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A Contributor Christmas :: Elf on the Shelf and Custom Card Giveaway

I just love all of my sweet contributors.  ‘A Bird and A Bean‘ wouldn’t be the same without them.  And I am super excited to tell you that two of our lovely ladies are offering one great Christmas giveaway, right here, just for A Bird and A Bean readers!  Aren’t they so sweet?!  LOVE THEM!…Read More

Snow Queen for print

The Snow Queen at the Cincinnati Children’s Theatre {Giveaway}

It’s always so fun to see what the Cincinnati Children’s Theatre will come out with next.  I enjoy taking my kids to all of the shows there.  This whole season looks great.  I really enjoyed The Beauty and The Beast last month and can’t wait for the newest play there.  The Snow Queen!  Ooooo!  Fun! Good…Read More

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Thank a Teacher

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Chevrolet for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Oh, teachers.  So often under appreciated.  I should know.  I was one!    I taught in the public schools for 15 years, before recently staying home to homeschool my own kids.  So, I guess actually I’m…Read More

5 products to help you get organized

5 Products To Help You Get Organized

  Hi guys.  I am so stinking excited to introduce you to our newest contributor here at A Bird and A Bean.  We have a new ‘organizing contributor’!!   YAY!!  Her name is Erica and she is AWESOME!  Her blog is called Girl Organized and it’s absolutely gorgeous, just like her!  I know you’re going to…Read More


VTech Retro Phone {Giveaway}

I really like VTech.  I have reviewed some of their products before and I am always pleased.  So far I have only reviewed products for kids.  But, this Retro Phone is so cool!  I would love to have one.   It makes me all nostalgic!   The VTech Retro Phone with Connect to Cell Make more…Read More


Good Tips Tuesday Link Up #46

Good Tips Tuesday Link Up Party I love all the recipes that were linked up last week.  It was so hard to choose just 5.  They all looked so amazing.  I know fall is set in and winter is on the way when all I want to do is eat baked goods!!! We want this…Read More


Bucket List To Do :: See the Northern Lights

My bucket list is so long.  And it’s constantly growing.  I really love to travel and see new things and experience different cultures.  Seeing the Northern Lights has always been on my list.  I WILL SEE THEM SOMEDAY!!  And now I know that I want to see them on a Hurtigruten cruise!  I’ve never taken…Read More

Printable Advent Calendar

Free Printable :: Advent Calendar

 Hi A Bird and A Bean friends.  I’m excited about today’s Free Printable Advent Calendar!! Around our home we love the holidays and we’re always on the lookout for decorating freebies (I’m a cheapskate when it comes to decor that will only be used once every year). My boys in particular love Christmas (free gifts..who…Read More


VTech Innotab Max {Giveaway}

Have you started Christmas shopping, yet?  Are you thinking about maybe getting your kids a tablet for Christmas?  There are a lot of options out there.  I was excited to get to review an Innotab Max from VTech. The InnoTab® MAX is the fastest 7″ kids’ tablet!  It’s VTech’s 4th generation kids’ learning tablet has so…Read More


The VTech Innotab Max

I received an Innotab MAX from VTech for review purposes.  All thoughts and opinions are 100 percent  my own. It’s that time of the year! Have you started shopping for Christmas?  Are you done?  Have you even started thinking about gift ideas for your family?  Is a tablet for the kids on your radar? I…Read More