{i love snail mail}

Guess what came in the mail today...

I just love getting mail...so long as it isn't bills. I was super excited to see our Shutterfly Christmas cards. I knew they'd be good, but they are awesome! I love how they look but I am not going to lie, I am super impressed with the quality of the paper the card was printed on. Absolutely amazing. We did Wal-Mart cards last year and they were okay, they were printed on photo paper. These are serious Christmas Cards, not like I could make at home. I am in love, I almost don't want to sent these pretty puppies out!
If you saw me post on Twitter you may be surprised there are no furbabies in the Christmas pic, well that is because it had been raining and we literally had 3 hours of sun that entire day. There was no way I was bathing and primping Miss Ellie only to let her run through the mud 10 minutes later. That out of the way the temperature dropped suddenly. I had planned for a short sleeve v-neck {pictured}, oh was I ever mistaken. Jeremy had seemingly appeared to agree to the photo op but later backed the heck out. This then took 1 1/2 hours to get him to agree to drive out to the Indian Village to take the pic.

All said and done I am super happy with out cards, even though I froze my tush off taking the picture. I am most certainly ordering Christmas cards through Shutterfly next year, I don't think I could stand to any less than their awesome quality next year if I was dead broke and having to give plasma to buy Christmas cards. 

I hope all of you will check out Shutterfly this year and buy some of their amazing holiday products!

Shutterfly Holiday Cards

If you are anything like me you love getting holiday cards in the mail. There are a lot of things I don't like about the holidays, but picture cards have been my favorite for years. When we did our wedding album {with pics off our camera} we chose to do it through Shutterfly because they had such reasonable prices, and there stuff was super cute. Okay, maybe Jeremy didn't use the words super cute when the album came in the mail, but you get the point. So this year as I have started my, now yearly, begging of the "please take a Christmas pic so we can do picture cards" has begun I started looking at the Shutterfly site and noticed several cards I am considering to use, even though the only household members willing to take a Christmas picture are the furbabies. But that won't stop me, I already told Jeremy if the picture is only me and the dogs I will write at the bottom...not pictured: Jeremy-aka Scrooge {like in year books haha}. All that being said here are my top five favorite cards for this year from the Shutterfly site:
All of these awesome cards came from the Stationary Holiday Cards section and you can get it to by following this link: http://www.shutterfly.com/cards-stationery

After making you Christmas cards you might want a desktop calendar {which I live by}, they have great ones here: http://www.shutterfly.com/calendars/desk-calendars

Finally, I thought these were just too cool. I have never seen people do New Year's cards...but I just may be after seeing the ones here: http://www.shutterfly.com/cards-stationery/new-years-cards

If you are a blogger and would like to participate in the 50 free cards go here: http://bit.ly/sfly2010

BlogHer's Big Deal

I have a wonderful deal for all of my readers! Head on over to my main page and scroll down. On the right side of my blog is a banner for BlogHer's Big Deal, click it. Once you click it you will go to a page that gives you an option to buy now, click that too. It will then take you to a registration page for Haute Look where you will receive great deals on designer clothing, furniture, and accessories! You can even refer friends to receive $10 towards your account! Plus everyone that registers helps out my blog big time. 

So go check it out and register for BlogHer's Big Deal!


Welcome to the Louisiana Bride Giveaway page! I will be posting giveaways and reviews on this site so please stay tuned. I will update on my main blog and twitter when I post a new giveaway.