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Sparkle’s Adventures in 2015

Sorry it has taken me so long to post about Sparkle’s hiding places this Christmas. This year the holidays were much busier with 3 kids around and my new business growing. Hopefully you are following my Facebook page I posted there everyday and you would have seen them in real time. I am still posting here so the ideas are easy to Pin and find for next year.

Here is what our elf on the shelf Sparkles has been up to the first half of December.

Day 8 – Sparkles was hiding behind our advent calendar. Reminding us that we hadn’t started counting down yet.

Hiding with our advent calendar. Sparkles our Elf on the Shelf sure does find funny places.

Day 9 – She sure look tiny in our Continue reading

Sparkles First Week Back With Us

Now that we are into the Christmas season our home is full of decorations, love and a funny elf named Sparkles! This year she it sticking mostly to a new fun game. Check out her hiding spots for the first week for 2014.

If you want to see where she is everyday please make sure you have liked my Facebook page. I try and post a photo there each day.

Day 1 – She took a safe hiding place on top of our entertainment system, on her first day back.

Playing Hide and Seek this year. Our Elf on the Shelf found a great spot for her first day.

 

Day 2 –  Great spot on day 2. I had to point the kids in the right direction. Continue reading

Guess Who’s Back At Your House?

This past weekend our city had their Santa Claus parade. We were lucky enough to have good weather for it. No rain or snow, the weather was actually warm until the sun went down. The parade is a sure sign for our kids that Santa is back in town. In our home the return of Santa means the return of his little helper. The night of the parade our elf on the shelf appeared up in our home again.

That’s right Sparkles is Back!

Our Elf on the Shelf, Sparkles has returned. This year she is starting out with a great game!

This year (or at least for the main part) I plan on changing things up with our elf Sparkles. Continue reading

Start your wedding planning off right.

Planning a wedding can be the best thing you ever do. It can also be the most stressful one too. Keeping calm is much easier when you know what you want, and when you are organized. Keeping within budget can be hard.  But it doesn’t have to be, starting out with these tips can help you keep on track and enjoy the process.

Great tips to get your wedding plans off to the right  start.

When you start planning a wedding these tips can help you save time and money. Continue reading

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.