Merry Christmas 2017

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giftYou makes it easy to create and share holiday wish lists #ad

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My husband and I are Tennessee transplants. He’s from Pennsylvania, and I’m from Kentucky.  Both of our families live in those areas, so we miss out on many family holiday events.  My mom desperately wants to please my children on birthdays and at Christmas, but it’s so difficult to explain what they really want.  She’s not into teen trends, nor does she know what types of games are currently being played at my house.  I’ve often thought that it would be so much easier if she could just go shopping with me so that I could point out what my kids are wishing for.  Thankfully, giftYou makes it simple to create a Christmas wish list and share it with anyone, anywhere. [Read more…]

Holiday Parties with InStyle & TORYEN Microfiber Cloth

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Are holiday parties on your calendar this year? We host friends and family in our home often throughout the year, but especially during the Christmas season.  One lucky Savings in Seconds reader will win a prize pack that will help with planning and preparing for holiday parties!  [Read more…]

The Star movie release on 11/17 #TheStarMovie #FlyBy #ad

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Whatever your plans for November 17 onward, make room on your calendar to see The Star Movie from Sony Pictures Animations!  I watched the trailer and immediately thought, “This will be my family’s new Christmas favorite.” See for yourself! [Read more…]

Simply holiday craft for Elf on the Shelf – JingleBall #ad

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Each year, our beloved elf F’nick arrives after Thanksgiving.  Sometimes F’nick gets bored while we’re sleeping, and he gets into mischief. This year, he’ll enjoy the activities we got for him.  This no-sew, no-glue JingleBall craft is finished in seconds!  Even better, it only cost $2 to prepare. [Read more…]

Holiday Cards your life can actually deal with + PayPal #giveaway #ad

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Last year I went through the whole portrait studio process and ordered 100 photo cards. We waited for an hour for them to be printed (which I thought was pretty fast) and I took them home. Since it was just September, the cards went right into the office cabinet….where they still sit to this day. That’s right, I have 100 photo cards from last year that were never mailed. Why? The reasons are many….never got around to stuffing the envelopes, addressing the envelopes, or mailing them.  Why didn’t anyone tell me about Minted?  Don’t worry, friend  I’ve got the details about holiday cards for you!  [Read more…]

Zero calorie stocking stuffer treats – Trust My Heart, Pixie Scents

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Chocolate might be on Santa’s list, but many of us look for zero calorie stocking stuffer treats.  Consider these goodies for guilt-free indulgence!

Pixie Scents

We just returned from a family trip to Disney World.  On one chilly evening, my son passed a popcorn cart and couldn’t stop thinking about it.  After he asked for some “buttery popcorn” the third time, we had to stop at the cart and get some! [Read more…]

It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year by @AceCollins

Disclosure: Thanks to Litfuse for sending us this book, and providing one for the giveaway! Opinions shared are mine.

My son insists that it’s time to put up our Christmas tree.  Since we use an artificial tree, it’s easy to set it up early. I think we’ll indulge that whim. After all, it’s so much fun to think about the Christmas season.  It is, after all, the most wonderful time of the year, as they say! What are your favorite ways to celebrate?  [Read more…]

NCircle titles – The Snowman and the Snowdog, Naya’s Arctic Adventures

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NCircle giveaway featuring The Snowman and Meet Naya -

My children love books, but on snow days it’s just necessary to have a few good DVDs on hand.  Leave it to NCircle Entertainment to offer books-turned-movies that are just right for the season!  In this giveaway, one lucky reader will win 2 DVDs:  The Snowman (with a double feature—The Snowdog!) and Meet Naya.   [Read more…]

Asleep on the Hay by Ben Sowards – book review and tour

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Asleep on the Hay (1)

Read a story on Christmas Eve that isn’t the ubiquitous “Night Before Christmas.” This year, add Asleep on the Hay to your family’s holiday bookshelf.
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