Shutterfly Photo Books Perfect for Hoildays Giveaway #SFLYphotobook

As most of you know, I am addicted to Shutterfly. This is a site I use frequently for holiday cards and other such items, but today I am sharing some information about Shutterfly’s Photo Books and hosting a giveaway for 2 people to be randomly selected to win a code for their own 8×8 photo book (20 pages).

What would I do with a Shutterfly photo book? I think I would put together pictures from the various fun events the kids were able to experience this past year due to my blogging career. Pictures from Monster Jam and Disney on Ice would make a long time memory loving photo book for sure.

I would give this photo book to my first born later on in life when she is old enough to cherish it forever, keeping it safe from any wear and tear or little boy hands … her brothers tend to get into everything these days.

Shutterfly Photo Books: The Best Gift Ever

Enter for your chance to win an 8×8 Hardcover Photo book from Shutterfly.

Giveaway is open to US. Ends 11:59pm EST on December 13, 2012.  You may enter by completing any or all of the following entries. Two different people will be randomly selected using within 48 hours of giveaway ending & announced live on site as well as emailed directly.

MANDATORY ENTRY – This must be completed before any additional entries:

View the Shutterfly Video {will open in new window}. And then come back to this blog post, leave a comment telling me which scene from the video reminds you of a special memory in your own life.

ADDITIONAL ENTRIES – These are all optional:

  • Visit the Shutterfly Photo Book landing page, have a look around. Come back here and tell me, in a blog post below, which photo book theme is one that you may use with your gift code should you win.
  • Click the Tweet Button found on bottom of this blog post, leave comment with link to your tweet.  {may do this ONE TIME per day}
  • Like/Share this post on Facebook, Pin It, Add to Google + and any other social media shares each will count as one additional entry. Leave comment with link to each share.

Have fun and good luck y’all!


Grave Digger, Dennis Anderson Celebrates 30 Years

When I told my Dad I was heading to see Monster Jam at the DCU Center in MA, I mentioned that Dennis Anderson was going to be there and that he was celebrating 30 years of Grave Digger. My Dad said it was awesome and that he wished he could have gone along because Grave Digger is one of the very first Monster Trucks out there, this is one of the trucks that started this whole Monster Truck scene!

When we arrived at the DCU Center on February 18th, we were amazed by the long line waiting to get into the pit party and were wondering how well our sons would do waiting in such a long line. Luckily the line moved really fast but the lines were even longer waiting to get autographs at the pit party so we just snapped some pics and got up close and personal with the huge monster trucks!

My five year old has been watching Monster Jam on the Speed channel for a long time now, it’s something he just happened upon and has loved always. Being the competitive type of boy he is, I was shocked to find out that freestyle matches are really what my son enjoys most! It was a real treat for AJ to see the freestyle competition in real life when we attended the Monster Jam show at the DCU Center.

As a family of two boys who are 3 & 5, we were nervous about whether or not they would be entertained for the pit party plus the duration of the show, but honestly, it was a breeze. Monster Jam did a great job at keeping the crowd, and children, entertained during breaks and intermission. We were even able to see some Motocross competitors do tricks during intermission which ROCKED.

Overall the family had a fabulous time and I can honestly say this is a show we will attend again in the future, but hopefully this time we can bring along our daughter because as of now she doesn’t know she missed the show. My daughter has every other weekends with her Dad and so this happened to fall upon a weekend she wasn’t with us to attend.

You can see all of the pictures on Happily Blended’s Facebook page as well as go ahead and connect with Monster Jam on Facebook to see what other viewers captured of the various shows all over!

Disclosure: I received four family pack tickets to both the pit party and show at the DCU Center, all opinions are that of my own.

Monster Jam Show at DCU Center February 18, 2012

Yesterday was such a fun day, we headed to the DCU Center in MA to watch Monster Jam live and even enjoyed the pit party. The pit party was rather crowded and so we were not able to get autographs and after the show, my sons were DONE, meaning throwing a fit, grumpy and screaming so we couldn’t wait in line after the show for autographs either. Which kind of stinks but that is to be expected with little ones.

Thankfully the boys loved the show and wouldn’t stop talking about it all the way home. It was a two and a half hour drive but went by rather fast with the rambling of the boys excitement! I definitely would recommend Monster Jam to anyone, I got so excited and pumped when the trucks started coming out!

I will share more about our trip but for now I wanted to invite you to take a look at all of the pictures on Happily Blended’s Facebook Page and leave a comment or two telling me which picture is your favorite!

Happy Sunday my friends!


Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam in Worcester MA @monsterjam

I am so excited that my family and I {minus my daughter} will be attending Monster Jam in Worcester MA come mid February! This is a trip that I plan to hold hostage, meaning keep it from my kids because my five year old is so obsessed with Monster Jam that I want it to be a jaw dropping surprise.

My five year old knows all of the drivers by name and will be ecstatic to be in the arena and experience Monster Jam live in person. I haven’t ever been to a Monster Jam show so it will certainly be an experience for me. I do recall when I was younger that my Dad’s previous wife had a small shed beside her house and a monster truck was stored in there for a short period of time, I do not recall if it was a famous one or not, I just remember us kids being told to stay away from it.

Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam Shall Be Featuring:

USHRA Monster Trucks including Grave Digger® driven by Dennis Anderson, Maximum Destruction® driven by Kreg Christensen, Avenger driven by Jim Koehler, Wrecking Crew driven by Steve Koehler, Stone Crusher driven by Steve Sims, Monster Magic driven by Bryan Wright, Aftershock driven by Bob Robbins, and Wolverine driven by Alex Blackwell!

Connect with @monsterjam on Twitter and Like Monster Jam on Facebook to keep up with the latest events in your area.

Disclosure: I am receiving four family tickets free to attend this show and will be sharing my experience through pictures and blog post after attending. Be sure to Like Happily Blended on Facebook as I will be sharing pictures there as well.

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