Monday, December 19, 2011

Making my life easier with Marie Callenders!

I like to keep my life simple. Some days I cut corners by condensing trips into town, I bring the garbage out on my way out the door instead of doing it mid-day, and sometimes I save time and energy by making a mostly already prepared dinner for the family.

Marie Callenders is one of the brands that I've turned to from time to time to keep dinnertime easy. The pot pies from Marie Callenders are some of my favorites, and I love that the kids actually eat them too! They're picky, so finding something that they like makes me a happy mom! I've made pot pies from scratch, and they're good, but time consuming. Marie Callenders are a great standby for when I'm not feeling like putting in the effort into from-scratch cooking. Varieties like the standard chicken, turkey and beef, also more elaborate tastes like mushroom, parmesean, honey roasted chicken or cheesy chicken, all are definitely sure to please! The biggest perk, with so many varieties? They're all still preservative free!

I've also turned to some of Marie Callenders other items besides pot pies to make life easier, I've been a fan of the complete meals and dessert pies for quite some time now!


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Feed It Forward from

Believe it or not, right now, you still have 11 days left to send FREE gift certificates from! came up with their Feed It Forward program in 2008, making it easier on everyone to give gifts in times that are hard. With Feed It Forward, you can give up to 40 $10 gift certificates per day, through December 25th.

Personally, I'm looking forward to sending a certificate to my great aunt out on Cape Cod. I got the email two days ago that her husband was laid off, and hopefully this is something that can bring a little smile to her face for a moment. Unfortunately, my great aunt is not the minority, and there are lots more families out there with layoffs this holiday season.
I have 10 $10 certificate codes that I'd like to pass on to 10 of you!! No strings or ties with this one, just leave a comment that you'd like one! First 10 commenters will get one! Make sure you have valid contact information!

Thank you to for bringing this great program around again and offering up $43 million over the past three holiday seasons with Feed It Forward!!


Holiday Gift Guide:: Glam it up with Charm Factory!

This is now the second year that I've been able to work with Charm Factory for the Holiday Gift Guide. Once again, I am so impressed and absolutely LOVE the bracelet they sent my way!

This year we're showing off the European Bead bracelets that are available from Charm Factory. This style bracelet has gained so much popularity recently and more and more companies are coming out with them. Charm Factory allows you to pick up one of their designed bracelets, or you can browse through their huge selection and design your own. I have to say the glass lampwork beads are my favorite!

Aside from the European Bead bracelets, Charm Factory has a charm for absolutely everyone you know... even those hard to shop for people! I think that their recovery charms and awareness charms are a beautiful way to celebrate somebody's accomplishments or what they have overcome.

You can still order in time for holiday delivery! Order by the 20th and use priority shipping, or UPS next day air if you order by the 21st.

Wanna win a European Bead bracelet from Charm Factory? Look at their selections, which one would you pick? Let me know in the comments! (Don't worry, you can change your mind of which one you want if you win!!) My favorite is the red and yellow one!

Extra Entries??

This giveaway will accept entries until 11:59 pm on Sunday, December 18th. Winner will be drawn with and emailed. Winner must reply within 24 hours to winning email or a new winner will be drawn. Please make sure that your email is accessible, whether in the comment or a blogger profile, cause if I cant contact you, how can you win?


Holiday Gift Guide:: Game time with Cars 2!!

I love games that incorporate my kids favorite characters and the crew from Cars is some of their favorites! Lil' Buddy absolutely LOVES Mater and has been playing the Cars 2 game for the Wii non-stop! This is one of the few "kids" games that I've been able to get into with him.

Inspired by the upcoming Disney·Pixar animated film, Cars 2: The Video Game lets players jump into the Cars 2 universe with some of their favorite Cars personalities in exotic locations around the globe. Play as Mater, Lightning McQueen, and other brand new characters as players train to become world-class spies in the international training center - C.H.R.O.M.E. (Command Headquarters for Recon Operations and Motorized Espionage). Take on dangerous missions, compete to become the fastest racecar in the world, or use spy skills in exciting, action-packed combat racing and battle arenas. Players can race against friends and family in either single or multiplayer modes with up to four players to unlock challenging new tracks, characters, events and thrilling spy missions.

Game Features
  • Choose from more than 20 different characters, such as Mater, Lightning McQueen and the newly introduced Finn McMissile and Holley Shiftwell, and train to become world class spies
  • Participate in simulated hazardous missions using high-tech gadgets
  • Perform maneuvers only Cars characters can do, such as backwards driving, air tricks, sidestepping to avoid obstacles, two-wheel driving and more
With Cars 2 on the Wii, Buddy's been having a great time trying to do the tricks and figure out how to beat the levels. He's only 3, and I think its a little too advanced for him. Boug has actually mastered quite a few of the tricks though, and she's even been able to teach me a thing or two!

You can snag Cars 2 for the Wii and other gaming platforms on and still get it in time for Christmas. As long as you order before Monday the 19th, you can use their FREE SUPER SAVER SHIPPING! Even cooler, is you can also order a Finn McMissle racing wheel or a Lightening McQueen racing wheel to make your racing experience complete!


Friday, December 9, 2011

Holiday Gift Guide:: Canvas People shipped in time for Christmas!!

You can snag your choice of 2 canvases from the Canvas People and if you order by December 10th, they'll be shipped and arrive by Christmas!! These make great unique gifts for people!

CanvasPeople .com is offering beautiful 11x14 canvas for only $27 This Includes Shipping!!
Order by Midnight December 10th to Guarantee Arrival before Christmas

CanvasPeople .com is offering beautiful 16x20 canvas for only $37 This Includes Shipping!!
Order by Midnight December 10th to Guarantee Arrival before Christmas


Thursday, December 8, 2011

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Holiday Gift Guide:: Personalized books from I See Me!!

I've always been such a huge fan of personalized items, I just think that they have so much more feeling behind them then most of the items you just pull off of a shelf. I See Me! has some of the most adorable books to personalize that I've seen around.

I was lucky enough to get a book for my best friends son for Christmas. This is baby Ace's first Christmas and her baby shower was book themed, so it only seemed right to get him an awesome book for Christmas. The board book that I See Me! personalized for him and sent our way is absolutely stunning! I know its going to hold up to a rough baby playing with it and drooling on it. The illustrations are bright and colorful, perfect for the little guy receiving it!

They offer books for all age ranges, everything from "My First Christmas" books to types like "My Very Own Fairytale Storybook" that is better for the kids a little older. They even have a "My Hanukkah Bear" book for those of you who celebrate Hanukkah.

You can snag great deals and promotions from I See Me! just by "liking" them on Facebook! Head on over and do so now!

We are going to run this giveaway a little different this time around, because it take about 2 weeks to get your I See Me! book to you, this is going to be a "like & share" kind of giveaway! What you're going to do is "like" A Couch With A View or I See Me! on Facebook (your choice) and you're going to "share" the giveaway link as well! You can get a bonus entry for liking both A Couch With A View and I See Me!

Here's the link you're going to what you'll need to "share" to win! Click through to share!
---Enter to win an I SEE ME! book through the Holiday Gift Guide!

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Monday, December 5, 2011

Holiday Gift Guide:: DVDs from LeapFrog!!

One of the biggest learning brands out there for little ones is LeapFrog. We absolutely LOVE LeapFrog in our house and they're out with new DVD titles this holiday season!

Perfect for sticking in a stocking is their new titles, Phonics Farm and the 3 DVD Learning Collection that comes with a book! Both titles feature Scout, the cute puppy that makes his appearance in so many LeapFrog products.

Phonics Farm introduces the alphabet to kids, using their sounds and linking letters together. Your little one will follow Scout, Violet, Eli and Penny through the farm to meet extraordinary animals and learn about their letters! Phonics Farm is available on amazon for $11.49 + FREE Super Saver Shipping! Watch the price, as amazon tends to fluctuate up and down!!

The 3 DVD Collection from LeapFrog includes 3 of their best titles. When you pick up the collection, you'll be getting The Amazing Alphabet Amusement Park, Numbers Ahoy, and Learn to Read at the Storybook Factory. This set comes with a book as a bonus for the kiddos! The LeapFrog 3 DVD Collection is available at for $21.99 and also is eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping! Again, watch the prices on amazon, because they do tend to fluctuate up and down.


Thursday, December 1, 2011

Holiday Gift Guide:: Sports toys from Kaskey Kids!

One of the kinds of toys that my kids love the most are ones that don't hold them to predetermined chatter. My daughter loves making her dolls interact with one another and my son ends up making his cars actually talk to each other as well. Another set that is great with this kind of play are the sports action figures from Kaskey Kids.

The great thing about the sports figures from Kaskey Kids, is that your kid is able to control the outcome of the game they're playing, whether its football, soccer, hockey, or their most popular figures, the baseball guys! Their sets are complete with 30 pieces that include two full teams, a field, accessories and more!

Use promo code "Sports" for a 20% discount at their site through the holidays!!


Holiday Gift Gude:: Family game time with Continuum Games!

With everyone gathered up for the holidays, we always love to try out different games. My grandparents, parents, children, aunt, cousins and I always sit around the table and play all sorts of games and this year I'll be bringing two new ones to the table thanks to Continuum Games.

First one we'll be trying out is Lumps! Lumps is a dice game that comes with its own story about what Santa and the Elves have done with the extra coal at the North Pole. The idea is to score the highest by rolling pairs of the same number on the coal dice!

The Lumps Legend:

Children around the world have been so good over the past few years; lumps of coal have built up at the North Pole. Puzzled by what to do with the excess coal; Santa’s elves decided to create an exciting new game that uses lumps of coal of all shapes and sizes. The game is so much fun, good little boys and girls, for the first time ever, are excited to get lumps of coal in their stocking!

Also from Continuum Games, is Family Talk. Its a great way to get meaningful conversation started amongst friends and family. So often we get stuck in a rut at the dinner table and Family Talk is a great way to get our conversations rolling. It has 100 conversation cards attached with a carabiner clip to stay organized. I'm looking forward to bringing Family Talk out at appetizer time this Christmas!

You can snag Lumps at the website, 100's of specialty stores as well as Hallmark Gold Crown stores. Family Talk is available at the Continuum Games website

Wanna win both Lumps and Family Talk from Continuum Games? Leave a comment with another game that they offer you'd be interested in! You can visit the site here.

Extra Entries??
This giveaway will accept entries until 11:59 pm on Thursday, December 15th. Winner will be drawn with and emailed. Winner must reply within 24 hours to winning email or a new winner will be drawn. Please make sure that your email is accessible, whether in the comment or a blogger profile, cause if I cant contact you, how can you win?


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Holiday Gift Guide:: Spice up your holidays with EdenFantasys

Every year we have a holiday party at one of my gal-pal's houses and every year we do a swap with 3 rounds of trading wrapped gifts, for the first round not even knowing what is in them. Its the more risque gifts that always end up with the best reactions, with grown adults fighting over them and saying they're definitely trading for that gift the next round. One year there was a party pack of lubricants that got the most giggles amongst the gifts, another year it was the candles, massage oil and a bottle of wine that got the biggest reaction. Of course the tame gifts are always nice, but the reactions to the others are just plain fun. Its the one holiday party each year that I can count on some "grown-up" time and some "grown-up" laughs.

Sex toys - EdenFantasys adult toys store

I have plenty of friends who gifts from an adult shop are simply perfect for during the holiday season and have been browsing the ever so lovely EdenFantasys this year. My friend Moe is the most outspoken girl I know about her preferences and I do know that she would flip if she received a Love Card aka gift card to splurge on sex toys for herself! Hey, what can I say? I'd rather give gifts I know the recipient would love!

Speaking of gifts that the recipient would love... Browsing through their lingerie, OH. EMM. GEE. Some flirty, some sexy, some downright hot, but I know that the special someone who'd be able to see some of it on would love to unwrap that kind of present this holiday season!

Of course, I must mention one more thing that I absolutely adore about EdenFantasys... One of my all-time favorite bloggers writes for their magazine, Sexis. Jenny aka The Bloggess is nothing but an amazing read. Sometimes you just need a break from deciding on a new vibrator to read about the top strange things that her readers have sent her for the month. Hilarity.


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