Today we are introducing you to a cool, new (and helpful!) service and kicking off a giveaway!
Tis’ the season of shopping online, sending gifts cross-country and the frustration of damaged, lost, or “I just missed the delivery!” of packages (am I right?). We can stop the shipping nightmare with this cool service — UPS My Choice. I recently had the pleasure of learning what new and exciting things the folks at UPS had been up to (who knew?) and I thought you might be interested as well.
UPS My Choice is helping you avoid the disappointment and hassle of missing a home delivery by letting YOU take control of all UPS deliveries. This ground-breaking service increases the likelihood of a successful delivery on the first attempt by providing delivery alerts, specific delivery time frames, reroute options, a visibility dashboard and electronic signature release – all by accessing ups.com through a computer or mobile phone. Cool right?
Can’t be home to sign for delivery? No problem! It frees you from worrying about when packages will arrive, where they will be left or what to do if they are not home to receive them.
To register for UPS My Choice or for more info, visit here (basic membership is free). And since you’ll be wanting to test out UPS My Choice, we are giving away a $50 AmEx gift card you can use for a little holiday shopping.
It’s fall and that means cool breezes and chilly nights. What I love about fall are the evenings — a warm fire and a hot dinner! Soup is a go-to this time of year and everyone in my family loves it. The best soups seem take half a day to simmer and cook … which can be fun, but for us there just isn’t a lot of time for that process. Good news! Bertolli has recently came out with a line of gourmet frozen soups that can be made in minutes but taste like you cooked them all day! Since we already love Bertolli’s pasta meals, I was pretty optimistic about trying these out. Yep – love them!
Soup can be a wonderful meal when it’s done right. Bertolli uses fresh ingredients in these delicious and easy-to-prepare meals. The restaurant-quality soups are full of crisp vegetables, cooked chicken or beef, and pasta that leaves you feeling satisfied. – Bertolli
Want to try them out yourself? Enter to win our Soup Tasting Giveaway!
This soup-tasting giveaway set includes:
2 Tasting Certificates for Bertolli Premium Meal Soup for 2(yum)
Stainless steel soup ladle(oooh it’s nice!)
Woven oval bread basket(gorgeous!)
Bertolli reusable freezer bag(it’s huge and comes in handy at the market!)
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One winner will be randomly selected, open to U.S. residents only. Giveaway ends Novemeber 13, 2011 at 11pm PST. *This is a sponsored post. Thoughtfully Simple may have received compensation and/or product however all opinions are those of your Hostess.
Are you ready to get your “DIY” on? We’ve got a great Silhouette GIVEAWAY for you!
I am always looking for new way to make my own paper crafts, party decor, favors, and anything else I can create to pull together a party theme. So when Silhouette reached out asking if I wanted to test their cutting machine, I got just a tad bit excited. Within five minutes I had it set up and had created my first project!
I can’t wait to share more creations (coming soon!). Here are some cool things you can make with your Silhouette:
All the above projects can be found on the Silhouette blog. Check it our for loads of cool inspiration and tutorials! Cupcake wrappers, toppers, favor bags, cards, even home decor — the possibilities are endless! You can even make temporary tattoos — YES tattoos! I am thinking some cute party themed tattoos would go over great with kids at the next party I plan.
Want to win your own Silhouette? *We also have a GREAT offer for Thoughtfully Simple readers (see bottom of post!)
Enter To Win:*Contest CLOSED
Do one or all of the following for extra entries. Be sure to leave a comment here letting us know each you did!
1. Leave a comment below telling us what you would like to make using your Silhouette
So you have that perfect photo…. the ONE that will be sent out to all of your friends and family in your Christmas card. You have the photo, now you just need that perfect card, right? Definitely check out Photo Card Creations. This year, they have expanded their holiday card selections and have many great modern designs. I am really digging these shaped cards that double as holiday ornaments, check them out!
The folks over at Photo Card Creations really know how to make your precious photos POP! They have many card designs to choose from. You are bound to find that perfect Christmas card or Hanukkah Card.
If you still need to find that perfect card, you are in luck! We are giving one lucky reader a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to http://www.photocardcreations.com. Simple visit their selection of holiday cards and leave a comment sharing which one is the “perfect” one for you.
One entry per person. Winner will be randomly selected and notified via email. The winner has 7 days to respond. Contest ends Friday November 19, 2010 at 10 pm PST.
The holidays are fast approaching and it’s time to start planning your Holiday soirees! Get a head start and order your holiday invitations now. Here are a couple fabulous holiday party invitations fresh off the press from Minted. Remember their holiday invitations I raved about last year? Well, Minted has many more great designs to choose from this year.
Not planning a holiday party this year? You can still enjoy Minted’s fresh designs. They have a wonderful selection of Christmas cards. Here are a couple of my favorites:
I suggest you keep Minted in mine while you are browsing for that fabulous holiday invite or those perfect holiday cards.