Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sending Christmas Cards!!!

I love Christmas cards. I love sending them. I really love getting them. I love displaying them well into January so I can see the happy faces of the people I love.

I usually make our Christmas cards. It's definitely a labor of love. I enjoy the crafting process but my cards don't get mailed until the week of Christmas if I'm lucky. It gets pretty stressful. More often than not, they become "happy week between Christmas and New Years!" cards. 

Our list has grown by leaps and bounds this year. There are lots of people across the country that I want to send a card, so I thought a Tiny Prints holiday photo card would take the pressure off me. My cousin just finished a photography class. She's coming over to do a little photo shoot of us. Good practice for her and a great Christmas card for us.

We used Tiny Prints the year we got married and I was so impressed the professional quality of the cards. These aren't the typical photo card. Tiny Prints are printed on beautiful thick paper with rich colors and gorgeous fonts. As a crafter that makes me happy. 

I love the clean, modern designs. Here are just a few of the cards I had added to my favorites. Apparently, I'm all about grey and red this year.

This year a lot of the photo cards have designs on the back too. The calligraphy on this one made my heart skip a beat. It's gorgeous!
How fun would this card be if you ended up with a bunch of photos you wanted to use and you couldn't pick just one? 

Have you started thinking about holiday cards yet? How many do you send out? Will you include a photo in your card?

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. Tiny Prints is sending me 50 free holiday cards to blog about their holiday cards.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Spiked Pumpkin Pie Milkshakes

Earlier this year Joel had a vanilla caramel bourbon spiked milkshake at Bobby's Burger Palace and loved it.

We had leftover pumpkin pie filling from the Pumpkin Pie Throwdown, so we decided to try making our own spiked milkshakes.

Joel combined the chilled pumpkin pie filling with some brandy and a little buttershots schnapps in the blender and gave it a whirl.
I rimmed the glasses with a cinnamon sugar mixture.  It was silky smooth, pumpkiny and oh so fall. 

Next time you make pumpkin pie, consider whipping up a cocktail with the leftovers while you wait for the pie to finish baking.