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Welcome to a preview of our Holiday Survival Guide 2009 -- yep, in 2 weeks, I'm having a virtual open house (sort of) and invite each and everyone one of you to join me on Thanksgiving Week, November 23rd and...heck...stay the WHOLE week...until November 29th...if you'd like, I don't mind!
Well, some of my favorite and awesomely generous brands have graciously agreed to provide some really cool stuff for you (yes, YOU!) I mean, yours...um...okay, isn't it time we ALL put the WIN back into the winter holidays and made re-gifting a rule?!?
Raising 2 teens and 2 tweens (yikes, is right!) my husband, Garth (not his real name) and I try really hard to remember these 4 simple rules to surviving the holidays:
- Take care of yourself - seriously, the rest will follow.
- Keep expectations reasonably low - it can only get better, from here, right?
- Take back your calendar - limiting commitments only encourages downtime and that's a good thing.
- Celebrate with family and friends - oh, and there's no shame in including them in preparations, or asking for help, either.
It doesn't always work. Sometimes, we score...BIG TIME.
Just so you know -- my picks, product features and blog posts (as always) are advertorial free. No one is paying me, to talk about their product. It's just some really nice stuff that I thought you guys would like, too.
Here's a preview of some of our favorite brands joining us:
- Campbell's Soup
- Disney Digital Books
- HABA Toys
- Jonas Brothers
- Pampered Chef
- SKYPE Holiday Look Book
So, stay tuned as we continue to collect a few of our favorite things on the internet and share ways in which (hopefully) can help folks (like me) keep from going A LITTLE NUTS this holiday season.
In fact, let's start...RIGHT NOW!
Earlier this year, I was very excited to have been invited as one of the Campbell's Mom Bloggers to visit the Campbell Soup Company's headquarters in Camden, NJ and received the 4-star treatment to an AWESOME tour of Campbell's Kitchen!I
It was very clear to me that everyone at Campbells Soup Company really love what they do and work very hard at promoting their brand as honestly and real, as possible.
Now that it is cold flu season (the creeping crud that is H1N1) I find myself constantly reminding my children how it's really important to get plenty of sleep, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food...me, too.
The good folks at Campbell's Soup have agreed to help kick-off our Holiday Survival Guide 2009 by offering to send one (1) of our readers a Campbell's Care Package with assorted kid-friendly goodies including: A lunch tote, a kid-friendly juice bottle and samples of Campbell’s SpongeBob soup and V8 V-Fusion (Strawberry Banana and Pomegranate Blueberry) for your house, too!
Aaaand, to help sweeten the deal...
...we'll throw in a Flip UltraHD Camcorder (120 minutes, in black) that we received from the good folks at Tasters Choice (we already have one and they said it was okay) so that you can get a jump start on those holiday pictures, in case someone gets sick at your house, too!
Because, we roll like that!
U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY, PLEASE!
FIND IT HERE: Available at Amazon.com (Associate Link)
GET IT HERE: To enter, leave a comment below, letting us know what your favorite Campbell's Soup is (I love their Select Harvest Italian Style Wedding!) along with a valid email address on this post by 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 22nd and you're automatically entered to win. One (1) winner will be picked (via random.org) and announced via email and posted on My Prizey Giveaways Page!
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Good luck, feel free to stop by anytime on November 24th - November 29th for our week long open house and Happy Shopping -- I think!!!
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