Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas Cards

You know from my previous post that I was planning to order our Christmas cards from Shutterfly. I took part in their Holiday promotion and received 50 free Christmas Cards! Here's what we chose:

I love them. It was the only one we both agreed on and I can't wait to see the finished product. I just checked the shipment progress and they are on their way from North Carolina - I'm like a little kid on Christmas morning - I can't wait to get them!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

It's that time of year!

Don't you just love this time of year. It makes me realize how blessed I am to have such a wonderful family and great friends. I also love to give gifts. I love the reaction on everyone's face and how excited children get when opening presents.

I'm always looking for unique or personalized gifts. I think I've found the perfect place!

Shutterfly.com is a great place to find all kinds of personalized and unique gifts.

I told my parents that I would make them a Photobook of our wedding pictures and that has yet to happen, so maybe this is the year to do it! Here are a couple of my faves right now (I'm really into teal and orange):


Does anyone use a mouse pad anymore? I know my grandparents do, so I thought this would be a cute idea for them:


And who doesn't like to drink their coffee and see their favorite person? My sister would love these mugs personalized with pictures of us (she's a big coffee drinker like my dad)!


Now let's talk photo cards. I love the idea because you are able to send your friends and family a little bit of yourself in the mail - in the form of a photograph. I feel like it's a more personal way to send some Christmas cheer. And your hands will thank you too.

Here are some I like:







Woe is me, how will I ever choose!

If you were wondering where to go to purchase Christmas gifts or cards, I would suggest you start with Shutterfly! They have a lot of deals going on right now, so you better check them out while they last!

Monday, November 22, 2010

I've been tagged!

It's time to dust off the cobwebs from my blog and start it up again...I'm hoping that once I am finished with school and work (8 more work days!!) I will be able to blog more. Keep your fingers crossed!

Cait from theblessedlife has asked me these questions (sorry it took me so long to answer them!):

  1. What are you looking forward to most about having children? If you already have children, what is the best thing about being a parent? If you aren't planning on having children, what is your favorite thing about a special kiddo in your life?
    • Oh man! I'm just looking forward to having children! I'm really curious to know what our kids will look like and what their personalities will be. I've been around a lot of children (we both have big families) and really looking forward to having my own for once!
  2. What is your favorite bible verse?
    • We just talked about being God's beloved in Sunday School so I have this verse on my mind, "Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God" 1 John 4:7
    • I like the verse because it reminds me to love others even when I don't want to. It is especially speaking to me now that Thanksgiving and Christmas are around the corner.
  3. What is the most romantic thing your husband has done for you?
    • The one thing that was probably the most romantic to me was finding our dogs. I was devastated when things fell through with getting a German Shepherd - but was pleasantly surprised when my husband woke me up one morning and told me we were going to get a puppy!
    • He also buys me flowers for no reason and surprises me with fun outings.
  4. I like this question....so I'm revising it a bit.  Where do you see yourself in just 5 years?
    • I see myself as a teacher, hopefully at the same school as my sister-in-law. If it's God's plan we will have a couple kids and still be in our first house, but with a lot of much needed updates and at least a partially finished basement - I love that my husband is a builder and can do those things!
  5. What is something you would do if you had more time on your hands?
    •  I would sew more. My mom bought me a sewing machine and I haven't used it as much as I would like. I would fix my husband breakfast, I would take a nap! I would go grocery shopping during the day, maybe hit up Whole Foods!
  6. What is the best thing about the town in which you live?
    • It's small and comfortable. We have a historic district with fun little shops and a farmer's market on the court house lawn every Saturday during the season. It's just fun.
  7. What is the last random act of kindness you showed toward someone or someone else showed to you? 
    • I feel weird talking about this because I feel like I'm bragging, so just know that is not what I'm doing! The other day I was in line at the store and a woman was short some cash and I offered to give her some money, but she ended up sending her son out to the car to get what she needed. I don't know if that counts but at least I tried!
  8. What is you and your hubby's "typical" date night? Your staple time together that you love? The kind of date night that you both love but maybe you think others might not "get". 
    • My husband and I don't like to spend a lot of/any money to spend time together so our date nights are usually spent watching movies on Netflix. We occasionally go out to eat at a restaurant but it doesn't take much to satisfy us.