Monday, November 22, 2010

Christmas Card Time!

Have you ordered your Christmas cards yet? Already have them ready to address and mail out? Completely lost track of time and haven't even gotten started? lol don't worry, I haven't either. This time last year I had everything ready to go except for writing addresses on the envelopes. This year is a completely different story. I've been telling myself for a month to get started on my cards. This year I want to use a photo card to make things special since it's Abby's First Christmas :) I took cute holiday pictures of her the first weekend of November at the Holiday House so that I would have a festive picture to use on the cards. Yep, took the pictures...haven't even started editing them yet. Then I decided I wanted to take some pictures in her Christmas tutu to possibly we did that this past weekend and nope, haven't edited any of those yet either. Now I'm beginning to slightly panic since Thanksgiving is in two days (!) and I have not gotten started on my Christmas cards.

The one thing I am sure of is that I will be ordering my cards from Shutterfly. I have used Shutterfly in the past for ordering prints and I always love how everything turns out. I went browsing through Shutterfly's Photo Christmas Card selection and I was thrilled to find such a wonderful variety. At first I wanted to use just one picture...then thought about adding a family picture...and now after taking all these cute tutu pictures and after looking through/editing her pictures I have several to choose from. Of course I can't make my mind up on just one or two so I'm happy to see that Shutterfly has several card options that allow for numerous pictures. This is a wonderful thing for someone as indecisive as I am (lol I can't help it). Now I have the impossible decision of choosing just one cute card background.

Since my parents love receiving pictures of my little cutie I decided to take a look at Shutterfly's other photo gift options. There's Photo Calenders and Photo Books, Personalized Mugs and so much more! I will definitely be able to find the perfect gift for everyone here! There are even New Year's cards available!! Now I can spread even more cheer and be festive :)

Best part of all...Shutterfly is giving 50 FREE Holiday Photo Cards to Bloggers that blog about them!! What a wonderful way to get in a festive mood and prepare for the holidays!! To submit your request to participate, simply go HERE :) Enjoy!

Well, not thanks to Shutterfly I'm all ready to get my cards created and ordered (that is ...after I edit and choose which pictures to use lol...oh well, Shutterfly can't help with everything:)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

my background...

lol hubby just pointed out to me that if this was supposed to be for "moms" then why did I have such a kiddie background.....

I told him its because I think the background is cute and it makes me smile and moms are allowed childish things every once in awhile LOL and yes, I then proceeded to stick my tongue out at him :)

I will be changing it soon...once I find something that I like and that suits my blog. For now this is cute and cheers me up every time I look at it :) Plus I'm in a Christmas mood today

A Place for Me

With things getting pretty crazy around here I decided I needed a little place just for me...a place I can rant and rave and express my opinions on things that might not be baby related. A place for other mommies to come and not have everything focused just on their things will be more for the mommies. Which means every once in awhile a giveaway or two just for mom! How awesome is that :)

I never get much time for myself. Between chasing after Abby during the day and taking care of the house at night its usually bedtime before I know it. And while I adore blogging on Adventures in Abby Land, I didn't want to clog up that blog with my ranting and raving. Everyone once in awhile I have something to just go off about and I needed a place for that LOL. Plus I would love to include some reviews for more grown-up things as well as have giveaways that are focused solely on us ladies, the sometimes over-worked under appreciated in need of a little spoiling mommies :)

Monday, September 13, 2010

DVD Giveaway!

The weather is turning cooler and what better way to spend the evening than curled up under a blanket enjoying a wonderful romantic movie. Here's your chance to win a wonderful movie for your next movie night.

Harvard Law student Oliver Barrett IV and music student Jennifer Cavilleri share a chemistry they cannot deny - and a love they cannot ignore. Despite their opposite backgrounds, the young couple put their hearts on the line for each other. When they marry, Oliver's wealthy father threatens to disown him. Jenny tries to reconcile the Barrett men, but to no avail. Oliver and Jenny continue to build their life together. Relying only on each other, they believe love can fix anything. But fate has other plans. Soon, what began as a brutally honest friendship becomes the love story of their lives.

"Love means never having to say you're sorry." --Tom Keogh

To Enter:

* Become a Follower of my Blog
* Follow my personal blog Adventures in Abby Land
* Follow me on Twitter
* Tweet about the giveaway

Giveaway will end September 27th at 11:59pm. Make sure to leave your email address so I am able to contact you :) winner will have 48 hours to respond.

First Giveaway finally posted

so I finally got my first giveaway up and going :) Between the move and Abby being sick I haven't had a spare minute to get anything done. I went ahead and used my main blog for this giveaway, I figured since its a cute hair clip it would fit right in on my blog about my daughter lol I have at least two more giveaways to get posted and hope to have them up by the end of the week :) Those plus all future giveaways and reviews will be posted here.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Blog Hopping, Friendly Following, Social Parading, New Friend Friday Fun!

Fridays are quickly becoming my favorite blogging days :) I love joining in on blog hops and meeting new friends. Plus I have found some amazing blogs this way.

Smart and Trendy Moms

hosted by Smart and Trendy Moms

New Friend Fridays

hosted by The Girl Creative and The Trendy Treehouse

hosted by Thanks, Mail Carrier, Frugal Novice,and Healthy Home Blog

hosted by Toddler Awesome

After you have stopped by my blog go visit some of these other blog hops!

A Blog All For Me...

The meaning behind this blog changed several times before I was happy with it. While I adore my blog about my daughter, there are certain things I didn't feel like cluttering it up with. I need a place to rant and rave, a place to have a giveaway or two, a place to blog about interesting giveaways I come across, ...a place for you to get to know me as myself instead of just me as Abby's mommy. So this is my little corner, to fuss about whatever I want to and to clutter up as I please :)

I've had alot on my mind this past week, alot of things really annoying me and I needed to get it out. I'll probably be making several small posts throughout the day...can't do too much at a time with Abby distracting me and demanding my attention lol. And yes, the long awaited giveaway will be posted either today or tomorrow.

Until I can really get this started please excuse the bareness of my blog...I'll get it looking pretty soon enough.

Have a great Friday!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

don't mind the mess

currently under construction....First Giveaway coming soon!