Monthly Archives: November 2014

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday you guys!  I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving!  Here are my five faves for this week:  

1.  The Rockettes.  I am actually pre-posting this bit of glittery deliciousness because I am going to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular today with my bestie and our kiddos.  One of my hubby’s friends dates a Rockette so she is going to give us a backstage tour after the show!  I am pretty excited!

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2.  I See Me! Personalized Children’s Books.  This is my favorite gift for a child.  I reviewed them the other day and I am seriously in love.  It may just be because I love to read and my daughter loves to read but having a book with yourself as the main character rocks.  You can enter to win one using the Rafflecopter widget below: 

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3.  Black Friday.  I dont shop on Black Friday because the other shoppers scare the bejesus out of me and I dont like to wait on lines.  I do partake on online sales though and the hubs and I are going to be buying a snowblower today!  

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 4.  Leftovers!  I LOVE me some Thanksgiving leftovers!  MMMmmmmmm!

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 5.  Christmas Decor.  Now that Thanksgiving is over it is officially the HOLIDAY SEASON!  I cant wait to decorate the house this weekend!  Woo hoo!  I am a little nervous about Jeter (who I have nicknamed El Diablo Gato for his craziness) and how he will behave with the tree. 

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!  xoxo

P.S. Did any of you spot us in the parade?

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Dear Friends, 

This is my first Thanksgiving post on A Little Glitter and I want you to know that one of things I am so thankful for this year is you.  I never anticipated the witty, hilarious, intelligent, kind people I would meet as a result of starting ALG and I so so happy to know you all.  I hope that you enjoy your day surrounded by family and friends and eat many delicious things!  

I am going to be marching in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC with my family, my best friend and her family and my heart is BURSTING with joy.  I feel like the luckiest person alive.  

If you watch the parade today, keep your eyes peeled for us!  We will be walking alongside the Cracker Jack float.  

KidzCanDesign – Great Gift Idea!

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 As a blogger I am approached by Companies that want me to feature their products on A Little Glitter pretty often.  The majority of the time I politely decline because it is not something I would buy, it doesn’t fit in with my target demographic or honestly sometimes the stuff they are shilling is weird.  In the case of Kidz Can Design I knew this was a fabulous idea and I couldn’t wait to share it with you.  

I think I have mentioned in the past that my hubby can be pretty tough to shop for.  He wont give me a Christmas list (even though I give him a super-detailed one for myself that is a mile long) and insists he doesn’t want anything.  Obviously, I am still going to get him some presents so I have to wing it and come up with things on my own.  

When Kidz Can Design approached me to do a review, I checked out their website immediately and I was really impressed.  I realized that this would be a great product to make for my own husband from our daughter for Christmas.  

The concept is fabulous.  Your child makes a drawing, you take a picture of it and upload it to the website and from there you can have it put onto necklaces, bracelets, charms or (in my hubby’s case) a key chain.  You can also use a photo of your child.

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This cute face wrote a little blurb for my hubby last night. 

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I took the above photo with my iPhone and uploaded it to the site.  The whole process took about five minutes and it should be at my house in two to three weeks.  

I will post an update when I get my package.  I cant wait to check it out in person!  

Do you guys have any personalized gift ideas for the men in your life that are difficult to shop for?

I See Me! Personalized Children’s Books Review {+a GIVEAWAY!!}

I See Me! Personalized Books

Good morning lovelies!  I have something happening today that I am pretty excited about!  I mentioned previously that I met a representative from I See Me! Personalized Children’s Books at the Momtrends event I attended a few weeks ago.  I learned all about their products and LOVED the concept!  I immediately ordered one for my little nephew.  He is almost two and OBSESSED with all things transportation.  He is a bananas for anything relating to cars, trucks or trains so when I spotted the Speedster book on their site I knew it would be the perfect present for him.  His Mom is a librarian and a huge reader (like myself) so I know she will love this gift also.

The I See Me! website is very easy to navigate.  You begin the process by locating a topic that will appeal to the recipient.  There are princesses, pirates, farmers, books about letters, birthdays, becoming a big brother/sister, etc.  After you select one, you click through to a screen where you insert information about the child into various labeled boxes.  If you are not sure you can skip it.  You can also add a photo of them to make the book even more special!

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The best part is that the turnaround time is only two weeks!  I got the one I ordered for my nephew sooner than that.  When it came in the mail I was so excited that I ripped it right open and I could not be happier with how it turned out!

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Even Jeter approved – which is shocking because he is EXTREMELY selective with his reading material!

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 The team over at I See Me! has offered to give a certificate to one lucky ALG reader so they can make their favorite boy or girl a personalized book just in time for the Holidays AND they are providing everyone with free shipping using the code ALITTLEGLITTER!  You can enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.  Good luck!  xx

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Weekending!

Happy Monday Loves!  

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These last few days in my little blogging World have been exciting and exasperating all at the same time.  On Friday my website went down.  My host’s server crashed and despite many angry phone calls and tweets to said host it still took them TEN HOURS to get it back working.  My email was also down during that time.  I felt totally helpless, cut off and extremely frustrated.  (These are nice ways of saying that internally I was in a murderous rage and wanted to go the office of this Company, grab whatever idiot was not working hard enough to the problem by the shoulders and shake them repeatedly.) 

Needless to say I am in the process of switching to a new and more reliable provider as we speak.  Lesson learned.   

Also, in blogging news – I got to work with my favorite photographer and take some amazing blogiversary pics yesterday!  I cant wait to share them with you!  I went full Vanna White and they are ahmazzzzzzzing. 

After all the blogging dramz on Friday night had subsided I joined my hubby for a cooking class called Appetite for Seduction.  I want to give him props because we have been together for many moons and he still makes the effort to plan cool activities for us to do.  I must admit though that the name gave me pause.  I Googled it to confirm it was not some weird swingers class.  It actually gets great Yelp reviews and I totally understand why.  He planned this activity as a surprise and it was SO MUCH FUN.  There were six couples taking the class in total so it was very intimate and by the end I felt as though I had known them all for years.  Everything we made was delicious and our instructor, Bonnie, was so knowledgeable and intelligent.  We loved the class so much and are planning to take another one soon with some of our friends.  If you are in the NYC area and looking for a fun activity to share with your partner you should look into this.    

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Saturday morning looked like this:

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Then we headed out to Long Island to attend a Friendsgiving party hosted by these two adorable folks.

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 It was a potluck and everyone brought something delish.  After dinner, we all split into teams and played Minute to Win It type games that were hilarious!  They were the best hosts and you could tell they put so much effort into the small details.  I had a really great time and cant wait for next year!

Sunday was hectic.  I got all gussied up and took my Blogiversary pics then I did a quick change and got our holiday photos knocked out.  Here is a picture of T and afterwards.  We were all smiled out.

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This weekend was pretty busy but a lot of fun.  I love these posts because I get to go through the pictures of the last couple of days and they always make me smile.