Sunday, October 30, 2011

Shutterfly Christmas Cards

Crazy to think that Christmas is just around the corner! After ordering many prints from places like Wal-mart, I decided to print our large wedding picture with Shutterfly. It turned out lovely and the bright packaging was a great addition to the order. That was my first experience with the company, and because of my order I received multiple prints for free-what a deal!

The other day I was reading my friend's blog and wrote a post on the Christmas card giveaway Shutterfly does for bloggers each year. This was quite exciting because I have been trying to decide what to do for our first Christmas card together.  They so many different Christmas cards to choose from, I haven't decided which I like best. I always love the snowflakes and more simple cards. I also discovered they make Christmas cards that pertain to Christ as being the reason for the season.

As I was browsing, I started to think about different Christmas gifts I plan making/buying for my family. I hate buying things that someone won't use or enjoy, trinkets drive me crazy! So I am considering ordering a calendar for my mother that she can enjoy all year. I have made the calendar through Wal-Mart before, but not as high of a quality, hence the difference in price.

So this is the first time I have done the blogging for cards, I will let you know what I discover!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

God Gave Us You

God Gave Us You by Lisa Tawn Bergren was not was not what I was expecting. I thought it was going to be a simple cute polar bear story and the end. As I was reading I realized that there is a lot more to the book than one could realize. The story itself is simple and cute, but the idea is that children need to be told that they matter. This book points out to a child that God had a plan and that he or she matters. Many children don't hear these words or believe that they matter and this book says, directly to them,that they are special. The pictures are cute and the book is the perfect size and understanding to read to an infant and older. Really, there is no age limit on who needs to hear that they are a gift from God.

“I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review”.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

The Inconvenient Marriage -Good but Nothing New

This book was a light read that I enjoyed. Though I have read many other books with the same ideas, this story was surprisingly witty with interesting characters involved. I don't want to give too much away but this book has a journey that was historically written. like many other such books it has a twist and turn and a happily ever after. Recommend for a light happy read.

“I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review”.