Gift Ideas For Your Favorite Guy

Gift Ideas For Your Favorite Guy-Molton Brown's Tobacco Absolute Collection-Coby CMB-102-BLK Over The Ear Headphones with Built-In Microphone and Bluetooth Speaker

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Why is buying a gift for a guy so darn hard? I’ve been married for over twenty years now and for most gift-giving occasions that include my husband, I am stumped and have to wrack my brain for a gift idea. You’d think the longer and better you know someone that gift giving would get easier.

True, there are the go-to gifts that I will get him: a bag of Snickers, beef jerky, BBQ-related items, Star Wars stuff, University of Kentucky Wildcats fan merchandise, gift cards to restaurants or Best Buy. But, I can’t get him that stuff for every holiday! I quit buying him clothing long ago because he prefers to buy pants himself to make sure he gets the fit he wants, shirts I’ve bought him have hung in the closet unworn. I’m pretty much relegated to getting him new tshirts, underwear and socks at this point, and the occasional new bath robe or hoodie.

It’s not that he’s too picky, per se, or hard to please — it’s more that he has everything he wants and when something new comes out he often gets it for himself. This year, I found the perfect rocking chair at a local garden store and snatched it up for a Father’s Day gift for the hubby for this year. He’s been talking about getting one for several years but not done it yet. I had to hide it in my daughter’s closet so he wouldn’t stumble across it! I also got him some new BBQ tools and a few other little odds and ends (including some Bourbon infused beef jerky). He does love his bourbon!

This year I’m also adding in these two gems I found from COBY® and Molton Brown. The hubby is in the media business and can always use a good pair of bluetooth headphones. And, while not super crazy about it, he cares about his appearance so I thought some nice masculine-smelling bath and shower gel would be fun to stick in his gift bag for Father’s Day this year…. [read more]

Personal Wellness With A Side Of Cool, Please

Personal Wellness With A Side Of Cool, Please - MONQ Therapeutic Air Personal Aromatherapy Diffuser-SPA50CA 10,000 LUX* Full Spectrum Portable Energy Light by PureGuardian

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Personal wellness is increasingly becoming a hotter topic for many people. Clean eating, essential oils, products made with natural ingredients, decreasing your carbon footprint, eco-friendly manufacturing, solar power, green energy … it can get dizzying trying to keep up with all the newest topics for living healthier.

I like simple, easy. Some may call that lazy, but I think that if something that’s supposed to be healthy stresses me out that’s not worth the trade-off to me. Two simple products that are making a positive impact for me (without adding dreaded stress) are MONQ® Therapeutic Air® Personal Aromatherapy Diffusers and the Guardian Technologies Energy Light…. [read more]

9 Ways (And Counting) To Use A Multi-Purpose Organizer

9 Ways (And Counting) To Use A Multi-Purpose Organizer - MobileVision Bamboo All-In-One Multi-Purpose Organizer

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One thing that seems to be constantly on my mind is home organization. I’m always looking for ways to make daily life flow more easily and be able to easily put my hands on items I need when I need them. I hate having to spend time looking for stuff!

MobileVision® has a product that I’m really having fun figuring out different ways to use in my home right now. Their Bamboo All-In-One Multi-Purpose Organizer is amazing! It’s small enough that it’s pretty easy to tote around the house but large enough that organizing needed items in it is a breeze.

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Organize Your Bath Time Routine

Organize Your Bath Time Routine - ToiletTree Professional Skin Care System Facial Brush and ToiletTree Adjustable Bamboo Bath Caddy

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I’m the worst when it comes to dragging various items into the bath tub. I take everything in there: a drink, my cell phone, a candle, various facial scrubs/shower gels, bath sponge, razor, pumice stone, and usually a book or magazine for starters. Sometimes I even take snacks to munch on if I’m planning on reading and soaking for awhile before bathing.

The sides of my tub (even though it’s a large garden tub) can get pretty crowded if I’m not careful and I hate it when it looks cluttered. I’ve been wanting to add a bath caddy to my tub for a while but had been having trouble finding one I thought would work well. I found an Adjustable Bamboo Bath Caddy from ToiletTree™ that looked like it might be just the one for me. I’m also using a Professional Skincare System – Facial Brush Set from the same company and wanted to share my thoughts with our readers…. [read more]

Spring Gardening In Stylish Comfort

Spring Gardening in Stylish Comfort - Clarks® Shoes

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Spring is here and that means it’s time to dig those gardening supplies out and get to work. It takes a little bit of prep time to clear out the weeds and till winter-settled soil in preparation for planting your favorite fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers. My husband and I like to plant tomatoes, a variety of bell peppers, cucumbers (I use these in salads and for pickling), and strawberries (for shortcake desserts and jam, yum). Sometimes we try other stuff like green beans or yellow wax beans, cantaloupe, squash, or different varieties of hot peppers. Whatever tickles our fancy while perusing the local home and garden stores.

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You Can Never Have Too Many Tote Bags

You Can Never Have Too Many Tote Bags - Kennedy Tote from RuMe

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I love tote bags. They can be useful in so many ways. I’ve taken tote bags on car trips, to the beach, to family get-togethers, and while shopping. I use them around the house, too, mostly to organize crochet or knit projects that I’m currently working on so they don’t get jumbled up together. I have tote bags from everywhere — mass retailers, conventions and other social events, souvenir shops, and grocery stores to name a few. I even have a couple of totes that are monogrammed with my initials.

My most recent tote bag acquisition is the Kennedy Tote from RuMe®. As tote bags go it’s not only beautifully designed but it is also incredibly sturdy and has extra long handles which I think is one of my favorite features. Some of my totes are so cute but the shorter handles can make it difficult to carry them over my shoulder when I’m headed out the door with both arms stuffed full of items I need while away from home…. [read more]

Affordable Luxury For The Sweetest Dreams Ever

Affordable Luxury For The Sweetest Dreams Ever - PeachSkinSheets

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Finding sheets that I love can be a challenge. My husband is always cold and would probably sleep with flannel sheets year round, along with the heated blanket he insists I keep on the bed at all times (thank goodness it has separate controls for each side so he can have it on but I can keep my side turned off). I get hot when I sleep and often push the covers off so I can be more comfortable.

I prefer lighter sheets and softness is a must! Also, trying to find a material that won’t catch on dry skin, wrinkle easily, or get all pilly is definitely a plus. What I love about PeachSkinSheets is that they meet all of these specifications and they are really beautiful, too!

They wash up like a dream, go on the mattress without feeling like I’m getting a workout, and fit great. We have a fairly thick mattress with a mattress topper laying on top of it for comfort. Even deep pocket sheets can be a challenge to wrap around and under the edges adequately without a struggle. From start to finish I had this set of PeachSkinSheets on the bed (including pillow cases) in less than two minutes. And I wasn’t cussing my bed afterward!… [read more]

This Is No Ordinary Sugar Cookie

This Is No Ordinary Sugar Cookie-The Kiwi Importer Heilala Vanilla Starter Kit

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Cooking and baking are two things that I like to do with my free time. Whenever I get the chance and have a little inspiration I like to try new recipes either that I’ve found in a magazine, online, or in a cookbook.

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Better Skin From Within

Better Skin From Within -- GLOW by Nature Made - Skin Moisture dietary supplements, GLOW by Nature Made - Skin Moisture + Sleep dietary supplements, GLOW by Nature Made - Skin Moisture + Hair and Skin dietary supplements

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Nature Made® as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Complimentary GLOW by Nature Made® – Skin Moisture supplements were provided by Pharmavite to facilitate review. No other affiliation with Pharmavite beyond the scope of this blog post should be construed.


I wouldn’t say my beauty routine is something that is on my mind a lot, but I am always interested in finding new ways to try to support healthy skin since that’s something I do notice daily. My hands, in particular, tend to feel dry often from the cleaners I use and the fact that I wash my hands a lot in between different tasks. Recently, I’ve been using GLOW by Nature Made® – Skin Moisture supplements daily to try to help my skin stay moisturized from the inside out.†

Nature Made® is a company that I already trust and have used for years, so I am really excited about this new line of skin moisture products. There are three products available in this line: GLOW by Nature Made® – Skin Moisture, GLOW by Nature Made® – Skin Moisture + Sleep, and GLOW by Nature Made® – Skin Moisture + Hair and Nails…. [read more]

Stylish Way To Keep Track Of Your Keys

Stylish Way To Keep Track Of Your Keys - Finders Key Purse

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I am forever losing my keys inside my handbag. There’s nothing I hate more in this world than having an armload full of stuff when I walk out the door and having to stop and put all of it down to dig through my purse to find my stupid car keys. So … annoying!!!

Alexx, Inc. has given me the perfect fix for this problem with their Finders Key Purse®. It’s an ingenious idea for busy moms or anyone else who is always on the go, go, go and doesn’t have time to search for keys all the time.

What I love best about this product is that it hits three “key” points that are very important to me when looking for an item to meet a need in my life. They are fashionable, functional, and most of all affordable. Trust me, once you try one of these handy little doo-hickeys, you will wonder how you ever functioned without it!… [read more]