Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Shutterfly photo card blog

Okay, so they want some more specific things to get the 50 free cards. I guess you sign up first on their blog at http://blog.shutterfly.com/5358/holiday2010-blog-submission-form/ then they send an email telling what to blog to get the credits.

I don't really have one specific way to do my Christmas cards. In the past I've done whatever was cheapest, or what I could get at the last minute. Since we had Kaleigh, I've always done photo cards. But I would get some in the mail and they were so pretty, I always said "next year I'm going to put more effort into it and start earlier!" Shutterfly does have some beautiful cards and I love that they have collages. It's so hard to narrow my pictures down to One choice!

You can see their Christmas photo cards here.

This was another one of my favorites -

of course my final choice will come down to what pictures I have that I want to use. This year we were fortunate to have a couple of friends who are wonderful photographers take pictures for us, so I have a lot to choose from!

They also have holiday cards for other occasions here.

Another thing I always do for our families is make a calendar. They have some here. http://www.shutterfly.com/calendars

Friday, November 19, 2010

Shutterfly Photo cards

A friend had blogged about this promotion so I wanted to try it also.

If you blog about Shutterfly they will give 5o free photo cards! http://http//blog.shutterfly.com/5358/holiday2010-blog-submission-form/

I love doing photo cards for Christmas so this is a great deal. They have some adorable cards and I especially love the collage cards.

Like these -

I'll let you know how it works out.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Costumes N' Candy

For some reason this year we just ended up with tons to do this week of Halloween. Kaleigh's getting older and more "into" things. And of course she's always loved dressing up! All of Kaleigh's costumes came from her dress up box & most of those came from yard sales.

Tuesday we went to the library where they had games, snacks & candy. I particularly liked the "cake walk" where you could win books. With Patti's help, we could have all the kids playing at once to fill four spots which helped us win several times! The twins really enjoyed playing with a small parachute and some beach balls. The girls were dressed as Goldilocks and the 3 bears.

Wednesday we went to a very fun & cute playdate. There were crafts, games, food & cookie decorating! The poor bears got hot though! I ended up bringing the twins home in their diapers.

Thursday night Benton had their "Spook City" which was just a bunch of vendors handing out candy. We walked around a few blocks and got lots of candy and even coupons for free stuff. Kaleigh was a cheerleader that night. They had these miniature horses and Alexis jumped up out of the stroller to pet it. She really seems to like animals. Then some people dressed up in an inflated sumo wrestler type outfit walked by & she started crying and jumped back in the stroller!

Friday night we worked our church's GSFESt which is a huge event of carnival rides & more. I took Kaleigh with me while I worked the preschool inflatables. She jumped, slid & ran around for two hours straight! Then she/we rode 4 rides before we had to leave so Nathan could work the 10 to midnight shift.

Saturday night I took Kaleigh & Emory around our neighborhood. This night she wanted to be a ballerina.

Sunday night we went to a friend's house and had a fish fry then took the kids out trick or treating around their neighborhood.

I'll post some more pictures on facebook soon if you are interested in seeing more.