Wednesday, November 30, 2011

My Latest Etsy Discovery

For those of you who love handmade items with that personal touch, etsy.com just might be the place for you.  If you haven’t heard of it until now, be prepared for some shopping.  :)

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My daughter has three dolls that absolutely must go everywhere with her.  While we can convince her to keep a couple of them home when we go out, they still go upstairs for naps and bedtime, and downstairs for the rest of the day.  Three babies, along with her favorite blanket, and whatever else needs to go downstairs, gets to be a little much to carry.  So, I went in search of a baby bed/basket for the babies. 

I found such a cute basket, although I was looking for something in a more pink/purple print.  Spring Rain Dreams came through for me, with this beautiful baby bed!

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The quality is great and it is the perfect size.  I just love the cute little coordinating pillow and blanket too.  She is going to love it.

Spring Rain Dreams has more products coming soon, so be sure to check back often.

Friday, November 25, 2011

A Great Place to Shop for the Holidays!

I recently learned about an online store called Red Envelope and I had the chance to give them a try.  Their tagline says, “unique and personalized gifts” and they deliver on the promise.

I decided on the cubist chip and dip set when I went shopping at Red Envelope and I am very happy with the experience and the product.  The website is easy to navigate and it’s simple to find what you’re looking for.  Of course, if you’re just browsing, that’s fun too.  :)BW_11_GEN_DE400048_W1_RC

This particular set came in handy during Thanksgiving dinner.  Or more specifically, during appetizer munching time!  While there are a bunch of configurations you can make with the glass bowls, we put ice in the bottom of the big dish and put the two smaller bowls on top so they could stay cold.  We put homemade hot pepper jelly in one, with pita chips on one side, and homemade salsa in the other, with tortilla chips on the other side.  (Thanks Mom!)  It worked out great and looked nice on the table.

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I love that you can also shop by occasion on the website and that there are plenty of choices for personalized gifts, like scarves, jewelry, and Christmas stockings.

Black Friday deals are going on now through Monday!  Have fun shopping!

 

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*I received a product to review. Opinions are always my own.

Monday, November 14, 2011

So Much to Do Online

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I’m pretty good with computers.  My toddlers know how to run a computer.  My husband does it for a living.  My parents, who think they don’t know what they’re doing, are actually ahead of the game for their generation.  But sometimes, I can’t believe how much there really is to do online.

We can pay bills, watch videos, send e-mails, go shopping, and play games.  We can get organized, plan a get together, and chat with friends that are hundreds of miles away.  Everything is built right into new computers these days too.  Web cams make it easy to Skype and the SD card slot is one of my favorite conveniences.  Whether you’re watching the latest sales or playing bingo online, you probably have your own set of favorite things to do when you’re tapping away on your keyboard.

Right now, it’s holiday shopping for me.  I love the daily e-mails that keep me up on all the sales and of course, there are plenty of ipod apps that are super helpful as well.  And while I’m not someone who shops six months ahead of time, I do like to get everything done before the holiday rush.  Stay tuned for some products you might want to put on your list and sites that will help you find those great gifts!

 

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*This is a sponsored post, but opinions are always my own.