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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Dermalogica Skincare Kits #dryskin #brightenskin #holidaygiftguide

This holiday season, we've been hunting down the best skincare products we can find to gift to our loved ones. Dermalogica carries some really great skin kits that will make great presents and stocking stuffers for both men and women. Check out two of our favorites below:

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Crispin Cider for the Holidays! #holidayparty #festivedrinks

This season, we're hosting more holiday parties and family gatherings than usual. That said, we consider the food and beverage menu extra important to satisfy our guests! We have a pretty solid list of festive cocktails, but we have been looking for a great cider to add to our spread.

This year, we're going with Crispin Cider Co. ciders. They add a nice, light option for our friends and family and their a great alternative to beer. The ciders are naturally fermented using raw, unpasteurized juice from fresh-pressed apples and pears grown in Washington and Oregon. The flavors and aromatic notes are so fruity that the real juice taste comes through well. 

Holiday Tech for Everyone...Giveaway! #LeMall #BuildYourEcosystem #holidaygift #giveaway

This holiday season tech gifts are top of the list. If you're looking for a one-stop shopping site for all of your technology gift-giving,  visiting the LeMall website will allow you to take care of your shopping list and receive rewards at the same time. You can also put together your holiday tech wishlist! 

One particular brand, LeEco boasts premium, quality products that compete with Samsung, Google, Apple, Sony at a lower price with great entertainment options. If you aren't familiar with LeEco products, visit LeMall to learn about them.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Review: 3-in-1 Planner #HomeOrganization

This week we had the opportunity to review the Bi-silque MasterVision 3-in-1 Planner that carries in their online store. With all of the classes, dinners, travel and friend/family events that we need to keep up with, a visual calendar has been really helpful. We really like the size of the board because the squares are large enough to write important details about events and the additional "Notes" section allows us to keep a list of groceries we are in need of leading up to grocery shopping day. The dry erase marker writes smoothly and wipes off easily. (I do wish the marker had an eraser on it's cap.) I didn't anticipate using the cork board as much as we do, but it's been a great place to pin up doctor appointment cards, invitations, and photos of family and friends. In fact, I'd really love the cork section to be larger with as much as we use it. I've been able to work around this by sliding the snap-on tray to the far right. This allows us to pin larger papers and photos that need more room to hang down. I wasn't sure how we would like only being able to see one month at a time rather than a traditional old yearly calendar that we flip up each month. Overall, we both ended up preferring the dry erase one month planner because we found the need to change and update events throughout the month. 

Monday, November 28, 2016

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Transform Your Skin #miracleskintransformer #mudmask #holidaygift

Miracle Skin Transformer has a highly regarded reputation for improving skin. I found out about this brand last year after commenting on a family member's beautiful skin. She has used many of the products for a little over two years now and looking at the improvements in her skin made me a believer in her regimen. I've tried a quite a bit of the line, but my two absolute favorites are the Miracle Revival Mud and the Miracle Skin Transformer Triple Active Night Treatment. I love to gift them to friends and family members and I feel like I have built up a reputation of trust with them when it comes to fantastic skincare suggestions. These two products will be in a lot of my gift baskets this year. Learn more about them below:

Sunday, November 27, 2016

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: ShaveMOB Razors #stockingstuffer #holidaygift #shavesmarter

Incite the MOB this holiday season! ShaveMOB has gathered quite the following for their premium razors at reasonable prices. They offer both men's and women's razor option, with three types of razors made from high grade stainless steel, based on the type of shave you require. My husband has a pretty tough beard, so he uses The Caveman razor, which uses 6 blades to get the job done. A combo set of razor, blades and the TeaTree Shave Cream will make the perfect holiday gift or stocking stuffer this Christmas. Check out the details below:

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: L'Occitane for the Holidays! #loccitane #holiday gift #stockingstuffer

Men have a reputation for being difficult to shop for. My husband is no different. When I find a quality gift set that I know he'll use, I snatch it up, occasion or not! Luckily, I found a fantastic one that will be perfect for this Christmas. The L'Occitan Collection contains a great set of bathroom products that are useful for both home and travel. Check it out below to see learn more:

Monday, November 21, 2016

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: World Coffee Tour Box #BeanBox #coffeelover

World Coffee Tour Box

Each year we try to find the coolest coffee gift for the holiday season. This year, we came across the World Coffee Tour Box from Bean Box and knew right away it was a winner. The box arrives with 16 different gourmet samples from the world's top coffee-producing regions. As soon as we opened the box, the room was filled with an amazing coffee aroma. (It makes sense because the company does guarantee freshness.) 

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: DC Comics Super Heroes Character Encyclopedia & 365 Things to do with LEGO Bricks

LEGOS are always a hit for the holidays and this year we've found two excellent books that will excite any little LEGO-lovers! The first, 365 Things to Do with LEGO Bricks, provides a LEGO activity for every day of the year.The other, DC Comics Super Heroes Character Encyclopedia combines two major kid interests: Super Heroes and Legos. When we find gifts that combine our children's interests with reading, we consider it an exceptional find!

Saturday, November 19, 2016

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Vineralla Umbrella #holidaygift #vinrella

Have you seen these wine bottle umbrellas by Vinrella yet? We absolutely love them! Wrap it up as a stocking stuffer or give as a holiday gift for a fun and functional gift this year. These umbrellas come in a wide variety of patterns and colors so that you can choose one that best fits the personality of your friend or family member. They have a unique no-drip design that seals your wet umbrella away in a bottle to protect your purse or briefcase. Living in a major city and commuting to work and back makes the seal extra helpful for traveling! The price is reasonable, too, at $20.00 an umbrella.