Monday, November 14, 2011

Naughty or Nice? Santa's 2011 Holiday Gift Guide

Naughty or Nice? 
Santa’s 2011 Holiday Gift Guide
Santa is a generous giver and this year we have some great suggestions for your entire family to add to your list for the Jolly Old Man.  Have you been good this year? I hope you have.  Below is a fabulous gift suggestion for everyone in your family.

FOR MAMA:  The Card Cache – This gift is a no-brainer to ALL of the women in your life. The Card Cache is arguably the one item they will use more than any other next year.  And a big bonus is that the price range is a low $10 - $20. Stay in style and organized with this cute cable to hold all of your gift & reward cards.  And if you are giving gift cards to teachers, neighbors, and Bunco friends you should definitely sweeten the gift card with The Card Cache – it is sure to be a big hit.  Don’t forget to ask Santa for yours too!

FOR DADDY:  Dad’s are undoubtedly hard to shop for but this year we’ve got you covered.  Aly Dahl Designs makes this very manly yet sentimental Dog Tag stamped with your children’s  fingerprints and names.  They are beautiful and timeless.  Price is $275 and yes, he will wear it with pride!  Shop now & save 10% with code: iliketosave10  Expires Dec. 31.

FOR PRINCESS:   Your Princess will know just how important she is with this adorable Name MeaningCanvas by Crazy for Stripes.  These colorful canvases showcase your child’s name and the meaning of their name – sure to make any little girl feel special and important!  Can be found on for $23.95 & use this 15%off coupon code: GIFTS328

FOR YOUR ASTRONAUT:  Your little man will soar to new heights with Hape’s Discovery Spaceship & LiftOff Rocket.  This is the Barbie doll mansion for BOYS!!! Price is $129 and totally worth every penny.  

FOR SNUGGLE BABY:  Santa will make your little snuggle bunny totally adorable with these cute knitted beanies by Taylor Joelle.  They even have newborn beanies and at a price of only $14.99 it won’t break Santas piggy bank.

FOR COUPLES IN LOVE: – Boy Meets Girl and Say I Love You pillowcases  - - Completely adorable designs and such a sweet gift.   I’m in love with these fun pillowcases and you will be too. Prices range from $32 - $36 and they even make Bodypillow cases!

And of course we want to let you know that the i like book for kids and couples make very special gifts and are available on our website or  To learn more about these special books and why they are so popular visit us at:
In addition, on 11/21/2011 for only 6 hours (4pm to 10pm) we will be selling our NEW children's illustrated book 'i like you... i really do' on for practically FREE. Put it on your calendar now & stock up for all the little ones in your life!

I wish you all a beautiful holiday season filled with giggles ,surprises and happy memories.  Please join the i like book on Facebook to enjoy our Freebie Fridays, fun dialogue with mamas, and insider information about upcoming deals & discounts.  

Seasons Greetings,

*This blog contains my very own ideas & copy. I was not compensated for any of my gift suggestions.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Take A Seat & Let Green Chair Photography Make You Look Fabulous!

Have you ever gotten to holiday time and realized that you have to thumb through all your old snapshots from earlier in the year to find a picture that will ‘do’ for your Holiday Cards?  Professional photos make the holidays so easy & I’m not just talking about having FABULOUS  Holiday Cards.  A fun photo shoot will give you instant gift ideas when you take the digital images to sites like Shutterfly, Snapfish & Tiny Prints, and MyPublisher.  You can make calendars, personalized mugs, collage photos, canvas wraps & so much more.  This year my family was lucky enough to find Erin with Green Chair Photography. 

Let me jump to the fun stuff.  I gave Erin some suggestions of what kind of location we would like and she took care of everything.  All we had to do was show up.  The location she choose was so cool because there were wild chickens, roosters, hay bales & rail road tracks.  My kids were in heaven!  I have 2 young boys who can definitely be camera shy with a new person but Erin put them right at ease and they were giggling in no time.  I was so impressed by her ease and 'eye' for capturing great shots.  It really takes a special person to be able to see the big picture - no pun intended =).

 I asked Erin how Green Chair Photography got its name.  Erin said she noticed that she used a lot of chairs for her props and many were green and quickly became known as Green Chair Photography.  Very fitting & yes, she did bring a cool green box as a prop to our shoot which we sat and stood on.
The photo shoot felt fun, easy and my boys started really hamming it up by the end. Erin suggested they give her some silly faces and that was so much fun.  The pictures we received  were fabulous and it’s obvious she loves taking pictures because it’s very natural to her.
Green Chair Photography is located in Parker, Colorado & services the entire Denver metro area.  Right now they are offering fantastic holiday specials but you need to get on the calendar quickly. Let her know the i like book sent you and enjoy your very special photo shoot.   You will definitely want to book Green Chair Photography year after year; I know that I will!
**Holiday mini-session available for $60  with 5-8 Christmas themed pictures. Good until Dec.4th** 

Here is the little "story" Erin was kind enough to share:

"My first memories of my interest in photography came around the age of 6. A plastic Holly Hobbie camera was used to capture my pet cats in every corner of our house. At age 10, I noticed my baby sister lazily draped over the metal arm of her stroller with a quirky smile and a string of drool. I knew I had to capture that moment before it was gone. As a teenager, other kids were saving their money for concert tickets and clothes. I spent most of my money on camera equipment. Growing up in Hawaii, I admired the beauty of my island home and caught it on film whenever possible. I took my camera to school, the beach and to family events and today it is still a major accessory to my being. 
I am a mom of two boys and three dogs and they keep my camera constantly clicking. I love to travel, experiencing different cultures and scrapbooking. I was encouraged by family and friends to do more with my love of photography. Pursue my passion that I had ignored for so long. Here is where I am today in search of new faces and new places to photograph. To capture a smile, a laugh, a look, a celebration or an expression to remember forever, is the greatest gift of all. I hope to have the chance to capture those moments for you and your family."

*you may click through on the above link to learn more about Green Chair Photography or email directly at
**Holiday mini-session available for $60  with 5-8 Christmas themed pictures. Good until Dec.4th**