Personalized Shirts as Christmas Gifts

I just ordered a personalized shirt from AlliedShirts.com and I’m loving it! I’ve ordered make your own shirts before in the past, but was always disappointed in the quality. I love the lettering on this shirt, and the material is very soft. It definitely feels high quality, and more like a shirt you would buy in a store.

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If you don’t know what Zitchdog is, I suggest you watch How I Met Your Mother. Go. Go now and don’t come back til you get the reference. Then thank me for a highly entertaining road trip game. I beat Match on our last road trip!

I’m hoping to order a few more shirts as stocking stuffers for Christmas. I think I’ll make one for Geeky from Hunger Games. Maybe a shirt that says Team Peeta. We can wear them to the next Hunger Games movie!

 
Allied Shirts Recommends:
<a href=”http://www.buildasign.com” target=”_blank”>BuildASign.com</a>
and
<a href=”http://www.printcopia.com” target=”_blank”>Printcopia</a>
* I was contacted to review an Allied Shirt, and was given a free shirt for doing the review. The opinions are 100% my own. I love my shirt and I will happily order from them in the future!

2012 Review Extravaganza Winner!

Goodbye 2012, and hello 2013!  It has been an honor to be a part of the Review Extravaganza, and I appreciate how many people linked up and played along. It has been a blast reviewing with you, catching up on events I’ve missed, and getting to know new readers.

A big thank you to Emmy Mom, as this is her brain child. I’m so lucky to be included with this great group of ladies. One more time, here are all of my fabulous co-hosts. If you haven’t started following them, you should! I promise you will not be disappointed.

 

Emmy Mom

Lourie- CA Girl
cagirl
MiMi- Living in France
Living in France
Nicole- Life’s a Beach

Janette-Johanson Journey
And this year was made even more fun with the wonderful sponsors who were willing to support us.  Please go by their sites and help us thank them and see the amazing things they have to offer as us hosts personally picked each of these sponsors as they are sites we love. The Sponsors and Prizes

Sur Le Feu- Vintage Inspired Hand Bag

Sur Le Feu offers simple, stylish, and functional clutch purses, shoulder bags, handbags, and more for the vintage-loving girl. Each item is unique and never duplicated – perfect for anyone looking to stand out!
Winner will receive a clutch or purse of their choice placed $35 or less.
Emmy mom have one of these and says they’re awesome!
The Cursing Crafter- Handmade Scarf

This incredibly soft 48″ handmade scarf by our very own MiMiPerfect for the upcoming cold or a beautiful fashion statement.A $15 ValueEnviro-Cakes A Slice of Life

Not picture of actual prize

This Enviro-Cake kit comes with everything you need to turn your cake plate into a terrarium. Step-by-step instructions are included to help you build your “Slice of Life”. Each kit comes with your choice of three plants.  A $47.99 value

Shadow Rogue Original

This new up and coming Etsy shopped features beautiful handmade jewelry.
The winner will receive this beautiful bracelet a $30 value.

This bracelet is made of stainless steel wire, using 20 gage wire at a 4mm ring size. The bracelet is 7 1/2 inches long but she can make it longer or shorter, depending on the winner’s wrist size.

Thirty-One Tote

From totes or purses you can wear while you’re out and about, thermals to help you transport food and drinks to a party, organizational items to help keep your house neat and tidy, Thirty-One has a solution!

Jessica McCoy a Thirty-One Consultant has generously offered a beautiful Medium Red Damask Tote.A $30 Value
Beautiful Black Scarf

Our very own Nicole’s mother, who may soon be opening her own etsy shop, has generously offered this beautiful handmade scarf for the lucky winner.  A $25 value.
$25 Pick Your Plum Gift Card

PYP offers new daily discounts on amazing crafts and accessories.

Our own Janette is offering this gift card

PYP is not sponsoring this prize.

Sew Charlene Women’s Apron

Charlene is new to Etsy and sells beautiful handmade aprons and draw-string bags. She makes adult and kid size aprons and is willing to make custom orders. The winner will receive this adorable chocolate cupcake apron. My (Emmymom’s) daughter has one of her aprons and she insists on wearing it every time she helps me cook.

A $22  Value

Power of Moms-MOM Organizational System

The Power of Moms Mind Organization Program

Mind Organization for Moms (M.O.M.) is a mom-specific online program, we’ll show you how to clear your counter of “the pile,” organize projects without the stress, set up an effective Weekly Review system, and keep up with the never-ending stream of emails, phone calls, and papers (yes, it’s possible!).
 A $75 value.

And now the moment you have all been waiting for.  Who is the lucky winner of all of these wonderful prizes??

It is ……

Sandy of Twelve Makes a Dozen-– it was her bonus point entry for linking up all four weeks that was chosen.
So thank you, thank you to all who linked and we will definitely be reviewing again next year. I’m going to work hard on getting great sponsors like we had this year.

2012 Review Extravaganza!

I am so excited for this year’s Review Extravaganza!  Last year I was a participant, and this year I have the honor of being one of the hosts!

Review Extravaganza

What is the Review Extravaganza

-It is your way to look back over the year and each week recap three months at a time of what happened in your life, your favorite blog posts, favorite pictures- whatever you would like to share. (Here is an example of one of my posts from last year)

Here are the hosts that I’m lucky to co-host with:

Emmy Mom


Lourie- CA Girl
cagirl
MiMi- Living in France
Living in France
Nicole- Life’s a Beach

Mrs. Match- Date Girl Diaries
http://www.dategirldiaries.com
Janette-Johanson Journey

 
 

How to Play
– Each Friday** in December link with your recap of 3 months at a time
 

December 7th: Recap January, Feb, and March
 

December 14th: Recap April, May and June
 

December 21st: Recap July, August and September
 

December 29th: Recap October, November and December and 5 goals for upcoming year
** Posts do not have to be posted on Friday but MUST be posted by the following Wednesday to count.  So, the first week you can post Dec 7th through Dec 12th, etc.
 


The Rules
 


– Must link up a recap, not just a general blog post- please link to your actual post
 


– Must include the Review Extravaganza button in your post for your entry to count towards the prizes
 


– Must link up at least one week in to be eligible to enter
 


– You will receive TONS of bonus points (literally) for linking up all four weeks
 


– Anyone can recap with us-but you must live in the Continental US to be eligible to win the prizes
 


– We will be using Rafflecopter to keep track of entries and must use that form to get your bonus points
Last year after the Extravaganza was done we added up the points and one lucky person won a little prize from each of the hosts.  This year- we have several awesome sponsors who have generously donated a gift for the winner.  
The Prizes

Sur Le Feu- Vintage Inspired Hand Bag


Sur Le Feu offers simple, stylish, and functional clutch purses, shoulder bags, handbags, and more for the vintage-loving girl. Each item is unique and never duplicated – perfect for anyone looking to stand out!
Winner will receive a clutch or purse of their choice placed $35 or less. 
   Emmy mom has one of these- they are so awesome and well made! 
The Cursing Crafter- Handmade Scarf


This incredibly soft 48″ handmade scarf by our very own MiMi 
Perfect for the upcoming cold or a beautiful fashion statement.
A $15 Value
Enviro-Cakes A Slice of Life

Not picture of actual prize


This Enviro-Cake kit comes with everything you need to turn your cake plate into a terrarium. Step-by-step instructions are included to help you build your “Slice of Life”. Each kit comes with your choice of three plants.  A $47.99 value
 

Shadow Rogue Original


This new up and coming Etsy shopped features beautiful handmade jewelry.
The winner will receive this beautiful bracelet a $30 value.

This bracelet is made of stainless steel wire, using 20 gage wire at a 4mm ring size. The bracelet is 7 1/2 inches long but I can make it longer or shorter, depending on the winner’s wrist size.


Thirty-One Tote  

From totes or purses you can wear while you’re out and about, thermals to help you transport food and drinks to a party, organizational items to help keep your house neat and tidy, Thirty-One has a solution!
Jessica McCoy a Thirty-One Consultant has generously offered a beautiful Medium Red Damask Tote.

A $30 Value
 

Beautiful Black Scarf


Our very own Nicole’s mother, who may soon be opening her own etsy shop, has generously offered this beautiful handmade scarf for the lucky winner.  A $25 value. 
 

$25 Pick Your Plum Gift Card


PYP offers new daily discounts on amazing crafts and accessories.
Our own Janette is offering this gift card

PYP is not sponsoring this prize.

Sew Charlene Women’s Apron 

Charlene is new to Etsy and sells beautiful handmade aprons and draw-string bags. She makes adult and kid size aprons and is willing to make custom orders. The winner will receive this adorable chocolate cupcake apron. My (Emmymom’s) daughter has one of her aprons and she insists on wearing it every time she helps me cook. 
A $22  Value

Power of Moms-MOM Organizational System
The Power of Moms Mind Organization Program
 

 

Mind Organization for Moms (M.O.M.) is a mom-specific online program, we’ll show you how to clear your counter of “the pile,” organize projects without the stress, set up an effective Weekly Review system, and keep up with the never-ending stream of emails, phone calls, and papers (yes, it’s possible!). 
 A $75 value.

 

That is over $304 in prizes!!  I am actually quite disappointed that I am ineligible to win being one of the hosts and all. Please feel free to visit all of our great sponsors by clicking the name above the pictures.  

 

 

 


So one lucky participant will be the winner of all of these amazing prizes.   The more you participate (hint recap all four weeks) the more chances you will receive to be the lucky winner.  But even if you don’t win it is so much fun looking back and remembering the year, meeting new bloggers and reading other bloggers recaps.  I can’t wait to read them all!  
 

 

 


If you have any questions please feel free to leave a comment and ask.  

 

 

 

TTUT-Fab Fall Giveaway!

with Impulsive Addict and Seriously Shawn

Fall is my favorite time of year. So what better way to celebrate the season than with a giveaway?

I’m excited to announce our Fab Fall Giveaway, with the lovely Janette from The Johanson Journey!

 One lucky reader will win a $100 gift card to Dermagist, a pair of Spirit Fingerz, a zipper pouch from Jonah Bonah , and one free Maybooks.

Click here to enter-a Rafflecopter giveaway

Party Planning Mode

Engvall is in the park flying a kite with his son.
Passerby: Y’all flyin’ a kite?
Engvall: Nope, fishin’ for birds! Here’s your sign.-Bill Engvall

It’s mid August and I’m starting to think forward to October. I want to have a big costume party, and I’m hoping to completely deck out our house for Halloween. I’ve been looking online for all kinds of decorating ideas. I stumbled across Signs on the Cheap, who have all kinds of cheap signs for anything you can dream up.

I got this adorable sign that I reviewed a few months ago over on the Red Carpet Ladies.

I’d love to do a Halloween sign for the party. I’m thinking something like this:

I can think of all sorts of reasons I’d like a cute yard sign. Can you?