Man, canvases are EXPENSIVE! I’ve been checking out the prices lately, and for a decent size to put on your wall, you’re looking at anywhere from $90-150 a pop! Check out this Canvas on Demand Groupon where you can choose from three sizes starting at $45 and free shipping!
Photographs printed on canvas will outlast photographs printed on anything and then used as napkins during a family barbecue. Put a photo in a durable place with this Groupon.
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A wrapped canvas is a professional, photorealistic reproduction printed on textured artist canvas and gallery wrapped around a sturdy 1.5-inch edge. Thanks to its colorful flanks, a wrapped canvas doesn’t need to hide in a frame or rub lipstick on its edges every morning. One–three weeks after Canvas on Demand receives your photo, you’ll have your canvas print in hand and ready to hang. This Groupon includes the cost of shipping and handling.
Built-in speakers and compatible music port for iPod
iFit workout card with motivation from Jillian Michaels
One additional eight-week workout program
SpaceSaver design folds when not in use
Five-year frame warranty and 90-day parts and labor warranty from Proform
250-pound weight capacity
64”x27”x61”; 145 pounds
Thanks to 16 different workouts and motivation from celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels, this elliptical helps exercisers achieve their goals. The included iFit workout card allows users to train with Jillian, and an additional eight-week program ensures fitness routines remain challenging, like completing a crossword puzzle printed on a greased pig. Optional upper-body-workout arms help tone areas above the waist, and a built-in iPod port and speakers blast users’ favorite up-tempo tunes. The elliptical wheels out of the way when not in use, and it folds to fit into tight spaces when asked nicely.
When I was little, we had a magazine subscription, and it was so much fun waiting for our very own mail. Do your kids have a magazin subscription? Here is a great place to get started! Only $14.50 for a one year Children’s Magazine Subscription Groupon and that includes free shipping!
I was looking through Myspace for some of my old photos when I ran across this one. It was taken almost seven years ago! This is Braxton. One of the comments on this photo on MS is from my aunt, and it says “It’s his camo paint, geeeez! lol” Funny thing is, this totally looks like Jett, except he would never have a pacifier in his mouth, and he hasn’t yet gotten into the markers like this. Luckily, it wasn’t on anything else. Just him.
The other day, we saw a commercial for an As Seen on TV product called the Seat Pet. It’s actually a pretty cool toy/pillow/seatbelt thingy that Braxton just has to have.
I searched on Amazon to see if they have them there, yet, and as I search “seat pet”, I came across a pretty odd iPad iPotty. It’s a pretty penny, and you have to pay for shipping, but I actually think it’s kinda cool! haha!
Comfortable and child-friendly potty with activity stand for iPad (2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation)
Adjustable stand securely holds and helps protect iPad while kids play
Easy to clean with removable inner potty bowl, potty seat and splashguard
Clear touchscreen protector guards against smudges and messy hands
360° Rotating stand easily switches between horizontal and vertical views
Ok, then there’s this…. I call it the iPotty with the iPad. Same concept as above, just for the already-potty-trained. Haha! (The price isn’t much better!)
Easily adjust iPad to any orientation, angle or position
Bendable 10″ metal gooseneck tube for multi-directional adjustment
Elegant chrome pedestal adds style to your bathroom decor
Stable heavyweight base with convenient toilet paper holder
When people choose to go on vacation they often choose a place that has been advertised often, or a place that has a great reputation. While these vacations are fulfilling, they aren’t nearly as special as destinations that are less obvious choices, like Baltimore. Here are some of the reasons why you should choose Baltimore this time.
Baltimore is a unique destination with a culture and appeal unlike any other city on the East Coast. You might first think of bigger draws like New York City or Boston, but it’s Baltimore that will enchant your heart. Baltimore feels like the perfect marriage of old and new cultures: it uplifts its visitors with a sense of pride and sophistication.
Many people think of Baltimore as the hot bed of crime from The Wire, but those days are long gone. Today Baltimore is a hub of rich culture and class, which manages still to be affordable and accessible for average people. This is indeed the middle class man’s Boston.
Baltimore Has Many Attractions
While visiting Baltimore you can enjoy many attractions. Here are just a few of the activities and attractions people love most in the great city:
Baltimore experiences frequent festivals, farmers markets and carnivals. The locals love that Baltimore has something new to offer every weekend of the year. Baltimore.org is a great site for visitors to look-up what’s happening any given week in Baltimore.
Because Baltimore gets fewer tourists than major draws like Boston and New York City, the locals are not immune to the charms of tourists. People in Baltimore love giving directions and sharing information about their great city. Whereas in New York you might find locals eager to hide their favorite hot spots from visitors, in Baltimore everyone is inviting and welcoming. It’s a unique experience for visitors to be treated like welcome guests.
Historically, Baltimore Counts
The largest city in Maryland is known for its historical past. Founded in 1729, Baltimore has experienced more American history than any Western city could boast. Also, as the largest seaport on the Mid-Atlantic Coast, Baltimore has a storied past of pirates and sailors, wars and battles.
Named after Lord Baltimore, this city was involved in the American Revolution and was coined “The Monumental City” by president John Quincy Adams in 1827. Signs of the Revolution and of the Civil War can be seen around the city in history museums and in the old buildings. While Baltimore was in a slave state at the beginning of the Civil War, it’s noteworthy that the great city stayed with the Union. Visitors can learn all about the tumultuous war.
Baltimore is a city worth visiting, because it’s one-of-a-kind and welcoming. Instead of going somewhere that’s explored by millions of visitors each month, head out to Baltimore for some sun, baseball, and Cracker Jacks.
With Mother’s Day this Sunday, I would like to put aside the news stories, this week, and commend Johnson & Johnson for their commitment to helping moms and kiddos all over the world as they launched the “For All You Love” campaign.
Not only is J&J planning to donate $25,000, this Mother’s Day, to Save the Children®, but the For All You Lovecampaign celebrates the selfless and unconditional caring of caregivers, including moms, and all the ways they care for those they love.
I was asked to have this post serve as a tribute to someone in my life who I love and care about. The first person to pop into my mind was my very dear friend, Lourdes.
Although I spoke with Lourdes over the phone and emailed back and forth about five years ago for the first time, it wasn’t until I was pregnant with Jett that we actually met. We became fast friends, and I wouldn’t trade her for anyone in the world. She is the most caring, selfless person I know, and I would love to be just a fraction more like her each day.
Lourdes has been through a lot. She is a single, homeschooling, working mom of four great kiddos, and when she was newly pregnant with her newest little one, just days after being admitted to the hospital because of a miscarriage scare (labor was stopped and mom and baby were fine), she found out that her mother had breast cancer.
With her kids and herself to take care of, Lourdes did everything she could to help her mom. She took her to all of her appointments, held her hand, stayed by her side, prayed with her, and did everything she could to help keep her spirits up through all of her treatments.
Midway through her pregnancy, Lourdes received the devastating news that her her otherwise healthy brother had testicular cancer and massive tumors on his spine causing him not to be able to walk.
Lourdes spent weeks juggling trips to and from the hospital and doctors appointments with both her mom and her brother as well as working as a birth assistant and doula, homeschooling, and just being a mom. She became, essentially, a primary caregiver for herself, her unborn baby, her three children, her mom, and her brother.
When she went into labor, things progressed so quickly, that even though she was planning a home birth with one of our other good friends as her midwife, and me there as her doula, she pretty much went through labor and most of the birth unassisted. Our midwife showed up in the last few seconds of her birth. Her mom and oldest son helped her through most of her labor and birth.
Now that her mom has completed her radiation treatments, she continues to take her brother to his appointments, and she will be by his side during his upcoming surgery and recovery – all the while, helping to maintain an as-normal-as-possible atmosphere for her kids at home.
I tell you all about Lourdes, because she is the epitome of a selfless and unconditional loving caregiver, which is the whole purpose of the For All You Love campaign.
This Mother’s Day, while you’re thinking about those you love, remember the For All You Love campaign and the difference Johnson & Johnson is making in the lives of mothers and caregivers all over the world through Save the Children®.
In celebration of Mother’s Day this year, don’t forget about JOHNSON’S® Baby CARES Care Cards, For every digital e-card you send, share or like, JOHNSON’S® Baby will donate $1.00 to Save the Children® (up to $150,000) to benefit early childhood education programs that foster education and reassurance for new moms. These cards will not only spread encouragement to Moms throughout the country but will also provide Moms in need with the skills and knowledge to successfully support their child’s growth.
Disclosure: This is a partnered post with Johnson & Johnson Corporate and The Motherhood as part of my participation in promoting the For All You Love Campaign. All opinions are my own.
It’s no secret that we use amber teething necklaces with our little ones. No, that doesn’t mean that Jett is cutting teeth, right now, by chewing on a necklace. He’s simply wearing a very cool and hip amber necklace. What you may not know is that I also wear amber necklaces, but I wear them to help control headaches and earaches. Not to mention, necklaces by Spark of Amber are beautiful and reasonably priced!
As I’ve written before, Amber is a great, natural way to relieve pain. From a previous post on natural teething relief:
The misconception behind teething necklaces is that they aren’t for chewing on or cutting teeth. Amber is actually fossilized tree resin that contains succinic acid. Against the warmth of your baby’s skin, the succinic acid is released from the amber, and soothes your baby’s pain. (They are also great for adults with pain as well.)
Check out this beautiful amber set from Spark of Amber. Kylie is wearing an 18 inch necklace called “The Autumn”. This necklace has long natural polished amber nuggets that fastens with a screw clasp, it’s light weight, and it’s anti-inflammatory! The matching earrings are a great way to turn this very practical and healing necklace into a beautiful set that can be worn with most any outfit. This 18″ necklace retails for $21.99, and the earrings for $17.99.
Here is a closer shot of the necklace and earrings! Gorgeous work. I love how the earrings are a perfect gradient of color. I could not be happier with this set. It’s beautiful, light weight, very well crafted, and a great conversation piece! Where else are you going to get a beautiful set, like this, for around $40 that is actually working toward healing your body of pain? It’s a win/win situation!
After receiving the necklace that is supposed to be mine, Kylie begged me for it, because she hasn’t ever had amber before (we didn’t start with amber until our 3rd child), so I decided that this is her necklace, and I will borrow it if I need to!
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My dad recently got some hearing aids. When mom described what all the new hearing aids can do, Andy and I were floored. Talk about technical!
I’m not sure that my dad got this particular kind, but did you know that they now make hearing aids to where you can connect it to your television, somehow, and turn the volume of the TV up and down in your ears? The volume can be completely down on the TV, but you can hear it in your hearing aid! Crazy huh?
She also said that they wanted her to go to dad’s appointment, so that they could calibrate his hearing aid to recognize HER voice. It picks up on her voice, and it makes sure that he hears what she’s saying. That’s just insane!
With his hearing aids in, my dad can hear everything! He can hear so good, now, that Kylie got in trouble for moving around grocery bags in the back seat of their car. Haha!
I love when Subway comes out with a new sandwich! I have found so many that I really like, and when I was recently given a gift card to review the new Smokehouse BBQ Chicken sub, I wasted no time and ordered one immediately!
Smokehouse BBQ Chicken
This limited time SUBWAY FRESH FIT® sub is big on flavor, not fat. Enjoy tender, pulled chicken smothered in smoky BBQ sauce on your freshly baked bread. It’s also a $6 FOOTLONG™ Special! more info…
My husband is a creature of habit when it comes to his subs. He either likes the Buffalo Chicken or the Meatball sub, depending on how he feels. This time, we all ordered the Smokehouse BBQ Chicken sub, and when we arrived, there was enough to make one footlong, and one six inch, (Pretty popular stuff!!) so the sandwich artist felt so bad that she allowed him to fill the remainder of the sub with Buffalo Chicken without charging extra. Once he got home and started eating, he really wished that there would have been enough for a whole sandwich, because the flavor of the chicken is fantastic.
I’m not a big fan of chicken on sandwiches. In fact, when we go to BBQ restaurants, I always order beef or pork, because I never know if I’m going to like it or not. The Smokehouse BBQ Chicken sandwich at Subway is FANTASTIC! The chicken melts in your mouth. It’s the perfect blend of sweet and savory. It’s wonderful! Even Jett likes it!
I added spinach, black olives, a few onions, and banana peppers to my sandwich.
You don’t have to go sauceless to eat healthy! Join me (and Jett) in taking the “Smart and Saucy” SUBWAY Challenge – “smart” because it’s a SUBWAY FRESH FIT™ option and yet still saucy and delicious!