Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Shutterfly Christmas Cards

Christmas is my favorite holiday of the year.  During the holiday season, I love to send Christmas cards to my family and friends.  My husband says that I send too many out.  I don’t agree with him.  Christmas cards are my way of letting everyone know that I am thinking about them during the holiday season.  Since we started a family, they are also my way of showing family and friends, who don't get to see them, how much the girls have grown in the last year.   I also love getting Christmas cards from these same people.  It’s always a good time to open a card and see how much families have changed over the last year.

When a sorority sister and friend blogged that Shutterfly is giving 50 free Christmas cards to bloggers, I emailed her for the details.  I had recently received their mailer, about Christmas cards and Christmas gift ideas, and was already thinking about what I would like to do this year.  We had a family photo taken on Thanksgiving to use with our cards this year even before this, so I'm excited. 

Here are my favorite Christmas cards in no particular order:

I’m also considering photo books as gifts for the grandparents this year as well as making a calendar for my husband.  He really liked that idea, now to figure out a style to use and the pictures to go in it.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Review - When Character Was King: A Story of Ronald Reagan

When Character Was King: A Story of Ronald Reagan

When Character Was King: A Story of Ronald Reagan by Peggy Noonan

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Have you ever read a book and wanted to meet a character from it? Well, after reading this book, I really wish that I had had a chance to meet Ronald Reagan at some point.

Ronald Reagan is the first president that I have clear memories of, although I do have a vague recollection of Jimmy Carter. So many historic events happened under Ronald Reagan's watch and it was interesting to read about his thought process and how his character shaped his actions while in office.

I've heard Ronald Reagan referred to as one of the greatest presidents of our times and I have to agree. I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to others.

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Review - Nefertiti: The Book of the Dead

Nefertiti: The Book of the Dead (Rai Rahotep, #1)

Nefertiti: The Book of the Dead by Nick Drake

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

What can I say? I wasn't that impressed with this book. I had a hard time reading it because it really didn't catch my interest as I thought that it would.

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Review - The Camel Club

The Camel Club (Camel Club, #1)
The Camel Club by David Baldacci

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I'd seen this book sitting at my parents for a while, but never picked it up and read it. Once I did, I really enjoyed it.

The characters and storyline were well written and kept my interest. The Camel Club is about four men, who are all current or former government employees, who all have special skills that they have use while they study conspiracy theories, current events around the world and the actions that the government is taking. They witness a murder and are convinced that it was government sanctioned so they begin their own investigation into the murder. The subplots of the story were interesting and added some twists that I wasn't expecting.

I'm looking forward to reading more of this series.

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