Just so you know...

You should all stop by Starbucks Oct. 2-5 to do their taste test challenge to see if you can tell the difference between their new "instant" coffee and their Pike Place blend. You get a coupon for a free tall coffee for participating! Maybe I'll go each day... just kidding (probably)

This week (thru Oct. 3) Walgreens is offering a few photo deals. Buy 75 pictures for only $9.99 using the coupon code: 75SAVINGS or get 33% off any photo book, using the code: FALL33. Is 33% off not good enough for you? How about getting one for FREE? Click here to become a facebook fan of Walgreens by Oct. 2 and receive a FREE 5X7 photo book! (note: you do have to pay $1.99 shipping)

HINT: Walgreens offers great new photo deals every week! Be sure to check each Monday for their newest deal! It has become my fav place to print out pics.

Last, but not least, my sis has written a book about her precious baby, Poppy Joy, whose short life only lasted a few hours, but has left an incredible impact on so many. You can go here to read about it and purchase your copy! Angie will also be selling them at Christmas in the Valley! =)

Have you heard of any good deal or interesting tidbit that you think I should know about?


Hip Hip Hooray!!!

Well, you know those Christmas cards that I was DESPERATELY hoping to win? Guess what? I did!! How fun! I cannot wait to pick them out! This is my first blog giveaway to win, but hopefully it won't be my last! I am one happy girl tonight! =)

I need your help...

Well, in accordance with my LOVE for all things cheap and FREE, I have fallen in love with this blog. She offers new giveaways almost daily! While I still have yet to actually win a blog giveaway, the thrill of it entices me! Right now they are offering a giveaway for a free 24X36 custom printed banner from UPrinting. While normally, this wouldn't be my dream prize, it just so happens that this would be the PERFECT thing to display outside my mom's house for Christmas in the Valley! (can you tell that I'm getting excited about it?)

So, if you get a minute to visit here and enter, I'd REALLY appreciate it! All you have to do is leave a comment saying what you would use this for (and make sure to leave your email address in the comment!). If you don't have an urgent need for a 24X36 banner, then I'd love it if you'd be willing to donate it to the cause if you win!! =)

While you're there, check out her other giveaways, because there are a lot of cute things! I'm currently keeping my fingers crossed, hoping desperately that I win the Christmas Card giveaway that ends today!!!


Wordless Wednesday

I don't think any words are needed here. =)


Right on Cue...

What a cooperative baby! She rolled over for the first time last night, so I thought I'd try to catch it on video this morning, and this was our first "take"! Enjoy! (But, please excuse my annoying baby talk voice in the background...)


Grab My Button

Anyone who "Grabs" my button to put on their blog and attends Christmas in the Valley can receive one extra entry at any drawing offered that day, simply by telling the vendor that you have the button on  your blog! Yes, this means that you have an EXTRA chance to win the FREE photo session offered by Ava Grace Photography (and any other drawing that any of the vendors will be offering that day).

Not tech savvy? Neither am I! Fortunately, anyone who wants to "grab my button" for their blog can follow these quick & easy steps:

Sign in to your blog and click Layout/Page Elements/Add a Gadget/HTML-JavaScript

Type a title that will appear over your button in the "Title" box (Mine is simply: Click for More Info)

Copy/Paste the following code (be sure to copy the ENTIRE code - it is longer than the two lines you see) into the "Content" box:

Once the button is on your blog, you should be able to click it, and it will lead to the Christmas in the Valley flyer. If you have any trouble, let me know!


Christmas in the Valley

Christmas in the Valley

Please save the date and invite all your friends! There will be shopping, food, fun, Christmas decor, free giveaways, awesome deals, and MORE! You won't want to miss out on this fun and exciting event!

Be sure to check here each day to read the Vendor Spotlights, where I'll be giving a little information about each vendor who will be attending!


It's Gameday

and we're ready!

Are you?


Photo Friday

What have we been up to lately? Well, last weekend, we took a little trip to Chickasaw State Park with Jannie, Smokey, Andrew, & Breezy. We all stayed in one cabin, and I was a bit nervous to see how little precious would do at night time. She is usually the perfect baby at night, but I was a little anxious to see if her sleeping schedule would be disrupted by sleeping in the same room with us. Since the walls were paper thin, and we had 7 people staying in a 2 bedroom cabin, it just seemed that this could easily be the one time that she would decide to scream at night. The first night, she woke up a couple of times, but went right back to sleep when I gave her pacy to her. The second night, she didn't wake up at all! I would definitely say her first "vacation" (not quite sure you could call it that...) was a success! We had a great time, and it was a nice little getaway. It was also the kickoff weekend for college football. Both hubby and I were happy with our teams. I do, however, look forward to playing a team that I've at least heard of before. I mean, Southern Charleston, really??

Other than that, we've just been having fun playing with our girl.
Look how big she's getting in her beanbag!
This is pretty much the scene everyday as soon as hubby gets home from work.

She's usually the happiest when we lay her on the ground and play with her. This is the first thing Eric does when he gets home every day!



Please tell me what they are thinking?! The Today Show asked, "Will it work?" No. It will not! It will, however, make Paula Abdul look really good, in comparison.



Someone recently mentioned to me they knew pink was my favorite color. I looked at her, shocked, and responded, "Pink isn't my favorite color! I mean, nothing against it, but I just wouldn't say it's my favorite."

I haven't thought much about it since then, but I was just looking at my blog and realized that EVERYTHING on it is pink. Wow, maybe Heather was right! I guess I was in denial.


T.V. Junkie

Allie likes the tv. Alot! She really likes laying on the floor just to look around, and she recently discovered the tv. It's up high in the living room, so she really can't see much from the floor. Sometimes I'll leave her there while I shower, and I come back in the room to find her laughing and smiling away at the news!

Today I decided to see if she'd be up for a little Baby Einstein on the tv in the "playroom" that's a little more on her level. She was captivated! Me, not so much. Have you ever watched a Baby Einstein dvd? This was my first experience, and I think they're just plain weird! Of course, I did find out after reading the box that my garage sale selection was the multilingual experience dvd, meaning that they just jabber on in different languages the entire 167 minutes (no we did not watch it this long... we lasted for about 20 min). Maybe they're not all this weird?

At any rate, I guess they know what they're doing, because my little lady sure was entertained.


Giveaways Galore!!

Somehow I came across a blog that linked all kinds of fun and exciting giveaways this morning, so I thought I'd share them with you! Plus, linking to them gives me an extra chance to win! =)

Go here for a chance to win some super cute baby shoes from Shooshoos.

Go here for a chance to win a $10 Itunes gift card.

Go here for a chance to win a super cute Shopping Cart/High Chair cover from Ritzy Baby.

Go here for a chance to win a really neat baby bag to turns into a blanket from Chic Tots - perfect when you're on the go.

Go here for a chance to win an adorable personalized book for your child from MJM Books!

And, last but not least, go here for a chance to win 500 business cards!!

I hope you win something good!