ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

It’s official I have been called out for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.  So here’s my video:

I will post my nominations on my Facebook page, and have made my donation. Even if you have not been called out you can still donate by going to this link. Every little bit helps!

Have you done the challenge yet? I would love to see your videos, please post links in the comments below.

Wedding Registry in the Digital Age

If you are planning a wedding one of the things on your to-do list should be to register for wedding gifts. Where I live we have Sears or a small shop downtown where you can register for gifts. That’s it 2 places, it doesn’t give much of an option for my guests. They are also higher end places and not everyone wants to spend s ton of money on a wedding gift. What’s a bride to do? Enter the digital wedding registry on MyRegistry.com to make things easier. You can register for gifts from ANY store online or brick and mortar. Your guests can than choose what gift they want to purchase and what store they want to shop at.

Time to register for gifts? Perhaps for your wedding? Check out this online gift registry, you can even register for cash. Complete with an app, so you can register on the go too/

Original Photo Credit: Blaise Alleyne

MyRegistry.com has got to be one of my favorite discoveries during the wedding planning process. The option to have a online wishlist and have products on it from any store is very handy, not just for us but for our guests as well.

How does it work? You go the MyRegistry.com website (can click the photo below to go directly there). Fill in the form to sign up. You can choose to set up a password so only people you invite can see and find your registry. Set the setting to what you are comfortable with.

Once you sign in you can start adding items to you wedding registry. I strongly suggest adding the tool they offer to your favorites bar. It makes it very easy to add ANY item you find on-line and saves you the time of going back to the registry website for each item.

Add items from any website on the internet onto one universal gift registry

The app they offer is very handy for registering for gifts on the go. You can use it to search websites to add items to your gift registry. You can also use your phone as you would when registering for gifts the standard way, just use the barcode scanner on the app. There is a place for notes if you wish to tell your guests where they can find the items, or what color you would like.

My favorite thing about this online registry is that you can use it for more than just your wedding. You can keep it open and use it for other gift giving events. Or open a registry for just gift giving occasions. I will be keeping mine open for Christmas and birthday gift ideas for sure. There is also the option for a baby registry.

I like to keep a wish list for each of us so that when people ask what we want as gifts we get things we need. Saves us having to return things we can’t use. It’s also a great way to keep our budget in line as if we want something but don’t have the money we just add it to our wishlist.

They also have a great selection of items for sale that can help you in planning your special day. Favors, wedding party gifts, wedding day details. Check out there store here. You can even save 15% off your order, just use the coupon code SAVE15 when you checkout. They offer free personalization on your purchase too.

 

 

Mighty Mascot Team Challenge on Swagbucks

Swagbucks is having another team challenge. So it’s time to make sure you join a team and guarantee your bonus points. On the Swagbucks home page above your daily goal is the button you need to join a team. To earn the bonus points you need to contribute at least 1 point to your team. Answer the daily poll for today and you have your 1 point.

What kind of bonus Swagbucks are you going to get? It all depends on what team you are on. 1st place: 25 SB 2nd place: 20 SB 3rd place: 15 SB 4th place: 10 SB. Top 5 team leaders also win bonus SB!

This challenge runs from Thursday, July 17th at 12:01am PT until Thursday, July 24th at 11:59am PT.

How you earn points for your team:

  • Answer Surveys: Get rewarded for giving your opinions and you’ll also contribute 4 pts to your team’s total score.
  • Encrave: Every time you earn SB interacting with Encrave activities you’ll contribute 3 pts to your team’s total score.
  • Games: Every time you earn SB playing games you’ll contribute 2 pts to your team’s total score.
  • Special Offers: Complete offers and earn SB on desktop to contribute 2 pts to your team’s total score.
  • Search: Search the web and every time you earn SB you’ll contribute 2 pts to your team’s total score.
  • Watch: Watch your favorite clips on SBTV and you’ll contribute 1 pt to your team’s total score.
  • Daily Poll: Take the Daily Poll and earn a Swag Buck plus you’ll contribute 1 pt to your team’s total score.
  • NOSO: Complete your daily NOSO and you’ll contribute 1 pt to your team’s total score.
  • Mobile: For every SB you earn from SBTV Mobile, Special Offers on Mobile, or EntertaiNOW on mobile, you’ll contribute 1 pt to your team’s total score.
  • Swag Codes: Every Swag Code you redeem adds 1 pt to your team’s total score.

 

If you are new to Swagbucks you can sign up and join this team challenge on the same day. What are swagbucks? Check out this post.

 

Wedding Reply Card Wording

To save some money on our wedding invitation I printed my own. This gave me the chance to personalize not only the invite but the reply card as well. I found the alternate wording for “will not attend” on Pinterest -  “will celebrate from a far” is the one that I liked the best.

RSVP card for wedding reply. Include favorite songs so they can be added to the playlist

We wanted to make sure that everyone is happy with the music we have selected.  To help this happen we asked for everyone’s favorite songs. We added the songs to our playlist for the night.

I have been warned that sometimes the reply card is returned without the name of the invitee(s). To save this from happening I numbered the reply cards. I saved the numbers in my guest list so I could refer back to it if needed.

RSVP card for wedding. Write numbers on the back so you know who sent it, in case they miss adding their names. Wedding reply card

 

If you are copying my lay out make sure you remember the one thing that I forgot. The reply by date!  Yup I completely forgot that part.  I would rather not have to chase after people for the reply, as I’m sure you would too. Trying to get replys right before the wedding can be difficult, especially if you have a large wedding.