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Thursday, December 29, 2011

I'm Craving Subway, Win with Me

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gift Card Weekend for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

I love the Spicy Italian on Italian Herd and cheese bread!


Gilbert the Gift card Machine is giving away $10 gift cards to Subway! How do you win? All you have to do is like The Facebook page for Gift Card Weekend, click "enter to win" then accept the App, put in your shipping info and viola! You are all set up for the whole month! You can add entries daily if you want. The entries carry to the next day so you don't have to enter everyday, the 1st one goes into all the drawings! 

Want even more entries? Share with your friends! You get an extra entry for each friend that enters through your link! After you sign up, you are given the option to send a message to specific friends as well as post your link to your Facebook wall! Since your friends can also enter everyday, if they use your link that's even more entries!

Your friends only have to like the page to give you extra entries.

The giveaway for 12/23-12/31 is a $10 gift card to Subway. But check the page often for other awesome giveaways!

What is Gift Card Weekend? Gift Card Weekend is a once a year event. On January 6-8 2012 people who received gift card for the holidays get special perks for redeeming their gift cards that weekend! If you received a gift card for Christmas one of the retailers partnered up with Gift Card Weekend, visit Gift Card Weekend to find out what the perks are! Here is a list of retailers:

  • Marriott
  • Giant Eagle
  • Spa Finder
  • Lowe's
  • Buca di Beppo
  • Adidas
  • Bass Pro Shops
  • Applebee's
  • Sephora
  • Subway
  • Regal Cinema
  • JC Penney

So make sure you enter to win, and redeem your gift cards on Gift Card Weekend (January 6-8 2012)!

Let me know what great deals you got!

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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Holidays!

Just a quick note to say Happy Holidays to your family! May the next year be Magical!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Passing the Torch- Breastfeeding blog hop with linky!

I have been following this blog hop for several months. As Jen from Life with Levi passes the torch for the Hop to Erin and Lori (The Slacker Mom & The Gnomes Mom) we write this week about passing the torch! This means so many things to everyone. For the purposes of the breastfeeding blog hop it means to me that I am passing the torch of breastfeeding to my daughters.
Amber turned 10 when we told her we were pregnant with Charlotte. Because of her age I am able to share a lot of things with her about taking care of a baby. She is going to remember all of these things when she becomes a mom. The best message I think I have passed on to her is how good breastfeeding is for baby and for mom. She understands how it works, why we feed babies this way and she even knows that at first it hurts, but that it is worth it!
When Amber has her own children I will be "passing the breastfeeding torch" to her!

This is a blog hop so be sure to check out the other posts below! Please feel free to add your own "passing the torch" posts to this linky!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

I Caught Santa - 50% off code!!!!!

This year Amber has grown out of Santa... 2 years ago we had "the Santa Talk" which coincidentally included the Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny etc. And Charlotte is too young to understand Santa. But next year we will definitely be catching Santa in our house! 

I have a code to get "I caught Santa" for 50% off! Just use the code "SANTA50" for the discount!  
Step 1: Upload a photo of your home!
I think it would be neat to take a photo of your child sleeping in their room and put Santa there!

Step 2: Choose Your Santa! 
Step 3: Share your photo! You can easily print or email your photo. You can also share it quickly on almost  ANY social media like Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Blogger, Wordpress, Linkedin, Stumble Upon etc.  

Imagine the look of wonder and surprise when your child receives a photo of Santa caught in the act in his or her very own home. iCaughtSanta.com is a unique website that helps visitors create those memorable keepsake photos. 
In three simple steps anyone can upload a holiday photo, add Santa Claus and print it as proof… or share it via Facebook and Twitter. Last-minute shoppers can purchase Gift Cards and eGift Certificates for loved ones with children, making iCaughtSanta.com a great gift idea even if you don't have kids yourself. 

Merry Christmas

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Winners from Charlotte's 1st Birthday Giveaway Gala!

Thank you so much to everyone who entered. This is the first time I have put something together like this so I think it turned out awesome! I have amazing readers (you guys) and the sponsors were great too! If you are feeling thankful, please take the time to let the wonderful sponsors know!
We had 2 double winners!!!! Julie and Sharon were both drawn for 2 separate prizes! You ladies should buy a lottery ticket!
Everyone has been emailed so if your on here please check your spam folder! Without further adieu, here are our winners: 

FuzziBunz                   Dagmar 

Uh Oh Industries         France, Shannon

Kota Couture              Julie B

Stinky Kids                 Sharon  

GoGreen Diapers         Flora

Rockin Green             Kathleen

Wham-O                    Julie B   

Lotus Bumz                 Christina

The Knotty Corner      Amy

Bebe Bee Couture       Sharon

Rump Arounds             Debbie M.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Birthday Party Tips: a 1st birthday in Hindsight

OK Charlotte's 1st Birthday was wonderful. She had a blast! Mom on the other hand was a mess!
Here's why:

  • We planned her party in another state so that everyone who wanted to be there would be able to. So, I packed everything myself and loaded up the truck because Hubby had to work and we would leave straight from there. I made a point to make some of my own decorations. I forgot the Giant Poster Board "1"'s That Amber and I worked very hard on!
  • I also constructed a Mini Banner to string along the high chair for her Big Cake Smash! AND I actually remembered to bring it... But I forgot to put it on the high chair. But as you can see, Charlotte didn't even notice! 
  • I also didn't get around the party much. There were some guests who should have gotten a little more face time with our Birthday Girl. I must formally apologize to those family members here, I'm sorry! 

So here are my "hindsight" tips:

  1. Appoint tasks to some helpers- Have someone in charge of decorations, including the special handmade with love banner for the high chair! Someone in charge of making sure food is refilled as necessary etc. Someone to take photos! Maybe even a list of photo opportunities to look for!
  2. Make as much of the food as you can the days before so you aren't cooking day-of!
  3. Make a checklist!!!!! You can find them all over the internet! 
  4. Have someone, besides you, check your list when you are "done" cuz you may not be "done"
  5. Maybe not have Black frosting on the Smashing Cake... unless you like purple baby faces :)

Please make me feel better by telling me your birthday party mishaps, tantrums, meltdown, catastrophes, etc!!!

And dont forget to enter Charlotte's 1st Birthday Giveaway Gala!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Birthday Freebies for you!

Reformatted list based on the one from That Freebie Site
I had to share in honor of Charlotte's birthday Today!
  • Anthropologie Birthday Coupon = 15% off!
  • Payless Shoes Birthday Coupon = 20% off!{go here, then scroll down to enter your email address}