30+ Gifts That Will Have Her Seeing Stars

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Galaxy hair, galaxy suckers, galaxy leggings.... it is no secret that chicks like me are seeing stars!
Lucky for you, if you want to buy me, or a special girl on your nice list, an out of this world cool gift, I have compiled a list of a gift ideas that will leave everyone seeing stars!

Galaxy Print Leggings

Galaxy Dress

Galaxy Hoodie

Galaxy Sneakers



Meteorite Wall Clings

Galaxy Shower Curtain

Nebula Plasma Ball



Rotating Galaxy Night Light

Star Projector

Galaxy Pillowcases

Galaxy Sheet Set

Galaxy Quilt

Galaxy Throw





Galaxy Lollipops

Astronaut Ice Cream

Galaxy Chocolate

Planet Pops



Nebula Cell Phone Stand and Grip

Galaxy Mousepad

Space Shuttle in Perpetual Motion

3d Solar System



Galaxy Printed Duct Tape

Galaxy Gift Wrap

Galaxy Fanny Pack





Space Inspired Bracelet

Galaxy Earrings

Nasa Photo Nebula Necklace

Nebula Pendant




Geek Sparkle Nebula Make Up

Galaxy Chic Make Up Kit



Which of these ideas is your favorite? I am crazy for all of them!

25+ Magical Gift Ideas for Harry Potter Fans

This post is chocked full of affiliate links, but these are awesome gift ideas!

So, whatcha getting the Harry Potter fan in your life this Christmas? Sure, you could buy a book? But come on you guys! There are so many amazing options out there, that finding a gift that will blow your special potterhead's mind is going to be easier than ever!




Harry Potter Socks
Gryffindor Tie
Harry Potter Umbrella {I Solemnly Swear...}
Hogwart's Beanie

Color Morphing Mug
Reusable Drinking Cup
Harry Potter Cake Pan

Doormat
Gryffindors Crest Throw
Gryffindor Banner
Harry Potter Room Mates

Quidditch Set
Hogwarts Stamp and Seal Set
Harry Potter's Wand
Harry Potter's Remote Control Wand

9 Harry Potter Charm Necklaces
Funko Mini Harry Potter Mystery Figure
Personalized Diploma

Harry Potter Christmas Ornament
Harry Potter Goodie Basket
Harry Potter Wallet
Slytherin Hooded Bathrobe

Harry Potter Coloring Book
Harry Potter's Magical Creatures Coloring Book
Magic Notepad with Wand
Hogwart's Bookmark Set

Trivial Pursuit: The Harry Potter Edition
Clue The Harry Potter edition
Harry Potter Chess Set


Which of these gifts are your favorite? I think that Chess set is incredible! The bathrobe is pretty fantastic too!

25 Awesome Gift Ideas for Walking Dead Fans


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If you have a walking dead fan on your shopping list, you are in the right spot. I have found 25 Awesome gifts that they will love to receive! From apparel to fabric by the yard, this list has something for everyone!

I think these are pretty fun ideas. I am loving the zombie slippers! I know a few guys who would adore the Zombie Apocolypse Survival Kit. No matter which gift you choose, your going to make someone really happy!





Clothes






For Him




For Her


Walking Dead Charm Bracelet




For the Home








For Fun










Which of these gift ideas do you think the Walking Dead fan on your list will love the most? I would love to hear if you have an idea for an unforgettable gift idea for the fans in my life!












Eco Chic Holiday Gifts for Her

Santa Claus is coming to town, but this year, why not save him a little work and pick up a few environmentally friendly gifts for the special eco chick on your shopping list.

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If she likes to garden and or cook, you can't go wrong with a gift from Back to the Roots. They offer unique gifts that are good for the environment, and the human body too! This year I am loving the Mushroom Farm which allows you to grow fresh oyster mushrooms from a box and the garden in a can options.



If she likes to cook, she is going to love these Bamboo Utensils. They are stylish, durable and verstile.



Urban Market Bags offers a convenient and stylish reusable bag system she will love to use for all of her daily needs. These bags are washable and really durable. I love that the set contains 3 bags, which is perfect for a trip to the market!



This book stand will come in handy the next time she is trying a new recipe! She will love referencing her cookbook on such a chic addition to the kitchen.


If she is always on the go, and seems to tote a lot of things with her, this adorable zippered tote from ThirtyOne Gifts. I love the size, durability and numerous ways to make this tote a bag that is as unique as the chick on your Christmas list! 


If you are making her a gift or goody basket filled with eco-friendly sweets and treats, a pretty and reusable package with show her just how much you care! I love these options from ThirtyOne.


This paper ornament kit makes a fantastic way to bring festive flair to her Christmas tree year after year!


What are you getting the eco-chick on your shopping list this year?


Taking the Smell Out of the Holidays

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The holidays are here! I mean, they are really here you guys! This is such an exciting time of year. The food, the family and all of the fun, but there is one thing about the holidays, things can get kinda stinky. It is a good thing that Fabreeze is here to spread holiday cheer while freshening things up!

In the spirit of the holidays, Fabreeze has brought back the hit song, #12Stinks of Christmas to spread cheer and smiles!

Doug E. Fresh, “The World’s Greatest Entertainer,” and social media sensation @ItsDougThePug kicked it old school and released the second installment of Febreze’s “The #12Stinks of Christmas.” Don't miss this rendition of a fun holiday song!

What is your favorite smell from the holiday season? For me it is freshly baked cookies! What about your least favorite smell? It is of course, the smells that happen after someone over indulges on those same cookies!

There is nothing better than family at the holidays, weird smells included. This year, have a smile with your smelly relatives and check out the video for the #12stinks of Christmas today for a good laugh!





'Tis the Season for Portraits!

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‘Tis the Season for Portraits!

Last week my family decided to do something different, something that our family has overlooked every single year. Family portraits! I think in this age of smartphones, we take so many photos that posing for professional portraits is something that many families, like mine, doesn't consider as often as we should.

We headed to our local Portrait Innovations studio and put on our biggest smiles. Unsure of what to expect, I took a go with the flow attitude and let our friendly photographer work her magic, and magic she did! Both of my kids had a ton of fun smiling for the camera!

We had such a good experience that I have to share this info with you guys, because these offers are so sweet, you may have a toothache from smiling over them!




  Free $25 gift mug or ornament with 42 Portrait Package for only $14.99 – ends November 20

  Two Weeks Left! Be one of the first to capture this year's Holiday family portrait with our Early Bird Special. Save $10 now!

This 42 Holiday Portrait Package is only $14.99 (Regularly $24.99), plus a free gift of your choice (Regularly $25).



Choose between an 11oz Mug or Holiday Ornament, yours free!

Our Portrait Package includes 1-10x13 Wall Portrait, 2-8x10s, 4-5x7s, 4-3x5s, 16-2x3s, plus, 5-5x7 Greeting Cards and 10 Gift Tags.

Never any sitting fees. Portraits and cards are printed in studio within minutes. Hurry, schedule your appointment today!

Portrait Innovations specializes in giving customers a customized portrait studio experience with creative options for beautiful, professional portaits and personalized photo gifts and keepsakes.

Photogprahers at each studio have been trained in the newest posing and shooting techniques and work with newborns, children, families, graduates, religious milestones and large groups. 

When gazing back through old photo albums, do you cringe every time you get to the classic family Christmas photo? You are not alone! Terrible and awkward pictures can be a result of tons of factors, including inexperienced photographers, camera malfuncations, and kids who refuse to sit still for more than a moment. 

This holiday season, preserve memorable moments in the best way with Portrait Innovations! • Find your closet Portrait Innovations studio, visit http://www.portraitinnovations.com/Find-aStudio. 

I will be back again to share more info about our experience at Portrait Innovations! If you have had a photo session with Portrait Innovations I would love to hear more about it in a comment!


Slow Cooker Dinner Rolls and a Giveaway

This conversation was sponsored but the recipe is from me to you, no strings attached, because I know you will love it!

This slow cooker dinner roll recipe is perfect for when the craving for bread hits but you are short on time.


I love to bake bread. It is one of those things that relaxes me and returns me to a simpler life, the aromas that come from my kitchen as the bread transforms from simple ingredients takes me back in time to my childhood, on Sunday mornings when my grandfather would bake fresh bread.

I had never baked in a slow cooker before so when Hamilton Beach offered to send me their awesome Professional Sous Vide and Slow Cooker I knew exactly what I wanted to make. Something different, something simple, something anyone could make without fail.

Slow Cooker Dinner Rolls! This recipe also works well for oven baked bread.


Slow Cooker Dinner Rolls

3 1/2 cups of flour
1/2 stick of real butter, softened
1/4 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon of salt
2 1/2 teaspoons of active dry yeast
1 cup of warm milk
1 egg
1 teaspoons of butter flavored crisco

Take a large mixing bowl, 'grease' it with Crisco and set it aside.

Add warm milk, sugar and yeast to a medium size mixing bowl. Stir it up and allow it to rest for 5 minutes.
Add butter, egg, salt and 1 cup of flour to the milk mixture, stir to break up butter and egg.
When those ingredients are incorporated add remaining flour.
As the mixture begins to form dough begin mixing with your hands, let that turn to kneading.
Knead the dough for about 3 minutes or until it is soft and pliable in your hands.

Transfer the dough to the greased mixing bowl and allow it to rise for about 30 minutes.



For the next step, I turned to my Hamilton Beach Professional Sous Vide and Slow Cooker, as it was cold in my drafty old house and you need a warm environment to successfully raise bread.



I liberally rubbed butter on the sides of the slow cooker pan, next I tore off handfuls of dough and formed it into balls, lining the slow cooker with the balls, spaced about 1/4 apart.
I turned my slow cooker on low for a 4-hour setting.
This allowed my dinner rolls adequate time to rise, then bake.



My rolls came out nicely. They had a delicious golden brown crust but they were as soft as cotton inside and out. The appearance isn't quite as gorgeous as traditional oven baked rolls, as it seems they didn't get as puffy, but the flavor is just as great.



This is a great way to bake bread when you have a busy day planned, or when your oven is tied up. If you happen to not have an oven, you will be so thankful to have this easy and delicious slow cooker dinner roll recipe for the next time a bread craving hits you!

I am crazy about the Hamilton Beach Professional Sous Vide and Slow Cooker, let me tell you what I like about it.

It holds 6 quarts, so it is perfect for cooking for a crowd, it does double duty on cooking capabilities, acting as both a sweet slow cooker and a sous vide cooker, which is a wonderful way to cook with water. It is easy to use, easy to clean and it has a timer! That is so nice!

This slow cooker makes a great gift option this holiday season and is available at Target for about $130.


I have been so happy with my Hamilton Beach that I want to give one to you guys! This giveaway will end on 11/30 and is open to US residents aged 18 and older.

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Sweet Savings Opportunity with #GEFuelPerks16

This conversation has been sponsored, but as always I only share the good stuff I know you want to learn about!

The holidays are creeping closer every day. There are cookies to bake, trees to decorate and cards to sign and send. It doesn't end there, don't forget the countless trips to the grocery store and all of the gifts that need to be planned, purchased and presented to the special people in our lives! It sounds.... expensive doesn't it?

No worries, I am going to give you an idea that will save you time, energy, and best of all CASH! 

Gift cards are maybe the best option for those hard to buy for people on your list because they can buy whatever they like with a gift card! If you dash into Giant Eagle now thru 12/7, you can rack up some awesome fuel perks and take care of some holiday shopping!



For every $50 in gift cards you purchase at Giant Eagle, you will earn a reward of 20 cents per gallon off of your gasoline purchases!  Think about this, making shopping easier, saving time and bringing the cost of gas down all from one trip to the store?! Count me in.

It gets even better you guys, if you use your credit card to purchase your gift cards, you are double dipping into sweet savings.

To find a Giant Eagle store near you so that you can dip into these sweet savings on gasoline and gift cards like Sears, Toys R Us, Visa, Fandango and more, you can visit this handy dandy store locator link.

I am going to stock up on gift cards this year simply to take advantage of that gasoline savings opportunity! What about you?

If you are feeling lucky, we have a great giveaway to share with you! 

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Easy DIY Puzzles for Preschoolers

We love puzzles, but it seems like my kids lose a lot of the pieces in a short amount of time. When I learned about making our own puzzles a while ago, we were hooked. If a piece gets lost it is not an issue as we can make a whole new puzzle for pennies!

This is such an easy project you are going to wonder why you have never made these with your kids before!  It requires basic supplies and only a few moments of time to create. There is no prep time to speak of, and best of all your kids can make these on their own!


All you need to make puzzles are:
Clear tape
Classic Washable Markers
Craft Sticks


First, tape the craft sticks together.



Then draw a design on the opposite side.


Color in the background.


Peel the tape off of the back and scatter the sticks. And there you have an Easy Puzzle for toddlers and preschoolers. If you have older children, you might want to check out my idea for an easy DIY photo puzzle

These make a great gift idea for anyone wanting to give a sweet gift for a little one on a tight budget.


6 Awesome Gift Ideas for Walking Dead Fans

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The holidays are here and I am filled with fun gift ideas to share with you this year! If you have a serious Walking Dead fan on your shopping list, you are at the right place! I found 6 awesome gifts for Walking Dead fans that you are going to want to check out. 

From bracelets to wow her to slippers to comfort a fan during an episode, this list has fun ideas that are affordable, as easy as to obtain as clicking a link and visiting Amazon and that will bring big smiles to the faces of the recipients!





















Which of these awesome gift ideas for Walking Dead fans do you like the best? I am crazy for that Survival Edition of Monopoly! 


7 Hilarious Hats for Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends, but sometimes, a little fun is in order. Break the ice with an outrgeous hat that proclaims your love of Turkey.


There is always a special guest at an Honorary Turkey at an event like Thanksgiving dinner, show them how much it means to you to have them there with a hat like this.



Hey, those hats above are clever, but if you are going to wear a hat like this, why not get The Turkey Hat to End ALL Turkey Hats?


Face it, some people just aren't ready for a full blown statement like a turkey hat, so this cute little headband makes a good starting point.






If you are looking to make more of a historical fashion statement on Thanksgiving, allow me to urge you to check out this impressive Pilgrim hat.


Better safe than sorry. I wouldn't doubt it if your annoying cousin already has that hat and is planning to wear it on Thanksgiving. You better go ahead and check out this Deluxe Pilgrims Hat so you don't look like a pair of fools, lumped together with your cousin...





If Thanksgiving is a sweet affair for you, you might need to get this It's All About the Pie hat to declare what part of Thanksgiving dinner steals your heart.


17 Pies for Thanksgiving

Can there ever be too many pies at Thanksgiving? I think not! This year I am going to prepare several varieties to share with the people I am thankful to have in my life. This list gives me a great starting point in my pie baking. If you are looking for a few great pie recipes, I know you will find a few on this list that you will love!



Pumpkin
Skinny No-Bake Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin Pecan Pie
No-Bake Vegan Pumpkin Pie
Double Layer Pumpkin Pie

Chocolate
French Silk Pie
Mud Pie 
Chocolate Fudge Pie

Fruity
Peaches & Cream Pie
Cranberry Sauce Pie
4 Ingredient Berry Pie
Blueberry Banana Cream Pie
Easy Cherry Pie
Caramel Apple Pie
Apple Pie

Nutty
Brown Sugar Pecan Pie
Corn Syrup Free Pecan Pie
Vegan Pecan Chocolate Pie

Apple Tree Window Cling

Fall days are the perfect time to find inspiration from nature and create fun crafts with the kids. This easy DIY window decal comes together within a few moments and adds a colorful touch to your windows. The kids will love displaying their artwork for the world to see!


This is such a simple project you guys! For $2 you can make a dozen or more window decals to add a festive fall touch to your windows! Best of all, this imaginative craft is perfect for the kids!

To make an apple tree window cling you will need:
Transparent contact paper, cut to the size you wish to work with. We used a 6'x4" section.
Tissue Paper Squares in dark green and yellow
One strip of brown construction paper
Scissors




First peel the backing off of the contact paper and lay it sticky side up. Add a strip of brown paper for the tree trunk.


Cut several circles from your yellow tissue paper, place around the tree trunk.



Next lay your squares of green tissue paper over the yellow dots, forming the leaves of the tree. 


Finally, find a window that gets a lot of sun and smooth the sticky side to the window. It will peel off without mess or residue whenever you are ready to take it down.



I love this craft for kids because it introduces them to a sticky texture to work with, and manipulating the paper into the right placements is great for fine motor skill development.



You might also enjoy this Fall Tree Silhouette Placemat Craft for kids.






Holiday Gift Guide 2016 Submissions

Holiday Gift Guide 2016 Submissions
It’s that time of year! I am so excited to start planning for the Holidays. The submissions for the 2016 Holiday Gift Guide are now open! If you are a company/brand/site and you are want to get your product or service featured in this years holiday gift guide, feel free to contact me for requests.  Package options and pricing are below.  


Gift Guide Categories:

  • Women
  • Men
  • Children
  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Foodies
  • Pets
  • Stocking Stuffer Ideas
  • Beauty Enthusiasts
  • Grandparents
  • Teachers and Community Helpers
  • and more…

Feature Options:

  • Reviews
  • Giveaways
  • Sponsored Posts
  • Social Media Shares Only
  • Ad Space

Gift Guide Submission Requirements:

  • Reviews: In order to have a feature spot in the gift guide, we require a minimum of $50 value in full-sized product(s)/gift cards, which are non-returnable.
  • Giveaways: If you are offering a giveaway, there must be at minimum 1 winner and a minimal value of $50 prize to be shipped directly to the winner, additional fee of $25 applies.
  • Sponsored Post: If you prefer a sponsored post without submitting a product for review/giveaway, we offer a sponsored post option at a rate of $50. Sponsored posts include a high quality 250-300 word article with images and links back to website as well as promotions on social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest).
  • Ad Space: During the gift guide event, I will be offering up to 5 ad spaces 300×300 for a $75 fee (first come first serve).
  • Social Media Promotions Only:  If you would like to skip a review/giveaway/sponsored blog post, I also offer simple social media promotions. You can choose to have a post shared on my Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest of Instagram accounts.  Prices: $25 for 1 share to your choice of platform, $45 for 2 social media shares, $60 for 3 shares
Check out my social media accounts if you’re interested in the social share package – Twitter(6,600 followers), Instagram ( 3,300 followers), Pinterest (2,000 followers), Facebook (10,000 followers)!


If you’re looking for a different type of collaboration than one listed above, feel free to  Contact me today and reserve your spot in this year’s Holiday Gift Guide.

17 Must Read Thanksgiving Books for the Kids

This post contains affiliate links, but the list was inspired by the reading material I have for my children this month.

Thanksgiving is near and everyone is excited for the time with family, the parades and of course the food! This year, why not build on that excitement while offering your kids a chance to read, learn and be entertained without screentime?

I have compiled a great book list for my kids, Roo and Harp and I think your kids will love these titles too. You can order them via the links below or perhaps look for them at your local library.


Pete the Cat's Thanksgiving

Reading Railroad : Giving Thanks

Little Critter Just a Special Thanksgiving

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Helper

Bright Baby Thanksgiving

I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie

Ladybug Gives Thanks

What is Thanksgiving?

The Berenstain Bears Give Thanks

T is for Turkey: A True Thanksgiving Story

Happy Thanksgiving Curious George

Fancy Nancy: Our Thanksgiving Banquet 

Arthur's Thanksgiving

 Five Silly Turkeys

Turkey Trouble

10 Fat Turkeys

Have your kids read any of these books? If you have a favorite I would love to hear about it so we can look for it!