I recently got a chance to look at this website Cardable. I expected to be bored with just another card site, but that didn’t happen. It was fun, fast, and super easy!
Cardable describes their company in the following way,
“Personalized cards are a growing trend but if you’ve ever tried to navigate the big ‘super-sites’ you probably realised the experience was anything but personal. Enter the challenger, Cardable, a beautifully designed site which re-creates the corner shop experience on the internet. All cards are designed to be personalised with your own photos and feature an understated and charming sense of humour. You can currently send cards by email for free and printed cards are only 2.50 (plus postage). Unlike the others, Cardable does not try to be ‘all things to all people’ but if you enjoy photography and sharing a laugh with family and friends there’s sure to be something there for you.”
Sooooo… As you all can see my blog is anything but fancy. I have decided that blogging is something I am really enjoying and want to pursue to along with my studies. I know it takes some money to get started, and that is okay!
What I am actually blogging out today is the fact that I need help figuring out how to do all the steps I need to in order to make myself a self proclaimed fancy blogger.
I host with wordpress and pay for a domain name, but I would like to switch to self hosting. I would also love to create/plan/design an amazing layout that I really love. Photo Bug Mama describes me, but my website does not one bit!
If any of of other bloggers have any advice, and would be willing to take the time to email/talk me through this whole process that would be great!
Thanks in advance to everyone who comments giving me any advice at all!
Today I bring to you another book from the Quilt of Love series called The Christmas Quilt written by Vannetta Chapman. This book is part of the Abingdon Press Christmas blog tour as well!
Vannetta wrote a synopsis for you as well,
“Babies have their own schedule. But so does God. Annie’s life is deliciously full as the Christmas season approaches. She helps her husband, Samuel, attend to the community’s minor medical needs. She occasionally assists Belinda, the local midwife, and most days, she finds herself delivering the buggy to her brother Adam. Annie’s sister-in-law Leah is due to deliver their first child before Christmas morning, and Annie is determined to finish a crib quilt before the boppli arrives. With six weeks to go, she should have no problem . . . but God may have a different plan. Leah is rushed to the English hospital when the infant arrives early, and Annie discovers the Christmas quilt may hold a far greater significance than she ever imagined.”
I have to admit, I wish I would have read A Simple Amish Christmas before this book as I found out after that this is the sequel. I absolutely loved this book though! The idea of the holidays and babies just seem to go together so well. The author really helps you feel the bond between best friends Annie and Leah. The descriptive language helps the reader to really try and relate to the story.
When Leah goes into the hospital early, the way the quilt brings them even closer together was written so well. I enjoyed seeing how the quilt highlighted not only their joy, but their pain as well.
I don’t want to reveal the ending for everyone, so I won’t go into a ton of detail, buttttt the ending was my favorite part. Having not one special experience, but two! The love was truly felt through this book. The love of friends, as well as, the love of family.
If you want to read more, you can find an excerpt from this book here … although I strongly suggest you go out and add this to your collection!
As I lay in bed with my two babes, I truly am appreciative for all that I have.
A coworker of mine had one of the loves of their life taken from them too soon this weekend. I can not even begin to fathom what their family is going through. The loss of a child is like no other. I can not even pretend that I understand.
What I can do is love my babies until they can’t take it anymore. I can hug them, kiss them and tell them I love them along with everyone else in my life. I can put down the iPhone for a bedtime story, or just for cuddles. I can take that 5 minute break from homework to hear their insane requests for outlandish toys on TV or ice cream before dinner.
I can remind all of you, my readers, to tell those around them you love them. Hug them, kiss them, squeeze them tight, because somewhere someone may have just been robbed of those special moments with someone they love.
We as people need to cherish the time we have, and celebrate life before it’s too late…
This month eMeals.com is offering an awesome holiday menu FREE with sign up.
The best part about the menu?
Not only do you get a choice between paleo or clean eating , but they are healthy!
I added one of the awesome holiday treats they offer in the picture to the side. I also added another bonus at the end of this entry.
The Frosted Pecan Tart looks fantastic and tastes even better.
With warm notes of pecan and cinnamon with a whole wheat crust with a hint of honey you will not be disappointed.
When I made it for my friends they absolutely loved it and even led to a do you pe-can or pe-con debate!
The other picture I am showing you all at the end, is the paleo turkey option they include with the paleo holiday menu.
I mean just look at these options! YUM!
When you head over to eMeals.com you will have a choice of multiple different dinner plans as well as lunch and breakfast add-on plans. The plans come in different options like paleo, mediterranean, low fat, classic, vegetarian, low carb,slow-cooker, and more!
I absolutely love eMeals.com and would reccomend to anyone. In fact, I recently told my friend who is interested in transitioning to paleo all about eMeals.com. She seemed so excited that somewhere had planned meals that were different and healthy according to her standards. This makes it easy for someone in college or a mom who is on the go or just wants to keep it simple!
So head on over to eMeals.com while you have this AWESOME coupon code for 15% off this month with the code HOLIDAY !
GIVEAWAY CLOSED 🙂
I was beyond excited when I got the email to review Mother’s Therapy Organics!
The lovely package M.T.O sent! I swear it smelled so fresh just opening it up!
Both of my babes have extremely sensitive skin, with Bex having the ultimate issues. Mother’s Therapy Organics sent me 3 of their different products to sample along with two on the go containers of their hand sanitizer. While the germ-figh’n hand lotion, cool as a cucumber is marketed towards sanitizing as well as moisturizing before and after diaper changing I found myself wanting to use it all the time! Luckily they also sent the hand sanitizer, skin revitalizing for all the time whether it was on the go or at home! This was a life saver this week and I’ll tell you why.
I have been sooo sick and while I have still been watching the babes along with going to work, no one else has gotten it. I truly believe it’s because I was washing my hands and then sanitizing with this awesome sanitizer! The smell is amazing and it’s very mild, as not to overwhelm those of us who just can’t handle those strong aromas. I let my co-workers (we all work in childcare) use it and they kept all saying
“It smells so fresh!” & “Wow! I love how it isn’t sticky feeling like other sanitizers.”
Don’t even get me started on the Mother’s Therapy Organics Baby Lotion, Soothing Relaxing Moisturizing. It is absolutely amazing. My babes get allergic reactions to almost all lotions I put on them with the exception of a few. The first day this package came in the mail I couldn’t wait to get the babes in a bath and use this lotion after. With its light, creamy feeling both of them absolutely loved it and no one complained they felt icky (this often happens with those heavy, unscented lotions) The best part…. no reaction. It was so sensitive and awesome that we had no issues & it has become a regular part of our night time routine.
Now that everyone was patient here is the best part…..
I GET TO GIVEAWAY A FAMILY PACK!!!!!
Mother’s Therapy Organics is giving the winner of this giveaway a family pack of their of products worth $30 for FREE!!!
All you have to do is enter using rafflecopter link below and on November 8th
& we will have a winner!
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Disclosure: I received products in order to complete this review. The opinions stated in this are completely my own and by no means influenced by anything!!!!
I’m writing to tell you, my readers, all about the special that ran through October! I told you all about their comfort food menu in the last post I wrote.
During the month of October, eMeals.com, had a deal going that if you signed up you would receive a free comfort foods menu!
Pumpkin Cake with Cinnamon Ice Cream…. YUM
I really wanted to blog before the end of the month and tell you WHAT AN AMAZING DEAL this is! You should absolutely go sign up over at eMeals.com if you haven’t yet. OCTOBER is a 10% off discount code that is good for the rest of the day!! I mean just look at the one option I have posted here. It looks delicious…. I’ll even do you all a favor & give you the recipe for this lovely dessert that is perfect for all of the fall season!
Pumpkin Spice Dump Cake with Simple Cinnamon Ice Cream:
- 15 oz can pumpkin puree
- 10 oz can evaporated milk
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 box yellow cake mix
- ¾ cup melted butter
- ½ cup crushed Graham crackers
- ½ cup chopped pecans
- Ice Cream:
- Half gallon vanilla ice cream
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- In a large bowl, whisk together pumpkin, evaporated milk, brown sugar, eggs, and pumpkin pie spice. Pour into a 9×13-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.
- Sprinkle cake mix evenly over the top of the pumpkin mixture, followed by the crushed graham crackers and pecans. Drizzle melted butter evenly over the top.
- Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until center is set and topping is golden brown.
- Scoop ice cream into a large bowl. Soften at room temperature 5 to 10 minutes.
- Sprinkle with cinnamon, and mix, using a wooden spoon, until evenly combined. Serve over warm cake.
If desired, scoop leftover ice cream into an airtight container, and freeze until ready to use.
So now I urge you to go over and sign up for eMeals.com, because there is no time to waste! You don’t want to miss out on the offer eMeals.comif giving us! 10% off with the code OCTOBER plus a PDF of a Comfort Foods menu for FREE!
Remember there are plans for everyone including paleo, slow cooker, clean eating, mediterranean, classic meals, low fat, low carb, portion control, gluten free, simple gourmet, vegetarian, and natural & organic with breakfast and lunch options possible!!!!