Friday, December 7, 2018

A moment of nature can truly soothe the soul...ENJOY!

We've all heard the saying  "A picture is worth a thousand words"...

So that must mean a video is worth a MILLION...

Which is why I will let this video speak for itself...

Consider it my gift to you πŸ’–


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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

The PERFECT HOLIDAY GIFT for EVERYONE on your list!



I don't know about you, but EVERY SINGLE YEAR I stress out about what to get everyone for Christmas. 

I know, I know, I'm not alone, we all do it...

But I swear, every year right after the craziness of the holidays is over I think to myself:

OK, NEXT YEAR WILL BE DIFFERENT...

I WILL PLAN EARLY...


I WILL BE PREPARED...


I WILL KEEP NOTES ON MY PHONE...


I WILL REMEMBER WHEN SOMEONE SAYS SOMETHING ABOUT THAT ONE THING THEY REALLY WANT...


I WILL TAKE SCREENSHOTS SO I DON'T FORGET...


I WILL. FIND. THE PERFECT GIFT...


And every year, without fail... I FAIL...miserably!

Here we are, already one week into December and I'm scrambling, racking my brain, trying to figure out what to get everyone on my list...

So I figured I'd take a quick break...take a deep breath and share some great gifts I have given and received over the years in hopes that it might help you with your list and maybe you can share some of your ideas with me in return...a win/win!

So here goes...things I really LOVE to give and have really enjoyed receiving over the years!
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First, I truly believe you can not go wrong with photo gifts:

I absolutely πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’• Photo Coffee Mugs!!!



I designed all of these online at Walgreens. I include my favorite pictures from throughout the previous year.

Perfect gifts for grandparents and under $20. 


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Another big favorite of mine is photo ornaments. 

I try to make one for the family every year...here's one I found on Amazon:





You can pop your favorite picture right into the ornament. Super cute keepsake for a baby's first Christmas and you can't beat the price!

I also like this one...



...such a sweet keepsake for a great price and it's available on Amazon Prime, so FREE SHIPPING...
(honestly, is there any other way to shop?!) 

I have also made my own homemade ornaments over the years for friends and family...a fun DIY craft with the kids!



In my opinion, giving a PHOTO GIFT really shows you care. It shows that you have really put some time into thinking about the specific picture, the type of gift and MOST IMPORTANTLY, the special person you are giving it to...

In other words, it's NOT one of those last-minute, after-thought type of a gifts...

BUT, it is a gift, that in many cases, can be ready in less than an hour!

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Ok, the next gift is a SPLURGE...but trust me when I tell you... THIS IS WORTH IT...it's the gift that keeps on giving...

THE SONOS SOUND SYSTEM...
We use this almost every single day. So while it might be a bit pricey, it's worth it! 

It's honestly the best and only sound system you will ever need. 

Simply put, you buy the components (we have one in our living room, kitchen, office, bathroom and outside), plug them in, download the app, pick a song from whatever source you choose and voila...you have amazing surround sound in every room of your house! 

I'm listening to it right now...love flooding the house with holiday music this time of year!

It's IDIOT-PROOF...promise! 

And the best part (besides being idiot-proof) you can play different songs in every room of your house. 

Honestly SONOS is a game-changer!


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Last, but certainly not least, is something I got at the checkout at Ulta Beauty as a giveaway/freebie...


It's "EXUVIANCE BIONIC OXYGEN FACIAL"

I honestly threw it to the side when I got home and didn't even think twice about it at first...

But WHOA NELLY am I glad I tried it...

This stuff is the BOMB DOT COM

Trust me when I tell you it feels AMAZING

Seconds after you massage it in, it starts to go to town on your face!

I actually had to get out of the shower & look in the mirror to see what was happeningπŸ˜‚...

What started out as a simple face cream turned into a FULL-ON FOAM FACIAL IN SECONDS!

You can feel it working...it's like snap, crackle and pop...but on your face...I know, that sounds strange...so strange, but it's the only way I can think to describe the sensation.

It's seriously so cool! 

I am so-not-one to keep up with a skin-care regime, but this is so easy and so awesome and I'm hooked.

This would be a great gift for anyone on your list...especially yourself 😜...


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So there you have it...some of my favorite holiday gift ideas

For the love of God I beg of you to share some of your favorite gift ideas below in the comments....please...I'm desperate!!!

Trying to pick the perfect gifts for teens is going to be the death of me!

Thanks again for taking the time to read my blog...

I wish you and yours the HAPPIEST OF HOLIDAY SEASONS!

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

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