Tuesday, November 23, 2010
One of my strategies for saving time and money around the holidays is to shop year-round, especially online. I love finding the perfect present at the best price possible which is a little more time-consuming then just heading out to the mall and buying at full-price. One of my favorite online shopping meccas is CSN Stores. CSN Stores has over 200 online stores where you can find everything from stylish handbags, to counter height stools, or great cookware! I bought several of Jackson's Christmas gifts from their stores and I love how wide their selection is. Plus, they have super fast shipping and an amazing variety of brands to choose from! If you're looking for some last-minute Christmas gifts you should check them out!
Posted by Jack & Lucy at 11:44 AM
Monday, November 22, 2010
I can't tell you how incredibly excited I am for Christmas this year! I haven't been this excited in years and I love it! Having a kid makes everything better, especially the holidays. I have so many wonderful memories of holiday traditions my parents did with us and I can't wait to pass these on to Jackson, as well as create some new ones. Here's a list of both the old and new that I plan on doing this year:
Oldies But Goodies
1. Baking and decorating cookies together as a family.
2. Driving around looking at Christmas lights.
3. Playing Christmas music and making a big to-do about hanging up all of the Christmas decorations the day after Thanksgiving.
4. Hanging ornaments on the tree together.
5. Advent calendars.
1. Sprinkling "reindeer food" on the driveway to welcome Santa's reindeer.
2. Make a new photo ornament each year.
3. Make gingerbread houses.
4. Read a different holiday book each night before bed.
5. Take cookies to the local fire station on Christmas Eve.
What are your favorite holiday traditions?
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Here are some of the pics I took of Landen and Jackson for our Christmas card- I'll post the winning card a little later! :) Photographing a squirming toddler is quite the feat but his big brother was very patient and helpful! We got a few good shots out of the million I took and here are a few of my favorites.
Posted by Jack & Lucy at 8:23 AM
Thursday, November 18, 2010
I got the opportunity to photograph my sister and her husband for this Christmas cards this year and we had a blast! We went to our historic downtown and found some great backdrops to use and I think the pictures turned out pretty good for my first "real" photo shoot. What do you think?
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Have you heard of Eco-friendly Baby Products- EcoMom yet? If not you're missing out! This website is my go-to source for all eco-friendly mommy and baby products that are healthy, natural, and high-quality. They recently sent me a bottle of their SmartyPants Gummy Vitamins to try out. As parents, we're always looking for ways to keep Landen and Jackson as healthy as possible. In addition to eating as healthy as possible vitamins and supplements play a large role in this. We've found it difficult to find high-quality vitamins that contain all of the vital nutrients a growing child needs as well as the DHA necessary for brain development all in one vitamin. The geniuses at SmartyPants have found a way to combine all of this into one amazing little vitamin that contains multi vitamins, Omega 3 eco-friendly fish oils, Vitamin D, Choline and 12 other essential nutrients. Another thing that sets SmartyPants apart from other vitamins on the market is the lack of sugar in each serving. Most children's vitamins contain a LOT of sugar, but SmartyPants have 5g of organic cane sugar per serving, which is 80% less than a glass of unsweetened apple juice! So what was our young tester's opinion on SmartyPants? Two thumbs up! Landen faithfully takes these vitamins every morning without any nagging and says they taste amazing.
Posted by Jack & Lucy at 9:11 AM
Monday, November 15, 2010
I LOVE picking out our Christmas card every year and this year is even more special with the addition of Jackson! I've been scouring different websites looking for the perfect card for our little family and stumbled upon Shutterfly's vast aray of gorgeous cards! They literally have a card for every taste and style. Here are some of my favorite photo cards:
Posted by Jack & Lucy at 11:42 AM