Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Willow House

Meet Sylvia Joy.  Sylvia is a consultant for Willow House.

Willow House is a direct sales company that offers products related to home decorating, holiday decorating, entertaining, and organizational solutions. They feature a full product catalog with a multitude of stylish products that will give your home the makeover that you desire as well as a new line of Sarah Blaine jewelry.

Willow House strongly believes in a philosophy of simply good design for our extensive product line. A well-designed product is something that will last, passing from one generation to the next. And it should make you happy each time you use it – in fact, each time you look at it. Good design should be accessible and affordable, because the days of fussy and overpriced products are gone forever.

I received this beautiful Filigree Iron Candelabra to review, but I soon found that with a little imagination, this could be a very versatile piece.  It would make a lovely addition to your mantle or as a centerpiece for family gatherings.  You could easily add a spray of flowers or perhaps some ornaments to the base for a completely different look.  If you're serving buffet style instead, try adding small plates on each tier and filling with delicious cookies or snacks.  Or add some small bowls and fill them with condiments.  The possibilities are endless.

Thank you Sylvia for introducing me to Willow House and for the beautiful candelabra.  It will make a beautiful addition to my holiday table.

Visit Sylvia on Facebook and her Willow House website.

Disclaimer:  I received free product to review, all opinions are my own.

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Winter Wonderland Camp

Are you wondering how you're going to ward off winter break boredom for the kiddos?

Why not enroll them in the Emerald City Theatre School Winter Wonderland Camp!

Kids can enroll in two different week long Winter Wonderland Camp sessions over the holidays, geared towards children ages three and a half through ten. 

Campers will explore different characters and environments of the holiday season through acting, music, dance, storytelling, crafts and more. Each session ends with an invitation to family, friends and relatives visiting for the holiday for a final presentation on the last day of camp. Limited spaces available. Register today!
This year's Winter Wonderland Musical Camp has two sessions and families can register for one or both.

Two sessions: December 26-30, 2011 and January 2-6, 2012.

For Ages 3.5-5: Half Day AM Camps, Monday-Friday, 9-12pm
Cost: $225
Location: Emerald City Theatre School, 2933 N. Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
Final presentation on the last day for family and friends.

For Ages 6-10: Full Day Camps Available from 9:00-3:00
Cost: $450
Location: TBD
Final presentation on the last day for family and friends.

To register call 773-529-2690 or visit

Named the "Best Theatre Camp for Kids" by Chicago Magazine, The Emerald City Theatre School provides children with world-class training that focuses on important life skills to creatively face the world. The Theatre School offers diverse programming for ages 3.5 to 13. Classes are offered in Fall and Spring and Birthday Parties are available all year round. Summer Camp (on sale January 3, 2012) occurs June through August every summer. Emerald City also creates unique After School programs, In-School Residencies, and Teacher Professional Development for schools in the Chicagoland area. School partners include: Alcott Elementary, Nettelhorst Elementary School, and Lycee Francais Chicago.
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Sam's Club and Chex Mix Giveaway

How about putting a modern spin on holiday cookie baking?

Think Chex Mix for a delicious and savory twist.

Did you know that several Chex Party Mix recipes can be made in just 15 minutes and Sam´s Club stores provide you with everything needed?  In fact, with all of the extra prep time being saved, you´ll be able to spend more time mingling with your guests this year than working in the kitchen.

Mix it up using these mouth-watering Chex recipe cards including Chex Pumpkin Pie Crunch and Hot Buttered Yum Chex Mix and be sure to check out Sam´s Club, your one stop Chex spot that has everything you need.

Enter to win a prize pack containing:

  • One $25 Sam´s Club gift card
  • One box of Chex cereal

  • Just leave a comment telling me which yummy new Chex Mix recipe your family might enjoy most.

    For extra entries:

    Like Look It's Megryansmom on FaceBook and leave a comment here that you did.
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    Be sure to leave an email in your comment so I have a way to reach you.  Winner will be chosen on December 14, 2011 and notified by email.

     Disclosure: The Sam´s Club gift card, information, and giveaway have been provided by Sam´s Club, Chex Party Mix and General Mills through MyBlogSpark.
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    Tuesday, November 29, 2011

    Add Charm to Your Garden

    Decorative arbors in your yard are a wonderful focal point for your landscaping. Whether the arbors are covered with flowering vines, lights or both, they are a striking addition to your property.

    Garden arbors create a charming transition from yard to garden, sidewalk to home or as an accent over your garden path.  An arbor can create a grand entrance into your garden as well.

    You'll definitely want to consider the type of plants you'll be growing on it if any.  If you're going to grow heavy plants on it, you'll need a sturdy arbor to support those plants.  With a large selection of both wooden and vinyl arbors available you should have no trouble finding a beautiful addition to your garden.

    Disclaimer:  Links were provided, opinions are my own.
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    Sweet Chocolate Gifts From See's

    It is my opinion that you just can't go wrong when gifting chocolate.  It's my go to gift when I'm in a pinch for a last minute hostess gift.  It's also a much loved gift when I am the recipient.

    For business owners See's Custom Logo Boxes are a great way to express your appreciation, help introduce a new product or service, build brand loyalty, and so much more.

    See's has an assortment of chocolate gifts perfect for every gift giving occasion.  With over 200 stores located in the West, See's has a reputation for friendly old fashioned service. Now just in time to spread holiday cheer, for those of us who prefer online shopping, See's offers free shipping on select gift packs.

    Disclaimer:  Links were provided, opinions are my own.
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    Monday, November 28, 2011

    BK Crown Program

    There's a new program at Burger King built to inspire every kid´s imagination and encourage kids to help choose how BK gives back, brings families together to enjoy not just a meal but a mealtime experience.
    • The BK CROWN Program comes in a fully interactive Kids Meal box. Sitting atop each box is a newly redesigned BURGER KING crown, because every kid deserves to be treated like royalty at BURGER KING! With crowns on their heads, kids can dive into the box, taking it apart, playing fun games and activities that challenge their minds, inspire their imagination and engage with the whole family.
    • With the BK CROWN Program, Burger King Corporation invites kids to tell BURGER KING what matters to them most. BKC has established a fund to help support the Wildlife Conservation Society, National Parks Conservation Association, and Have It Your WayTM Foundation. By visiting, kids learn how BKC´s charitable partners make a difference. Upon entering BK CROWN Codes and clicking on their favorite cause, each kid´s vote helps BK choose which charity to give back to.
    • The fun doesn´t end at the restaurant; the BK CROWN Program experience lives on at where kids can place their vote for how BKC should give back, as well as find more games, win prizes and enjoy interactive play.
    • Also at BURGER KING, for just $9.99 your family can enjoy the "BKTM Family Bundle" which includes a WHOPPER sandwich, WHOPPER JR. sandwich., two small fries, two small soft drinks and a Kids Meal. Now that´s a deal worth getting together for! Limited time only. Price and participation vary. Prices higher in HI. 

    I'd like you to head over to the nearest participating BURGER KING restaurant with your family for the new BK CROWN Program, so I'm offering one winner an awesome prize package of a $25 BURGER KING Crown Card to purchase a kids meal featuring the BK CROWN Program.  Just leave a comment answering this question...What part of the BK CROWN Program would your child like most and which charity would they pick to help BK choose how to give back to and why?

    For extra entries:

    Like Look It's Megryansmom on FaceBook and leave a comment here that you did.
    Follow Megryansmom on Twitter 

    Be sure to leave an email in your comment so I have a way to reach you.  Winner will be chosen on December 12, 2011 and notified by email.

    Disclosure: The BK CROWNTM/MC Program prize pack, information and coupon have been provided by Burger King Corporation through MyBlogSpark.
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