Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Phew! There is a lot going on this weekend.  Thanksgiving - Black Friday - Small Business Saturday - Cyber Monday.  It's the perfect time for great deals and finishing your Christmas shopping.  (or if you are like me, starting your Christmas shopping - oops!)
Our family is very excited about Thanksgiving and spending the time with our families.  This month we have  been talking a lot about what it means to be thankful.  Hannah and Mia had Thanksgiving feasts at preschool and brought home these necklaces about what they are most thankful for. They made me smile.
Hannah Mia is having a sale starting tomorrow - November 22 through the weekend - ending November 26.
Use coupon code GIVETHANKS at check out to save 15% off any purchase!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Nov 16 - Friday Faves

First and most importantly woot! It's {Friday}!  :)  And second - woot! This is my 100th Hannah Mia blog post!
Okay, enough silliness!  I have a few things I want to share and I hope you all had a really great week! 
As a huge fan of dessert and all things sweet, I instantly fell in love with these dessert bowls
made by Quotes & Notes.  {now I seriously want some ice cream... yum}

These Sterling Silver Stacking Rings are on my "need to buy list" from Indulgent Designs.  Her jewelry is so beautiful!
And this Black with Gold Rosette Headband will add a pop of color to any outfit made by Our Place To Nest. So cute!
Please to take a moment to check out the auction happening this weekend on Facebook to help raise money for Nico's adoption.
We also have some great new holiday hair accessories at our Hannah Mia Etsy Shop - you'll want to check them out.
And don't forget we're having {giveaway} going on right now!! Entries are really low right now (insert sad face here). Who wouldn't love $10 to spend towards some Hannah Mia bows or an adorable headband (or two). 

Monday, November 12, 2012

Meet Nico

Hello Friends! I would like to introduce you to Nico - such a cute little 2 1/2 year old!
My dear friend Kara and her husband Kyle are in the process of adopting this sweet guy!
Today Kara has organized a Share Nico Day!
It's a wonderful way to get the word out about their adoption and hopefully raise some funds.  No donation is too small!  If everyone who saw this would give just $5, the money for the adoption would come in quickly.  So please consider it!
To donation go {here} - there is a yellow donation button under Nico's picture.
And while you are there you can read more about Kara and Kyle and their family!
If you cannot donate, you can still help by sharing their website on your facebook, twitter, or blog! You can also follow them on {facebook} and please keep them in your prayers!
Have a blessed Monday!
xo, Jenni

Friday, November 9, 2012

November 9 - Friday Favorite

Something I have been becoming more and more passionate about is buying with a purpose.  It's so easy to got to the store and buy what you need - but when you can buy a product that also helps those in need - BONUS!
Today Friday Favorite is the Etsy shop Live With Less.
There you can buy this amazing shirt {i love it!}
A portion of every t-shirt that is purchased helps to provide clean drinking water for people around the world with The Mocha Club. {amazing!}
To find out more about this shirt and donating, head on over to their shop on Etsy or on facebook.
Not only will you look good, but you'll feel good knowing you have helped make a difference.

Please take a moment to check them out.  It'd make my day!
Have an amazing item you'd like me to check out and share?  Contact me at
And don't forget to enter our {giveaway}!
Have a wonderful and blessed weekend!
xo, Jenni

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Family Pictures and Pumpkin Bread

I sure hope you all enjoyed your lovely weekend!  Daylight savings always throws us off a little bit.  Even though we changed our clocks early Saturday evening - and kept the girls up to their 'normal' bed time - they still woke up very, very early!  I was one very tired mommy all day on Sunday, but still managed to get the energy to take some family pictures for Christmas cards. 
Being a busy family, we didn't know when we'd be free to schedule a photographer so we attempted to take them ourselves. 
This one is my absolute favorite!  I love my girls!
The temperature is dropping quickly and it has been a rainy week here in Iowa.  So my favorite way to warm up the house in the fall is to bake.  Today we made pumpkin bread... yummy!
Pumpkin Bread
(adapted from Simple Recipes)
yields one loaf
You will need:
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup Splenda
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
What you need to do:

1- Preheat oven to 350°F Mix together the flour, salt, Splenda, and baking soda.
2 - Mix the pumpkin puree, oil, applesauce, eggs, water, and cinnamon. Add to the dry ingredients. Remember - do not over mix. 
3 - Pour into a 9x5x3 inch loaf pan. Bake 50 to 60 minutes then test with a toothpick - poked in the very center of the loaf and if it comes out clean, it's done. Turn out of the pan and let cool.

I totally recommend doubling this recipe and baking two loaves.  Hannah and Mia loved it so much, we had half the loaf gone in no time!

Have a great week! 
As always, contact me if you have any questions or comment!
xo, Jenni

Monday, November 5, 2012

I cannot believe it!

Yesterday morning I woke up to an amazing surprise!  My Chevron Bitty Bow Set made it to the front page of Etsy with this beautiful and colorful treasury.  It was a busy, busy day at the Hannah Mia etsy page. I was beyond thrilled!!
And just a friendly reminder - we are having a GIVEAWAY!!
Enter for your chance to win a $10 Hannah Mia shop credit on last Friday's Favorite blog post.
Just go {HERE}
The giveaway goes all month and very few have entered, so your changes look really good!
Have a great day!

Friday, November 2, 2012

November 2nd - Friday Favorites!

Welcome November! Halloween is over and our little family had a fantastic time - lots of trick or treating and candy galore!  Yep - guilty - I have been enjoying some of the chocolate. 
Here is a photo of Hannah and Mia in their adorable costumes!
 And the girls had some fun dressing up our pup Bella - She really didn't seem to mind.
And here we go - our Friday Favorites I found on Etsy....
Are you seeing a theme here? I sure hope so. :)  This time of year is when so many think about what they are thankful for.  And this month I want to share that I am so thankful for my Hannah Mia costumers and fans.  So we're having a giveaway to show it!  Here is your chance to win a $10 Hannah Mia shop credit.

Giveaway ends November 30th. 
(and please be patient with me - this is the first time I have used rafflecopter.)
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions/comments
Have a wonderful weekend!