Gifts for Your Man on Valentine’s Day

Here are some of our favorite gifts for men this Valentine’s Day — some are useful, practical, sporty, and others are plain hot (!) and fun!  Don’t forget your man. . . . and if you have been stumped on what to get him, we hope these ideas help. Continue reading “Gifts for Your Man on Valentine’s Day”


Valentine’s Gifts

My favorite Valentine’s Gifts are thoughtful, personal gifts that show you were thinking of your loved ones. Best Valentine’s gifts would include ‘experience gifts’ to do together in the future: concert tickets to her favorite band, hotel getaway to his favorite beach or ski resort (just the 2 of you), tickets to a movie or hard-to-get sports event. Most importantly, everyone loves a thoughtful surprise — doesn’t have to be big, but something to show you care.  Trust me — this does NOT include grocery store flowers. Continue reading “Valentine’s Gifts”


Gifts for Girls

Some years I can easily think up and find gifts that fit my girlfriends/sister/mom, but other years I struggle and wait and stress. Here are some proven winners that I hope take the stress out of shopping for the ladies in your life. Continue reading “Gifts for Girls”


Guys, Guys, Guys! Gifts for the men in your life.

We prefer to give guys experience gifts like: tickets to a favorite sports game, concert tickets, or even lift tickets and hotel for a long weekend at a ski resort. Those gifts make memories and are fun to give! To fill in under the tree and when you just need something to wrap, get him what he really wants/will use. Continue reading “Guys, Guys, Guys! Gifts for the men in your life.”


Stocking Stuffers – YAY!

One of the most common questions we get asked for help with during the holidays is “What are good stocking stuffer ideas?”  We tend to go with practical and useful, rather than little toys/items that will never get used. Continue reading “Stocking Stuffers – YAY!”


Warmest Gloves & Mittens

Staying warm during the winter is a priority for me and my family. We love the change of seasons and with that comes the cold and windy winter months — plus, we love to ski, so we always put winter gear to the true test. Continue reading “Warmest Gloves & Mittens”


Hostess Gifts

Going to some fun holiday parties this year?

It is that time again — holiday parties, running around, wrapping gifts, partying with friends and family! We think you will enjoy this time of year more if you stock up on a few of these so you are ready and not running around to find something the day of a holiday party. Continue reading “Hostess Gifts”


Mud Pie -Whimsical Hostess Gifts

We’re kinda freakin’ out here!  These are such unique, fun kitchen and entertaining gifts — that are functional at the same time. Continue reading “Mud Pie -Whimsical Hostess Gifts”


Furbo — Dog Owners, Have you seen this?

OMgosh — this is the sweetest interactive treat throwing dog gadget for when you are not at home! Using your phone you can watch your dog, speak to him/her, and throw treats to them.  Furbo.  How Fun! Continue reading “Furbo — Dog Owners, Have you seen this?”


So Much More Than A Candle. . . .

These Objects With Purpose Candles are healthier to burn in your home, have sophisticated scents using essential oils and you can even use the warm oil to moisturize your skin. Many of us are conscious about what we eat and we also care about the products we put on our skin — what about the candles we burn in our homes? Continue reading “So Much More Than A Candle. . . .”


Hip Vests – Check these out before they sell out!

One for you. . . One for me!  One for you. . . One for me!  That is what I keep thinking about this vest. Hurry!  Before these sell out. Continue reading “Hip Vests – Check these out before they sell out!”


Tech Products for Teens (and adults, too)

Here are some of the latest and most useful tech products that got rave review from teens, college students. . .  and made their parents/adults take notice too. Continue reading “Tech Products for Teens (and adults, too)”


Pajamas — Yup, Most Likely You Need New PJs!

Two times a year, I do a closet shift of clothes.  This fall I realized I desperately needed some new pajamas and did a search only to find some wonderful, yummy soft pajamas!   Continue reading “Pajamas — Yup, Most Likely You Need New PJs!”


Soggy Doggy

Hands down this is THE product we use most with our dog.  I have one by each entry door and I also have one in the car.


Soggy Doggy has “shammy” towels and mats that help dry off your dog’s paws and body when they come in from the outside.   Continue reading “Soggy Doggy”


Retro Polaroid Cameras — They’re Back!

Having a comeback are the classic, retro Polaroid cameras — believe it or not.  The younger kids, teens and college kids are picking these up again and enjoying instant photos!  Who knew? Continue reading “Retro Polaroid Cameras — They’re Back!”


Hipster Planters & A Night Light

Check out these sweet, hip planters. . . . and a night light.  I found these while traveling and had to get one for my kitchen window sill, which will make me smile every morning.  I also need to get a couple for my Secret Gift Closet — so unique to have on hand for my coolest of friends!

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Fun Glasses For The Beach

Just a few weeks left of summer time fun and these glasses are the perfect acrylic glass to take on your next beach day, bonfire, picnic at the beach!   Continue reading “Fun Glasses For The Beach”


Dorm Room Smart Essentials

Here are some essentials that college and boarding school students love to have in their rooms.

Many experienced parents will say to wait (to purchase things for the dorm) until you see the room size and layout.  I agree with this for the larger items.  All of these suggestions below add value and they will fit no matter what!  Check these out and leave a comment for other useful items that boarding students should consider.  Our tip is to order on Amazon so you aren’t driving around like a crazy parent trying to find all these things. . . .  (commissioned links) Continue reading “Dorm Room Smart Essentials”


Luggage Tag Jewelry Charms

“Travel is about the gorgeous feeling of teetering in the unknown.”
Gaby Basora

Summer means travel and discovering or returning to a favorite destination.

Jet Set Jewelry helps you keep the memories with you every day with their jewelry charms.  Wear on a necklace or bracelet for a very unique, special way to pay tribute to a favorite location! Continue reading “Luggage Tag Jewelry Charms”


This summer I bet you are not thinking about long underwear.

Girlfriends:  Summer is the best time to upgrade and clean out your long underwear

It is a pretty safe bet that if you take a closer look at your long underwear in the summer sunlight, you will see that you need to do some purging and why not purchase some new items now on sale?   Continue reading “This summer I bet you are not thinking about long underwear.”


Cool Gifts for Cats

Cat Lovers helped me find these cat gifts.  We can’t forget the cats and cat owners (especially when I’m a complete dog lover). Plus, Ellen DeGeneres made cats cool again . . .  at least that is what I think.  Continue reading “Cool Gifts for Cats”