Crochet: Santa Countdown Pillow

Monday, December 12, 2016

It's hard to believe that there's less than two weeks until Christmas! Even though, Christmas is almost here, I had to put up a quick post about this Santa Countdown Pillow that I made. It's my first time crocheting something so elaborate. I've done hats and scarves and even some amigurumi dolls, but nothing like this.

I saw the pattern back in September when I was scrolling through my Facebook feed. It was newly released and on sale, so I bought it. It's designed by JoAnn Grimes Thompson of GrammyJo Lids. I saved it to my Ravelry and started right away.

Parragon December Book Buddies Box

DISCLOSURE: I received free books as part of the Parragon Book Buddies Program. All opinions are my own.

My kids range from age 3 to 12. Sometimes it's hard to find an activity that all of them can enjoy. So, we were pretty pleased with what came in our December Book Buddies Box from Parragon. As usual, the kids were super excited to open the box and see what was inside.

Punchbowl - Online Invitations - New App + Giveaway!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

It's December and that means holiday parties are just around the corner. Will you be hosting a party this season? Consider this: 1.6 Billion PAPER invitations and cards sent during the Holiday season, and all of that waste has an impact on our environment.

Punchbowl is a service that allows you to send online invitations. They offer thousands of designs for every occasion -- from birthdays to retirements and everything in between. Punchbowl also offers invitations that feature characters that kids (and adults!) love, like Mickey Mouse, Paw Patrol, Frozen's Anna and Elsa, and Elmo! Punchbowl also partners with venues, like Chuck E. Cheese's, Dave & Busters and Legoland to help make planning your party easy.

Punchbowl is free to use. They also offer paid memberships that unlock exclusive designs, allow you to add photos, and remove ads from the invitations.

Punchbowl also has a new app that makes managing your invitations even easier. You can send invites through email right from the app and keep track of RSVPs in real time.

The app is free and available for both Apple and Android devices.


Thanks to Punchbowl, I'm giving away three (3) 1-Year Platinum level memberships to Punchbowl! Platinum membership offers
  • Exclusive designs
  • Add photos to invitations
  • Add co-hosts
  • Poll your guests
  • Recurring events
  • 500 guests per event
  • donation
  • Advertising Free
Enter through the widget below. Giveaway is open to US residents and ends  12/16/16. This will be great for sending out your holiday cards and invitations!

DISCLOSURE:  I received a lifetime Platinum membership to Punchbowl in exchange for writing this post.

Punchbowl 1-Year Platinum Membership Giveaway