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!






Congratulations to Tracye from . She was the winner of the 25 custom photo invitations that we gave away during the Ultimate Blog Party. Thanks for playing everyone! It was great to meet you all! Keep visiting our blog for more fun contests and giveaways!


It’s Party Time!!

Ultimate Blog Party 2008

Welcome to the 2008 Ultimate Blog Party, hosted by 5 Minutes for Mom! Be sure to check out all of the GREAT prizes you can win by participating!!

 Well, obviously, since our Blog is relatively new, this is our first year partying, but we are excited!! You can learn more about my sister Joy and me by visiting our About Us page. We work hard, and we like to play hard (especially her).  🙂 I am a mom to two, work full-time and operate Announcements Galore, an online business for custom photo cards and announcements. Check us outm we’ve got some great promotions on invitations going on now!

It’s nice to meet some fellow bloggers; I have to admit that I am still learning but am totally amazed by all the great blogs I’ve come across so far. You women are amazing!!  

So, we debated how we were going to throw our own party here at Three of a Kind……. Well, what does every great party need? People and food! So, Joy is contributing one of her favorite party recipes, yum! And, I’m going to do my first ever giveaway on Three of a Kind, and it’s a biggie ……. You can win a set of 25 custom photo invitations from Announcements Galore!! Whether you are throwing a birthday party, an anniversary party, a shower or a luau, we can custom design something just for you!!  I’ve also donated a prize to the party, but wanted to give something away here too.

So, here are the rules, it’s a scavenger hunt of sorts. To be eligible, you have to visit Announcements Galore and find the hiding ‘secret question.’ Then, come back here and leave a comment and include your one word answer. One comment per person, please. You can enter twice by blogging about this contest; just make sure you let me know. Have fun, and good luck!! I’ll announce the winner here on Monday, March 17. (Hint: blocks and dots)

It’s nice to meet you, so come back and visit our blog anytime! If you’re interested in getting updates and coupons for Annoucnements Galore, sign up here. If you are a blogger and interested in joining our affiliate program, email us!

Our top three prize picks are: 24, 34, and 15

We’d also love to win: 11, 13, 46, 50, 59, 67, 70 or 36

And, now on to Joy’s recipe.

Chicken Quesadilla Pinwheels
This is one of my favorite Rachael Ray recipes!

4 large flour tortillas (10-12 inch diameter)
2 cups shredded Monterey Jack
1 cup chipotle salsa
2 cups chopped rotisserie chicken meat, shredded, still warm from store or warmed in microwave
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add a flour tortilla and blister it on one side, then turn it over. Scatter cheese on top and cook one minute. Remove to cutting board. Top the tortilla with 1/4 cup salsa, spreading it
gently with the back of a spoon to the edges. Top with 1/2 cup chicken, then roll tortilla into a log. Let stand a minute before cutting. Repeat with remaining ingredients to make a total of four tortilla logs. Cut pinwheels
into 1/2-inch slices and arrange on platter.

These quesadillas are great to make and serve for any occasion. They are easy to prepare and easy for guests to munch on throughout the whole party. You could present these quesadillas on a platter with some fresh salsa, quacamole, and sour cream. If you were serving a meal at your party, these would go great with a mexican style soup!