3 Simple And Thoughtful Gifts For Just About Anyone

Sometimes the simplest gifts are the most thoughtful. Instead of breaking the bank on a fancy present, look for gifts that provide comfort and can even quiet the mind.

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The Gift of Books

Books make a wonderful gift; especially for someone who loves to read. ‘The Mind Remedy‘ by Ruth Williams is a compilation of 20 beautiful and simple projects. Many of these crafts are very familiar to my own childhood; from the ‘trouble dolls‘, ‘God’s eye‘ and the ‘dream catcher

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Up Your Gift Game With These 5 Amazing Holiday Presents

What a difficult year it has been!!! To help ease some stress this upcoming holiday season, we rounded up 5 amazing holiday presents to up your gift game.

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The Traveler

I have a nephew who loves to travel. When I saw this beautiful duffle bag, I thought it would be a perfect gift for him to take on his adventures. The Muscle Duffle from Groovy Guy Gifts is STUNNING! It is made of heavy canvas, leather accents and has beautiful brass hardware. The quality makes it worth every penny, and can handle just about anything you can throw at it!

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Three CBD Products Everyone Should Try

Three CBD Products Everyone Should Try
Three CBD Products Everyone Should Try
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CBD is a fairly new ingredient being added to all sorts of products. I had the chance to review three CBD products that everyone should try at least once.

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Cookies n’ Cream Dalgona Coffee

Whipped coffee.

 Dalgona Coffee.

Whatever you call it, it’s the latest craze!

Looking to create your own whipped coffee?! We share our favorite and easy to make Cookies n’ Cream Dalgona Coffee recipe!

Cookies n' Cream Dalgona Coffee

I love my morning coffee. I remember when we first got a Keurig. I didn’t drink hot coffee at the time. I only liked ice coffees and frappes! However, after trying sample sizes of hot coffee at a grocery store, I realized hot coffee could be delicious with the right creamer and sweetener! 

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A Wonderful Winter Read

A Wonderful Winter Read - Lost At Sea by Erica Boyce - Keurig Junior Mints Hot Cocoa K-Cups
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I am always keen to find new authors to read and new genres of the written word to dive into. This winter, a new author I’ve found is Erica Boyce

I love a book with unexpected turns that makes me think about or see a situation in a totally new way. I’ve read novels about people who were adopted and I’ve read memoirs/biographies about people who were adopted. But, I don’t think I’ve read a book that explored the adoption of one child from so many different people’s perspectives at once before. I found that aspect of this story to be very fascinating and fulfilling.

On top of that this story takes place in a small town, features a mysterious disappearance that baffles everyone, the unraveling of secrets, and tackles the topic of substance addiction in and around all of the other plot elements.

Even though there are a lot of different characters and elements, I never felt like the story was rushed or confusing. At the same time, I think that there is enough of a foundation here that Ms. Boyce most certainly might have created a whole series or at least a very long novel out of it easily without losing her audience’s attention. Not saying she should have done that, but I mean it as a high compliment to her that I could easily have become ensconced in the narrative for a much longer time if she’d wanted to go that route. I would love to learn more about the town and its inhabitants.

I mentioned that one of the elements in the story was substance addiction. Without spoiling anything, there is one character who is supplying narcotics to addicts that I just didn’t see coming at all. Total surprise!! And honestly, I’d love to see an exploration of that topic and how seemingly ordinary people come to do very surprising things like this (just a thought I had after closing the last page of the book).

Lost At Sea by Erica Boyce will be on sale March 3, 2020. Definitely pick up a copy and give it a read. I’m glad I made it one of the 50 books I try to read each year for my Goodreads reading goal!

A Wonderful Winter Read - Lost At Sea by Erica Boyce - Keurig Junior Mints Hot Cocoa K-Cups

Synopsis:

When beloved fisherman John Staybrook vanishes in the night, his loss stirs up more than grief. His daughter Ella is convinced he’s still alive and vows to bring him home.

But as she searches the small Massachusetts town, secrets throughout the community begin to bubble to the surface. As the pieces fall into place of what really happened, everyone from the babysitter to the local librarian are swept into a more urgent question: Why would someone go out in the middle of a deadly storm?

Erica Boyce weaves a tense yet hopeful tale of family secrets whispering across the rocky shores and the unshakeable strength that love leaves behind.

A Wonderful Winter Read - Lost At Sea by Erica Boyce - Keurig Junior Mints Hot Cocoa K-Cups

Nothing goes better with a good book during the winter time than a nice hot beverage. Hot tea is fine, but I prefer a nice cup of hot cocoa or cappucino.

Junior Mints Hot Cocoa K-Cups are an easy way to get a fast cup of hot cocoa. Smooth and minty chocolate flavor warms me all up inside and the scent takes me back to that smell when opening a box of Junior Mints at the movie theater as a kid.

A Wonderful Winter Read - Lost At Sea by Erica Boyce - Keurig Junior Mints Hot Cocoa K-Cups

The only way this might be better is to have some whipped cream I could dollop on top and some soft, doughy, sweet doughnuts to snack on. You can also find other candy-inspired flavors like Charleston Chew (creamy vanilla marshmallow flavor) and Sugar Babies (caramel cocoa flavor)!

You can find these pretty much anywhere you like to shop for k-cups — like Amazon, Walmart, or Bed Bath & Beyond.

Find Erica Boyce at Goodreads and her website to learn more, and find her book at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, or anywhere else you shop for books.

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I love a book with unexpected turns that makes me think about or see a situation in a totally new way. I’ve read novels about people who were adopted and I’ve read memoirs/biographies about people who were adopted. But, I don’t think I’ve read a book that explored the adoption of one child from so many different people’s perspectives at once before. I found that aspect of this story to be very fascinating and fulfilling. word word word word word word word word

The Perfect Prosecco For Your New Years Celebration

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New Years Eve is here and one of the finishing touches is the perfect Prosecco for your New Years celebration. Since my husband’s birthday is on January 2nd, we’re throwing a combined birthday party and New Years Eve celebration on the 31st.

I love entertaining and having our friends over. However, it definitely takes a lot of work. From planning food, activities, drinks, and massively cleaning my entire house.

This year, we decided to do a more casual New Years Eve party than we’ve done in years past. Comfy clothes or pajamas will be the dress code. We’ll be serving pizza, crock pot party meatballs, chips, pretzels, and drinks. For fun, we’ll be playing lots of board games, cards, and trivia games. Basically, we just want everyone to comfortable, relax, and have fun.

Pizza and crock pot meatballs were easy picks for casual comfort food. However, finding the right sparkling wine was more of a task! But, after a long search, I’ve found the perfect fit with Mionetto Prosecco.

I’m a girly girl and it just isn’t New Years until I’ve had my pink wine! My mini bottles of Mionetto Rose’ Prosecco  are perfect for sharing at our party! I know many of my girlfriends will love this pink sparkling wine in adorable pink bottles!

Mionetto Rose’ Prosecco is extra dry and is made from soft pressed red grapes, with beautiful notes of Peach Blossom, Raspberries, Morello Cherry and Strawberries. It also pairs wonderfully with turkey and fish.

For a more classic sparkling wine, I will also be serving Prosecco DOC Treviso Brut to our guests. This sparkling wine in the mini bottles is so perfect for guests to enjoy!

Prosecco DOC Treviso Brut has a wonderfully golden hue! It is flavored with notes of Golden Delicious Apple, Honey, and White Peach. I love the classic and elegant taste of this wine!

In conclusion, whether your New Years Eve party is casual or glam, I highly recommend Mionetto Prosecco. I love the clean and sophisticated taste! I know our guests are really going to both the Prosecco DOC Treviso Brut and Mionetto Rose’ Prosecco.

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Baby Steps to a Healthier You

Health. Working out. A balanced diet. A bunch of words that sometimes is difficult to digest. Of course everyone wants to be healthy and in shape. We also want to eat fabulously tasting meals everyday. Overall that ‘Healthier YOU‘ lifestyle is what almost every human being strives for.

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Here’s the real ‘tea’. Life is chaotic and our minds keep pushing its own personal agenda of ‘you don’t have time’. This chubby girl is here to you ‘That’s an excuse.’ There is always time to be healthy.

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Step-Up Your Drink Game with Cold Brew Coffees and Teas

Back Bay Roasters
Back Bay Roasters
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I am a coffee fanatic! Anyone that knows me knows they won’t see me in the morning without an iced coffee. So, when I was offered the chance to try out Back Bay Roasters and Brewer’s cold brew coffees and teas, I was all about it!

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Add A Twist To This Tuesdays Taco Night

Add A Twist To This Tuesdays Taco Night
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It’s Taco Tuesday and if you are anything like me, you have been counting down until tonight. There is just something about the comfort of a delicious taco. Authentic Mexican Tacos or even an American made a favorite, sign me up. I am ready!! This Tuesday however, I am switching things up a little bit.

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Tasty and Yummy Pumpkin Coffee For Fall

Tasty and Yummy Pumpkin Coffee For Fall-Community Coffee Spiced Pumpkin Pecan Pie
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Tasty and Yummy Pumpkin Coffee For Fall Tasty and Yummy Pumpkin Coffee For Fall

Fall is my favorite time of the year. Crisp air, yummy pumpkin coffee, cozy sweaters, and beautiful leaves. Getting cozy with a delicious cup of coffee is one my greatest pleasures. From Caramel to Pumpkin Spice, there are so many delicious fall flavors!

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