Monday, November 30, 2009

Today is the LAST day!!! Get your entries in soon!

Just a reminder...The Walls That Welcome giveaway ends today November 30th at 12pm PST, so be sure to get your entries in!  Click here to go directly to the giveaway.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Free Holiday Planner

Having trouble getting yourself organized for the holidays?  Download this great free printable Holiday Control Journal from Flylady and start planning!  Also, if you're planning to travel this holiday season, check out this great packing list!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Finally a button!

Be Blessed finally has a button! :)  Feel free to take one from my side bar if you'd like!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Thanksgiving activities for kids...

Just brainstorming ideas for a few fun things to do with my kids Thanksgiving week and thought I'd share...

1. Thankfulness List  Ask kids (even very little ones) what they are thankful for...and write it down.  Have bigger kids write them all by themselves.  (I just LOVE notes in kid handwriting!) Make sure to put the year on them and save them in a scrapbook or keepsake box.  They are so much fun to look back on!  You could also make a video clip of your kids talking about what they are thankful for.

2. Turkey Hand Prints I even like making these with babies!  Paint the palm and thumb brown, and the fingers bright fall colors..  and stamp the handprint in the middle of a piece of paper.  Add an orange beak on the thumbprint, add an eye, a gobble, and turkey legs and feet.

3. "I'm so thankful for you" cards  These would be fun to make and mail to grandparents, friends, or someone special on your list.

4.  Pilgrim and Indian Hats to wear to Thanksgiving dinner...and make sure you take pictures! Click here for a pilgrim boy hat, and here for a pilgrim girl

5.  Invite someone over to dinner that may not have a family to go home to.  You can also check with your local colleges that often have international students that would love to spend the day with your family! 

Do you have any fun Thanksgiving ideas that make the day more meaningful for your family?  I would LOVE to hear about them! :)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Walls That Welcome Giveaway!

I am SOOO excited about this giveaway!  Have you heard of Uppercase Living yet?  It is beautiful decorative rub-on lettering and designs for walls, windows, doors, or almost any surface!

Choose from a huge assortment of pre-made expressions, or completely design and customize your own with the MyDesign Suite creator on this site!  You choose the colors and size for the space you are planning to decorate!  Also, I'd like to let you know that it can stay up and look beautiful for many years, and when you are ready to take it off, it is COMPLETELY removable, and will not damage your wall!  This makes it great for dorm rooms, apartments and renters!  I love how cozy and welcoming it makes your home feel without adding extra clutter.  And more good's simple to put on yourself, and it's a very cost effective way of decorating! (Think how much it would cost to have someone paint customized lettering on your walls!)

Walls That Welcome is giving away a $25 gift certificate to one lucky winner!  Entries will be accepted until November 30th at Midnight PST, and the winner will be announced on December 1st.

How to enter:
First and *mandatory* entry number 1. Go to the Walls That Welcome Uppercase Living site, look around and leave a comment about your favorite product and how you would like to use it in your home.  Be sure to post your email address for each entry so I can contact you!

Entry #2. Post this giveaway and link on your blog, facebook, or twitter. (post and enter up to once per day day)

Entry #3. Visit AND follow the Walls That Welcome blog publicly and let me know that you did.

Entry #4.  Follow this blog publicly.

Entry #5.  Click here to join Decorating with Uppercase Living group on facebook and then let me know that you did.

Bonus Entry: Visit the application instructions and watch how easy it is to put expressions on your wall and tell me what you think.  (If I can do it you can! :)

 Happy Entering!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Mega Swag Bucks Day Today!

Today is Mega Swag Bucks Day, which means that Swag bucks gives you extra chances to win on Fridays!  Click here to sign up and earn 3 swag bucks now just for joining!  If you're not familiar with Swag bucks, it's an awesome way of earning money, prizes and gift cards while doing your usual everyday web searches and it's powered by google!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Heartfelt Award

Be blessed was "blessed" with a heartfelt blog award today! :)  Thank you to Delightfully Frugal for the pretty award!  Check out her lovely blog for great deals and thoughts on life and being a mom! 

The rules of the award are :

* Display the award logo.
* Nominate up to 9 blogs that make you feel comfy or warm inside.
* Link to your nominees.
* Let them know they have been nominated by commenting.
* Link to the person from whom you received the award.

My choices are:

Little Miss Heirlooms
Walls That Welcome
Lunchbox Limbo
Coolest Kid Reviews
Boutique Stitches
Kiddie Treasures
Under The Golden Apple Tree

Congratulations! :)

Pretzel Perks

Mmmm......We love Auntie Anne's pretzels!  Sign up for Auntie Anne's monthly Pretzel Perks and get coupons, special offers, and pretzel news!  This month there is a coupon for a FREE pretzel when you purchase three.  Click here to sign up.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Do you have a winning recipe?

Submit a family favorite recipe to Gooseberry Patch, and you'll be entered for a chance to win a $70 Gooseberry Patch surprise box.  Enter more recipes for more chances to win.  If your recipe is featured in the next cookbook, you will recieve that cookbook for free!  Enter here before midnight EST on Nov. 5th.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Printable Cookie Exchange Party Invitation

Want to plan a fun cookie exchange party with friends?  Click here to download and print this cute cookie fairy invitation for free from The Boulie Blog.  Thanks Chichiboulie! :)

Stay tuned to this blog for more thrifty holiday and gift ideas and be sure to CLICK on the picture in the right sidebar to enter my current giveaways!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Kodak Gallery Giveaway!

Looking forward to using this one!  The Kodak Gallery will be giving away $15 gift codes to be used on their site.  In order to qualify, you must register and and agree to recieve future mailings from the Kodak Gallery.  Learn more, and sign up here.

Thanks Dealightfully Frugal!