Monday, December 29, 2014

Fun and Educational Apps with Kids Academy #MomBuzz

Disclosure: I received one or more products mentioned above for review purpose. No other form of compensation was received. My opinions are my own.


prekkindergarten

Kids Academy Apps are a huge hit in our household.  All of my children love them, especially my twin boys. My children have all grown up on fairy tales, so they really love the Preschool and Kindergarten books app as it’s a read along version that they can take anywhere and with the updated version, the graphics, colors and characters are even better.  While you only receive short versions of the stories with the free app, you can spend a few dollars to upgrade to the full version if you so choose.  All in all, it’s a highly interactive app makes for quite a bit of fun and they don’t even realize how much they are learning. 

Get Preschool & Kindergarten Books, Songs & Early Reading Games App on iTunes

montessori

My twins are learning so much with this app. Not only did it help them learn all of their letters but they can write them all too. The activities and games are so much fun that they don’t even realize how educational these apps are and just how much they are learning. I love the fact that they can take it wherever we go and just play while I’m taking care of other things. I don’t have to worry about whether they are getting too much screen time because it’s all learning. 

Get Alphabet Tracing & Montessori App on iTunes

kids academy

Out of all of the Kids Academy Apps, this is still the favorite in our home. They absolutely love the mazes and rhymes. The tracing activities are fun too, but they get bored easily with them now that they have learned so much. The interactive fun keeps them coming back for more. I can’t recommend Kids Academy Apps enough as they are perfect. I love hearing my twins play and giggle together with the different apps. 

Get Preschool and Kindergarten Games App on iTunes

Android users can also find Kids Academy Apps on Google Play!

Also be sure to visit Kids Academy on social media!

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This post was created in partnership with Mom Buzz Media and Kids Academy. All opinions expressed are my own.

Disclosure: I received one or more products mentioned above for review purpose. No other form of compensation was received. My opinions are my own. Your opinion may very from mine. If a giveaway is being held, please read my rules of sweepstakes in the tab above. I cannot be held responsible for prizes or shipping. Sweepstakes and Giveaways om this blog are not affiliated with Facebook or any other social media network. Thank You and Enjoy! Chris and Misty

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Looking for the Perfect Present? Canon is a Great Family Gift from Best Buy! #CanonatBestBuy #HintingSeason

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.


I have always loved taking pictures and that love has only grown over the years as I have had children. Being a Mom of 5, you can only imagine how many pictures I take to capture all of the special memories. The fun and silly times with our children, the family gatherings, my husband's college graduation, our children's first trip to the beach...all of these hold a special place in my heart and I am so very thankful that I had a great camera to be able to preserve them. 

I have been using a digital camera for 10 year now and I try to upgrade my camera every few years and I am a little overdue. I recently went to our local Best Buy to check out the Canon EOS Rebel T5i as I have heard that Canon's are really great cameras. 


I was completely amazed at the Canon EOS Rebel T5i. Not only is it a beautiful camera but the screen is a nice large size to see the pictures beforehand to make sure they come out perfect. It has a very nice weight to it and is small enough to carry everywhere with me so that I don't miss out on any moments. 


I love that the buttons aren't itty bitty, you can clearly see which button is what and they are nicely spaced so that you don't accidentally hit the wrong button, which is something I have done quite a bit in the past due to the buttons on my camera being right next to each other. 

Can you guess what's on this Momma's Wish List this year? That's right! The Canon EOS Rebel T5i!!!




Best Buy is the ultimate destination for the latest cameras to capture your holiday memories. The Canon EOS Rebel T5i is one of the best-selling DSLRs. This camera makes advanced photography easy and fun, and gives you exceptional image quality, along with a host of features to enhance your creative expression.\

•      Capture Hollywood caliber full HD video 

•      Continuous autofocus while taking HD video

•      Features an 18.0-megapixel CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 5 image processor to ensure vivid, crystal-clear images.

•      The 3" vari-angle touch screen simplifies navigation.

Save $150 on the Canon EOS Rebel T5i at Best Buy*. Visit Best Buy to learn more.

*offer valid 12/7-12/20

Do you love twitter parties? Best Buy is hosting a Canon Twitter Party on Thursday December 18th at 7pm CST. Feel free to join this party for a chance to receive Best Buy gift cards and other great prizes. Tweet #HintingSeason with your top gifts that you want this Holiday from Best Buy.


Disclosure: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. No other form of compensation was received. My opinions are my own.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinion may vary from mine. If a giveaway is being held, please read my rules of sweepstakes in the tab above. I cannot be held responsible for prizes or shipping. Sweepstakes and Giveaways on this blog are not affiliated with Facebook or any other social media network. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”  Chris & Misty Simpson

Monday, December 8, 2014

Chick-fil-A “Give the Gift of Presence” ‪#‎GiftOfPresence‬ ‪#‎ChickfilAMoms‬

Holidays can be a very hectic and stressful time of year for all of us. With so much stuff to get done, there never seems to be enough hours in each day. If you are anything like me, you probably have lists everywhere. I am constantly making lists, whether in my notepad on my phone, on my laptop, jotting something down on a piece of paper on my bedside table, or even in my daily planner. I am definitely a list girl and it makes things so much easier for me, especially during the holidays.


 Between day to day life along with all of the holiday extras like Christmas shopping, baking, wrapping, attending parties, parades, etc…managing our time wisely seems almost impossible. We never feel like we accomplish anything we set out to do. I know for me, I’m lucky if half of my list is marked off at the end of most days. I have learned a lot about time management and thankfully, things have been going much smoother this year for me. It has definitely made things much easier for me and less stressful, especially trying to work everything around my blogging and business.


I have had the wonderful opportunity of being a part of an amazing group of Mom’s this year and I love it. Being a Chick-fil-A Mom gives me as well as many other mother’s the opportunity to share our ideas, tips and advice with Chick-fil-A on a wide range of subjects, not just food. We recently had the opportunity to share our advice on time management during the holidays and thanks to all of us, we inspired this wonderful article. Check it out ~HERE~

Chick-fil-A wants families to be able to spend more time together this Christmas season and they have compiled a wonderful site that is chock full of tips, articles and ideas to help each of us be able to manage everything we need to during the busy holiday season and still be able to have that quality time that is so important together.


Check out the website ~HERE~ and browse through the different articles and let me know your thoughts. 
Do you have any tips you would like to share? We would love to hear them! 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

BuluBox 3 Month Subscription for just $10!

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The perfect partner in the pursuit of a healthier you, BuluBox is like having a personal trainer and a nutritionist as a best friend. Each month, a box of healthy discoveries is shipped right to your door for just $10. 

You learn about that month's 4-5 premium samples, try each one and see what fits into your individual healthy lifestyle. For sharing your opinions on each month's samples through a quick survey, we will give you 50 Rewards Points (that's $5!) to use in our shop to get more of your favorites. 


3 Month Subscription for just $10 (regularly $30)! at Bulu Box - Use code WOWZA
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One2One with the Alex Plush by Roughy Toys Review #holidaygiftguide

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Have you ever wanted to do any shopping for your loved ones and be able to help another in need at the same time without it costing any extra? I have found the perfect gift that is sure to please children of any ages and a child in need receives one too! 

You could only imagine my excitement when I was given the opportunity to work with Roughy Toys to review their amazing Alex Plush for our holiday gift guide. Alex is this adorable monkey that I fell in love with the minute I saw a picture of him and I knew Alex would be perfect for my chunky monkey, Aeric. 

Every Alex arrives packaged just like this! 


Start your adventure with Alex the Monkey!  Made from the highest quality materials and designed to be super huggable, Alex will quickly become one of your child’s favorite plush toys.  Engaging and fun teal hands and feet are perfect for both boys and girls.  Alex is a great friend and teaches children the power of helping others in need.  The perfect gift for: birthdays, baby showers, get well, or just as a thank you & thinking of you.

When you purchase a One 2 One toy, you receive an Alex and another one is given to a child in need.  Roughy Toys donates toys both within the USA as well as internationally donating to: Homeless Shelters, Orphanages, Ronald McDonald Houses, and Children’s Hospitals just to name a few.

I love that the packaging explains about Alex in a fun and engaging way to get the kids all surprised about meeting him. 


Alex is super adorable with his fun teal hands and feet, sure to be a hit with kid of all ages. You can choose to order Alex with the book (as seen below) or without. 

Book | Adventures of Alex

Go on an adventure with two friends, Alex & Alex, in a magical balloon around the world. Share the story of helping others and giving back with children.  When you purchase a One 2 One book, you receive a print copy of the Adventures of Alex and another one is given to a child in need.


 Alex is very well made from the top of his head to the tips of his feet. He even comes with a 100% Lifetime Guarantee. 



My chunky monkey Aeric finally getting to meet Alex! He's so excited! 


Alex is super huggable and Aeric loves that! Alex has become his new best friend and he carries him everywhere. 


My Thoughts:

Not only is Alex an amazing toy and perfect for all children, but the book is cute too. I love that the children go on an adventure with Alex and Alex and are learning about giving back and helping others while reading. 

Teaching our children to help others has always been a big deal in our family. We have spent countless hours at our local homeless shelter as well as on the streets helping those in need among many other things. Being able to work with a company that believes as strongly as we do in the power of helping others is wonderful and I am so glad that I was given this opportunity. 

The One 2 One program is amazing and I am so glad to see that so many children are benefiting from it. To know that for every Alex purchased, another one is donated to a child in need just warms my heart. This isn't just a holiday thing either, Roughy Toys does this all year round. 

There is no better Christmas gift this year than a gift that gives twice, so I highly recommend that you purchase an Alex for your child, grandchild, niece, nephew, etc...and you will also be giving a gift of Alex to a child truly in need. This is such an easy way to gift to not one, but two children at the same time. Just imagine the smile when your surprise Alex shows up to a child in need. What better gift is there than putting a beautiful smile on a child's face? 

Head on over to Roughy Toys and make your purchase today! I'm sure you could knock a few children off your Christmas list while helping a few too! 



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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Boodle Box for November is a HOOT! #holidaygiftguide

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The Boodle Box is an awesome monthly surprise subscription box that is sure to be a hit with girls of all ages. 


I had the opportunity to review the November Boodle Box with my daughter, Kayleigh and let me tell you, this box was a Hoot! 

Isn't the card just the cutest? Fabulous Fall Fun! Enjoy these fabulous Fall finds from you know whooo...

Anyone who knows me, knows that I absolutely love owls. Hence, one of the reasons that I am an Origami Owl Designer ;) 


I love how it was all packaged together so neatly wrapped in such fun Fall colors. It made for such a beautiful presentation as soon as you open the box. 


On the back of the card, it lists all of the items along with the retail value of everything you receive in your box. 


I had an idea of some of the items that we would be receiving based on pictures that I had seen, but we were both so surprised and amazed when the box arrived by USPS Priority Mail. It was chock full of amazing beauty items. 


Just look at all of the products stuffed inside The Boodle Box! We had so much fun exploring all of the items and picking and choosing which one each of us would claim as ours. 

Good hairbrushes are very hard to find, but the Eco Tools Smoothing Detangler is awesome and brushed right through my daughters hair with ease. She of course claimed this and uses it everyday. 

The Chocolate Covered Sunny Seeds were a hit with the whole family. Yes, we decided to share! After all, we received so many amazing goodies that it really didn't hurt us to share this one thing. I didn't even know that chocolate covered sunflower seeds existed, but we will definitely be stocking up on the now as they are yummy! 


The Leather Wrap Bracelet that came in the adorable yellow owl box is cute and perfect for my daughter. She loves how it wraps around her wrist and makes a beautiful accessory with any of her outfits. 

The Fall Paper straws are not only cute but a fun and colorful way to dress up a drink. My children had dun using these over the Thanksgiving holiday. 

The double flower pony barrette was the perfect accessory for my daughters pony tail on Thanksgiving. Not only did the beautiful fall colors match her outfit nicely, but she was happy to have a cute accessory in her hair while helping to prepare dinner. 

I am in love with the Sweet and Soft Owl Hand Cream. The owl is absolutely adorable and the hand cream not only smells wonderful but works wonders for my hands. 

There are a ton of different monthly subscription boxes to choose from, but I have to say, The Boodle Box is by far our favorite for beauty items. All of the different items inside the box are of way more value than the actual price of The Boodle Box subscription and worth every penny in my opinion. 

We were so happy with our November Boodle Box and will definitely be getting more in the future. 


The Boodle Box is a wonderful way for you to surprise your girl or girls with their own beauty box each month. Love the items you receive and want more than one of your favorites? No worries as you can shop right on their site during the month of your box and order extras of the items you love the most. 

You can order 1 month for only $24.99. 

Order a 3 month subscription for only $19.99 a month. 

Order a 6 month subscription for only $19.99 a month plus Free Shipping. 

Or you can do the whole 12 month subscription for only $19.99 a month with Free Shipping and receive your 12th month box Free! 

Learn more about The Boodle Box or order your own ~HERE~

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The Boodle Box on Twitter

The Boodle Box on Pinterest 



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New Makeup by ONE DIRECTION Limited-Edition Beauty Collection Review #holidaygiftguide


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Created for—and inspired by—fans of the world's biggest band, this limited-edition beauty collection is fun, bold and a tad mischievous, just like ONE DIRECTION.

One Direction on Facebook 


5 Limited Edition Tins are available (1 for each band member). Tins include:

Eye Shadows:
Nobody Compares- Metallic silver
Tell Me A Lie- Metallic nude pink
Same Mistakes- Metallic mint
I Would- Smokey brown shimmer
Summer Love- Smokey purple haze
Everything About You- Smokey black shimmer

Eye Pencil:
I Want- True matte black

Lip Gloss:
Loved You First- Bubble gum pink
One Thing- Frosted pink ice
Irresistible- Shimmered pearl
Heart Attack- Creamy rose shine

Lip Gloss Top Coat:
Over Again- Silver glitter sparkle

Nail Varnish:
Stole My Heart- Magenta pink shimmer
Alive- Multi-coloured glitter flakes

Are you looking for a beautiful makeup set for the girls in your life? The look no further than these New Limited Edition Beauty Collections by One Direction. Even more meaningful if they are huge fans of One Direction as most girls are these days. 


My daughter not only loves One Direction, but she is going to be so surprised to see these sets under the tree for her. We received 3 different sets for review. While all of the makeup is exactly the same, all of the tins are completely different. 


Create a youthful and stylish look with gorgeous colors. With so many colors to choose from, you can mix and match you looks for a soft and subtle, or wild and crazy. While I don't wear makeup that often, I would definitely wear these as the colors are absolutely beautiful. 


What really makes these tins stand out aside from the fact that each one features a different band member, inside each tin is a different set of artwork for that specific member. Beautiful and creative, even when the makeup is gone, you can pop the plastic holder out and use these as cute storage boxes for notes, hair bands, etc...


The One Direction Limited Edition Beauty Collection is available for an affordable price and would make wonderful gifts for all of the girls on your list. 

A range of makeup and cosmetic products celebrating youth, style, and the uninhibited lifestyle of a new generation. Celebrating life with bold shades, unique formulae and infused with limited edition collectable packaging, Makeup from One Direction is fun, bold, often irreverent, with a touch of cheeky mischievousness. Offered at prices that every girl and woman can afford.

See Liam working on the line and Niall looking through the line. 

These new sets are available in stores November 15th at:
Sears USA
Kmart
Target
Walmart Canada

One Direction on Facebook 


Disclosure: I received one or more products mentioned above for review purpose. No other form of compensation was received. My opinions are my own. Your opinion may very from mine. If a giveaway is being held, please read my rules of sweepstakes in the tab above. I cannot be held responsible for prizes or shipping. Sweepstakes and Giveaways om this blog are not affiliated with Facebook or any other social media network. Thank You and Enjoy! Chris and Misty

Monday, December 1, 2014

DVD releases for Tuesday, December 2nd!

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Happy December!!! Are you ready for a Family Movie Night!!! We will keep off the month of December with new DVD releases for Tuesday, December 2nd! Are any of the movies on this list something you have been wanting to see? Some of these would make awesome Christmas gifts for people on your list! 

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

When a band of determined humans survives the devastating effects of a deadly virus that was unleashed on the planet only ten years earlier, they are still viewed as a threat to Caesar?s nation of genetically superior apes. Although both sides reach a half-hearted peace agreement, it doesn't take long before they're fully immersed in yet another battle to determine which species will prove to be the dominant force on the planet Earth. It's a battle like no other, where brute force goes up against a group of humans who are struggling to maintain the superior status that they've held for so long.



The Hundred-Foot Journey 

Hasan Kadam is a talented chef who has a bright future in the culinary world. When his family is forced out of India, Kadam relocates them to a charming town in the south of France. The town seems perfect for a restaurant that specializes in Indian cuisine and a good place to relocate his family. That is until the proprietor of a Michelin starred French cuisine restaurant discovers Kadam's plans to open across the street. Madame Mallory makes life difficult for the new arrivals and engages an all out war on the new establishment. Then Mallory's sous chef discovers Kadam's passion for French food and the pair create a new infused menu that even the stubborn Mallory cannot ignore. Eventually Mallory becomes a mentor to Kadam when she finally realizes Kadam's true gift as a chef.


As Above, So Below

The Paris catacombs are one of the most famous graveyards in the world. Despite its fame, there are large sections of the catacombs that have gone unmapped or unexplored for centuries. In trying to shed light on this dark maze, a team of British and American explorers has set out to map and explore the final resting place of an untold number of souls underneath the city of Paris. However, as the team starts to explore the massive labyrinth of bones, they begin to feel like they are not alone. This fear is compounded as they one by one begin to experience seemingly paranormal hallucinations. The further the team goes, the more they begin to realize that the catacombs were built to house more than the remains of the living. A dark secret lives in the shadows, and fighting their fears and trying to keep their sanity, they search for a way out.


The Congress

Robin Wright is an actress that is aging fast and is losing work. Many have turned down working with her or hiring her due to her difficult to work with reputation. Also, laying another heavy burden on her shoulders, she has been struggling to support her son, who is sick and is losing his sight. In the midst of this, arranged by her agent and friend Al, she is offered the chance to sell her likeness, as well as her career, to film studio Miramount. As part of the agreement, she will never be able to act again. She agrees to sell the rights to her digital self, and promises to never act again. Attending the ?Futurological Congress?, a conference about new technology, she discovers a way to manipulate and animated version of herself. As her contract ends, Miramount has decided to sell her likeness to a group called ?punters,? who wish to use her likeness for themselves. Eventually becoming an advocate, Robin is eventually frozen until a cure for mental illness can be found.



The Hero Of Color City


In this animated tale, Ben is whisked away to Color City, a brightly-hued fantasy world populated by his crayons, each time he falls asleep. One night, timid crayon Yellow is left behind and accidentally awakens two drawings Ben has left unfinished. The drawings, King Scrawl and Gnat, follow Yellow to Color City and plot an evil take over that will drain all color from the town. Yellow must overcome her fears and seek the help of her diverse friends, Green, Red, Blue and the Black and White twins, to stop King Scrawl and Gnat. She discovers she is much braver than she ever knew.


Jingle All The Way 2


It's Christmas time and all little Noel wants is The Harrison Bear, which just so happens to be the most in-demand toy! When her father, Larry, finds this out he wants to be the one to give her the bear. Unfortunately, The Harrison Bear is sold out and Noel's stepfather will do everything in his power to prevent Larry from finding one. But Larry will stop at nothing to make Noel's Christmas wish come true!


Trailer Park Boys: Don't Legalize It

Get ready for another crazy adventure of questionable legality with the Trailer Park boys. Ex convict Julian finds himself free from prison, but without any money. Tired of living off of petty crimes, he hatches a plan. To get rich, he must travel to Montreal to make a deal with his enemy Cyrus. At the same time, Ricky's marijuana grow operation is about to lose it's profitability as the Canadian government announces a deal for marijuana legalization. Ricky travels to Ottawa, hoping that his pleas to keep the drug illegal will keep his drug operation profitable. As Ricky tries to convince the Canadian government to halt their decriminalization of marijuana, Bubbles joins him on the journey in order to receive his parent's inheritance. However, they're pursued by the Ex-Park Supervisor Lahey and his shirtless croney Randy. With a thirst for revenge against the trio, the pair hopes to lock all three of their former chargers locked up, and will follow the Trailer Park boys to Parliament Hill to ensure justice.


The Strain Season 1

New York City dweller Dr Ephraim Goodweather is the leader of the city's branch of the Centers for Disease Control. To his horror, his team of doctors and researchers are engaged to discover the mysteries of a strange virus plaguing the bustling metropolis. The symptoms and signs of infection point to an evil and extremely old form of vampirism. As the disease runs rampant, Dr Goodweather and his team must work with some of the citizens of New York to preserve the human race and protect themselves from the blood-thirsty infected.



Broad City Season 1


Ilana is 22, and she doesn't have much ambition. Her fondness for marijuana and innate laziness often get her into trouble in her sales job, where she's known for taking excessively long breaks. Abbi is 26, and she works at a fitness center in a janitorial capacity, though she wants to be a trainer. Ilana and Abbi are best friends who live in New York City. These friends are different from each other in many ways, but they have a strong relationship, and they are always making each other laugh. They are the constant that keep each other's lives sane.


Gutshot Straight

When a gambler finds himself way over his head in debt, he realizes that he needs to make some quick cash. In steps a high roller with the money to make all of his financial problems disappear. But the money comes at a very high cost and suddenly the man realizes that he's just gambled with his very own life...and the lives of everyone he loves. Unless fate delivers a winning hand, he could lose everything.



Kite
Sawa is a woman who has lived her entire life in a corrupt society. Crime runs rampant and gangs are everywhere. The cops can do little to stop the tide of criminals that run things. Her parents are killed in a brutal murder. Sawa's father was a police officer trying to staunch the flow of criminals in the city, so when he's murdered, Sawa turns to her father's former partner, Karl Aker. She joins forces with a friend from her past to become an assassin to find the people who murdered her parents.



Justified: Season 5

Unconventional Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens confronting the crimes of the Crowder family. Raylan tries to protect Ava Crowder from the rest of her family after she shoots abusive husband Bowman. Raylan shoots her brother, Boyd Crowder in a stand-off. However, Boyd survives and decides to change his ways. Crowder family patriarch Bo is released from prison, set upon building the family drug trade business. He also intends to go after Arlo, Raylan's father, who cheated him out of some money. After Bo is released, Boyd gets off on a technicality. As Bo attempts to dominate the drug trade, Boyd gathers a group of reformed criminals and trains them to explode meth houses in the area. Raylan continues to visit Harlan, handling various small crimes and shootings. Bo promises to deliver Raylan to Gio's niece and nephew for a large drug shipment. Boyd finds out and has the truck carrying the shipment blown up. Bo is then held accountable for the incident. Bo goes to Boyd's camp and threatens to kill his son. However, instead of killing him, offers him the opportunity to leave the group.



The Simpsons: Season 17 

"The Simpsons" follows the lives of the Simpson family, along with dozens of other characters living in the fictional city of Springfield. Homer Simpson works in a nuclear power plant to support his family, where he frequently makes mistakes. Bart is Homer's son and the other primary character in the series. He is known for causing trouble, making prank calls and saying funny one-liners. Marge is Homer's loyal wife, the mother of Bart and daughters Lisa and Maggie. "The Simpsons" relies on its supporting cast more so than any other show in TV history. Because it is an animated program, there are a massive amount of characters who interact with the Simpsons. Some of the most popular supporting characters include Seymour Skinner, (the principal of Springfield Elementary), Apu (the proprietor of the Kwik-E-Mart) and Chief Clancy Wiggum (the incompetent chief of the Springfield police.




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Make Your Christmas Personalized With Collage.com #holidaygiftguide

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 As you know, we had the opportunity to work with Collage.com earlier in our holiday gift guide on two gorgeous photo books which you can see ~HERE~. So of course I was excited when they contacted me for the opportunity to work with them for Christmas to review three more amazing, personalized products. 

I love to take pictures to capture all of our memories and I love when I am able to turn those memories into beautiful pieces of work to display around our home or give as gifts. Giving personalized gifts means so much to me especially due to the fact that we do not live anywhere near our families, so other than phone calls and skype, pictures are how they get to keep up with the children as they are growing. 

The first product I was given to review for Christmas was a beautiful 11x14 aluminum photo panel. Uploading and designing the aluminum panel was so simple and easy, the hardest part for me was deciding which pictures I wanted to use and then choosing a background. I decided to make our photo panel for our family since it is displayed in our family room. I used pictures from my husband's college graduation, the kids and a visit with my mother in law. 


The aluminum is a nice, thick piece that's very sturdy. The colors and prints are beautifully done and I love the way it turned out. It even includes a very nice hanger on the back too. 


The second item for review is a beautiful aluminum rectangle Christmas custom ornament. This one was very easy for me to design because I knew exactly what pictures I wanted before I even started. I used my children's Christmas pictures from last year. After all, it's a Christmas ornament to be displayed on our Christmas tree, so why not use Christmas pictures. We always purchase a new ornament each year to add to the tree, so this was perfect and what makes it even more special is it has all of our children's pictures on it. 


I absolutely love how it turned out. The print is beautiful and the colors are vibrant and shiny. It's a very sturdy piece of aluminum so I don't have to worry about it being bent out of shape when packaged up with the other ornaments. Plus, it's double sided with the exact same image printed on both sides, so it doesn't matter if it lays against the tree or just hangs. Either way, you can view the pictures. 

Last but not least, I was able to personalize a 6 foot roll of custom wrapping paper. How awesome is that? I have heard of personalized wrapping paper with pictures, but I have never tried it nor have I actually seen any before. 


I had even more fun choosing pictures for this project. I had the choice to add up to 200 pictures to make my wrapping paper!!! Of course, I didn't use anywhere near that amount, but I was blown away. I had no idea that I could personalize it with that many. Isn't that amazing? 

 I decided to go with last years Christmas pictures along with a cute Merry Christmas graphic and it turned out so beautifully that I am scared to actually even use it for presents. I think it will break my heart if I have to cut it or see someone ripping it to shreds to get to the gift inside. But of course, I will eventually give in and use it, but for right now, I'm just going to enjoy looking at all the different pictures. 


Most wrapping paper is thin and tears easily. Not the wrapping paper made by Collage.com. It's a nice, thick paper and the pictures came out beautifully. I love that the inside has cutting lines to show you exactly where you need to cut to get a straight line. I have been wrapping for 25 years now and getting a perfect cut line is impossible, but not with this wrapping paper. 


I am so amazed at how well all three of my personalized products came out and I can't thank Collage.com enough for giving us a beautiful, personalized Christmas. The ornament is gorgeous and looks so beautiful on our tree, the aluminum panel is perfect displayed on our mantle for all to see and the wrapping paper is just stunning. 

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