Rush Shipping for the Christmas Save with Collage.com

Fine Print: You're about to read a sponsored post, which means I was compensated in exchange for sharing about my experience. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. But I figure you already knew that. 

Okay so if you're the devoutly religious type, maybe you'll think I'm off my rocker and Jesus trumps rush shipping at this time of year on the Level of Importance scale, but let's just pretend that I'm on to something for a minute here.

I used to be the chick who bragged about finishing my Christmas shopping by Halloween and having every gift wrapped and placed under the Christmas tree while the Turkey was roasting on thanksgiving day. I know...I know...I kind of hate Past Pauline right now, too. What a bitch, right? 

Don't worry, Karma evened things out in the end. I'm older now. I've got a kid and too many things to do on my to do list and I'm sitting here finishing my Christmas shopping on December 14 because Life. That's where rush shipping is my new favorite phrase and collage.com is my new Happy Place. 

Living so far from family means that they miss out on a lot when it comes to seeing Eliana grow up. Photo gifts are always a win in this case, and that's exactly what my mom, in-laws, and a few close aunts and uncles are getting: a beautiful 16x20 wrapped canvas print featuring one of my award-winning photographs of my favorite little muse.

It's easy enough to create the perfect gift on Collage.com, and your not limited to canvas wraps. You've got options like photo books and fleece blankets to choose from, too! And just so you know, you've even got plenty of flexibility with the canvas wraps themselves. I may have opted to go with a single image here, but you can upload more than one image for a wonderful collage someone on your gift list is sure to love. 

Just keep in mind that Rush Shipping isn't going to make Christmas happen if you wait too much longer. As of right now, this is what you're looking at if you get your order in tonight...

I know I am not the only one on the internet running around in circles screaming that the sky is falling because I am so unorganized when it comes to holiday gift-giving this year. There's no shame in scrambling at the last minute. I would even venture to say that the grandparents wouldn't mind if something special made just for them showed up a day or two late if you'd like to stick to the regular shipping rates. Whichever route you take, I'm pretty sure you're on the right one with collage.com. 

Happy Last Minute Christmas Shopping! 

I received free products in exchange for my post. All opinions are - and always will be - my own. Thank you to Collage.com for sponsoring this post. 

Trick-or-Treat with Zazzle

Disclosure: The following is a sponsored post. Although I have partnered with Zazzle and am receiving compensation for my work, any and all opinions remain my own. 

Twenty-five dollar gift certificate to shop on Zazzle.

Remember the printed garbage bag “costumes” with the masks with the cut out eyes and the elastic to hold the mask on your face? I had one of those and was Cinderella when I was six. Another year, I had the brilliant idea of taking advantage of my naturally kinky curls and asked my mom to help me put a clown costume together. Too-big, unmatched shoes, a baby clown suit, a honking nose, and my mdxi-fro in all it’s circus rainbow sprayed awesomeness decided clowns are assholes after an entire evening of Girl Scouts trying to yank my “wig” off. No one believed me when I said it was my own hair until after they tried taking night scalp off with the fistful of hair they were holding on to. So, it’s entirely possible that maybe Halloween turns me into a crazy eight-year-old. 

Last year, I didn’t even try. I was the mom holding the various costume parts that had seemed like a brilliant idea AT THE TIME while my kid went house to house trick-or-treating herself into a sugary coma. As much as I’d like to not dress up at all, I am realizing Eliana is growing up on me, which means it’s Put Up or Shut Up time. I want to be able to look back and high-five the nearest person to me and say, “Look! Look At This Picture! I didn’t entirely suck at motherhood!”

When Zazzle approached me about highlighting their new DIY Halloween page, I said yes in the hopes of putting together an easy costume for myself that would show my kid I am trying. Hell, maybe I can get out of Pack Mule status this year and be The Fun Parent for once. I searched through This is My Costume tees and baseball caps, Zombie Killer tees, and waffle knit bearded beanies. I even contemplated a pair of cat’s eye fashion glasses that would make for a quick and easy costume with black felt ears on a headband and a DIY- cat tail. Since i was still “iffy”, I decided to keep looking and that’s when I saw it…a superhero cape complete with an eye-ask and wrist cuffs on both child and adult sizes! It checks all the boxes since ADHD is my superpower. I’m kinda hoping I can talk Eliana into being my sidekick while she’s still young enough to make me melt when she asks for a sleepover with me in the guest room. Or tells me I’m her best friend. That's when I feel like a superhero.

Now it's your turn. I'm keeping it simple this time around. To enter to win one $25 gift certificate, click here to do your own browsing. Find YOUR favorite Zazzle DYI and leave a comment here sharing what you like!One winner will be ramdonly selected from the comments and announced on Monday, 10/25. Happy Halloween! 

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Zazzle.  Although I and am receiving compensation for my work, any and all opinions remain my own.