Liza

Dec 192014
 

Are you on the hunt for last minute camera gifts?  If so then look no further than Best Buy.  They have the latest and greatest cameras and camcorders.

Camera gifts at Best Buy #CamerasatBestBuy
The reviewer has been compensated with a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

And I do mean latest and greatest.  For example, Best Buy carries cameras that have built-in Wi-Fi so you can share your amazing photos with ease.  Here are three cameras that are perfect for sending those “oh my gosh!” Christmas morning moments with friends and family both far and near. Continue reading »

Dec 192014
 

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions and projects, including the Christmas word search, are mine alone. #PlanesToTheRescue #CollectiveBias

Bubbles hasn’t been feeling very well the past few days.  She feels a little bit like she’s missing out on all the Christmas festivities so I decided to put together a couple of fun activities that she could do while sitting.  In fact, she really doesn’t even have to get off the couch unless she feels like it.  The games I created are easy to play sitting, standing, or on the go.

Having fun with Disney Planes toys and Disney Planes-themed Christmas games (like a printable Christmas Word Search, and a matching game) #PlanesToTheRescue

I chose these two activities for another reason, too.  First, Bubbles has been very interested in learning how to spell and read lately so I thought a Christmas word search would be good practice.  And second, she loves to match and sort (everything in the house) and chocolate kisses are her favorite treat; I thought it would be fun to combine the two. Continue reading »

Dec 182014
 

Hickory Farms Signature Chocolate is a partnered post.

You may remember a few weeks ago when I shared how when I was younger Hickory Farms had often been part of our holiday traditions.  Even though our Signature Pantry Planner box is pretty much gone now, I’ll be picking up another gift box for our trip to the in-laws on Christmas Eve.  Tradition is tradition, after all, right?

When you’re considering your own family’s Christmas traditions this year I encourage you to make donations of time or money one of them.  This is an especially hard time of year for those who already struggle; they could definitely benefit from a little Christmas magic.  Plus giving back makes you feel good so it’s a win-win situation. Continue reading »

Dec 182014
 

Gifts for the kitchen are some of my favorite gifts to receive.  Whether it’s appliances, gizmos, gadgets, new foods, cookbooks – it doesn’t matter.  If it’s related to cooking, I’m excited.

Here are a few of my favorite foodie gifts.

Stainless Steel Trivet Scale

Foodie Gifts: Brushed Stainless Steel Trivet Scale from Salter

I love kitchen scales but sometimes have a challenge with finding the space to store them.  You don’t have to worry about that, though, with this Brushed Stainless Steel Trivet Scale from Salter.  Not only does it only take up a tiny bit of space but it can also be used as a serving trivet for your table.  The front scale display slides into the base keeping it clean, protected, and out-of-the-way. Continue reading »

Dec 172014
 

I received compensation as part of my relationship with Vidoozi through the Quality Blue Community. All opinions expressed are my own.

Keeping connected to family and friends around the country can take a little effort. Fortunately it’s a lot easier now than it was when I went off to college. There were cellphones and email back then, but no smartphones or video chats or anything like that.

Create custom videos - share a story, send a greeting - with the Vidoozi app for iPhone

Now there are even tons of apps that let you stay in touch in a variety of ways. But my new favorite is the Vidoozi app for the iPhone. In under five minutes you can easily create a custom video message for your friends and family – and it’s free! Continue reading »