Stylish holiday greetings with Minted

Stylish holiday greetings with Minted

Minted

I’ve always had a thing for Christmas cards. I start sometime in November and, as per Martha Stewart, they are in the mail no later than December 1st. Once I had kids, my obsession went into over time. Outfits, location, lighting, dog or no dog… It’s gotten insane. One of my favorite things about the holiday is also receiving everyone else’s cards. Every year I swoon over what my friends and family come up with– foil accents, double sided, thick card stock, collages, accordion fold!

This year I was invited to kick up my own holiday card game up a notch with Minted and I seriously cannot explain to you how excited I was. And as a person who has a very well known problem with making decisions, I knew I had to start my process as early as possible…and it STILL took me about 3 weeks to nail it down. Minted has such gorgeous and creative designs that can be customized in anyway possible so you’re guaranteed to make your card stand out in this years sea of joyous greetings.

 

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Once I got my photos narrowed down to two options, a feat in itself, I was on to the Minted website. By far the handiest feature on Minted was the ability to upload my photo and instantly see it in all the different varieties of cards. That saved me so much time that I no longer had from all the previous time I had wasted. From there I chose my card, fiddled with the fonts, colors and even the die-cut shape of my card. This year I also opted for Minted to do the labeling and addressing for me since every year I dread this process. Bonus, matching envelops and addressing is FREE. Yes, free.  So go ahead and give that hand a break this year.

Minted card come in hundreds of styles, 9 unique die-cut shapes, are made with the most luxurious high quality card stock and some styles even have gorgeous hand-pressed gold, silver or rose gold foil- all for starting at $0.60 per card.

It’s not too late! You still have time to get your own beautiful Minted holiday cards so head on over to Minted and get started now!

 

Sitting pretty with Delta Children

Sitting pretty with Delta Children

I just love finding adorable out-of-the-box gifts for kids, especially if they enhance the environment rather than just add clutter, then I’m all in. Seriously, the last damn thing my playroom needs is another toy–especially with Christmas coming up. So when I received this adorable little chair I was immediately in love.

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I was really impressed with the bright colors, adorable Paw Patrol print and sturdy construction, I was even able to sit my butt in it. But I was really taken with how much Abbey loves it. At 9 months (OMG time quit flying) she loves to do things that her big sister does, including sitting in a big girl seat and watching TV in the playroom, and this little chair is so perfect for her.

With a price point of $60 for this particular chair, and only $30 for several of their other styles of chairs, Delta Children hits the mark as the one gift your kids might not have asked Santa for but will use and love for years to come. This super cute Paw Patrol chair can be found (in store only) at Target, but you can find their whole line of Delta Children at Target.com, with characters like Frozen, Mickey, Minnie, Ninja Turtles and Cars.

I just gave you another great reason to run to Target today, you’re welcome. (Like you needed me to give you a reason at all.)

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Audrey loves the chair too, she just expresses it in weird way.

 

*I received this chair as part of the Savvy Sassy Moms Product Scouts program. 

 

Back to school with Mabel’s Labels

Back to school with Mabel’s Labels

It’s that time again. You went out, spent a whole weekend (at least) and your hard earned money on a bunch of new crap for your little darlings. Wouldn’t it be nice if they got to actually keep that beautiful new crap? If all that expensive new crap made it from point A to point B then back again?

Or scenario B: Your awesome hard working teacher sent you a list of school supplies that’s as long as you wish your patience was…and it all needs to be labeled with your darling child’s name.

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Well I’m about to save you a ton of time, energy and money: meet Mabel’s Labels.  These adorable labels are dishwasher and microwave safe, washable, and come in a large variety of sizes, colors, and packages to fit any picky child’s tastes and your budget. (PS, free shipping on all orders!)

We’ve been using these labels since Audrey was a baby and as soon as I knew what we would be naming Abbey I was online ordering hers. Shoes, back packs, diaper bags, sippy cups, bottles, toys, jackets…you name it, I have a label on it telling you who it belongs to. Mabel’s Labels also makes allergy safety bracelets and household labels so if you’re like me and you like to keep your stuff then get your self some super cute Mabel’s Labels.

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Disclaimer: I received an Ultimate back-to-school combo pack from Mabel’s Labels as part of my BTS Savvy Sassy Scout box but I’ve been a loyal Mabel’s Labels user for years. :)