December 12, 2017

Budget Gift Ideas for the Hard To Shop For

Those of you who know me know that I'm always on a very strict budget. This goes for everything from groceries to holiday gifting. Sometimes the hardest people for me to gift for are those that I don't know very well because I can't shop for them all year long like I do my children and husband. Today I want to share some ideas for the hard to shop for on your list.

* Portable Cooling Stand - this is a great gift for most anyone. All of us have tech devices and need easy to use, transportable stands for them. This is a simple gift that is easy to ship and fits all devices so you don't need to know specifics. A great gift that they will actually use.

* Cake in a Mug - I like this one because you can make it at home. I love getting these simple cakes in a mug and they make great neighbor gifts that people can continue using long after the yummy cake is gone.

* Flowers - another easy to give gift. This is unique at the holidays but beautiful flowers to brighten those dark holiday days are welcome in any home. Both traditional holiday flowers, like poinsettias, and more unique flowers, like roses or daises, are great for holiday gifting!

* Fresh Fruit - again something that helps brighten those dark winter days. Fresh fruit is so healthy and good for you and is bound to be appreciated by any recipient.

These are some of my favorite ideas for holiday gifting. What are some of your best ideas for those you don't know so well? Tell us about it!

December 8, 2017

Welcome to the Y Glider XL Scooter Giveaway

Who's ready for another giveaway? I know my littles would love this come spring! 
Who do you want to win for?

Hosted by: MamatheFox.comSponsored by: Y Volution Co-Hosted by: Miki's Hope
Enter for your chance to win (1) Y Glider XL Scooter from Y Volution
Retail Value of $95.50 !
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December 6, 2017

Great Gift Ideas for Mom

Mom's can be some of the hardest people to buy for. They don't seem to let anyone know what they need and their wants are often minimized by their desire to care for others. One thing this mom always enjoys is some time to relax. Which is what I'm basing my mom gift ideas off of this year.

A good book or movie - something that mom can enjoy during her me time. I prefer books but many mothers like movies. It can be a classic favorite or something new that you know she would like to see but hasn't taken the time to do so.

Bath Bombs - always a big hit. Give mom some time to relax with her favorite scents.

Lotion - another mom favorite. Our poor hands get worn out and good lotion is a must. If you want her to feel really special get a large one for the house and a travel size for her purse.

Leggings - something she can wear to be comfy. Leggings are a great option because you don't need to know exact sizes. There are lots of great colors and styles out there. It's easy to find something that mom will love!

What is your go to gift for mom? We'd love to hear your excellent ideas!

Winter is Coming Giveaway Hop - I See Me

Christmas is almost here and if you're like me that means you're looking for some wonderful, last minute holiday gifts. Today I have a fun idea (with giveaway) that is perfect for most any occasion. They are personalized games from I See Me! I am so excited for my littles to get their very own matching game. How much fun for them to have a game that is all theirs that will help them learn and grow. I'm super excited. To enter to win your very own card game, just use the form below. Good luck!

Winter is Coming Giveaway Hop - I See Me

December 4, 2017

TrueSelf Organics ~ Clean & Natural Skincare Giveaway (Ends 12/25) @SMGurusNetwork @truselforganics

Welcome to the TrueSelf Organics ~ Clean & Natural Skincare Giveaway!

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This giveaway is part of our Holiday Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.
This contest is hosted by the Social Media Gurus Network!
Host that put together this giveaway is Deliciously Savvy
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November 27, 2017

Don't Let Stress Get to Your Skin

The stress of the holidays can have disastrous results on your skin. According to webMD:
Stress causes a chemical response in your body that makes skin more sensitive and reactive. It can also make it harder for skin problems to heal.Have you ever noticed that you break out more when you’re stressed? This is because stress causes your body to make hormones like cortisol, which tells glands in your skin to make more oil. Oily skin is more prone to acne and other skin problems.Stress can also:Make skin problems worse. For example, stress can aggravate psoriasis, rosacea, and eczema. It can also cause hives and other types of skin rashes and trigger a flare-up of fever blisters.Interfere with daily skin care. If you’re stressed, you might skimp on this part of your routine, which can aggravate skin issues.It can also be stressful to have problems with your skin. Some people feel so bad about how it looks that they keep to themselves, which adds more stress.

This year, I'm taking my skin health in my hands by using Anavita Cream.

Say Goodbye To Wrinkled, Sagging, Dry Skin In Just A Few Short Weeks! See more vibrant, healthier, smoother skin with Anavita's advanced anti-aging moisturizer. You will start seeing results within 2 to 4 weeks and have continued improvement with ongoing use. You will reduce the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles, firming and replenishing your skin to look noticeably younger, without needing expensive procedures like Botox or dermal fillers. Simply massage on Anavita Moisturizing Anti-Wrinkle Cream after cleansing your skin in the morning and again at night. And most importantly, be confidant in your skin this holiday season!

Great Gift Ideas for Infants

Infants can sometimes be the hardest to buy for. If it's your first, there are probably lots of things that you child either does, or will need that you can gift for the holidays but if you're like me and have six older children then there isn't much you need making things more complicated. Here are some ideas that we have used for the young child that needs nothing. Hopefully it helps!

  •  Nightlight - getting new and/or updated nightlights can be a perfect gift. We use multiple at our house so we regularly need replacement bulbs or fixtures. It's fun to get new styles when we redecorate and there are always fun new options coming out like the Ocean Wave light we got this year!
  • Socks & Shoes - we can never keep track of socks and soft shoes are a must have in many colors so this makes a fun, simple gift that will be put to good use.
  • Bath Toys - there are a lot of great bath toys out there and again, these are something that need regular replacing. I try to avoid toys with squirting features as they tend to mold faster but other then that there are many great options and my kids seem to love them all!
  • Food - there's nothing babies and toddlers like better then food. Crackers, fruit, or any other favorites always make great gifts.
What's your favorite gift to give to infants? Tell us about it!

November 25, 2017

$25 Cover Reveal Giveaway – My Sister’s Intended by Rachael Anderson

Yahoo!! A new book coming from one of my favorite authors!! I’m so excited for this one!!

Coming Spring 2018
My Sister’s Intended by Rachael Anderson

For as long as Prudence can remember, it has been understood that her sister will one day wed the eldest son of their nearest neighbor. Such an alliance will benefit both families and bring a great deal of joy to all parents involved.
Unfortunately, Prudence has never been able to feel as joyful. She believes her sister is mad to consider marrying a man she hardly knows, even if he will one day make her a countess. Titles and wealth shouldn’t factor into matters of the heart, and as an aspiring romance novelist, Prudence cannot fathom how anyone could even think of settling for less than love. She certainly wouldn’t, and she doesn’t want her sister to either.
Unable to stand by and do nothing, Prudence sets out to help the awkward couple discover the best in each other with the hope that they will eventually find love. What she neglected to foresee, however, was that she might fall in love with Lord Knave herself.
Author Rachael Anderson
A USA Today bestselling author, Rachael Anderson is the mother of four and is pretty good at breaking up fights, or at least sending guilty parties to their rooms. She can’t sing, doesn’t dance, and despises tragedies. But she recently figured out how yeast works and can now make homemade bread, which she is really good at eating.
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November 15, 2017

Super Stocking Stuffer Giveaway Hop - The Crooked Christmas Tree by Damian Chandler

With Christmas coming all too quickly, it's time to think about gift giving. What better way to fill the stockings of those in your life then with giveaway wins! Today we're excited to participate in this great hop to help you on your way.

Our prize today is a copy of The Crooked Christmas Tree by Damian Chandler. In this thoroughly contemporary holiday story, a father lets his children choose the family Christmas tree. To his surprise, the kids pick one that is crooked. As he tries one thing after another to make the tree look right, he rediscovers the power of God’s love. He begins to understand Christmas in a new way, particularly when his family decorates their tree and crown it with a star, never even noticing the crookedness he spent hours in the garage struggling to hide. The tender and laugh-out-loud narrative of real-life relationships propels the reader through the most un-generic Christmas story. This upbeat and comedic treasure refreshes the Christmas message of love and faith. 

To enter to win this wonderful story simply use the form below. When you're done entering here, make sure you hop along to all the other participating blogs to enter to win their amazing prizes.

Super Stocking Stuffer Giveaway Hop