Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Exciting News!!

I'm going to be an AUNT!!!! My brother and sister-in-law are pregnant with their first and are due on December 18th!! They just found out today they are having a girl and I couldn't be more excited!! Time to get crafting some special things for my very special niece!

My brother and sister-in-law Jessica on their wedding day. April 18, 2010. Jessica has started a blog called Oh da Baby! to journal her thoughts during the pregnancy, check it out!

I cannot wait! <3

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Rolled Canvas Giveaway Winner!!!

I created an Excel spreadsheet as shown below with all of the entries in the order they came in.
Then I used to get the winner....
And so the winner is Jennifer over at A Beautiful Day!! Congratulations and I hope you love the rolled canvas print! I will send your information on to Large Format Posters and they will contact you about how to claim your prize!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Superior Nut Company Review

A little over a month ago I was contacted by Superior Nut Company and asked if I would be interested in doing a product review for them. After taking a look at their amazing website and blog, I knew this was something I wanted to do! They have a HUGE selection of candy, nuts, dried fruit and so much more and their prices are so reasonable!

I was asked if I had any requests and sent a list of four items and told my contact Mary that whatever they wanted to send would be great and I was looking forward to working with them. Last night when I got home from work the box was on the front porch! I came in the house and opened the box and found this...

(Source: yours truly)

They sent me all four items I had mentioned! And these were not tiny sample bags as I had imagined them to be, these were full sized 1lb. bags of each item! I had listed Watermelon Jelly Belly Jelly Beans, Pecans, Dried Cherries and Pistachios and they sent us all four. I couldn't believe it! Not to mention they arrived in beautiful gold re-seal-able bags with detailed labels with the contents and ingredients used.

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I couldn't wait to taste everything!! I ripped open all the bags and tried a little of each. OMG! Everything tastes simply incredible! The flavors are so pure and everything tastes so fresh and crisp! The cherries and pecans will be perfect to make some homemade trail mix with and I can't wait! And the Watermelon Jelly Belly's are sooo yummy and addictive! The pistachios are so delicious and my hubby is just going to love having them around the house!

I wish I had been able to have a beautiful candy buffet at the wedding, I had dreamed of one, but there was simply no way we could have done it with our budget.
So many of you out there are planning on having one and I cannot recommend Superior Nut Company enough!! They have just branched out into the wedding candy business as well and have anything you could possibly want or imagine on your buffet including never before seen colors of certain items! If you aren't having a candy buffet but are instead doing prepackaged candy favors, I promise they have what you're looking for!

They have specialty pretzels, chocolate covered espresso beans, gummy candies, chocolate coated sunflower seeds (color coating), Jelly Belly jelly beans, Jordan Almonds (in the widest color range I've ever seen including black, dark green, red, deep purple and more!), and so much more candy types and colors. And if you're looking for a particular color, you can shop by color!
Need favor bags for your guests to put their candy in!? They have those too, check it out! They even have a special running at the moment..."Order any 5lb bag of Jordan Almonds and get 50% off Organza Party Favors"!

If you've already gotten married then be sure to check out their dried fruit and nut selections that are perfect for using in recipes or just to have on hand for a healthy and delicious snack! And they also have gift packages that anyone would just love to get in the mail! And they have a huge selection of items that have FREE SHIPPING right now!

I know this is a rather lengthy post but I just don't have enough good things to say about this company!! Be sure you go check out their website and all of the incredible things they have to offer. While they have an extensive site, it is very easy to navigate and find exactly what you're looking for!! While you're there, take a minute to read about the company's history, it is so neat to hear where and how they started! And make sure you check out their blog because it is full of delicious recipes! And with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, there is no risk so go pick out something yummy and order it today! I promise you will not be disappointed!!!

In review, I give Superior Nut Company an A++!!

Don't forget you have until midnight tonight to enter my Rolled Canvas Giveaway!!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Rolled Canvas Print Giveaway!!!!!

I have been waiting a LONG time to be able to host a giveaway for a canvas print and now that wait is up!
Have you been dreaming of having one of your wedding or engagement pictures as beautiful large canvas print or as a large format poster? Dream no longer. Enter this giveaway and you have a chance to win one! Today I bring you a giveaway for a FREE 16x20 Rolled Canvas Print from! Be sure to check out their website and take a look at all the wonderful and easy to use services they provide!

Giveaway Prize:
16x20 Rolled Canvas Print
Limited to US Residents; 18 years old and above

How to enter:
Leave me a comment telling me how you would use the canvas print. Be sure you leave me your name and e-mail address so I can contact you if you are the winner!

Extra Entry Possibilities (please post a new comment for each possible entry):
Blog about my giveaway and be sure to include a link to my blog in your post. (Leave me the link to your post about the giveaway.)
2.) Become a follower of my blog or let me know that you're already a follower. (Become a follower through Blogger. I have to be able to "see" that you are actually a follower. Sorry Google Readers!)

*There are a total of 3 possible entries per contestant.
*Giveaway starts on Tuesday, July 13th, 2010 and ends on Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 at 12am.
*Winner will be chosen using
*Winner will be announced on Wednesday, July 21st, 2010.
*Winner will be contacted by the giveaway hosting company with details on how to claim your prize.
*If you fail to provide your email address, another winner will be selected.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Happy 4th of July!!!

Hello Ladies!! I hope you have a wonderful and safe 4th of July weekend!! Check out this awesome cake I made for Charles to take to his work 4th cookout that they are holding today!
(Source: yours truly)

I totally cheated and used cake mix instead of making it from scratch but I just didn't have time for that! I also had to cheat and use regular frosting instead of cool whip which is normally used for a cake like this because the cool whip would have melted in the heat! For my first 4th of July flag cake, I'm happy with how it turned out!