Friday, August 28, 2009

Photo Gifts

So I have tried out a few different sights for photo books. I've tried Shutterfly, Snapfish and ArtsCow. Snapfish was the worst I think. Not that the photos weren't nice or anything. It's just the options that were given to create my book weren't as nice. And there were a lot less options than Shutterfly. I like a lot of layout options! I also like the option to make my own layout and decorate the page as much or as little as I want. That is why I like ArtsCow the best.

With ArtsCow you have the option of choosing a premade layout or creating your own from scratch. You can also use the premade layout and customize it by moving things around or deleting or adding things you want. This creates an endless list of layouts for you to play round with! This is why I LOVE ArtsCow for photo gifts. The company is out of Hong Kong so it takes a bit longer to get here. But over all my photo book from them is a better quality. The pages are stitch bound. To me it makes it look better when the book is opened. The glued books from Snapfish and Shutterfly don't lay out as flat. Have you ever had a children's book fall part on you? I have. It was glued like that too. I have old books that were my mother's when she was a little girl, and they are stitch bound. All but one of them is still held together! Leading me to believe that the stitch binding is better quality in the long run as well. You can see the difference in the pictures below.

And least we forget. The prices are great! When you sign up there are tons of free things that you can get. That's how I got my first photo book and some Christmas ornaments! They have most, if not all, of things available at Snapfish and Shutterfly.

Well, I hope you enjoyed my review. No giveaway this time. Unless you sign up with ArtsCow. Then you'll get a bunch of stuff Free For Shipping! I just thought I would let you guys know about another place to get some good deals. As long as you don't mind waiting a little longer for it to get to you. If you are in a pinch and need it faster, then go with Shutterfly. Other wise, definitely go with ArtsCow!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Glider Giveaway!

I found another giveaway that I would love to win! It's for a nice, comfy glider and ottoman from Stork Craft. Doesn't it look nice? Go take look! I looked around on there and they have a lot of nice things. If I had the money right now I would get the rocking horse for my little guys birthday.

Go to Two Of A Kind Working On A Full House blog spot to find out more about this giveawy.

And The Winner Is

I went to to pic a number for the winner. First I wrote everyone's names down and put a number by them. I did not include my own post responding. :) Out of 30 entries the winner is post Number 1. So Jen, you have 24 hrs to go to the Inspired By Fin and pic out any necklace you want up to 16 inches long. Then email me back with your address so I can have it sent to you.

For everyone who didn't win. Here is a coupon code for you to get 20% off anything in the store! Just use the word blog at check out.

I am still looking for my next giveaway . Hopefully I can get a response form someone by the end of the week. Thank you everyone for joining me in my very first giveaway. This was lot of fun and I look forward to doing it again sometime in the future.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Baltic Amber Giveaway

My First Giveaway!

I am excited to be hosting my very first giveaway. And Rachel from Inspired by Fin has greed to let me giveaway one of her Baltic Amber necklaces. I have one of these that I got second hand for my little guy. When he wears it he drools a lot less! (from teething)It also seemed to help out a little with an ear ache he had a while back. I have also heard a couple of moms say that when they wear them they get a lot less headaches. So I really want to get a new one of these for me. Inspired by Fin has so many selections to choose from. And all sorts of different sizes. By far the best looking baltic amber necklaces I have ever seen.

Well, on to the good stuff from the people that know about it better than me.

Inspired by Finn Online Shop: "Historically, Baltic Amber has been used in Europe as a natural and traditional remedy and curative for many ailments for centuries. Long ago it was considered one of the leading ‘medicines’ of its time. Baltic Amber is the most esteemed amber in the world, and the healing qualities of Baltic Amber make it unlike any other type of amber found in the world.
When baltic amber is worn on the skin, the skin’s warmth releases trace amounts of healing oils from the amber. These oils contain succinic acid and are absorbed into the skin.

Baltic Amber has some of the highest concentrations of Succinic Acid found in nature, and this is what makes it so special. Succinic Acid is a natural component of plant and animal tissues, and it's presence in the human body is beneficial in many ways."

So what other ways can this Baltic Amber help us?
*Pain Relief
*Strengthen the body's immune system
*Restoring energy
*Maintaining Wellness
*To help break a cycle of (chronic) inflammation

Click here to see what other's are saying about Inspired by Fin.

To enter please leave a comment here. Also remember to leave a way for me to get a hold of you if you win. If I don't know how to get in touch with you then I can't give you your prize and I will have to pick someone else. The giveaway is for your choice of any necklace in her store up to 16inches long.
For more entries:
*follow my blog and post a comment that you do.
*Blog about my giveaway with a link back to here and a link to Inspired by Fin. Then leave me a comment saying you did. Remember to give a link to your blog.

I also would like to add that Rachel has given me a code to give out to all of my readers for 20% off in her store! So if you don't win one, you can save some money on one. How cool is that?!

This giveaway will end on Sunday August 16th. So hurry up and get your entries in! Good Luck to all of you.