Thanks to everyone that commented during our big Bloggy Giveaway!

Congratulations  to Kindra from 3 Guys, a Girl and a Prim Place! She’s the winner of the photo collage from Announcements Galore!

And, congratulations to Melanie from Kansas. She’s the winner of our giveaway we did in conjunction with Connor’s first birthday bash at Seven Dogs and a Baby!

Come back often, we’ll have more giveaways in the near future!



Happy 1st Birthday Connor!

Well, I’m a little behind. Connor’s big birthday bash at Seven Dogs and a Baby started last Saturday, and I’m just now getting my happy birthday post. (Insert red shameful face here).

Anyway, I just wanted to wish him a big “Happy Birthday!”

My little girl just turned one in March, so I know how fast it goes ….. It seems like I just gave birth to my two-year-old, not to mention my baby girl!


So, you better hurry and hop on over to Seven Dogs and a Baby and join in Connor’s big birthday bash. There’s lots of fun and games! Be sure to tell him that Dawn sent you 😉 My store, Announcements Galore, is offering a free photo collage as a prize! Yay!


Just for fun, anyone that visits Announcements Galore and signs up for our mailing list before the end of Connor’s birthday bash (On Sunday the 27th) will be entered to win 20 free announcements or photo cards. Check back here Monday to see if you won!

Also, be sure to visit Seven Dogs on Monday and check out the awesome thank you that Announcements Galore designed especially for Connor!!

Have a great weekend!


It’s that time again!

Carnival_button_2It’s Bloggy Giveaways quarterly carnival! Yay! Hop on over there for long list of great giveaways!!

So, of course we wanted to join in the fun!! For our giveaway we are going to offer a photo collage of your choice from Announcements Galore! Check out the examples of collages on their site and then leave a comment here about what occasion you would use your collage for.

The collages at Announcements Galore are great for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, parties or any other momentous occasion! A collage can be custom designed just for you! This giveaway has a value of over $30! Only US entrants please!! Deadline is midnight EST on Sunday, April 27. We’ll post the winner on Monday the 28th!

Enjoy the carnival!


Magnificent Magnets, Perfect Prices

While I’m here today I’m going to take the opportunity to tell you about the great new photo magnets offered at Announcements Galore. Now, all of the great designs that we offer are availabe on custom photo magnets.


Photo cards from Announcements Galore have always looked great on the refrigerator, now they stick right to it!

The best part? Even though our quality is top notch, our prices are lower than our competitors. And, until May 31 you can save 15% on any photo magnet order by entering coupon code MAGNET15 at checkout.

A couple blogs are also currently featuring our products and doing giveaways ….. check out Simple Reviews and Envyla for your chance to win a gift certificate!! If you are interested in hosting a giveaway on your blog, post a comment or send us an e-mail, we’d love to hear from you!


Great Giveaway ….

Ok, admittedly this blog has been a little very slow lately. I’d blame it on the fact that my two-year-old and husband have been down with the flu, but that’s not the entire truth. I’m just behind ….. so here’s to catching up.

I’ve recently become addicted to Prizey and all of the great giveaways that they feature on their site. If you haven’t checked them out, you should. This afternoon I was browsing their latest postings and came across Angela and her blog Seven Dogs and a Baby. She has a great giveaway going on right now featuring cute clothing at Sycamore Baby.

This is their GRAPE APE Sock Monkey Shirt and I think it’s absolutely adorable. My little pumpkin would look great in it, I’m sure! They also have red and lime green, too cute!

GRAPE APE Sock Monkey Shirt You should hurry on over to Seven Dogs and a Baby and enter, the deadline is midnight on April 9! Have a great weekend!





Godsmack (Good Times, Bad Times) CD/DVD Review

Godsmack – Good Times, Bad Times…..Ten Years of Godsmack CD/DVD combo is a great listening experience for any fan of rock music. This CD is made up of 15 powerhouse top ten singles and 1 awesome remake of Led Zeppelin’s 1969 debut single “Good Times Bad Times”. This CD is basically a “best of” of Godsmack’s first ten years as a band and includes tracks from all 5 of their CD’s; including 2 songs from their all acoustic EP The Other Side. With Godsmack being my favorite band, I already have all of their CD’s. However, I decided to purchase this CD for a couple of reasons. The main reason I decided to pick this disc up was to support the band. I think it is important for fans to stay loyal to the bands they enjoy the most, instead of always downloading their music for free online. I also wanted this disc because it is nice to have all of their best songs on 1 CD. Of course I still listen to the other CD’s because I enjoy all of their music and not just the tracks on this CD. Another reason I purchased this CD was for the artwork in the CD booklet. Since this CD is like a collection of their best work since the band formed, in the CD booklet they have pictures and various newspaper/magazine articles from the past ten years that I have never seen before. As a fan it is great to look through these and read some of the information on the band as they grew into what they are today. The final reason I purchased this CD was because it came with a DVD of a live performance at the House of Blues in Las Vegas. I was particularly interested in this DVD because it was an all acoustic performance. It is a different way to see the band perform a lot of their songs acoustically without a full set. Godsmack puts on a great performance on the DVD and from a fans standpoint it really is an experience like no other. On the DVD they also explain why they wrote some of the songs they did and where they got the idea for those songs and the band members even take a few questions from fans at the show. I would definately recommend this CD/DVD combo to any rock fan.

Track Listing:

  1. Good Times, Bad Times
  2. Whatever
  3. Keep Away
  4. VooDoo
  5. Bad Religion
  6. Awake
  7. Greed
  8. I Stand Alone
  9. Straight Out of Line
  10. Serenity
  11. Realign
  12. Running Blind
  13. Touche
  14. Speak
  15. Shine Down
  16. The Enemy

Godsmack Is:

  • Sully Erna – Lead Vocals, Guitars, Drums
  • Robbie Merrill – Bass Guitar
  • Tony Rombola – Lead Guitar, Vocals
  • Shannon Larkin – Drums

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