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Sunday, December 9, 2018

2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Three French Loves Gift Baskets Overseas #winebaskets #overseasgifts


We love giving gift baskets during the holiday season! They're a fantastic, effortless way to give an upscale present that sends that special sentiment you're looking for. Trying to put together a quality gift to ship overseas, or even to another state can be difficult. Recently, we came across GiftBasketsOverseas.com, a site with a phenomenal gift basket selection that ships to over 200 countries across the world. I wish we had known about it sooner! It's the perfect way to send heartfelt gifts to loved ones across any distance. We chose to gift their Three French Loves to USA wine basket to our red wine lovers. Learn more about it below, then head over to browse their entire selection!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Raw Spice Bar #stockingstuffers #cookinggifts #subscriptiongifts


Every holiday season, we struggle to find the perfect gift for my father-in-law. This season, we are excited to say that we have nailed it with the help of Raw Spice Bar! Any cook in your family is sure to love it. Raw Spice Bar offers global spices, spice subscriptions and spice gifts that are freshly ground and salt-free. Whether you're looking for creative stocking stuffers to meet each person's unique tastes, or a gift subscription of spices that change seasonally, Raw Spice Bar is a fun, festive gift that will stand out above the rest.  Check out three of our own stocking stuffer picks below!

Friday, November 30, 2018

Spread the Holiday Cheer with Thirty-One Gifts Essentials Storage Tote & Littles Holiday Carry-All Caddies!


The holidays are a busy time of year. Because our family's schedule is especially hectic during the holiday season, we wanted to find quick, easy ways to put together festive gifts for friends, neighbors and teachers without sacrificing quality and personal touch. Those of you who follow us often know that we love Thirty-One Gifts, so we were super excited when we came across their Essentials Storage Tote and Littles Holiday Carry-All Caddies. Toss in your gifts and treats with a little tissue paper and you've got a fantastic upscale presentation that can't be any easier!

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Holiday Gift Guide 2018: EatSmart Precision Tracker Digital Scale #giftsforthehome #bathroomscale


One of the gifts on our Christmas list this year is a bathroom scale for our in-laws. They just moved into a new home so we've been on the hunt for a sleek, modern scale with a few helpful gadgets. This week, we found the new EatSmart Precision Tracker Digital Bathroom Scale and it's exactly what we were hoping for!

Monday, November 26, 2018

2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Tic Tac Tongue #giftsforkids #familygamenight


Looking for a fantastically fun board game that is sure to bring lots of laughs for the whole family? Tic Tac Tongue is the "Must-Have" children's game of the season. It's a battle of the lizards as each player straps on a lizard mask and prepares for a game of skill and speed! We love how simple the rules are and even the younger kids in our family can participate. Since it's an action game, kids can work on fine motor skills as they play, too. For those of you who are like me, you probably want to know about the germ factor. You'll be happy to know that all 4 lizard masks have washable mouthpieces and tongues, that can be sanitized when the game is over! We expect this game to become a top pick for children's gifts this year.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts that Give Goosebumps! #Scholastic #giftsforkids


The holidays are upon us and this year we're giving books from the popular series that the kids in our family love: Goosebumps by R.L. Stine! This series has become a rite of passage in our family. My husband and I used to read them when we were young, so it's pretty cool to see that Goosebumps books are still in such high demand. It's been a fantastic motivator for the reluctant readers in our family. They've expanded to quite a few spooky collections, too. This season, we've chosen books from the Goosebumps: Hall of Horrors collection that are sure to be a hit. 

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Create the Perfect Party Flow for Your Holiday Gatherings! #TitanGreatOutdoors #holidayhosting #partytips


There's nothing we love more around this time of year than throwing holiday parties! In our house, there's no such thing as too many guests, but creating space for everyone can become a stressful endeavor. We always want to ensure a great flow throughout our home, so that our guests have a variety of conversational areas to munch on goodies and mingle with each other during the party. This year, we've finally perfected our layout with the help of Titan Great Outdoors. Check out our tips below and get inspired to create the perfect flow for your own parties this season!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Chi Rocket Hair Dryer #beautygifts #HolidayCHI #haircare


Haircare products are always popular gift items during the holiday season. I've always been a fan of CHI products and the CHI Hello Beautiful Rocket Hair Dryer is no exception! This high-end hair dryer is powerful enough to cut down drying time by 50-percent, making it a fantastic timesaver for busy lifestyles. We also love that the CHI Hello Beautiful Rocket is light and quiet, making it easier to use and a lot more pleasant! What makes this hair dryer even better is it has very low electromagnetic frequency (EMF) output and a light indicator on the side of the dryer that activates when you're producing infrared and ionic heat. Heat can wreak havoc on hair, so using the proper tools is essential!

Monday, November 12, 2018

2018 Holiday Gift Guide: STEM books for the Holidays #scienceforkids #STEM #educationalgifts


Those of you who follow us often know that we love giving educational gifts to the children in our family. Over the past few years, we've really focused on gifts that complement the STEM curriculum (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), and feel it's never too young to get our little ones interested! National Geographic Kids Books never disappoints in this area. The content is always written in a way that is easy for little readers to understand and the illustrations and photographs draw them in and keep them engaged. This year, we decided to put together an earth science book basket that makes a perfect for gift for young readers, classroom teachers, holiday auctions, and more! Check it out below...


Wednesday, November 7, 2018

2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Cook up a Great Gift with ThermoWorks Silicone Spatulas! #giftsforthehome #cookingifts #gourmetgifts



This year, we've found the perfect gift suggestion for the cook in your life! ThermoWorks Silicone Spatulas are top quality, high end kitchen utensils that are sure to be a hit for the holidays. Rated to 600°F and at 12.5 inches long, they are the ideal weight and length for mixing, folding, serving, spreading, scraping, stirring and flipping. The spatula's design uses a square corner that fits into tight spots in a pan or deep down into jar bottoms. We can't wait to gift these no-hassle spatulas to the top chefs in our own family!