Monday, November 15, 2010

Decisions, Decisions

I’ve always been one of those people who refuses to put up any Christmas decorations, watch any Christmas movies or even do any Christmas shopping before Thanksgiving. I just always felt like Christmas season is long enough already, why bother extending the season even more?

This year, something changed.

Maybe it’s because I loved last Christmas so much. It was our first Christmas as a married couple and we started a lot of our own traditions: watching Christmas movies, picking out our own tree together, shopping for decorations, making cookies, and sending out Christmas cards.

Or maybe I’ve just become less of a Grinch these days…

Whatever the reason, I can’t WAIT to start the Christmas season this year! I’ve already started making lists of cookies I’m going to make this year, planning shopping trips and drooling over Christmas cards.

Last year Joe and I sent out cards that our wedding photographer had created for us. They were cute, but (because I’m a huge control freak!) I would have done them a little lot differently.

This year, I’m going with Shutterfly Christmas cards. I’m a huge fan of Shutterfly. We already have multiple photo books from their website that I looooove. In college I even made Joe a Shutterfly calendar out of pictures he had taken (he used to be really into photography) that he still has in our office!

I’m having a terrible time choosing a card style, though, because I love so many of them!

This one comes from the Religious cards collection. I love that it has a religious message without being too in your face about it. I think the border pattern and the sweet dove on the bottom make it so adorable!

I also really like this “Cool Christmas Tree” card:

and this “Retro Snowflake Bursts” card:

Which one do you like best?

It’s going to be a tough decision!

If you’re a blogger yourself, head over to Shutterfly. Bloggers get 50 free holiday cards from Shutterfly… sign up:

Friday, November 12, 2010


It's Friday! That means it's time to choose a winner for my $40 CSN gift certificate giveaway!

The winner is......

Mrs. Clark Bar! Congrats! Please send me an email at hillaryblogs(at)gmail(dot)com to claim your prize!
Monday, November 8, 2010

Who wants $40?!

As promised, I’m starting this week off with a…


The fine folks of CSN would like to give one of YOU a $40 gift certificate to use in any of their stores!

If you blog or read blogs on a regular basis, chances are you’ve heard of CSN. They are a fabulous company that owns over 200 stores. They sell everything under the sun; children’s backpacks, cribs, diaper bags, these itty bitty adorable baby shoes… wait, what are we talking about again? Damn baby fever…

Anyway, for those of you a little less obsessed with all things related to soft, sweet, smiling little infants… they also sell dinnerware, Christmas decorations and nearly anything else your heart may desire. In fact they actually sell the kitchen sink!

Interested yet????

Here’s how to enter:

1. One entry—leave a comment on this post. Tell me what you would buy, tell me how cute those little shoes are, tell me I’m going a little nuts. It doesn’t matter what you say, just comment!

2. Second entry—follow me or let me know you already follow.

That’s it. Simple. Piece of cake.

Now I’m off to go browse through that baby site a little more...