Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Imagine the look of wonder and surprise when a child receives a photo of Santa caught in the act in his or her very own home. is a unique website that helps visitors create those memorable keepsake photos.

In three simple steps anyone can upload a holiday photo, add Santa Claus and print it as proof… or share it via Facebook and Twitter. Last-minute shoppers can purchase Gift Cards and eGift Certificates for loved ones with children, making a great gift idea even if you don't have kids yourself.

I Caught Santa at Shauna's house
I'm a huge Santa fan which is why we instantly fell in LOVE with

Monday, December 12, 2011

Designers Nursery Blooming Babies Blooming Florettes Crib Bedding Set + $150 Giveaway

Designers Nursery is giving one of her readers a $150 Gift Certificate.

Visit Designers Nursery to view their full selection of baby bedding, baby shower favors, baby furniture, baby blankets, and much more!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Operation Santa Claus 2011

THANK YOU to everyone who participated, shared our links, donated, sent letters and more!! We were able to get all the things below for the troops and for the kids this year. Lets hope they are all home for the holidays next year!!


GameStop and VideoGamesEtc came together for me and we were able to get... a 4G Xbox360Slim, 4 controllers, 6 games, 1 Wii system, 4 games, remote charger, wheel/accessories. With Build A Bears help - 25 Build A Bears to send back home to the kids on base!!

Build-A-Bear Workshop®

BABW logo

This holiday season, Build-A-Bear Workshop® is inviting you and your family to get your wish on. With brand-new furry friends from the latest holiday movies, classic and celebrity characters, hi-tech Kinect enabled bears, gifts that give back, holiday traditions, customized presents and fun stocking stuffers, Build-A-Bear Workshop will be on everyone's wish list this year. From those searching for the perfect stuffed animal for that special someone to a child discovering the joy of creating a personalized furry friend, Build-A-Bear Workshop invites you to check out the array of gift options that are sure to bring smiles long after the season is over. 

Here are some of our favorite things about Build-a-Bear Workshop this season:
  • One of the best things about Build-A-Bear Workshop is the opportunity to make or buy a unique gift, add a customized, signature sound or embroidered message and give it to someone special. From newlyweds to new parents, sports fans to foodies, tweens to tough guys, Build-A-Bear Workshop has something for everyone and every budget. 
  • What could be more personal than LIVE elves, ready to talk to your child about his/her wishlist? Thanks to our friends at Build-A-Bear Workshop, your family has a direct line to Santa and his little helpers! By visiting, your child can create their own wish list with one of Santa's elves and tell them what they want for Christmas! Parental agreement is needed for all children under 13.
  • Who doesn't love a great deal, especially during the holidays? Build-A-Bear Workshop knows Moms want to stretch our "bear bucks" as much as possible, which is why they're introducing a great promotion this season. Starting today through 12/18/11, you can purchase any animal PLUS any outfit for just $24.99 (USD). That's a great price for a friend that will last a lifetime!
BABW babys first BABW Harley Davidson Bearemy BABW Chef Happy Hugs

I also want to say that Build-A-Bear donated bears to our troops kids back home AGAIN this year. We want to thank them... they are cherished each year we can work with them!! THANK YOU BAB!!

Disclosure: I was entered for a chance to win a Build-A-Bear Workshop gift card in exchange for this post. No monetary exchange took place. All opinions are my own.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Karo Syrup Facebook Contest

Holiday presents don't need to be store bought or expensive to be meaningful. Homemade gifts are perfect for gift-giving and spreading holiday cheer. This year, Karo has partnered with Chicago pastry chef and cookbook author Sarah Levy to create delicious treats that are the perfect gift to give this holiday season. 

Karo Syrup wants to celebrate all holiday baking recipes! Consumers who share their favorite recipe to bake in Karo's Recipe Sweepstakes are entered to win a special New Year's Eve package in Chicago, including a two-night stay at the Wit Hotel, dinner at Mastro's Steakhouse and a chocolate tour. Visit the "Tis the Season" tab at to share your recipe, enter to win this fabulous trip and see some of Sarah Levy's favorite holiday recipes.

 Disclosure: I was entered for a chance to win a Karo Syrup prize package in exchange for this post. No monetary exchange took place. All opinions are my own.

Blog Credit:
Graphics used on page are from digital scrapbooking kit Sugar Rush by Flergs and Ziska. Blog arranged by Designs by Sarah using her Blog Design Service.