Fit Band Winner

We have a winner for the Worthy of the Prize Fit Band!

But first I want to tell you about the really neat link party that Worth of the Prize has recently started.

It's called Mom 2 Mom and each week they will share a mommy tip that works for them. You are then invited to link-up your mommy tip. They are looking for tips that work for you---mommy resources, easy recipes, indoor boredom busters, decorating ideas, crafts, toddler teaching techniques, faith-talks for children, potty-training tips, organizational tools, etc.

This week they share how they made these cute hand print hearts! Go check it out join the fun!

And now for our winner!

Lucky #2 who is Lori!!! Yay!!! Lori has won this!

Team Chase Auction and Giveaway Reminder

Just a quick note to let y'all know about the current auction going on over at Team Chase (one of our adoption families). They have tons of stuff up for auction and 100% of what you spend will go directly into their adoption fund!


Team Chase: 4 and Counting

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Have you entered the Worthy of the Prize Fit Band giveaway? I'm gonna guess no cause there are only 2 entries! What! Go here to enter and for your 30% off coupon code. This ends very soon so hurry!

Hint Hint: They also have a post on their blog where the first 10 comments will get Fit Cards for free! Go to their blog to win that and enter here for the fit band and you just may get a complete set for free!

Blocks of Love

Another item perfect for Valentine's Day is the Blocks of Love necklace!
Come check it out today!

Order by Feb. 1st for Valentine delivery.

Engraved Heart Jewelry Box

Our new Heart Jewelry Box is perfect to keep your tiny treasures!
Have it engraved for a personal touch. In the shop now! Think Valentine.

Personalized Love Letter

New in the shop is the Personalized Love Letter!
We stamp your name or word on this cutie envelope. Find it HERE!
Similar to our Love Notes necklace.

A couple others have been added too just in time for Valentine's Day! We will post them soon!

Can you guess?

What is my new hobby?
If that didn't help, maybe this one will.
 Or this one for sure!

Love Notes

What inspires you?
I'm sure many things, as with me.
This time it's my husband.
Look what I found one day when I came to my computer...
 and on the backside! (excuse my crossed out notes)
I'm the lucky one ♥♥♥. I love you sweetheart.

Immediately after finding his love note I made this ↓. He inspired it!

The Love Notes necklace is now in the shop just in time for Valentine's Day! Order by Feb. 1 for Valentine delivery.

{Worthy of the Prize} Giveaway + Discount


If you've been around here for any length of time you know about my friends over at Worthy of the Prize.

Worthy of the Prize is a sports ministry. They host loads of sports events and have ministries and fundraisers such as the Baby Gift Ministry and the Chosen Child adoption fundraiser. But what I find greatest about them is this...check out their goal taken directly from their site.

"Our goal here at Worthy of the Prize is to not only train you to be worthy of the earthly prizes, but more importantly, to make sure you are worthy of the ultimate prize, a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and the promise of eternal life in Heaven with Him!"

Is that great or what? Another great thing about Worthy of the Prize is their product.

Fit cards are designed to clip on to the fit band and while you workout you can pray, memorize scripture and do devotionals! The band also makes a great keychain!

Worthy of the Prize has a special discount just for our readers! Use code CAP30 for a whopping 30% off your entire order for anything in the shop! WOW!

They have also offered this Signature Stars Band (not available online) to one lucky winner!
Mandatory: Go visit Worthy of the Prize then come leave a comment with what you like best!
Extras: (Leave separate comments.)
• Blog, tweet or Facebook about this giveaway.
• Follow the Worthy of the Prize blog. (Some giveaways going on there too!)
• Follow Worthy of the Prize on Twitter.
• Follow Worthy of the Prize on Facebook.

Last day to enter 1/30/11. Make sure we can find your email address.

Fun for Friday - Catalog Card Generator

How great is this idea? Keep your story in a little box. You can document all of the important moments of your life with this Catalog Card Generator. Create them, print them, then place them in a (vintage) recipe box for safe keeping. How great would it be many years down the road to look back in this box? Or how interesting for your children to have this when they are older? Here is one of an important date in our life.
Imagine the fun! Go create and lets see what you come up with!

Thank You Mr. King

For having a dream, being a great leader and example! Today we honor you on this Martin Luther King Day!

Sadly when you're a kid learning about this history you don't always give it much thought. Now that I am older I have a better understanding and appreciation for what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. did to fight for equality and against racial discrimination. The thing that I find most crazy is that this was not that long ago. Can you imagine?

Listen below to some powerful words from a brilliant man.



And some artwork in honor of MLK by my son.

Dollar Store Standouts

Occasionally I browse my local dollar stores and find items that I like to call standout items. Items that just seem to catch your attention because they are neat, different, useful or quality items. Here are a few that I recently came across. These are all form my local Dollar Tree.
Crayola Twist Markers

Ceramic Bobble Heads for painting. - These are going into our summer box! Starting a summer box right now that we will fill with activities that we find through the year that will come in handy for summer use.
Cute Valentine Stamp for Teacher! Wish is was red or pink though.

Now these next two aren't necessarily standout but they are quite handy.
Cotton Twine
 And these cello Basket Bags are exactly the perfect size for our Diaper Cake!
How about you, any dollar store standout items lately?

Baby Onesie Card

Is this card cute or what?!
Don't you hate when you forget to buy a card? I sure do! It's a good thing I have my trusty crafty stuff cause I was able to make this adorable card with items I had on hand. And it's way cuter than any store bought card. I found this tutorial a looooong time ago and knew it would come in handy one day. Check it out and all it's cuteness!
It was the perfect card to go with the diaper cake! And I love the fact that when you change up the paper you will get a totally different look. Thanks Laurin for sharing your tutorial!

DIY Diaper Cake

Have you seen these diaper cakes? I've seen them online upwards around $80! Yikes! Wanted to make one for a friend and boy am I happy with the way it turned out.
I found this great tutorial here from Susie Stamp a Lot. It leaves you with what you see below. She does go on in another tutorial how she decorated it but I wanted mine a bit different.

I wrapped receiving blankets around each layer. Use clothes pins to hold them in place just long enough to get a ribbon tied around them like below. First fold and iron blankets to the width of the diapers.
The bottom layer was too big around for just one blanket to cover it so I used two like so on the back side.
Next use some paper shred to cover the diapers. You could leave them exposed if you like but I wanted them covered.
I added a rubber duck to the top too! Sooooo cute!
Lastly I placed it in a large cello bag and tied a bow!
I'm kinda in love with it!
It was well received at the shower! One lady even asked if they could place orders for them! Fun! Can you believe there is even baby powder and a bottle on the inside?!!
Have you ever made a diaper cake?

Linking up at:
S- The DIY Showoff, Under the Table and Dreaming, MThe Girl Creative, MM Party at BNOTP, Making the World Cuter, Skip to my Lou, Sumo's Sweet Stuff, Keeping it SimpleT- Coastal Charm, All Thingz Related, Today's Creative Blog, Hope Studios W- Trendy Treehouse, Blue Cricket Design, Me and My Bucket, Someday Crafts, My Backyard Eden, Room to Inspire, Creations by Kara, Just a Girl, T- The Shabby Chic Cottage, Life as Lori, Somewhat Simple, Beyond the Picket Fence, Fireflies and JellybeansF- A Few of My Favorite Things, It's FUN to Craft, The Shabby Nest, Fingerprints on the Fridge, Tatertots and Jello, Funky Junk InteriorsS- Along for the Ride, I Heart Naptime

Fun for Friday - Classic Movie Clip

Yay it's Friday! Just a little fun for today. A scene from one of my favorite movies. I love the end when she tells him not to come back for 5-7 days! Classic. I hear ya Vada. Enjoy and have a great weekend!


Totally remember those days as a kid, not being able to go swimming. :(
How about you?

Have you shopped with CSN Stores?

I was super excited when CSN Stores contacted me to do another review for them! Have you checked them out yet? Oh my gosh they have everything! So what to review??? How about a leather briefcase? Briefcases are for ladies too! Check out all the yummy greenness going on below! Can I fit my laptop in there?
McKlein USA 94831 - W Series Winnetka Italian Leather Women's Briefcase in Green

What to review, what to review....

Hello

Popping in to say hi, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year!!! We had a wonderful Christmas, Christmas Vacation, and New Year! So great to take a bit of time off to spend with the family. Hope you had a great Christmas too.

One Christmas gift I am particularly excited about is this book. (Though I did get other great gifts and I love them all!)
City on Our Knees by Toby Mac on audio of course cause I hate reading! Yep sure do. Anyway this baby will get me through some morning treadmill sessions. (One of those resolutions but that's another post.)

We will be back into the swing of things soon. Got plans, ideas and projects, many of which are included in those dreaded New Year's resolutions. EEK!