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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Shopping for a Cause

If you are anything like me, you have just started your Christmas shopping. If you are organized like my Mama, you are probably almost finished. Either way, we have some wonderful ways you can shop and help out our adoption. For an update on where we are in the adoption, we have passed our home study as of October 30! Yay! I am working on our profile which is a scrapbook that will be shown to birth moms. We are getting more excited as our official "waiting" will start!

Designed For Hope Handmade Jewelry is jewelry with a purpose. They have beautiful necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. Use the banner above and we will receive 20% of all proceeds. The maker of the jewelry is also working towards an adoption, so you are really helping bring two children home to forever families!

Next, check out Just Love Coffee. They sell coffee and tshirts and they will help us fund raise for Baby C #3! Go to our link here: and click on the bottom left of the screen to shop and support.

Also, you can go to etsy and check out Journeys End Boutique. Just put my blog website address when you check out, and she will donate 25% of the sale to our adoption. She is also an adopting mommy, so once again, you are helping two families at once!

I hope to add a few more options to help us out, but I wanted to put these out there in case anyone needed some quick Christmas gifts!

Monday, November 19, 2012

What a TREAT!

Treat is Shutterfly’s exciting new greeting card brand that makes it easy for people to create and send one-of-a-kind greeting cards. Treat cards are perfect for holidays, birthdays, congrats, thank yous and every occasion in between. It’s crazy fun. It’s super easy. And it’s totally personal. You can add your own pictures and messages. They are adorable and so much fun to play around with!

With the holidays fast approaching, I want to spread as much Christmas cheer as possible this year...and it is even more fun when that can be done for free. How do you spread your cheer? I am picturing myself prancing around throwing glitter, and this is just one more thing on my list that can be spread around that will make them smile during this season.

Your holiday checklist just got shorter. Create and send a totally personalized greeting card from Treat for FREE. Use the code TREATBLOGR to create a one of a kind card to send a thanks for Thanksgiving, for a holiday birthday, or for just sharing holiday cheer. Hurry; the offer is good today, Monday 11/19, and tomorrow, Tuesday 11/20.

We are starting the Elf on the Shelf at the end of the week...I cant wait for yall to meet Candy and Kane! Please share some more ideas on how yall spread the Christmas spirit!

The best way to spread Christmas Cheer, is singing loud for all to hear.  Buddy the Elf

Friday, November 9, 2012

Veteran's Day

Yall know how I love ! They are always doing something awesome that impresses me! Since the election has me feeling anything but patriotic (not because of the results but because how we reacted as a nation to one another), here is an idea to thank the ones who are really keeping us free. 

From shutterfly: Over 1.5 million troops serve our great nation. Many of them will be overseas, in harm’s way, and away from their families over this holiday season. Our mission is simple—to send a thank you card to every American hero. To succeed we need your support. Just select a card from our 4 different designs, add a personal message (or photo) and click send.  Shutterfly will print and ship your card to the troops at no cost to you.

I encourage you to create a card for the troops, and if you can please share this with your Facebook family and friends (There is a share option when you complete your card). 

So easy. So free. So encouraging to the ones who might need it.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Ye Hive

Alrighty friends...I have a favor to ask that works in your favor! There is a new app being launched today that will change the way we use our pics in social media. One of our best friends from State (Brad Fuller-whoopwhoop!) developed an app called Ye Hive. The basic idea was to go to an event, check in, and upload your pics. Everyone at the events pics and videos will all be in the same place. The thought came when Brad realized the modern day man who watches sports does so with his phone in his hand ready to tweet and check up on instagram while parked in front of his tv. What if he could see all the pics being taken in one place and keep up with a running commentary made by fans? When we went to Starkville a couple of weekends ago and he explained this to us, I got so excited thinking about the possibilities...if we had had this app during Preston's birthday party, all the pictures taken that night by all the family would be in one place (and no one would have to send them to me later...because let's be honest, does that ever happen?). At the color run, all the pics from all the runners would be in one place. How awesome is that?!?! What if you were getting married and all of your family and friend's pictures from that night could be viewed in one place? The app is up and running today and I would love for everyone to download it now! And dont forget to find me (BarbieD83) and make me a favorite so I can see all the fun youre having!

 He is in the race to be the largest social media launch (hopefully in front of instagram!) in history. Let's put Mississippi on the map!

Ye Hive. be there.