Stilettos and Diapers Reviews: November 2012

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Christmas Card Time: A Shutterfly Giveaway

Have you ordered your Christmas Cards yet? Me either! I went into panic mode last week, thinking I was too late. Nope. Not so fast. Shutterfly has a huge selection of cards and there is still time to order from them! 

I am a wee bit picky when it comes to my cards. It must have more than 1 picture spot, have space for our name and I tend to lean towards the black and elegant cards. 

I did find a couple that fell outside of my normal box this year and I'm seriously considering them! Here are some of my faves from Shutterfly's Christmas Card collection. 

Gorgeous, right? We have a family photo shoot to do and it will be ordering time! I will be sure to show you the one we pick!

Be sure to check out Shutterfly's Cyber Monday deal! Visit their Facebook page tomorrow to receive a 25% off unique code! You can also check out their Special Offers page for great deals all the time! 

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Because there is only a few weeks before Christmas, the winner will be chosen December 2 and the credit must be used by December 14th.

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Thank you, Shutterfly for sponsoring this post. I received a store credit in exchange for my honest opinion. 

Thursday, November 22, 2012

He's a sports freak. SportsFreak365 Review + discount.

To say the hubs is a sports freak, would be an understatement. There is no way, under any circumstance, that he would miss his beloved NY Jets play. And since we haven't lived in NY for 6 years, he pays who even knows what, to make sure all his games are broadcasted here. 

See, his parents grew up in Queens, automatically making him, along with his whole family, NY Jet and NY Met fans. He has huge prints in our basement. Any kind of clothing imaginable. License plate frames on both our cars. And of course, the kids and me have no choice but to be fans right along with him. 

When I told the hubs about, he was more than excited to try it out. See? 

Haha! I begged for permission to use that picture! 

He used to make a custom NFL calendar, complete with his favorite players. He also got to customize each date with text and photos. He put a picture of each person on their Birthday's and a different NY Jet player on each month. 
I always know I'm safe buying Met or Jet related gifts for him for his Birthday or Christmas. It makes gift buying easy; especially to add a little something extra to a gift. 

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I was selected for participation in this campaign as a member of Clever Girls Collective.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Scents of the Season

It's amazing how certain scents can bring floods of memories. Just the other day in the grocery store, I passed an older lady and instantly my eyes burned with tears. I smelled my Granny, and how much I miss her made my heart ache. Scents are memory filled, be them sad or joyful. The sniff of a candle, the aroma in a home, the smell of the salty ocean. They all flood my mind with memories

This time of year, scents are plentiful and are definitely joy filled. They make me giddy for the Holidays and spending time with my family. Some of my favorite scents are a fresh pine, of course. There is nothing like that family trip to pick it out, either!
The scent of apple pie baking just screams holiday, right? I made my first one for our first Thanksgiving by ourselves in California and it came out perfect, if I may say so. 
And what about the smell of a turkey baking? Yum. (Is it Thanksgiving yet?!)
Sugar cookies baking remind me of the first time Cooper "made" Christmas cookies. It was such a proud mom moment! 
And last but not least, one of the most universal scents of the season, is coffee. My favorite way to drink it is in my big Santa mug. With a pile of family family and friends drinking it with me! 

Dunkin Donuts packaged coffee is available at your local grocery store. I love the Flavors of the Season varieties they have, including Mocha Mint, Pumpkin Spice and Gingerbread Cookie. They are all sure to make your home smell festive this holiday!

These specially packaged coffees even have a little gift tag on them, perfect as a hostess gift or stocking stuffer! Stock up and keep some on hand for last minute gifts, too! Your guest will feel the holiday spirit sipping on these delicious flavors this year!   

Thank you to Dunkin’ Donuts® packaged coffee at grocery for being a sponsor. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective. All opinions expressed here are my own.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Because my family rocks. Does yours?

This post is brought to you by The New Santa Fe from Hyundai. Think your family rocks? Show us by uploading a photo of your family rocking out. Enter now for a chance to win great prizes.

On any given afternoon, right when the inevitable late day wiggles set in, you'll find my house in a loud, crazy awesome dance party. I crank the music and all the little booties (as well as mine) get their groove on. My kids love it. I love it. We love to rock. 

We got Cooper Guitar Hero for Christmas last year. While I'd like to think it was for him, you can see here that him and the hubs are laying on the ground in a full on guitar solo face-off. I think that solidifies why the hubs suggested it as Cooper's gift! 
Because Cooper really does love music of all kinds, he got this set of very loud drums for his 4th Birthday. He gets down in the basement, playing and singing at the top of his lungs. 
And if those things aren't enough to prove he loves to rock, well this is how he does a wedding reception. 
Yes, we've passed our love of music, loud singing and dance parties right down to our kids. And our family just loves our rockin' time together. 

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Contest ends December 14, 2012

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.