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Holiday Handprint Ornament Keepsake from Pottery Barn Kids

I’m so excited I was given the opportunity to try out the Holiday Handprint Ornament from Pottery Barn Kids.  As a mommy I just LOVE any kind of sentimental keepsakes.  I cherish every moment I have with Alice and being able to keep a moment forever set in stone marshmallowy clay is perfect.

Alice loved creating this with me.  Alice being old enough to make this herself just makes the ornament even more special!

I had my hubs open up the bag of clay and the first thing he said with “OH, it’s like marshmallows” which is just was the directions stated it would be. It’s soft and the perfect snowy white color.

The directions were easy to follow.

Here is Alice kneading the dough.

and here she is rolling the dough.  The kit comes with everything you need. Cookie cutters, rolling pin, ribbon, hole punch, glue, safe and non-toxic air dry marshmallow clay and snowy glitter if you choose the glitter ornament. There is no mixing, measuring or baking involved. So, if your kids are old enough this is a wonderful craft for them to make and makes for an extra special gift or keepsake.

Alice placing her handprint.

After using the cookie cutter to cut out our ornament we had a little extra clay and made a lil’ snowman ornament.

After it dried over night I added the glue with a paint brush so that I didn’t get it in her actual handprint.

I used another dry paintbrush to gently brush away the extra glitter from her handprint.

After we let the glitter dry over night, I used the hole punch then added the ribbon.

Here is Alice’s special Holiday Handprint Ornament from Pottery Barn Kids!! Adorable isn’t it!? I just love it!

Here is the snowman we made!

They both made a wonderful addition to our Christmas tree.

Shopping at Pottery Barn Kids was fun. Everything is so pretty and whimsical in the store.

While I was there I grabbed Alie this adorable Thankful Plate!

Pottery Barn Kids features a large selection of wonderful gifts and keepsake items ideal for gift giving and receiving for any special occasion all year long . Each item is set to to capture precious moments of a child’s life, and make lasting memories. The Holiday Handprint Ornament would make a great baby gift and keepsake, makes every baby shower, christening , baptism, birthday, or any occasion for that matter, all the more special.

The Holiday Handprint Ornament can be purchased at Pottery Barn Kids In store  or online.


This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™, but all my opinions are my own

Amazon Gold Box Deal of the Day: Assassin’s Creed 3!





Thank you to Ubisoft for sponsoring this post. Please visit to get your own copy of Assassin’s Creed 3, today’s Gold Box Deal of the Day! I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective. All opinions are my own.

I don’t know about y’all but this blogging wife/mama/superwoman likes “ME” time. There are many ways of achieving “ME” time one of which is letting the husband go at in to the wee hours of the morning with his buddies online playing video games or playing his story telling/roll playing games. You should see his face sometimes when I come downstairs after putting the baby girl to bed and I say “oh are you not going to play your games tonight”! He is just so confused as to why I would be disappointed that he is not playing. It is kinda funny. Poor husbands, they just do not know it is the perfect excuse to check emails, respond to blog comments, and  browse Pinterest!!


I know one of the games he has been hinting at “needing” is Assassin’s Creed III.  All of his gaming buddies are playing it. If your husband, boyfriend, significant other or yourself need a copy of Assassin’s Creed 3, then I have a DEAL for you!!

TODAY’S Gold Box Deal of the Day on Amazon is a a copy of Assassin’s Creed III for $33!! That is nearly half off!! The deal begins TODAY December 11, 2012 at 12:01am PST!! Hurry and jump on this one! The deals sell out fast!

Clever Girls will also giving away FIVE copies of Assassin’s Creed III today December 11th, via Twitter to anyone who RT (re-tweets) the following:

Amazon Gold Box Deal of the Day: Assassin’s Creed 3! To buy: – RT to enter to win a copy! #AC3Gold


The Polar Express is coming to town!

I’m so excited to take Alice to see The Polar Express this year!!  It will be her first time!!  Have you taken your kids?

All Aboard! The Polar Express comes to life this holiday season as the Texas State Railroad rolls out of the station bound for the “North Pole!” Come early and climb aboard with your family to cozy-up and enjoy our festively-decorated vintage train cars. Dancing chefs deliver hot chocolate and a cookie to each guest to savor while music from the Polar Express movie plays en route to the North Pole. Make sure to have your tickets handy, because your conductor will be by shortly to punch each child’s ticket. Before arriving at the North Pole, the iconic book, The Polar Express is read as your Chef turns the pages to share the beautiful illustrations in the original book. With the station far away, The Polar Express magically arrives at the outskirts of Santa’s North Pole village, where Santa Claus himself and his elves joyously welcome the train! As you stay comfortably settled and warm in your seat, Santa and his helper elf board the train! During the return trip, Santa will greet each child with his signature holiday spirit and the first gift of Christmas: a bell cut from his sleigh. It is said that only children and those who still believe can actually hear the bell ring. Join in the singing as your Chef or Conductor lead Christmas caroling on the 30-minute return trip. For those wanting the magic to last or to do a little Christmas shopping, visit our gift shop in the station for special Polar Express gifts and merchandise. Oh, one last thing, children are encouraged to wear their PJ’s; adults who still believe have been known to wear them, too! So, are you coming? All Aboard!

All Aboard the Polar Express is coming to the Texas State Railroad, visit or call 877-726-7245 to climb aboard.

Polar Express Video

Teaching Kids to Give Back by Fighting Hunger in America

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Walmart for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

In one of Alice's princess story books, there is a story in which Cinderella and a young girl collect clothes, book and toys that they no longer use and donate them to the children in town that don't have enough for themselves. They also gave bags of food and together they make lunch for all the kids in town.  It was very intriguing to Alice and every since she's wanted to help others.  

We have expierenced not being able to put food on the table before. We are blessed with a wonderful family that helped see us through. Now, we are in a position to pay it forward and that is just what we are doing.


September is Hunger Action Month and in honor of that Walmart is working with customers, suppliers and associates nationwide to donate up to 53 MILLION meals to Feeding America and to give 2.5 million to aid in hunger relief. In 2010 they launched Fighting Hunger Together.

One in six families in America do not know where their next meal will come from. By purchasing from General Mills, Kellogs, Unilever, Kraft Foods and ConAgra Foods you can generate a meal donation three different ways. You can follow the directions on the packaging, engaging in the "Give Meals" section at, or by using a mobile app to generate meals. You can turn one product into 7 meals!

With the Golden Spark promotion you can  win $50K for your community! Walmart will randomly award 40 “Golden Sparks” valued at $50,000 each to consumers who participate in the Fighting Hunger Together Golden Spark Promotion. The winners will choose a community to receive the funding to start or expand a backpack program that provides vital meals to food-insecure children during weekends when they do not have access to free- and reduced-price school meals.  

Will you join Alice and I as we fight to bring hunger relief.  We clicked the Help Secure Meals menu at and watched several videos. Watching the videos together and answering the survey questions after (yes, she even helped me with my answers!), we helped secure meals for Feeding America.  It's an easy way to get involved and help at from home. 

Next time we go shopping I will have Alice help me find specially marked products with the special Feeding America code. With every code we enter we will help secure 7 meals. 

These are easy and simple ways to help fight hunger and a great way to help teach our children about giving to others.  Having Alice get involved with me has really given her so much pride, and has taught her to be thankful for what she has and the generosity to give it to others. I hope you will join us. 

I would love for you to leave a comment below and share any personal stories you have of helping a family who was experiencing hunger or has someone helped you?  I would love to hear.

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