Valentine’s Day Gifts For Him

Valentine's Day Gifts For Him

Whiskey Ice Cube Tray | Hey Handsome Shaving Kit Bag | Hearts & Arrows Boxers | Men’s Hearts Everywhere Socks | Fossil Watch | Portable BBQ Suitcase | Superman Money Clip | Bose Bluetooth Speaker | Drink Tanks Growler | Mad Libs

Valentine’s Day Gifts For Him

Still don’t know what to get that someone special in your life for Valentine’s Day!  These gifts will make his heart go pitter-patter.

  1.  If any many on your list is a whiskey drinker then the large square ice cubes need to be on his “must have” list.  Larger cubes melt slower so the water does not interfere with the taste of the whiskey.
  2. If you read any of my blogs then you know I call my Husband Handsome, he is definitely going to be receiving this for Valentine’s Day. *If you know him, please don’t tell him.
  3. These boxers are adorable from J. Crew.  Every man needs cute holiday boxers in his wardrobe.
  4. And just like the boxers, they all need a cute pair of socks with hearts.
  5. Touch screen watch in silver-tone case featuring activity tracker and seamless phone/laptop connectivity.
  6. The perfect portable BBQ for the man who loves to be in the outdoors!
  7. For the Superman in your life.
  8. Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker. Wireless connection to your smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth-enabled device
  9. Drink Tanks Growler – Keeps Beer Cold, Fresh, Carbonated. 64oz Capacity (Black) Material: 18/8 stainless steel
    Volume: 64 oz
    Valve: double-bail locking cap system
    Recommended Use: casual, hiking & camping
  10. Who remembers Mad Libs? On Valentine’s Day or any day, everybody adores MAD LIBS.  Where you fill in the fun! Now our insanely popular, outrageously funny, bestselling series is spreading the love. With twenty-one fresh new features serving up a special blend of mixed-up MAD LIBS amour!

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Look Who’s Calling! Walmart Family Mobile PLUS

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #DataAndAMovie #CollectiveBias

Recently, Handsome and I were looking over our bills and I was shocked to see how much we were paying to our cell phone company each month!  There are 4 of us on the plan and we pay over $300.00 a month. Most months we run out of data early and have to pay an additional fee for extra GB’s.  It’s CRAZY and I’m not even under contract any longer!

When I was telling a friend about this, she told me how her family just switched over to the new Walmart Family Mobile PLUS plan.

She said the plan has unlimited talk, text, data; which includes up to 10GB 4G LTE and 1 free movie a month (a $7.00 value) on VUDU.  You get all that for only $49.88 a month per line per month!

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That’s a savings for my family of over $1200.00 a year!!!

Look Who's Calling

Handsome was so happy when he heard what we could be saving yearly and that I wanted to switch, we went straight to Walmart to pick out my new phone.  I decided on the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime, it has everything I need and more.  I love the brilliant 4.5″ display screen, and for blogging, the 2 megapixel front-facing camera and the 5 megapixel rear-facing camera will come in very handy when I’m taking picture for social media, and I love that it’s white!

Look Who's Calling

It was so easy to join the Walmart Family Mobile Plan, all you need is a cell phone and the Family Mobile Starter Kit ($25.00)  Once I purchased it all, the sales person at Walmart kindly did the rest, they called and had it connected for me right then, in a matter of 10 minutes!

I am so happy with the phone and especially the unlimited talk, text, and data, service plan.  I spend a ton of time in my car waiting on my daughters, so it’s great to be able to get on my phone, check my email, play a game, go on FB, or simply listen to music without worrying about using too much data. Plus, with unlimited talk and text I can talk to my bestie and catch up on all of my hometown happenings.  And, if i’m going to be waiting for an extend period of time in the car and handsome is with me, we can even have a mini date and watch the free movie via VUDU on my tablet.

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Walmart Family Mobile PLUS = Unlimited Talk, Text, Data; 10GB 4G LTE plus a free movie (rental, new release = $7 value) on VUDU every month, per line for $49.88 is music to my ears and my bank account!

Are you ready to start saving money on your cell phone plan?  Switch to Walmart Family Mobile Plan, today!

**Disclaimer: All prices for phones and plans included in this post are accurate as of the date of posting; however, these prices are subject to change. Please refer to here or your local Walmart for current pricing.

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Items That Will Change Your Life


I recently found these two product that I just don’t think I can live without!

1. Amazon’s Voice Command Echo Device

Echo Device

Plays all your music from Prime Music, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and more using just your voice
Fills the room with immersive, 360º omni-directional audio
Allows hands-free convenience with voice-control
Hears you from across the room with far-field voice recognition, even while music is playing
Answers questions, reads audiobooks and the news, reports traffic and weather, gives info on local businesses, provides sports scores and schedules, and more with Alexa, a cloud-based voice service
Controls lights and switches with compatible WeMo, Philips Hue, Samsung SmartThings, Wink, Insteon, and other smart home devices
Always getting smarter and adding new features and skills–over 95 added since launch

Buy One Here $179.99

2. Digital Luggage Grip Scale, up to 110 LBS.

10 items that will make your life easier

Prevent unexpected charges at the airport for overweight or over sized luggage with the Northwest Digital Luggage Scale. This easy to use hand held scale is a must for frequent flyers! Simply hang your luggage on the attached hook and the super bright LCD screen shows the weight of your bag in pounds ounces grams or kilograms making it perfect for international travel!Easy to Use Hand Held Luggage ScaleAuto Power Save FunctionEasy to Read LCD ScreenMaximum Weight: 50 kg or roughly 110 poundsTare/Zero FunctionMeasures in Pounds Ounces Grams and KilogramsRequires 2 AAA Batteries (Included)DimensionsLength: 0.75 inchesWidth: 4.75 inchesHeight: 6.5 inches

Buy One Here $16.99

What is your favorite product that has changed your life?

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Welcome Wagon

Welcome Wagon, new neighbors

What ever happened to the neighborhood welcome wagon?

Years ago, when a new family moved into a neighborhood all the neighbors would get together and literally pull a wagon up to the new neighbors front door with all kinds of goodies, introduce themselves, and make the new family a part of the neighborhood family.

In todays world, it seems like when a new family moves into a neighborhood the neighbors peer out of their windows trying to catch a glimpse of the new neighbor without having to actually take the time to go and meet the family face to face!

Recently, a new family moved in a few doors down. I must admit, every time I pulled out of my garage, I had the best intentions to go and introduce myself, but I went about my busy day just like everyday. I think that is one of the reasons there is no more welcome wagon, people are just too busy. Most neighborhoods are not like they use to be, most people go about their day and when they get home the garage door opens the car is pulls in and the garage door shuts.

I finally had the opportunity to introduce myself to my new neighbor, we spoke a bit and we decided one day we would get to know each other over coffee (no date was set).  Weeks later we were both outside in our yards, waved and picked a date to have coffee, In trying to decided where we should meet, she offered her home as our meeting place.

When I arrived that morning, flowers in hand (my mom always told me never go to another person’s home without a gift).  She made coffee and the most delicious banana bread.  While we were getting to know each other we hadn’t realized 3 hours had gone by!  I’m looking forward to more talking and laughing with my new neighborhood friend.

So, next time you see the moving truck pull on to your street, don’t wait to go and introduce yourself!

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet the new neighbors, you just might be missing out on a good friend!

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Holiday Gift Guide 2015 – Under $25.

Holiday Gift Guide ~ Last Minute Gifts Under $25.00

Holiday Gift GuideManners Simply ~ Which Fork Do I Use? $24.95  The perfect gift for newlyweds or young’s adults on their own for the first time.

World Market ~ Live Ivy Topiary Ring With Red Bow. $19.99   It is always nice to receive a live plant.

Sees Candy ~ Gold Fancy $10.00  Nothing beats this gift!  if you have never had Sees candy pick up a box for yourself too!

ZGallery DRUNK? Coasters Set of 6. $20.00  These are adorable coasters for friends who like just one too many!

Sur La Table Light-Up Holiday Bottle Stopper $14.00  This wine stopper will be the talk of your holiday party!

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JORD ~ Have You Got The Time?


Do you have a person on your gift-giving list this year that is difficult to buy for? They either have everything or when you ask them what they want, they tell you they don’t know.

I have a person very close to me like this; it’s Handsome.

I had been going crazy looking for something to buy him for Christmas. Then the wonderful people at JORD said they would send me this stunning handcrafted Zebrawood and Maple Wood Watch from their Fieldcrest series. I was so excited I couldn’t contain myself, but I had to or else I would wreck Handsome Christmas morning surprise.


Wait. Back up. You have never heard of JORD Wood Watches

These wood watches are absolutely a stunning work of art.  The craftsmanship and spectacular designs are second to none. I was pleasantly  surprised by just how lightweight the watch is. The wood watch will look great on Handsome when he wears it into a board meeting or just hanging out with his friends at the bar to watch his beloved Vanderbilt Commodores play.

The packaging it self looks like a gift.  Just look at the impressive presentation of the maple wooden box engraved with the JORD logo.


When you received your beautiful wood watch in it’s maple wood box, you will also be receiving:

  1. A card to remind you to hashtag all your fun times while wearing your JORD wood watch.
  2. One year warranty card
  3. Cleaning cloth
  4. A cool pillow for your one of a kind wood watch to rest on while it’s in it’s box.



Ok, now that I have told you how great these watches are I’m going to let you in on a little secret!  I have been eyeing these wood watches for quite some time now and while I am absolutely thrilled that the wonderful people at JORD were kind enough to send me a wood watch for my Handsome, I am a tiny bit jealous he is the one getting this beautiful watch.  Maybe on Christmas morning I’ll give him a BIG hint that for Valentines Day I would love to have the CORA series maple & silver of my very own.

An added benefit; JORD offers custom sizing and FREE worldwide shipping!

So, If you you have someone special in your life give them the gift of something truly special…A JORD Wood Watch!


**I received this beautiful JORD Wood Watch in exchange for this post.  The opinions are all mine.  I must tell you I have been interested in a JORD wood watch for quite some time and I couldn’t be happier that I was asked to review one.

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Decorating for Christmas

Happy Decorating For Christmas Season!

How fast did this year fly by?!  Thanksgiving is over and now it’s time to start thinking about Christmas and all that goes with it, including decorations.  I know many people like to put their Christmas decorations up the weekend of Thanksgiving.  And then, there are the stores, who seem to put up Christmas decorations around Halloween.

I myself, like to take down my fall decorations Thanksgiving weekend and give myself a breather before the Christmas decorations go up.  So this weekend is the weekend my decorations go up.  I did however go up into the attic and pull the decorations down so I can go through them and see what I need to replace or add.

There are so many Christmas decorations I love, I thought I would share with you some of my favorites from my favorite stores. Want to know the best part?  Many of the stores already have their Christmas decorations on sale, so no need waiting to get your favorite items after the holiday is over!

When your family and friends come to visit you need a beautiful wreath greeting them at the front door.  I fell in love with this one from Pier 1 Importsdecorating for ChristmasJust yesterday, I was at a very high end garden store in Newport Beach, CA and they were selling very similar wreaths for over $100.00!  I think this is a deal at $37.46!

Pier 1 Imports also have this Pinecone Garland I fell in love with.

decorating for Christmas

It is indoor/outdoor so it’s perfect to decorate the back patio.  And it’s only $18.71 for 72″.

I am in love with these Elegant Scroll Dinnerware.  They are so pretty and can be used anytime of the year.

decorating for Christmas

They would be perfect for New Years Eve!  They range in price from $10.95 to $11.95

How cute are these Glittery Jingle Velvet Stockings?

Decorating for Christmas

I really like the monogrammed stockings! $19.99  Monogram might be an additional charge.

I NEED this!  I’m in love.  How cute is this Santa Clause Velvet Hat and Bag?decorating for ChristmasIf I only buy one holiday decoration this year this has to be it!  Cost…$19.50  Monogram is an additional charge.

What is your favorite item on my list?

This is not a sponsored post.  I just thought these Christmas decorations were pretty and I wanted to share them with you!

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Holiday Gift Guide 2015 – For Him

Holiday Gift Guide – For Him

Holiday Gift Guide 2015 For Him


ONE: Mark and Graham Classic Monogrammed Liquor Decanter $69 For the whiskey drinker in your life…or just because they are cool!

TWO: Dick’s Sporting Goods Ideal Premier Foosball Tabletop Game $41.99 No more worrying where to store it, since it’s a table top model.

THREE: West Elm Bamboo Wireless Keyboard & Mouse $99. For the eco-friendly person on your gift list.

FOUR: Gucci Snake Leather Wallet $460. What man doesn’t need a new wallet?

FIVE: Sur La Table Bacon Making Kit $19.95 How cool is this???  I want one.

SIX: Nordstrom The Art Of Shaving “Lavender” Initiation Kit $60. For that close shave.

SEVEN: Crosley Bound Grab and Go Turntable $179.96  Records are making a comeback.

EIGHT: Target Deep Sleep ll Whole Room $79.99 Sleep, everyone needs a good night of sleep.


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Homemade Coffee and Sugar Body Scrub with Printable


I’m kind of a nut when it comes to reading information on the internet and then giving it a try.  Sometimes they work and other times they are a huge failure!  A few years ago, I read that putting used coffee grounds at the base of rose bushes helps them bloom more, and what do you know, it actually helped.  Now, I have a new use for those coffee grounds!

I read that coffee can do wonders for the skin. Coffee is naturally an anti-inflammatory and a antioxidant, which when used on the skin can improve the texture (helps reduce cellulite, YAY!) and at the same time increase the circulation to your skin.

It got me thinking…  About that organic store that sells facial, body, and lip scrubs.  I love their products, but it can get a little costly.  I made my own little body scrubs and if I do say so myself they came out pretty great!  So, friends might or might not be getting these as hostess gifts for their holiday parties I’m attending.
Homemade Coffee and Sugar Scrub

It is so very easy to do, and I’m sure most people have all the ingredients already home.

Step One: Mix the coconut oil with the coffee grounds and sugar.  I like using raw sugar for it’s gritty texture, but you can use regular table sugar if that’s what you have on hand.

Homemade Coffee and Sugar Scrub

Step Two: Place the mixture in to a mini muffin tray or a ice cube tray and place the tray into the freezer to harden.  It took my coffee and sugar body scrub about 1 hour to set up.

Homemade Coffee and Sugar Scrub

They are a perfect size!

Homemade Coffee and Sugar Scrub

Homemade Coffee and Sugar Scrub
Serves: 9
  • ¼ cup organic coffee grounds (I used the ones I made coffee from in the morning)
  • ½ cup organic coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar (I used raw sugar)
  • mini muffin try
  1. Melt coconut oil slightly, so it easy to mix.
  2. Combine all ingredients together.
  3. In a mini muffin tin fill each ¾ full.
  4. Place tin in the freezer until hard.
  5. Makes 9

For my hostess gifts I put some coffee beans in the bottom of a small glass jar and then I placed a few of the coffee and sugar scrubs on top.  I even made a cute printable tag.Homemade Coffee and Sugar Scrub

Instead of using harsh scrubs with chemicals, isn’t it better to nourish your skin with natural products? And if you are like me and use the coffee grounds you made your coffee with, you are recycling – win,win!

Get your free printable here –> CoffeeBodyScrub

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Beauty Rules: Keeping Skin Safe In The Cold Weather

Beauty Rules, skin careIt’s that time of the year when there is a certain energy in the air!  Spending time with family and friends, indulging in foods we shouldn’t and maybe having a cocktail or two more than we normally do.

It is also a time of year when the temperatures have dropped and wind and rain are whipping around us.  This can leave our skin feeling dry, itchy, rough, and tight.   Now is the time to change your daily skin routine before it’s too late!

Skin is the barrier that helps keep germs and other foreign invaders out of our body, so we must keep our skin in tip top shape by keeping it healthy so it can do it’s job.

I’m going to share with you my beauty rules for this cold weather season.

One: There is nothing like taking a long hot shower or bath on a chilly morning, but it’s best for your skin to turn that water to lukewarm and avoid stripping away the delicate oils of our skin.

Two: Moisturize Immediately after your shower.  I like to use baby oil on my skin prior to drying off, wait a few moments and then towel dry.  Throughout the day moisturize your hands and face as these areas are the most exposed to the elements.  Apply a replenishing moisturizer to your entire body in every evening.

Three: Drink plenty of water!  This is so very important.  I know there is nothing more tasty than a warm drink (like a chestnut praline latte) but our skin needs to stay hydrated from the inside out to stay healthy, and water is the best way.  A great way to start the day is to drink a warm cup of water with a half of lemon juice squeezed in.  The lemon juice contains vitamin C which can help boost the body’s collagen, a protein that maintains skin.

Four: Exfoliate dead skin, especially on face, hands, and feet. A moisturizer will not be able to penetrate through several layers of dead skin cells.  Use a exfoliating mask once a week on your face and hands and don’t forget about your lips, I love this one for the lips, then use a lip moisturizer or chap stick.  I put Vaseline on my lips at night to keep them moisturized.

Five: Change your skin care products to more moisturizing ones in the cold months.  For people with Eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis winter months are extra harsh on your skin. Make sure you are using products for sensitive skin, don’t forget about including your laundry detergent in those products.

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