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They're back! Arby's King's Hawaiian Sandwiches!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Arby’s for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

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Posted in blogging Christmas

100 Inspiring Holiday Card Photos {from Tinyprints}

It’s time for Christmas card photos! Have you done yours yet? We actually got ours done early this year (yay), and I’ve already ordered and received them. Phew! I’m glad that is done, haha!

Do you need some inspiration? Want to find some fun and unique ways to do family photos? Check out 100 Inspiring Holiday Card Photos by Tinyprints. It is a great article with tons of pictures and ideas for family photos for Christmas. Just thought I’d share. I am always looking for fun ideas like this, too! Enjoy! 😀

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Take this fun {pet personality} quiz!

All pets have personality! Take this fun quiz to see what your pet’s personality is!
For every quiz taken, $1 is donated to the Humane Society from Pet Plan. 😉

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Posted in blogging Mom Central – a fast & easy way to send your Christmas cards!

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Cardstore. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

Every year it seems my Christmas card list gets bigger and bigger. We participate in a card exchange at church as well as mailing out Christmas cards to all of our friends & family. That adds up to a LOT of cards! Solution?! Cardstore makes it easy to send out lots of cards. They will print them, address them, and send them out for you too! Just choose a card, add your personal message, and let Cardstore do the rest! read more

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A fun app {called CloudArt}

I downloaded this really cool app on my ipad the other day when it was free. It’s normally only .99, and I think it’s totally worth paying for!
All you do is add some text, and this app creates a cloud of your words that you selected, for you! You can change the font, the size, the color, and really make it like you want it.

I think it’s a lot of fun. It would be great to create something and print it out and frame it. Read more about this cool app here! read more

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TEASER: The Next Extravaganza is HERE!

Have you heard about the latest Black Friday news? It’s not the latest shopping deal or tip to get an early bird special, it’s Swagbucks. This whole month, they’re giving you Double the Swag Bucks for every dollar spent in EVERY store on Shop & Earn, but that’s not the only thing. This Black Friday is also a HUGE Swag Code Extravaganza! With this Extravaganza, you can get up to 50 SB without spending a cent. read more

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Urban Crafting

Recently while browsing the web I came across an article about Rickshaw Bags. Rickshaw is a new San Francisco-based bag company inspired by the creative energy of their city, urban cycling and an intense desire to make great products. Rickshaw bags are made out of recycled water bottles. It got me thinking about locally produced goods and the value of the urban crafter. Living in the Midwest near so many farms and fields of fresh produce it is easy to take for granted the hard work and dedication of the farmers. Each Monday and Thursday from July through early October, local farmers and crafters in my town get together to sell their locally made products. Items include fresh produce, flowers, bulbs, jams, jellies, dairy products, meats, herbs and berries directly to the public. This farmer’s market provides an opportunity to sell these unique, local goods to the local consumer and helps to stimulate our local economy. read more

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Deep Sleep {with Andrew Johnson} A Review…

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Give a gift-Change a life!

Have you heard of World Vision? World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.

We recently got a Christmas catalog in the mail, and in the catalog you can order gifts that are most needed for children and their families. For example, you can order a goat and 2 chickens for $100. A goat and chickens, you ask!? Well, a goat and chickens will provide a steady supply of eggs, milk and meat for families. You can also purchase ducks, sheep, pigs, and other items like super (bed) nets, medicines, and family fishing kits. These are all great items for families, and are all very much needed. read more

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Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund on

In response to the devastating effects of Typhoon Haiyan, which has destroyed cities in the Philippines, cost so many lives and destroyed homes, and is still on Swagbucks now has a way for us to help those who need it most in the wake of this natural disaster. read more

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Making the best of a road trip with Little Passports Travel Tips


“Are we there yet?” was a term coined by the family road trip! While new technology and toys may have silenced backseat conversations, spending time together in the car can still be a great opportunity for family bonding and learning. Even if you plan on bringing the latest gadget to pass the time, try saving them for the end of your trip when everyone is tired and cranky! read more

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Thanks for Giving Collector's Bills

Swagbucks is back again to thank not only every member of their community, but in the spirit of Veteran’s Day / Rememberance Day, they’re giving a special thanks to all of those who have given their time, heart, money, energy & life to help others. From now until Sun, 11/17 Swagbucks has released their Thanks for Giving Collector’s Bills. Search with Swagbucks to win these limited-time Bills, and collect all five to instantly get a bonus of 11 Swag Bucks! Have you signed up for Swagbucks yet?
If not, sign up now and start earning gift cards to help you pay for the holidays!

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I saw this fun idea over at Darci’s blog {The Good Life}, and thought I would join in! 😀

Five things I want to share today! If you want to join in, feel free to do this on your blog. Just talk about 5 things–any 5 things that you want to share! It’s a fun way to get to know the person behind the blog- a bit better. 😉 read more

Posted in blogging Family

Things I'm thankful for {Day 8}


Do you see how this is going? I skipped a day…aghhhh!!! read more

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Things I am thankful for….Day 6


Is it too late to start? I wish I had started this the 1st of November, but I’ll just jump in now {a few days late!} read more