Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Santa Letter Writing Party With Free Printable

Every year I look forward to having my kids write a letter to Santa. I love seeing their thoughtful little faces as they ponder what to tell the Jolly Old Man. This year I asked my friend Jackie to help me plan a Santa letter writing party that ended with a special visitor straight from the North Pole. 

We had all kinds of festive treats made by our friends Made It Ate It Loved It and Sugar Lane Bakery. Plus a special soda concoction created by The Soda Shop .

(Tutorial on how to make this No Sew 30 Minute JOY banner at Somewhat Simple Blog)

All of our young guests got to write a letter to Santa and actually hand deliver it to him. We treated Santa to his own tray of treats. I'm thinking he was OK with it not being the same old milk and cookies.

All of the adorable beanies, headbands, and bow ties are from Lemons and Lace , The JOY and Dream big little one shirts are from Flybird Apparel . The little and let's be honest big girls too, loved getting their make up done by Pretty and Pampered

Our Santa was absolutely perfect. All of our little guests were overjoyed to see him. It was a great way to kick off the Christmas season.

Click on the letter to download.


All photography by www.BridgetteMarie.com

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Monday, November 25, 2013

{Health Challenge #2 - WINNERS}

We had a wonderful 8 week challenge full of fun, inspiring stories, prizes, and even weight loss!

Our AMAZING sponsors made it so much better. Without them our challenge would not have been as fun or competitive. Make sure to check them out and remember them as you are shopping this Christmas season.


Our Health and Wellness Challenge winner for week 8 will receive the Botanical necklace from My Premier Designs. The winner is......(insert drum roll)

Krista Manning


Everyone did an amazing job! The best part is we had {15} participants with a perfect score!!! They will split the "POT" of money.  Each one will receive  $43.33

Jana Atwood
Eric Atwood
Gail Browning
Anissa Chapman
Tawnya Clawson
Nicole Coles
Sara Jackson
Krista Manning
Kim Matthews
LoraDawn Mckinley
Christina Park
Karri Smith
Chastity Von Lutzlow
Pat Whitacre
Len Whitacre


Image Source: Bitsy Blossom

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Monday, November 18, 2013

{Health Challenge #2- Week 8}

These last 8 weeks have been amazing! I have heard so many wonderful success stories. Some about weight loss and having more energy. Some about being happier due to journaling, feeling accomplished, and doing little acts of kindness. I have also heard several stories about women just trying their very best despite health issues or other trials going on. No matter how many points you ended with, the most important thing is you tried and you are better for it.


I love getting emails from our participants. It is what drives me to continue to host these challenges. Here are two emails I received last week. Thank you for sharing with us.

Thanks for doing this challenge! It has been great for my husband and me. He lost 9 lbs and I lost 4 lbs, and also both of us lost inches as well. Mostly though we have a lot more energy. I used to just want to crash around 2 or 3 PM, now I am up and getting things done that I've always wanted to do. We feel happier and healthier. It was great to do together--we had accountability with each other, and I think we both had moments where we would have caved without the others support. It was a wonderful 8 weeks! 


Got the full 70 points , sort- of had a celebration today. But don't want to undo what I've done. I don't know if you share successes but I lost over 10 pounds.

~ Tawnya



Our Health and Wellness Challenge winner for week 7 will receive a handmade tote from  BLESSINGS AND BLOSSOMS. The winner is......(insert drum roll)

Marie Guthrie
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{Premier Designs}

This is Katie, our final sponsor of our second health and wellness challenge. She is an Independent Distributor for  Premier Designs.  Katie is so much fun to work with.  She is extremely friendly and definitely takes care of her customers. Katie personally came to my home and brought me the Botanical necklace pictured below.  It was packaged up so cute. I wish I would have snapped a picture of it.

Premier Designs jewelry is stunning and unique.  All of their pieces are to die for gorgeous. The pictures of their jewelry don't do them justice.  When I first saw the picture of this necklace I honestly thought it looked too heavy for me to wear. (I have issues with heavy jewelry.) When I actually saw it in person and tried it on,  it wasn't heavy at all. It is actually very comfortable around my neck. I can tell it is well made and will last a long time.  I love this necklace and think it is a fun accessory to add to any outfit. 
The picture above is the necklace she sent me. My dear friend Barbara was kind enough to model it.

The 8th week winner of our Health and Wellness challenge will win this exact necklace!! Here are some more stunning pieces of jewelry by Premier Designs.  They make great gifts!

Make sure to follow Katie especially on her facebook page Fancy That Jewelry Boutique . She plays all kinds of games, gives fashion advice, and is always giving her jewelry away. You don't want to miss out.

Katie Lohman
Premier Designs Independent Distributor

Check out fun fashion tips and trick over at Fancy That Jewelry Boutique on Facebook

**Click HERE to see a "sneak peak" of our jewelry!  The rest you have to see in person!**

***Ask me how you can get paid to sparkle!!!***

"Life is short!  Break the rules, forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that made you smile."
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