Friday, November 27, 2009

Looking for some gift ideas.......

YCMT is starting a new series of quick and easy gift ideas like this cute idea using a whisk and Hershey Kisses.....

ok, you know, they had me at the Hershey Kisses!!

YCMT is also offering free printable gift tags to go along with their ideas-so cute!!

quick, easy, free, chocolate......
some of my favorite words!

YCMT is also running DIY Deals this weekend.......
check it out!!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and good luck with your shopping if you ventured out. I only ran to JoAnn's for some needed supplies and it wasn't too bad. I didn't want to go anywhere the mall!

Don't forget to enter my giveaway for a Melissa and Doug playset!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Cue the confetti, streamers, balloons and giveaway!!

We're having a party......

Wow!! Today is my 100th post! As if that's not enough, I just realized I started my blog one year ago yesterday and last week I hit 50 followers. Waahoo-blow your party horn!!

I can't believe that a little over a year ago, I didn't even know what a blog was and now I've discovered so many wonderful ones.

I've said this before but it's worth repeating-it amazes me how you all share advice, recipes, tutorials and so much all give of yourself to help out others and I know you've made my world a better place. Thanks for the tutorials, the helpful hints, the laughs, the ideas that make me think, the creative thoughts, the list goes on.

My hope is that in this last year, in my 100 posts, that I've helped someone out a little too.

Now, on to the party....

to celebrate my 100th post, I'm having my very first giveaway!

For this giveaway, you have your choice of two cute play sets-chose the one you'd like to win-for your family or for a gift!

The first is the Abby and Emma Magnetic Dress Up Set by Melissa and Doug-my girls love these dolls and I love that the clothes stay on with magnets and you don't have to worry about them falling off! The pieces are big enough for my 4 year old to handle herself but still great for my 6 and 9 year old to play with.

The second is the Pizza Party Play Set by Melissa and Doug. I love all the toppings you can add and that it has its own wooden box, like the dolls, for storage when you're done playing.

I would like to thank CSN Stores for graciously donating the prize of choice for my giveaway. CSN Stores has lots of great options for your holiday shopping from toys to baby needs such as crib bedding to items for the chef on your list

If you would like to enter this giveaway, please leave a comment below with the gift you'd like to win. I know everyone is going to be busy this weekend so this giveaway will go until next Wednesday night, December 2nd when I will draw the lucky winner!
Good Luck and Thanks!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Monthly Craft Challenge

This month the craft challenge over at Heidi's Blue Eyed Blessings is photo projects-can't wait to get some ideas for Christmas gifts!

I haven't started any of my gifts yet (tsk, tsk) so I'm sharing something I made last year for my mom. My oldest daughter and I traced her hand and then cut two out of felt. I made a hole for her photo in one, glued them together with the photo in between and then put some ribbon on it. We made one for all my kids and my sister's two kids.

A handprint and photo all in one!!

Head on over to Blue Eyed Blessing to check out some great photo ideas and to Today's Creative Blog for some other great ideas!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I've been very lucky lately.......

Yesterday I found this yumminess in my mailbox!
You know they had me at the Hershey kisses!!
I won a giveaway for a purse set from brown paper packages last week-oh yeah!
brown paper packages -a blog written by two college best friends who don't live close to each other nowadays-has lots of great ideas and tutorials. Two that are on my to do list are this new one for decorative clothespins and this one for art clip boards-I want to make one of these for each of the kids for our playroom.
This brag book is the cutest little book for pictures-I can't wait to add the new school pictures we'll be getting soon.

There's also a two year calendar and a notebook-both with my initials. So pretty!

I think these purse sets would make great Christmas gifts for friends and the girls' teachers. I can't wait to start using mine. Check out how to make them here.
Thank you to Angela and Sweetpea for the great giveaway, great tutorials and a great idea for some Christmas gifts.
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Monday, November 9, 2009

12 days of Junkie

and this doesn't mean tomorrow will be 12 days of me eating my kids Halloween candy!!

no.....we won't be talking about my's much better than that!

Laurie at Tip Junkie is having 12 Days of Giveaways!!

2 Giveaways each day!!
Each giveaway lasts for 24 hours so head on over and check it out!!
Good Luck!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Trick or Treating According to an 18 Month Old......

get carried to the first house because you have no clue what is going on, quickly realize what is going on and what a good thing it is, walk to the next house on your own, get a candy, open that candy, eat that candy while skipping a few houses, finish candy, go to next house you come to, repeat from walk to the next house on your own....... and don't forget, when not actually eating a candy, hold a wrapped candy in your mouth to keep it safe.

No, he didn't just see a ghost, he just realized he couldn't get out the door for more trick or treating!!

We had a fun time trick or treating tricks here, just lots of treats! We had beautiful weather-a bit windy, but it only added to the Halloween fun.

Tired, tired trick or treaters....... very quiet ride home........

only one didn't fall asleep on the way home-that's her hand up in the right hand corner of the picture letting us know she's still awake!

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