Heart Warming Mother’s Day Gift from my Little Man

I just melted. That’s what this little child of mine always does to me, that’s what I blame on him getting away with things when he shouldn’t. My youngest is a little charmer, for sure. Today Mister K came home with this adorable Mother’s Day Card:

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5 Reasons I love You

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Because you Let me Play Games

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Because we sign I Love You

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Because You Give Me Hugs

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Because you Give me Kisses

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Because you Cook Me Dinner

Thank you K-man for the sweetest card ever! I love you Little Man.

Compendium Incorporated Offers a Wide Range of Inspirational Products #happilyblended #spon

gift guide sponsorsWatch out world, Compendium is the new love of my life. I am not joking. I am pretty sure many will agree that this company has such an amazing line of gifts of gratitude that you could spend a whole paycheck on this website. Take a peek at Compendium and find out for yourself, maybe it’s just me but many I know love these type of gifts and the simple fact that their tagline is “live inspired” makes this company the perfect feature for my site!

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We were blessed to receive some amazing products this holiday season from Compendium and get to feature them right here as way to share with you, not only a great holiday gift, but a gift for possibly Valentine’s Day.

how will you create something beautiful together

In case you didn’t realize but I recently got engaged and this is one amazing book called “how will you create something beautiful together”. The night I was proposed to and asked to give this man the “monumental honor of becoming his wife”, we had been reading this book together, smiling and saying “wow this book is just how we already think of our lives and the steps it shows you to try to do in order to focus on a mission statement of your relationship, making lists of things about each other and your future both as individuals and as partners, is all things we do on a regular basis and had discussed over a year ago when we met.

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I must say Compendium has a product for everyone and a gift for everyone. I am thinking Valentine’s Day and Teacher’s Gifts, as well as maybe me purchasing some of their Thank You cards to have on hand for those amazing clients I have to work with each and every day of every year as a freelance writer, virtual assistant and blogger.

I say to you this; head over to Compendium’s website and take a peek around – come back and tell me something that you think is truly amazing on their site that you would see yourself purchasing or someone you know may purchase!

The Christmas Rush and The Pug Wonders ….

It’s that time of year, my kids have 12 total days off without school. This past weekend the kids were off with their other parent and it was time for Lee and I to get wrapping.

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We were busy ensuring we had Moms, Sisters, Nieces and the Dad covered this holiday season and had to deliver gifts before Monday came.

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My mom’s and sisters and nieces gifts were all wrapped up and ready to deliver. So we hopped on in our van and went off delivering gifts through the evening last night.

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Jenny the Pug wasn’t quite sure if she was naughty or nice this year so she sat watching us thinking about Santa and wondering… will she get a Christmas gift this year from Santa?!

What do you all think; will Jenny the Pug get a gift from Santa Claus this year?

 

Post-it For the Holidays? But of Course #holidaygift #spon

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Post-it has a wide range of products but some of their newer lines are perfect for the holiday gift giving season. I thought I would take a moment to include some ideas for gift giving for the Post-it Lover in your world…

Post-It Ruby Pop-up Note dispenser

Are those not beautiful? The Post-it Ruby Pop-up Note Dispenser is shown in the above image, these are refillable dispensers that include one pad of Post-it Pop-up Notes in Neon Pink. The suggested retail price is $9.99 – $11.49.

Post-it pop-up Note Karate Dispenser

My sons would love the Post-it Pop-up Note Karate Dispenser because they use Post-it notes for our random scavengers hunts around the house. Most recently we used our Post-it Ruby Pop-up Dispenser to plan an in-house scavenger hunt for “Santa’s Hat”, which is MY hat that my oldest hid on my boys and me so we could randomly find Post-it notes around home and finally my hat was found. This Karate Post-it Pop-up Note Karate Dispenser really is the perfect gift for sons as well as the office man who wants to have a cute talking point on his desk.

Post-it Block Note Holder

Post-it Color Block Note Holder is a portable note holder that keeps your Post-it Notes where you need them. This makes a great gift for your student this holiday season and has a price range of $2.50 – $4.50.

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Learn more about these lines from Post-it on the Post-it Website.

Which would you choose for someone on your list this holiday season?

 

Giveway to Help with the Holiday Headaches from Excedrin Extra Strength

This post is sponsored by Excedrin Extra Strength.

The holiday season hit about one day after Halloween, companies took no haste in advertising for your holiday shopping desires. Getting a head start on grabbing your children’s attention; I want this, I want that, for every single toy commercial out there. It seems commercials are in high mode for hitting those on our holiday shopping gift list already. Excedrin Extra Strength understands that holidays can bring on headaches for many families, between the cost of holiday gift giving to the expenses incurred when traveling to see family, it’s no wonder you may be left feeling a bit down. That is why today I get to share with you some awesome news, a giveaway for a chance to win a $1o0 American Express Gift Card to alleviate some of your holiday headache.

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Just the smells of the holiday season can kick a headache into full gear, I know the candle smells and that holiday smell of the season can really get my nose going and then my head pounding. The best ways to avoid headaches during the holiday season provided by Dr. Keri Peterson, M.D. are:

  • Stick to your regular routine.  Eating, sleeping and exercising as you do the rest of the year can help reduce the chances of getting a headache/migraine. *
  • Manage your time and plan ahead. Coordinate plans and responsibilities in advance with relatives and friends, compose set menus when hosting a party and try to purchase gifts early so you’re not rushing at the last minute*
  • Stay in ventilated spaces. As you browse through the mall, watch out for those scented candles or perfume if you are sensitive to smells**
  • Eat and drink in moderation. Eat, drink, and be merry, but try not to consume sweets or alcoholic beverages in excess, as they could trigger headaches **

I do get headaches around the holiday season but it’s not due to extra stress for shopping, as I am not a huge shopper. You see, I believe in the holidays being more about cherishing the extra time with your family, making memories and enjoying each other. I don’t raise my children to think that gifts are what it’s all about, it’s not a mindset I want instilled into the children. With that being said, I do get some presents for my children and Santa delivers a bit too, it’s just not overkill is all.

What does get my head pounding during this time of year?? Those smelly holiday scents in the stores and at people’s homes. Cinnamon, apple, pumpkin spice and all of those traditional holiday scents just get my head pounding! Sure the scents smell amazing at first and in fact a bit yummy but the issue is that long term exposure to such scents just gives my head an ache. I try my best to stay away from super smelly places but it’s not easy this time of year!

Excedrin Extra Strength knows your pain and really can’t wait to help alleviate the headache with a chance to win a $100 American Express Prepaid Gift Card. Yes, it’s true, Excedrin Extra Strength cares!

With all of the stress that can come with the holidays, the makers of Excedrin® are hoping to help alleviate some! Visit Facebook.com/Excedrin between November 1, 2013 and January 1, 2014 to enter the “Take a Holiday from Headaches” sweepstakes, where you’ll be eligible for a chance to win daily prizes including gift cards to popular retailers and one lucky grand prize of $25,000 to help with shopping, travel and other holiday expenses – all of which can give anyone a headache. Official rules for “Take a Holiday from Headaches” can be read here.

Enter for Chance to win ONE $100 American Express Prepaid Gift Card

Below is your chance to enter to win.

One person will be randomly selected as a winner  of one $100 American Express Gift Card from the entries using the Rafflecopter form below.

Giveaway Starts today and ends 12am EST on November 27, 2013. Open to USA only. Winner will be announced live on site and emailed directly. Winner shall have 48 hours from announcement post and email to claim prize otherwise another random winner shall be chosen using the random generator through Rafflecopter. ** one entry per person, while you can tweet once per day, all other entries are ONE TIME per PERSON. 

Using the Rafflecopter form below is easy; use name/email to log in or Facebook for login. Rafflecopter will not use your email or access for anything other than giving me a way to contact you should you be the randomly chosen winner! Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize or another person will be randomly selected.

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*source Cleveland Clinic

**source Headaches.org

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