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Canvas Factory, Taking Photo Displays to a New Level + Giveaway

Need some decorating inspiration? A 16 x 20 canvas print from Canvas Factory was exactly what I needed to inspire me to finally decorate my kids' bedroom walls. Head over to the blog to check it out! #canvasprint #CanvasFactory

~ Thank you to Canvas Factory for providing a sample for review. ~

Since our move, the walls in the kids’ room have been pretty bare. The room looks and feels so empty, aside from their furniture, so much so that I can even hear myself echoing occasionally. I decided it was definitely time to do something about this.

When thinking about what the perfect décor for their walls would be, I remembered I had a beautiful canvas print of my son in his Halloween costume a couple of years ago. I had it on display in our living room at our previous home, but really don’t have anywhere in our new living room to put it. Rather than keeping it hidden in storage, I thought it would be perfect to display over my son’s bed on his side of the room.

Need some decorating inspiration? A 16 x 20 canvas print from Canvas Factory was exactly what I needed to inspire me to finally decorate my kids' bedroom walls. Head over to the blog to check it out! #canvasprint #CanvasFactory

But that still left me questioning what to do with my daughter’s side of the room and then it hit me. It would be perfect to get a photo of her in the same sized canvas print! I immediately thought of Canvas Factory, as this is where my son’s canvas print came from and I just love the quality of it. Not to mention, the ease of designing and ordering one.

In just 5 easy steps, my daughter’s canvas print was ready to go!

Need some decorating inspiration? A 16 x 20 canvas print from Canvas Factory was exactly what I needed to inspire me to finally decorate my kids' bedroom walls. Head over to the blog to check it out! #canvasprint #CanvasFactory

  1. Choose a canvas size. The 16 x 20 print is Canvas Factory’s most popular canvas size and the same size I chose. I like that it’s larger than a typical photo frame, but not so large that it’s obnoxious. It’s definitely a great size to be the focal point or center of a wall/photo display.
  2. Upload a photo. This is probably the hardest part of the whole process. With tons of photos to choose from and wanting prints of so many of them, I chose a great photo of my daughter from her first birthday. Would you believe this was actually a photo taken with my phone? I couldn’t believe how clear and vibrant the canvas turned out after the photo was enlarged so much!
  3. Choose a wrap style. There are three wrap styles to choose from. One is a Gallery wrap, which is simply continuing to wrap the photo around the edges. Another style is a Colored Wrap, in which the outer edges are a solid color. And the third style is a Mirror Wrap, which is the one I chose. This is simply taking the outer portion of the photo that shows on the front of the canvas and mirroring it just enough to fill the edges.
  4. Add any coloring affects or text. I decided to skip this part of the customization process, but you can add color effects like tinging the photo with various colors, or brightening and sharpening the photo, adding text and more.
  5. Checkout. The last step is just completing your order and waiting for your canvas print to arrive.

Need some decorating inspiration? A 16 x 20 canvas print from Canvas Factory was exactly what I needed to inspire me to finally decorate my kids' bedroom walls. Head over to the blog to check it out! #canvasprint #CanvasFactoryNeed some decorating inspiration? A 16 x 20 canvas print from Canvas Factory was exactly what I needed to inspire me to finally decorate my kids' bedroom walls. Head over to the blog to check it out! #canvasprint #CanvasFactory Need some decorating inspiration? A 16 x 20 canvas print from Canvas Factory was exactly what I needed to inspire me to finally decorate my kids' bedroom walls. Head over to the blog to check it out! #canvasprint #CanvasFactory

Aside from the great quality of the prints from Canvas Factory, they are always having a sale of some sort so there’s no paying full price for anything! Right now they’re offering 70% off storewide and when I visited the site I was able to sign up for email notifications (so I’ll always know when these awesome sales are happening) and got a promo code for $10 off! I can’t promise the same will happen for everybody, but you won’t know unless you visit Canvas Factory!

Now would be the perfect time to get those family holiday photos printed on a canvas because these deals combined make a 16 x 20 size canvas print just $28.70! AND, I have the chance for you to win one! Just enter using the giveaway form below!

Where will you display your Canvas Factory canvas print?

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 This giveaway is a partnership with Canvas Factory. It is open to US and Canada Residents, ages 18+ and ends on January 31, 2017 at 11:59 pm est.  Random winner will be notified via email and must respond within 24 hours or prize will be forfeited. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment.

 

*Thank you to Canvas Factory for providing a 16 x 20 canvas print for my review and inspiring me to finally decorate my kids’ room.  My opinions are 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand.  Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand.  Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

“Welcome to the Uber Life” + Giveaway

"Welcome to the Uber Life!" This Uber Chill Retro Style Mini Fridge is perfect for camping, parties, keeping your goodies hidden from the kids (my fav!) and so much more. Visit the blog for your chance to win one! #giveaway #UberAppliance #UberChill
~Thank you to KNG International for providing a free sample for my review. This post contains affiliate links, in which I may receive compensation for your purchase. Opinions are 100% my own.~

You know what I hate? Going to the refrigerator and finding that what I was looking forward to eating or drinking is gone. At this point, living in a house of four, I feel like it’s just a fact of life. 

But I’m not so sure I’m ready to accept that. And thanks to the Uber Chill Retro Style Mini Fridge from Uber Appliance, I don’t have to.  It’s compact size and ease of use allows me to keep those special treats hidden in my bedroom, away from the rest of the family. Well, at least the kids. My boyfriend is still questionable, but if anything ever goes missing I know exactly who to blame.

"Welcome to the Uber Life!" This Uber Chill Retro Style Mini Fridge is perfect for camping, parties, keeping your goodies hidden from the kids (my fav!) and so much more. Visit the blog for your chance to win one! #giveaway #UberAppliance #UberChill

Uber Chill Retro Style Mini Fridge Features:

  • Interior dimensions – 8.5″ x 5.75″ x 5.25″
  • Exterior dimensions – 11″ x 7.25″ x 10″
  • 4L personal fridge holds up to 6 cans.
  • Solid-state thermo-electric cooling system.
  • Both heating and cooling options.
  • Plugs into 12V car charger or in-home outlet.
  • Removable shelf.
  • Self-locking recessed door handle.
  • Available in a retro red or silver color.

"Welcome to the Uber Life!" This Uber Chill Retro Style Mini Fridge is perfect for camping, parties, keeping your goodies hidden from the kids (my fav!) and so much more. Visit the blog for your chance to win one! #giveaway #UberAppliance #UberChill "Welcome to the Uber Life!" This Uber Chill Retro Style Mini Fridge is perfect for camping, parties, keeping your goodies hidden from the kids (my fav!) and so much more. Visit the blog for your chance to win one! #giveaway #UberAppliance #UberChill

Aside from the compact size of the Uber Chill Retro Style Mini Fridge, I love that it can be used for both cooling or heating. This makes it a great accessory for camping or even keeping your lunch warm at the office. I can only imagine all the things I would have used this mini fridge for, when I had my own cubicle at work. Mothers can even use it for storing pumped breast milk.

Another favorite feature is that the Uber Chill Retro Style Mini Fridge can be used by plugging it into a 12V car charger. That means you can take it on the go! Take it camping or on long road trips and eliminate the need for a messy ice chest.

"Welcome to the Uber Life!" This Uber Chill Retro Style Mini Fridge is perfect for camping, parties, keeping your goodies hidden from the kids (my fav!) and so much more. Visit the blog for your chance to win one! #giveaway #UberAppliance #UberChill

Uses:

  • Office/cubicle
  • Bedroom
  • Dorm room
  • Camping
  • Road trip
  • Vacation/hotel stay
  • Garage
  • Picnic

Want your own Uber Chill Retro Style Mini Fridge? There are many different retailers who have it available. You can shop directly from Uber Appliance, but even shop retail sites like Amazon, Walmart, Sears, Overstock, Newegg, Wayfair and even Groupon (price varies by location).

I even have a chance for you to win one! KNG International is giving one lucky reader their very own Uber Chill Retro Style Mini Fridge! Simply enter using the giveaway form below.

Welcome to the Uber Life

What will you use the Uber Chill Retro Style Mini Fridge for?

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"Welcome to the Uber Life!" This Uber Chill Retro Style Mini Fridge is perfect for camping, parties, keeping your goodies hidden from the kids (my fav!) and so much more. Visit the blog for your chance to win one! #giveaway #UberAppliance #UberChill

Sponsored by: KNG International and Uber Appliance

Hosted by: Making Time

Co-hosts: Babbles and Tantrums

This giveaway is a partnership with KNG International. It is open to US Residents, ages 18+ and ends on January 25, 2017 at 11:59 pm est.  Random winner will be notified via email and must respond within 24 hours or prize will be forfeited. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment.

 

*This post contains affiliate links, in which I may receive compensation for your purchase. My opinions are 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand. Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand. Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

New Year, New Cheer #Giveaway Hop

New Year, New Cheer #Giveaway Hop - Enter to win a $15 Target Gift Card from Making Time and then hop to other blogs for more prizes!

Welcome to the New Year, New Cheer Giveaway Hop brought to you by The Hopping Bloggers.

HOSTED BY: Mama Smith’s and Women and Their Pretties

Many bloggers have come together to bring you some amazing prizes! Each prize is worth a minimum of $15, but some are worth much more. There is no limit to how many you can win – so enter them all! GOOD LUCK!

New Year, New Cheer #Giveaway Hop - Enter to win a $15 Target Gift Card from Making Time and then hop to other blogs for more prizes!

Let’s get the hop started right here with Making Time’s very own $15 Target Gift Card giveaway! Just use this entry form to enter and when you’re done, hop to the other blogger giveaways below.

*This giveaway is open to US residents, ages 18+ and ends on January 18, 2017 at 11:59 pm est. Random winner will be notified via email and must respond within 24 hours or prize will be forfeited. Making Time is responsible for prize fulfillment.

 


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‘Tis the Season to Make Your Own Holiday Cards + Giveaway

Make your own holiday cards at Paperless Post and have then electronically delivered the same day! Enter to #win 1,000 coins to be used at Paperless Post and make your own holiday cards today! #giveaway

~Thank you to Nakturnal for providing a free sample for my review. This post contains affiliate links, in which I may receive compensation for your purchase.~

There’s no better season for family photos and using those photos to make your own holiday cards. Getting a decent family photo? Eh, we might be able to swing that. Designing your own holiday card? Well, that’s easy peasy with Paperless Post!

Each and every holiday season, I plan our family photo so that I can design my own holiday cards. Getting a family photo is a hassle around here, considering my other half would do anything to get out of taking a picture. But after pulling the “it’s important to me” card and eventually putting my foot down, demanding he get with the program, I get the family photo I long for. Most of the time.

Let’s face it, getting everyone to look at the camera and smile is a tedious effort at best. We typically have no less than 20 takes of the same location and pose, and even sometimes that isn’t enough to get the perfect family photo. Nonetheless, I do what I can to make it a great one, so that we look like we belong on the holiday card.

How do I do that? I make our outfits my main priority.

Make your own holiday cards at Paperless Post and have then electronically delivered the same day! Enter to #win 1,000 coins to be used at Paperless Post and make your own holiday cards today! #giveaway

Let’s start with mom because we all know mom holds the family together, right? eShakti is a great place to get a special look for mom. With sizes ranging from 0 to 36 and the ability to customize everything about a piece, mom will certainly be a highlight of the family photo.

The kids? My go-to is definitely Gymboree. With cute and affordable clothes that fit both my daughter and my son, it’s a one-stop shop to get their holiday styles handled.

And last, but certainly not least, dad. I say let Trendy Butler do the work. Just have dad fill out a style questionnaire, choose his preferences and measurements, and let Trendy Butler create the look and send it right to your door. It takes some of the hassle off of me, knowing dad’s outfit is taken care of with no effort.

‘Tis the season for family photos, fa la la la la, la la la la.

Join the family and smile pretty, fa la la la la, la la la la.

Don we now our gay apparel, fa la la, la la la, la la la.

Don’t blink when the camera flashes, fa la la la la, la la la la.

Hope you got the perfect take, fa la la la la, la la la la.

Now design and email holiday cards, fa la la la la, la la la la.

Once I’ve the perfect family photo, or something close to it, it’s time for the easy part – making my own holiday cards. From choosing the perfect card, to customization and even sending it out to family and friends, making my own holiday cards has never been easier than it is with Paperless Post.

Make your own holiday cards at Paperless Post and have then electronically delivered the same day! Enter to #win 1,000 coins to be used at Paperless Post and make your own holiday cards today! #giveaway

There are so many different holiday card designs to choose, many of which are straight from high end fashion designers like Kate Spade New York and Oscar De La Renta. After picking which card suits your taste the best, it’s just a matter of adding the family photo and tailoring the details.

What I like about Paperless Post is that there are multiple customization options for one single card. You and a friend could literally choose the same card and end up with totally different finished looks!

Here’s the card I chose to work with, in its original form.

Make your own holiday cards at Paperless Post and have then electronically delivered the same day! Enter to #win 1,000 coins to be used at Paperless Post and make your own holiday cards today! #giveaway

And this is how my holiday card turned out after making my own customizations.

Make your own holiday cards at Paperless Post and have then electronically delivered the same day! Enter to #win 1,000 coins to be used at Paperless Post and make your own holiday cards today! #giveaway

But that’s not even all of the customization! I was able to pick and choose details for the envelope too, right down to which stamp I wanted.

Paperless Post Customization Options:

  • Add a family photo.
  • Change the colors/design of the card itself.
  • Change typeface – actual font, font size, font color, wording.
  • Add a background (wooden background shown).
  • Choose from multiple envelope color/finish options.
  • Change the envelope’s interior liner print.
  • Select the stamp and postmark to be shown on the outside of the envelope.
  • Choose font shown on envelope for letter addressee.

I absolutely love how my finished family holiday card turned out, from the card itself, to the envelope and delivery. And I got to choose every single detail! Not to mention, I’ve gotten some great feedback from our family and friends about the card.

Make your own holiday cards at Paperless Post and have then electronically delivered the same day! Enter to #win 1,000 coins to be used at Paperless Post and make your own holiday cards today! #giveaway

Delivery was super easy. They were all sent electronically via email! No wait time for printing and delivery to my home, and then the process of mailing them out myself. Talk about a time saver! On top of that, I don’t have extra holiday cards sitting around. I can send and pay for only as many as I need to, without ordering a minimum or certain amount.

All I had to do was input my name and subject (I chose Merrry Christmas as the subject) and then added my recipients’ names and email addresses. My holiday cards were delivered right then and there! When the recipient opens the email, they’ll see an animation of the envelope opening and out pops our holiday card. It’s so fun!

Make your own holiday cards at Paperless Post and have then electronically delivered the same day! Enter to #win 1,000 coins to be used at Paperless Post and make your own holiday cards today! #giveaway

On my Paperless Post dashboard, I can even see who has opened their holiday cards and who hasn’t. And if I realize I forgot someone (which I definitely did), I can just go in and add more recipients and again, the holiday card is delivered right then.

So even if you wait until the very last minute to make your own holiday cards, they’ll still get delivered on time with the help of Paperless Post!

Do you make your own holiday cards?

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GIVEAWAY

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Ready to make your own holiday cards at Paperless Post? I’ve got just the giveaway for you! Using the giveaway form below, enter to win 1,000 coins ($90 value) to use at Paperless Post! (Electronic holiday cards are purchased using coins.)

This giveaway is a partnership with Nakturnal. It is open to US Residents, ages 18+ and ends on December 21, 2016 at 11:59 pm est.  Random winner will be notified via email and must respond within 24 hours or prize will be forfeited. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment.

 

 

 

*This post contains affiliate links, in which I may receive compensation for your purchase. My opinions are 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand. Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand. Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

Getting Holiday Clean is Easy with Grab Green + Giveaway #GiftIdea

This holiday season, let Grab Green help you with the cleanup. From caked on and baked on dishes, all the way down to the kitchen linens and laundry, Grab Green has you covered! #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide @grabgreen #giveaway

~ Thank you to Grab Green for providing product for my review. Opinions are 100% my own.~

If you’re hosting a gathering this holiday season, it’s not just the decorations, food and table settings you have to worry about. You also have to think ahead to the cleanup. And nobody likes the cleanup – NOBODY! But with the help of Grab Green, you can save your elbow grease for another day.

Grab Green carries some of my kitchen and laundry favorites, from dishwashing pods to hand soap, all purpose cleaner, laundry detergent pods and so much more. As much as I want to keep them all to myself, their products make daily and seasonal cleaning a breeze, so I just have to share. And on top of their effectiveness, Grab Green only offers products with natural and non-toxic ingredients.

Both our products and formulas are non-toxic: No phthalates, solvents, ammonia, phosphates, fillers, optical brighteners, masking agents or dyes. EVER!

Today I want to focus on holiday cleanup because all those family gatherings are here and there’s no turning back. Just think of all the dirty plates, silverware, pots, pans and even linens and laundry. Yeap, laundry too. If you have family staying over at your house, you’re going to have double the laundry. Ugh!

This holiday season, let Grab Green help you with the cleanup. From caked on and baked on dishes, all the way down to the kitchen linens and laundry, Grab Green has you covered! #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide @grabgreen #giveaway

The easiest part of holiday cleanup is throwing all the dishes in the dishwasher, but sometimes standard dishwasher tabs just don’t get the whole job done. I’ve had many occasions when emptying my dishwasher, where I come across some dishes that weren’t clean. There was either some type of residue or even leftover food stuck to the dishes.

That’s not the case with Grab Green’s dishwashing pods. They always leave a film-free finish and streak-free shine. Oh, and the pods come in different scents, too (or fragrance free). The red pear with magnolia is my favorite! I’ve been using this scent regularly and when I open the dishwasher after running a load, the smell is amazing. Even my dish cabinet has a hint of a fruity/floral scent.

This holiday season, let Grab Green help you with the cleanup. From caked on and baked on dishes, all the way down to the kitchen linens and laundry, Grab Green has you covered! #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide @grabgreen #giveaway

This holiday season, let Grab Green help you with the cleanup. From caked on and baked on dishes, all the way down to the kitchen linens and laundry, Grab Green has you covered! #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide @grabgreen #giveaway

And those stubborn pots and pans that have the baked on and caked on mess? Grab Green Cookware & Bakeware Cleaning Pods take care of those! This is actually the first time I’ve used these, but after just one use I instantly knew we’d be best friends.

Simply place one pod in the messy dish (or pot, or pan), add hot water and swish it around to release the pod’s cleaning power. Then just let it sit for 5-10 minutes and wipe it clean. It really is that easy!

The Cookware & Bakeware Cleaning Pods come in a tangerine with lemongrass scent and as soon as the water hits that pod, it’s like an explosion of tangerine. When I used one earlier this week, my kitchen smelled amazing for hours afterward.

If you want to try these, I have a special giveaway for you at the bottom of the post. Just keep scrolling! Trust me, these are a total game changer when it comes to cleanup so you’ll definitely want to try them, especially with all the baking I know you have going on!

This holiday season, let Grab Green help you with the cleanup. From caked on and baked on dishes, all the way down to the kitchen linens and laundry, Grab Green has you covered! #giftidea #giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide @grabgreen

As for taking care of the linens from the holiday gathering – napkins, placemats, tablecloths, dish towels, dish rags, oven mits, etc. (bet you didn’t realize there were so many linens to wash, huh?) – and all that laundry you now have to do for your in-home guests, you’ll want to use Grab Green’s new Stoneworks Laundry Detergent.

I’ve tried other Grab Green laundry detergents in the past so I couldn’t wait to try the new Stoneworks line, and it definitely didn’t disappoint. I tried the Olive Leaf scent because it’s noted as fresh and fruity, which is right up my alley. Who knew anything associated with olives could smell so good?

And hands down, this is one of the most effective laundry detergent pods I’ve ever used. We have kids, so ketchup is king of condiments around here and that means ketchup stains on everything. After a week of my kids clothing sitting with ketchup stains, Stoneworks Laundry Detergent took out every single one, even without any pre-treatment. That alone says a lot, in my opinion. I’ve actually tossed shirts in the trash because I couldn’t get the ketchup stains out.

Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Buy Grab Green now!

So, what more do I need to say? Grab Green makes holiday cleanup a complete breeze! These products would be great gifts for the host or hostess of your holiday gathering, so order today. I won’t blame you if you sneak a few extra products in there for yourself, either, whether you’re the one hosting or not!

Dishwashing Detergent Pods:  24 ct. ($8.00) / 60 ct. ($16.50) / 132 ct. ($39.00)

Cookware & Bakeware Cleaner Pods: 15 ct. ($5.00)

Stoneworks Laundry Detergent: 50 ct. ($12.99)

Don’t forget to enter the giveaway below, where 1 lucky Making Time reader will win a 15 count package of  Tangerine with Lemongrass scented Cookware & Bakeware Cleaner Pods!

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Enter to win a 15 count pack of Cookware & Bakeware Cleaner Pods from @grabgreen! Not only will the cleaner pods lift baked on and caked on messes, but the tangerine with lemongrass scent gives off an amazing aroma. #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide #giveaway

This giveaway is open to US Residents, ages 18+ and ends on December 23, 2016 at 11:59 pm est.  Random winner will be notified via email and must respond within 24 hours or prize will be forfeited. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment.

 

 

*Thank you to Grab Green for providing these cleaning products and inspiring me to keep cleanup effortless. My opinions are 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand. Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand. Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

Holiday Adventures with The Cat in the Hat + Giveaway #GiftIdea

"Here we go go go go, on an adventure! The Thinga-Ma-Jigger is up and away. Go go go go, on an adventure. We're flying with the Cat in the Hat today!" Enter today to #win two Cat in the Hat holiday features from NCircle Entertainment and enjoy some fun filled adventures with the ever classic Cat in the Hat! #giveaway #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

~Thank you to NCircle Entertainment for providing product for my review. Opinions are still 100% my own.~

One of my favorite things about the holidays are all of the Christmas themed movies. From the old school animated cartoons, to modern movies and even episodes of TV shows. I love them all! In fact, I’m no stranger to watching Home Alone during the summer.

This year, NCircle Entertainment is helping us expand our holiday movie collection by adding a few children’s favorites, including a handful of holiday adventures with The Cat in the Hat. How classic is that?

"Here we go go go go, on an adventure! The Thinga-Ma-Jigger is up and away. Go go go go, on an adventure. We're flying with the Cat in the Hat today!" Enter today to #win two Cat in the Hat holiday features from NCircle Entertainment and enjoy some fun filled adventures with the ever classic Cat in the Hat! #giveaway #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas! and The Cat in the Hat: Told from the Cold offer almost two hours of combined fun filled holiday entertainment. And of course, it wouldn’t be The Cat in the Hat without appearances from Fish, Sally and Nick, and Thing 1 and Thing 2. Oh, and don’t let me forget The Thinga-Ma-Jigger. We can’t go on any holiday adventures with The Cat in the Hat if we don’t have The Thinga-Ma-Jigger!

Here we go go go go,

on an adventure!

The Thinga-Ma-Jigger is up and away.

Go go go go,

on an adventure.

We’re flying with The Cat in the Hat today!

"Here we go go go go, on an adventure! The Thinga-Ma-Jigger is up and away. Go go go go, on an adventure. We're flying with the Cat in the Hat today!" Enter today to #win two Cat in the Hat holiday features from NCircle Entertainment and enjoy some fun filled adventures with the ever classic Cat in the Hat! #giveaway #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

Yesterday the kids and I sat down to enjoy our new holiday features and then took a break for some coloring. Not only does NCircle Entertainment provide DVDs, but they also offer tons of educational activities, including coloring pages, mazes, word puzzles, matching and spot the difference activities and even fun online games. It’s all-around “Entertainment that Educates!”

"Here we go go go go, on an adventure! The Thinga-Ma-Jigger is up and away. Go go go go, on an adventure. We're flying with the Cat in the Hat today!" Enter today to #win two Cat in the Hat holiday features from NCircle Entertainment and enjoy some fun filled adventures with the ever classic Cat in the Hat! #giveaway #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

"Here we go go go go, on an adventure! The Thinga-Ma-Jigger is up and away. Go go go go, on an adventure. We're flying with the Cat in the Hat today!" Enter today to #win two Cat in the Hat holiday features from NCircle Entertainment and enjoy some fun filled adventures with the ever classic Cat in the Hat! #giveaway #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

Since we’d been watching some holiday adventures with The Cat in the Hat, I thought it was only fitting that we each work on a coloring page that featured The Thinga-Ma-Jigger and all of our favorite characters. It was very easy to print the coloring pages right from NCircle Entertainment’s website and we all had a great time expressing our creative side.

My kids and I had quite the day with The Cat in the Hat and your family can too! NCircle Entertainment is giving 1 lucky Making Time reader their very own copies of The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas! and The Cat in the Hat: Told from the Cold! Simply enter using the giveaway form below. And don’t forget to check out all the fun little extra activities and games NCircle Entertainment has to offer!

Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Buy The Cat in the Hat now!

When I was a kid I could always count on my mom (or Santa) to fill my stocking to the brim with all kinds of treats and goodies, and DVDs make perfect stocking stuffers! If you want to ensure your child gets to enjoy these holiday adventures with The Cat in the Hat, or browse some other holiday titles, simply visit NCircle Entertainment.

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas! – $8.99

The Cat in the Hat: Told in the Cold – $5.99

"Here we go go go go, on an adventure! The Thinga-Ma-Jigger is up and away. Go go go go, on an adventure. We're flying with the Cat in the Hat today!" Enter today to #win two Cat in the Hat holiday features from NCircle Entertainment and enjoy some fun filled adventures with the ever classic Cat in the Hat! #giveaway #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

Does your family enjoy taking adventures with The Cat in the Hat?

Connect with In this new DVD, Autumn Journey: Guess How Much I Love You, your children will follow Little Nutbrown Hare and his friends on 6 autumn adventures. Enter now for a chance to win your very own copy! #giveawayWebsite / Facebook / Twitter

This giveaway is open to US Residents, ages 18+ and ends on December 21, 2016 at 11:59 pm est.  Random winner will be notified via email and must respond within 24 hours or prize will be forfeited. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment.

 

*I received samples free of charge from NCircle Entertainment as part of their Brand Ambassadorship.  My opinions are 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand. Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand.  Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

December to Remember Giveaway Hop (20+ Prizes)

'Tis the season for giving and #TheHoppingBloggers are hosting a #DecembertoRemember #giveaway hop. Enter to win the grand prize + over 20 other bloggers prizes! Start at Making Time for your chance to win a $15 Amazon gift card and then link to the other blogger giveaways!

Welcome to the December to Remember Giveaway Hop brought to you by The Hopping Bloggers!

Hosted By: Mama Smith’s and Women and Their Pretties

Co-Hosted By: Mystery Shopping Teacher & Everyday Life

Sponsored By: EatSmart

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Singing Our Way to the Top with a Family Holiday Tradition

We're getting ready for this year's family movie night holiday tradition by belting out some high notes into our Holiday Honeycomb Micro"cones." Why? Because this year's family movie night feature is the December 21st release of SING©! #PostfortheHolidays #SINGMovieSweeps #PostSave$4 #ad
 

The holiday season is among us and flying by, might I add. We’re accomplishing and marking off one family holiday tradition right after another. But one that doesn’t take place until Christmas Eve, is our tradition of family movie night.

Every Christmas Eve, right before the kids go to bed and Santa gets to do his thing, we gather in front of the TV as a family and choose a movie to watch. This year, we’re taking that tradition to the next level and instead of watching a movie at home, we’re heading to the theaters.

Why the change, you ask? Because we are just way too excited to see the new movie, SING© which hits theaters on December 21st. Since it’s a new release, we won’t be able to watch it at home so movie theaters, here we come!

We’re a family who loves singing and dancing, and music in general. That’s what makes the SING© movie the perfect choice for this particular family holiday tradition of ours.

We're getting ready for this year's family movie night holiday tradition by belting out some high notes into our Holiday Honeycomb Micro"cones." Why? Because this year's family movie night feature is the December 21st release of SING©! #PostfortheHolidays #SINGMovieSweeps #PostSave$4 #ad

We're getting ready for this year's family movie night holiday tradition by belting out some high notes into our Holiday Honeycomb Micro"cones." Why? Because this year's family movie night feature is the December 21st release of SING©! #PostfortheHolidays #SINGMovieSweeps #PostSave$4 #ad

To prepare ourselves for the movie, we’re enjoying some family fun time beforehand by belting out some high notes into our Holiday Honeycomb® Micro”cones.” You see, the SING© movie is about 5 animals with different backgrounds and in different stages of their lives, entering a singing competition. And every singer needs a microphone, right? Well, in our case, a micro”cone.”

We're getting ready for this year's family movie night holiday tradition by belting out some high notes into our Holiday Honeycomb Micro"cones." Why? Because this year's family movie night feature is the December 21st release of SING©! #PostfortheHolidays #SINGMovieSweeps #PostSave$4 #ad

Before we could make our Holiday Honeycomb® Micro”cones,” we had to go to Target to get everything we’d need, including the key ingredient, Honeycombs®. My son spotted the bright yellow box almost immediately, as it was easily accessible to him on the bottom shelf and surrounded by other Post Cereal brands.

As soon as we got home, we got to work!

We're getting ready for this year's family movie night holiday tradition by belting out some high notes into our Holiday Honeycomb Micro"cones." Why? Because this year's family movie night feature is the December 21st release of SING©! #PostfortheHolidays #SINGMovieSweeps #PostSave$4 #ad

We're getting ready for this year's family movie night holiday tradition by belting out some high notes into our Holiday Honeycomb Micro"cones." Why? Because this year's family movie night feature is the December 21st release of SING©! #PostfortheHolidays #SINGMovieSweeps #PostSave$4 #ad

We're getting ready for this year's family movie night holiday tradition by belting out some high notes into our Holiday Honeycomb Micro"cones." Why? Because this year's family movie night feature is the December 21st release of SING©! #PostfortheHolidays #SINGMovieSweeps #PostSave$4 #ad

We're getting ready for this year's family movie night holiday tradition by belting out some high notes into our Holiday Honeycomb Micro"cones." Why? Because this year's family movie night feature is the December 21st release of SING©! #PostfortheHolidays #SINGMovieSweeps #PostSave$4 #ad

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Holiday Honeycomb® Micro"cones"
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Serves: 12
 
These Holiday Honeycomb® Micro"cones" will surely get your family belting out some high notes.
Ingredients
  • 12 ice cream cones
  • ½ box Honeycomb® cereal
  • ½ bag salted pretzels
  • ½ package holiday M&Ms
  • 1 package white chocolate chips
  • 1 package small marshmallows
  • Red and green food coloring
Instructions
  1. Crush a handful of pretzels in a ziploc bag and a handful of Honeycombs® in another.
  2. Place a handful of marshmallows and handful of white chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 20-30 seconds (just enough to slightly melt them).
  3. Mix a few drops of food coloring into the melted marshmallows and white chocolate chips.
  4. Add the crushed pretzels and Honeycombs® to the mixture.
  5. Spoon the mixture into an ice cream cone, forming a ball-like shape.
  6. Let cool/harden for a few minutes in the refrigerator.
  7. Grab a Holiday Honeycomb® Micro"cone" and let those notes out! After your performance, enjoy your eatable microphone.

 

We're getting ready for this year's family movie night holiday tradition by belting out some high notes into our Holiday Honeycomb Micro"cones." Why? Because this year's family movie night feature is the December 21st release of SING©! #PostfortheHolidays #SINGMovieSweeps #PostSave$4 #ad

Here’s a little glimpse into the fun we’ve been having singing into our Holiday Honeycomb® Micro”cones.” My kids might look at me like I’m a little crazy, but it’s all in fun and something they’ll remember for years to come. And when they’re older, hopefully they’ll continue this family holiday tradition and maybe even enjoy the movie, SING© with their family.

As if this weren’t enough fun and excitement, you have the chance to see the SING© movie for free! By purchasing participating Post Brand Cereals and entering the SING© Movie Sweepstakes*, you can instantly win prizes like movie tickets (which you can use to see SING©, of course), speakers and so much more. And did I mention there’s a grand prize worth $100,000?!

What are some of your family holiday traditions?

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~Thank you to Post Consumer Brands for sponsoring today’s post and keeping a family holiday tradition alive. This is a sponsored post in which I will receive compensation.  My opinions are 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand.  Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand.  Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

My Dream Winter Bedroom is Just a Few Clicks Away

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Whether I’m having a rough day, feeling under the weather, or just simply want to sit back and relax, the first place I turn to is my bed. And it’s not just times when I need some rest, but as a family we love crawling into bed and having a movie night from time to time. No matter what, my bed is a safe haven and should feel as such.

I never really knew how much I loved my bed until we started this recent move. I’ve gone from being comfortable and restful in my own bed, to a semi-comfortable hotel bed, to now sleeping on an air mattress until our belongings arrive on Monday. I now dream of the moment I can lay in my bed again.

This also has me thinking about what my dream winter bedroom consists of. We’ve moved from FL to the NJ area and the weather is obviously a big change. This will be the first true winter I’ve had in 10+ years so I need the perfect winter bedroom to bring me all the comforts I need during the cold season.

I’m already headed in the right direction with having a king size bed. I love all the room we have (at least when the kids aren’t taking over), but my linens could use some major upgrading. With everything my bed does for me and my family, we deserve to feel like royalty when laying in it. And when I want luxury bedding, I turn to Luxor Linens.

Just recently I was browsing the Luxor Linens website and pieced together my perfect winter bed, complete with two sheet sets (because sometimes a little change is nice), a duvet cover and an extra blanket.

I love the clean and sleek look of the colors white, grey and blue, and on top of that they remind me of winter and the beautiful scenery of snow I’ll soon be enjoying. It’s like bringing the outdoors in without the chilling feel. And I think starting with a color scheme was a good idea, otherwise I would have had a hard time choosing my pieces because Luxor Linens has tons of great pieces.

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The first thing I picked out was a sheet set. In keeping with the color scheme I wanted, my first pick was the Camelot Luxury Bamboo Sheet Set in the color white. There’s just something simple and elegant about white sheets, and I know how soft bamboo linens are so I can only imagine how soft these sheets will be.

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To continue my perfect winter bedroom vision, I moved on to a duvet cover. The Camelot Luxury Bamboo Collection actually has quite a few coordinating pieces, one of which is duvet covers. So that’s what I chose, a Camelot Luxury Bamboo Duvet Cover in the color grey. It keeps with the simple style of the sheets and I know it’s going to look amazing and feel even better.

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And then to top off my look, I decided to also choose an additional blanket. Even though I’m bringing winter into my bedroom, I do want to stay warm. I chose the Moderno Luxury Blanket in white check. It looks to almost have a hint of blue in it, so it’s perfect not only because it fits my color scheme, but the light texture and 100% organic cotton is perfect for layering and keeping me warm.

I can picture it now – clean and crisp white sheets, a classic grey duvet cover and the white check blanket folded and at the ready at the end of the bed. What could possibly top this off? Leave it to Luxor Linens to have the perfect addition – monogramming!

Luxor Linens can provide the luxury, comfort and warmth I need to stay cozy this winter season, without losing my bedroom’s dream winter style. #LuxorLinens #ad Luxor Linens can provide the luxury, comfort and warmth I need to stay cozy this winter season, without losing my bedroom’s dream winter style. #LuxorLinens #ad

It just so happens that the Camelot Luxury Bamboo Collection can all be monogrammed, from the pillow cases to the duvet covers. Talk about feeling like royalty! I think monogramming the grey duvet cover with navy blue lettering would be a perfect finishing touch for my winter bedroom.

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But remember I told you I actually chose two sheet sets? My second choice of sheet set was the Anina Striped 1000 Thread Count Cotton Soft Sheets in navy blue. Much different in color than the white sheet set, the navy blue will create a cool and serene nighttime winter feel in my bedroom and still works perfectly as an alternate with the duvet cover and blanket.

Not only do I love the navy color, but the stripe design adds some dimension to the overall look I’m going for and even matches the navy monogramming on the duvet cover. Did I mention this particular sheet set is part of Luxor Linens “Best Buy” (clearance) section? It’s a total score! Doesn’t get any better than getting luxury at a discount, right?

What does your dream winter bedroom look like?

Hopefully I’ve inspired you to piece together your own dream winter bedroom style and it’s just as comfy and luxurious as my own. And what if I told you Luxor Linens was willing to help you achieve that dream look? They totally are!

Simply partake in our Facebook discussion and tell us what your favorite Luxor Linens sheet set is, and you could win 30% off your entire purchase! Once you’ve taken part in the discussion come back here and enter below so your entry counts.

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*This post contains affiliate links in which I may receive compensation for your purchase. I did not receive any product in exchange for this post. Opinions are 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand. Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand. Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

Attack of the 14 Nights of Halloween #Giveaway

It's the Attack of the 14 Nights of Halloween #Giveaway! Enter to win a $250 Prize Pack filled with goodies from 10 wickedly fabulous shops! And 2 winners means better chances of winning! #Halloween

 

It’s that time of year again. The days are getting shorter, the air is getting cooler and the nights are getting spookier. Yes, it’s time for tricks and treats, goblins and ghouls, chills and thrills, and huge amounts of sugary sweets.

But at the Laughing Vixen Lounge blog, it’s also time for the 5th annual Attack of the 14 Nights of Halloween Giveaway. Join Laughing Vixen Lounge and our bewitching co-hosts The Kids Did It, The Mommy Island, Herding Cats and Burning Soup, The Hopping Bloggers, Mama Smith’s Reviews and Women and Their Pretties for a spooktacular Halloween event.

It's the Attack of the 14 Nights of Halloween #Giveaway! Enter to win a $250 Prize Pack filled with goodies from 10 wickedly fabulous shops! And 2 winners means better chances of winning! #Halloween

 

Enter to win a $250 Prize Pack filled with goodies from 10 wickedly fabulous shops. All shops are offering Gift Cards or your choice of item(s) so there will be something for everyone. You’ll find lots of unique, handcrafted and custom designs to choose from.

It's the Attack of the 14 Nights of Halloween #Giveaway! Enter to win a $250 Prize Pack filled with goodies from 10 wickedly fabulous shops! And 2 winners means better chances of winning! #Halloween

 

Visit the Laughing Vixen Lounge blog daily during the giveaway for the Halloween Movie Marathon. Test your movie knowledge with the Guess the Movie Game. Then try to solve the Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt, if you dare! Each event will get you daily entries in the giveaway plus a special giveaway for the Scavenger Hunt. Find full details for these events HERE.

It's the Attack of the 14 Nights of Halloween #Giveaway! Enter to win a $250 Prize Pack filled with goodies from 10 wickedly fabulous shops! And 2 winners means better chances of winning! #Halloween

 

My all time favorite Halloween themed movie is Hocus Pocus. My boyfriend laughs at me because he says it’s so childish and simply not a good movie, but you know what, I don’t care! It’s a movie I remember watching every October in preparation for Halloween and I’ll continue watching it every October. And now that I have my own children, they can enjoy it along with me.

Ready for that giveaway?! Start by commenting on this post and telling me what your favorite Halloween themed movie is, whether it’s an extreme thriller or something more fun like my favorite. Then enter the Rafflecopter widget below. To experience all the games, movies, shop features, giveaway info and all around awesome fun make sure to stop by the Laughing Vixen Lounge blog HERE.

It's the Attack of the 14 Nights of Halloween #Giveaway! Enter to win a $250 Prize Pack filled with goodies from 10 wickedly fabulous shops! And 2 winners means better chances of winning! #Halloween

 

What’s your favorite Halloween themed movie?

~The giveaway runs October 18th – November 1st and is open worldwide to anyone 18+. 1 winner will win the Prize Pack and 1 winner will win the Scavenger Hunt Prize Pack. Laughing Vixen Lounge is responsible for all giveaway details. Click HERE for full details.~

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