Discount Glasses for the Family

As you might know, we have a new glasses-wearer in the family. Our youngest son got his glasses at the beginning of this school year. He’s done a great job at taking care of them, but I always like to have a backup pair of glasses on hand in case something happens.

Because something always happens. You know.

I recently discovered an online store for glasses and contacts that carries some great name brand frames. even ships straight out of Columbus, Ohio, meaning we can get our glasses super quickly—which is great if you forget to have a pair on hand. Other companies can take up to 24 days to ship.

I went looking for some options for our son and found a number of great frames. I was pleased to see frames from Skechers, Realtree, and Tony Hawk; he was pleased to see glasses in fun colors and the shape he likes. Boys Frames

I was also pleased with the prices. A lot of glasses start at $9.95 and these name-brand ones were super affordable! Why yes, I’ll pay $60 for fancy, boy-approved frames. Sure will!

For myself, I treat glasses as an extension of my wardrobe, much like my jewelry. I currently own six pairs of glasses that rotate based on what I’m wearing. The real test would be whether I could find frames I liked or not. Womens Frames

I mean, I can get rhinestone cat-eye glasses AND green ones! That’s a mark of success in my book. I loved their brands as well, which even include Cover Girl and Hello Kitty FOR ADULTS. How fun is that?

To boot, offers free shipping, both to and from if you should decide you don’t like your glasses. I love free shipping, especially if offered on returns. Can’t go wrong there.

I also like that their sister site,, has lowest prices guaranteed AND the same shipping policy. My husband, who doesn’t much care about glasses but does wear contacts, and I will definitely be taking advantage of those prices. We predict our older son will need glasses at some point as well, so saving money on contacts for all four of us at some point seems like a good deal!

If you’re looking to save money, get a backup pair of glasses in the house, or just like wearing super cute glasses, I’d recommend checking out I predict the younger son will be sporting a cool new pair sometime soon and, well, as soon as I can decide between rhinestone cat-eyes and super fun green frames, I’ll probably have a pair on the way, too!

(Sponsored post. All opinions are my own.)

Breaking Bread with Brooke Burke Tongue Twister – #BBwBBChallenge

Breaking Bread with Brooke Burke

“Food connects us all to family, friends, culture, and traditions.”

This is the quote that starts off the new series, Breaking Bread with Brooke Burke. I couldn’t agree more. Especially during this time of year.

I’ve been missing my grandmother more than usual right now; it’s our second Christmas without her. As I start baking cookies and planning both a Christmas Eve and Day meal, I find myself frequently reaching for the phone to ask her a question, share a new tip, or celebrate a new kitchen triumph. Or travesty. Those happen, too. I think she’d be proud of the culinary accomplishments I’ve made since she passed away. I know she’d love her dining room suit in our dining room; we currently have the table covered in one of her Christmas tablecloths.

In the first episode of Burke’s new show, she features Florence Henderson of The Brady Bunch. Henderson then shares stories about food at a restaurant her family has come to love over the years. I love the stories that come out over food. There’s not a dinner with my family that doesn’t end up in a storytelling session, full of loud laughter and occasional name-calling. Because, you know: family. As Henderson said, “When you’re eating, defenses come down!”

I really like how Brooke Burke is merging both food and storytelling with this new show. It gives us something to connect to instead of just your typical food shows. I love storytelling!

Breaking Bread with Brooke Burke Tongue Twister Challenge – #BBwBBchallenge

I also love trying to say the name of the show. It’s a tongue twister. See for yourself.

So, Hallmark asked us to make our own video. Fantastic.

You’re welcome.

You can also create your own video and submit it for a chance to win some pretty snazzy prizes. Can you beat me not being able to count? Try it and see.

Our 2016 Holiday Card!

I love designing Christmas cards every year. It’s one of my favorite parts of preparing for the holidays. It used to require a lot more work, but thanks to technology, designing a beautiful holiday card is one of the easiest parts of Christmas!

I loved working with Walmart Photo to design a card this year. Not only do they have 500 designs to choose from in-store at their Kiosk, but they have over 1,900 designs online! I ended up choosing this beautiful card that reads “Peace” on the front with “Love + Joy” on the back. It has the message we’re looking to send this year. Perfect.

Walmart Photo Christmas Card

Note: The “Peace” on the front looks as though it’s written in glitter, but it’s not. So tricky, so fun! It’s especially awesome because my husband doesn’t like glitter. We both get what we want now: the glitter look without the glitter feel. Thanks, Walmart!

In-store photo cards are available in 4×8 and 5×7 with premium silver foil envelopes; they’re ready in an hour. I chose one of Walmart Photo’s stationary cards, which are available for in-store pickup in 3-5 days, so I could get the lovely, heavy cardstock with rounded corners! I love rounded corners! They’re 5×7 and, bonus, double-sided. I love the back of our card this year.

Walmart Photo Christmas Card

In addition to these beautiful cards, Walmart offers a number of photo gifts. Think: Canvas (same day!), calendars (same day!), custom cover photo books (same day!), ornaments (many are $10 through 1/5/16), mugs (many are $10 through 1/5/16; we all need more coffee), blankets (25% rollback online through 1/5/16), mounted photos (some stores have same day!), puzzles (in store and online), coasters (because holiday company means drink rings!) and tote bags (we all need more bags!). I like that many of their photo gifts are available for free, same-day pickup in store. It’s helpful when you realize you forgot to buy a gift for Great-Grandma and need to get it done before she arrives for Christmas Eve dinner. To make it even better, Walmart Photo is offering free shipping on all cards and gifts through December 30, 2015. Free shipping always puts me in the spirit!

Walmart Photo Christmas Card

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