groupon activities

Anyone who knows me knows that I love going on adventures! I love traveling, and seeing and doing new things! I have even gone skydiving! There is truly just so much to do and see in this world! Unfortunately I do not get to travel to a new place each weekend, but I do try to do something new and exciting each weekend. Whether it is going to the Philadelphia Flower Show, going to a new park to run, or going to a new restaurant, I try to do or see something new. I first discovered Groupon a few years ago when I purchased a Groupon to go horseback riding. Horseback riding was definitely a scary experience for me; it was my first time horseback riding, however I would definitely go again!

groupon activities

What I love about the Groupon Activities section is that there are always so many fun activities for all ages! Best of all, these activities are usually relatively inexpensive. I usually will go on the website outside of Groupon where the activity is from to price it out to make sure I am getting a good deal before purchasing from Groupon. However, I have never had a problem with Groupon. Just yesterday, I purchased Groupons for Philadelphia Segway Tours! I have never been on a segway before, so I am definitely looking forward to this experience!

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Do you purchase Groupons often? Have you ever purchased a Groupon for a vacation? That is something I am thinking about doing but have not done yet. Do you have any other websites that you go onto for deals for activities? Leave a comment below, I would love to hear from you!

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april desktop calendar

Happy April! I am so glad that spring is finally here! Now that another new month is here, you know what that means – new wallpaper to brighten up your desktop! The April desktop calendar is filled with yellow and pink perfect colors for spring!

april desktop calendar

To download the desktop calendar above, simply right click on the picture and save it to your desktop. You can also use the image for your iPhone and iPad. Be sure to check back each month for a new calendar to spruce up your desktop!

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bunny cakes

Easter will be here before we know it! Take a look at these adorable bunny cakes! I have found four completely different bunny cake tutorials. Each tutorial has step-by-step instructions on how to make these adorable rabbit cakes! Whether you want to go for a sheet style cake, or a more three dimensional style cake, there is a bunny cake for you! Serve up a bunny cake to guests after Easter dinner, or if you are throwing an Easter party this would make the perfect touch to your dessert bar! As always, click below for the tutorial links:

bunny cakes

1. bunny cake via McCormick
2. bunny butt cake via Betty Crocker
3. bunny cake via Food Network
4. peter rabbit cake via Taste of Home

Other Easter posts:
FREE Easter Party Printables
Easter Crafts
Easter Treats
Easter Egg Decorating Ideas

Be sure to check out Pinterest for loads of Easter and Spring inspiration!

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march desktop calendar wallpaper

Happy March! Wow, things have been pretty busy around here lately! I don’t know how you feel, but I sure think that 2014 is off to a fast start! I cannot believe that I already have the March desktop calendar wallpaper for you to download! Here are some green scattered dots to cover up your desktop for the month of March:

march desktop calendar wallpaper

To download the desktop calendar above, simply right click on the picture and save it to your desktop. You can also use the image for your iPhone and iPad. Be sure to check back each month for a new calendar to spruce up your desktop!

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valentine’s day printables

Valentine’s Day will be here soon! Last year I designed a ton of free Valentine’s Day printables. Here is a round up of the entire collection of free Valentine’s Day printables all in one place:

valentine's day printables

Printable Valentine’s Day Party Collection
Party Invitation
Cupcake Toppers
Banner

Printable Valentines
Monster Valentines
Cupcake Valentines

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January desktop calendar

Happy 2014! I cannot believe 2013 is officially over! I hope that you enjoyed your New Year’s Eve with your family and friends. Since it is January 1st, you know what that means, time for a brand new desktop calendar! Here is the January desktop calendar:

january desktop calendar

To download the desktop calendar above, simply right click on the picture and save it to your desktop. You can also use the image for your iPhone and iPad. Be sure to check back each month for a new calendar to spruce up your desktop!

Don’t forget to visit the Made by Cristina Marie shop for holiday thank you cards! Be sure to send out thank you cards this holiday season, it’s never too late to say thank you! Need help with writing thank you cards? Click here!

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new year’s eve desserts

New Year’s Eve is almost here! It’s hard to be believe that 2013 is almost officially over! If you are throwing a party or attending one, here are four New Year’s Eve desserts that are super festive and perfect to make! Click below to learn how to make these  desserts:

New Year's Eve Desserts

1. Clock Cupcake Toppers via Fiskars
2. Countdown Cheesecake via Spiced Blog
3. New Year’s Eve Rice Krispie Treats via Sugar Swings
4. Clock Pie Pops via Crazy for Crust

Looking for more New Year’s Eve party ideas? Head on over to Pinterest and view the Pinterest New Year’s board for even more party inspiration!

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white elephant printable numbers

Christmas is almost here! Have you ever hosted a White Elephant Gift Exchange? They are so much fun! I recently had one with friends and family, and designed these white elephant printable numbers. Read below to find out how a White Elephant Gift Exchange works:

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The best part about this gift exchange, is that you get to determine how much the gifts cost! You could also do a theme for the gifts such as handmade. There are so many ways to have fun with this gift exchange.

Below are the white elephant printable numbers, the PDF file includes numbers 1-12.

white elephant printable numbers

Click here to download the White Elephant Number Cards 1-10
Click here
 to download the White Elephant Gift Exchange Rules

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holiday thank you cards

Holiday thank you cards are now available in the shop! As always, all thank you cards can be personalized with any name that you would like. Also, if you would like colors to be changed simply leave a note indicating so at checkout. Here is a look at some of the holiday thank you cards currently available in the shop:

holiday thank you cards

To see the entire collection of holiday thank you cards click here to visit the shop!

Be sure to check out the other holiday posts on the blog!

Need help writing a holiday thank you card? Click here for a few tips.

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peppermint treats

Looking for holiday treat recipes? You have come to the right place! Here are four different peppermint treats. To learn how to make these treats, click below the images and you will be directed to the recipes:

peppermint treats

1. Peppermint Crunch Truffles via Bakers Royale
2. Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes via A Pumpkin & A Princess
3. Peppermint Ice Cream Cookie Bars via Yummy Healthy Easy
4. Snowflake Peppermint Bark via Baked by Rachel

Looking for some more holiday treat recipes? Check out these posts:
Reindeer treats
Snowman treats

For even more holiday inspiration, visit the Christmas and Winter Pinterest’s boards!

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