Sunday, November 21, 2010

red hair

Before I had children I never really paid attention to babies or kids. If I saw a cute baby, I might have thought what a cute baby but I never went to the mom and said anything. I certainly never paid attention to hair color until I had a little girl with red curls. Every single day we go out and Natalie gets so much attention. She gets people of all ages and men/women who stop and go on and on about how precious she is and her pretty hair. This is great, what mom doesn't like to hear that about her child? But when Juliana is also there my heart just aches for her. Sometimes, the person complimenting Natalie will say something nice about Juliana. Most of the time, though, it is all about the red hair. Who knew this would be such a big deal?? I just hope that I can build my big girl up so that she doesn't grow up feeling like she needs to have red hair to be pretty.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Count Your Blessings with Shutterfly's 2010 Holiday Card Collection

I love Shutterfly! I have always used Shutterfly for photo books and for prints but I have never gotten my Christmas cards there. So, I was so excited to look through all of the choices for cards this holiday season because I signed up for the "Bloggers get 50 free holiday cards from Shutterfly" promotion I am so impressed by all of the options that are on Shutterfly's website! They are so colorful and can include one picture or many more! It was so difficult to pick but my favorite card is:

This card can be found at

My choice is a 5x7 folded card but they also have 5x7 stationary cards. These two cards are so colorful and fun!

Go here to see the Christmas photo cards

Go here to see New Year's cards

I can't wait to start taking pictures of my girls to create my cards! Go to to get started on your own Christmas cards! Have fun and look for codes for shipping and discounts before you order!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


I have to admit it. I am obsessed with giveaways. I spend way too much time on Twitter and Facebook and other blogs going through a list of time wasting things to get another entry to some random giveaway that I probably won't win. It is ridiculous and I know it, but I still do it! My goal this year, because we are so low in cash, is to win all of our Christmas presents. So far, I have won a couple things for my girls and some things for the nieces. That isn't too bad but I have a long way to go to get everything I hope to give my kids. So, I guess I will continue to waste my time filling out form after form in search of the next Christmas present! I should probably just get a part time job and earn the money to buy the presents. Wait... don't tell my husband that!