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Christmas Cards

Melanie asked a great Aloha Friday Question... Do you send out Christmas cards? If so when do you usually mail them and how many do you send out?
I told her I thought I needed to blog about that... So, here goes.
I used to send out TONS of Christmas Cards... I mean, TONS... It was after I went off to college. Let me explain.
I went to a small 2 year college.
LOVED IT!
Then, I moved to Atlanta.
I tried with every single thing in me to keep in touch with everyone. I did the whole calling/emailing and all that. Then, when Christmas came around...
I sent the cards. It was a BIG DEAL to ME!
I sent them to ALL of my family. I sent them to ALL of my friends... From that first 2 years of college as well as my high school friends.
I had to send about 150 to 200 cards out. To me, it was about sending a card to let them know, even if we did not talk ALL the time, they had made an impact in my life and I wanted to let them know that they were loved and thought of, throughout the year and especially during th…

16 x 20 Rolled Canvas Print - Giveaway

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********** THIS IS CLOSED********** Online Poster Printing has given me the chance to allow one lucky reader to win a 16 x 20 Rolled Canvas Print!
Can we say, " Just in time for the HOLIDAYS?!"Online Poster Printing has so many choices of different photo gifts!
I have to admit, before I became a mom... I never really cared for photo gifts. I mean, I gave them to my mom... but as far as one for me?
Now... I would LOVE photo gifts of my little one!
Look at how great a canvas print would look at your house! If you want to see feedback from other customers, check it out here.
This company follows through with great products! I guess I need to try and start narrowing down what I would like to have printed!
There are so many options. Have you ever actually seen a picture printed on canvas? I always said I wanted one, but the price was rather high. I have never seen them at such a reasonable rate until NOW! I wish I would have know about this before now.
But, now that I do...
I know where to do…

Aloha Friday #11

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From Island Life: In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link below. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!
My question is:Do you use family names?My son is named after my grandmother... And my brother is a combination of my uncles... His name is Ashton and he is named after my Uncle ASHley and Uncle TONy.Aloha~

18 x 24 Poster - Winner

Hope everyone had a very Safe and Happy Thanksgiving!
The Poster Print winner (selected by Random.org) was :
Comment # 23 Deb said...I subscribed by email.
Deb has been emailed!
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Couple great ideas...

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With the holidays right around the corner...
Here are a few great gift ideas:

Thanks to freebies4mom for this information:


The Bonnie Hunt Show is giving 25,000 afree Personalized Cover 8.5x11 20-page Photoworks photo book($39.95 value) using the coupon code BONNIE. Just search for product #3157086 to make sure you make the right photo book to use this coupon code for. You won't find out if all 25,000 codes have been used until you checkout with your book, but I'm guessing since you actually have to make the book first these won't go as fast as you would think. Thanks goes to Surviving The Stores for the code, and to Chris for telling me she made hers, got it for free and got free shipping too!


and then.............................


From sweetdeals4mom we have :


The first 10,000 people to become Facebook Fans of HotPrints can receive a FREE Photobook every month. I signed up for mine, added about 30+ pics in the book, checked out for a total of $0. The books are also fully …

Maybe I am wrong...

With Marc being deployed and a new baby at home...
We decided that we would get his picture taken every month for the first year.

We went to Sears and we have THE BEST photographer working with Broxton.
He really likes her and she takes her time with him...
They work great together.

Well, we PURCHASED the Super Saver Card.
That card entitles us to:
(at each visit)
FREE sitting fee
FREE 8 x 10
and finally, Buy One Get One free on each portrait sheet.

Like I said, we go EVERY SINGLE MONTH
They gave us a coupon for 1 FREE portrait sheet.
(With a note saying THANK YOU for your business.)

They were also giving us a 20% military discount (Talk about awesome!)

For Halloween, Broxton came in 5th place in the contest.
(So, he won a FREE collage portrait)

When we went for his 9 month picture.....
We were told:
~ No longer honoring military discount with Super Saver Card
~ Will not honor the coupon for being a loyal customer with the FREE 8 x 10 Picture that I should get with my Super Saver Card (that I paid for)
I…

Seriously?!

Seriously?!
Saturday, my youngest stepson played in an All - Star Football game.
We went to watch him play and let me just tell you...
My blood was boiling!

When we got there, they were directing traffic down this road...
So, we followed the other cars. It took us to this EMPTY parking lot (no where near ANYTHING) so, everyone started turning around and heading back where we came from.
We saw the parking lot to the left... a little less than half full.
But, no where to get in... all the gates were closed.
Well, I asked the guy directing traffic (he was in a Sheriff's vest) where to go.
He told me that I needed to turn around and go back to the end of the street. (The EMPTY parking lot that was totally out near NOTHING.)
I asked if I could park in the parking lot to my left.
He informed me that I could...
If I wanted to wait until the WHOLE PARKING lot was empty.
I tried explaining to him that I had a 9 month old baby (the weather was nasty and cold) and I would appreciate it if he would let m…

Bundle of Trouble - winners - UPDATED

Hey!
Thanks to ALL who entered the Bundle of Trouble Giveaway!
Random.org picked the winners...


Comment Number 5:
julie said... I am a follower
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Comment Number 40:
demmi said... when my daughter told me that she loved how she was raised
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