Weekly Photo Challenge {Spring}

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Spring to me is about getting outside and embracing life... Photography is an art that is for everyone. This link up is deffinatly not only for the "pros." Be creative. Be yourself, because everyone else it taken! Here's how to enter: Created a post on your blog and include ONE photo submission for this challenge. Include the Our Reflection Photo Button You can also link through your Facebook, Flickr, Pinterest, etc., Just be sure you include the link www.our-reflection.blogspot.com within your post. Submit the link to your post using the InLinkz button below. You must submit the actual photo link {permalink}, not just your website URL. You can submit your photo at any time during the challenge. The deadline for this weeks submission is Sunday, April 1st, 2012 at 11:59pm {PST}. Winners will be announced Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012. Click here to join the challenge … [Read more...]

Come Join Us For Feed Me Friday~Email Subscription #BlogHop

  <center><a href="http://ohsosavvymom.com/?s=feed+me+friday"><img src="http://naptimeismytime.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/FeedMeFriday.jpg" /></a></center> Welcome to Feed Me Friday Blog Hop, hosted by Oh So Savvy Mom, Nap Time is My Time, Great Contradictions and Just Us Four! Feed Me Friday is a Blog Hop to help you meet new bloggers and build your e-mail subscription. Want to be a part of Feed Me Friday? Just follow these simple rules: - Add your blog link to the linky - Subscribe by email and follow via Google+ (or Linky Followers) to the four hostesses (Oh So Savvy Mom, Nap Time is My Time, Great Contradictions and Just Us Four) and the Featured Blog of the Week. Make sure to leave us a comment and we will return the favor. - Visit as many blogs on the list as you can. If you like the blog subscribe to their email (feel free to follow on Google+ too, if you want) - Leave them a comment with your blog link so they know you are … [Read more...]

No Cost Blogger Event Sign~ups

Join me in a FREE Blogger Event! You can have your Facebook link added for FREE, and CouponTrade.com and The Ultimate Baby Shower will provide the prize, $200 PayPal Cash! Click here to Sign-up! … [Read more...]

Color, Click, Capture Photography Challenge {White}

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Welcome to Week 9 of the Color, Click, Capture photography challenge hosted by East9thStreet, A Helicopter Mom, Nap Time Is My Time and Sunshine and Sippy Cups.  This week our color is WHITE. Our tip this week comes from CMT Photography.  Christy M. Tsiantos is a lifestyle photographer in the Charlotte, NC area.  She describes her style as Modern Lifestyle Photography, capturing those action-packed moments that will become memories of a lifetime.  Twirling, jumping, running, playing, swinging, hugging, laughing… it’s all about capturing portraits of things that happen every day and showcasing them in a beautiful, artistic way.   Most parents have had this scenario play out.  It’s the (insert momentous occaion here) and you need to get some great photos of the kids to capture the moment.  You find yourself saying things like, ”Stay still!, “Sit here!,” and the worst – “Say CHEESE!”  You end up with an antsy child and a photo complete with ‘scrunchy eyes’ and … [Read more...]

Vote for my #glutenfree granola-crusted french toast recipe for a chance to #win $50 Amazon gift certificate

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Since my middle son was 6 months old, Gluten Free has been our life.  Like most people venturing into the world of food restrictions, I felt lost since I had never cooked gluten free.  When holidays come around, I am the one who prepared meals for the extended family to keep myself & kids gluten free.  Over 4 years later, I am pretty proud of myself as a self-taught gluten free cook. However, with all that being said, I would love the opportunity to have some professional gluten free cooking lessons! Help me get the opportunity to go to Le Corden Bleu for Gluten Free Cooking Lessons! Go Vote for my entry here As an added incentive, I am hosting an $50 Amazon giveaway that can be used for Udi's items  a Rafflecopter giveaway <a href="http://rafl.es/enable-js">You need javascript enabled to see this giveaway</a>. Please note: This is not being compensated in any way. However, this is for reader appreciation & support of my entry among Udi's Look Again, It's … [Read more...]

Come Join us for Feed Me Friday ~ Email Subscription #BlogHop

  <center><a href="http://naptimeismytime.com/category/feed-me-friday"><img src="http://naptimeismytime.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/FeedMeFriday.jpg" /></a></center> Welcome to Feed Me Friday Blog Hop, hosted by Oh So Savvy Mom, Nap Time is My Time, Great Contradictions and Just Us Four! Feed Me Friday is a Blog Hop to help you meet new bloggers and build your e-mail subscription. Want to be a part of Feed Me Friday? Just follow these simple rules: - Add your blog link to the linky - Subscribe by email and follow via Google+ (or Linky Followers) to the four hostesses (Oh So Savvy Mom, Nap Time is My Time, Great Contradictions and Just Us Four) and the Featured Blog of the Week. Make sure to leave us a comment and we will return the favor. - Visit as many blogs on the list as you can. If you like the blog subscribe to their email (feel free to follow on Google+ too, if you want) - Leave them a comment with your blog link so they know … [Read more...]

Etsy Hidden Treasure Event {approximately 100 dollar value & Kindle Fire too } #SpringBuzzHop

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~To Enter to win the Grand Prize: Kindle Fire go here! Don't forget it is extra entries for the Etsy Hidden Treasures if you let them know Great Contradictions sent you! ~Great Contradictions Prize Package {valued approximately $100} includes~ {3 cupcake bath bombs and a cupcake necklace from Naked Moon Soaps} {Earrings from Amourx} {$30 credit to Wayfaring Magnolia on Etsy}  {Your choice of scent for Aromatherapy Candle from Scents in Soy} Last, but not least... {$25 credit to Caked Clothing on Etsy} a Rafflecopter giveaway &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;a href="http://rafl.es/enable-js"&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;You need javascript enabled to see this giveaway&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/a&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;.  … [Read more...]

Color, Click, Capture Photography Challenge {Brown}

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Welcome to Week 8 of the Color, Click, Capture photography challenge hosted by East9thStreet,A Helicopter Mom, Nap Time Is My Time and Sunshine and Sippy Cups.  This weeks color is BROWN.   Want to participate in our challenge?  It’s super easy!  Here’s how It Works: Take a picture the represents the color of the week. Write a blog post that features your picture and link it up. Visit other people’s posts and hopefully find some inspiration! You can put the button and link code on your blog if you wish but it’s not a requirement. Our color next week is WHITE! … [Read more...]

“Hopping” for an allergy-friendly Easter w/ @Smarties craft {treat for 3 lucky readers too}

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Smarties has proven to be a timeless classic from everyday pleasures to holidays (see Valentine's Day & Halloween). Did you know that Smarties has an Easter variety? Smarties are great for eating, but there are lots of fun ways to use & display Smarties. Try this easy diy easter bunny for a nice way to present Smarties.    Supplies socks (extra "green" credit for using unmatched socks) ribbon goggly eyes pom poms (nose & tail) pink & white foam sheets (cut into ear shape; white slightly bigger than the pink inset) Elmer's glue spots Smarties Easter Rolls 1. Place about 5-7 rolls of Smarties in sock to 'stuff" like a bunny. 2. Tie ribbon about an inch from the toe to make head. Glue eyes, pom-pom for nose, and foam ears with Elmer's glue spots (or your favorite adhesive). 3. Fold excess sock inside under Smarties Rolls to secure without looking bulky. 3. Glue larger pom-pom to end for the cotton tail :) a Rafflecopter … [Read more...]

Upcycle your wardrobe with @CountessaJessa vintage finds {Etsy Treasure} promo code included #SpringBuzzHop

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I LOVE LOVE LOVE vintage stores, but to be honest I don't get the chance to go as much as I would like as a mom of  3 boys. As of recently, I have been shopping online for my vintage finds more. In the old days, John & I could spend hours searching the racks to find great additions to what we already own. I am terrible at getting rid of clothes & accessories, but what's great about that is it is easy to give new life to your wardrobe by simple additions. Take for example this mod mini, I got from Caked Clothing... Using boots & accessories I already own, I created a whole new look for the cost of the Mod Mini (less than $20) Using the same dress swap out the boots for heels add clutch(around $20), and voila... Rush now to Caked Clothing by Cupcake Countessa to see what new look you can create with vintage clothing, jewelry, and accessory styles from the 1950's, 60's, 70's, 80's, and early 90's. Along with all your favorite fabrics upcycled in eco friendly pieces, … [Read more...]