Holiday Photos, Giggles & Snorts

December 12, 2010 in Celebrations, Life & Quirks - 15 Comments
Last Thursday, Michelle and I swapped services and photographed each other's families' Holiday photos. What should have been a family photo shoot, turned into a couple shoot. You just can't get an antsy toddler to sit still in a house of dogs and a doggy door taunting him! So while Jayden ran all willy nilly,… Read More »

Holiday Decor On A Budget

December 10, 2010 in Celebrations - 7 Comments
I absolutely love decorating for Christmas; I can never have too many Christmas decorations. So when Walmart offered me a $50 gift card to do a little holiday decor shopping, I said, "Why, certainly!" Mommy and Daddy's Lil' Helper For under $42, I was able to add these lovelies below to my home. Norfolk Potted… Read More »

Wilton Holiday Baking (Giveaway 12/13/10)

December 7, 2010 in Celebrations
And the winner is... Erika (erikajo.blogspot.com)! Congrats! The holidays are not complete without baked goods! With the help of Wilton, I plan on baking quite a few holiday themed muffins, breads, and cookies! Cookies are one of Jayden's favorites, but they are not my specialty. I will, however, be working on improving my cookie baking… Read More »

BHG Stainless Steel Cookware (Giveaway 12/3/10)

November 26, 2010 in Celebrations, Food & Recipes
And the winner is... Rachel Crisman (meeyeehere)! Congrats! On Thanksgiving, it's great taking home leftovers when we visit with family, but in our house, there's no way those leftovers would last for as long as we'd like them to. So, I always do my own cooking, making a few extra dishes we really enjoy. With… Read More »

Basic Black Friday Shopping Tips

November 17, 2010 in Celebrations - 3 Comments
Black Friday 2006 Greg and I are no Black Friday experts, but from the two times we've shopped during that busy time of the year, we've learned a few things. I picked Greg's brain a bit because I was all, "OMG we've only done Black Friday twice, what do I know??" He helped me brainstorm.… Read More »


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