Sunday, November 17, 2013

a TREAT for you

I love this time of year...

Time to order Christmas cards and teacher gifts! I always try to put extra thought into the teacher gifts I give (mainly because I work with these people!). I am super lucky that my son can go to school where I work, but the pressure is on!

I love to get personalized gifts and is the perfect place to get them! At first glance you might be thinking that is a card site. And... you would be correct..but... is also full of personalized gifts! Check out the selection they have of personalized stationary, coffee mugs, and i-phone cases. I actually got my son's first grade teacher some personalized stationary last year and she loved it!

Here are some of my fave adorable stationary choices:

Of course, they do still have some awesome personalized one-to-one cards that can be holiday or anytime cards. Last Christmas I ordered personalized cards for my whole team and they were super impressed :) 

Here are some of my personal faves this year:

Something fun and new to treat this year is many of the cards on the site have a digital option. This means your can send the cards through email for a little less $$.

To learn more about all the goodies Treat offers, join @ResourcefulMom for a #TreatCheer Twitter party tomorrow afternoon. RSVP for the party here.

So, here is the best part...

You can win a set of personalized stationary and a personalized mug just by checking out their website!     All you have to do is visit the link in the Rafflecopter below and comment as to what your favorite holiday card is!

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Unfortunately this giveaway is only open to U.S. residents. Ends Friday, 11/22. I must disclose that Treat is also treating me with a set of personalized stationary and a mug too for posting this post.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

November is CURRENTLY here!

Well, November just snuck right up on us... with daylight savings time and everything! Does that mean an extra hour of sleep tonight?!

I am linking up for November with Farley for her monthly Currently linky. Yay!

My son has recently become obsessed with Pokemon. I'm sure you have seen a card or 2 floating around your classroom. I guess it is better than being obsessed with a fighting game or a gun or something! I accidentally found a pokemon movie "on demand" while looking at the movies tonight and now we are stuck watching it. You think I would be able to get more done since I am blocking it out... but there is still pinterest to distract me!! lol

So proud of my 4 year old tonight! She has been learning her sounds at school and most of the time she won't practice with me (she only likes practicing with Daddy). But tonight she came over to me and wrote "ot" and "at" on a paper. She was sounding out the families, so I told her to add a p to the "ot" and a h to the "at". Then she sounded out the whole words without my help! shocked... and PROUD! My sweet girl is getting so big!

Which makes me feel better about the crazy amount of money we pay for pre-k! I know it is just one more year of $$ for childcare but it kicks our butt! $160/week is crazy! 

Needing.. some sleep! I don't feel sleep deprived during the day but at night I am! For the past couple of weeks I have been waking up in the middle of the night and then struggling to sleep through the night. I feel miserable in the night! I am about to resort to some Tylenol PM... hopefully it will do the trick! 

Do you make dinner calendars? We have been trying to make dinner calendars. We made a really great one that we pretty much followed in September, then slacked off in October (b/c I was off for 2 weeks!) but now that November has hit I feel like we should get back on track! It was so helpful in grocery shopping and for those busy weeks at school... knowing that dinner would be on the table by one of us. It is just one more thing to make though. (and one more thing to distract me from work!)

I have 2 yummy pins for you! I am going to try one this week for dinner and the other I have made a couple times and it is delicious! 

This looks super, quick, easy and yummy! I've always loved some chicken pot pie!

These are an awesome Smores dessert!

Click the pics above to get these recipes! Yum!

Also, tonight I found out about this:

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