Wednesday, November 24, 2010

50 Free Holiday Cards

Each year around this time I print tons of the same picture at Walmart (wading through the lines of people who don't know how to use the machines), spend hours picking out the perfect paper and embellishments, get at least 5 cardstock paper cuts, waste hours getting the layout just perfect and spend more money than if I just bought the stinkin' Christmas cards. I don't have the luxury of time this year - moving, painting, 1 year-old boy, just for a start. This year I'm starting early and hopefully getting them out prior to 3 days before Christmas.

I found some REALLY cute cards on, and super cheap - less than $1

Take a look at these cute cute Christmas/Holiday cards here. I love the orange/green mod, the 12 baby faces are 1 for each month and the close up of the baby face has gold glitter 'Peace'. LOVE THEM!!

Some people like to give personalized calendars for Christmas presents (I LOVE calendars!) and I think its a great idea. If I had more pictures I'd do it myself - maybe next year :) Here are some fun ideas.

Another perfect Christmas idea is a picture book, I have a few of my own. Its a wonderful way to store and look at pictures, because let's be honest, we all have files upon files of pictures that we never look at. Take a look here.

To find out how to get 50 free cards go here.

Good luck and good picture hunting :)

Friday, November 5, 2010

I think Free is my favorite word :)

I went HERE and got 1 free 8x10 and 1 11x14 ($9.99). You should go check it out. I just got mine today!!

Cheap Christmas gifts for your family!!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Murder Mystery

Annie and I tried our hands at a Murder Mystery Halloween party. I think it went well, the food was ABSOLUTELY delicious! And the costumes were FUN! I made out family 'German' costumes for Halloween and Jaron's character for the party was Long John Silver - so I made him an eye patch. He'd say things like, "Arrrg! Mi Liderhosen tis fallin!" He's such a good time!

Here are our costumes - thanks mom for the help on my sleeves :) Tony was Sherlock Holmes - he did wonderfully!

Teresa (Rapunzel) and Noelle (Tink) - cutest princesses over 10 years old :)

Halloween Party #1

Rino and Geena Williams were rad enough to host their own Halloween party and invite us :) YAY! Geena made the most yummy Alfredo with Artichokes, of course I got the recipe.

We had a pumpkin painting contest and here are the contestants. (Our 'apple' didn't win, but I thought it was creative). The cracked-out Sponge Bob and the black with white ones won.

I'm not very good at taking unposed pictures.
Rino's mom was GREAT with Javin! He absolutely adored her, maybe it was all the candy and treats she fed him - that's what Grandmas do :) HAHA. Can you see Maddy in the background? Looking longingly? I think he needs a baby, just sayin'.
He looks like Santa
We won best costume, YAY! And Javin is wearing one of the prizes. Just a little big.

Spaghetti Night and a Perfectly Placed Apple

As you can tell, we like Spaghetti

and the camera.

and apples :)