Jan 092017

This shop and my idea for empty dish return has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WipeAwayHolidayMess #CollectiveBias

I love cooking and baking for holiday gatherings.  It doesn’t matter if I’m the hostess or the guest, I look forward to making special holiday dishes to share with friends and family.

Make post-holiday dish return a special treat with a fun food gift

At the end of the meal there is invariably a collection of dishes that get left behind.  Either the contents are still being divvied up when people leave or sometimes the owner just forgets.  A few years ago I came up with a fun idea to pair with the task of returning them. Continue reading »

Dec 222016

How much do you love Minecraft?  If I were to ask my daughter that question the answer would be her hands spread wide paired with an ear-to-ear grin as she exclaimed “this much!”.

Fun and unexpected Minecraft gifts to give this year, like the stop-motion movie maker or Xbox One S bundle

Minecraft is all about the blocks – creating entire worlds and all their contents out of cubes made from a variety of material types.  She plays in creative mode only so she gets an unlimited supply of building supplies.  She has created a number of seriously impressive buildings, including an entire zoo and a world full of huge dinosaur statues. Continue reading »

Dec 102016

Are you searching for MLP gifts for a little My Little Pony fan in your house?  Maybe it’s you that loves MLP and you’d like to treat yourself?

MLP Gifts for any My Little Pony fan - from young kids to the young at heart

I’ve put together a list of some of my favorite MLP gifts to help you check names off your list.  Young or young at heart I hope you’ll find just the item you were looking for. Continue reading »

Dec 092016

This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic

Let’s be honest, teens are sometimes hard to shop for.  They’re too old for “toys” and unless you really know their style, clothes can be a dicey call.

Gift giving made easy - hot tech for teens including the Microsoft Surface Pro

It’s hard to go wrong with tech gifts though.  Whether for play, social, study, or work, something that plugs in or comes with a charger is sure to please. Continue reading »

Dec 062016

There are dozens of great toys for holiday gift-giving this year so if you have a little on your list you’ll have plenty to choose from! To help you narrow down your choices, I’ve selected my top 11 big kid toys for kids 4-6 years old.

11 Hot Big Kid Toys for 4-6 Year-olds - includes STEAM and STEM, playsets, books & more

I’m big on balance – a good mix of fun, education, reading, and creativity. You’ll find all those categories on my list in the form of STEM toys, action figures, entertainment-inspired options, and crafting sets.
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