Friday, November 30, 2012

Swap, Swap, Swap...then Swap some more!

Ok, all of my November swaps in one fun package-loving post.

Candle Swap~
Hosted by: Dawn's Disaster and Unorganized Chaos
Swap from Marci @ Life With Joys


Ornament Swap #1~
Hosted by: Living in Yellow and Dreaming of Dimples
Swap from Danielle @ Secrets of a Sweet Southern Girl


Ornament Swap #2~
Hosted by: Tutus and Tea Parties and Robyn's View
Swap from Hilary @ Sweeping Mama


November Cara Box~
Hosted by Wifessionals
Swap from Sara @ Gone Yonkers

Pack of bag clips, YUMMY hot chocolate, Christmas stickers, some socks...I feel like maybe there was candy enclosed, but I think I ate it.

Thank you SO much to everyone!  I think all of the stuff I swapped for is perfect!!




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I Love My Post~Blog Hop


Welcome to the I Love My Post blog hop where we invite you to link up your favourite post of the week, to show it off and hopefully receive some love from the others partaking in the hop!

If you are yet to participate in a hop they are really simple to get the hang of all you need to do is 'hop' around, hopefully finding some new great reads! 

The Rules are simple.
1. Check out and follow the hosts (Number 1 2 3 and 4) Leave them a comment if you would like them to follow back.
2. Choose at least 3 other blogs and hop on over and leave them some love, plus let them know how you found them - I'm sure they would love it if you followed as well!
3. Have Fun and come back next Saturday.

Please just don't link up and click off to make this successful everyone needs to hop around!

Your Host’s this week are:
Sarah from Life in a Break Down
Bex from Futures
and our lovely co-host’s are:
Dawn from Dawn’s Disasters
Michaela from Adventures of a Yorkshire Mummy

If you would like to be a future co-host please get in touch with Sarah by emailing her at: sarah@lifeinabreakdown.com

I would love it if you would tweet, share on facebook or place our button on your blog, the more sharing we can get happening the bigger this hop can become!

ILMP

Thank you too all of you who made sure you actually followed the hosts and co-hosts last week!

Say hello to the lovely Michaela from Adventures of a Yorkshire Mummy our Featured Blogger of the Week!
I'm loving this post from the lovely Michaela - her answers to The Christmas Tag, I had great fun doing Georgina's tag myself and it's lovely seeing other peoples answers as well, Christmas is a time where everyone seems to come together.
~ Sarah

If you fancy being next week’s featured blogger make sure you follow all the rules give you hosts and co-hosts a follow and Sarah could be calling on you next week to come and feature with us.




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What? Tiny Prints Has Another Sale?!?

Tiny Prints is going crazy this week with sales!  Take 25% Off through the weekend. So you still have time to get a great deal on the best personalized holiday cards,Christmas cardsHanukkah cardsholiday party invitationscustom photo gifts, and everything else on their site.

For the rest of the weekend, when you checkout, just use the promo code WKDSALE1112 to get 25% whatever you just created.

If you're a Tiny Prints regular, you don't need me to tell you how incredible their stuff is. If you are not familiar with them, now is the time to check them out. Their site is easy to use and you can personalize all of the cards, invitations, gifts and more with your own text, pictures, and personality.

There has never been a better time to buy from Tiny Prints and this sale ends Sunday at midnight Pacific Time, so check them out today!


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Continued Awesomeness from Blurb

Today through Monday, 12/3 create the perfect pesonalized gift and get 25% Off with Blurb when you use promo code HOLIDAYTHANKS. Blurb books are a great way to make thoughtful gifts for friends and family. Also, don't forget, with Blurb you can now create a photo book in just 1 night by uploading your Instagram and Facebook images. To receive your Blurb Book by Christmas, using ground shipping, the deadline is 12/10! Don't miss out on these great savings and create your Blurb book today!

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Day 30 - Your favorite song at this time last year

Yea, last song of the Challenge...it's gotta be a good one!




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Deal of the Friday


Tiny Prints Deal of the Day:
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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Day 29 - A song from your childhood

Yes, Kylie is awesome still, but anytime I think of a song from the 80s, this one pops up first.  Which is odd, because I was WAY more of a Debbie Gibson fan for most of my childhood.  So, get up and dance now :)



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Cardstore Deal


"Tis the season for giving, and today only, with Cardstore, the more joy you give, the more savings you get. Have you ordered your holiday cards yet? I don't blame you if you haven't had time yet between cooking, hosting, cleaning, and taking advantage of all of the Black Friday sales. There's a super simple way to cross this item off your to-do list AND save some major cash! Upload that adorable family photo from your pre-Thanksgiving feast, check out Cardstore's huge selection of holiday cards (and invitations), pick your favorite, and personalize it with all of your information. Today only, use Coupon Code CCN2355 and get $35 off any order of $50 or more, and for those bigger lists of family and friends, $75 off orders of $100 or more… a happy holiday for everyone this year! And don't forget to have your addresses handy. If you upload them to Cardstore, they will address your cards, stamp them, and send them for FREE! No more waiting, start creating!





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Deal of the Thursday

Tiny Prints Deal of the Day:
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Deal of the Wednesday


Tiny Prints Deal of the Day:
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Tiny Prints Extends Their Cyber Monday!!!!!

Wow!  What great news...if you missed the Tiny Prints Cyber Monday/Tuesday 30% Sitewide Sale, they are extending for another two days! You can still get a great deal on the best custom holiday cardsChristmas cardsHanukkah cardsholiday party invitationscustom photo gifts...everything on their site is on sale for two more days, today and tomorrow, November 29. 

Just use the promo code CB12 when you checkout to get this awesome deal.

If you have used Tiny Prints before, you know how great their products are. If you have not, you are missing out on the best custom cards, invitations, and gifts. Their site is super easy to use and you can personalize everything by writing your own text, uploading pictures, and making everything uniquely you! 

There has never been a better time to buy from Tiny Prints and this sale ends tomorrow at midnight Pacific Time, so check them out today

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Dress-Tination with Old Navy

WOW!  Guess what I got to do with my girl friend, April?  GO SHOPPING WITHOUT THE BEANIE BABIES!  How fun!  I joined CrowdTap a bit ago (go HERE if you would like to join).  Little did I know I would get to participate in a "Sample and Share" so soon!

I LOVE FREE stuff!  Really, who doesn't?  So, when given the option to apply for and Old Navy "Sample and Share", how could I not do it?  We did our homework, even before I was selected.  Looked online and decided which dresses we wanted to try on.  When we talked about which ones we liked, it was the same style!  The we talked a little more...it was the same color!  No wonder we're such good friends ;)

After being selected, April and I set a date, got The Hubs to watch the Beanie Babies and took off for Old Navy at Eden Prairie Center.

We went into the store and saw dresses right away.  So, we started looking for our sizes.  We were a little sad that we went through the selection so quickly, as we hoped to try on a lot of dresses.  There was a salesperson near by, we asked her if there were more dresses anywhere in the store.  She said that those were the only regular priced dresses and the clearance dresses were located in the back.

On the way to the fitting rooms, I decided I should look for a pair of shoes to wear while taking the pictures.  Well, we looked at some really cute boots...then realized they were KIDS sizes.  Good thing I have small feet, right?  So we looked for a size 5.  Found it!  Woop-woop!

The fitting rooms were BUSY.  They needed to have been cleaned out, but luckily, there was a gal waiting for her friend to finish trying on clothes and she showed us which two rooms were empty.

Ready?  Dress Number 1:  I picked out the dress I thought I would like the LEAST.  I also had a pink pattern in a different size and a solid black.  This one looked the best.  While it was comfortable, it wasn't practical for me.  Not something I can wear on a date with my basic-black-only wearing hubby and not something I can wear to chase around the Beanie Babies.

Alright, now you know what I look like.

Ok, get over it.  I'm weird looking.  I don't photograph well, so I don't get my picture taken often.  ANYWAY, back to the task at hand...


The one we both liked from online.
Dress Number 2:  Oddly enough, we both chose dress number 2.  I liked mine a lot more than I thought I was going to.  First off, it's sleeveless.  I have gross upper arms.  They're pretty hidden in the picture, though.



Vestido Numero Tres:  We've nick-named this the "cleavage dress" because it is very loose at the "V".  I tucked mine into my bra so everything would stay in place and not bulge out.  April was able to lay the fabric in a way I could snap the picture before anything escaped.  Large-chested or flat chested, this was not a good look.



The Fourth and Final Dresses:  See what I mean, not a very large selection.  We picked out each dress in our sizes.  I liked the striped one on April.  She didn't so much.  


The blue was the one I liked online, but as you can see, bulgy where no woman wants to be bulgy...



At the check out aisle, there were three registers open.  It went pretty quickly.  I went up to the cashier and handed him my coupon.  He scanned my dress and read the coupon.  His eyes got big and said something along the lines of "a FREE dress?  I need to sign up for this!"  I told him that it was a great deal and we had fun, but I thought that companies usually frowned upon it's employees getting the free deals.  He had a little sad on his face then.  He finished my sale and told me to come back.

A good time was had!  And to recap, this is the dress I went home with, even though it's winter in Minnesota:



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TT~Meet Leslie!

YAY for another episode of Traveling Tuesdays!  Here's Leslie, from Violet Imperfection!  I met Leslie through hopping and am SO glad I did!  Here she is:

Dawn’s Disaster

This is a great way for me to learn more about my bloggy friends and to help promote their blog.  So, once you're read their fantastic post, stop by their blog and leave them a note.  Tell 'em you stopped by from Dawn's Disaster :)  If you'd like to be a part of my Traveling Tuesdays, give me a holler or stop by my contact page!



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Hello readers of Dawn's Disaster! My name is Leslie and I blog at Violet Imperfection.






My blog is a little bit of everything, crafts, cooking, DIY, Disney love and of course tales of being Mama to my little girl Violet. I also co-host a linky party called Raising Imperfection on Sundays, my motto is nothing is perfect and I want to make sure Violet grows up without the pressure of feeling like she has to be perfect.




Mamahood is a strange thing, nothing and I mean nothing can prepare you for this sweet little bundle they place in your arms. You may have an idea of what type of Mama you want to be but I think we can all admit we have done things as Mothers that we swore we would never do or simply thought we wouldn't.


Here is my list of things I thought I would never do as a Mama, mind you Violet is only 8 months old so I am sure this list will keep growing.


  1. Co-sleep. Never in a million years did I think I would share my bed with Violet but it happened. Sometimes you do what you have to in order to sleep. Violet had extreme reflux and having her sleep propped up in our bed was the only thing that worked for months. Now that she is in her own crib, I miss her sweet snuggles.
  2. Be calm. I was a pretty high strung person and I still have my moments but the minute we brought Violet home this zen took over. I never thought I would be the laid back parent, my husband on the other hand is the nervous one.
  3. Let Violet watch TV. Now I knew she would watch TV eventually but remember how she had reflux, well the first few months from about 4 to 8 pm the only thing that would calm her down were the Baby Einstein DVDs. Thank goodness for those DVDs, they helped my sanity immensely. She watches Sesame Street now and I am okay with that, she loves it.
  4. Need Time Away. We tried for three years to have Violet, I swore I was never going to let her out of my sight. Hahahaha! Are you laughing with me? I quickly learned that even if I ran out of the house for 30 minutes after my husband got home it was a great thing for me. Mamas need time, even if it is only for a little bit. Violet has had two sleepovers at my parents in the last month and we need that time. It is good, I never thought I would say that!
  5. Put my child in a box so I could finish my lunch. That sounds awful, let me explain. Violet is very active, she is close to walking at 8 months, this is not bragging just a fact. My husband brought home a box for her to play in and she loved it. So I put her in, gave her some of her puffs and she went to town....when she ran out if puffs, I flipped some goldfish crackers in there from my lunch, I was happy, she was happy.


See, no emotional damage.






The biggest thing I have learned in eight months of being a Mama is to not judge other Mamas. You don't know what they are going through, I think on the whole we Mamas need to stick together and laugh at how naive we were before we became parents!


What have you done as a Mama that you thought you would never do?






A big thanks to Dawn for letting me guest post today! I hope you have enjoyed my Mama musings and hope to see you over at Violet Imperfection.












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Deal of the Tuesday


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Monday, November 26, 2012

Cyber Monday Extension for Treat Card Club!!

You can still save up to 60% on Treat greeting cards with the Treat Card Club.

Treat' Cyber Monday sale went so well that they extended the code CYBERTREAT through Wednesday. You can save 30% on their already discounted card packs for two more days.

You can literally do all of your holiday greeting cards with Treat, and make each one of them completely personalized! 

What is the Treat Card Club?

It's a really cool way for you to get major discounts (Up to 60% off through Wednesday) and save a ton of time at checkout by pre-ordering greeting cards in bulk. 

Here are the Cyber Monday Prices:

18 Card Pack: $1.39/card, 60% Off Regular Card Price
12 Card Pack: $1.57/card, 55% Off Regular Card Price
6 Card Pack: $1.74/card, 50% Off Regular Card Price

The more cards you send, the more you save with the Treat Card Club.

Treat offers three card packs (6, 12 or 18 cards) which provide significantly greater value (personalized card) and lower cost per card than what you could expect to pay for a generic greeting card at retail.

You can use the cards in your packs to create and send any card from the Treat collection any time you want. And, redemption of cards can be applied during any current or future card purchases. Once you use up all the cards in the pack, Treat makes it easy for you to replenish your card stock if you'd like.

Treat's card plans take the hassle out of buying and sending cards, and they make it super easy, crazy fun, and totally personal to create a card for someone special. Treat takes care of the rest. 

So check them out today to take advantage of this amazing deal. 


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Shutterfly Sale {not advertised}

Hey readers!  Sorry I'm bombarding you with specials today.  I just heard from my friend, Matt, that some special readers get to have an EXTRA 20% off of their order!  Go HERE and use promo code EXTRA20!!!!  Offer looks good until 11/28/2012.

Would you like to be on my email list of fun specials?  Use my contact form here, use SPECIAL LIST for the subject, to let me know.

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Need A Card For 39 CENTS?

Order your cards from Cardstore for only 39 CENTS each!
Use Code CCN2639.  Order TODAY ONLY, the sale is over at 11:59pmPST 11/26/2012.

Cyber Monday Event! $0.39 Holiday Cards & Invitations + FREE Shipping


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Deal of the Monday

Tiny Prints Deal of the Day:
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Another Cyber Monday Deal!

For one day only, you can save up to 60% on Treat greeting cards with the Treat Card Club.

For Cyber Monday, if you use the code CYBERTREAT, you can save 30% on their already discounted card packs.

You can literally do all of your holiday greeting cards with Treat, and make each one of them completely personalized! 

What is the Treat Card Club?

It's a really cool way for you to get major discounts (Up to 60% off on Cyber Monday) and save a ton of time at checkout by pre-ordering greeting cards in bulk. 

Here are the Cyber Monday Prices:

18 Card Pack: $1.39/card, 60% Off Regular Card Price
12 Card Pack: $1.57/card, 55% Off Regular Card Price
6 Card Pack: $1.74/card, 50% Off Regular Card Price

The more cards you send, the more you save with the Treat Card Club.

Treat offers three card packs (6, 12 or 18 cards) which provide significantly greater value (personalized card) and lower cost per card than what you could expect to pay for a generic greeting card at retail.

You can use the cards in your packs to create and send any card from the Treat collection any time you want. And, redemption of cards can be applied during any current or future card purchases. Once you use up all the cards in the pack, Treat makes it easy for you to replenish your card stock if you'd like.

Treat's card plans take the hassle out of buying and sending cards, and they make it super easy, crazy fun, and totally personal to create a card for someone special. Treat takes care of the rest. 

So check them out today to take advantage of this amazing deal. 

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Cyber Monday is BOOMING at Tiny Prints!

It's time to buy your holiday cards, invitations, and more. 

Just in time for the season, Tiny Prints is offering 30% off everything on their site. Custom holiday cardsChristmas cardsHanukkah cards,holiday party invitationscustom photo gifts...you name it, it's on sale for two days, today, Monday November 26 and tomorrow, Tuesday November 27. 

Just use the promo code CB12 when you checkout to get this great deal.

If you have used Tiny Prints before, you know how incredibly awesome they are. If you have not, you are missing out on the best custom cards, invitations, and gifts. Their site is super easy to use and you can customize everything. You write your own text, upload pictures, and make everything uniquely you! 

There will never be a better time to buy from Tiny Prints and this sale ends tomorrow at midnight Pacific Time, so check them out today

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ModCloth As You Wish Sale!

The ModCloth As You Wish Sale featuring some of their most popular items starts today! The ModCloth As You Wish Sale is a unique sale of the “Most Wished For” items and includes 100s of fan-selected styles at 25% off for a limited time! The styles were voted on by ModCloth's customers through the Be the Buyer Program, Tweets, Pins, Likes, Votes, & Wishes! Don't miss out on this great opportunity to save on these beloved pieces.

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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Great Deal at Blurb.com!


What a GREAT DEAL from Blurb!  Today through Monday, 11/26 create the perfect personalized gift and get 25% Off with Blurb when you use promo code HOLIDAYTHANKS. Blurb books are a great way to make thoughtful gifts for friends and family while letting you unleash your creativity. Also, don't forget, with Blurb you can now create a photo book by uploading your Instagram and Facebook images. Don't miss out on these great savings and create your Blurb book today!



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Super Sunday Sync #11

Only 106 Link ups last week.  Let's make 140 today!
Please help spread the word...Tweets Welcome!


This week, Kera and I would like to welcome Daydreaming Realist as our Guest Host!  We are so excited that she said she would take the time to Guest Host with us!


Rules for the "Super-est" hop ever:
1)  Link up a family-friendly post (or your homepage if it will always be decent) that you think is SUPER!
2)  GFC follow your hosts {Dawn and Kera} and guest host {Daydreaming Realist}.  We also appreciate (and return) any Facebook Likes, NetworkedBlog and Twitter Followers.  Be sure to leave a comment, we'll follow you back on any and all of them!
3)  Visit the blog before you, and a few others {the more, the merrier} and follow them.  We're all looking to have more followers, that's why we're hopping, right?  Remember to leave a comment and we'll follow you back.
4)  Grab a button and put it somewhere people will see.  We'd love for this hop to really take off and be a weekly event!

Super Sunday Sync

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