10 Unique Mens Gift Ideas

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I have the same problem every year--my husband's birthday and Christmas fall within three weeks of each other.  So basically I use up all my gift ideas for him on his birthday and Christmas always seems to be a bit of a letdown.  Plus, he is the type of guy to buy himself things that he wants instead of waiting for it, which makes his wish list very short.  So I've had to get creative and I have come up with this list of 15 unique mens gift … [Read more...]

5 Minute Hot Chocolate Gift

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This post first appeared on Tatertots and Jello. It's time to start thinking gift-everything.  Gifts for kids, parents, siblings, spouses.  But don't forget gifts for neighbors, teachers, co-workers, bosses, and anyone else you might need to whip up a quick gift for!  Today I'm sharing a 5-minute hot chocolate gift.  It seriously couldn't be easier! Supplies: Mug (mine was from IKEA) Sharpie, fine tip Hot chocolate mix Mini … [Read more...]

LeapBand and LeapTV Review

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It's time to start embarking on the daunting task of Christmas shopping!  And today I will help you out with a question that might be on your mind, as it has been on mine lately:  which video game system should I get for my kids? If your kids are around my kids' ages you might wonder if getting them video games is something you should do.  Well I'm not a pediatrician who is going to tell you no TV or video games until your child is 25, I'm … [Read more...]

Decorating for Real Life

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My beautiful and talented friend Wendy Hyde has just written a book.  And it's an incredible book too.  I received it last week and couldn't put it down.  I've read other decorating books and they seemed to be filled with the same types of design.  So if you don't happen to like that style, then too bad.  It's called "Decorating for Real Life." Wendy's book is filled with all different sorts of design styles, inspired from real people's … [Read more...]

8 Personalized Gift Ideas Under $50 (& giveaway)

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Personal Creations. **Spoiler for Michelle--don't keep reading unless you want to know what your Christmas presents are!** Every year I put off all my Christmas shopping until December and every year I want to punch myself in the throat.  I hate how stressful the holidays can be!  My family does a gift exchange among siblings--and I have 10 siblings.  So we rotate through and this … [Read more...]

10 Back to School Teacher Gift Ideas

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Here in Utah, there are only about 3 weeks left until school starts! And yes, I did say that with an exclamation point because I'm SO ready for my kids to be back in a routine. This summer has been long for us, since all our money is going into building our house, we didn't take a vacation or go anywhere. And I'm impatient this year, since I'm dying to be in my own house which won't be done until Christmas. But Back to SCHOOL...I think we are … [Read more...]

Puzzle Photo Frames Gift & Giveaway!

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Personal Creations. As Moms and Dads get older, I feel like they get harder and harder to give meaningful gifts to.  They always seem to have everything they want, and things like movies or lotion sometimes feel lame.  When giving to parents, you just really want to give them something that demonstrates your love for them and shows them their life and accomplishments.  For most people, … [Read more...]

20 Handmade Christmas Gifts to Start Now

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I know Christmas is RIGHT around the corner and you all are super excited to see all the Christmas ornaments at Hobby Lobby right?? Seeing as it's July...maybe not so much.  But I always like to post some handmade Christmas gifts at this time because Christmas is so overwhelming with the number of things you have to do that handmade gifts tend to not happen.  If you put them off until December, chances are it will become next year's gift am I … [Read more...]