Friday, November 30, 2012

Thankful Wrap-Up with Pinterest

So rounding out my month of Thankfulness (a month I haven't been great on posting about, but have plenty to BE thankful for!) I have my most popular "pins" of the week.

Be sure to check out my Christmas board on Pinterest for more new ideas every day! If you leave me your user name, I'll follow you...I'm thankful for all the new ideas!!

Blurb Black Friday-Cyber Monday Offer Extended

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Tiny Prints Deal of the Day - Friday through Sunday

Since this is Cyber Week, Tiny Prints has a Deal of the Day.

Friday-Sunday: 35% off all gifts 
Code: CYBER1130 
Expiration: 12/2/12 11:59 pm PT 

This planner is just one of the many great gifts you can find at Tiny Prints...check it out now where everything is 25% off sitewide with promo code  WKDSALE1112.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Vintage ModCloth for the Season

Get into the holiday spirit by shopping at ModCloth this season! They have adorable, vintage-inspired clothing and accessories for women at fantastic prices.

Shift for the Better Dress from ModCloth

from: ModCloth
ModCloth doesn't only have clothing, however, they also have the cutest, retro home decorations.

Musical Phrases Notebook from ModCloth - $14.99

Retail Price: $24.99
You Save: $10.00
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Check it all out right now!

Tiny Prints Deal of the Day - Thursday

Since this is Cyber Week, Tiny Prints has a Deal of the Day.

Thursday: 35% off mugs 
Code: CYBER1129 
Expiration: 11/29/12 11:59 pm PT 

Make sure you stop by Tiny Prints and check out all the mugs you can create or choose from for the Holidays!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Tiny Prints Deal of the Day - Wednesday

Since this is Cyber Week, Tiny Prints has a Deal of the Day.

Wednesday: 35% off Stamps & Embossers 
Code: CYBER1128 
Expiration: 11/28/12 11:59 pm PT 

Be sure to check out all the stamps and embossers that Tiny Prints has to offer!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Tiny Prints Deal of the Day - Tuesday

Since this is Cyber Week, Tiny Prints has a Deal of the Day.

Tuesday: 35% off Notebooks 
Code: CYBER1127 
Expiration: 11/27/12 11:59 pm PT 

Be sure to check out all the great notebooks Tiny Prints has to offer!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Treat Card Club

For one day only, you can save up to 60% on Treat greeting cards with the Treat Card Club.

For Cyber Monday, if you use the code CYBERTREAT, you can save 30% on their already discounted card packs.

You can literally do all of your holiday greeting cards with Treat, and make each one of them completely personalized! 

What is the Treat Card Club?

It's a really cool way for you to get major discounts (Up to 60% off on Cyber Monday) and save a ton of time at checkout by pre-ordering greeting cards in bulk. 

Here are the Cyber Monday Prices:

18 Card Pack: $1.39/card, 60% Off Regular Card Price
12 Card Pack: $1.57/card, 55% Off Regular Card Price
6 Card Pack: $1.74/card, 50% Off Regular Card Price

The more cards you send, the more you save with the Treat Card Club.

Treat offers three card packs (6, 12 or 18 cards) which provide significantly greater value (personalized card) and lower cost per card than what you could expect to pay for a generic greeting card at retail.

You can use the cards in your packs to create and send any card from the Treat collection any time you want. And, redemption of cards can be applied during any current or future card purchases. Once you use up all the cards in the pack, Treat makes it easy for you to replenish your card stock if you'd like.

Treat's card plans take the hassle out of buying and sending cards, and they make it super easy, crazy fun, and totally personal to create a card for someone special. Treat takes care of the rest. 

So check them out today to take advantage of this amazing deal. 

Tiny Prints Deal of the Day - Monday

Since this is Cyber Week, Tiny Prints has a Deal of the Day.

Monday: 35% off iPhone Cases 
Code: CYBER1126 
Expiration: 11/26/12 11:59 pm PT 

Be sure you check out this great deal!

Tiny Print Sitewide Sale

Tiny Prints Cyber Monday

It's time to buy your holiday cards, invitations, and more. 

Just in time for the season, Tiny Prints is offering 30% off everything on their site. Custom holiday cardsChristmas cardsHanukkah cardsholiday party invitationscustom photo name it, it's on sale for two days, today, Monday November 26 and tomorrow, Tuesday November 27. 

Just use the promo code CB12 when you checkout to get this great deal.

If you have used Tiny Prints before, you know how incredibly awesome they are. If you have not, you are missing out on the best custom cards, invitations, and gifts. Their site is super easy to use and you can customize everything. You write your own text, upload pictures, and make everything uniquely you! 

There will never be a better time to buy from Tiny Prints and this sale ends tomorrow at midnight Pacific Time, so check them out today

Tiny Prints Cyber Monday

As You Wish Sale

The ModCloth As You Wish Sale featuring some of their most popular items starts today! The ModCloth As You Wish Sale is a unique sale of the “Most Wished For” items and includes 100s of fan-selected styles at 25% off for a limited time! The styles were voted on by ModCloth's customers through the Be the Buyer Program, Tweets, Pins, Likes, Votes, & Wishes! Don't miss out on this great opportunity to save on these beloved pieces.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Thankful - Day 20 - 24

My sweet, funny and unusual boy...I am so thankful for you. So thankful, you take up 5 of my thankful days! That's because with you I have so much to be thankful for.

  1. I'm thankful that you have autism. It allows me to see you in a different way and understand you in a way I never would if you were just a typical kiddo.
  2. I'm thankful that you have sensory issues. I've learned so much about tags in shirts, socks with seams, noises in stores, noises in the lights, too many people...these are all things I never thought of before. Now when I see a child having a tantrum in the grocery store, I think about it in a different way. I don't automatically assume it's because of bad parents...I think, maybe that child is overwhelmed for some reason. Poor thing!
  3. I'm thankful that you have auditory issues. It has helped me to understand why sometimes you might not respond to me or do what I have asked you to do. 
  4. I'm thankful for your ADHD because it allowed us to have a close relationship with a great pediatrician, a great psychologist and some other great specialists along the way. We wouldn't be where we are today if it hadn't been for them and who knows who else we will meet.
  5. All these issues that some people see as a tragedy or as nothing but trouble are what I see as what makes Ethan who he is. Yes, it can be hard and he can be difficult, but I'm thankful for him and wouldn't change things for the world!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

'Tis The Season Sale

It is time for the ModCloth 'Tis The Season Sale today through 11/25 with huge savings! The ModCloth 'Tis The Season Sale is an amazing sale including 100s of brand new stunning styles at 50% off! Now is the time to stock up on great styles for the holidays and beyond! Tis the Season Sale | Dates: Thanksgiving, 11/22 through Sunday, 11/25 | 50% Off 100s of Brand New Styles

ModCloth 'Tis The Season Sale - Shop ModCloth's amazing sale including 100s of brand new stunning styles at 50%off!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Thankful - Day 19

This is my beautiful daughter, Lindsey. I am so thankful for her! She helps me in so many ways, I can't even list them all! 

Since my husband travels all the time, Lindsey always steps in to help...from doing dishes, to laundry, to watching the boys...she's always willing to help. Well, sometimes she complains...but she is a teenager. 

Lindsey is a very talented girl. She is an accomplished pianist, has played in many competitions and is a beautiful singer. If she could, she would be on Broadway one day!

This is her sophmore year of high school and it has been a rough year. But I believe that things will be getting better for her. If you've had a teenage daughter that's had a rough time in high school or had a rough time yourself, please send in some sweet comments for her, and enjoy one of her recent performaces below...

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Thankful - Day 17 & 18

This is my puppy, Oliver, a 6 months old shih tzu. It is well known in my family that he is my favorite child. ;-)

I mean, look at him. Can you blame me??

Seriously, we looked far and wide to find a small dog that would be allergenic friendly, for my youngest, while still help my middle one who is autistic. So while Oliver is not technically a therapy dog, he sure does bring a lot of happiness to our family that we never had before.

I am SOOO thankful for my Oliver!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Thankful - Day 16

Today, I'm thankful for you! My readers!! When I started this blog on January 1st of this year, I didn't know if anyone would read it. I don't exactly stick to the script of just talking about autism or just talking about kids or parenting. I'm often all over the place in my topics, but that's just being true to who I am. If we were to have a conversation in real life, you would see that I often bounce from one thing to another while talking. It's the ADD, I guess! But who would've thought that there are people from all over the world who would read something that I wrote?!! I'm not the best writer, I don't have the funniest stories or headline making experiences. But you guys still read...and for that I'm very thankful!

Thanksgiving with Pinterest

I have been busy re-organizing my Pinterest boards for my Thanksgiving pins. Here are a couple of my favorites:

From Thanksgiving Printables:

From Thanksgiving Decor:

From Thankful for Crafts:

From The Kids Table

From Thanksgiving Food:

and from Thanksgiving Humor:

Do you have good Thanksgiving pins that I can add to my Pinterest boards? If so, leave me the link in the comments!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thankful - Day 15

On most days, making it until 8 can be a struggle. The reward is watching mindless tv! Sometimes with a snack! The funnier or more ridiculous the show, the more I like it. The only real drama I still watch is Grey's Anatomy. I have enough drama on a daily basis, so I don't need more of that. 

Here are a few of my favorites...
Source: via Meredith on Pinterest

Source: via Meredith on Pinterest

So tell me what your favorite mindless tv shows are? And lame is it that I'm thankful for tv...I mean, it's ok, right?

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Thankful - Day 14

So report cards came yesterday for my boys. Jonah, surprisingly enough, had a great report card! As troublesome as he can be at home, he seems to do really well at school...well, THIS YEAR he has done well. He made all A's and 1 B on his report card, with no bad marks on behavior or homework or anything! Ethan also did well. Even though he made all C's and 1 B, that was a marked improvement for where he started the year. But with him, I'm less concerned about the actually grade, than about how he is functioning in class, are there meltdowns, can he easily get through classwork, group times, specials, etc. He seems to be doing so much better and part of the reason is the great teachers he has and the way they collaborate together and with me to find solutions when a problem comes up.

For instance, at the beginning of the school year, he realized that if he didn't turn in his homework, the consequence was to walk laps during recess. (Not the whole recess, but a few) But over time, that just became the status quo and was no longer effective. We are now going to tie homework turn in to computer time. Hopefully, that will get his attention and emphasize the importance of turning his homework in. 

But today, I'm thankful for teachers...especially teachers that understand how to be flexible with a student that has special needs. Each of Ethan's teachers have always listened to my input, emailed me, called me, even texted me about issues I might need to discuss with them. We have always worked as a team and there has never been a disagreement with any of them. VERY THANKFUL!!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


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