Thursday, November 25, 2010


I genuinly try to take time every day to count my blessings and to be thankful.  Some days I do better than is so easy to get swept up in the minutia of day-to-day life and to overlook all that we have to be thankful for. I am greatful that Thanksgiving gives us the opportunity to slow down a bit and reflect on all of the blessings in our life.  In my family it has also become a time of celebration!

I am thankful that seven years ago Chris asked me to be his wife, and our life together started.
Thanksgiving 2003

I am thankful that last year we celebrated the birth of our daughter Alyvia and her first Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving 2009
I am thankful that this year that we were able to celebrate my pregnancy with baby girl #2.

Sadie Clair will be here in May!

I am so greatful for the many blessings in my life and look forward to celebrating many future blessings around the Thanksgiving table with my growing family.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Shutterfly Christmas Cards

I love Christmas Cards! I love shopping for them, I love assembling, addressing and sending them. The whole process really puts me in the holiday spirit, but truth be told the whole process can be a lot of work and with the hustle and bustle of the holidays and the ever-growing to do list it can get pretty overwhelming… Last Christmas LyviBug was barely 3 months old and I, as most new parents, had taken overwhelmed to a whole new level. However, I was determined to send out Christmas Cards (I knew several friends and family that would start a riot if their mailbox did not contain a card with a picture of our new bundle of joy)…Enter Shutterfly! Now mind you, I have been using (and loving) Shutterfly for years, but had never used the site for Christmas cards. Last year, in my new mommy daze, I selected my favorite photos, shopped their beautiful selection of cards and created this:

Beautiful, Right!

No new mommy daze this year, but you can bet that I will be heading to Shutterfly to do my Christmas Card shopping yet again. I think the hardest part may be choosing which design to use!

I love this simple card...the snowflakes add just enough of that winter magic.

Speaking of magic, this Believe in Magic card definatly makes the list.

This Under the Mistlestoe Card is Caa-ute!

I'm lovin' this Seasonal Chic Holiday Card too!

 See, I told you it would be hard to choose.

Once I have made up my mind and I have marked the Christmas Cards off my list, I may start on my gift list. I know a few Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, etc. that would love a personalized mug, a customized calendar or anyone of the awesome photo gifts that Shutterfly offers.

Now, do yourself a favor and head over to Shutterfly
so you can mark some things off that to-do list.

If you are a blogger, stop to learn how you can earn
50 free holiday cards from Shutterfly.

Happy Holidays Y’all!