Sunday, October 31, 2010

Wilson Phillips: Christmas in Harmony

Believe it or not, today Nov 1st, is the unofficial start of the holiday season.
At least according the retail world.

Well what better way to kick it off than a review of some fun Christmas music.
I am a sucker for all of it.
I count down the days til our local radio station goes all Christmas.
It's true.
I am a geek.

One of my fav Christmas cd's is "Hey Santa" by the Wilson Sisters.

Well imagine my surprise when I found out that the Wilson Sisters got back with Chynna Phillips to give us a new Christmas album this by Wilson Phillips:
Christmas in Harmony


Talk about melodic voices.
This cd is a fun, holiday romp for everyone.

Check out the play list:

I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day



Little Drummer Boy


Warm Lovin’ Christmastime


When A Child Is Born


Christmastime


Silent Night


Santa Clause Is Coming to Town


Silver Bells


Sleigh Ride


Joy


Winter Wonderland


The Christmas Song


Our Prayer



My favorite is Santa Claus is coming to Town.
Not only is it fun, it reminds my 4yo that Santa is always watchin.
Good disciplinary tactic this time of year.

You can here some of the music here:
Click me!

Wilson Phillips is going to perform their new Christmas single "I Wish it Could Be Christmas Everyday" on Good Morning America & The View.  Can't wait!

So if I were you, I'd definitely check this cd out.
It's worth it & will keep you in a constant happy mood this season.
I promise.  Tee hee.

Tell me what is your fav Christmas carol?

*Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this review.  I was supplied the cd.  All opinions are my own, as a long time Wilson Phillips fan!*

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Holidays are a comin!!!

I don't mean to shock you
BUT
holidays are a comin!

Yep in less than two months Hannukah & Christmas will be here.
Are you prepared?
Me, not really but Im not sweatin it.

What is on my mind, is Christmas cards!
Since I have had Cheeks I tend to send photo cards.
I always enjoyed getting photo cards from people & seeing how their children have grown.
When I look for Christmas cards I always look for ones that I can put 3 individual photos on of each of the boys.
I leave Bobster & I off because I want my family & friends to enjoy the card, not burn it in a voodoo ritual.
Just sayin.

I tend to go to Shutterfly every year for my cards.
Why?
Check out some of the cute cards they have.
Go on:

This one is the one I sent last year.
Well it had my boys on it because to leave those kids on it would just be weird.

How fun is this card?
It's a foldable card.
Love it!

This year I am throwing around the idea of either sending Thanksgiving cards, you know, to avoid the rush.
Say like this
Or even Happy New Year cards because that ways it's unexpected & sort of like a bonus, keep the holidays going sort of thing!
Love this one.  I could include all the kids & even hide a pic of me & Bobster.

Of course, Shutterfly also has great ideas for photo gifts.
Like say a nifty calendar for the grandparents.
I totally love Shutterfly.  They always have the cutest cards and honestly, that's where I've ordered my cards from the last 3 years. 
I get a lot of compliments on my Christmas cards from the recipients so that is always great to hear.
So, if you are in the need to get some cards, make sure Shutterfly is the place you look first.
I guarantee you will not be disappointed.

*This post is sponsered by Shutterfly.  I was compensated with a code for free cards.  All opinions are my own.*

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Winner, Winner, Ooh That's a Zinner!

Zinner is a word.
I just made it up.


So are you all waiting with baited breath to see who won this:
Well thanks to Random.org the winner has been picked!


It is:
True Random Number Generator
Result:
27


Who is it you ask:


Rita from MegRyansMom who said:

Megryansmom and of course I already follow this blog

megryansmom@sbcglobal.net
October 20, 2010 9:40 AM

Well sister, following paid off.

Send me you address & last name...LOL

The winner has 48 hours to send me the info or I will pick a new winner.

Thanks!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Are you ready for a giveaway!??!!!

Who doesn't love giveaways?
Not me...love them. 'Specially when I win!


Who doesn't love donuts?
Not me...I could eat a dozen in one sitting. Yes, yes, I'm bragging.


Who doesn't love Halloween?
Not me...love the holiday. Where else do total strangers give you candy just for dressing up?


Who doesn't love coffee?
Me, I actually can't stand it BUT I hear Dunkin Donuts coffee is the bomb-diggity yo!


Now that brings me to my giveaway.
In honor of the Halloween holiday, the powers that be at Dunkin Donuts have generously supplied me with this:
What's that you ask?
I'm so glad you did.


This giveaway will be for:
2 Trick or Treat bags.
1 bag of Dunkin Donuts coffee
&
a $31 DD gift card to get your fill of donuts, coffee, munchkins, whatev strikes your fancy.


What do we have to do to win Meghan?
Again, so glad you asked.


Mandatory entry:
Leave me a comment telling me your favorite item @ Dunkin Donuts.
That's it.
EZ Peasy, cottage cheesey.


Now for the extra entries:
For one extra follow the blog & leave me a comment telling me so. If you already follow leave me a comment telling me that as well.


For another entry tweet about this giveaway, once a day & come back & leave me a comment with the link to the tweet. This is a once a day & for every day you do it, you get an entry.


That's it.


The giveaway is open til Oct 21st, this Thursday, at 8pm est.


What are you waiting for?
Go!
Enter!
Tweet!
Follow!


Let's win some coffee & donuts.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Tease

Check back here.
Monday.
For a giveaway.

Let's just say it consists of something for the kids, something for you & something for everyone, if you choose to share.  All thanks from our favorite DD place.

Just sayin!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

The Kids Are All Right by Diana & Liz Welch with Amanda & Dan Welch

As you know I belong to an online book club.
From Left to Write is the name of the club.
Catchy eh?
I like it.

Anyway our lastest book is The Kids Are All Right by the Welch children.
It's a memoir.
What an awesome book.

As a background these children lost their father, mysteriously in a car accident, then the mother is diagnosed with cancer that eventually takes her from her children.  The book chronicles the individual memories of these children.

Thankfully my sister and I have not lost either of our parents.  I am curious to know her memories vs mine of our parents.  Especially because she is 13 years & 6 days younger than me. Not to mention, our parents divorced when I was 15 and she was 2.  She doesn't remember all of us living in one room together nor does she remember all of us living together at all.

I remember my dad bringing home the police car so my friends and I could see inside.  I remember taking a day every holiday season to go shopping with my mom (that Nana) & my Nana.  I especially liked when we went to Clover and at in their little restaurant.  I don't think my sister even remembers Clover. 

My sister and I have our own memories of doing stuff together, just us girls.  I am sure she will remember certain details that I may not or vice verses.

Could I ever write a memoir of our memories? Maybe.  Would it be as well written and thought provoking as The Kids Are All Right? Not sure but I'd give it a good try!

Tell me, what are you reading right now?