Saturday, June 29, 2013

Are homemade Birthday cards ok?

What are your thoughts on homemade Birthday cards? Obviously if it's for your boss or a coworker or someone you don't know very well, having your child make a homemade card for them isn't really appropriate but when it comes to kids Birthday parties I think homemade cards are the best. My daughter beams when she can make a card for one of her friends, she can color and practice her writing skills and she gets joy out of making something for someone else. If you've been to kids parties you know they don't care about the card, it just gets tossed aside, they just want to get to the goods. For me it's not about being cheap or that the child doesn't deserve a card, it's just the fact that they honestly don't care, it's a waste and the $4 that you would have spent on it could be better put towards the present.

I encourage homemade cards for adult family members too, my daughter loves the praise she gets when the recipient opens her card and I think it's much more personal than just a card you picked off the shelf. There should be no shame in making and giving homemade cards, we're headed to a Birthday party today and these are the wonderful works of art that will be proudly given.

What do you think about homemade cards?

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Have you signed up for the Home Depot Garden Club?

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 I signed up over a year ago and I get coupons every month!

Monday, June 24, 2013

1 Year Subscription to Ladies Home Journal absolutely FREE

Sign up and receive a 1 Year subscription to Ladies Home Journal (real paper subscription, not digital) no strings attached, no credit card required. I signed up for this one myself.

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Sunday, June 9, 2013

Win a $500 Kohl's Gift Card

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Another inexpensive Father's Day gift.

I did this last year for my husband, I put a picture of our daughter on a coffee mug for him. Turned out really cute and he uses it every weekend. I would love to do this York deal again but it's for new customers only, personalize your mug for Free, just pay shipping. Shipping starts at $5.99 depending where you live.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Can't go wrong with a $6 personalized shirt for Father's Day

Where else can you get a personalized shirt for $6 shipped? Perfect for Dad, Grandpa or make shirts for a family reunion.......the possibilities are endless. I can personally tell you, I've ordered lots of stuff from Vistaprint, personalized business cards, mugs, labels, Christmas stocking, shopping bag, everything has always been great, I've never had any problems, they even accept Paypal if you don't want to use your credit card.

This is my secret to the best sun tea......yep baking soda.

I'm telling you this stuff is good for everything, put a couple pinches of baking soda in the water before you put it outside to brew in the sun, it cuts any bitterness from the tea and gives it a really good flavor.

 
After a few hours in the sun you've got liquid gold!!!! I love sun tea especially when it's sweetened with tons of sugar (I know it's bad but I can't help it) Here's how I make my Simple Syrup to sweeten my tea, you don't end up with a layer of gritty crystals at the bottom.
 
 

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

I'm on board with this, both my dogs were mutts and they were the best dogs ever!

I totally agree with this, there are so many dogs in shelters that could be adopted. Both my dogs were mutts, one came from a shelter and another was left in front of a store as a puppy, they both lived long happy lives and gave me so much happiness, if we get another dog I will adopt from a shelter again.

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