holiday gift guide

We don’t need another sweater: Heifer International

December 5, 2016 | in: GIFT GUIDE, holiday gift guide, social good

Four year old boy feeding goats at his family’s farm in Uganda made possible by donations to Heifer International.  We have seven million LEGOS. Closets of clothes. Posses of princess …more

Best Laptop Black Friday Deal from QVC and HP

November 15, 2016 | in: holiday gift guide, tech

Best Black Friday Weekend Deal Ever: HP 15 Series Laptop on QVC  We can always need a new laptop in our house. The adults’ become outmoded. The kids are growing …more

Subscription Box for Girls: Monday Sparkles (Awesome!)

October 13, 2016 | in: holiday gift guide, products I love, teens

My daughters Eve and Alice were beside themselves with excitement when the Monday Sparkles subscription box arrived in the mail! Monday Sparkles is a tween subscription box company for girls ages …more

Kmart #Fab15Toys Review and Gift Guide

December 8, 2015 | in: GIFT GUIDE, holiday gift guide, toys

Do you remember the specific had-to-have-em cool toys you listed on your list for Santa? I do! Mickey Mouse Disco. Peaches ‘n Cream Barbie. Crayola Caddy. Lite Brite. Barbie Perfume …more

Group Gifts Are Easy with The Gifting Bunch (+ $50 Giveaway!)

November 16, 2015 | in: GIFT GUIDE, giveaways, holiday gift guide

Raise your hand if you have ever been in charge of coordinating a group gift collection for your child’s teacher, principal, coach or scout leader. I too have been there, …more

A Very Special Christmas Tree: Beautiful Children’s Book for the Holidays

November 16, 2015 | in: books, GIFT GUIDE, holiday gift guide

Every year I give my children new Christmas-themed books at the beginning of Advent to celebrate the start of this magical, sacred time of the year. Sometimes these stories are …more

Shari’s Berries for Holiday Parties and Last-Minute Gifts

December 20, 2013 | in: GIFT GUIDE, holiday gift guide

Ordering gifts for Christmas is now officially last minute, but Shari’s Berries can get there in the St. Nick of time! My family and I had the chance to try …more

GIVEAWAY: Joseph Nogucci Bracelet

The Joseph Nogucci IRIS charm bracelet is the hottest, prettiest add-beads-and-charms bracelet on the market. Forget Pandora or Troll Beads, the IRIS is where it is at. I am totally enamored with …more

Best Women’s Pajamas: jijamas

December 11, 2013 | in: GIFT GUIDE, holiday gift guide, shopping, style

My favorite gift (to receive) is new pajamas. Nothing makes me happier. There’s something about wearing a totally comfortable yet pretty set of jammies, as opposed to ratty old tees …more

Gifts for Kids: MomTV Picks (Many Are on Sale This Week!)

If you were not able to watch the live version of my MomTV show about holiday gifts for kids, check out the video of the broadcast. The gift picks discussed:  …more

Tech Gifts from Verizon

December 4, 2013 | in: GIFT GUIDE, holiday gift guide, shopping, tech

Disclosure: As a member of the #VZWBuzz lifestyle blogger panel, I sometimes receive products for review. All connection and data plans are covered by me. No compensation was received or review …more

GIVEAWAY: Teacher or Child Gift – Artwork from Scholastic – 5 WINNERS!

November 25, 2013 | in: books, GIFT GUIDE, holiday gift guide

WIN A GORGEOUS ART POSTER FOR YOUR CHILD’S ROOM, TO GIFT A TEACHER FOR THE HOLIDAYS OR DONATE TO YOUR SCHOOL LIBRARY!  A few months ago, Scholastic asked 13 children’s book illustrators …more

GIVEAWAY: Build-A-Bear Gift Card, New Holiday Friends

Build-A-Bear has some new, super cute holiday friends… Win a $25 gift card for your child to make his or her own! What is your favorite classic, stop-motion animated Christmas …more

Holiday Cards 2013: Minted for the Win!

Disclosure: I received a set of holiday cards from Minted. No additional compensation was received. All words and opinions are my own.  One of my favorite annual projects is selecting …more

Modnique Holiday Shopping Deals {sponsored}

November 5, 2013 | in: GIFT GUIDE, holiday gift guide, shopping, style

Modnique: Fashionable, on-trend, unique, affordable gifts!  I love fashion sale sites and receive alerts from many of them, but the purchases I actually make are few and far between. Sometimes …more