Grandma’s Handwritten Recipes Personalized Gifts #HolidayGiftGuide


These are pretty much the most amazing personalized gift I have ever seen. Lindsay Burck Designs offers personalized kitchen towels, aprons and tote bags, but I think the showstoppers are the recipe towels.  See all her offerings here and be quick about it - the Christmas ordering deadline is December 2! I sent Lindsay two scans of my Nana's handwritten recipes. These are absolutely amazing.[Read more...]

November 2014 Citrus Lane Review & Coupon EXPIRES SUNDAY – 14 Month Boy


I way overloaded on November Citrus Lane boxes. In addition to the box we got for our baby, I ended up with 2 more boxes for 1 year old boys I mixed up what months I had ordered extra boxes and everything came this month. Quick reviews of both below - this one is … [Read more...]

Family Update + Christmas Decorations


Quite a few of you have emailed me and asked me for updates on my family, so I thought I'd post a few photos! If you'd like, you can also follow me on Instagram, where I post pictures of the kids as well as sometimes box pics. The truth is between a newborn and the rest of the family, going back to work, and the blog, I don't have a whole lot of time for regular updates! This weekend we put up … [Read more...]

November 2014 Citrus Lane Review & Coupon – 2 Month Old Baby Boy


November Citrus Lane for baby was a really great surprise and included an item that we absolutely LOVE! Get your first box for $14 when you join Citrus Lane Now with code NEWBOX15. This code expires tonight!!!  The first item in the box was a Bumkins Starter Bib ($4.95) in a cute firetruck pattern. [Read more...]

November 2014 French Box Review + Coupon Code


French Box brings the latest beauty secrets, lifestyle items, and recipes from France every month. It's $24 per month and you can save $10 on your first box when you use coupon code G7POXFK8Y8. The packaging for this box is really gorgeous so I took a lot of photos. A couple advisory notes. There were significant variations in this box for different subscribers. And also I hate coffee. … [Read more...]

November 2014 #LootCrate Review + Coupon Code #LootPirate


November theme for Loot Crate is BATTLE.  I thought it was a great box with something for everyone! Save $3 on any Loot Crate subscription with code SAVE3. Or save 10% with coupon SAVE10. I was super intrigued by the notice on the outer box - it is designed differently than any other crate before it. It has, perhaps, gone where no other crate has gone before... [Read more...]

November 2014 Nerd Block Jr. Boys Review + Coupon


Nerd Block Jr is a subscription box for boys or girls ages 6-11 (you pick the box - boy or girl) that is a monthly surprise of fun little toys for kids. There's no information card - just stuff, so here's what was in the November Nerd … [Read more...]

November 2014 Beauty DNA Subscription Box Review


I cancelled my Beauty DNA subscription. In September I got a repeat item (Apothederm).  They replaced it with... a neck item. As I'd received a neck item the month previous, this was also redundant (although nice customer service). Last month I got MD Solar Sciences - Mineral Creme SPF 30 and Whish Pomegranate Body Butter. I like Whish but I am SO over Pomegranate as a scent. And honestly, it's not like a sunblock as the single beauty item is really going to bowl me over. It's sunblock.  I decided to get it another month. [Read more...]

Beauty Joy Subscription Box Review + Coupon


Beauty Joy is a new subscription box. You'll receive one hand-curated jewelry item, one full size beauty item,and 2-3 deluxe samples every month! Boxes are $15 per month and you can save $3 off your first box with code SPLURGE. Apparently this code will drop to $2 after November 30, after which it will expire on December 14.  Everything was really beautifully packaged.[Read more...]

RueLaLa Subscription Box Deal: Hatchery


Are you a RueLaLa member? I love them - both for regular shopping and for great subscription box deals! Sometimes you will find that you have bonus credit in your account - but you must already be a member. Join up to make sure you get credit the next time they are in a gifting mood! You can find the current boutiques on the RueLaLa home page! Here is the RueLaLa subscription box deal for Hatchery (BTW, Glossybox, Blue Apron & FabFitFun VIP Vouchers are still available there!)

Holiday Gift Ideas for Kids

gift ideas for kids

I would love to hear from you all what is on your shopping list this year! Leave a note or link in the comments to your favorite kids gift or what you have already purchased.  Want more gift ideas? Visit all the gift guides all on one page!  (Note if you're reading this through my email newsletter you may need to click through to see the photos) Gifts for Kids

  • Lalaloopsy Color Me Doll ($30) Perfect for girls who love to color on their dolls, … [Read more...]