Tuesday, December 16, 2014

cameron's plus free coffee.




Cameron's coffee, have you heard of it? Seriously, their new product is genius. Cameron's coffee is now offering filtered coffee pods instead of plastic cup pods. This is huge. This is huge for those of us who love and care about the environment.  Did you know that all the single serves plastic cup sold in 2013 is enough to wrap around the world 10.5* times?  That is a lot of waste and fyi they are not recyclable.

Cameron's coffee single serves are no longer in plastic free cups.  Cameron's now offers single serves in filters. Filters that are: BPA free and polystyrene free, have no plastic taste, and now you can enjoy a cup of coffee without the whole burnt-plastic aftertaste. You can read some pretty scary stuff about plastic cups here, here, and here.

Did you know that you can use your used coffee and filter for compost if you garden?

Cameron's coffee is also offering you a chance to receive a FREE box of single serving cups just by making a crush the cups video. Make your video by December 22nd and use the hash tag: crush the cups and be sure to upload it to the correct page. It is that simple, and your get FREE coffee shipped directly to your house.

Now I like my coffee to taste like a candy bar...and I drink about 4-6 cups a day...at 9 am and 3 pm.

How do you like your coffee?
How much do you drink? 


A big THANKS to Cameron's coffee for sponsoring this post.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Book giveaway.




A Christmas book giveaway.  This book is perfect for babies and active toddlers. It is a hard back and strong enough to endure a little love. The sweet drawings and animals are a such hit. Want a chance to win? Enter below. 

Entry-Form

Thursday, December 11, 2014

snacks and letters.






Dear Husband, Being married to you is the easiest thing I do everyday.

Dear Lyla, The way you sign Santa Claus is Coming to Town might be the cutest thing I have ever heard.

Dear Brooklyn, Your smile is the sweetest.

Dear Elisabeth, Your letter to Santa was the best. I laughed and laughed.

Dear Jude, You are going to love what I got you for Christmas...I can't wait to give it to you!

Dear Harvey, Stop puking. Thank goodness for THIS.

Dear Coffee Cups, It is about time.

Dear Readers, Try this snack...it won't disappointed. You'll need graham crackers, all natural peanut butter, melted chocolate, and sprinkles (optional).

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

christmas tour, cleaning, and a giveaway.




We host Christmas eve, with that being said our house is the cleanest it is all year on December 24th. It is also the messiest it is all year on Christmas morning...funny how that works out.

On Christmas eve morning we throw some food in the direction of our small children and ban them to the basement for a Christmas movie marathon, so the cleaning can begin. Boy, oh boy, do we clean...we clean the cabinets, the fridge, the vents, the trim. We sweep, we mop, we vacuum, and we   clean the carpet.

I personally like Bissell for cleaning carpet. I have in the past tried to use an "all natural" approach to cleaning the carpet...for...oh you know...maybe you have a 10 year old lab that decided to puke on the floor...on your side on the bed...on the carpet...even though 75% of your house is wood floor...and he just had to puke on the carpet...and you yelled at him because you stepped in it...and your children told you to be nice because your dog is old...just saying...for a random example. 

I originally cleaned the carpet with baking soda and vinegar...let me just tell you...it.did.not.work. So a few hours later I cleaned it again thinking maybe I just didn't do a good enough job...wrong again. A steamer, Bissell Pet Stain and Odor Cleaner, and seriously about 2 minutes later...the carpet was fresh and clean again. Bissell also has a Scotchgard Protector which would be great in my house with four kids...or a 10 year old Labrador.

Have you ever cleaned your carpet yourself? It is seriously so easy, and saves so much money! Don't have a deep carpet cleaner? You have a chance to win BISSELL ProHeat 2X® Premier 47A23 Upright Deep Cleaning Machine, with Scotchgard Protector Carpet Cleaning Solution.

1.) Visit Bissell 2.) Leave a comment below ON THIS POST stating how the BISSELL Upright Deep Cleaning Machine with Scotchgard Protector Carpet Cleaning Solution would make their life easier

The winner will be announced Monday, January 5th, and the Audience member will be notified through a response to their comment. They will have 5 business days (by 01/12/15) to submit their email address and claim their prize.


p.s. I case you didn't already notice...today's post and giveaway is sponsored by Bissell.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

book giveaway!



Hey readers! Who wants a chance to win an adorable Christmas book!? A Star For Me comes with a sweet message about the real reason for the season, and a keepsake ornament. I love everything about Christmas, it truly is the most wonderful time of the year. With that said I never want to let my children forget why we celebrate, and books are a great way to do that.

Monday, December 8, 2014

week (+end) recap.


skip days and a road trip // movies and playing referee // deciding that lyla and jude  probably shouldn't sit by each other while traveling // gum and are we there yet? // billy bobs dairy land // silver dollar city // the most magical christmas lights ever plus fog // being brave and riding rollar coasters // seeing the frosty show and removing hats and mittens and a coat to touch frosty and give him a hug...even though you're not really supposed to do that //  the christmas  parade // salt water taffy // hotel staying // the biggest smile ever while whispering I hugged frosty // minute to win it // swimming and shopping // SANTA!! // requesting a zoomer puppy, a hover ball, an elsa doll, and a "ba-ba" //   a minor set back and then finally home! //  marley  the elf and jingle bells // church and worship // football and sugar cookie making // gingerbread house making // pictures and sunday night dinners // and finally the quietest family member snuck down stairs after bedtime to snuggle and he talked more in twenty minutes than he has all month //


Thursday, December 4, 2014

diy ornament.



I saw this idea in a magazine (remember those!?) and sort of really loved it. Luckily one of my oldest and dearest friends just so happened to be getting married the same year I stumbled across this diy. I saved her wedding invitation and bought a clear bulb from a local craft store and bam! a few cuts...and five minutes later a simple, yet meaningful keepsake was made. 

you'll need:
a clear bulb
a wedding invite
scissors

Just cut up the invite into thin strips and then place inside the bulb...pretty simple...

Now...if I could only find an extra copy of my wedding invitation....

p.s. Dont forget to enter my current giveaway! One winner takes all!