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You will love Hickies, No tie laces

Posted on October 16, 2017 in 2017 Holiday Gift Guide kids Reviews women

We love Hickies!  My 6 year old doesn’t know how to tie shoes yet, and with Hickies, that’s okay.

Hickies are these incredibly cool looking plastic tabs that go on your shoes, in place of the laces.  Jacob can now wear lace up shoes, anytime he wants, because Hickies make it easy.

Last year for Christmas, Jacob’s sister got him the coolest shoes, only thing was, they had laces, and no non lace things worked.  Hickies would’ve been great, and now we have several packs of Hickies for this purpose.

You, too, will love Hickies, whether for you or your child.  My mother in law now uses Hickies.  She says it saves her from bending over to tie her shoes.  She loves them, and they are so stylish, on a 60 something woman.  And, my 6 year old loves them, because he can’t tie shoes.  So, to him, the are the perfect little trick.

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Make sure you get yours today, so that you can save 25% off.  Don’t forget to add the code, during checkout.  And, remember code is only good through October 31, 2017.

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This product was received from the Company for review purposes only. All thoughts and words in this post are my own and I was not paid to endorse it. I am only voicing my opinion about this product.

Magic Sketch Deluxe Kit for any little one

Posted on October 7, 2017 in 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Jacob, age 6, loves his Magic Sketch Deluxe Kit.  He uses it everyday, and has for 2 weeks.  I’m surprised it’s keeping his attention.  He’s into the electronics, but Magic Sketch has found something to occupy his mind.

You get everything in the featured, picture above, for one price ($29.95).  This is an excellent value for my child’s happiness.  He loves the Magic Sketch case, and when he hits the button, he can start again.  The roller stamps is his second favorite thing in the list.  He loves his doodles, but to think, he starts over, and does it over and over.  No more iPad, for now.  Just some doodles from a little boy who has my heart.

Features & Benefits:

  • See through screen for sketching
  • Multi color screen
  • 7 Year Battery Life
  • Durable and water resistant

I’m sure your child will love Magic Sketch, as much as my 6 year old.  It’s taken up a good bit of his day.  He went from Youtube, to Magic Sketch.  He does still turn the music on, but he’s so into the Magic Sketch, and I’m glad.  I was sick of him always being on the iPad, and he needed to really use his brain.  Now he can sketch, for hours, and I don’t have to worry about all the electronics.

He’s even lessened his time on his Xbox, because he’s so into the Magic Sketch.  And, it’s been two weeks, and he hasn’t, really, put it down yet.

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This product was received from the Company for review purposes only. All thoughts and words in this post are my own and I was not paid to endorse it. I am only voicing my opinion about this product.

 

Khor Vodka is Great

Posted on October 7, 2017 in 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

We love Khor Vodka.  It has a great taste, and settles well in your stomach.

We aren’t drinkers, so my dad tried it.  He said it was great, in the recipe, featured on their page, and found below.  So, I tried a taste, and it was mighty delicious.  Didn’t drink too much, though, because I don’t like being drunk.  Especially with having surgery in less than a week.

Orange is the new Black Drink:

  • 2 oz Khortytsa Platinum
  • 3 oz Blood Orange Soda (San Pellegrino)
  • 1 oz Pomegranate Juice (Pom) 
  • 1 Dash Orange Bitters (Fee Brothers)
  • 1/2 oz Lemon Juice

 

  • Glass: Rocks
  • Add all ingredients expect Pom Juice to glass over ice and stir. Top with Pom Juice. 
  • Garnish: Blood Orange

I couldn’t even taste the Vodka, that’s how great this drink was.

There’s an entire page of recipes, which is great.  It tells you which Khor to buy, because there are 4 different Khor to choose from.

My dad also tried the Hot Honey Pepper Vodka, and he said it had a different, but delicious, taste.  He’s not a heavy drinker, but knows great taste.  And, he tried the Risky Business Recipe on the page.  Said it was a delight as well.  I don’t like the taste of pepper, but he insisted I try it, so that I could get the feel.  It was a delicious, not so peppery, taste.

Check out the links above, for some great recipes.  You can make these great recipes as well.

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This product was received from the Company for review purposes only. All thoughts and words in this post are my own and I was not paid to endorse it. I am only voicing my opinion about this product.

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Winc has the Perfect Wine

Posted on October 4, 2017 in 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Winc is not your traditional wine club: we are a direct-distribution global wine company that personalizes the entire wine experience – We are perfecting how wine is made, distributed, perceived and purchased via our Palate Profile quiz that recommends wine based on your unique tastes and I’ll add enjoyed on behalf of a new generation of wine drinkers. It takes the hassle and guesswork out of picking a bottle from your local liquor store and delivers the perfect bottle directly to your doorstep. We do all this as part of our quest to improve the experience for consumers, create a platform for artisanal winemaking, and build a grape-to-glass supply chain that’s sustainable for the planet. No more intimidating language and steep price points, and more joy in the act of sharing a bottle.

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Quick-Fix Dinners Cookbook is so Fascinating

Posted on October 2, 2017 in 2017 Holiday Gift Guide recipes

I love the new Quick-Fix Dinners Cookbook from Southern Living.  It makes dinner time so much more satisfying, because it doesn’t take as long to make it now.

No longer stress at dinner time, now you have recipes, at your fingertips, that take literally 10 – 30 minutes.  The Veggie Roll-ups is one of my favorites, and the first that I tried.  It took no time at all to get it made, and was delicious.

In QUICK-FIX DINNERS, the editors of Southern Living magazine have streamlined crowd-pleasing Southern classics and modern fare to bring you recipes that take just 10, 20 or 30 minutes to make, (like a 30-minute Cast Iron Chicken Picatta, a 20-minute side of Roasted Broccoli with Orange-Chipotle Butter, and 10-minute Ambrosia Meringue Trifles!).

My husband’s favorite is the Chicken and Wild Rice Salad.  He loves rice, so this was great for Joe.  Page 171, for this recipe, and it’s delicious as well.  It only takes 10 – 12 minutes to cook.  Because of the fact, that you use a packet of rice, instead of making it from long grain rice.

Even 6 year old, Jacob, will eat when I use Quick-Fix Dinners.  Jacob loves that I have more time to play with him, because dinner doesn’t take quite so long, when I’m cooking from the cook book.  He loves the food, too.  I do think he loves that I have more time for him, but he actually eats what we put on his plate.  Which, he never does, and now it’s habit.

I’ve always loved Southern Living, but now they have given me a new found love for them.

The Quick-Fix Dinners Cookbook is a great value, as well.  Check out the link above, or below, to get yours today.

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This product was received from the Company for review purposes only. All thoughts and words in this post are my own and I was not paid to endorse it. I am only voicing my opinion about this product.

 

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Cheaper Eye Glasses With The Same Result As The Expensive Glasses

Posted on October 2, 2017 in 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Readers.com is a great go-to site, for great glasses.  I love them, and they look, and feel, great on.

I’ve got to try the coolest, classiest pairs, and I will wear them before my expensive glasses.  They have great style, along with the fact that they work.  They are the same strength as my prescription glasses, just a lot more stylish for barely any cost.

If you love the retro look, then The Red Bluff is a great choice for you! With metal accents, versatile color choices, and a retro square shape, just looking at this pair makes us think of Buddy Holly and Justin Timberlake. Available in powers +1.00 to +6.00.

I love The Red Bluff.  My wife loves the way I look in them, as well.  She has complimented me, tremendously, when wearing The Red Bluff.  My strength is a 1.50, so these definitely came in my strength.  I have never been happier with glasses, as I am with Readers.com.

Get style and convenience in one little package. Our Anderson reader has a lightweight frame with adjusting temples, nosepieces, and a handy pocket clip for storing. Losing your glasses will be a thing of the past.

I adore the Anderson readers, too.  They are so comfortable, and fit on my face perfectly.  Anderson is a popular style, and I understand why.  My wife loves me in these glasses, as much as she does The Red Bluff glasses.

I love the cost of these glasses, too.  They are priced low, and are a great value.  I love being able to have glasses in every room of the house.  I don’t have to go looking for where I left them, when I have a pair in every room.

You can also save 15% & get FREE SHIPPING when you spend $30, and enter the code on Readers.com.

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This product was received from the Company for review purposes only. All thoughts and words in this post are my own and I was not paid to endorse it. I am only voicing my opinion about this product.

 

 

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Go Shopping with Thirty-One for Christmas

Posted on October 2, 2017 in 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Thirty-One is one of my favorite places to shop.  During the Holidays, it’s no different.  I love their seasonal products, and so do the members of my family.

The Hello Holiday Utility Tote is exceptional.  Carry all your gifts to your parents, or in-law’s, house with no issues.  All of our packages will fit great, in the Hello Holiday Utility Tote.  And, I can bring it home, with our gifts in it.  My 20 year old, Sarah, loves this Tote.  She’s tried to take it already, but I won’t let her, because I have big plans for this Tote.  Also, there are 16 styles of this Tote, if the Hello Holiday isn’t your style.  I love it though.  The little Snowmen just make my day.

Pick up more than one, so you have for each house, you deliver gifts to.  This Tote will make an exceptional addition to any Holiday fun.  And, you can get it Monogrammed, as well.

Key features:

  • Polyester
  • Wire support to hold shape
  • Grommets for Pocket-A-Tote attachment
  • Top-A-Tote can be added to keep items secure
  • Collapsible for easy storage
  • Monogramming and personalization options available
  • Approx. 11.75”H x 21.5”L x 10”D

I love the Hello Holiday so much, that I also got the Timeless Memory Pouches.  I plan on wrapping gifts, with the pouches.  They are so cute, and the little Gingerbread Men bag has my heart.  My mom loves Gingerbread, so no doubt, we know who this bag is going to.  She has a slew of Gingerbread stuff, and she uses it all year long.

Each set includes one large pouch and one small pouch, each with a drawstring closure. Large Approx. 15 ¼”H x 13 ½”L Small Approx. 7 ¾”H x 6 ¾”L x .

There are many items for Christmas, these are just the ones I chose.  Shop the Thirty-One store to find more, that could be most satisfying to you.

You can also book a party, through Thirty-One’s site, as well.

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This product was received from the Company for review purposes only. All thoughts and words in this post are my own and I was not paid to endorse it. I am only voicing my opinion about this product.

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Sydney Paige Gives Back

Posted on October 2, 2017 in 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

At Sydney Paige, you can buy a Back pack, and give a back pack, filled with supplies, to someone in need.  The backpacks are sturdy, and solid.  You can carry all kinds of stuff in them.

We are using ours for the Hunting Season.  I was able to get a camo back pack, that the deer won’t see.  So I’ll be using it for hunting.  You can even pick where your donation bag goes.  This is great.

The features of this bag are:

  • 600D Polyester exterior for quality construction / 210D Poly interior for easy cleaning
  • Padded, reinforced bottom
  • Large main compartment with easy access double zipper
  • Padded, fleece-lined laptop sleeve in main compartment
  • Top zipper pocket to hold phone or glasses
  • Front accessory pockets with ID holder, key fob and pockets for supplies
  • Expandable side pockets
  • Padded back and ergonomic shoulder straps
  • Ladder webbing rows on front to hang favorite accessories
  • Reflective piping on front of bag for safety
  • “Vest-like” front to hang jackets / sweatshirts through
  • 13″ x 17″ x 7″

There are so many backpacks to choose from, just take a look.  You can even have your backpack monogrammed.

The Young Explorers backpack is really nice as well.  It is featured above, and you can also have it monogrammed.

Features include:

  • 600D Polyester exterior / 210D Poly interior for quality construction
  • Padded, reinforced bottom
  • Large compartment with easy access double zipper
  • Front accessory pockets with ID holder, key fob and pockets for supplies
  • Expandable side pockets
  • Padded back and ergonomic shoulder straps
  • Accessory hooks on front zippers
  • Reflective piping on front of bag for safety
  • 11″ x 16″ x 6″

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This product was received from the Company for review purposes only. All thoughts and words in this post are my own and I was not paid to endorse it. I am only voicing my opinion about this product.

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Get the Ultimate Planning Guide for Christmas

Posted on October 2, 2017 in 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Christmas with a Plan is the perfect book to planning the perfect Holiday Season.

I love this book already, and I just received it.  I loved getting the first look, at all the ways to plan the perfect Holiday.  From Establishing a Budget, to gifts for certain people, everything has a space, for you to plan it out.

With worksheets, calendars, advice and inspiration provides a step-by-step visual road map to creating the ideal (and organized!) Christmas.  You will love this book.  It’s “Christmas” planned out, in your own words.

Get it today, so you have it in plenty of time for the Holiday, and start planning.  Christmas is only so many weeks away, this is the perfect day to start a plan.

You start with “My Christmas Goals”, and go from there.  You will love this book.

I know, things don’t always go as planned, but you can’t start something without some sort of a plan.

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Lightboxarts are Great for Anytime of Year

Posted on September 29, 2017 in 2017 Halloween Gift Guide 2017 Holiday Gift Guide Reviews

Lightboxarts are so much fun.  They shine a little light on any subject.  From Halloween, to Christmas, to just a special mom, you can get them all over at Lightboxarts.

Lightboxarts are great.  They light up a dark, dull room, with their light.  You can get them in 4 different types of wood.  They really have made my day, and my 20 year old, daughter’s day.

I love the Halloween Lightboxarts, they will make our decorations a little brighter/scarier.  You can check out the Halloween choices, by clicking on the above or below links.

The Christmas Lightboxarts will light up the tree, a little brighter.  You can check out all the Christmas choices, too, simply by clicking on the link.

I just saw, on Lightboxarts, where you can get 10% off your first purchase.  Simply sign up for their newsletter, and get 10% off.  What a great discount.  Once you have one, you will love them all.  You won’t stop at one.  They are addicting.

My goal:  putting a Lightboxarts in every room of the house.  They make great night lights, and we can turn off all the big lights.  My 6 year old is afraid of the dark, so my house is lit up like day, even in the middle of the night.

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This product was received from the Company for review purposes only. All thoughts and words in this post are my own and I was not paid to endorse it. I am only voicing my opinion about this product.

 

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