Best Gifts For Girly Girls: 2011 Holiday Gift Guide Picks

1. Calafant Princess Palace Encourage your child’s imagination and watch their creativity unfold with this super cool palace kit. Made from cardboard, each piece is pre-cut and pre-punched (no need for scissors or glue, everything fits with a slot-and-groove system). It’s a princess castle AND a craft kit all-in-one! Price: $24.99 from Creative Toy Shop 2. … Read more

Grace Announcements High Quality Photo Cards Are Ideal For The Holidays! {GIVEAWAY}

The tradition of mailing holiday cards is one that I have followed ever since I was a little girl. In the world of e-mail and e-cards this is one tradtion I refuse to give up to the e-Gods!

Grace Announcements is a company that I have known about for quite some time. Messages and tweets on Twitter from happy customers raving about the designs and beautiful cards from this company are forever filling my Twitter stream. Because of this, I was thrilled when she offered for me to make my very own set.

Regardless of whether you follow Christmas, Hanukah or just like celebrating the New Year, Grace Announcements has a card design suitable for anyone. Another perk – if the saying or wording on the card is not exactly how you like, she can alter it. She can even put a completely customized card design together for you, if you aren’t fond of the ones on her site. It didn’t take me long to choose our greeting card, we ended up going with the “Laughing All The Way” Design. With the large picture box and 3 small ones on the side, it was the perfect fit for our newly expanded family of 5.

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Moms & Makeup ~ The New ‘Cat Eye’ Look That I Dared To Try

Thanks to L’Oreal for sponsoring my post about my favorite beauty looks, tips and tricks! Check out for beauty advice from the experts.

It’s amazing how a little bit of makeup can transform the way you feel! I gave birth to my son a couple of months ago, so most of my clothing doesn’t fit quite right. Although I’ve been working at it, I still have some baby weight to lose. Luckily, makeup doesn’t come in sizes ;).

Although I wear very minimal makeup and usually opt for a tinted moisturizer during the day, I like to dress things up a bit when I’m going out. Over the last few years I’ve learned several different techniques and tricks, but the most recent one happens to be one of my favourites – The Cat Eye. If you have round eyes, this look elongates them making them look narrower. The beauty of the Cat Eye is you can make the look as bold or as understated as you wish depending on your mood.

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