Tuesday, December 29, 2015
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Monday, December 14, 2015
So, when it comes to life, I can be a wee bit selfish. This is especially true when it comes to Chick-fil-A. I'm just being honest. lol I LIKE my Chick-fil-A. I never had any idea what I was missing until I moved to the east coast. Of course, not long after we moved from Minnesota, they built the first one there!
I'm excited to share that I'm going on my second year of being a Chick-fil-A Mom. That means they occasionally send us a little something so we can treat ourselves. That's a totally perk because I regularly get their Frosted Lemonades and Cobb Salads. I maaaay have gained a reputation this past spring/summer for enjoying a Frosted Lemonade or two...dozen. heh heh heh
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This winter, I've now been introduced the Peppermint Chocolate Chip Milkshake! Wow, that was a surprise. There was a peppermint crunch in every sip! One winter item that I haven't tried yet, but will be this Wednesday, is their Chicken Tortilla Soup. Doesn't that sounds like perfect comfort food?
Are you planning any get togethers or Christmas parties? Did you know that Chick-fil-A caters?! Oh snap! Guess who will be doing my son's graduation party with their food in a year and a half? This mom! Anyhow, if you're planning a party, check out this checklist. It'll be a great help!
As a Chick-fil-A mom, I just received some fun promotional cards to try both of those items. Since I received two of each, I decided to give a couple of them away! Heck, why not, right? You will win a promotional card for one Chicken Tortilla Soup and one card for a Peppermint Chocolate Chip Milkshake.
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Words Woven by Mimi B at 10:22 PM
Saturday, December 12, 2015
One of my greatest treasures are my tubs of Christmas ornaments. My oldest daughter is 24, and I have an ornament from the Christmas before she was born. You can see behind this bunny a lot of my Hallmark ornaments!
In the past, my reviews have been of ornaments I've given to my kids. This year, since I already knew which ornaments I was going to give my kids, I decided to give Fred's parents a photo ornament. They love that kind of personal gift.
But, before I get to that, can I show you some of the ornaments I've gotten my kids over the years? When they were first born, I got them the yearly ornaments. I'm missing two, and hope to find them one day. Do you know how terrible it is to not have full sets? You can also see how they changed over the years. What I just noticed as I'm writing this is, the first two sets (for my girls) are all bears, and the next two sets (for my boys) are dogs.
From these sets I went on to different ones. My oldest daughter got quite a few of the Barbie ones. After a while I decided to get them something that went along with their past year or something they were into.
So, no more puppies and bears. I started getting sports ornaments, Marvel, NFL, hobbies, etc. Oh so many to choose from. And that's where I'm still at with my kids. I still get my oldest kids ornaments, and if possible stick them in their stockings.
This year has been a bit harder to pick something for my girls. My oldest loves all kinds of things, but the one I've settled on is the Disney Inside Out "Joy" ornament. My second daughter spent a year overseas on a mission trip & the summer as a head camp counselor. lol I know she used to love sock monkeys, so that will be perfect for her. My boys dog eared my Hallmark catalog so I could choose one from the ones they picked.
Now I'm excited to show you the one we ordered for Fred's parents, and it's the same one you'll be able to get as well! This photo is a couple years old, so we'll need to update it this year with a new one, but how precious is it?
If you love that, you'll love all of the other personalized ornaments as well!
Now you have the opportunity win an ornament like the one I got for my in-laws. You have to know, you may not be able to receive it before Christmas if you're going to be giving it as a gift. Once a winner is chosen, I'll send a code for the winner to order one!
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Words Woven by Mimi B at 12:08 AM
Thursday, December 3, 2015
You may have noticed I've shared a bit about our trip to Peru in October. What an amazing week that was. When we were down there, just like last time, I bought a sweatshirt as a memento. Unfortunately, that sweatshirt, along with the other sweatshirt, shrank.
As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I was given the opportunity to review an Photo Charm Expandable Bracelet! Now, with my beautiful PicturesOnGold.com bracelet, I can keep our team with me whenever I wear it. The photo I sent had me a little worried. It was kind of a large photo, and it had 11 of us in it! This is what the photo looked like to begin with:
When I sent them the information, I asked of there was any way they'd be able to get everyone together in the locket. That was the whole point of me sending this photo. Well, thankfully, that's what they do! They have a "Special Instructions" section so "You'll be able to add "special instructions" about your photographs to your order later. For ex: Bring people closer together. Remove Background. Remove red eye, etc." For $10 they'll even merge two photos so you can have people in different photos on one charm!
I have really started to love bracelets, and I love how simple this one is. It will go with anything I wear, and it will make a fabulous conversation piece. Yes, I could've gone with the traditional picture of my kids, or I could've done one of me and the hubster, but as I was scanning through my photos, this one just grabbed my heart.
Now, the first photo is a super close up, so the faces are kind of blurry, but it should give you a great idea of how awesome the charm is.
As you can see, the image isn't in the exact replica of the original. There's no way it was going to be, and I knew that. But you can see they bunched everyone together like we're set up in the top photo. When I saw this, I actually had to go back and forth to realize what the differences were.
I was just thrilled to know they could get all 11 of us in! C'mon, it's the size of penny! It makes my heart (and wrist) happy to know I'm carrying our team around with us. =)
If you're looking at personalizing a gift this year, this sweet bracelet would be a great way to go. Use code famguide10 to save 10%!
Words Woven by Mimi B at 10:58 PM
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Words Woven by Mimi B at 10:16 AM