Girlfriend Giving from Precious Moments

Disclosure: I received free products to facilitate this review. The opinions are my own.

The holiday season of giving is here!  Time to explore fun gift ideas for everyone on your list.  Today for the ladies, I have a couple of ideas from Precious Moments.  Their Girlfriend Giving line has super cute items.  I had the pleasure of reviewing their ceramic travel mug and picture frame.

They feature a very modern design with a lovely floral pattern and golden dots.  The items are also very heavy and durable. I’d definitely recommend them as a gift idea for your mom, sister, aunt, or favorite girlfriend.  These would also be great for a gift exchange you may have at work, church, or the family Christmas party, or even a good hostess gift.

The ceramic travel mug is my favorite!  It features the Bible verse, Proverbs 31:25. It reads, “She is clothes with strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future.”

This is perfect for both cold and hot drinks.  It is dishwasher and microwave safe.  And it is a perfect size for your morning coffee or other beverage.  It also has a silicone lid, for easy sipping and spill prevention.


I also received this Good Friends are a Blessing 4×6 frame.  It says,   This is also a ceramic product; it is very durable with a sleek design.  I personally love 4×6 frames because I get a lot of pictures printed in that size, and the great thing about this frame is that is .  And unlike a lot of 4×6 frames, the outside of this one is fairly thick so that the frame and picture appears bigger.  That combined with its lovely design makes this a very eye catching frame and a perfect gift.

Items from the Precious Moments Girlfriend Giving line are available on Amazon.  I encourage everyone to go check out the whole collection.

Holiday Gift Guide: Ohuhu Acrylic Makeup Cosmetics Organizer

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Makeup Organizer

As the holiday shopping season is upon us, I am thrilled as always to present my ideas for holiday baking and party preparations, as well as a holiday gift guide!

Today I’m featuring something for all the teen girls, ladies and comsetics enthuiasts!  It is the Ohuhu Acrylic Makeup Cosmetics Organizer !

This is a great looking organizer with 3 drawers and plenty of compartments for all your makeup. It has more than enough room to house your essentials and any extra makeup or skin care products you wish to store in it.  (Or you could even use the drawers for your jewelry, glasses, contact lenses, and other “getting ready” supplies!) [Read more…]

Football Snacking with Gourmet Gifter

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Cinnamon Popcorn and Peanuts

No football Saturday is complete without a great assortment of snacks!  You can take your snacking to the next level with Gourmet Gifter.  Their delicious kettle corn comes in a variety of flavors, including salty sweet addiction, caramel corn, and Cinnamon Sugar Sensation. [Read more…]

A Gift for Gamers: Portable Minecraft™ with Gameband

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Portable Minecraft with Gameband

Is your child or teen a gamer?  Does he/she love Minecraft™?  If so, here’s a great item for you Christmas list.  It’s called a Gameband.  Minecraft is definitely one of Noah’s favorite and most played games of 2014, so for us, this gift is a no-brainer, as it comes pre-loaded with game content and allows him to save the worlds he creates on the game. Sounds fun, huh?  And of course, I love it because it’s also a cute fashion accessory!


Gameband at Target

I purchased the Gameband at Target in the video game Aisle. You should see it on a hanging rack with the mobile gaming cards; however, in my store, I actually found it on a shelf with other video games.  When I called to see if they had it, there were only 3 in stock, and by the time I got to the store that evening, they only had 2.  So if you’re thinking of getting get this as a Christmas gift, I suggest that you hurry, as they seem to be going fast!  (Keep in mind when purchasing, Minecraft™ Game License is sold separately.)

Gameband for Minecraft

Gameband is made by Now Computing and is affiliated with Minecraft™.   If you have any feedback about the Gameband, you should contact Now Computing.  Gameband Minecraft™ is the first-ever Minecraft™ wearable.  It is best for kids aged 8 to 15, and it comes in 2 sizes (Small – 6.7 inches and Large – 7.2 inches).    Essentially it is similar to a USB, but it is an upgraded version with an awesome twist (see the unboxing video below).  Gameband comes Pre-loaded with gaming content, like maps from Sethbling, Hypixel and Dragonz, and it allows you to save your worlds and take them with you for use on any computer!

Gameband for Minecraft


Noah’s been checking out the Gameband over the last week.  Some of his favorite features include:

  • The pre-loaded maps and ability to save worlds, and the ability to take them anywhere and use it on any computer.  (This is great because now he can play on his computer here, and also play on the computer at his other house.)
  • He likes that it can be worn as a wrist watch that tells you the date and the time.
  • It also comes with PixelFurnace, an App that lets you customize Gameband with messages, images and animations that you create.  He’s been wearing it around the house over the last week and showing us the different animations that he’s been creating.  (It’s very neat!)
  • And finally Gameband not only features ultra-fast, long lasting software, and  saves your Worlds…it also backs them up onto their secure, cloud-based servers.  This way if you lose it, all you have to do is contact Now Computing and order a replacement.  All your data will still be there! (And believe me, the way things sometimes disappear around here, that’s a definite possibility, so this feature is a real plus!)

Gameband for Minecraft

For just a little more information and an up close look, check out this unboxing video:

Is your shopping list filled with Minecraft stuff this year?  What do you think of the Gameband as a gifting option for your child?





Give a Gift of a Star from Star Registry (and a Giveaway)

Star Registry

As a nature lover and a “True Romantic” I’ve always loved the idea of naming a star.  Recently I got the chance to do just that, through the International Star Registry.  This is such a unique gift idea to get for yourself or a number of people on your gift list.  Consider the person on your list who is hard to buy for, nature lovers, science lovers, art lovers, and anyone who loves good keepsake. [Read more…]

Friday Favorites: Week 244 – Featuring Hand Stamped Ornaments

friday favorites

Hello all.  Thanks for stopping by for this week’s party.  I’ve had huge work load this week and I’m skipping this week’s features, but I’ll be back with more next week. In lieu of the features, I’m sharing a brief showcase of ornaments from my Etsy shop.  Ranging in price from $10 to $15, these are a great gift idea.  I offer a range of charms and ribbon hangers, you can choose from, and I can customize each design, stamping out any words you like.

Last year my most popular item was the customized Baby’s 1st Christmas Ornament.  This year I hve that ornament back in stock, along with my family ornaments, Our First Christmas and other couples ornaments, football themed ornaments, a Merry Christmas mom/grandma/teacher, etc. ornament, and In Loving Memory Ornament, and more!

Please check out the ornaments and the custom jewelry that I have in stock. Also, take a look at the coupon code believe, and save 10% from now through the end of November.

Christmas Ornament Collage for Blog

Use the coupon code: GIVETHANKS to get 10% off.  AND also look for discounts and daily deals on select items!

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I Heart My Hair with Easy New Looks and Conair®

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Conair Hair Products

Since I’ve been working at home, I’ve gotten quite used to not really needing to put on a bunch of makeup or fix up my hair.  Here lately you can find me wearing my hair back in ponytail or pulled back with a clip most days.  But with the holidays coming, I’ll definitely be dressing it up more!  A couple of tools that will come in handy for creating easy new looks and great hair every day are the Infiniti Pro by Conair® 3Q™ Brushless Motor Dryer and the Infiniti Pro by Conair® Curl Secret®. [Read more…]

Holiday Gift Giving: Hallmark Northpole Gifts at Walmart

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Northpole Gifts

I grew up visiting the Hallmark store with my mom.  We’re both huge fans of the brand, and it is a great source for gifts of all ages.  This year Hallmark presents a new original movie, Northpole, and to o go along with the release of the movie, Hallmark has a great line of Northpole gifts.  They include a great assortment of toys designed to help you and your child get in the Christmas spirit, as well as a cute collection of ornaments, hostess gifts, and more!

The Northpole gifts by Hallmark are now available at your local Walmart store while supplies last! [Read more…]

Holiday Gift Guide: Agraria Home

Agraria Candles

 I usually try to wait till the week of Thanksgiving to talk Christmas and holiday gift guides, but I’ve got a lot of great items to feature (plus recipes and so many other Christmas posts coming up) that we simply have to start now, in order to get everything in.  We start today with Agraria.  They are a company based out of San Fransisco that sells great home interior items like candles and diffusers, as well as bath and body products for you.

Agraria products are great for friends and family and just about any lady on your list.  (Who doesn’t want their home or themselves to smell good?)  My mother-in-law especially loves candles, so I’ll be giving her Agraria’s Bitter Orange Candle.  Imagine a sweet orange scent with a hint of spice.  I know she will love it!

What’s sets their items apart from the competition is not only their lovely scent but also the elegant look of the products.  Your gift recipient will definitely be proud to display this gift in their home!

I’ve tried their candles and diffusers in my own home.  The diffusers are a an especially good gift and value, as the scent last a long time.  I got a diffuser several months ago, and it still has plenty of liquid and scent.


Agraria Collection

SSH Holiday Gift Guide

I received an Agraria product to facilitate this post. The opinions are my own. Please check out more gift ideas throughout the holiday season.  Want your company or gift item featured here? Email me.


Staying Connected with Walmart’s Lowest Priced Unlimited Plans

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lowest priced unlimited plans

With the holidays just around the corner, everyone is looking for ways to save money on gifts as well as other household expenses.   Earlier this year we made the decision to abandon our “contract cell phones” which were costing us $150 a month, and  we started looking for pre-paid or post-pay, no-contract phones.  We did a lot of research, and Walmart Family Mobile was the winner with the lowest priced unlimited plans I’ve seen. [Read more…]