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Weekend Recap: Cleaning and Party time

on November 20, 2012

This weekend was a blur!  So much to do!  First things first, though, I have to show you where we found our Elf on the Shelf Saturday morning:

He was playing Legos all night long.  This freaked out my 7-year old.  He wanted to know how he could carry the legos downstairs.

Then we went to drop off our Operation Christmas Child box.

samaritan's purse

Hubby was hunting so I had the kids by myself.  So I put them to work.  I made the 7-year old clean his room while the 2-year old helped me bake.  (Notice the same cheesy smile in every picture).

I spent most of the day Saturday cleaning the house getting ready for a “girls party” at my house.  It took me 2 hours to scrub every surface in the kitchen.  This is the cleanest this kitchen has been in a really long time …. probably since before we had kids.  🙂

I was selected to host a Snapfish House Party.  Have you guys ever heard of House Party??  I signed up with them over a year ago after a friend of mine hosted a party.  I’ve applied to host lots of parties but not been approved until now.  Basically, if you are selected to host a party, you agree to show off the products (whatever it may be) and in return they send you free products.  Well, I was finally selected as a host for a Snapfish party.  I could not have been more thrilled.  I love Snapfish.

As a host, I was able to create my own 50-page hardcover photo book for FREE!!  I also got a box of Christmas cards for FREE!!  And all my guests got coupon codes for discounts on their books or cards.

I always love planning a party, simply for the food:

Mini quiche with broccoli

Zucchini Brownies and Protein Oat Balls

And wine, of course

We ended up talking the whole time rather than making photo books, but we still had fun.  And I am very grateful to House Party and Snapfish!!

being silly with the props Snapfish sent us

On Sunday I was so tired from all the festitivies the day before to do much of anything.  I did manage to get in a 3-mile walk in my neighborhood, though.  It was a beautiful day!!  Only 4 more days til the Thanksgiving 8k race.  I’m getting excited.

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2 responses to “Weekend Recap: Cleaning and Party time

  1. Woo! Nice looking spread u got there!! Good luck on the 8K and Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. […] were a huge hit at my party on Saturday.  And an even bigger hit with my kids!!  I’m thrilled, of course, that I found a way to […]

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