Monday, November 19, 2012

Free Treat Cards!

Have you ever wanted to give a card and wished that you could make it more personalized but if you're like me, you're far from professional when in comes to making homemade cards?  Well, your holiday checklist just got shorter!  Create and send a totally personalized greeting card from Treat for FREE. Whether saying thanks for Thanksgiving, wishing a best friend a holiday birthday, or simply sharing the holiday cheer with a just because card, Treat lets you create a one-of-a-kind card that is sure to impress.  
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Aren't these awesome!?  I can't decide which ones I'm going to pick!  Have fun with it and enjoy!  Happy Thanksgiving!  

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

And the Winner Is...

I used to choose the lucky winner!

Jamie@Thrifty Veggie Mama!  Congratulations!  Please contact me @ with the email you would like your $50 gift certificate sent to!  Hope you enjoy your cards this year!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Tiny Prints Christmas Cards Giveaway

I am so excited to order my Christmas Cards from Tiny Prints this year!  Last year, one of the cutest Christmas cards I received in the mail was from Tiny Prints!  The paper quality was great and the colors were perfect!  I made a mental note and now that Christmas is fast approaching, I started browsing the site to see what the options were this year.    I love the contemporary and trendy designs and also that the back of the card has just as much detail as the front!  Here are some of my favorites...

Don't you just LOVE them!??  So, currently, I am narrowing down my picture options and will find the best card to fit the picture/s I choose.  I may share the finished product with you when I get them.

If you are like me, you send out enough Christmas cards every year to almost break the bank, so Tiny Prints has offered to do a giveaway to one of my lucky blog readers for $50 gift certificate code!  In order to receive an entry, leave a comment telling me how fabulous you think Tiny Prints Cards are as well as how much you LOVE reading my blog.  If you would like to receive another entry (for a total of 2 entries), start following my blog on my sidebar and leave a comment letting me know that you are now a follower.    The ending date will be Nov. 12 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.  I will choose one lucky winner through on Nov. 13 and will announce the lucky winner that day on my blog.  Best of luck!

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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Happy Halloween!

This year, I attempted something I had never done before.  

It all started with the idea that I wanted this year's costumes to be dental themed since this is probably one of the last year's that I would be able to convince the boys to play along.  So I brainstormed ideas and decided to make the boys "Tooth 1" and "Tooth 2" (thinking along the lines of "Thing 1" and "Thing 2" from Dr. Seuss).  Then the idea evolved a little more and I thought of making Kai as himself and myself the tooth fairy.  I searched everywhere online for teeth costumes, but was unsuccessful, so I decided that I would try to sew them on my own!!  If you know me, then you know that this is not something I do often.  I have only made a baby blanket, which you can see here, in my adult life and I knew this was going to be much tougher.  

I couldn't find a pattern online, or even a good idea, so I brainstormed some more.  I drew a very simple sketch on a sticky note and went to the fabric store to pick out fabrics similar to what I had envisioned.  I had several whites and silvers in my cart.  I pushed my cart up to the cutting desk and sought advice from the girl working there.  I explained that I was a beginner and shared what I wanted to do.  She told me that while the satin fabric would look great, it would be very tough to work with because it would slip so much.  I debated, but in the end decided on the satin fabric because I wanted it to look great and liked a challenge.  The silver fabric was a non-fraying kind that made my job with cutting out the letters much easier.  I took everything home and got started right away.  

The whole project only took a couple of days of on and off working.  I worked mainly while the boys slept, but was also able to work on it for an hour or so while they were awake and they loved "helping".  In fact, while I stuffed the teeth, they took the extra batting and scattered it on my craft room floor and pretended they were having a huge bubble bath.  They are so much fun!  I was surprised at how much easier the job was than I imagined it to be.  They certainly are not perfect and if you are great at sewing, please don't look too closely, but I was really happy with how they turned out!  

Trick or treating was SO much fun!  People loved our theme and kept asking where I had found the costumes.  We had quite a few people come up and ask to take our picture, which was completely unexpected.  I had only hoped that everyone would be able to guess the theme of our costumes without me having to try and explain what we were.  Both of the boys loved getting candy.  Kelton stayed behind at every house to "talk" with everyone he met.  He made tons of new friends.  The costumes also proved to be extremely warm and also cushioned a few would-be nasty falls from each of the boys in their eager attempts to get to the next door and get more candy.    

I'm not sure if I'll make our costumes again next year.  I haven't even started thinking about it yet, but at least I know that it's possible!  

Kasen was scared that if he smiled, his "filling" would crack ;-)