Category Archives: Holiday Gift Guide 2016

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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Top 9 Subscription Boxes of 2016

Our Favorite Monthly Subscription Boxes of 2016

The idea of monthly subscription boxes is not new. These monthly mailbox surprises have had many incarnations including the well known “of the month” clubs.

Today boxes tend to fall into 1 of 2 categories: Commerce commerce and Discovery commerce. The Convenience Commerce boxes are for the items you know and love and have to have them each month. On the other side you have the Discovery Boxes. These boxes exist to allow customers to discover new items that they otherwise may not have been introduced to. The boxes that we tend to review here are the Discovery boxes.

Here are my top x boxes that we received in 2016, and are excited to continue receiving in 2017.

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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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Good Earth Beauty: Shower Whip & Scrub Sampler Giveaway

Good Earth Beauty: Shower Whip & Scrub Sampler Giveaway

good-earth-beauty-1oz-samples-shower-whipIf there is something i have always been a fan of it is sampler packs. The appeal of samplers are that generally you get a smaller version of an item, without the commitment.

When it comes to bath and body item, I believe that sample sizes are the way to go. There are many variables with body items, such as allergic reactions, skin sensitivities and most importantly, if you like the scent.

Recently I was sent the Good Earth Beauty’s Shower Whip & Scrub Sample Set and you also have an opportunity to win one for you to sample. Continue reading

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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True Gentlemen’s Jerky 2016 Holiday Giveaway

True Gentleman’s Jerky 6 Pack Holiday 2016 Giveaway

true-jerky-assortmentOne of our favorite snack’s is jerky and as luck would have it, jerky makes the perfect snack to leave out for the Santa in your life!

In honor of the big guys eminent arrival we are giving away a 6 pack of True Gentlemen’s Jerky for him to try some unique flavors that he may not have seen before.

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Newman’s Own: Holiday Chocolate Assortment Giveaway 2016

Newman’s Own Organic: Holiday Chocolate Giveaway

newmans-own-chocolate-giveawayWhen I think of the holidays there are a few types of candy that come to mind – the peppermint cup.There is something about a tasty peppermint cup that screams the holidays.

A couple of months ago I had the opportunity to try Newman’s Own Organic array of chocolate products, including the peppermint cup. Newman’s Own has a wide range of chocolate products that are perfect stocking stuffers and holiday sweets. Continue reading

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

Taffy Town: Christmas Taffy Holiday Giveaway 2016

Taffy Town: Christmas Taffy Giveaway – Winter 2016!

taffy-town-christmas-taffy-oopLast year I had the opportunity to give away some taffy for the holidays and I am excited to again have that opportunity

I am super excited to have this giveaway for a Taffy Town Taffy! Continue reading