by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on November 30, 2008
When? December 1st, also known as Cyber Monday ALL DAY!
Where? Wherever you are!
Why? Because we have some fantastic Holday Gift Guides to share with you and some fabulous Giveaways to tell you about!
Hosted by Katja Presnal, of SkimbacoLifestyle.com, and yours truly! Link up your giveaways and gift guides and let us help spread the word!
To end the party properly, Katja and myself, along with our fabulous co-hosts, will be party-ing it up on Twitter at 7pm – 9pm EST. Please join us for Christmas talk, money saving tips, decorating ideas, and GIVEAWAYS GALORE!
Make sure you use the hashtag #gifts for all your holiday related tweets tomorrow night, and follow @KatjaPresnal, @ClassyMommy, @DealSeekingMom and @YoungMommy (that’s me!) to join in on the fun.
Grab the button below if you would like to help spread the word.
by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on November 28, 2008
Yesterday was the first day Rachel was able to get herself ready since her accident, and she looked great! She did fairly well with a full house and lots of noisy kiddos, but was still in a lot of pain. She wanted to express her gratitude to all of you who showed her such kindness…
by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on November 23, 2008
Do you want in on the secret?
As one of Walmart’s ElevenMoms, I get special privileges… One being that I get to tell you what the Secret to Great Hair products are, even before Stacy London gets to reveal the secret!
Before I let you in on the secret, would you like to see what I thought of the hair care products?
That was in Bentonville, when the ElevenMoms visited Walmart. We were all sent samples of this hair care line after returning home, but what we didn’t know, at the time, was that we got to find out the “secret” before Stacy London reveals it to all….
On Monday I received a lock box. I did not receive the key to this box, nor the code to open it, until Thursday. Torture!
I finally received my login info and a special site address, later in the week, where I punched in my info to receive my code to unlock my box. Inside the box was the secret revealed, along with a note that said:
Thanks for being a part of our secret hair care program!
As a way of showing our appreciation, we’ve included a Pantene Pro-V system designed specifically for your hair needs. The back of this card includes a guide to using your Pantene Pro-V system.
Rachel was discharged from the hospital this evening, and as I type this, is at home relaxing on her couch, snug as a bug! We thank you for joining us all in prayer, and are grateful to the Lord for her speedy recovery. She is by no means completely healed, but has been given medication […]
Rachel and our Mama photo taken Nov. 9th You can check out yesterday’s post, if you would like to read about what happened late Friday night. I left the hospital last night, just after Rachel received clearance to remove the neck brace and begin a clear liquid diet. She was sitting up and quite cheery, […]
My beautiful baby sister. photo taken Nov. 9th Last night, she and our brothers were out with friends. They were walking home from a night on the town, and Rachel tripped over a curb and fell on the right side of her head. She began to bleed from her ear and immediately went unconscious. She […]
There are some bloggers out there who are just so darn cool that you can’t help but love them. Lori, also known as A Cowboys Wife, is one such blogger. In addition to A Cowboy’s Wife, Lori also blogs at My Wooden Spoon, the must-see blog for foodies, and Cowgirl Critiques, where she reviews every […]
**UPDATED – SEE REGISTRATION INFO BELOW!** **REGISTER NOW** I am so excited to announce that I will be teaming up with the talented and beautiful Social Media guru, Katja Presnal, to bring you a fun and useful tele class on how to make successful holiday gift guides for your blog (that can potentially make you […]
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While I was in Bentonville, with the rest of the ElevenMoms, we were treated to a fabulous hair makeover. When we arrived at the salon, we were a bit surprised by the camera crew and list of questions, as we didn’t know we would be filmed or interviewed. But, we were the first to use […]
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