Sunday, November 23, 2008


Fleurville is having a Seconds sale on their website and have extended it through tomorrow. These bags are normally $150! Right now you can get the bag pictured here for $48 and my personal favorite (The Sling Tote) for $36. Shipping is a little pricey as it is calculated on weight, but it is a screaming deal.

Friday, November 21, 2008


And the winner of the Cheeky & Swank bib and burp cloth set is....Krisi! Krisi I sent you an email so get me your address so we can get that out to you.

Thanks to everyone who entered and especially who have been leaving good feedback lately. I am loving your picks of Christmas treats, CDs, DVDs, etc.

Today is my 400th post! 400 posts in 1 year isn't too shabby wouldn't you say?

And while I have you. I went to Twilight last night at Midnight! I am quite tired, but it was really good (if you have read the books). I was pleasantly surprised with how similar the characters were to what I had pictured in my mind from reading.


Wicked is coming to Utah in April of 2009. Tickets go on sale to the public on December 12th.

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Did you know that South Jordan, Utah has an outdoor ice skating rink near City Hall? It is Free to the public too! If you need ice skates there are only $1.50 for ages 16 and up. $1.00 for 15 and under and $.50 for groups of 15 or more. It runs from December 1st-February 29th.

It is open all day but you can only rent skates during certain hours in the evening. They will let you pick up skates in advance though if you want to come during the day.


What are your favorite Christmas movies? Are you a sucker for It's a Wonderful Life or White Christmas or even Christmas Story? Or do you enjoy some of the more recent hits like Jim Carrey's The Grinch Who Stole Christmas or Elf? Are there any that your kids enjoy that you would recommend? Do share!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Don't forget to enter the Cheeky and Swank giveaway by tomorrow night! And..if you want to post it on your blog for an extra entry the deadline is tonight.


Tom and Lucy's Art Shoppe is a shoppe/show that is open on Friday, November 21st 9:30-7:00 and Saturday, November 22nd 9:30-5:00 at 1889 N 1700 E Lehi, UT 84043 (a home). They are going to have tons of items for sale and vendors. My favorite items are the Itsy Bitsy Bee items created by my very own Aunt! She makes the most amazing things including burp cloths, binky clips, hooded towels and more. You have to go see her stuff in person.


What are your favorite Christmas treats? I love Dreyers Peppermint ice cream serve with Hot Fudge on top. I also love Mint M&Ms. The M&Ms are a little tricky to find, however.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


What are your favorite Christmas CDs? My top 2 are Celine Dion (I know either you love her or you hate her) and Harry Connick, Jr. I just bought Michael Buble's but I am disappointed there are only 6 songs. I heard Josh Grobin's is a top seller and Jack Johnson just came out with one.

So...please share. What Christmas CDs do you like best???


For those in live in Utah...Have you heard of the Christmas Utah home that puts up one of the most amazing Christmas light displays in the country? They have their own website and the entire light display is orchestrated to music! On their site they have a list of other impressive light displays in Utah. It starts the night after Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 17, 2008


WALL-E comes out on DVD this Tuesday, November 18th. The best price I see if $14.99 at Circuit City or Best Buy (Circuit City's price is for 5 days only). Or if you don't mind rebates you can buy it at Shopko for $17.99 and get a $5 mail in rebate to make is $12.99.

I haven't seen it yet but I have heard it is cute. What is your opinion of it?


Gateway to Giving runs November 17-23 at the Gateway Mall in SLC.

What: The Gateway to Giving event allows non-profits, charities and community groups a fun, easy and effective way to raise money for the holidays.

How: The Gateway’s many stores and restaurants offer an exclusive 20% off discount available only to Gateway to Giving cardholders during the week of giving (Nov. 17-23).

The Gateway to Giving cards are sold at $10.00/card through participating organizations and at The Gateway Concierge. The groups gets to keep 100% of the proceeds! The Gateway incurs all costs associated with the cards.

There are some great deals with this card. 20% off at Anthropologize, Ann Taylor and others. Click here to see the complete list of participating stores.

Friday, November 14, 2008


Have you been introduced to the fabulous co. Cheeky and Swank yet? They make blankets, bibs, burps, hats, bags, shirts, pillows, etc. etc. Everything is so darling and stylish. I went to a baby shower recently and we were all drooling over the Sophie blanket with its bright colors and amazing quality as well as the burp cloth with a chenille backing.
How would you like to WIN a Bib and a Burp cloth from Cheeky and Swank? Winner will get to pick the fabric of their choice.
All you have to do is...
1. Go to Cheeky and Swank and tell us what your favorite bib and burp fabric choice.
2. Leave a comment on this post (you must leave an email or have a blog that is not private that I can contact you through your profile).
3. If you want to get an EXTRA ENTRY then you can blog about this contest with a link to Karen's tips in the post and send me the link to your blog. Your entry must be posted by midnight on November 19th.
Contest will close at 10:00 pm (MST) on Thursday, November 20th. Winner will be announced on November 21st.


And the winner of the amazing Bibbie is....Modell. I sent you an email so be sure to respond and get me your address!

Just so you aren't wondering, I cut up strips of paper and wrote all of your names so you had a fair chance and put them all in a bowl. I don't trust and and I think this makes it the most fair for everyone.

Now, on to the next contest!

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Gap Friends & Family starts today (do you have your 30% off coupon?) and Janie and Jack starts Friday for 25% off. Use code JJFRIEND online.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Skip to My Lou is giving away a FREE Christmas card file (to print your own Christmas cards) and 2 sheets of picture it postage to 5 lucky winners. Go check it out!


This week at Toys R' Us you can get Candy Land, Memory, Chutes and Ladders, HiHo Cherry O and Cootie for only $4.99. These games are normally $8.99-$9.99.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


To help promote & feature some of the amazing women who have joined the Mom-preneur Shop-a-thon, Tip Junkie has set up the 12 Days of Junkie where there will be two winners every day!

Monday, November 10, 2008


I am coming upon my 1 year Blogiversary in a few weeks and to celebrate I am going to be doing a few contests!

So...check back and SPREAD THE WORD! I promise you will like them.

**And don't forget to enter the current giveaway for the awesome Bibbie.


The Fancy Nancy books look very cute and are becoming increasingly popular (as a mother of a son I will admit I have not read one). Target has a slew of Fancy Nancy items (including the things you see here). Some are Target exclusive and all of the items are in stores only.

Thursday, November 6, 2008


Dilly Dally has created the darling Bibbie you see here. What is a Bibbie exactly? Bibbies are stylish reversible bibs designed for the busiest of babies and the most particular moms. Not only protective and practical for mealtime, bibbies are a chic baby accessory for all the "dilly dallying" in your child's life.

What makes bibbies so unique is their fashionable yet functional design. Not only do they cover and protect clean clothes, they are comfortable and adorable. The double-sided quilted fabric makes them extra absorbent. They are easy to wash...just throw them in your washing machine on a cold cycle and tumble dry low.

The 3-5 year old Bibbie has pockets too! I love that the Bibbie can be used differently by all Moms. Some will love it for all mealtimes, some for arts and crafts, some for playtime, some for the car, some for a puky newborn (you know what I mean :)
Do you want to WIN a Bibbie? Dilly Dally is GIVING AWAY 1 Bibbie of your choice to a very lucky Karen's Tips reader! Enter by going to Dilly Dally's Website and telling us your favorite Bibbie pattern by leaving a comment below by Midnight (EST) on November 13th. 1 entry allowed per person. Be sure to leave an email if you do not have a blog I can contact you through. The winner will be announced on November 14th so check back.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


One of my most favorite items in my kitchen is my hot chocolate maker! I discovered the Cocomotion about 7 years ago and I love it, but it has always annoyed me that you couldn't remove the top to clean it. That is why I think the Cocoa Latte maker is a better option. It also has a froth dispenser. You can find the Cocomotion at Walmart for about $20 and occassionally at Costco. The best place to buy the Cocoa Latte is Bed Bath and Beyond or Linens N' Things and use a 20% off coupon to get it for $24 (20% off of $30).

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Please vote today! It is so important that you take the time to use the privilege you have been given. Look at what people have to go through to vote in some foreign countries and then so many US citizens don't even exercise their right.
In Utah the polls are open from 7 am - 8 pm. You can go to Leave your Print to find your polling place. I was surprised mine had changed to the new Elementary by my home when I checked.


I have been meaning to tell you about the new Noah's building open in Sandy, Utah and also about the 3 Holiday Oh Sweet Sadie shows that are coming up and then look at this. Now I can do 2 posts in one because the first Oh Sweet Sadie show is at the new Noahs! How convenient.

If you have heard of Noahs, then go check out their website. They now have two buildings, 1 in Lindon and the second in Sandy (by the Walmart and Car Max off the freeway). They are a multipurpose building with many rooms that you can rent for all of the occasions in your lives. They will even have an ice skating rink you can rent out this winter.

Oh Sweet Sadie has 3 shows coming up in Sandy, Bountiful and South Jordan. You won't want to miss at least one of them. They have sooo many fun and wonderful things that you need to give yourself a few hours to see it all. And don't forget to check their blog as the shows get a little closer. They do some GREAT giveaways!

Monday, November 3, 2008


Have you heard about the new outlet stores that have opened at the Park City, Utah Tanger Outlets? JCrew, Bath and Body Works, Columbia and a few others. Click here for a complete listing of all of the stores there and be sure to go on the center's website and get some great coupons.

And another one of my favorite things to do at an outlet mall is to go to Customer Service office and buy their coupon books. They are usually around $5, but will save you in the long run (depending on how much you spend at the mall). Some malls will also give you a coupon book for free if you show your AAA card.