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Gift Guide for the Wine-a-holic

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Cheers…it’s a holiday gift guide for the person who loves wine!

They say write what you know, so I am writing a gift guide for people who love wine.

Like myself.

Here is a list of gift ideas for anyone on your list who loves wine. Read More »

Parenting

Gift Guide for the Tired Mom

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A selection of holiday gifts for the tired mom in your life!

Whether you’re a mom of a kid who isn’t sleeping through the night or you’re just too damn busy to get a full night of sleep, this is the gift guide for you.

Or actually, it’s for whoever is shopping for you.

Know a tired mom? Get her something on this list. Read More »

Parenting

Great Gift Idea for Father’s Day!

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Celebrate Dad this year by putting him in the story with cute personalized books!

One of the best gifts my kids received last Christmas was a personalized story book from Put Me In The Story.

My daughter got one about her and all the Disney princesses, my son got one about him and the Justice League, and my other son was featured in a “Ben and Elmo, Off to School!” book.

They were honestly so cute. Not only were their names weaved into the story, but their pictures, too!

If you’re tired of getting Dad the same old tie or sweater for Father’s Day, why not try something different this year? Read More »

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide {Little Kids}

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Ideas for gifts for littler kids.

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This Holiday Gift Guide was the easiest for me to put together because I have two highly-qualified panelists living in my house…a three-year-old boy and a five-year-old girl.

Every day I hear what new thing they want on their list for Santa Claus.

Here is the best of the best… Read More »

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide {Babies & Toddlers}

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Gift ideas for the littlest members of the family!

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This is actually an easy age to shop for because you can really choose anything you want– unlike my three and five-year-olds with very specific lists of toys.

Clothes and board books are always solid gift options for the younger set, or take a look at these holiday gift ideas for babies and toddlers. Read More »

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5 Beach House Hostess Gifts

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Here are some ideas of what to bring as a hostess gift when you’re visiting a friend’s beach house.

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Headed to a friend’s beach house for the weekend? Don’t be a bad guest and show up empty handed.

Here are five hostess gift ideas that are sure to please all types of beach house owners.

5 Beach House Hostess Gifts

1. For The Mom… an infant beach bucket filled with goodies. Grab one of those bucket and pail duos you see at Target or the drugstore, then add a cute hooded towel and a Mustela “Bébé on the Go” travel set. It’s a perfect set that Mom can keep at the beach house instead of lugging toiletries from home, because it contains all the essentials: facial cleansing cloths, body lotion, and cleansing gel.

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2. For The Wino…a lovely set of beach wine glasses. Wine glasses at the beach?! It’s no longer impossible. The Beach Glass® has a special design that holds it upright in sand, snow, and grass. Also, it won’t break because it’s made of durable BPA-free acrylic! Perfect for a sunset picnic on the beach.

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3. For The One Who Likes Beachy Decor…a beach-themed decorative sign. Amazon and Etsy are full of beachy, cute, decorative signs. I like this one, but there are plenty of others– funny ones, cute ones, and one that will fit every personality.

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4. For The Person Who Needs to Relax…an ocean-scented candle. Just because summer’s over doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a lovely summery candle when you’re back in the real world.

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5. For The Beer-Lover…a six-pack caddy with bottle opener and cap-catcher. I found a similar one at Kohl’s around Father’s Day and it was only $19.99, but my husband loves it. Wait til this one goes on sale or definitely use your Kohl’s coupon to get this, because the retail price of $59.99 is too expensive.

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Other no-fail, last-minute gift ideas: a bottle of wine or a gift card to a local restaurant.

And if you’re the one who’s sad about summer ending then just treat yourself to one of these gifts…with back to school looming, you deserve it!

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The Tradition of Food

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Celebrate holiday traditions with Hickory Farms and feel good about yourself! Hickory Farms is proud to support No Kid Hungry® and the U.S. Armed Forces.

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Much like children do, adults innately crave structure. Routine. Familiarity.

That is why traditions matter.

There is something inherently comforting about doing the same activity year after year. You create a shared memory with family and friends and that memory is reinforced each time you repeat it. Read More »

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Crafters & Co. Collection: Review & Giveaway

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Meet the newest member of the Hallmark family…the Crafters & Co. collection of luxurious teas, soaps, candles, and more! Keep reading to find out how you can win your own!

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With all of the lovely gifts Hallmark offers, it was only a matter of time before the company introduced a line of teas, candles, soaps, and accessories.

Introduced this year, the Crafters & Co. collection is available exclusively at Hallmark Gold Crown® stores and online at Hallmark.com. The products are made with the highest quality ingredients by companies who are passionate about how they do what they do. Read More »

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Holiday Gift Guide 2015: For Her

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It’s so weird, but I have practically NO trouble filling out a holiday gift guide of women’s presents!

It’s only when I have to buy for a guy that I get stumped. Go figure! (I still did find some pretty cool gifts for guys, though.)

Everything on this list is something that I legitimately want for Christmas. Take note, family! 

Here are 13 amazing gifts for the ladies in your life… Read More »

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Holiday Gift Guide 2015: For Him

Gift Guide For Him Blog

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My husband is notoriously hard to shop for and find an original gift. Sure, he has a list of things he will explicitly tell me that he wants, but I like to come up with ideas on my own.

Here are some gifts for guys that I have found in my dedicated Internet research. 

I hope that whether you’re searching for a gift for your husband, your boyfriend, your father, your grandfather, or your brother, that you will be able to find a suitable item on this list of gifts for guys.

If not, there’s always booze. And lotto tickets. Read More »

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Best Toys of 2015 (Parents Magazine)

Best Toys of 2015

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After testing out all of this year’s hottest toys, Parents magazine has just released its list of the Best Toys of 2015 and I have them here for you!

There are four categories: birth to 12 months, toddlers, preschoolers, and ages 5 & up. Most of the toys are available on Amazon. 

So if you’re looking to get a jump on your holiday shopping, here you go! Read More »

Parenting Problems/Tips

8 Gifts to Give Your Frenemy’s Kid

8 Gifts to Give Your Frenemy's Kid

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Ahhh, the frenemy. That woman who talks smack about the brownies you made for the bake sale and then pretends like she’s your BFF in the carpool line. 

So what do you do when your little angel gets invited to her little monster’s birthday party? Why you smile sweetly, RSVP “yes,” and give her kid one of these eight annoying birthday gifts, of course!

1. Ball popper. I let my kids walk around with the ball popper at Target, but it always remains on that section of the checkout lane where you toss all the crap you’re pretending to buy your kids. Because there’s no way in hell it’s coming home with us. Read More »

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22 Easter Books for Kids

22 Easter Books for Kids

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I’m on an anti-sugar kick, because I realized that we eat way too much of it in my house. So instead of filling my kids’ Easter baskets with candy, I’m going to get them some non-sweet items. Like Easter books!

I love to add to our holiday book collection each year. There are so many great selections on this list and there are lots that are under $6! Read More »

Parenting

21 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Guys

Valentine's Day Gifts for Guys

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Valentine’s Day is less than two weeks away.

It’s pretty easy to just think of it as a ladies’ holiday and not get your guy a present, but if you’re nice and want to buy him something here’s a list of gift ideas!

If my husband is lucky he will be getting the scarf that I promised him for Christmas. Oops! Read More »

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LeapFrog Creativity Camera: Review

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Do you have an old iPod touch or iPhone 4, 4s, or 5 just hanging around your house? Your child can put it to good use with the LeapFrog Creativity Camera, designed for children ages 3-6.

The LeapFrog Creativity Camera (sold at Verizon Wireless stores and online) is actually a protective case for your iPhone or iPod that, along with the free LeapFrog Creativity Camera app, transforms your phone into a kid-friendly camera.

But it’s not just a camera! Read More »

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The Daryl Dixon Lovers Gift Guide

Daryl Dixon Lovers Gift Guide

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Let’s get real– the one thing that a Daryl Dixon lover truly wants is not going to end up under your Christmas tree. And that’s Norman Reedus himself.

But certainly there have to be some acceptable substitutes? Of course!

After scouring the Internet for days (because life is boring when The Walking Dead is on hiatus), I’ve come up with a list of the BEST gifts for Daryl Dixon lovers.

If you see one you like, you know what to do– just yell “Claimed!” and it’s yours 😉 Read More »

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Holiday Gift Guide: Grandparents

Gift Guide grandparents

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Grandparents are easy to please.

They usually like anything that a little kid hands them. The cuter or more handmade, the better!

Of course there is always the option of having your kids just hand over an art project or drawing, but why not get an extra-special gift for them this holiday season? You could even take that work of art and turn it into a treasured keepsake (see #1 below)!

Here are seven gift ideas for grandparents. Read More »

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Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

Stocking Stuffers

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My usual stocking stuffer plan is getting a bunch of crap from the Target Dollar Section on Christmas Eve…lots of Hello, Kitty stuff and usually bubbles. (They always have bubbles there!)

In case you’d like to plan much cooler stockings for those in your family, here are some ideas: for her, for him, and for the kids. Read More »

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Holiday Gift Guide: Dads

Holiday Gift Guide Dads

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My husband is difficult to shop for. He doesn’t say what he wants and whenever I get him something that I think is good, he reacts in a less than thrilled manner.

Last year, for example, I redecorated his home office– new curtains, new framed pictures on the wall, new desk organizers, etc. That was met with crickets.

Here’s hoping that these gift ideas will suit him (and the fellas on your list) a little better!

(Oh, and even though the title says it’s gifts for dads, most items are suitable for any guys.) Read More »