I just ordered my own free canvas from Canvas People. As I have stated with you all before you can get a free 8×10 canvas from Canvas People and pay just $14.95 shipping and handling. The picture I choose for the canvas is:
I can’t wait to share with you all when this arrives. They stated it will take about 9 business days (give or take depending upon location). I can’t wait to hang this on my wall since we no longer do yearly family photos I want to capture every moment possible and to have it hanging in my living room makes me happy!
What picture would you all use if you went over to Canvas People and use their promo to get a free 8×10 canvas print?
I recently received a personalized storybook for my youngest child titled Mickey Mouse “The Treasure Hunt” which fits perfectly with my curious son.
My family is addicted to reading books. I don’t know at what age my daughter started reading chapter books but I do recall it was at a really young age. The love of reading has been handed down from me to my children, all three of them. Even the two year old is often caught curled up in the recliner with a book pretending to read by pictures and memory.
While reading this personalized storybook to my two sons who are two and four years of age their faces lighted up when they heard their name. Granted the book was mainly geared and dedicated to my two year old son, his brother’s name was often found within the book as someone to borrow and return a shovel for the treasure hunt.
This Mickey Mouse book was perfect for my two year old and this is certainly a great gift idea for any young child who loves to read. We read this book at least four nights a week during bedtime storybook time.
Learn more about Personalized Books on their website and let me know what you like on their site. I would love to hear your thoughts.
Disclosure: I was provided one free book for my family. All opinions based on my personal experience with this personalized storybook.
I told my kids the other day that they are all my babies and my almost nine year old daughter piped up “I am not a baby”. What my daughter doesn’t realize is that she is my first born child, my first born was the one who taught me to be a better person, to think more positive about myself and much more. Simply just becoming a Mom for the first time changed me in so many ways that she will forever be my sweet baby!
I love all of my children and each have taught me something about myself and helped me keep balance between work and family while learning how to parent in different ways. You see my daughter was what I call an easy child up until age 6. I didn’t have to do time outs, I didn’t have to do much of anything and since she was my only child who had visitation with her Dad and I worked outside of the home I often got breaks so really it was a different parenting situation completely.
My first born son who is now almost five years old has taken a toll on me. He is by far the one I protect the most and rightly so. This is a child who has had all sorts of health issues and emotional issues for no good reason and no pediatrician would listen to me. I fought for two years before we finally started walking on a positive path with a counselor and pediatrician for this child. I have learned to have more patience, step outside if I can’t find the patience and that sometimes a simple, calm, steady voice can solve almost anything.
Now my youngest is nearing age 3 and I tell you he is a handful in his own ways. I tell you these boys have way more energy than my daughter ever had and it rubs off on my daughter and me. My almost three year old tends to hang from everything, crawl around barking or meowing and he loves food fights!
All three of my babies have brought to me unique, individual children who I love dearly and I will forever call them my babies, yes even when they are in their 20′s bringing home dates … okay so it may happen before their 20′s but a mom can wish, right?
I am just loving all of the coupons and saving money offers that are hitting my inbox and I must share them with you because I am a new found fan of the Extreme Couponing show on TLC. The more people who can save money the happier people just may be! Coupons are there for a reason so here are deals I must share with you today:
As I head into week 7 of Nutrisystem I have to tell you that I am down a total of 10 lbs. I seem to be losing inches more than weight which is okay to me. I recently got an ear infection so I have been sleeping more than eating, which means I wasn’t eating properly the past week. Basically my food intake decreased during my time of being exhausted from the ear infection and water intake increased.
I normally consume on average 1200 – 1400 calroies a day on Nutrisystem which seems like a big reduction in calorie intake. I love that I have learned what the right portion is for an adult like me and what types of foods to eat together to help boost your metabolism. I have a bad metabolism, I gain weight looking at a big fat cheesy burger.
Okay so no fattening burgers for me, and less ketchup with more mustard for me. Glad I don’t like mayo because mustard seems to be decent for you, minus the sodium intake!
I am proud to have lost 10lbs total with Nutrisystem through 6 weeks of the program and I do feel this is making a positive difference in my life as to what portions I eat and feed my children.
My exercise routine? Quite simply I walk about 2 hours four nights a week and I have been playing Just Dance 2 which is a totally awesome game that makes you sweat if you are in competition to win!
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Disclosure: I am one of many nationwide bloggers participating in Nutrisystem. We are testing this in our own honest way and sharing our own personal opinions and results to you all. Food has been provided to me for free.