Send Holiday Love with Open Me Cards

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The holidays are here and I have loved ones that live far away.  I wont see them this Christmas.  It’s so nice to know that I can pick and choose, personalize and even add photos to a great selection of online E Cards through OpenMe.com. What’s so great about Open Me is, not only can you send personalized E Cards, but you can choose to print the cards you create for as low as $2 and Open Me will deliver them for you! You can also buy a pack of cards and Open Me will send the cards you choose along with envelopes and stamps for you to send out. Sounds pretty awesome right?

open me They have more than just Holiday cards!  Open Me Cards have Friendship, Encouragement, Love, Birthday and Thank You cards.  All can be personalized with your own messages.

I browsed around knowing I wanted to send a special card to my sister Kari and my brother Jaddy, my sister in law Julie and my sweet nephew Jayden. My sister and my brother both live in Phoenix with their families.  My family and I miss them terribly. Jayden who just turned 4 and my 5 yr old daughter Alice are absolutely the very best of friends.  See, Alice was 1 year old when Jayden was born and they’ve spent over two years growing up together.  Now being so far apart, I wish they could spend more time together.

Alice and Jayden

Aren’t they so precious? My sister Kari and my brother Jaddy are in the middle pic with Jayden and Alice on the carousel.

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While browsing I came across the photo cards and new right away that is what I would send!!

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You can choose to send a single card or make multiple cards to send to a few loved ones. I chose to send this card to both my sister and her family, and my brother and his family.  After I entered their email addresses, I began to personalize my card.  There are several fonts to choose from for your personal message. open me 5

Then I clicked on Front View and added my picture. You can choose to upload a picture from your computer or from your photos on Facebook.

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After my pictures were set, I clicked the back button and was surprised to see I could add another pic!!

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I added one more pic of Alice and then chose to send my new card. You can choose to send your card immediately or set a date and schedule to send it later.  Also remember, you can choose to print your card and Open Me will deliver it for you!

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Check out OpenMe.com!  They have lots of cards to choose from! Pick, personalize and send your cards now or have Open Me send them for you. You wont have to worry about picking up stamps at the store!

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Fun Holiday Packages and Decor with EZ Start®

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Duck Brand provided by ShurTech Brands, LLC for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

I know that there are a ton of you out there that are sending packaged gifts to loved ones this holiday season. Wouldn’t it be nice to dress up those special parcels and give them a little holiday touch?

EZ Start Printed Packaging Tape has two nice holiday designs. The pretty printed tape would make any package look wonderful.

I decided to have some fun with my tape. My sister and I had so many crafty ideas. Her 7 year old daughter came up with the winning idea.

A Holiday Cookie Jar!!

Isn’t it so cute? I think it came out great and it was so easy to create! The trickiest part was the top.

I cut the tape around the corners and was able to fold it on to each other. Then I trimmed the excess tape.

After I made the cookie jar I decided to make a cute little matching banner.

It’s super cute and really easy to make!

I cut a strip about 3 inches long. Placed yarn in the middle of the strip on to the sticky side. CAREFULLY fold the strip in half sticky side to sticky side, over the yarn creating a double sided banner. I then made a small paper template to cut the banners. And VIOLA, a new cute holiday banner.

And then of course you can decorate your presents, packages and shipping packages with the tape.

Here are all the wonderful Holiday projects I created with the EZ Start® Printed Packaging Tape.

Easy and Fun Holiday Ideas using EZ Start® Printed Packaging Tape

The EZ Start® Printed Packaging Tape comes in a Daisy and Paisley patter as well as the Holiday Peppermint and Ornament pattern that I received. 

The makers of EZ Start® Printed Packaging Tape, Duck Brand® is on Twitter! You should follow @TheDuckBrand for more fun creative tips and inspiration!

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Easy Delicious Healthy Kid Approved Lasagna

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I have an awesome recipe for y’all today! It’s easy. It’s delicious. It’s healthy and most important, it’s kid approved. We have SECRET veggies inside; cauliflower and spinach. Both of these vegetables have wonderful health benefits.

Delicious Easy Healthy Lasagna Recipe

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I have a recipe card with a detailed list and instructions below that you can print.

One of the tricks to this HEALTHY recipe is the secret cauliflower that is in it. You finely chop the cauliflower in a food processor, then fold it in to the ricotta cheese. It creates a lighter yummy filling that it’s heavy and is extra healthy.

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Then you layer the other ingredients and bake for approximately 40 minutes and at the end you have an incredibly delicious, healthy, kid approved dish for the whole family.

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I say “Kid Approved” proudly!! My super picky, I only eat Mac n Cheese and Chicken Nuggets, daughter gives this recipe a thumbs up! Honestly y’all, I was ecstatic that she likes this recipe!!! She really is so picky!

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Healthy Easy Delicious Lasagna

Easy Delicious Healthy Kid Approved Lasagna
 
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Delicious, healthy, easy, kid approved lasagna.
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Recipe type: Main course
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds lean ground turkey breast
  • 2 cups part skim shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup finely shredded parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups finely chopped fresh cauliflower
  • 1 10oz box frozen chopped spinach
  • 1 32oz container of part skim ricotta cheese
  • 2 24oz jars of Barilla sauce
  • 1 box Barilla Oven-Ready Lasagne
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 gloves crushed and chopped garlic
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Instructions
  1. Chop onion and measure out about a cup. Then peal, crush and chopped 2 cloves of garlic. Saute 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large saute pan until slightly brown. Add ground turkey and cook thoroughly until no longer pink. Set cooked ground turkey aside.
  2. Finely chop a whole small cauliflower in a food processor. Fold finely chopped cauliflower into ricotta cheese.
  3. Spray 9x13 inch baking pan and pour Barilla sauce into pan until it just covers the bottom. Add a single layer of the Barilla No Bake lasagne noodles on top of the sauce. Add salt and pepper.
  4. Top the noodles with half of the ricotta/cauliflower filling, then add half of the spinach. Add shredded mozzarella and then another layer of red sauce.
  5. Add another layer of noodles on top of the red sauce. Top that with the rest of the ricotta/cauliflower filling and the rest of the spinach. Top that with more mozzarella.
  6. Add another layer of red sauce, then the last layer of noodles. Top this with a thick layer of red sauce and another layer of mozzarella. Top with parmesan cheese. Cover with aluminum foil.
  7. Bake at 375 F for 25 minutes.Remove the foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes, or until brown and bubbling.
  8. Remove the lasagna from the oven and allow to set for 15 minutes before cutting.

Right now you can grab a box of Barilla Lasange and Barilla Sauce with an in store promotion at any Safeway Stores. Promotion: $1 off the purchase of ONE (1) box of Barilla® Lasagne and ONE (1) Barilla® Sauce.

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Create a Fun LEGO Minifigure Family Holiday Card

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

I have a cute online fun family holiday project to share with y'all today. You and your family can create a fun holiday LEGO Minifigure Family to share with your loved ones online. 

It's such a fun website to create with. You can adjust the looks, facial features, expressions, clothes and even skin color of your LEGO Minifigure person. 

Then after you created yourself you can create your family and even add friends. You can add a doggy pet or a cat pet to your online Holiday LEGO Minifigure Family card. 

Once your family is complete you get to choose the background. 

Then send and share. After you have shared your Holiday LEGO Minifigure Family online card there are fun games to play on the LEGO site. 

After we were done creating our LEGO Minifigure family we decided to choose the beach background because we have never had a Island Holiday Vacation and we all agree that we would LOVE to go on an Island Holiday Vacation! 

There are more fun backgrounds and holidays to choose from!

I let my Alice have fun created us and choosing fun backgrounds. She loved all the fun clothing choices and got very creative with her styling!! 

SO cute, right? Go click the link at the beginning of this post and created your own fun family holiday LEGO Minifigure family e-cards!!

 

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