Monday, December 10, 2012

Done With Shopping? (Giveaway too)

I know many of you are good at planning and shopping ahead of time. I used to buy things here and there, little by little. But with my full-time student schedule these last couple of years, I have waited until after finals and then it's a mad rush. Just in case any of you are like me and aren't finished yet, or you are looking ahead for a gift for someone's birthday, I'm posting a few links from people I know in the real world and am happy to refer you to. Please check with them about dates since I don't know what you might actually be able to get before Christmas.

Decal Geex has decals from small for laptops to large for walls. (Make sure you check the size before ordering.).  Don't spot what you're looking for? He does custom orders, so just send him a message and he'd be happy to fun-ify your wall. If you like Decal Geex on Facebook, he'll send you a code for free shipping.

Looking for a unique gift for someone special (or even for yourself)? Angie has lots of vintage items--kitchen stuff, toys, jewelry and more and the prices are really great at The American Homemaker She has 76 items in the $5 and under section.
Angie is super-talented and I'm sure the funnest photographer you'll ever work with. Make sure you book early because she is very popular and busy. Visit her site and you will see why.

Visit Kelly's etsy shop called The Vintage Bob, where she has cute and fun jewelry and headbands. (I featured her a couple of years ago and even gave away one of her beautiful headbands. And I wore my headband from her yesterday.)

And just for fun, I'm throwing in a giveaway. It can be a Christmas gift for you or you can give them away so it's one last thing you have to shop for.

A couple of years ago, I went to a few book signings and bought these books (got all three signed). It was back when I would have been able to read for fun, but then I started school full-time and haven't been able to read them. I'm giving them away to a reader so they can be read by someone.
The Hourglass Door by Lisa Mangum
Within the Flame by Leeanne Hanks
Nothing to Regret by Tristi Pinkston
All three are LDS authors, but I haven't read them so I can't comment on the content. I hope one of my few remaining readers out there will like them.
For a chance to win all three, just leave me a comment with the title of a book you really like. The giveaway closes Friday, December 14 at noon MST and I'll announce it sometime that day. 


  1. Well, my favorite book is Anna Karenina, but that was back in the day when reading didn't have to be squeezed into feedings and school and laundry and field trips and tubbies. I'd never get through it now!

  2. These are all great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

    My favorite book is The Shadow of the Wind, but I also recommend my friend Julie Daines' book, A Blind Eye, that's coming out in February. I'm her critique group partner, and that book is just amazing! The publisher is Covenant, so it's a clean read too.

  3. I am not done with my shopping either! :)
    My favorite books this year were: The Hunger Games (I know, I'm late to the game here) and I also really liked The Host.

  4. I have been wondering how you are doing with your finals. I remember being in school with my 5th being a little baby. I thought I wouldn't survive it and those classes were NOTHING compared to yours. I hope you are well.

    Love and hugs!

  5. Heaven is Here by Stephanie nielson

  6. I am not done shopping for Christmas either! In fact I will just be getting started.

    My favorite book this year was called The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin.

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