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10 Slightly Geeky Unique Gift Ideas

This post contains affiliate links. Some items received for review. I admit I own and/or want a few things on this list.  Mostly though, I love this list for gag gifts or white elephant gift


15+ Video Game Gift Ideas for the Gamer on Your List!

I could easily go on and on about gaming gift ideas but I’ll spare you!  Instead I’ll just highlight some gifts to consider.  Be sure you know what gaming system your recipient owns (if


Redecorating the Nursery With Winnie the Pooh

Once I knew we were adding a boy to our family, I pondered about redecorating the nursery. Both kids will be sharing its space at least for a little while. It didn’t feel right


Finding Nemo is Fin-tastic on Blu-ray

One of the most beautifully created Disney Pixar movies, in my opinion, is Finding Nemo. I thought it was gorgeous the first time I saw it, found it visually stunning when I screened


Bring the Odd Life of Timothy Green into Your Home

One of my favorite family movies of the year is hands down The Odd Life of Timothy Green. There is so much I like about the story, the characters, and the cast that


5 Stocking Stuffer Ideas That are 15% Off at Layla Grayce

‘Tis the season to shop and Layla Grayce is offering 15% off all holiday gifts with promo code merry valid through 12/23! Find a gift for everyone on your list! Below are a few of my favorite Layla


No Gift is More Unique Than a Giant Microbe!

Generally if someone started talking about gifting the flu, MRSA or plasma to a friend or family member I would look at them funny.  I mean, how gross is it to want to gift


Get Your Rock On Anywhere With This Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Are you usually the one with the coolest playlist where ever you go?  Do people like to ask you about what tunes to play when everyone gets together for a backyard BBQ?  It’s kind


It’s Hard to Eat Only One Cookie by Kukees

Oh the holidays, the perfect excuse to indulge in tasty treats.  Or at least, I use it as an excuse.  I’m a big cookie lover so I was pretty excited about receiving a dozen


Key Ingredient Recipe Reader for the Cook on Your Holiday List!

As we go more digital and tech savvy, it is only a matter of time before we prefer an electronic cookbook, right? I love looking at the pictures in my cookbooks, but they


Just Dance 4 the Holidays #CleverJD4 #spon

Thank you to Ubisoft for sponsoring this post. Please click here to learn more about Ubisoft. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective. #UbiChamps One of my biggest weaknesses


Create and Gift Beautiful Custom Planners and Photo Books by Blurb

Recently I attended Bloggy Boot Camp in Chicago (a conference organized by the SITS Girls), where I learned about Blurb.  I’d heard a little about Blurb prior to the conference, but until I heard


Bringing Back Memories With The Muppet Christmas Carol 20th Anniversary Edition

I’ve shared in the past that the holiday time can be a struggle for me emotionally, but I’m working on creating new traditions and memories for my kids.  One way to get into the


Preserving Memories With Seagate Backup Plus

Backing up your data is always a good idea, especially things like your digital photos, purchased music, or documents.  I think it’s even more important these days since our lives have gone so digital.


Quick & Easy Cooking With the T-Fal One Egg Wonder Pan & Grilled Cheese Griddle

I’ve been a long time fan of T-Fal cookware.  It’s really the only brand name cookware that I’ve owned.  Sure, I’ve bought some miscellaneous pots and pans here and there, but I couldn’t tell


E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial – A Classic That Makes Me Feel Old

Lately it has been harder for me to ignore the fact that I am indeed “getting old.” So many movie classics from my childhood are coming out with anniversary editions and releasing on Blu-ray


5 Fun and Educational Games for a Rainy Day or On-the-Go!

Board games are a great way to spend fun quality time with the family.  With summer coming, the kids will be out of school but needs ways to keep their minds active.  Playing outside