Celebrate Your Holiday Memories with Hallmark {Review & Giveaway}

I love Hallmark but no time of year makes me think of the Hallmark brand more then the holidays. From their ornaments, to their cards, and small gifts they have completely captured how to keep our most valuable holiday keepsakes close to our hearts for many years to come. Now that I'm a mom I love that they have many things that not only hold memories but products that also make this time of year … [Read more...]

Capture Holiday Memories With Shutterfly! $50 Giveaway!

Many are in shock about how early all the Christmas stuff is coming this year. We already see the commercials and here I am on the subject myself but I am so excited. I love this time of year and I love all the decorating and family time involved around the holidays. I love so much about it. The moment fall rolls around I hit the basement and pull out the decor. Once the house is all put together … [Read more...]

Make Your Own Glittered Ornaments! DIY!

Last year I ended up with extra red garland from my tree that I didn't need and didn't want it to go to waste. I cut it in half and decided they were the perfect length to twirl around my curtain rods. My regular curtains in the living room are green colored so it made them look really festive. I thought adding red glittery ornaments would be the perfect touch but the problem was when Christmas … [Read more...]

Join Me – Facebook Chat with Kodak & Bonnie Marcus! #KodakHoliday

Got an hour tonight to hang? Then why not join me for chat around Holiday Cards! What: A Facebook Chat called Holiday Cards 101 – Gifting and giving back. The chat is the second of a two-part series, sponsored by Kodak. When: Thursday, December 8, at 8 p.m. ET.  It will last 1 hour. Where: Kodak’s Facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/Kodak; There will be a tab on the side of the page: Chat … [Read more...]

ThinkGeek.com $50 Gift Card Giveaway!

My kids are hard to buy for. I'll admit that. So are pretty much everyone else on my list. The problem is that even though we know the people close enough to buy them the perfect individual gift we get caught up in the cookie cutter gifts that almost every other store in the local mall carries. You want to knock the socks off the person you're buying for but at the same time want them to know how … [Read more...]

Shutterfly Holiday Cards Review & Giveaway! THREE Winners!

I love Shutterfly. They are my #1 pick for online photo printing. They are also the first place I go to make my Christmas Cards. In fact last year I used Shutterfly to make two different holiday cards. See, I've used other companies and they seem great online. I've actually used them all but the real difference is when you make that purchase and your order comes in and you see the quality. It's … [Read more...]

10 Holiday Tips I Try To Follow

I can't believe the holiday season is approaching so quickly! I've started learning their are tricks to staying on top of things and believe me when I say I need all the tips and tricks to manage to pull the holidays off smoothly. 1. Clear Out Around this time I go through the kids rooms. I remove all the toys they are no longer using and pull out all the clothing they are no longer fitting … [Read more...]

Tiny Prints Holiday Christmas Cards Rock!

  Last year I nailed our Christmas Cards. I really put a lot of effort into the photos and made sure that the photos and the card I chose went together. Sometimes having just the perfect photo doesn't make the perfect card. Find the card that perfectly suits that photos is key to bringing the whole look you are going all together. This year I want to do something sweet and simple. I want to get … [Read more...]

Ablaze Candles Review! Stunning Holiday Centerpieces!

I love candles but not for their scent. I love using them in my home for decor. I love the way they can put personality into a room.I know that sounds really silly that I'm not the fan of the actual candle as I am of the ambiance that it gives. I love that calming glow you get when you have a lot of candles lit at once. I especially love candles that light a room up in a special way like Ablaze … [Read more...]