Tag Archives: Holiday 2016 Gift Ideas

Gourmet Gift Baskets: Chocolate Covered Christmas Pretzels Review

Gourmet Gift Baskets: Chocolate Covered Christmas Pretzels Review + Giveaway

Recently I discovered the art of melting chocolate and the art of covering items in chocolate.

Shortly after I discovered this I attempted to make my own dark chocolate covered pretzels. To say it was difficult to make would be an understatement. The concept of putting sprinkles on the chocolate was way beyond my scope of abilities at the time. It was then I decided that i would purchase these in the future and not attempt to make these again.

When I was contacted recently from GourmetGiftBaskets.com, and saw their Christmas Pretzels I knew that I had to give these a try since they looked so much better than my feeble attempt. 

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Gifts for Cats & Cat Lover’s – Holiday 2016

 Gifts for Cats & Cat Lover’s

holiday-cats-and-cat-loverThis post has affiliate links but this in no way will influence the post to follow and all opinions are my own.

Each of these items on my list are items that I have either reviewed or own/use at my home with either myself or the cats. That being said, I would purchase any of these items for a friends and family 0 they are all great for cat ladies, cat men and everyone in -between. Impossible to go wrong with any item on this list.

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catopoly-game-componentsIf you are a cat guardian, cat fan or even just appreciate cats then you will love this feline take on the property board game called Cat-Opoly by Late for the Sky. This game has all the details that cat lovers will appreciate from the cat boxes (the homes) and the fish bones (the hotels). Each property is replaced with a cat breed and the values include each step of financial increase and the back of each deed contains fun facts about cats that are featured on the board. Its the traditional property trading game with some cat-astrophic twists included. Almost every major cat breed is represented in the property cards and this will give you and your cat friends hours of fun!

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Pom Pom Wow! Decoration Station Review

Pom Pom Wow! Decoration Station Review

As a crafter I have learned there are many things that you can do with yarn. One of the ways that you can reuse yarn is by making pom pom’s and adding them to presents and gifts.

When I heard about the Pom Pom Wow! Decoration Station, I saw a way to decorate and personalize the pom pom’s I love to add to gifts.

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Happy Hanukkah Oreo® Cookies Review

Gourmet Gift Baskets: Happy Hanukkah Oreo® Cookies Review + Giveaway

gourmet-gift-baskets-happy-hanukkah-oreo-cookiesOne of my favorite things when I was a teenager and I hosted slumber parties one of my favorite treats were Chocolate Covered Oreos.

Truth be told, I would deliberately make my friends think they were not good so that I would have more. This plan was 1 part genius and 1 part selfish and inevitably I would end up sharing despite my deep desire to hoard them to myself.

When I was contacted recently from GourmetGiftBaskets.com, and saw their Happy Hanukkah Oreo® Cookies I was reminded of those moments of indulgence. 

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RefrigiWear: Fleece Jacket Review

RefrigiWear: Fleece Jacket Review + Giveaway

refrigiwear-logoI will be the first to admit that as a San Diegan, I see very little weather changes. Generally speaking the weather is 70’s and sunny – at least that is what people will make you believe.

While our temperatures are ideal, I must run cold because despite our ideal temperatures I am always cold. I can be outside or in my house and I am always cold. Since I spend so much of my time cold, I am on a constant search to find a jacket or sweater that will keep me cool.

When I recently was approached by a company called RefrigiWear I was interested by the claim they are the leader in cold weather gear. I decided to give their Women’s Fleece Jacket a turn

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GourmetGiftBaskets.com: Nostalgic Candy Gift Crate Review

Gourmet Gift Baskets: Nostalgic Candy Gift Crate Review + Giveaway

nostalgic-basketIf there is one way to describe me, nostalgic comes to mind. I love to see things from my youth, and have began a collection of old toys and advertisements.

One thing that always reminds me of my childhood is candy. I remember when I was young, my father would take me to breakfast each weekend, and while he sat and chatted with friends, I would go over to the general store in the same center and purchase a couple of pieces of candy. My choices were usually items that would give me more candy, for less cost.

When I was recently contacted by GourmetGiftBaskets.com, and took a little time to peruse their website, I was immediately struck with gift inspiration – the first thing that caught my eye was the Nostalgic Candy Gift Crate.

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Whisker Graphics: Holiday Twine Assortment Giveaway

Whisker Graphics: Holiday Twine Assortment Giveaway

divine-twine-5-packOne of my favorite parts of the holidays is wrapping the presents. I love the challenge of making them look clean and wrapped. The other park about the holidays that I love is the lights and the colors. I love to drive around town and see the lights and decorations.

As I prepare to take on crafts and lots of wrapping, I think of the details. It is in this spirit of thinking of the details that I give you this Holiday Twine Set from Whisker Graphics.

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Crayola: Air Marker Sprayer Review

Crayola: Air Marker Sprayer Review + Giveaway

deals-example-with-crayola-sprayerAs a crafter I love to have options. The options help foster creativity and make a memorable gift for a lucky recipient.

There is one technique that I have never done, but have always wanted to have – an Air Sprayer. There is something special about the way that you can blend colors and make it look seamless.

Just in time for the holidays Crayola has released their own sprayer called the  Crayola Air Marker Sprayer!

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Brentwood Home: Wellness Bundle Review

Brentwood Home – Helena and Carmel Pillow Review + Giveaway

pillows-from-brentwood-homeThere is nothing that I love more than pillows on my bed! Ever since I was a kid, I loved getting new pillows, while keeping the older ones. When I had slumber parties, my friend knew to bring their own pillows because I was not good at sharing.

Even today I value my sleep time, and the addition of pillows adds to the overall comfort while I am sleeping. Generally I try to get anywhere from 8-10 hours, but honestly the average is closer to 6-8, despite my deep desire for the former. Recently I received a 4 pillows from Brentwood Home for review and from the moment I opened the box I knew these pillows would be different. Continue reading