Hot Mama Heirloom Jewelry

Shannon Sunderland & Sahra Cahoon form the dynamic duo of Hot Mama Designs.  Hot Mama Designs rejoices in celebrating motherhood, family and the one-of-a-kind feeling of the handmade object. Their inspiring designs are created to tell stories and celebrate life. Celebrate Family ~ Celebrate Motherhood ~ Celebrate You! We rejoice in the art of metalsmithing!  … Read more

Photo Gift Ideas For Moms & Grandmas

Mother’s Day is coming up and photo gifts are a great gift idea for any mom or grandma. I love anything with Jake and Luke’s faces on it and I know that my mom, their grandma, does as well! I wanted to share a few of my favorite products from Shutterfly: *** *** *** *** … Read more

Enter To Win An iPad2!

Head on over to Woman Freebies to enter to win an iPad2! All you do is fill in your name and email address in the form that pops up. Contest ends January 15th. Good luck everyone! :) (Disclosure: I was compensated for posting about this contest but I want one of you to win because … Read more

Giving Inexpensively in 2011

As some of you may know I am a contributing writer at Inexpensively where I write a weekly column called “Giving Inexpensively”. I share easy ways that those of us on a tight budget can give to others. Here are the causes I have written about recently: 1) Share Your Breakfast– I love this one! … Read more

Top Ten Tuesday: Snow Day!

After the blizzard here in Chicago we went out to play in the snow. Here are ten of my favorite pictures. See more Top 10 posts on Amanda’s blog.   ***   ***   ***   ***   ***   ***   ***   ***   ***  

Pear Tree Greetings December Giveaway

Holiday cards have been on my mind lately but really it’s time to start thinking about New Years cards. Pear Tree Greetings offers New Years cards and I love the What’s Your Resolution? ones. Giveaway: One reader will win 16 “What’s Your Resolution?” photo cards. How to enter (leave a comment for each one): 1. … Read more

World Kindness Day

Today, November 13th, is World Kindness Day. I am joining with Bloggers Unite to encourage others to do random acts of kindness throughout the day. Here are 20 random acts of kindness I shared in April in this post: 1. Hold the door open for people coming behind you. 2. In the drive thru? Pay … Read more

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Ideas

Last week over on I talked about how people could put together shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child without spending much money. You can read my post here. Since National Collection Week for shoebox gifts is coming soon I’d like to brainstorm ideas on what can be put in the box. Here is a list … Read more