The Perfect Gift: Unique and Personalized Song by Songfinch

Birthday gift for all ages | Best artistic present

Anyone else have trouble coming up with unique gifts?  I feel like I used to be REALLY good at giving thoughtful, creative, unique gifts.  As time goes on, I find myself turning to celebrate special occasions with less things and more time.  The gift of time for yourself, friends or family can be one of the most precious things to give in this crazy, busy life.  Time together was the cornerstone of the plans for celebrating my mom’s recent milestone birthday BUT we were lucky enough to find the best gift to make it even better! Continue reading

Father’s Day Gift Ideas from a Dad’s Perspective

There is a holiday on the horizon…Father’s Day.  What are you going to get your baby daddy?  Here’s an interview with a dad of young children (my hubby) to give you the inside scoop.  Wondering what they are really thinking (Seinfeld clip on the subject) and what they really want for Father’s Day?  Here is a list of Father’s Day Gift Ideas from a dad’s perspective! Continue reading

I See Me! Personalized Books

I See Me Personalized Children's Books | Gifts for kids | Unique gifts | Book gifts | Personalized Gifts

In a material world where kids seem to have everything, finding a unique gift can seem so challenging.  Personalized gifts are often in the form of knick-knacks or objects that sit in a room.  How about a personalized gift that a child can use and enjoy (and might actually engage them in learning)!  Next time you are looking for a special gift for a child (maybe even yours) check out I See Me! Personalized Children’s Books.   I checked them out, and they are on my list for future gifts for family and friends. Continue reading

How to Rock Kindergarten

How to Rock Kindergarten

Kindergarteners have SO much to learn at 5 or 6 years old.  Believe me…I have experienced it first hand with my son this year!  My daughter will be starting kindergarten in a little over a year.  After seeing what they learn, I know she will be even more ready since I know what to expect.  If you are unsure about what to expect or have a child entering kindergarten for the first time, then I can share a great tool that will get your preschooler ready to ROCK Kindergarten.  Continue reading

7 Must-Have Time Saving Kitchen Tools

7 Must-Have Time Saving Kitchen Tools | Time saving | Kitchen appliance | Kitchen tool | Kitchen tips | Kitchen hacks

While preparing a tray of delicious chicken nuggets yesterday (fancy lunch), I realized I have not shared my love for the BEST must-have kitchen appliance.  I asked for a toaster oven a few years ago as a gift, and I think it is one of the most used gifts ever.  In addition to my love for my toaster oven, I have a few other kitchen tools that are must-haves to save you time, money, and hassle!  Who else is all about keeping it easy?!? Continue reading

Usborne Book Giveaway

Usborne Book Giveaway | Early Reader | Learning through Reading

Book, books, book!  Never too many books, right?  **Giveaway Below** Books have always been part of my life.  Reading was always fun for me, and I want this same joy for my children.  My husband and I have read to our kids from infancy every night as part of our nighttime routine.  Over the years Usborne books have been some of the favorites!  I am thrilled to tell you about a Usborne Book Giveaway! Continue reading

Boogie Board Writing Tablet

Boogie Board Writing Tablet - MUST BUY

Figuring out what is going on inside the mind of a child is a curious thing.  My kids share many things, but sometimes I am not sure what they are thinking!  We have found a FUN way to enhance our communication with the kids (and it even encourages thinking and learning – Shhhh don’t tell)!  WIN-WIN!  Let me tell you more about how the Boogie Board Writing Tablet has helped us, and it can help YOU! Continue reading

How to Make Rustic Candles

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Who wants a project to make your home bright and cheery PLUS unique gifts for family and friends?!?  You are in luck! I recently crafted some rustic candles for my dad’s surprise birthday party (upcoming blog post), and I will share all my “how to” ideas with you NOW! Continue reading