Showing posts with label Holiday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Holiday. Show all posts

Monday, January 6, 2014

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Housewarming Gift

I keep trying to think of a present that would be personal and also go with a new house.  I hate getting people gifts that they will not use, unless I can use them of course :)

I saw this cute saying and decided to do this.  This gift can be used for many occasions. How wonderful!

Bread so you'll never go hungry. 

Candles so you'll always have light through the darkest times.

 Honey so you'll always enjoy the sweetness of life. 

Olive Oil so you will be blessed with health and well-being. 

Salt so there will always be flavor and spice in your life. 

Wine so you will always have joy and never go thirsty.

Include some of my favorite things (send it my way please!) - Italian bread, Yankee Candle, Organic Honey, Italian Olive Oil, Sea Salt, and Barefoot Moscato wine!  Put it into a big basket with a hand towel that will be used in the kitchen.  Everything will be used one way or another!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Shutterfly 2013 Holiday Cards

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I thought of the best Christmas Card idea ever - we wear matching red sweaters with a white collared shirt underneath and do an 80s pose.  I saw the pose on a movie and instantly thought it would be a good laugh instead of all the boring Christmas cards people usually send.  I always use Shutterfly for my photobooks and want there to check out their 2013 Christmas Collection.  Go there now!
Hello Save The Date/Christmas Card!
We all know how much I love the photobooks, so be sure to check them out -- great presents for Grandparents if they are filled with a years worth of photographs.  BEST PRESENT EVER!
Shutterfuly also has a Tri-Fold card that would make an amazing Christmas card, but can also double as a Save The Date!   Because my wedding costs keep building (Pinterest you lied and said it is possible to have a wedding under $6k Boo) I am looking everywhere to save a few dollars - this tri-fold doubles as both :) 

There are so many new card designs for Holiday Cards 2013
o   Classic: Traditional colors, iconic illustrations, aspirational sentiments, snowflakes, monogram
o   Contemporary: trend forward colors, texture and layering, water color techniques, shine, glitter, Instagram pictures are perfect for this style
o   Whimsy: humor and nostalgia meet, fun sentiments
o   Merry and Bright: all about color and having fun
o   Religious: metallic type treatments, incorporated story ideas
o   Photo Basics: multiple colors, vertical type, family name highlights

Interested in all these new designs and ideas?  Shutterfly and I have joined up to give you $50 to use on the site!  Just enter using the giveaway links below!
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Be sure to join in on the Pinterest Party --  #PhotosYouLove on October 16 at 8 PM ET!  You never know what interesting ideas you will see at this Pinning Party (tm)!

I am  have been compensated with product as per FTC regulations and love it!  

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Personalized Gifts!

With wedding season in full swing and then baby season not to farbehind I thought I would let everyone know about Treat.  First off there are so many options it was hard to decide what to look at first.   

Birthday, Engagement, Wedding, and Graduation  Cards to name a few!

For a limited time you can get free shipping on their gifts - mugs, calendars, etc. Go try it out :)

Interested in winning some? Well follow these steps and you can win 5 Treat Card Credits! 
Be sure to leave your messages below! This is a flash giveaway with 4 methods of entry! 

-Mandatory: Visit and comment with your favorite card name and who you would send it to
-Like SAHM&TW on FB
-Follow @SAHMandTW  on Twitter
-Comment about the weather or your life 1x/day for extra chances!

I have been compensated with product in exchange for posting this campaign but love it!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Natures Sleep Slippers

    Save up to 50% with this code :  BEARS50. 
    Use for any purchase off of the website at

    Slippers are another pair of shoes that get added to my collection.  One thing that I absolutely love is the soles.  They are not the typical soles that slippers have, they are like my Bear Paw shoes - they have a Hard, Durable sole! Even thought I have tiny feet and the Small was still large on me, they did the job.  I had an open-toed slipper in Mocha.  The Mocha's color is like the cappuccinos from Sheetz.  Yum!   They were so comfy and when I first woke up and was bumping around to get coffee, they saved my toes from getting stubbed! So in the long run, I will have to say these were pretty good slippers, especially if you use the discount code above! Any lady or man would love to have these for their V-Day gift! Just make sure you get something else, like a cute outfit to sleep in or get her nails done :)

    One LUCKY entrant will WIN a pair of Nature's Sleep Slippers! They come in sizes: Small, Medium, Large & Extra Large. You can choose an open-toed slipper in: Lavender, Pale Blue or Mocha. And, they also have a closed toe slipper that come in: Pink, Pale Blue & Sand. 

  • High quality Genuine Nature’s Sleep Next Generation Memory Foam
  • Provides pressure relieving comfort all day long
  • Naturally conforms to your foot in cool comfort
  • Distributes weight to reduce pressure points and improve circulation
  • Ideal for indoor use on multiple surfaces
  • Attractive style and look
  • S, M, L, XL
  • Inner sole 75% cotton/25% polyester; outer sole thermoplastic rubber; lining 100% polyester
  • Designed in the USA, Made in China
  • Nature’s Sleep Memory Foam are CertiPUR-US® approved

  • Slipper Size Male Shoe Size Female Shoe Size
    Small 5" and under 5"-6" and under
    Medium 7" and under 7"-8" and under
    Large 9" and under 9"-10" and under
    Extra Large 11" and under 11"-12" and under 

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    Saturday, November 24, 2012

    Help our local clinic!

    Help save our local animal clinic Catnip Acres!  They provide services to animals in our region!  The local area vets have filed complaints against them regardless of the help they are doing for our area furbabies!  Find out more information on Facebook.

    All you have to do is sign the petition at:

    Help Catnip Acres stay in Greene County!!
       A complaint was filed with Franklin Twp. Zoning Board, stating that Catnip Acres is in violation of zoning ordinances. November 27, 2012 at 5:30pm, a hearing will be held to determine if we can stay open. Catnip Acres has spayed and neutered over 10,000 cats in Greene County and there are many more that still need done. We are here to serve the pets of Greene County. We believe a show of concerned citizens showing up at the hearing will influence the decision. If anyone would like to speak on our behalf, please call Franklin Twp at 724-627-5473. If you are unable to attend the meeting please send a letter on our behalf to: Franklin Township, 569 Rolling Meadows Road, PO BOX 752, Waynesburg PA 15370. Thank you for all your support it means so much to all the cats we've helped and still need our help.

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012

    Python Printable Games-Halloween Party Games~Review and Coupon!

    This is the first year that my daughter is starting to understand holidays.  I love that sheis just discovering the meaning to all the different holiday traditions.  I tried to explain to her the concept of carving pumpkins last week.  She was really confused!  I found that making crafts and playing games really help her understand what is going on this time of year.  Earlier this year, I was able to try Python Printables Mother's Day games and was really pleased.  So when I was able to try their Halloween Printables, I knew my daughter would enjoy them!

    The party pack has forty different printable games including:
    Crafty Pumpkin Decorating Ideas, Pin The Head On The Monster, Werewolf Spot The Difference, Halloween Costume Word Search, Halloween Coloring Pages, Halloween Synonyms For Kids, Chew On This Candy Names Game, Halloween Scavenger Hunt, Halloween Memo Match For Kids, Halloween Crossword For Kids, Halloween Maze Game, Escape From The Garden Left-Right, Naughty Or Nice? Coloring Game, Gross Facts Trivia, Monster Mash-Up Charades, Teen Terrors Mad Libs, Chocolate Trivia, Spooky Halloween Word Search, Costume Party Paper Dolls, I LEFT It RIGHT There! Left-Right, Halloween Newlywed Game Questions, Cubicle Chaos Mad Libs, Spooky Slumber Party Mad Libs, Fangs For The Memories Vampire Trivia, Left In The Dark Left-Right, The Grim Reaper Word Search, Pirate Language Game, Horror Movies Crossword, Twisted Horror Movie Titles, Stephen King Books and Movies Trivia, Scary Synopsis Horror Movie Trivia, Who's The Bad Guy? Trivia, Halloween Picture Match Game, Trick Or Treat Trivia, Teen Twilight Crossword, Who Am I? Halloween, Name That Candy Bar Game, Gross Cooties Trivia, and Pumpkin Picture Match Puzzle! 

    There were quite a few games that were suitable for my toddler.  There are games for every age group but I was impressed that there were some for even the real little ones.  The paper dolls were a huge hit and since I downloaded them, I can print extras whenever she tears one.  This would be great for a school Halloween party or even a party at your home.  Since the entire party pack is only $19.95, it is a cheap way to entertain a group for a long period of time. 

    I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

    Tuesday, October 23, 2012

    It's Red Ribbon Week!

    About Red Ribbon Week(via National Family Partnership):
    "The National Family Partnership organized the first Nationwide Red Ribbon Campaign. NFP provides drug awareness by sponsoring the annual National Red Ribbon Celebration. Since its beginning in 1985, the Red Ribbon has touched the lives of millions of people around the world. In response to the murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena, angered parents and youth in communities across the country began wearing Red Ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the killing and destruction cause by drugs in America. 
    Enrique (Kiki) Camarena was a Drug Enforcement Administration Agent who was tortured and killed in Mexico in 1985. When he decided to join the US Drug Enforcement Administration, his mother tried to talk him out of it. "I'm only one person", he told her, "but I want to make a difference." 
    On Feb. 7, 1985, the 37-year-old Camarena left his office to meet his wife for lunch. Five men appeared at the agent's side and shoved him in a car. One month later, Camarena's body was found. He had been tortured to death. 
    In honor of Camarena's memory and his battle against illegal drugs, friends and neighbors began to wear red badges of satin. Parents, sick of the destruction of alcohol and other drugs, had begun forming coalitions. Some of these new coalitions took Camarena as their model and embraced his belief that one person can make a difference. These coalitions also adopted the symbol of Camarena's memory, the red ribbon. "
    How to spread the word:

    • Wear a Red Ribbon 
    • Give Red Ribbons to spread the message
    • Plant a bulb to bloom
    • Display posters
    • Talk to your children about drugs!

     Find out more:

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012

    I-X Trick or Treat Street in Cleveland Giveaway!

    I was searching for places to take my little one for Halloween this year.  Since she is so little, I had a hard time find something that wasn't too scary for her. I found the I-X Trick or Treat Street and it seems perfect for her!  We are planning a trip this weekend!
    The opening of I-X Trick or Treat Street is only a few days away. This spooktacularevent with rides and candy for kids 10 and younger will be at the I-X Center  October 20&21 and October 26-28. Parents can bring their kids in costume to Trick or Treat through 12 themed candy stations, play a game of Ghoulish Mini Golf, ride ponies, eat great food, and enjoy the fun amusement rides and attractions! Special guests Garfield and Care Bears will appear on select weekends along with magic shows and everyone's favorite, Jungle Terry!  

    New this year is the Family Pumpkin Pack for just $44.99, available at Marc's while supplies last, which includes 4 admission tickets as well as a parking pass! 

    Tuesday, October 9, 2012

    Tomorrow is Unity Day!

    Unity Day was developed to help end bullying.  Kids every single day are being bullied and most feel like there is nothing that they can do to stop it.  We can end bullying if every parent and adult becomes informed!

    How can you help spread the word(via National Bully Prevention Center):
    What are your true colors when it comes to bullying? If you care about students who are bullied and want bullying to end, make your color ORANGE on Unity Day, Wednesday, Oct. 10. That's the day everyone can link together—in schools, communities and online—and send one large, ORANGE message of support to students who have experienced bullying. 
    Ways to unite on Oct. 10: In your school, home or community: 1. Wear the color orange. 2. Write the word “UNITY” on your hand, on your notebook, or on a poster to hang in your locker or hallway 3. Set up a “unity” table. a. Hand out orange “unity ribbons.” (Create your own ribbons. Purchase a spool of ribbon at craft or dollar store. Cut into 12” strips. With black marker, on the ribbon, write UNITY, “The End of Bullying Begins With Me”, or create your own bullying prevention message) b. Give the opportunity to donate for the ribbons and send the proceeds to PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center.  
    Online: 4. On Oct. 10, update your Facebook status to “UNITY DAY, October 10th— Join the movement to make it orange and make it end! If you are being bullied, you are not alone. Unite and be a champion against bullying! 5. “Share” the Unity Day event with your friends.6. Post pictures of anyone wearing orange to this UNITY DAY Event page. 7. Sign “The End of Bullying Begins With You” Petition.

    October is National Bullying Prevention Month! If your can't be involved in Unity Day, try to help spread the word in other ways.

    Monday, October 8, 2012

    Unreal Candy!

    The name says it all, Unreal.  When we first received it I automatically checked out the food facts on the back of every box/bag. The simple fact is this candy is amazing!   When I think of candy I always think about my teeth getting cavities or the kids becoming little chubsters from all  the calories in them.  My belly really does like this almost as much as my tastebuds!  As I was browsing the website getting all the information to give readers and people attending the party, I saw something that thought I never would on a candy website.  They were promoting eating fruit - see below!  

    Why Fruit


    The first thing I noticed different about this candy was the coloring.  When I was sampling the Chocolate Candy Shell Peanuts I pulled out a greenish color to show the group.  Many giggled and said it looked like crushed peas, but tasted like goodness! 

    What makes UNREAL™ products unique?

    Our candies contain no artificial flavors, preservatives or hormones; no GMO’s (genetically modified organisms); no hydrogenated oils; and no corn syrup. Instead, we use real sugar, natural oils, and real milk. Also, you don’t need to travel to a fancy health food store or pay a premium to buy our candy, it’s only available where junk food is available.

    One of the main things I wanted to share with everyone is how different the Nutrition Facts are from the Unreal brand compared to a well-known brand.  See them below! 

    The full taste of actual chocolate was astonishing in these.  If you love chocolate, hot cocoa, and a smooth texture than these are for you! 

    If you can actually make candy that includes peanuts less than 250 calories, bring them to me!  Well lookie there, Unreal did!  This type of Unreal candy was great - it even had a more natural peanut taste than the "other" brands do.  

    How can you do this?  I feel like Pinterest is ruining my diet because I recently found a "salad" that this would be amazing to make out of.  Yum Yum! 

    I love apples, but this candy bar did taste better.  How can it only have 170 calories?  Because it is Unreal! 

    Because many people love the peanut butter covered in smooth chocolate, I knew this would be a hit.  I loved that people keep saying how good it is and they can not believe it is less calories.  I replied, "It is Unreal!" Ha...Ha..Ha....  (:

    After we tried all the candy and everyone was presently surprised with their goodie bags, the first question was "Where can I get this?"  Well just go to this link :)    If you want to keep track of the company and watch out for coupons do not forget to LIKE them on FB!

    Saturday, October 6, 2012

    Mad Hatter Day!

    Today we celebrate silliness! So go ahead and be as silly as you want today!

    Friday, October 5, 2012

    Get Your Sexy Halloween Costumes at EdenFantasys!

    Support Breast Cancer Awareness - Enter to Win $500 Prize

    Well it's already October so that means two things Halloween and Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Luckily, EdenFantasys has both things in mind!

    Right now, there are so many sexy costumes for women and some for men too!  I have been pleased with everything that I have ever bought from them so I know that their costumes are good quality.  The women's costumes vary from classy sexy to barely there sexy; there is something for everyone!  I was impressed with their selection also.  Right now there are over 200 costumes for men and women in stock.  They have a lot of the standard women's costumes like the naughty nurse and sexy maid.  But they also have a wide selection of different ones too.  

    Some of my favorites are:
    Fire Captain

    Pin Up Sailor

    Retro Stewardess

    While you are shopping, keep in mind that EdenFantasys is holding a Support Your Tatas Sweepstakes! Right now enter to win a $500 gift basket & a $500 EdenFantasys shopping spree with every eligible toy purchase from California Exotics, Doc Johnson, Evolved Novelties, Fun Factory, Jopen, and Lelo! Plus when you enter, 5% of all proceeds donated to Breast Cancer Research!  You have between Sept 28th through Oct 12th to enter. 

    You can find out more but checking out their websiteFacebook or Twitter!

    This post was sponsored by Eden Fantasys. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.

    Happy Birthday Trista!

    Today we are celebrating Trista's (3rd)annual 25th birthday!!  
    From this...
    To this!
    Happy Birthday!

    Monday, October 1, 2012

    Celebrating Our Roots~Italian-American Heritage Month!!

    Happy Italian-American Heritage Month!!

    This is a picture of the ship my great-grandfather came to America on.

    Celebrate by making your favorite Italian meals all month long!

    Buona giornata!

    Thursday, September 27, 2012

    We decorated for Halloween!

    My toddler is really into making decorations.  It is almost weekly now that we have "birthday parties" and she makes me decorate and make party hats.  So last week I busted out the glue sticks and construction paper and we made some fun stuff.  Here are some pictures of a few things we made.  We also made a Mickey Mouse bat mobile and other small bats and ghosts.  Mind you, these were made by a two year old!

    (I made this.)

    Saturday, September 8, 2012

    Wholesale Halloween Costumes~Review

    It's that time of year again! Time to start decorating for Halloween and looking for costumes.  I have always loved Halloween but I really get into it now that I have a daughter.  Last year, my daughter insisted on being Minnie Mouse.  Only problem?  I could not find a costume in her size anywhere!  I ended up driving an hour to a toy store after I called every store near us.  I knew that this year I was going order her costume online. has a huge selection of Halloween costumes for all ages.  I had such a hard time deciding on what costume to get my daughter. She sat on my lap and after a long chat, she chose the Little Red Riding Hood costume.  I think she chose it because her MeMaw calls her Little Red.  

    The costume was really cute!  It was a little wrinkled but that is because she made me put it on her as soon as I got it came in the mail.  It was easy to get on and off, which is key with a newly potty trained child.  Last year, she complained the whole time we were trick or treating that her costume was itchy.  This one didn't seem to bother her at all.  My only issue was the size.  It said it would fit most 2t-4t girls.  My daughter is only 2t but it seemed too short.  She would definitely have to wear something under it.  Overall, it is a great pick for Halloween!  We even liked it so much that we bought a Tinkerbell costume for her too.

    I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.

    Sunday, July 29, 2012

    It's Rain Day!

    Every year our hometown of Waynesburg, Pa celebrates Rain Day.  It was always a big deal growing up (and still is), and it shuts down the main street all day. 

    The History of Rain Day:

    "John Daly was the Rain Day Prophet, who kept the tradition alive that was started by his father Byron, when he bet a hat that it would rain on Rain Day. In keeping up the night vigil (usually in a yellow slicker, hat & umbrella) sitting on the courthouse wall waiting for the first drop of rain to fall. He was almost always rewarded for his efforts and would give a gentle smile, put up his umbrella and head for home after the first drips fell. 
    John Daly had won hats from such notables as Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Johnny Carson, Cassius Clay and Arnold Palmer just to name a few. He also would bet local TV personalities from the Pittsburgh Area. In 1967, he bet Del Miller, who owned the Meadows Race Track in Washington, PA. That year, not only did Mr. Miller give John Daly a hat, he gave him a complete set of racing silks. 
    John Daly kept a box under his bed of the hats he had collected over the years. Many years ago, a non-profit talked Mr. Daly into donating his hat collection for a fund- raising auction. The hats were sold to the highest bidders! Special Events Commission has tried several times to determine the purchasers of the memorabilia unfortunately, to no avail, and none of the hats have never been recovered. 
    In more recent years, the Special Events Commission has won hats from people like Jay Leno, Fran Drescher, Mario Lemieux, Jaromir Jagr, Troy Aikman, Mr. Rogers and Mr. McFeely, The Dixie Chicks and Chubby Checker. Harry Anderson, star of TV's Night Court, was the unsuspecting bettor in 1988; that year it didn't rain, so the commission sent Harry a hat. The hat appeared on the bookshelves behind his desk on the set for several episodes next to his armadillo."-
    If you were wondering, it has rained 113 times out of the last 137 years.  Not too bad! The day is filled with games, bands, food, and other entertainment.  Look at this cutie who was in the Baby Rain Day contest a few years ago!
    Happy Rain Day everyone! 


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