Showing posts with label Santa. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Santa. Show all posts

Monday, September 26, 2016

#ProductReview: Christmas Santa Toilet Seat Cover #seatcover

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It may seem a little early to be considering purchasing things for Christmas, but for me, I shop all year round. I look at the Christmas decorations when I go to yard sales. I am currently cross-stitching a Christmas stocking for my youngest because I want it finished in time to use for this Christmas. I love Christmas and that's why I wanted to do this review. I have a half bathroom on the first floor of my house which is the bathroom pretty much every visitor uses. I have always wanted to completely overhaul it for my Christmas Eve Party, but I really didn't know what I wanted to do with it. Well I have been supplied with one Christmas Santa Toilet Seat Cover set that will now be my solution to this dilemma.

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This is a four piece set. It includes the actual toilet seat cover, a rug for around the bottom of the toilet, a cover for the top of the toilet and a Kleenex box cover. It is made out of 100% polyester according to the tags. It feels a lot like felt though for most of it. The beard for Santa is a different material, but I couldn't tell you exactly what that is. Important to note is that it says dry clean only. You cannot wash any of the pieces in you home washing machine. I think that is because some of the embellishments re hot glued on instead of sewn. For me, that restricts me to using the decoration for only my Christmas Eve party until my little kids get bigger. I'm potty training my middle child, so I'm afraid accidents will ruin it if I leave it out for the entire holiday season. It's a really cute design.

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I love Santa's face and the top part of the set, when you actually have a kleenex box in use will look like Santa's hat. You need the kleenex to show the white tuft on the hat. I don't keep kleenex in my bathroom because it is game for my kids to pull all the pieces out of it.

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My biggest complaint, other than my kids not letting me use it for the entire month of December, is that the piece that goes on top of the toilet is really big. It has elastic to hold it on the toilet top, but it just appears stretched out when it is hanging over it. I realize that this design it to make sure it will fit on nearly every style of toilet, but Santa's face is a bit tight to get on and I know that there are different sized toilet lids. It seems like the toilet top part should be a tight fit too. It's really a minor complaint. It still looks good all together in the bathroom.

A note about the rug, it does have some kind of padding inside of it. Just a little bit of foam to cushion your feet. The underneath is a piece of cloth that feels a little thin to me. It has those little rubber non-slip dots on it to help hold it in place. It's super cute. Just try not to get anything on it since you have to dry clean it.

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I really love the design. I wish it were machine washable so I could use it more.

You can purchase this Christmas Santa Toilet Seat cover from Amazon at

Saturday, December 24, 2011

iCaughtSanta Winners Part 2

Well I am thoroughly pleased! I really didn't expect to get a big turn out on the second giveaway since there are a lot of iCaughtSanta giveaways going on right now. However, I ended up with 85 valid entries for 9 unique entrants. I am very happy with that! Thank you to everyone that participated and for all the follows. Without further ado, here are the winners!

  • Kayla Syslk for adding me to her Google+ Circles
  • Ten Coupons for following me on twitter
  • Belinda for liking the blog post
  • Suzanne Ds for following on GFC
  • Brittany Boardley Renaldi for following @catchacharacter on twitter

The winners have been emailed their codes! I hope you enjoy your photos as much as I do! Everyone have a
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Sunday, December 18, 2011

My First Winners!!!

My first giveaway turned out better than I expected! I ended up with 75 valid entries for 19 unique entrants. I am very happy with that! Thank you to everyone that participated and for all the follows. I actually have been given 5 more codes to give out and will set up another rafflecopter giveaway for that shortly. Without further ado, my FIRST winners!

  • Jill L for following on YouTube
  • Kelly Moran for following on GFC
  • Kim Davis for leaving a blog post comment
  • Kelly Moran (yes she was drawn twice) for following @catchacharacter on twitter
  • MomofTwo for following on GFC

The winners have been emailed their codes! I hope you enjoy your photos as much as I do! If you are interested in trying to win one of five more codes, stay tuned for the next giveaway!

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Saturday, December 10, 2011

iCaughtSanta Review and Giveaway

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Yay! My first opportunity to do a giveaway. Now I know I don't have a lot of followers right now (only 13), but hopefully this will be the start of getting new followers! I got an email yesterday about an opportunity to try out This is really an awesome idea. This is a place where you upload your Christmas photos and put Santa in the photo. This is an opportunity for you to give your children photographic proof that Santa is real. One of the things that I really like about this is that everyone who uses the site will have the SAME Santa in their pictures. Why is that so cool? Well imagine that you are having a big extended family Christmas. Kids are told that Santa goes to every house on Christmas Eve night to deliver presents. If you capture Santa on camera at your house and say your parents' house as well, you can show your kids that the SAME Santa went to both places. If you are photo software savvy, you can even put a time stamp on the photos to show that Santa went to each house at a slightly different time. Wouldn't that be neat? I so want to have a picture of my home, my in-law's home, my parents' home, and my grandparent's home. I want to put different timestamps on each one like 12-25-2011 12:00:01 AM, 12-25-2011 12:00:03 AM, 12-25-2011 12:00:05 AM, and 12-25-2011 12:00:07 AM. This will give the illusion to my son later when he understands that Santa was at each house merely seconds apart. Isn't that a neat idea?

I first tried out the site using their photos to learn more about it. What I did was select the "Try it Free" option. The initial page that shows up looks like the image below.

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In the image you can see Santa, but that is not the only way Santa can look. You actually have 20 different poses you can pick so you get the one that looks the best for your photos. Another way to make all those different family photos look different. You put Santa in each household's photo looking different so your kids don't pick up on it being a manufactured photo. You can even change the size of Santa to better fit the photo and to position him in such a way that it makes sense. I changed Santa to be one bending over the presents and made him a little bigger since it looked like the tree was 20 feet tall compared to him.

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Some other options you have are:
  1. Rotate Santa
  2. Flip Santa vertical/horizontal
  3. Add a Photo border (21 to choose from)
  4. Zoom in on your photo (allows you to cut out anything you don't want seen)
  5. Rotate your photo
  6. Change the color of Santa in shades varying from black/white to bright red
  7. Change the brightness of Santa - Why would you need this? Maybe you took your picture with the flash on and everything is really "bright" looking. You can try to match Santa's brightness so he blends in better.

Simple enough really. My next step was to generate my own Proof using a code that supplied to me for this review. I took a picture of my little Christmas tree just this afternoon for this purpose. It's not completely decorated yet, but my son is only 15 months old. Next year he might question why the date isn't on Christmas Eve or why the tree isn't decorated, but my plan is to tell him that Santa decided to visit early to make sure he was being a good little boy. We'll try to encourage that whole naughty and nice list thing. ;)

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Well I guess I don't have to worry about the date on the photo...I am making my picture as I write this post, obviously. The date in my photo is being covered up by Santa which is actually pretty perfect. I decided not to add a border to the photo. It's going to go in my scrapbook so I will probably give it a special border later. I also changed the color of Santa's suit to be close to our tapestry on the left side of the picture. This is going to be so cool to have for next year. I will show it to Drake and we can start the season of believing. Share the magic with everyone!

After you create your picture you are also supplied with 5 links to watch Santa interacting IN THE PHOTO. This is so cool. You can then show your child the video of Santa in their own house. What more proof does a child need? It's pretty obvious to an adult that Santa is moving around independently of the photo, but your son or daughter will be a believer for sure for a few years. I know my youngest brother would have FLIPPED to see something like this when we were little. Check out one of the videos from my experience.

Buy Your own Santa Proof
Want to try this out yourself? is giving my followers 25% off your order when you use the code SAVE25 at purchase.

Try for your chance to WIN free codes to get your proof of Santa's existence. I have 5 codes to giveaway to 5 lucky people. Now this is my first giveaway, so bear with me on doing this. I signed up with Rafflecopter, but I have to figure out how to use it.