Holiday Gift Idea: Shutterfly Photo Books #SFLYphotobook (Giveaway – closed)


Pictures are worth a thousand words, right? Whether it’s to commemorate a special family moment or just capture the everyday memories, snapping photos of our lives is as easy as pulling out the cell phone that we all seem to have right on-hand nowadays. And while sharing pictures online is quick and easy – and [...]

Bake some love this Valentine’s Day with NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE®! (24-hour giveaway – CLOSED)


As a child I grew up on NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® chocolate chip cookies. To this day, I don’t even consider any other kind when I’m looking to make some yummy chocolate chip cookies for my family – we go straight for the Toll House semi-sweet morsels. Because my feeling is, why mess with perfection?  And [...]

Giveaway: $50 Tiny Prints Gift Certificate (CLOSED)

Over the past year, I’ve done a couple of contests for gift certificates to Tiny Prints – a wonderful card and invitation company that provides good-quality, attractive cards that can be personalized with your own message and photos. Last fall I reviewed their holiday cards, and then over the winter, the Valentine’s Day line. And [...]

Review and (quick!) Giveaway: (Part 1)


With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, everyone’s thoughts turn to greeting cards and fun, creative gift ideas. Whether you’re buying for your significant other, your kids or everyone you care about, it’s easy to get stuck in the same rut of having to decide between candy or stuffed animals. But nowadays there are so [...]

Holiday Gift Guide – Review and Giveaway: Christopher Pop-In-Kins


Gift Guide Categories: Gifts for Kids
Like most families, we have our holiday traditions. And they involve what most of you would consider the ‘usual’ ones – going through the Advent calendar every December, or setting out cookies and milk for Santa on Christmas Eve. But thanks to Christopher Pop-In-Kins, we have a wonderful new tradition [...]

Review and Giveaway: Tiny Prints


Every year around Thanksgiving time, I drag my husband and three daughters to any one of a number of local photo studios to get holiday pictures taken. The process itself is usually stressful, but somehow we always seem to manage to end up with photos that I love, whether we’re doing a family portrait that [...]