Sunday, November 28, 2010

Gift Giving = Deal Time!

Who doesn't love a good deal?!

There are a ton of new websites out there that offer huge discounts on major brands and destinations. Discounts can be huge BUT the sales usually last less than 36 hours and the items sell quickly. If you wan to participate, you'll need to register - but no worries, registering is free. Nevertheless, these sites tend to be on my morning checklist....

Rue La La has just about everything, and sales start and end daily. 

One Kings Lane has all home products. They are very high end, but if you are looking for an investment, this is a good place to find something stunning at a lower price.

Living Social offers discounts to local businesses based on where you live. Their offers could be anything from restaurant discounts to laser treatment discounts. I recently purchased a few photography classes for a huge steal through the site.

Gilt Groupe has a mix of high end designers for home, fashion and jewelry. Their stuff goes fast and I'm often finding myself with things that I want but are sold before I get the chance to click. Luckily, they offer a 'wait-list' type function, and will e-mail you if they get more in stock.

The Foundary reminds me of One Kings Lane, but with much more affordable products. This site could be a home run for holiday gift giving!

 Last but not least is one of my favorite sites to visit. It isn't a site that sells anything, but it does all of the price hunting for you (in a way). It's called Copy Cat Chic, and the title should be self explanitory. This site finds some really fabulous (and really expensive) designs, and then hunts for very similar designs being sold at a fraction of the cost. I *adore* this site.

Happy shopping!

Gobble Gobble Goo & Gobble Gobble Gickle....

....I wish turkey only cost a nickel!  Ha! I love this time of year, in part to the fact that we get to hear all the fun Adam Sandler songs!

So Thanksgiving is over and I can no longer button my pants, shoot. It could be in part due to these delicious cupcakes I made for the feast....and of course, I had to make several batches to do some taste testing before serving my family (maybe THAT'S why my pants are a few inches shorter...)

Please, ignore the mess - my kitchen is a disaster....but these Pumpkin Ginger Cupcakes were not!!!

 I've discovered that using a sifter makes everything super, super delicate and delicious.
 Sift, sift, sift!

 A little butter never hurt either...

all done!!!

Oh, and how can I forget!! The icing makes the (cup)cake!

As you can tell, a few were missing! Seems like they were enjoyed!!!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Holiday Cards 2010

Here's a peak at some of my holiday cards for 2010. This year the inspiration was bold, fun graphics with a modern flare. You'll see lots of stamps, fun graphics, cool typography, and some funky colors. This year we are keeping the cards simple, but totally, totally awesome!

To see the rest of my 2010 Holiday Collection, and to make a purchase visit my BelieveNotes Etsy Shop.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Oh and...

Happy Veteran's Day.

We may not all be happy with what goes on in the world, but we are the country we are because of those willing to defend us.

I thank not only those who are serving, who may have served, or who will someday serve, but also the families that so generously allow their loved ones to serve.

Fall Cleaning

I thought I would go through some of my old photos today and organize them. I found some real gems that you may enjoy....

This picture is a few years old - always reminded me of an 'Orbit' gum commercial. Don't I have a handsome hubby?

This is one of my favorite pictures ever! I was snapping the shot and my hubby was off camera aiming an apple - if you don't know what I'm talking about just look at the picture, our friends face, and then the upper right hand corner...

This picture of my mother single-handedly shows where I got my compulsive cleaning gene from...

^^ this is an awful picture of my mom, she happens to be a beautiful, beautiful women. But yes, she is indeed vacuuming the inside of the stove...

This picture was taken the night I got engaged - it's the only one I have and I'll always cherish it!

I love going through pictures!! I am sure I'll find more along my road to organization, but for now I'm perfectly content with what I've got!
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