If you are looking for an event that provides excitement, entertainment and value for the whole family, look no further – the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows provide the perfect daycation.

The Shows feature numerous engaging and interactive exhibitions including opportunities to become an artist for a day by using a digital paint can to design your own bike and to see a thrilling stunt show featuring the Smage Brothers, made famous by an impressive top 10 finish in a nationwide television talent competition.

{Ticket Information}  Additionally, every Sunday, the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows features “Family Day”, in which kids under 12 get in free with a paid family member. Don’t miss out on this great new discovery and buy tickets for this event.

For more information, visit www.motorcycleshows.com.

{Special Deals}  Use promo code to receive $2 off your ticket, you can use: MOTOINFO

 

 

 

{Giveaway Details}  Enter to win a Beauty Basket - It’s easy… enter with Rafflecopter below!  Giveaway ends on December 12th, 2011. Thank you to International Motorcycle Shows and Good luck!

 

Until tomorrow, have a sweet day!

 

 

 


Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this post and the prize is provided by IMS.




I recently had the opportunity to review and create my own custom Mixbook Christmas Cards. The process from start to finish was very easy to do and the holiday card I created is perfect!

{About Mixbook – from website}  Mixbook is a leading photo products company that helps people create custom photo books, cards, and calendars. Whether starting from scratch, or using one of our thousands of professionally designed templates, every Mixbook product is 100% customizable. With Mixbook, you can truly Make It Yours™

Personalized photo Christmas cards are a great way to share season’s greetings with friends and family. Whether you want to wish your loved ones holiday blessings with a religious card, or just an attractive way to share your child’s first picture with Santa Claus, a Mixbook Christmas cards are the perfect way to say “Merry Christmas.” 

Choose a professional design from our hundreds of holiday options and use it as is, or harness your inner DIY spirit and customize it to your heart’s content. With countless backgrounds and designs, there’s no limit to the ways you can send good tidings and warm holiday wishes other than your own creativity.

 

 

{Review}  I am familiar with other sites that you can upload your images to create photo books and holiday cards. My daughter just turned one a few months back so we have had our fair share of creating photo books as gifts for the grandparents as well as customizing birth announcement cards and Christmas photo cards.  With other sites, the process in the beginning is fun, but then it turns into a bigger project where sometimes I don’t even finish the project because it gets too complicated.

However, with Mixbook it was VERY easy to start (and finish).  I first went on their website to take a look at the pre-designed templates for Christmas cards.  I was very impressed by the quantity of layouts available to choose from.  I decided that Glad Tidings would be perfect for our Christmas card this year. Last year, we had professional family photos taken but this year, I wanted to let my daughter be the star of the holiday card sent to our family and friends.

The next day, I picked out a cute outfit for her to wear and started photographing her like crazy since it seems like you need to take 10 photos to get one good one!  We purchased a new camera this year and have taken some amazing photos of our daughter so I knew I could get a few good ones for our Christmas card.

The Mixbook pre-designed template was double-sided with an area for a photo on each side.  The color scheme was modern and contemporary which is exactly like our family. Every part of the card was customizable: add your greeting text, photos, or even add matching “stickers” for your own personal touch to the card.  I changed the photos I took to black and white since it would look great with the color scheme of the card.

Here’s the preview of our holiday cards:

 

So I placed my order for (30) 5″x7″ premium cardstock photo cards with white envelopes that night and I was very surprised to receive an email the next day saying that my order was ready to ship! Delivery was quick and arrived 3 days later.

 

Here is the final printed Christmas card:



Looks exactly like the preview and this weekend while out shopping, I found envelope stickers that match perfectly with the snowflakes in the card design!

 

{Mixbook Deals}  Now until November 16th, Save $10 off order of $75+ OR $25 off orders of $149. Use the coupon code below to start saving!

 

Overall, my experience with Mixbook was great and I highly recommend them to family and friends to create their own custom Christmas cards. I will be using them again in the future!

{Links for Mixbook}

Mixbook Website: Christmas Cards

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Until tomorrow, have a sweet day!

 

 
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.



I had the opportunity to review a children’s book, Slippery Willie’s Stupid, Ugly Shoes by Larry Peterson. It is an easy read for school-aged children where they can relate to the message. Peterson depicts an excellent message that is it okay to be different than everyone else and sometimes your own fear is the biggest hurdle. Many children face bullying in school by their peers and this story gives children courage to be themselves.

I wanted to read this to my daughter but it is a little too mature for her age right now but I would love to purchase the book for her to have when she is older to read and understand the message of accepting differences.  Everyone is not the same and you should not put a person down or make fun of them because they are not like you.

 

 

{Slippery Willie Synopsis}  Willie Wiggles hates his slippery feet. He just slips, slides and spins all over the place. But what he hates even more are the special shoes that have been made for him that will help him to walk just like all the other kids. Willie thinks that they are the “stupidest, ugliest shoes in the whole world.”

Discover how sometimes we worry about things about ourselves when actually there is nothing to worry about in the first place.

 

 

{About the Author}  Larry Peterson was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. As a freelancer, he has written many newspaper columns for local publications. “Slippery Willie’s Stupid, Ugly Shoes” is his first children’s book. Peterson has lived in Pinellas Park, Florida for the past 30 years.

 

 

 

{Links for Author & Book}  Please support Larry Peterson & Tribute Books by visiting Slipper Willie’s Stupid, Ugly Shoes website as well as their other social network sites.

Book web site:
http://www.slipperywillie.com

Larry Peterson Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/larrytpbx

Tribute Books website:
http://www.tribute-books.com

Tribute Books Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Archbald-PA/Tribute-Books/171628704176

Tribute Books Twitter:
http://www.twitter.com/TributeBooks

 

{YouTube Video Book Trailer}

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.



Are you looking for big savings at Kohls.com, check out these Kohl’s coupons and Kohl’s coupon codes for deals up to 60% off. Today’s Kohl’s coupons are goods for the home, bedding, women, men, teens, kids and baby, toys, shoes, jewelry and watches, and sports fan products.

{Coupon Code}  Kohls Coupon Code 

Click on the link above to start saving on your favorite items today!

 

 
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


HURRY! For today only, Nov 9th, Tiny Prints is offering a FREE personalized Christmas card that can be sent to your child from Santa.

{Product Details}  It’s easy to choose your card (Checking It Twice or Santa’s Scroll) and start to personalized the message. Go to Tiny Prints’ Facebook fan page and “LIKE” their page. On the left sidebar, click on “Special Offer” and it will take you to the information shown below. Select a card, personalize it with your own message and then proceed to checkout to get it for FREE with the Promo Code provided from their Facebook page.

Here’s the card I made for our daughter, Grace! I chose the “Checking It Twice” holiday card.

Front of Card:

 

 

 

Inside of Card:

So excited to get this in the mail and save it for Christmas Eve. This will be her first Christmas to leave out milk and cookies for Santa..and of course, some carrots for the reindeer.

Hurry…this promotion is only good for TODAY and ends tonight at midnight!

 



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About a week ago I received a lovely hand-carved olive wood cross in the mail from My Caring Cross. It came packaged in a burgundy velvet bag with an authenticity card. It also came with a cream bag and personalized card to show how Caring Crosses could be used as a wedding favor.

The olive wood cross is soft and smooth when held in your hand and comforting to the touch. Each cross is unique with its’ wood grain pattern. It brings a sense of calmness to our often busy and hectic lives. I will pass my cross onto my mother to share the story and the excellent craftsmanship to others. She has been going through some tough patches where this cross will be helpful.

{A Little Bit About the Product}  Caring Crosses are individually carved from a single unique piece of beautifully grained olive wood pruned from the olive trees around Bethlehem the birthplace of Jesus. Christians have been carving crosses like this for hundreds of years, originally for pilgrims and more recently tourists visiting the Holy Land. Each craftsman receives a fair price to support their family and Christian community. Caring Crosses are designed to fit comfortably into the palm of your hand as an aid to prayer or meditation. Ideal as your spiritual companion for easing children’s fears, comforting worries and stresses of adults and focusing the prayer of the sick and elderly.

{The Story of the Cross}  Issa is a Christian living on the outskirts of Bethlehem and has been carving crosses and religious items his whole life to support his wife and three children. Twenty years ago, Issa was met on a visit to Bethlehem and began importing his olive wood handicrafts. With the decline in Bethlehem tourism, Issa and other Christian Artisans are struggling. My Caring Cross aims to support them by providing a market for olive wood crosses direct to Christians in America.

{Holiday Specials}  The hand-carved olive wood cross would make a wonderful gift for the holidays and a perfect stocking stuffer for family and friends. My Caring Cross has two specials on their website until Christmas.  8 Caring Crosses delivered Priority Mail within the US for just $36 or $4.50 per cross …or 2 Caring Crosses delivered within the US for $12.

{Giveaway Details}  My Caring Cross would love to give one of my blog readers the chance to win a Caring Cross of their very own!  This contest is open to the US and will end on December 8, 2011. Thank you to My Caring Cross and Good Luck to my readers!

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