Mother’s Day is around the corner and although we deserve a Mother’s Day everyday (right?) at least we have one day where we force ourselves to stop and be pampered as well as pamper our own mothers. What makes you feel pampered? A Hot Bath (with no interruptions)? A new wardrobe (I know that nursing shall is cute and all, but come on!!)? Having a Date Night (remember those)?
Springtime is a great time to think about all things pretty! Flowers, the Environment, Easter and affection. I have a house full of Boys and feminine approaches are not an option. My 3 year old tolerates hugs and kisses..the older boys not so much! I tend to do the material style..not sure how I got on that trip, but I find myself using gifts and purchasing things as a way to show affection. Maybe it was the huge, overdone Holidays I had growing up and as I became Mom and did not want to start on the habit of the boys expecting gigantic Santa piles so buying things here and there would suffice to me. I had asked my Mom how she got so determined to have these large quantities at Christmas and Birthdays and she gave me 2 reasons: First, because when we were young, she could get away with cheap. The cheaper toys were, the more she could buy and came to regret that as we got older. Second was she simply enjoyed watching our excitement as we opened our gifts and the more gifts to unwrap, the more joy she could watch. I have to admit that the later is exactly why I find myself falling for the gifts. Combine that with the thrill of Bargain Shopping and finding deals on items that fit someones style and I am able to give quality items and watch others expressions as they open the gifts..it makes me smile!
Of course, with a house full of boys that have to gift buy for me can be quite comical at times in the items they choose and I love it! If I want the pampering, I know I have to just find those items myself. I have come to find products that are unique and very pampering inside sites I never thought to look in. At EdenFantasys (yes, it is THAT kind of shop) I have found some great Mommy-Pampering products from Fragrances to Lotions and even shampoos! Their Beauty & Body section and their Lingerie section has adorable Gift items as well as items for YOU! I have already given some Gift sets from the Beauty & Body section as gifts to friends and families. They are shipped very discretely and the box will come to you titled: from Web Merchant. So, no curious, young eyes will be offended.
One of my favorites is the Bellina Box-their newest box set!
So, show yourself some love and browse around. You can also Google search for blogs offering Gift Code Giveaways to EdenFantasys that you can enter to win. I see them all over.
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Our weekend consisted of 4 Events! Saturday party and Egg Hunt at a friend of mine house, Sunday was Easter Basket in the morning at home, Breakfast with Nana (forgot my camera at this event) and Egg Hunt & Dinner at my Mom’s with my nephews and siblings!
Here it is in photos from start to finish…..
A while back, I contacted Giani as I saw several reviews about their Granite Countertop Paint and they were such great reviews! Giani was generous to offer me their product for this review and I am in love! We had spent the past few years, slowly updating our almost 30 year old home and the kitchen had been the last. Besides the floors, nothing else had been done and I really wanted granite, but it would have cost thousands of dollars for the amount we need. I chose the Sicilian Sand color because of all the wood and my black appliances and it was an excellent choice. Here is what I started with…
I have been out of school almost 10 years now and I am so jealous of the options out there today compared to what I had in obtaining high priced Text Books. I can remember even that long ago, paying almost $150 for one book. I do remember our book stores would stock some used books and how when they opened the bookstore before each quarter, you had to be early in line to score that used book at a lower price. Now, with the power of Internet, you can rent textbooks online! I know I would be concerned about time and extra shipping costs because after shipping, it may not be the huge savings you thought it would be, however, renting textbooks at Campus Book Rentals is free shipping EACH way! Time-depends on the shipping option you choose! So then I thought, well what about the selections? Would they have the titles a student needs? They have tons of books!
I have a much younger sister who is a senior in College getting her teaching degree. As I asked her to browse the site and compare books she needs, she was impressed at the selection. She states that this way of renting textbooks is becoming popular among her college friends. She knows several who use this source. She was so excited to be shown this website and the videos that explain all the answers to any qustions you may have are hilarious! I posted one below.
The price difference can be huge. See one example HERE!
I highly recommend keeping Campus Book Rentals in your Favorites so you can refer to it prior to purchasing a text book at full price. The savings can be anywhere from 40-90% off! Yes! You can highlight in them and you can choose your own rental period as they have flexible rental schedules. And don’t forget the free shipping!
Campus Book Rentals also donates a portion of each rental to Operation Smile! So you can rent for a good cause!
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Whether you are 4 or 40, everyone loves good ole’ Pirate Parties! My son will be 4 in May and he is always attracted to Pirate theme shows, toys and books.He loves the Disney, Jr show, Jake and the Neverland Pirates also. It is that little boy (and big boy) fantasy of sword in hand fighting off the bad guys and swooping in to win a princess or be the hero of your ship that is the biggest attraction, I believe!
Over at Python Printable Party games, they have all your Pirate Party Games in one document so you can pick and choose the activity that fits your party right from your computer and have some Pirate fun! They have printables suitable for both Adult and/or Children parties.
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