Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Christmas Cheer!

Christmas prep is already underway in our house.  I've managed to pick up some cute new ornaments for the tree and have been scrouring the interwebs for steals and deals.  There is one area though where I've been slacking - our annual Christmas card.  Since getting married in 2006 we've sent out a photo card each year.  I like the idea of a photo card because there's something warm and cozy about seeing your friends, family and favorite kiddos faces when you open up a card.  It's especially fun to see pics of loved ones that you don't get too see that often due to distance. 

This year I've got my eye on quite a few adorable cards from Shutterfly.  In fact, I'm having a hard time choosing which card to use!  I tend to pick something traditional but this year I'm all over the board.  I always send a folded card because they stand up easily, and I love how Shutterfly offers both folded and flat photo cards.  

Here are a few I have my eye on.
Shutterfly has hundreds of holiday cards to choose from.  You can check out their full collection here.  In addition to cards they also have photo books, which make great gifts, calling cardsstationery such as gift tags and tons more.  They're also offering free shipping for orders over $25, score!

Now I just have to coax the hubs into doing a photo shoot for the perfect photo to adorn our cards. 

Swooning for KS

I've been on a never ending search, for what feels like forever, for the perfect black bag.  I want something that's trendy but classic, leather, functional and has pockets.  My last couple of trips to Nordy's and the like have left me feeling hopeless. 

Until Friday rolled around.  And I got a bit bored at work.  So I decided to venture over to Kate Spade dot com. A week prior I went to the KS outlet feeling confident that I'd find the perfect black bag and was mistaken.  But lo and behold KS didn't fail me twice.
bows art spot varnish maryanne
I'm so in love. But heartbroken over the price tag.  I need a friends and fam discount stat. 

I'm just praying Santa surprises me because it's taking every bone in my body not to give KS my credit card and bring this baby home!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Amazon's $5 Mags Are Back

Amazon is offering $5 magazine subscriptions again this year!  This makes a perfect stocking stuffer.
So far the following mags are included in the sale.  Hopefully more will be added like last year.

SmartMoney (1-year auto-renewal)
Travel + Leisure (1-year auto-renewal)
More magazines can be found here.
Happy Shopping!