The Story Of Three: November 2014

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Scentsy Online Party!


I'm a huge Scentsy fan, their holiday scents & warmers are by far my favorite!

Scentsy also makes great gifts, we've set up an online party & I'd love for you to use my link!

Just click HERE!


Happy Shopping!


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Winner




Collage.com winner is Christina Kunze


Thanks to everyone who entered & congrats to the winner!



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Holiday Gifts from Collage.com




When I think about gifts to give to family members, I always think about personalizing it, I love receiving personalized gifts & I think they are just as much fun to give! We have a large family & not everyone lives local, so I always feel like pictures of my children always make the perfect gift!

This year Collage.com has me covered, they have been featured here at IHeart-Motherhood before & they are back again with a few new products! I love Collage.com, they offer a variety of products, from photo blankets to gallery wrapped canvases, mugs, wrapping paper & more! 


You can never have too many ornaments, so I decided to personalize & review a custom rectangle ornament along with an 11" x 14" aluminum print! Once my options were chosen, I uploaded pictures directly from my computer & that was it! Collage.com did all the hard work for me, my items were created, shipped to me & arrived in a few days!

I love both of my personalized products from Collage.com, the ornaments have the same design printed on both sides & arrived with a red ribbon. The aluminum print has the mounted hardware pre-installed, it's light-weight & the dyes are directly infused into the metal, delivering brightness & definition of your images like you've never seen before!


So what are you giving this year? I bet you know a loved one who would appreciate a custom gift from Collage.com! Feel free to stay connected with Collage.com on Facebook & Twitter!



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Friday, November 28, 2014

Winners




Brylane Home- Aurora 6 Shelf Bookcase winner is Julia Valdivia

La Siesta Joki Swing winner is Andrea Centi

Snuggle Pod winner is Amber Ludwig


Congrats to all of the winners & thanks to everyone who entered!



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Holiday Meals with Dickey's Barbecue Pit




How was everyone's Thanksgiving? I hope you enjoyed every moment with your family & friends, my Mom hosted this year & it was a terrific day, surrounded by loved ones & a delicious spread. While my Mom & Step-Dad cooked & baked sides, as well as desserts, Dickey's Barbecue Pit was our main course & it was a big hit all the way around the table! 

Dickey's Barbecue Pit is no secret to my family, it's pretty popular here in Texas & I'm pretty sure everyone I know has a secret love for BBQ! Back in January we reviewed the Buttery Cornbread Sandwiches, so I knew this Holiday Feast from Dickey's was going to be amazing!

I do apologize for lack of pictures, we were all excited, hungry & well, before I knew it, I couldn't grab my camera fast enough before we were filling our stomachs with turkey & all the fixings! A few days prior I called in to my closest Dickey's location & placed an order for a Holiday Feast, the manager was polite, took my information & I arrived first thing at 9am Wednesday morning & they had my order packaged & ready to go! 


From the moment I walked into Dickey's I was greeted, everyone was polite & I was in & out in under 10 minutes! Mr Melendez, the manager, assisted me with my order & even helped me carry the bags of food out to my truck, I couldn't wait to get home & share my Holiday Meal from Dickey's!


I was provided with a Holiday Feast courtesy of Dickey's Barbecue Pit, it included a choice of ham or turkey (smoked or Cajun-fried), cornbread dressing & gravy, green beans with bacon, baked potato casserole & a dozen buttery rolls. 




This morning I unpacked everything & got to work, my Mom helped me heat up all of the sides & the Cajun-fried turkey, since we have such a huge family, it was so nice to be able to share all of these delicious foods with out all of the hard work. Yes we did create some of favorites to add on, like sweet potato casserole, traditional green bean casserole & a ton of sweet desserts. 

It was so nice to have a helping hand in the kitchen & I couldn't imagine Thanksgiving with out Dickey's, seriously every bite was delicious, satisfying & everyone couldn't help but go back for second & third helpings!




I'm so thankful to have the opportunity to include Dickey's Barbecue Pit in our Thanksgiving celebration this year! Be sure to include Dickey's this year in your holiday gathering, their Holiday Meals are available for order through out the month of December! 

You can place your order online or in person at your nearest Dickey's, feel free to stay connected with Dickey's Barbecue Pit on Facebook & Twitter!




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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Bobbi-Toads Shoes Review




As a little girl I loved painting my nails, I remember times when my Mom & I would do them together, now my daughter & I spend time painting our nails & we both have such a great time every-time! Well, now that winter has arrived, we had to say good-bye to flip flop season but thanks to Bobbi-Toads, my daughter will now be painting her shoes!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Winners


Mediflow Waterbase Pillow winner is Christina S

Lincoln Logs winner is Penni S


Congrats to the winners & thanks to everyone who entered!


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Are you shopping this weekend?


Truth be told, I've never had an interest in the Black Friday madness, I think it gets worse every year & I participated in it once many many years ago (before kids) & I will never do it again. Now don't get me wrong, I love an amazing sale just as much as the next person, however, I have no desire to fight the crowds, traffic & wait in endless lines just to save $100, etc. 

Now stay with me here, my situation maybe a little different than yours, I'm a single parent, so one, I wouldn't be dragging my kids out with me late Thanksgiving night or super early Black Friday morning, it just doesn't make sense to do so. Second of all, I absolutely love spending time with my family, I come from a large family, so it's always nice when we get to gather around & spend time together. I wish everyone could do that instead of working on Thanksgiving day or spending Black Friday out in the cold shopping. 

Thanksgiving is a time where we should be thankful, grateful & savor the moments with our family & friends all under one roof, gathered around a delicious spread. Not worried or stressed about who's going to beat each other in line for the holiday deals. 


In previous years, we've spent Black Friday decorating the house & tree as a family, this year we actually put up decorations a little early, but I still haven't done outside lights. So "that day" has always been a fun, family Friday.

As a single parent, I'm on a budget, so most of my Holiday shopping is already done, because I planned ahead & started shopping early. There are a few Cyber Monday deals that I might check out online, like maybe some stocking stuffers or a few outfits for the kids, but I'm happy to say that I will not be shopping on Thanksgiving or Black Friday.

I know there are some that are in the retail field & must work this Thanksgiving & Black Friday, I know there are some who are excited about shopping & that's all ok, I'm not bashing on this shopping weekend, just simple expressing why I won't be joining in this year.

I wish you & your family a very, very Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy each other's love & company, be grateful & thankful for those around you. 


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Monday, November 24, 2014

Save Money on Textbooks with CampusBookRentals


(I was compensated for sharing this information with you)


Anyone have a student in college or maybe your in college yourself? The fees can add up pretty quickly & I know as a parent I like to save money wherever I can! Well, CampusBookRentals.com is here to help you save some money this holiday season!

Renting text books with CampusBookRentals has some pretty exciting perks:

  • Flexible renting periods
  • You can highlight in the textbooks themselves
  • Free shipping both ways 
  • 40-90% off of bookstore prices

Also when you choose to rent with CampusBookRentals.com, they donate to Operation Smile each time a book is rented. With Operation Smile they are saving lives, their charity is the largest volunteer-based children's medical charity providing free cleft surgeries in over 60 countries.



Last but not least, CampusBookRentals.com has a new program called RentBack! Students can rent the textbooks they own to other students, allowing them to make 2-4x more money compared to what they'd make through buyback options! 



So what are you waiting for? Save money, make money & share the excitement! 

Feel free to stay connected with CampusBookRentals.com by liking them on Facebook


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