Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Swagbucks Holiday Shopping Promotions


Swagbucks has announced a lot of special promotions for those of you looking for deals this Holiday season!So if your still shopping here is a great way to get back while you give!

First, from 12/1 through 12/26 if your a new user and you spend $50 or more in Shop, you earn a 250 SB bonus! 

If you want an even more rewarding Shop experience, Swagbucks is running a series of Double Swag Bucks Days and throughout the holiday season! Plus a special contest where you can win even more! If you're not a member of Swagbucks yet, there's still time to earn free gift cards towards your holiday spending! Just click here to sign up.

Here's the schedule:


Halfway to Christmas – December 12th – 15th, 2014
  • Double Swag Bucks in ALL Shop & Earn stores!
  • Spend at least $1 in Shop & Earn between December 12th – 15th and you’ll receive an entry into a drawing for one of 51 prizes!
  • Grand Prize (1)- 50,000 SB
  • Runner Up Prizes (50) – 1,000 SB
Free Shipping Day – December 18th, 2014
  • Double Swag Bucks in ALL Shop & Earn stores!
Last Day to Order Online (for Christmas delivery) – December 21st, 2014
  • Double Swag Bucks in ALL Shop & Earn stores!
Shop & Earn Spotlight – December 1st – 30th, 2014
  • Be on the lookout for super-special deals at featured Shop & Earn stores

Freshly Picked Moccasins Review and Giveaway


Freshly Picked baby moccasins are some of the most beautiful moccasins available. They are very stylish and fit so perfectly on your babies feet they are like wearing a pair of socks. Freshly Picked moccasins come in a wide variety of styles for boys and girls in many sizes. 



These are the beautiful moccasins I got for my smallest son. They are soft and comfy and are the perfect style for my rough and tumble little man. Camo is very popular these days and his mocs are loved by all that see them. He looks adorable running around the house in his cute little mocs.


Freshly Picked have other amazing products made with the same love and attention to detail, making them the highest quality for their customers. 


Everything from shirts, carryall bags, onesies, and more. All of their products are very stylish and match many pairs of mocs available from Freshly Picked.



Now how would you like to have a pair of baby mocs from Freshly Picked? They have partnered with me to bring you this fantastic giveaway! The giveaway is open to residents of  U.S. only, sorry Canada.

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Pasta Ornaments


Kids love pitching in making ornaments for the tree. Add glue and some glitter alongside cool looking pasta and you have an afternoon of crafting fun. First thing you need to do is get a piece of paper and draw a snowflake outline. Like this:


And then begin gluing your choice of pasta to the outline. Glue pasta on until the entire outline is covered. 


I used my glue gun for the placement of the pasta so the kids could get on with the fun stuff. Then once the outline is complete I let the kids go crazy with school glue and glitter. 


And there you have it. Cut the snowflake out but leave it attached to the paper so it doesn't fall apart. Hang them on the tree or wherever you like. These make great gifts for grandparents.



Saturday, 6 December 2014

Beat The Cold!


It is very cold and wet here in B.C. it is raining on top of all our fresh snow turning everything into a slushy nightmare. So here I sit thinking about the things that make me feel warm and cozy when the weather gets me down. 

First on my list is a nice warm drink like this Hot Cocoa from One Good Thing By Jillee she also has an ipad giveaway on right now for you to check out. Or you can try any of these 50 holiday drinks!

I love sitting with my warm drink with a soft fuzzy blanket watching Christmas movies like:


  • Frosty The Snowman
  • Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
  • Jack Frost
  • Christmas With The Kranks
  • Elf
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • The Santa Clause 1, 2, and 3
  • Home Alone
  • Fred Clause 
  • 4 Christmases
  • and any other Christmas special that comes on.
Baking delicious Christmas cookies is an excellent way to spread the cheer and warm some hearts. I love making sugar cookies with my little ones because they get to decorate them and have a good time. Here is my sugar cookie recipe:

Roll Out Sugar Cookies
  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened 
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 5 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt

Directions

  1. Cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.
 You can ice these cookies with any icing you like but when I have my kids do them we use a mixture of evaporated milk and icing sugar thin enough for the kids to spread on easily. Add drops of food coloring and have fun!

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Simple & Free Bathroom Holiday Decor


The bathroom is sometimes forgotten when it comes to decorating, but I feel every room of the house should be festive. With this simple trick you can create bathroom toilet paper trees. If your like me and buy toilet paper in bulk then you already have what you need just snag a few extra decorations and that's that. If you want to go all out you can wrap them in garland but for now I'm sticking with the simple look. 

If you have two bathrooms you can easily make mini trees as well. 



Easy and free holiday decor is always a winner in my eyes!