Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Shutterfly: Photo books and Year books


I am not a scrapbooker, but I do love seeing my treasured photos placed neatly on a page in a book instead of in a box in my closet.  Nowadays, most of us up load most if not all of our photos to our computer anyway, right?  So why not save time and money by creating your very own photo book.  It is simple and easy to do with Shutterfly.  
Photo books are a way to cherish and preserve your memories. Whether it's a gorgeous wedding photo album, a new baby memory book, a fun-filled family photo album, an adventurous travel photo album, or a personalized children’s book, Shutterfly has a professionally bound photo book that's perfect for you 
Shutterfly will walk you through the process, step by step.
You can take the simple path and Shutterfly will:
  • Pictures arranged for you. Then easily rearrange or add captions
  • More than 20 styles with preset backgrounds and layouts
  • 1-4 pictures per page (up to 500 pictures)
  • many different photo books at affordable prices
Or you can make a custom photo book just the way you want it.  To find our more about how to make your Photo Book check out the Shutterfly website:  http://www.shutterfly.com/photo-books

 Shutterfly social channels:
·         Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shutterfly
·         Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/Shutterfly
·         Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/shutterfly/



Did you know Shutterfly also makes Year Books?
Shutterfly Yearbooks are the easiest and most affordable way to preserve school memories for your child and your school, helping parents of a single student, class or an entire school, easily create specially designed page templates for school activities, subjects, and student classroom and faculty photos.
1.       Easy-to-make (we promise) - Use our specially designed page templates to capture school activities along with favorite student, classroom and faculty pictures. Make it just the way you want with our All New Custom Path.
2.       Easy on your pocketbook - Get up to 75% off when you order for your class or school. We have prices as low as $5 per Yearbook, which are only available by contacting Shutterfly for a quote.
3.       Made to love, made to last - Our award-winning photo books are printed in color and professionally bound. Your Yearbook is saved forever and you can re-order it at any time.

Shutterfly Year books:  http://www.shutterfly.com/yearbook/ 

Disclosure: This blog post is sponsored by Shutterfly.   I will receive a free product from Shutterfly for posting.  However, the opinions expressed here are my own and did not in any way sway my opinions.  




Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Keurig Vue House party,


I have been a member of the House Party community for some time now. I have attended some party and even hosted my own parties too.


House Party is where your friends and family come together in your home and through social networks to get exclusive access to products.  It is easy and fun, and you get to provide honest feedback to brands about their products.



Do you like Coffee, Hot Chocolate, and hot tea?  Right now, through March 27th you can apply to host a Keurig Vue house party.  Signing up is easy and fun  to do.  It is an simple as filing out a survey.

Click here to apply to host your own Keurig Vue  House party, I did.


Sometimes House Party ask you to answer polls or to leave a message to a question.  One of their question was to write a poem about or to Keurig Vue telling them how much you like it.  Below was my response.  


There once was a Keurig Vue so shiny and black.  I walked up to it, but it did not talk back.

It was coffee I wanted to wake up my head, but "what is this contraption," is what I had said.
There sat a coffee cup at its base,  right next to it was small little coffee capsules in a small little case.
I took out a capsule and placed right in,pushed a few buttons and then I was fin. 
The aroma of coffee filled the air, I took a sip and suddenly did not have a single care.
I left the store that day with a smile on my face, until I realized the Keurig Vue was not mine, Oh what a waste.

(I guess I was reading a little too much Dr. Seuss.)

 I will not find out until March 27th if I was accepted to host a Keurig Vue Party or not.  I will keep you posted and let you know either way.

Do you have a Keurig Vue?  What do you think about it?  How has it changed the way you do coffee?

UPDATE:  I was not chosen to host a Keurig Vue House party.  :'(

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Camping with Girl Scouts

A few weekends ago the Girl Scout in my daughter's troop went camping.  It was a Mother/Daughter camp out for the brownies.  For my brownie troop it was the first time they had gone camping.  Our troop is a multi-level troop so we have girls from 2nd grade (brownies) to 8th grade (Caddets).  Having a multi-level troop can be challenging , but when it come to camping it was nothing but fun.

  The Girl Scouts of Central Texas have many different camping facilities for local Girl Scout to use and we took advantage of it and reserved a cabin.  The cabin was rustic, but it was good for the girls to get used to the great outdoors.


This is a photo of Marebear sharing s'mores the brownie's made with Grams.


Here are the Caddets showing off their skit to the rest of the troop.  They worked hard on their skit and it was funny.


These are the Juniors acting out their skit.  The skit had me reading a story while they acted out different parts.  It is hard for me not to laugh while I was reading, they were so good.


The Brownies sang the brownie song, and they were so cute.  Mare Bear like walking around the cabin and hanging out with her friends.

Before we all went home,  I handed each girl a reusable Girl Scout bag I bought at H.E.B grocery store.  I wanted to remind the girls to stay Green.  We took a group photo of all of us.  I cropped out the other girls (for safety purposes).

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Print Runner Giveaway



CLOSED: the winner is Amanda

Looking for a company to satificty all your prining needs?  Then 
look no further. PrintRunner.com was established with little more 
than a small press and a dream. Ten years later our company became
one of the foremost quality printers in Southern California. 
PrintRunner's commitment to provide the best value and high quality 
full color printing at affordable price made our company grow.  
PrintRunner is a full service high quality printing company located 
in Chatsworth, California.  PrintRunner is your convenient online 
print service resource. 


To find out more about Print Runner services check our their 
website.  http://www.printrunner.com
  

Now you can get attractive and high-quality stickers in to use for
all your needs.  You can use them for Birthday parties, Baby 
showers and to marketing your own brand. These creative 
print products, done through professional sticker printing, could 
help your brand to not only stand out, but to also increase 
awareness especially when tagged on walls, belongings, and other 
flat surfaces.  There are many choices from black and white or 
color to the size of the sticker.Check out their site and try 
printing sticker.




I am going to use my button and transform it into a sticker.  I will 
be sure to blog and show you the finished product.


 You can check out all the options in ordering your own stickers at 
http://www.printrunner.com/sticker-printing.html

Now for what you have been waiting for....
    Your Prize Pack will contain:
    • 1 Stickers pack from Print Runner
         Sticker Shape  : Standard Stickers
         Flat Width  : 2"
         Flat Height  : 3.5"
         Quantity  : 250
         Paper   : Premium Sticker Stock
         Colors   : Full Color ( 4 Color Process), 
      Black and White
         Proof   : NONE
         Ready to Ship In : 3 Business Days
Here is how you enter:   
CLOSED: the winner is Amanda
Mandatory:
  • Follow me on Google and leave a comment stating you are following me.
Additional entrees: 

  • Share this Giveaway on your facebook page and leave a comment.
  • "Like" or  follow Nowamomof3's Facebook page and leave comment.
  • Follow Nowamomof3 on Twitter.
  • "Like" or follow PrintRunners facebook page. 
  • Follow PrintRunner on Twitter.
  • Leave a comment on any other story on my blog for one additional entree. 
RULES:Maximum of 7 entries per person. The giveaway will end on March 30th at midnight.
  I will randomly pick a winner at random.org on March 31th.  I will notify the winner by e-mail 
and posted winners first name or user name on my blog.  The winner with have 48 hours to
 contact me or another winner will be chosen.  You must be 18 years or older and a US 
resident to enter.  
Disclosure: Thank you to PrintRunner for providing us this giveaway and all information 
included in this blog post. I will receive a set of stickers for hosting this. However,
all opinions expressed here are my own. The winners infromation will be given to PrintRunner
and it will be their responsibly to deliver the prize pack

Monday, March 12, 2012

Souper You Contest is down to its top ten finalists

 Progresso® is happy to announce its top ten finalists (out of more than 10,500) in the Souper You® Contest! From now until March 25, you can visit www.SouperYou.com daily to cast your vote and help your favorite contestants win an ultimate makeover experience in Hollywood this Spring.

 
Also for every vote you cast you will be entered for your own chance to win one of three prize packs for a one-year supply of Progresso Soup and other goodies! 

Click here to watch the amazing video of the 2011 winner experience.  http://bit.ly/ProgressoSY11











Even if you´re not a finalist, Progresso can help you to continue to stick to your weight management plan without sacrificing on variety or taste! With 40 delicious soups with 100 calories or less per serving, Progresso Soup has a variety of offerings that help you beat diet boredom and satisfy your taste cravings. Progresso soups are packed with hearty ingredients like pasta, beans, rice, meat and vegetables that suit your taste buds and make you feel good about including them in your meal choices.


Disclaimer:  The information about the Progresso Souper You® Contest, finalists, and Progresso Soup was provided by Progresso through MyBlogSpark.


Sunday, March 11, 2012

Our Mare Bear: Seizure and Hospital stay

If you wonder why I have not be blogging, it is because our Little Mare Bear had a seizure at school lasting more than 15 minuets and was rushed to Dell Children's Hospital in an ambulance.  Here are the events at they happened to our family.


Thursday March 8th 3:16pm: Mare Bear is at dell children's hospital. She was rushed here in an ambulance from school after she had multiple seizures and we could not stop them.





Thursday March 8th 8:06pm: Mare Bear was admitted to the hospital and had a room in the seizure unit.  That was until she had more multiple seizures and even stopped breathing(they had to bag her to get her to start breathing again).  Now we are being moved to IMC (intermediate care unit).  They want to keep a closer look at her and her seizures.  This is the first time she has ever stopped breathing during a seizure.  PLEASE PRAY!



Thursday March 8th 11:16pm:They put the leads of her EEG on and she is going to be watched through a video system. Now we are going to try to go to bed. She seems to be doing better. I will Let you know soon.


Friday March 9th 4:01pm: M just had a few more cluster seizures and breathing problems. Then she went back to sleep.


Friday March 9th 5:39am:  M had at least 10 seizures so far and they have put her back on oxygen (she stops breathing for a little bit during the seizures, but at least she starts breathing again on her own.) PS: I could use some sleep!!!!


Friday March 9th 10:38am:M has been seizure free since 4am. She is now sleeping off the mass amounts of meds they have given her to stop the seizures. Now we are just waiting to see if any more will return. 


Friday March 9th 2:01pm:M is still sleeping off the meds. No seizure so far. They do want to keep her in the hospital until she is awake and seizure free. Looks like we will be staying the night.


Friday March 9th 8:22am: Nothing has changed. No seizures so far, she is still sleeping off the meds. I pray she doesn't wake up at 12am and think its time to be up and awake. It would be nice if she slept all night and woke up in morning.


Saturday March 10th 6:43am: Last night they up her dose of seizure meds and she slept through the night (she is snoring right now). She still has not woken up, but smiled last a few time when dad and quinn came to visit. At 11am I am going to switch with my hubby for a few hours.  I still do not know when she can go home. Thanks for all the prayers and keep them coming!



Saturday March 10th 11:04am:  We are a little worried she has not woke up yet. They are going to run some blood work and some other test. It looks like we will be here for at least one more day. 


Saturday March 10th 11:04am: she is awake and a little bit alert. She is groggy and tired, but at least no seizures. If she doesn't have any more seizures, becomes more alert, and her labs come back good; then we should be able to go home tomorrow. YEA!



Sunday March 11th 12:04pm:Update on Marion: labs came back fine. Last night they took her off oxygen and hooked her up to her feeding pump (first time she had any food). She is still sleepy, but took two bits of a cinnamon roll and a few sips of sweet tea. We are waiting for the doctor to come by and released  her



Sunday March 11th 2:18pm:  We have been discharged. We are on our way home. There will still be some more recovering going on, but at least we are home in our own house and beds.  YEA?

Sunday, March 4, 2012

"Inside the Crayon Box" with Crayola

Creativity matters. It’s a skill that all children can learn and when it’s practiced every day, kids become the critical thinkers, problem solvers, and leaders in the classroom, and they’re better prepared for professions of the 21st century. 

Crayola wants every child to be creatively alive, so they’re inviting parents “Inside the Crayon Box,” for a special live chat with celebrities and trusted parenting experts that will inspire and spark ideas to expand your child’s creative thinking. If you find yourself looking for new ways to inspire your children to express their ideas and build their creativity, you’ll want to join us to learn and share!

The first “Inside the Crayon Box” live chat is Wednesday, March 7 at 9 p.m. EST. Join Crayola and musician, children’s author and mom, Lisa Loeb for a 45-minute live streaming video chat on the Crayola Facebook Page. Lisa, best-known for her number one hit “Stay (I Missed You),” will share as personal stories, practical advice and ways she brings a little creative play into every day for her daughter. We want to hear from you - participants can ask Lisa questions during the event, too! We hope you will share the information about the first Crayola “Inside the Crayon” live chat with your readers on or before Wednesday, March 7th so they may plan to attend as well.

Interested in the topics to be covered during the chat? 
  • Why Does Creativity Matter? Creativity is not about who’s the best artists or becoming an architect. It’s a way of thinking that encourages kids’ original ideas and develops their confidence.
  • Growing Up Creative. Lisa will share stories about growing up in a home where creativity was encouraged.
  • Simple Tips. Easy Ideas. Like most moms, Lisa juggles a lot. She’ll share simple, easy ways she sparks her daughter’s creativity as part of their daily routine.
Watch the video “Creativity Matters” 



Also, be sure to check out Lisa’s book Lisa Loeb’s Silly Sing-Along: The Disappointing Pancake and Other Zany Songs (Sterling Children’s Books, 2011) available at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com. Sing, laugh, and play with pop Lisa in this fabulous collection of ten of the silliest songs ever. Fun activities, games, and recipes accompany whimsical songs. Take Lisa's Silly Sing-Along with you wherever you go and get the high-spirited good times started. Includes a 10-song CD recorded by Lisa!


Disclosure: This information has been provided by Crayola through MyBlogSpark.