Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New year!

I hope you have a great new year! 

Monday, December 26, 2011

Beyond Bedding

I recently had the chance to review some new toddler bedding for Brody from Beyond Bedding.
Beyond Bedding is an online bedding shop that offers custom teen bedding, kids bedding, room accessories and more.

I decided to try out the Come Sail Away Nautical Bedding 5 Piece Set. Brody was so excited to open the package when it arrived. He wanted to get it on his bed right away.

I was pretty excited when the bedding arrived too! I am really glad I decided on the nautical set. It is really cute! Plus the comforter is nice and thick so Brody can stay warm this winter. Sometimes he brings it out of his room so we can snuggle under it while we watch a movie. It is quite soft and snugly!

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Beyond Bedding provided me with bedding to review but all opinions are my own. 

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

(This wasn't our real Christmas card I found this download too late)
Via Betty Crocker Wannabe

I hope you all have a fabulous Christmas!
I will be back here soon.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Happy Birthday Love!

Today is Travis' birthday and I want to recognize him on my blog. 
 Since he is now 31 here are 31 random things about my Traver.
Travis and Brody 2009

1.Travis and I met as kids (16 years old) and quickly became best of friends
2. he is a very thoughtful gift giver
3. is an awesome butcher
4. creates the coolest fonts around
5. knows more useless facts (or useful depending on the fact) than anyone I know
6. is obsessed with cars
7. is a pickier eater than me (that's saying a lot)
8. he is the best at making Brody giggle
9. owns more shoes than me
10. is not afraid to wear pink
11. he kisses me goodbye every time he leaves the house
12. Travis is a major night owl
13. he makes me laugh
14. has amazing vision (which is good because i don't)
15.Travis loves LEGOS
16. lived in Nashville when he was a kid
17. is very creative
18. he has lived in Nashville
19. he loves baseball
20. his first car was a Volkswagen Corrado
21. Travis is a scout leader
22. he loves Mike and Ikes candy
23. he played hockey in high school
24. Travis is really ticklish
25. his initials are T.J. but his dad is the only one who calls him TJ
26. Funyuns are an essential part of his diet
27. he is very sweet
28. he gives good foot massages
29. Trav owns Wranglers, boots and a cowboy hat but I have never seen him wear them
30. Ender's Game is one of his favorite books
31. I love him!

Happy birthday Traver!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

I Am

Listening to- Pumped Up Kicks by Foster the People

Watching- Love Actually

Reading- Christmas cards
I am looking for a new book to read, any suggestions?

Cooking- Baking yummy Christmas goodies

Looking forward to- Watching Brody's excitement on Christmas morning

What have you been up to?

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Santa Beard on a Stick Tutorial and Download

Last month I shared this easy Santa beard tutorial on I Heart Nap Time and I want to share it with you too.

This little Santa beard on a stick is a fun little prop for a photo booth or just to let your kids play with. Brody couldn't get enough of it.
It only takes a few minutes to make and is easy enough that your kids can make their own.

All you have to do is download the Santa beard template cut it out and glue on a thin dowel.
I backed mine with gray paper and used Glue Dots to attach both the grey paper and the dowel. 

Monday, December 19, 2011

Revisited: Handmade Christmas Gift

I know Christmas is almost here so this is a little late but I wanted to re-post it anyways.
 Create a special holiday gift via Creating Keepsakes.

Free downloads

View the original post here.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Utah Blogger's Holiday Social

I recently attended the annual Blogger's holiday social at Alice Lane in Provo hosted by Kirsten from 6th Street Design School. You may remember me posting about it last year.
Alice Lane Home Collection is a beautiful furniture and home boutique staffed with amazing designers.

I received a darling invitation for the event.
Everyone was asked to bring a handmade gift to exchange. 
 Below are a few of the gifts.
  Here is mine wrapped in the brown paper.
 It was fun to see what all the Bloggers made. I received a beautiful print from Kayti.

The party wouldn't be complete without some tasty treats.
There were so many talented women there. 

The party goers included

Ashley from Birds of Ashmae
Brianna from Collected
Caitlin from Hue and Hum
Caroline from Armelle Blog
Emily from Ruffling Feathers
Erin from  Designer Blogs
Heather from The Coterie
Jenna from Q.A. Designs 
Jill from Jill K
Jylare from Jylare Ann Photography 
Kayti from Oldham
Meikel from Meikel Reese
Melanie from Fifth and Hazel
Melissa from I Still Love You
Michelle from 4 Men 1 Lady
Nicole from A Little Sussy
Nicole from Us-ology
Susan from Freshly Picked
Wendy from Shabby Nest

And we were sent home with a homemade treat! 

Thanks for the fun night!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Las Vegas for Kids

Most people don't think of Las Vegas as a place for kids, but I assure you there is some kid friendly fun to be had in sin city. Our family spent a week in Las Vegas (well the boys spent most of their time at SEMA, the big car convention) and Brody had a great time!

Here is my list of fun, kid friendly activities in Las Vegas.

-The Lion Habitat at MGM Grand
This was one of Brody's favorite things. He is still talking about seeing the lions.
MGM Grand has a fun lion habitat set up where guests can see lions eat, play and (mostly) sleep. The habitat is open daily from 11-7 but the best time to go is during feeding time so make sure to check the schedule. You can also pay to have your picture taken with a lion cub.

-Children's Park at Town Square Mall
Located in the center of Town Square Mall , the Children's Park is packed full of fun things for kids of all ages. There are tree houses, a small merry go round, a small splash pad, slides and more. But my favorite thing is the hedge maze. Brody had a blast running through it.

-Character Pictures
Outside of M&M World you can find a handful of characters waiting to take pictures with your kids (of course they want a few dollars for it). We saw Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Darth Vadar, Minnie Mouse, Elmo, Spiderman, Hello Kitty plus a few more.

-Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay
The Shark Reef Aquarium is a little pricey (adult $18, children 5-12 $12, 4 and under free) but fun. The aquarium holds over 1.6 million gallons of water. 

What fun kids things do you do in Las Vegas?

Thursday, December 15, 2011

I am a Fan of Babiators Sunglasses

Brody was so excited to find out he got a special package in the mail last week. Babiators sent him a pair of their cool sunglasses! He just loves sunglasses and wears them all the time. The problem is, they always break so easily but not these. Babiators are the most durable sunglasses he has had. That means I don't have to spend more money on another pair of sunglasses!

Babiators is so confident in the quality of their sunglasses that they offer a one year warranty.
I also love that they are BPA free and they offer UVA and UVB protection.

Babiators come in four colors; Black Ops Black, Blue Angels Blue, Rockstar Red and Princess Pink.
If you have kids, you should get them some Babiators!

Babiators provided the sunglasses to review but all opinions are my own.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Giveaway: Shabby Apple

Today I have a great giveaway for you. I am giving away a skirt from Shabby Apple!
Shabby Apple sells women's dresses, skirts, girls dresses, maternity dresses and women's accessories and more.

One lucky Whatever DeeDee Wants reader will win
The Shabby Apple Andes Skirt!
Pictured below.

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The winner is Emily. Congratulations! 

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Monday, December 12, 2011

One Question Interviews

I asked a few of my favorite Bloggers one questions and here are there answers.

What is your favorite holiday tradition?

Bird from Bird's Party Blog
My fave holiday tradition would be spending time with my kids baking seasonal treats. 
We always make gingerbread cookies, British mince pies and rocky road every year, and is by far my fave time of the Holidays.

Sandy from Sandy a la Mode
My favorite holiday tradition is wrapping presents to give to others and opening presents!

Linda from Craftaholics Anonymous
Christmas Eve! We reenact the Christmas story, eat delicious finger foods {like 7 layer dip. yum!!}, drive around to look at Christmas lights, and exchange white elephant gifts. So much fun!!

Rebbecca from The Ardent Sparrow
My favorite holiday tradition is a relatively new one. For the past five years, we've spent Christmas Eve with our closest friends and their kids. We exchange gifts, enjoy a delicious feast, and relax...which is much enjoyed at the beginning of a few busy days! It's wonderful to choose personal and exciting gifts for friends we love so dearly....And even more so, to spend a peaceful evening, reflecting on the past year and  enjoying one another's company! It's one of my favorite nights of the year!

Now it's your turn to tell me, 
What is your favorite holiday tradition?