Unique Gift Ideas For Teens And Women

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Small, filler-type gifts are one of my favorite things about planning for birthdays and all the different holidays that we love to celebrate. Sometimes these small, inexpensive filler gifts will go into an overall gift basket. But, for Christmas they more often than not are destined for my kids’ Christmas stockings (unless they directly correlate with a larger gift).

For example, if I’m gifting a makeup organizer or beauty bag to one of my daughters, I might purchase bottles of nail polish/polish remover, nail files, eyeliner/mascara/eye shadow, makeup remover pads or other such items to put inside the organizer or bag before wrapping. However, if I’m not gifting a larger item like that, these smaller items will end up in their Christmas stockings along with the small treats or candies.

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Some things I buy for stockings every year — a candy cane, chocolate candies like Hershey Kisses, a chocolate santa or reindeer, Christmas-themed suckers, etc. But, I truly thrive on finding totally unique items to also stick in there that I’ve never given before.

Here, I will be sharing some of the fun, unique items that are going into my kids’ stockings this year. They would also work great in gift baskets, too.

I can’t wait to see how they react! The first two items listed are snack foods. Since the holidays are inevitably full of sweet and high-calorie treats, I decided to share two snacks that are not only delicious and full of flavor but also healthy treat options! But, trust me, your loved ones won’t even know it because they will be so bowled over by the flavors.

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Step Up And Motivate Your Wellness

After Thanksgiving, I realized how much food we had over a period of a few days! Oh my! And I felt it! A few days after Thanksgiving, I started doing yoga since the weather was overcast and raining for a few days! Yoga allows me to stretch, breathe, de-stress, and focus on my own well-being. The holiday season always reminds me to think about my health and improve wherever I can. Are you ready to step up and motivate your wellness? 

Step Up And Motivate Your Wellness
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When it comes to health and wellness, it can be overwhelming. Start with small changes. Are there any small changes you can make? Looking for ways to sleep better, reduce headaches, eye strain, or lessen migraines? Need ways to encourage yourself to drink more water? 

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Eco-Friendly Toys & Treats Your Pup Will Love

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Eco-Friendly Toys & Treats Your Pup Will Love

As a dog mom or current foster dog mom, I only want the best for my little furball. This applies to everything from the food she eats to the toys she destroys; ingredients and materials matter, even for our pets. It’s also why I was excited to try Pure Earth Pets, a monthly subscription box full of eco-friendly toys & treats, and more.

Good for your dog & the planet
Pure Earth Pets eco-friendly toy and treat Subscription Box

Pure Earth Pets does more than curate tasty treats and fun toys for dogs of all sizes. They also only work with companies who care about your pet and the planet. Toys are made from recycled materials and treats feature natural, healthy ingredients. Additionally, each subscription comes to you in a biodegradable box, so you won’t have to worry about it clogging up the landfills.

But what I love most about Pure Earth Pets is the fact that each month they donate a portion of their sales to a pet-centric charity. It’s hard not to support an eco-friendly treat and toy subscription box company that cares so much for our furry friends.

Eco-Friendly Treats & Toys
Eco-friendly toys and more

As I mentioned above, Pure Earth Pets sent me a box full of four eco-friendly treats, a toy, and a pet waste bag dispenser. Of all the items inside, my foster pup, Chipper, was most excited by the toy.

This “Starpups Coffee” stuffed toy is made in the USA from recycled post-consumer materials. It’s machine washable and can be dried in your dryer.

Chippy loved this toy so much that she ripped the stuffing out of it in about ten minutes or so. Of course, in her defense, she is a toy terrorist. I can’t tell you how many tennis balls we go through in a week. Regardless, she loves to play with the remains of the Starpups Coffee toy, which is still intact, minus the stuffing.  

Pet waste dispenser

I was extremely glad to see the Houndscoop Dispenser with 15 heavy-gauge, leakproof bags in the box. The clip on my current poop bag holder had given out so I was in need of a new one. I love that the Houndscoop features a Velcro strap I can easily attach to the leash. I’m also a fan of how easy the eco-friendly bags come out. It makes cleaning up after Chippy Chip a little less of a chore.

Eco-friendly treats for your dog

Finally, we have a unique selection of treats, including:

  • Petipet Mobility Bars – Made with human-grade ingredients, including carrots, apples, and baobab, these bars are designed to support your dog’s hips and joints.
  • Brewscuits – Made from simple, natural ingredients like wet brewers grains and sweet potatoes, these treats provide your pup with a nice crunchy snack.
  • YakyPuff – Made with yak and cow milk, as well as other natural ingredients, these treats let your dog indulge in their love of cheese.
  • Yaky Charms – Made from a traditional Himalayan cheese recipe, these unique microwavable treats are light and crunchy, as well as grain-free, lactose-free and gluten-free.
Chippy’s Picks
Chippy enjoying eco-friendly treats

My little Chippy Chiperson isn’t much of a treat hound. Although, she does like to try and steal my salads or avocado toast. But one thing she absolutely loves is cheese. It’s how I get her to take her meds, by sneaking it in melted cheese.

So can you guess which eco-friendly treats she loved most? Yep, it was the YakyPuff and the Brewscuits. My girl loves her cheese as well as anything that lets her indulge in her favorite pass time of crunching and chewing. Occasionally, she will also eat one of the YakyCharms.

While the Petipet’s weren’t her thing, I know my dogphew Cooper will love them. As a senior dog, he will benefit from their hip and joint support and softer texture.

If you’re looking to try some eco-friendly toys and treats your dog will love, I highly recommend Pure Earth Pets subscription boxes. And if you use code BLACK FRIDAY, you can get your first box for only $5, with the purchase of a six-month monthly subscription.

Have you tried Pure Earth Pets? Which eco-friendly treat would your dog love?

Eco-Friendly Household Products You Must Have

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When it comes to eco-friendly household products, you have to be careful. Some household products are too strong, with heavy doses chemicals, and some are too weak and leave you questioning if they’re actually accomplishing anything. So, when it comes to items used to clean food or appliances you have to be choosey.

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Stay Sharp and Improve Your Health

I am a huge fan of approaching health and wellness in a natural way. I prefer using natural and homeopathic remedies. I am always open to trying products that will boost our wellness and keep our household healthy all in a natural way! I’ve been dealing with a lot of stress and such and many of my friends are suggesting that I try changing up my routine and find and do things that make me happy. I am also trying different products to help! I am so excited to share easy ways to stay sharp and improve your health? 

Stay Sharp and Improve Your Health
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Let’s talk about how you can stay sharp and improve your mind and mood! Being a single mom, sometimes I feel like I’m carrying the whole world on my shoulders. I get overwhelmed. Sometimes I feel tired and exhausted and it affects my mood. I am also aware that I don’t have the best memory (it runs in the family). I wanted to try supplements that would help improve my overall mindset! 

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Personal Oil Diffuser For Personal Wellness

I am all for using an oil diffuser to keep my son and myself healthy! I like to use essential oils to add a natural scent and freshen up our indoor air. I also like to use aromatherapy to improve our health! When my son starts sniffling, sneezing, or even coughing, I quickly pull out the oil diffuser and oils! We found a personal oil diffuser for personal wellness that is compact and packs a punch! 

Personal Oil Diffuser For Personal Wellness
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My son has Autism and when he starts to get upset or needs to calm down, aromatherapy really does help! My favorite go-to oil is Lavender! I just add a few drops into our diffuser and it takes about 15 to 20 minutes and my son is calmed down from whatever triggered him. It also helps in the evening if he is too energetic! 

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Deep Clean In A Green Way

I vaguely remember my laundry life before my son was born. I was doing laundry about once a week. Within days of bringing our son home, I was doing laundry throughout the day and week. It was never-ending. There are times when I try to go a few days without doing laundry and then I realize I need to wash towels or bedding or the laundry basket is too full! On my on-going mission to go eco-friendly, I prefer to use natural laundry detergent. We found an awesome line of products that offer deep clean in a green way! 

Deep Clean In A Green Way
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I am a fan of Orange Is The New Black and Charlie’s Soap was seen on the show! It was Piper’s brother and his wife using the products! Remember that family, they are a big green-friendly family!? 

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Keep Your Family Healthier This Winter

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As a mom of four, I feel like someone is always battling some sort of cold. With the two oldest in school, and then the two youngest in preschool our house is constantly a petri dish of germs. Add into the mix that I work at a daycare teaching the one and two-year-olds, this mommy is constantly on the search for ways to keep our family healthier.

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Carry Your Essentials In Style

Whenever I go out, whether it’s to run errands, doctor appointments, pick up my son from school, chaperone school field trips, or shopping, I like carrying a tote bag to carry other items. I love using a tote bag to carry items that won’t fit in my purse. If I know I’m going to be away from home for a few hours, I tend to carry an extra battery pack to charge my phone, wall charger and other essentials.  Do you carry a tote bag when you are out and about? Why not carry your essentials in style!

Carry Your Essentials In Style
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My favorite little tote is my pink tote bag! You will see it’s not suitable for all audiences! It’s cute, soft, and fun to carry! 

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3 Steps To Healthier Hair {In One Use}

I moved into my home almost a year ago. Since then, I’ve had to update appliances and other things around my home. One of them is my water heater. I started to notice my showers wouldn’t stay hot for very long. Soon after, I also realized I had hard water that did major damage to my hair and left my skin feeling and looking so dry and cracked. Since then, my water heater was updated and I had a water filtration system installed. Still, my hair suffers a bit. I am so excited to share a product line I’ve been using for only a few days. There are 3 steps to healthier hair in as quickly as one use! 

3 Steps To Healthier Hair {In One Use}
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I’ve been a fan of argan oil for years. I’ve even tried argan oil shampoo and conditioner in the past and loved it. 

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