Merry Christmas 2012 & GIVEAWAY!!


Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

“Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

~ Luke 2:13-14

Blessings from our family to yours,

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2013!

Erica, Jason, Strawberry Shortcake, Turbo, Tinker Bell and the Teeny Tot!

While we’re off spending time with family and friends, I wanted to leave you with a little holiday cheer that can be found over here at the Confessions home…courtesy HP Pin the Halls!



As part of the HP Pin the Halls program, I was super excited to receive the EVNY 20 TouchSmart AiO to review, and it was just in time to help me make that super cute video for you! I was also dying to try out the new Windows 8 platform, and true to rumors, it’s super cool! Just like my tablet, it’s a touch screen, which makes it all the easier to use. It is also great for running apps, and you can even remotely play music, videos etc. from your smartphone or tablet! Here is the beautiful screen! So nice and clean, I almost hate to touch it, but its so fun, can’t resist!


Of course my kids were already familiar with the touchscreen, so this was an easy transition for them! Not so much for me as I’m typically telling them to keep their fingers OFF my monitor!



And one of my other favorite things…notice anything missing from this picture? Um…can you say NO CORDS? Ack! Cords are the bane of my existence and this sweet computer is all wireless! Wireless keyboard…wireless mouse…wireless…as in NO wires! Yipee!!



Here are the details for you tech savvy folks:

HP ENVY 20 All-in-One PC with Windows® 8 is equipped with the latest Intel® processors, a high-definition display, 10-point multi-touch technology and a beautifully simple design. The sleek and polished look of the ENVY AiO is a true showstopper offering the latest innovations in entertainment, photo sharing, videos and music for the entire family. The ENVY AiO line comes configured for the tech-savvy family, offering Beats Audio TM and exclusive HP innovations such as the HP TrueVision HD webcam.

  • Ideal for space conscious consumers seeking a sleek all-in-one design and simple one cord setup
  • Features 10-point capacitive multi-touch technology in a 20-inch flush glass display
  • Offers powerful 3rd Generation Intel processors and up to 2 terabytes of storage
  • Equipped with Beats Audio and HP TrueVision HD webcam, HP Connected Remote, Photo, Music, and Backup


In my last post, I mentioned the HP ENVY 120 e-All-in-One Printer – Which just so happens to be the perfect companion to the ENVY 20 All-in-One PC …



The new HP ENVY120 e-All-in-One printer is a stylish, sleek Web-connected printer perfect to fit in any room in the house. Designed with the living room in mind this all-in-one features an incredibly slim and compact design as well as whisper-quiet operation and a large, adjustable touchscreen that retracts after printing to maintain its streamlined appearance when not in use.

Here are some of the fun things you can make with your new HP ENVY 120! You can see them better in my HP Pin the Halls board.



And since it’s Christmas… I wanted to help start your new year off with a bang! Thanks to HP Pin the Halls program, I have one of these super sweet HP Envy printers just for one of you!! No kidding! And not only that, I also have a $50 Gift Card to Snapfish, and a FREE Holiday value pack that includes free photopaper, envelopes, and a “swatch book” that has printing project ideas!

 I mean, I figured with all of you out there madly printing my curriculum, it just seemed like an appropriate way to say thanks!

I know it’s Christmas Eve, so I’m giving extra time on this giveaway, so you have until Jan. 4, 2013 to enter!

Fill out the rafflecopter below to enter!


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Click below if you missed any of my posts on the HP Pin the Halls program!

For more information click on any of the product links below:

For more great ideas visit the HP Holiday Headquarters and the HP Creative Studio! There are some great ideas, printables, and more that HP has for you!

Meanwhile, I’ve been busy trying to pin some great ideas on my Christmas boards as well, and they have links to some of the products I have coming up! Check out my pinterest boards here:

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!



  1. I love going into the woods with my family to find our Christmas tree. Then bringing it home to decorate while listening to Christmas music.

  2. Thank you for this! Merry Christmas, Erica!
    Our faves are the advent calendar and cutting down a Christmas tree in the woods!

  3. My favorite tradition is celebrating Jesus’ birthday. My MIL doesn’t even put up the tree until after the kids go to bed on Christmas Eve.

  4. I love celebrating Noche Buena with all my family and relatives, followed by opening of presents!

  5. I ;ove decorating Christmas cookies!

  6. My favorite Christmas tradition is caroling with family and friends by the fire. So fun! 🙂

  7. Celebrating the whole Advent season!

  8. The one that we started with our kiddos is watching the movie Nativity on Christmas Eve, we also open one present (which is always PJ’s and I did it when I was a kids and now I do it with my 6 kiddos).

  9. I love being with family I only see a handful of times a year! 🙂

  10. My favorite Christmas tradition is singing carols and watching “the nativity” together on Christmas night. And then also seeing family on Christmas Day. We lived away from home for several years and its nice to be able to be close to family during the Holidays.

  11. Our favorite activity is baking cookies, advent calendar and watching White Christmas

  12. Decorating the Christmas tree.

  13. Mary Monroe says:

    lots of things 😉 but 3 at the top of my list of cooking with the kids, putting up the tree and having an ornament for each year with each family members name on it !!

  14. Packing Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes and going around to look at Christmas lights in different neighborhoods.

  15. Lie the Christmas ev get together with m family; food and games

  16. I look forward to decorating the tree.

  17. london ingoglia says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is baking cookies and taking them around to all our awesome neighbors. It’s just a nice way to let them know we appreciate them. : )

  18. My favorite holiday tradition is a baking day that we have with my mom, aunt, cousin, her daughter and my girls at the beginning of December. It’s a time when we can spend time together before the holiday rush. 🙂 Merry, merry!

  19. My favorite holiday tradition for our family is driving through Celebrate Jesus. It is a drive through live display of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Lights, people, animals. To see my kids wonder, love it!

  20. Getting a real tree & decorating it! And mailing Christmas cards and receiving them from far away friends and family.

  21. My favorite tradition is on Christmas eve, we eat lots of good food, watch a new Christmas movie and the anticipation the kids have when putting out snacks for Santa and the reindeer is priceless.

  22. Making cookies for Santa. 🙂

  23. Our favorite holiday tradition is seeing family that we only get to see once a year.

  24. Baking cookies with the kids…

  25. Kayla Rice says:

    Decorating the tree with the kiddos.

  26. Cutting down a Christmas tree together!

  27. My favorite Christmas tradition is sleeping as a family in the family room on Christmas Eve with only the Christmas tree lights on. It is so much fun to wake up Christmas morning all snuggled together and open up presents from our “beds”.

  28. Taking my kids to see Christmas lights and visiting the Christmas Train (and Santa) at Irvine Park are my favorite traditions.

  29. Our favorite tradition is our birthday party for Jesus. The kids love that!

  30. My favorite is baking cookies with my kids

  31. I love going to the children’s service at church with my family and my parents.

  32. I love having the family together and celebrating Jesus’ birth and looking at lights!

  33. I love spending christmas day in our pajamas ….the entire day!

  34. Making Christmas goodies together

  35. Denise Smith says:

    Going as a family to cut a tree down and having all the kids over Christmas Day for gifts and dinner.

  36. Karen partin says:

    My favorite Holiday tradition is baking cookies and trimming the tree with my kids . Merry Christmas !

  37. Being with family and gift giving is my favorite. I just love the attention we all give to one another and the beams on other faces as they open a gift specially picked for them.

  38. Darla Bunyan says:

    One Christmas Eve, My husband and I let the kids open 2 presents, a new ornament for the tree, and Christmas PJ’s, then, we make goodies for Santa! The kids LOVE it!

  39. My favorite tradition is monkey bread birthday cake for Jesus. What’s a birthday party without a cake!!!

  40. After Christmas Eve service at church we drive around and look at Christmas lights.

  41. I might have a new one …. Love the minivan express idea! Going to do it tonight on Christmas Eve. Also, pancakes and homemade hot fudge sundaes Christmas Eve night. 🙂

  42. Crystal Cross says:

    Letting my kids open their Christmas Eve gift (always pajamas), and spending time with family.

  43. My favorite tradition is donating to the local food pantry and adopting a family. My kids get invokved and love picking out presents for the family.

  44. Nicole Carlson says:

    Each year with my parents and our family we go and cut down our Christmas tree. We pack a lunch and spend time walking through the forest and in fellowship. It is great.

  45. Just being with the family.

  46. My favorite tradition is driving around town looking at christmas lights and listening to christmas music on the radio. With cookies and cocoa in the car.

  47. Our favorite tradition is going to the local mall that has a light show

  48. Christmas music and looking at Christmas lights!

  49. Making our Jesus birthday cake together 🙂 Merry Christmas!

  50. I love listening to Christmas music and baking cookies with the kids.

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