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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Kidsbooks Review & Giveaway

Max is super into games right now - he will sit and do the same puzzle over and over and over, and really loves the games that Daddy or I will play with him. He's getting to the age where he's really competitive about it too, which can be funny. I really love sitting down and spending time with him doing these fun activities.

I was recently given the opportunity to try the Giant Family Fun Seek & Find book. This book is huge, and there are page after page of fun scenes with lists of objects to find. I really like that there is a regular list, and a "beginner" list so that Max can "find" items on his own- the list is images, so it doesn't matter that he can't read! The book even comes with a fun magnifying glass.

We are really having fun as a family trying to see who can find the items the quickest!

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Fine print:  Giveaway ends December 29. US only, 18+ This is not a paid post. I was given the same product that the winner will receive. All opinions are my own. 

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Snapfish Review

I am a photo junkie. I take pictures like there is no tomorrow. Seriously, my camera is permanently out on the side table next to me on the couch, an arm's length away so I never miss a moment. I am totally *that* mom, but I don't care. I'm pretty organized with my pictures, I upload them to my computer weekly, and keep folders by month and year. And I'm good about uploading them onto Facebook to share with my family and friends, but that's where it stops. I'm terrible about getting them printed and displayed. I try to get them uploaded to an online site, but I just never have the money to print that many pictures out, and I certainly don't have time to get them all into albums. It's on my to-do list though.

Every now and then, I do try to get a family picture or two made for my wall or desk. I recently had the opportunity to try out snapfish, and it timed out perfectly with our family pictures. Snapfish had so many different options of products that I really had a difficult time choosing what I wanted. Literally, I spent hours going back and forth. I liked the price option of photo books, and they had some really cute themes to choose from.

My first choice was a canvas print of my favorite shot of the kids. I have a canvas of the kids from shortly after Caroline was born, and I love the way it looks on my wall, and I get so many compliments on it, that I knew I needed another one. I liked the different options, and I picked a simple 16x16, gallery wrapped canvas. The uploading feature was super easy and shipping was super quick. My canvas came in and it's super awesome. It fits perfectly in my house, and I'm already getting more compliments. Honestly, I just can't think of another way of printing a picture that gives me more warm fuzzies than a large canvas. Seriously, if you don't have one in your house, do it now.
I also decided that I needed something for my office. I started my job in August, so there are not too many personal touches yet. I decided on a framed print of the same picture (it's my favorite!!) and a collage mug of all my favorite shots. I love seeing my babies at work all day, and it makes me so happy. The frame is a nice touch to my window ledge, but the mug is extra big (for more coffee!) and it's totally my style. Creating the mug was easy - I just picked the pictures I wanted, and it automatically put them in the grid for me. I picked the background color I thought complimented the pictures the best, and decided against adding any text. I think it would be nice if you could put the pictures where you wanted, but that wasn't an option. I just kept randomizing until I was happy with it.

I couldn't be happier with my products, and the prices were completely comparable to any of the other photo websites out there. I love doing personal, photo gifts for Christmas, and if you are thinking about doing something similar, I would highly recommend checking out snapfish! I'm thinking personalized calendars for the grandparents would be a huge hit!

Disclaimer:  I was provided a gift card that I used to purchase these products, but all opinions are 100% my own, and I was not paid for this post.