Thursday, May 31, 2012

wishing tree

Shop Wishing Tree Designs and Enjoy $10 off a $20 Purchase: Use Offer Code WTD10off 
With summer around the corner, now is the perfect time to shop graduation announcements, pool party invites, wedding save-the-dates and much more! Site visitors will love shopping our large collection of designs, certain to compliment any occasion or theme. To celebrate the onset of summer, Wishing Tree Save $10 When You Spend $20 or More at Wishing Tree Designs!

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

shop Stella & Dot's memorial day sale!

Fabulous sale alert! Stella & Dot's Memorial Day Sale is going on now with up to 50% off select items. Below are a few of my favorite pieces . . .

Don't let the name fool you. The Marrakesh Bib Necklace is for adults only. 
This beautiful bib necklace is designed with sequins, crystals and chains finished with an adjustable satin bow. The Jacqueline Necklace was inspired by a vintage bracelet and was transformed into a modern look that can be worn with a simple top or can be used to accessorize dressy attire for summer benefits and galas--the options are endless! 
Dressing up for a pool or beach party can be a blast. 
Go in style with the the gorgeous Azure Couture Earrings
Be sure to check out Stella & Dot's Memorial Day Sale today! Enjoy!

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memorial day sale at tiny prints...

Our favorite stationery company, Tiny Prints, is having a great 25% site wide sale this week through May 29. Tiny Prints knows that personalized birth announcements, birthday party invitations, baby shower invitations, thank you cards and cards for whatever occasion you're celebrating. From fun photo cards, religious invitations, address labels and more, they've got everything you need to add a stylish touch to all of your festivities. They'll even help review, proofread and perfect every inch of your designs to ensure that you always send your best in a fashionable and flawless way. They’ll help you showcase your style in an exceptional way!

Whatever the occasion, Tiny Prints has the highest quality printing available. And there has never been a better time to order, so check them out today!

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

mini golf & ice cream :: local Groupon deal you can't miss!

This one's for the locals.  Choose one of the following deals: $8 for miniature golf and ice cream for two (a $16.78 value) or $15 for miniature golf and ice cream for four (a $33.56 value) at Jim Mack's.  Each guest enjoys one round of mini golf and one small, hand-dipped ice cream cone in the flavor of their choice.  Where else can you get a round of mini golf and a signature ice cream cone for this great price?  Get yours now because these are sure to go fast!

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Free Father's Day cards at Treat!

Between now and 11:59pm (Pacific Time) tonight you can get a FREE Father’s Day card from TreatJust use the code TREATDAD and enjoy a free, customized, card. This offer applies to all new and returning customers.
Here's how it works: You choose your card from their hundreds of Father’s Day designs.  Personalize it with photos, nicknames, inside jokes, whatever you want to add. This is your chance to make it YOUR card. Be creative. Be funny. Be sappy. Make dad laugh, cry, or just smile.  Use the code TREATDAD to get this special deal. (Note: This offer is good all customers, whether this is your first time or 100th time using Treat).  Treat will truly brighten your day…and your dad’s! So check them out now and take advantage of this awesome offer!
Note: You can choose the “Send it to me first” shipping option to receive the card free. If you choose “Mail it directly to the recipient,” you will be charged $0.44 for postage. Limit one per household. You will also be asked for their credit card to verify your identity and prohibit fraud, but you will not be charged for a free card if you mail to yourself.
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Pinterest contest...are you in?!

Create a Pinterest Board and enter to win a Gift Certificate to Beau-coup. If you love planning every detail of the perfect party as much as I do, this is your chance to express your personal creativity! They are giving away three gift certificates for the most creative themed birthday party boards on Pinterest. Show your themed birthday party ideas for a chance to win up to $250 so you can throw the ultimate themed birthday party! Just click on the image below to find out all the details.
Enter to Win!

While you are there, check out their graduation party favors and summer wedding favors, Beau-coup has party favors for all occasions, helping you celebrate life, one event at a time. Good luck!

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Save 50% at Stella and Dot!

Celebrate spring in style by updating your wardrobe. Stella and Dot is offering up to 50% off select discounted accessories, which are sure to make heads turn!
I love love loooove this necklace:
The Festival 'Til Dawn Necklace is a show-stopper. It's entirely handmade in silk georgette, studded with rhinestone chains, brass sequins and coral colored accents! The Audrey Cluster Bracelet is gorgeous and has crystal pave balls, acrylic pearls and faceted glass stones accenting an antiqued gold chain. This bracelet is sure to be a crowd-pleaser! A combination of wood and glass define the stunning Casablanca Bib Necklace. This necklace can be worn to 5-star restaurants or backyard barbeques. Be sure to shop Stella & Dot today and grab the looks celebrities and editors love! Happy Shopping!

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

You're in for a treat!

Have you heard about the new personalized greeting card company, Treat? Treat is a new brand from the folks at Shutterfly and Tiny Prints that lets you create unique, personalized greeting cards. With more than 4,500 customized card designs at launch, the Treat service offers one of the industry’s largest selections from the best designers, including Hallmark. To ensure that you never miss an important date like a birthday or anniversary, Treat also offers an integrated service that will remind you of all those important events. A Treat calendar can be set up with reminders for anniversaries, events, family holidays and more. Plus, users can use Facebook Connect to link their Facebook and Treat accounts to import friends’ birthdays.

Treat is an easy and revolutionary new way to make personalized greetings in your own style and personality just in time for Mother's Day! Here is how it works:
  • Choose your card from their thousands of designs, including the Mother’s Day Collection. Personalize it with photos, nicknames, inside jokes, whatever you want to add. This is your chance to make it YOUR card. Be creative. Be funny. Be sappy. Make them laugh, cry, or just smile. You can also add an embedded gift card from stores such as Amazon, Target, Pottery Barn and more.

  • When you checkout, get unlimited cards for $0.99 each through Mother’s Day. Use the code AFFTREAT to get this special deal. Or, you can also choose to get just one card for free. Use code FREETREAT for that. (Note: These offers are good for first time Treat customers only, so you have to pick one or the other. The good news is that this includes previous Tiny Prints customers). If you are ordering more than one card, the $.99 cent offer will save you the most as each card is normally $2.99.
Treat has cards for all kinds of occasions including Birthdays, Friendship Cards, Thank You Cards, Thinking of You, and more!  Get your Treat now!

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Sunday, May 6, 2012


We celebrated Joel's first birthday last weekend.  I can't believe our baby boy is ONE already!  This past year has gone so fast, and I have loved watching him grow from a tiny newborn into a little boy.
We're still holding steady at seven teeth, and he will eat anything he can get his hands on!  I'm so glad he's not a picky eater...we can take him anywhere and he's satisfied with whatever we put in front of him.  We started whole milk a couple weeks before his birthday and he has transitioned really well.  He drinks 3-4 bottles each day, but has started drinking from a sippy cup and is not so picky about which one he uses! 
Joel really doesn't want anything to do with walking, because he crawls faster than lightning.  I think he wonders why he should bother!  He does cruise from the coffee table to the couch and pulls himself up to everything, but he doesn't have much of an interest in putting his feet on the floor when we try to help him walk.  I'm okay with that if it means he's still a baby :)
Joel is becoming more and more aware of his surroundings and feelings of others.  He loves to be outside.  He will sit and run his fingers and toes through the grass for long periods of time.  He likes to watch us play ball in the yard and he giggles like crazy when we chase it together. 
He has a bit of a temper and will bang his head off the floor when something doesn't go his way {I swear he doesn't get that from me!}  He and Daniel are still the best of buds...they lay on the floor and play together every day after school.  He will crawl right up next to Daniel and lay his head down on the pillow and pretend to sleep.  Too cute!
We had Joel's party at our house the day before his actual birthday.  All of his grandparents, two great grandmas, aunts, uncles, and cousins were here, and it was great fun!  We decorated and set everything up in the garage, and it worked out perfect for that many people to celebrate!  His party was inspired by the Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.  I put a twist on a few ideas from Pinterest and also added a few of my own ideas into the mix. 
Goody bags filled with mini m&m's, button candy, silly straws, bubbles, and fruit stickers

The art teacher {and friend} at my school made this sweet poster!
Hungry Caterpillar labels for the soda bottles and sparkly lemonade with plastic ice cubes...and a snapshot of the food table :) 
Cutest birthday cake. Ever. He loved it! 
We had everyone write a note to Joel to put in his time capsule for his 18th birthday : )

Joel loved his balloon!
We met family at Bob Evans for his birthday breakfast.  He got his first ever kids meal, Little Farmer's Breakfast.  He enjoyed pancakes, scrambled eggs, home fries, and bacon!   That evening he got his very own vanilla baby cone and loved it!  Afterwards, I cleaned him up with a wipe and he went crazy scrubbing the table with it when I was done.  It was so funny...he giggled the whole time!

Brothers :)

love this picture.

He was DONE!