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How To Order Picture Perfect Christmas Cards | Featuring Shutterfly
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How To Order Picture Perfect Christmas Cards | Featuring Shutterfly

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is only two weeks away… Which means Christmas is right around the corner??!! Where has 2016 gone?! Since December is almost here, you know what that means… Time to order Christmas Cards! Every year I order our family Christmas Cards through Shutterfly because they have the biggest selection and I am always happy with their backgrounds, colors and options.  Their website is so user-friendly and within a few minutes you can have a picture perfect card.

How To Order Picture Perfect Christmas Cards | Featuring Shutterfly

If you’re not familiar with Shutterfly let me explain. Shutterfly is an online photo and personalization company that I have been using for over 12 years. Let’s just say I’m a big fan of Shutterfly!  Every November, with the click of a button, I upload my family photos into their website and create a unique and special Christmas Card to send out to my family and friends.

Shutterfly does an amazing job of coming out with new designs, creative photo layouts, well-thoughtout holiday taglines and colorful touches that make our holiday cards so beautiful; and this years selection does not disappoint!

Not only are the selections amazing, but so are the prices. Shutterfly always offers amazing discount codes and you get so much bang for your buck when you order through them online. (Keep reading… There are fabulous Shutterfly discounts at the end of this post – Your welcome!) Continue Reading


Christmas In July | New York Girls Trip RECAP

Don’t get me wrong, I love a good girls night out… but even better is a girls getaway! A few days to regroup, relax, let loose and just have fun.  No kid-talk, no kids, no diaper bags, no bottles and (sorry babe) no hubbies.  Just a good girlfriend to make memories with and explore, explore, explore!

My best friend is quite the world traveler so when the opportunity presented itself to jump on a plane and take a 5 day trip to NYC with her, I was gone in a New York minute.  We stayed in Time Square and hit just about every hot spot from The Empire State Building, Central Park, Columbus Circle, Bryant Park, Rockefeller Center and of course we ate and drank our way through every fancy restaurant and bar in the city.  We averaged 10 miles of walking every day and when we needed a break we hailed a cab and enjoyed the sites from an ol’ faithful NY cabby.  It truly was a best friend getaway I will never forget and I am so grateful that she knew just what this mama needed.  By the way, New York at Christmas time has got to be one of the most magical times to be in NYC.  The ice skating, the chilly peacoat weather, The Rockette’s show and Rockefeller center just come to life at Christmas time. Continue Reading


That’s A Wrap! Holiday Season 2015 {Recap}

Our holiday season was filled with family, fun memories and exciting events… but I must say I am still exhausted.  I feel like I am finally getting caught up on normal life and actually getting around to cleaning the house. Yikes! #thestruggleisreal 

 I took some time to look back on all of the fun we had with our two littles, and I am so thankful for our first holiday season as a family of four.  Enjoy a photo {recap} of some of our festive holiday memories. Continue Reading


Santa Success! Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!

Our visit to Santa was a success this year, well at least for one of my girls!  We adore the rustic Santa setup at Bass Pro Shop and have made it a holiday tradition to visit every December.  This is our 3rd year, and we were so glad to see it is still is the same authentic Jolly Old Saint Nick!  For the first time, Paisley happily walked right up to Santa and smiled for the camera with glee.  I think she finally realized that if you smile with Santa you receive a candy cane.  But, in true Wodiske girl fashion, poor little Payton was not a fan and is now following in Big Sister’s footsteps.  I guess that means in 2 years I will have both of my girls smiling on Santa’s lap.  Truthfully, I love the crying face and wouldn’t trade it for a smile! Continue Reading


SNOW – Much – Fun!

Last weekend we traveled to the mountains of Arizona to celebrate an early Christmas with our family.  We were able to experience the chilly Decem-BURRR weather and even find some snow!  We got all bundled up (my favorite!) had snowball fights and of course took many family snowfies.  It was Payton’s first experience with snow and she seemed to really enjoy it, or at least be mesmerized by it.  It was a highlight of our weekend and I had to share some of our snowy adventures! Continue Reading

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Eat, Drink & Be Merry | Christmas Themed Tablescapes

I don’t know about you but I love a beautiful & decked-out Christmas themed tables cape! I also know that I have an extreme dislike for hand-washing all of the crystal dishes after the meal.  This Christmas, I have decided to forgo dish washing altogether and ultimately lessen the stress of the day!  I came up with a creative, inexpensive and beautiful table set up, all of which will be easily thrown away after it’s use.  An easy clean up will allow for more quality time shared with my loved ones.

I have created a sample adult and kids table to show you just how easy it can be to  make your table look fantastic, while keeping everything disposable and easy on the clean up.  Simple little touches can go a long way and make your table special! Continue Reading


Reindeer Foot – Personalized Christmas Gift

Every year my daughter and I get crafty and make handmade gifts for all of the grandparents.  It is my way of teaching my girls that not all gifts need to be store bought, and the sentiment behind a homemade gift is extra special.

The gift we made last year went over so well that I wanted to share my easy tutorial with you.  If you are anything like me and you are still scrambling to find the perfect item to make, this is a great and easy option. Continue Reading


Christmas Light Displays & Crock Pot Potato Soup … The Perfect Combination

It’s truly is the most wonderful time of the year! Holiday events and Christmas light displays around every corner, there is nothing more magical!  With two small girls and FA-LA-LA-LA-LAmazing Arizona weather, there is nothing better than wondering around neighborhoods enjoying the sparkle of the season.  I love bundling up in scarfs and gloves, (with a warm latte in hand, of course) and sharing the joy of Christmas with my hubby and our girls.  But let’s be honest, by the time we all get home from our chilly adventure everyone is hangry!  I want to share with you my secret to enjoying a great night out and a peaceful and warm homecoming.  Thanks to Paula Deen’s Potato Soup recipe, we all can come home to a hot crock pot of heaven.  Literally, it is amazing!  This recipe is extremely simple, only a few ingredients and with the ease of crockpot cooking, we can let the crockpot do all of the heavy lifting while we are out making memories with our little ones.  Amen! Continue Reading