Dec 012015

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Baby’s First Christmas is always an exciting milestone.  Bubbles was ten months old for her first Christmas and treated us to the gift of her first steps on Christmas Day.  So I know that my brother and Abby must both be really looking forward to celebrating their first Christmas as parents.

Easy DIY Baby's First Christmas ornament + Christmas Stocking Ideas for Baby

We aren’t going to make it to Maine this year for Christmas (again. sadly) but I still wanted to do something a little special for Jayce.  A few years ago I made Sam & Abby a DIY Our First Christmas ornament using their wedding invitation.  I thought it might be fun to continue the ornament tradition and I decided to DIY a Baby’s First Christmas Ornament. Continue reading »

Dec 022014

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Old Wisconsin® and Irish Spring® and Speed Stick® GEAR™. All opinions are 100% mine.

Shopping for stocking stuffers for guys has always been harder for me than shopping for stocking stuffers for the gals.  Growing up with two younger brothers, you would think I have ideas in spades.  And while I do have some, I inevitably end up with more items for the girls on my list than the guys.

Easy Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Millennial Guys

I’ve shared a master list of over 125 stocking stuffer ideas for all ages before.  But if you’re specifically trying to find some things for millennial guys, then here are a few of my easy stocking stuffer ideas. Continue reading »

Dec 102013

In some instances below I received product samples. Others I just love! All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Christmas is only a little over 2 weeks away.  While I’m usually done most of my shopping by now, I’m often just starting the hunt for stocking stuffers.  For some reason even though stocking stuffers are some of my favorite gifts to give and receive, they always end up last on the end of purchases.  Here are some last minute stocking stuffers to help you finish up your lists.

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Last Minute Stocking Stuffers: Band-Aid & Neosporin Brands

I always remember getting boxes of Band-Aids with fun characters on them in my stockings.  This year will be no different for my own family members.  Between the fun fashion designs and the characters like Jake & the Neverland Pirates and TMNT, there’s a choice for everyone.  Band-Aid Friction Block will be going in both Ashley and my SIL’s stockings; my SIL is a teacher and Ashley will be starting her teaching job in the fall so both of them will be on their feet a lot! Continue reading »

Jul 162013

Filling stockings at Christmastime is one of my favorite parts of the whole holiday.  There were many stocking traditions in my family.  Some have evolved over time and some are still unchanged to this day.

Over 125 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for All Ages

As kids, we each had a Christmas stocking hanging in our bedrooms; they usually only had one or two items in them but they were great for kicking off the excitement as soon as our feet hit the floor.  Then we moved downstairs to the tree, where our stockings – beautiful, hand-knit stockings that my aunt made each of us – had been left hanging from the fireplace the previous night.  Now they would be lying on the floor, filled to bursting. Continue reading »