky doggie's owner, a set of note cards. Best of all proceeds from Earth Dog products go back to kody's fund, a non-profit organization that funds spay and neuter programs.

That's Caring sent me a tub therapy in lavender to try out for myself. This set comes with body butter, natural bar soap, liquid hand soap, bath salts, shower gel, and a soy candle, all in the lavender scent. I really loved the recyled basket! I'm reusing it to hold some of my sewing fabric. Just doing my part. :) It's really great.

The products are very nice too! The same day I got my package, I treated myself to a nice little mommy-spa. I lit the candle, and had a nice little bath. I was very pleased with all of the products I used and the scent is very nice and soothing. A really great side note: all of these products come from The Enterprising Kitchen, a fair-trade, nonprofit enterprise that provides workforce development and support services for women working towards self-sufficiency and economic independence. That is so amazing.

Check out That's Caring for even more awesome gift ideas!
One lucky MLG reader is going to win the same tub therapy in lavender that I reviewed!

Mandatory entry: To be entered to win, visit That's Caring and let me know your favorite item!

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Disclaimer:
Giveaway ends October 19 at Midnight. Continental US readers only. I was provided product in exchange for this post. All opinions are 100% my own.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Storkie Express Review and Giveaway



It's that time of year again! Time to start getting that perfect family photo and working on your Christmas Card list. I love the holidays, when there is a new envelope in the mail every day with Christmas (or Hannakah or Holiday) greetings from the people you love the most, sharing their letters and photos. I keep all of mine every year, and hang them up through the winter. There are so many different places you can create and order your Holiday Greetings, but may I offer one suggestion, check out Storkie Express. They have a generous selection of Holiday and Christmas Cards, Photo Cards, and even custom stamps, which is something I've never heard of! (Oh and they have other kinds of invitations and stationary as well!)

Storkie Express graciously allowed me to review a set of Holiday Cards, and let me tell you, it was incredibly difficult to choose. I originally thought I would do a photo card, but 1) I am just not that on-top-of-it and didn't get pictures done in time. I'm not super mom, by any means. And 2) I just fell in love with the Diamond Flower Modern Holiday Card. I love the color combination, I think the blue, grey and white are just so winter, and the red just pops in all the right places. The pattern along the left side is so pretty, and the open space on the right is perfect. I loved the wording and the font, and didn't want to change a thing, even though you have to option to completely customize everything about this card! Love that! Designing and ordering from the website was a breeze. I've been on some sites that just seem too much of a hassle and downright impossible to navigate. Storkie Express was great, and I couldn't be happier with my Holiday cards. The cards are printed on 110lb cardstock, so they have a nice, heavy feel. They are even more gorgeous in real life, and I love that you can get your return address printed on the envelopes to match. I was just 100% satisfied in every way, shape, and form. I will definitely be ordering from Storkie Express again.

Giveaway:

$19.95 Value, 1 sheet of custom postage stamps with standard shipping for the stamps (1 sheet has 20 $0.44 cent stamps)
These are so cool! You can choose a design to match your cards, or upload your favorite picture! How neat!!



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Disclaimer:
This product review was made possible by the
Double Duty Divas. I was not compensated for this review other than a product sample provided by Storkie Express Inc. All opinions are 100% mine. Giveaway ends October 17 at Midnight.