Thursday, January 11, 2018

Post Title: Unique Christmas Gift Ideas For Lifelong Memories

Now, I know we're past Christmas, but keep this in mind for any gift giving season during the year, and even for next Christmas!

Christmas is a time for giving as much as receiving. You might be tired of spending a ridiculous amount of money on popular toys for your kids or luxury items for your family members when those things end up forgotten amongst a pile of other gifts. And you should be tired of that. Christmas gifts don’t have to be expensive in order to be meaningful. That doesn’t mean consumerism should be avoided and a hastily hand-drawn card is the answer but you need to put some thought into the gifts you buy if you want to really make an impact on the lives of your loved ones. Here are some unique Christmas gift ideas that will help you form lifelong memories.

Take a trip.
There’s no better way to make lifelong memories than by taking a trip with your loved ones, whether it’s a gift for your parents or an old friend. Whilst it may not be a tangible present that they can unwrap, it’s certainly a present that will stick around in their minds. It doesn’t have to be a sunny vacation at some beach resort (unless that’s how you think the person in question might want to spend Christmas). You can switch things up for this festive vacation.

You could go on a festive trip to the Christmas markets in your local town or city and treat your loved one to food and other gifts whilst there. But if you want to think outside the box then you could even look into getting flying lesson gift vouchers for the family member or friend who likes to live on the adventurous side of life. Whatever the type of trip, the goal is to treat your loved one to a day (or a few days) that they won’t ever forget.

Bake some festive treats.
Christmas isn’t all about food but that’s certainly a perk. If you really want to give your loved ones a thoughtful gift then some homemade baking is definitely the best option to take. A batch of Christmas cookies with quirky iced designs is certainly the type of gift your dearest friends and family won’t forget in a hurry. The great thing about baking is that you’re in charge of the design so you can personalize it to suit your loved ones.

Add the personal touch.

Finally, the best ideas for Christmas gifts are personalized ones. It’s hard to tell you exactly what to get for your family or friends because you know them better than we could. In terms of guidelines, however, you could go for something like home-brewed beer or hand-knitted clothing. Still, you don’t need to be an incredibly creative artist to make a handmade gift for somebody. You could pay a chocolate company to put a customized message on some festive treats, for example. It’s all about the personal touch, at the end of the day. Even a picture frame with photographs of all your best memories with a loved one is a deeply thoughtful and sentimental Christmas gift.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Life Happens

I feel like I haven't posted a personal post in such a long time. So I'm going to take this time to just give some life updates, as that's what my blog was originally started on.

First off, I finished off the fall semester with a 4.0. I only had two classes, Eng 101 and a retail marketing class. Both received As. I don't think I'll keep that 4.0 this semester, unfortunately. these classes are a little harder. This time I have a math class, and two marketing classes- intro to marketing, and social media marketing. I'm hopeful to get at lease Bs in those classes :)

Also, in the middle of January, I got hired for a job! I've been wanting to go back to work for a while now, but I finally decided to get out there and found a sitter, and a found a great job that has good hours. I'm super happy. I started there on January 30th. I'm now balancing a job, being a mom, and schoolwork. I feel like it's a bit crazy! But I'm making it work.

I think one of my biggest fears with starting a new job, was how the heck will I interact with adults, again LOL. But, this training class I'm in, currently has eight people, including myself. We're a good bunch, and we all get along. I've never meshed with so many people at the same time in like, forever. I'm feeling good about it. I'm confident in what I've learned, and I actually start doing the work later this week. Training is just about over, and we go into the "actively working" part of the training. So I'm excited. Of course a bit nervous, who wouldn't be.

Anyways. I'm looking forward to this new chapter of my life, and I'm super excited to see what happens next.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Three Things to Knock Off Your Bucket List when Visiting Arizona

So, you’re planning a trip to Arizona? That’s great! There’s so much to see and do here. Of course, depending on where you decide to stay, you have quite a bit to choose from. There are sights in just about every corner of the state. In this article, we’ll cover the northern, central, and southern portions of the state. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Things Every Tech Enthusiast Wants Under The Christmas Tree This Year!

Tech is a significant sector of the economy these days, and it gets a real boost come Christmas time. That is because people that are tech minded lap up items both high priced and low given as gifts or bought with Christmas money. But as usual, there are a few things that are seriously on trend for Christmas 2016. Read on to find out what they are.


Virtual Reality has finally arrived. This is going to be a huge thing this Christmas. Headsets are already in short supply. As are any of the accessories that go with them, including controllers and cameras for the various systems.


Monday, August 29, 2016

Perfect Gifts For People Who Work In An Office

Some friends and family are really easy to buy for. We know what they do and don’t like, or what their favorite shops are, for example. However, there is always some friends and family who are a whole lot more tricky to buy for.

When this kind of issue occurs, what you need to do is think about their lifestyle. If their hobbies and personal interests hold no inspiration from you, their job might! If you’re friend works in an office, a gift to make their day or just their desk a bit nicer is a great idea.
With this in mind, let’s take a look at four ideas for perfect gifts for people who work in an office.

Something to jazz up their desk
Somebody somewhere figured out one day that offices can be really boring places. As a result, they started manufacturing fun little desk additions, and nowadays, many retailers have caught on. As a result, there are loads of things out there to give as a gift for this purpose. If your friend is always working on a laptop, how about some miniature fairy lights, powered by a USB port. If they’re always working at a desktop computer, how about a mouse in a cool design, like a racing car! You could also get them something like a little bell that they can ring then they want a cup of tea. Photo frames and flowers are nice, but they might get those kinds of things from other people. Or, buy them for themselves. Push the boat out a little bit and get them something with an element of fun or humor. It has the power to make them smile every time they’re at work, that way!

Something to perk them up in the mornings
Something that many office workers need is energy! Their days can start early, end late and feel really long in between! So, how about a gift that will help perk them up in the morning? A Better Beans Coffee Clubs subscription is a good idea if they’re always in need of a morning pick-me-up! The setup here is cool because each month a different type of coffee is delivered straight to them. You could even set it up so it gets delivered to them at their office. Just make sure all their colleagues don’t see, or they might be forced to share their precious beans!

Something to make their life a little easier
There are all sorts of quirky and cool gadgets out there that can make a working day a bit easier! If you have time before you need to buy the gift, try and do a bit of digging on harder parts of their day. Then do some research to see if anything has been invented to help them out!

It should also be mentioned that the above gift ideas are also suitable if you work in an office, and need to buy something for a colleague. Maybe you want to wish them good luck on a transfer or promotion, or it’s the birthday. Oh, or you could just get these things for yourself! You deserve a treat, after all!

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Adoramapix - Review

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, sponsored content or reviewed products. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own. I would never suggest anything to you that I wouldn't use myself. -Jennifer

I've posted about Adoramapix before (see post here), I'm really a fan of their products. They print excellent photos on beautiful mediums such as metal, canvas, and traditional paper. Now they're promoting their metal prints in shapes! You can find traditional square and rectangle shapes, even circles and ovals. But what about Hexagons? I don't think I've ever seen anything on anyone's wall in their home that was hexagonal. So I'm super happy to have this hanging on my wall.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Places to Visit in Arizona During the Summer

For the past few years, people have been doing staycations more and more. While originally it started from necessity, now people are taking staycations as a great, affordable alternative that allows them to visit their area or state.

If you’re here in Arizona, especially in the Valley, you know the temps are brutal. Already this year (2016) we hit 117! It’s only early June! If you’re like me, you’re thinking of ways to escape the heat. For me, my husband and I (along with some friends and family) are going to Rocky Point to enjoy the beach for a weekend. But I get it, some people are afraid of going into Mexico, and others don’t have passports or don’t want to get one right now.

For others, though, they may decide to visit northern Arizona where the temps are much cooler. Of course, obvious choices would be The Grand Canyon and areas near that, but let's not write about what has been written! Let's do something different! In this post, I’ll give some suggestions of places to visit in Arizona during the summer.

Monday, June 6, 2016

A Gift Guide For The People In Your Life Who Have Everything

We all have them, those people that already have everything they need. So how do you get a gift for the people that have everything their hearts desire as soon as they want it? It's not easy, but check out some of the leftfield suggestions below. It could help you solve your dilemma.

Give Personalised

So one way to get a great present for the person in your life that has everything is to give something that is personalized. By providing a personalized gift, the recipient gets something that they can have as a keepsake, and you have shown that you've thought about them.

For your other half, why not try, a personalized print or picture for the home? An excellent example of these is a framed image of a recording of your voice. You can do this by recording a spoken message as a sound wave; then you send it to a specialized company, and they turn it into a decorative print. You could say “I love you,” “always together in my heart,” or your own personal message.  


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

We're Potty Training.... Round 2

Ahh, potty training... I've tried this song and dance with Bella before. Actually, maybe a little more than a year ago we bought her a potty. But here we are a year later, three potty's/potty seats later, still in Pull-Ups Training Pants. Ugh. So what's a mom to do? I've read all the Potty Training tips and tricks (and games) anyone has ever posted, and none seems to really work with us. I had really hoped that this time around it would be easier. I always heard it was way easier to potty train a girl. Yet, some of those people who said that only ever had girls. So how exactly would they know? My son took forever to potty train (he was like 4 years and 3 months before he was potty trained), so I had hoped that Bella would be easier.

Here's our Potty Training arsenal. She has another potty seat in the upstairs bathroom, and a potty seat for the big potty downstairs (this potty pictured has a lid so it doubles as a footstool).

Monday, November 30, 2015

How I Monitize My Blog With Affiliates

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I recently posted on the more traditional ways I monetize my blog. But this time, I wanted to show the more "fun" ways that I earn. These links may contain referral links where I'll earn money if you sign up. Others are affiliate links that offer the same thing.


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