Monday, December 31, 2012

Win Your Way @ShopYourWay


Have you heard of  @ShopYourWay? It's a fabulous way of earning reward points from Sears, L.L.Bean, KMart, etc. just for doing what we all do what we love to do..... SHOP!!!

Well, now there is an even easier way to earn points from Shop Your Way, it's called Win Your Way! It is so much fun and so easy, you don't even have to spend any money, all you have to do is electronically "window shop" and "like" items.  Then you are entered into sweepstakes to win reward points, jewelry, and even trips.  Can you hear me packing already????

I have already entered one for dog apparel... Does that surprise you? It was so simple, I just had to find 5 items that I liked in their pet department - how much easier could that be. Not to mention when you look at my profile page, you can see them too and find out the great items available to you.

I Got My Chance to Win!
I Got My Chance to Win!
Lorie Shewbridge officially entered the 'Four-Legged Fashion'! Get your chance to win big with new prizes daily on Win Your Way!
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Lorie Shewbridge is participating now
42 MINUTES AGO via Win Your Way

There is also a sweepstakes for a beautiful lab-created ruby necklace that I want. Know how easy that one is to enter? I have too pick out 4 items that I like and ask my friends to help me chose which one is the best. I think my friends have the hardest part in this sweepstakes.  =)

 I Got My Chance to Win!
I Got My Chance to Win!
Lorie Shewbridge officially entered the 'Jewel Me Up'! Get your chance to win big with new prizes daily on Win Your Way!
Read the official rules
Learn More

Lorie Shewbridge is participating now
1 MINUTE AGO via Win Your Way

You really need to head on over and sign up for Shop Your Way... it is simple and it is FREE!! Then you can go to the Win Your Way page and enter as many of the sweepstakes you're eligible for, that part is super easy, too, they list them for you and tell you how long you have left to enter them. (No purchase necessary. See for details.)

  • This is a sponsored post with, I am a Win Your Way blogger, though all opinions are my own. 

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Merry Christmas from The Shewbridges

Well, as usual, I'm late.... But know that I love you all deeply an pray that you had the most wonderful of Christmases, surrounded by those you love.

I sure did.  I was with Bill, Nano, Mia, Mandie, Mumbo, and Wiggles. Don't they all look so adorable in their Christmas clothes? We also heard from all our children, who were having a fantastic time, except for wishing we could all be together. 

Praying for those who cannot be together as they are serving our country, protecting us so that we may have our religious freedoms to celebrate all our holidays in the way we wish. Also a prayer that they will all return home safely and soon to their loving families!

HUGGLES to you all!!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Countdown to Christmas..... Elves Light the Way

3 Days Until Christmas

My neighbors, "The Griswalds," have taken it upon themselves to now decorate the street lights on their street (that is perpendicular to my street) with colored cloth and little elves. So now the whole street is guarded by elves and lit by candy canes.

I swear it can be seen by the ISS.....

I hope you are enjoying the Christmas decorations in your neighborhood.... and I hope you are continuing to stay safe and sane, my friends.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Does Your Kitchen Need a Little Lovin? Mine Does...


As I bake my Christmas cookies this year, I am continually reminded how much I hate my refrigerator. There just isn't enough room in either the refrigerator part or the freezer part - hence the reason I haven't started baking sooner.
I don't know how many of you are in a similar situation, or have other appliances that you just cannot stand... I recently was able to replace my washer/dryer - thank heavens. Appliances are a necessary evil in our homes... we have to have them, they get a major work-out, especially those in our kitchens, and they can be expensive!
Well, have I got news for you that you are going to LOVE!!!
The fabulous people over at Sears are offering up to 30% off our favorite appliance brands. Plus, you’ll get an extra 5% off when you use your Sears Card.
Now what are you waiting for, go give your Kitchen some much-needed love. This offer is available online and in Stores through January 5, 2012 (can you believe that year).
Head over to their website to look at all the fantastic products:
Here's the fridge I picked out and now have to save money for, since I have until Jan. 5th:

Hope you can find something terrific for your kitchen, I know one of my girlfriend's needs a blender, so I'm headed back to look for one for her.

Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and a happy new year...... happy shopping!

This is a sponsored post with, I am a Sears blogger, though all opinions are my own.


The Singing Bloggers are Back... and I'm One of Them!!


Toni of A Daily Dose of Toni arranged for several of us to sing all these parts and worked her little tukus off to put it all together. (Thank you SO much, Toni!) We first present to you the traditional Twelve Days of Christmas.....

And now for our next performance:

Next, Toni arranged us all, with the help of Trisha and Lynsey, to sing The Twelve Days of Blogging. We all had SO much fun with this and I'm sure you will enjoy listening to it... make sure you listen to the end (it is a little long) because it gets funnier as it goes along.....

Don't forget to visit all the bloggers who participated in this amazing video:

Thank you so much to Toni again for all her hard work on the videos and for the great graphics  - YOU ROCK, MOMMA!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Countdown to Christmas..... Nano and Mia's New Christmas Outfits

6 Days Until Christmas

We got all the babies new outfits for Christmas... actually we got them more than one each.  But you probably figured that out already if you know me. HaHa

Here are Nano and Mia in one of their outfits each, if you notice, the bow on Mia's dress matches the print on Nano's outfit. Too cute. =)

Hope your Christmas plans are going well..... Stay safe and sane.

Monday, December 17, 2012

National Day of Remembrance

Thank you to Carrian Cheney of the blog Sweet Basil for beginning this effort, and to Nike Peterson of the blog Nike Peterson Designs, for creating the beautiful graphic you see above.

The United Way of Western CT has set up a fund to help those affected by this terrible tragedy and if you would like to contribute to that fund, please head over to the United Way's Website.

Thank you for understanding my position. God bless you and your families. 

Countdown to Christmas..... The Landing Strip to Christmas in myNeighborhood

8 Days Until Christmas

I have showed you photos of the "Griswald House" around the corner from my house during the day, but now I'd like to share with you what that house and the entire street looks like at night with all the lights lit up. There are even candy canes along both sides of the street lit up making it look like a landing strip for Santa - on Christmas morning, you can see the sled tracks, hoof prints, foot prints up to the houses and even some reindeer droppings near the houses. =)

So tell me what you think... over the top, huh?

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Countdown to Christmas.... We've Finished Decorating the Outside of ourHouse

19 Days Until Christmas
Bill and I worked all afternoon today to finish decorating the outside of our house and we wanted to share our completed project with you. (Click on any photo to see the whole thing.)
Welcome to our home - and that is the ONLY kind of snowman that we like to see!

Mickey Mouse wants to welcome you, too - are you surprised to see him?

An overview of the entire front.

The deer we've had for years and named "John Steed" and "Emma Peel" (L to R)

Skating Minnie & Mickey Mouse - they get a lot of attention

Our first gifts  =)

This means a lot to us because it was Bill's when he was a little boy.
We have put it up every Christmas that we have been together.

I hope you are all having a great time putting up your decorations and you share them with me... please leave me a link so I can go check yours out and leave you a comment.

Stay safe and sane.....


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Countdown to Christmas.... The Dry Cleaners is Decorated!

20 Days Until Christmas
I went to the Dry Cleaners that Bill works at for a while the past couple of days so that I could help him decorate for Christmas. How do you think we did?

It's just a little tree, but it sure is pretty.
It will have gifts under it in a few days. =)

So, now all we have to do is finish our decorations at home! How are your decorations coming along? Leave me a link and I'll come over and take a look. I just LOVE Christmas decorations.
Be safe and sane.....

Monday, December 3, 2012

Countdown to Christmas..... It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmasin Celebration

21 Days Until Christmas!!

These are some photos I took during my walk with the doggies around the block near our house. I really love the way (most) of our neighbors decorate their houses at Christmas. It really looks beautiful at night with all the lights on. 

I really adore the soldier standing sentry on the porch on the 2nd floor.

This is our welcome mat - you'd never have guessed that, huh?

This is our front door, we had just begun to decorate, it looks much better with all the lights now.

This is the little tree at the dry cleaners where bill works, isn't it cute?

This is the house next door to the "Griswald House" - I think they have taken everything in stride. It looks adorable, without going overboard... I love the Santa and reindeer climbing up the front of the house - too cute!

Hope you enjoyed a view of some of the decorated houses in my neighborhood. I'll post our decorations when we are done with them, and I'll definitely post the "Griswald House" all lit up - or you can wait for the photos from the ISS. =)

Stay safe and sane.... <3

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