December 29, 2012

A Party Hub Tailgating Grill Fryer That Makes the Ultimate Meals

My older brother's birthday is coming up in a couple of weeks here. I found this online a couple of weeks ago and ordered it immediately. There is nothing about this that doesn't fit my brother's personality and his hobbies, so I know that he is going to love it! They go tailgating all of the time with their friends (they have season tickets for their favorite NFL team and even got an RV to travel to the games in).

This product is the king of propane cooking devices. It has 452 square inches of cooking surface which is plenty for them and their friends. This is a grill that has infra-red heat and a fryer. It also has a griddle as well as a warming space. With all of the things included with the tailgating grill fryer, you can fry wings, french fries, onion rings, as well as grilling hamburgers and hot dogs, and use the griddle for hot sandwiches or breakfast items.

This is awesome and it really takes grilling to a whole new level! I want one for myself now, too!

December 27, 2012

My Nephew LOVED his Trading Cards

Are you all ready for the weekend like I am? I love Christmas, but it can be so overwhelming and tiring to plan, buy gifts, wrap them, clean, travel, and cook to prepare for the holidays. I always look forward to the holidays, but I'm not going to lie--I'm glad it's over!

We had an amazing couple of days. I love watching all of my loved ones open their gifts. It's a great feeling to know that you make somebody happy with a gift that they love and can use.

I've never seen somebody so excited as my nephew was when he opened his gifts from us. He was practically jumping up and down after opening the trading cards that we bought for him for Christmas. He couldn't wait to open his cards and put them in a binder. It's going to be very easy to shop for him for his birthday and future holidays. We will definitely be getting him more trading cards in the future!

December 25, 2012

Making Him His Favorite Breakfast for Christmas!

I made my man his favorite thing for breakfast this morning since it's a special occasion: Christmas! He loves this turkey sausage breakfast casserole and is always asking me to make it. It's super easy to do and it's always such a huge hit. There's even some leftover, so he can have it again tomorrow morning! 

All you need for this turkey sausage breakfast casserole is: 

  • 1 bag frozen hashbrowns
  • 12 eggs
  • Jimmy Deans precooked turkey sausage
  • shredded cheddar
  • 1 cup of milk
  • salt and pepper to taste

Use crockpot liner or spray the inside of your crockpot with Pam cooking spray.
Then, layer the hashbrowns, sausage, and cheese.  Whisk 12 eggs together with milk and add salt and pepper. Finally, pour over the layers in the crockpot. Cook overnight on low heat and serve in the morning for breakfast! 

December 23, 2012

A Full-Page Magnifier Lamp for My Grandfather

My grandfather loves to read. He reads almost anything that he can get his hands on. He has a great collection of books--both classic and modern, subscriptions to several magazines, and gets the newspaper delivered daily. Most of the books he gets are available in large print so that he can read them easily. However, this is not always the case and he has a very hard time reading small print. It strains his eyes and usually gives him a headache.

For Christmas, we got him a magnifying lamp to use for his daily reading. This is so much better than a regular magnifying glass because this lamp allows both hands to be free for reading. He is going to love this gift and I know that he will get daily use out of it.

I was very impressed with the prompt shipping of this product. I ordered it a couple of days after Thanksgiving and it didn't take long at all to arrive at my house. Now it's wrapped and sitting under the Christmas tree, waiting to be opened!

December 21, 2012

I'm Giving Him the Gift of Relaxation--at a Spa in Huntington Beach

My guy is the busiest person I know. Even when he has a day off of work, he's running back and forth working on various projects and whatnot. It's like he just can't sit still and relax! It drives me absolutely crazy!
For Christmas, among the other gifts I gave him, I made sure to include a massage at a spa in Huntington Beach called CloudMover. This is a day spa and it's a fantastic place to go--I go there myself from time to time for various body treatments: waxing, facials, massage therapy and body wraps. There is such a huge menu of services that I had a difficult time deciding which one I would treat him with for Christmas this year.
I chose a Swedish/Relaxation massage for him, although they have Deep Tissue/Therapeutic, Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massages, Reflexology, Hot Stone, and many more! I thought I would start basic and when he falls in love with it like I know he will, he can try some of the more specialized massages. He's going to love his Christmas gift, and he's actually going to be FORCED to relax and take a deep breath for once!

December 19, 2012

Another Great Recipe: The Way to a Man's Heart is Through his Stomach

I found an amazing recipe a couple of weeks ago called "Warm Bean Dip". This name is very ordinary, but the taste of this amazing dip is extraordinary! This is a fantastic dip to make and bring to parties and goes great with some tortilla chips. 

All you need for this:

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup sour cream
2 cans (16 ounces, each) refried beans
1 packet taco seasoning
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
2 cups monterey jack cheese, shredded

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together cream cheese and sour cream in a large bowl. Mix in refried beans until combined. Stir in taco seasoning.

Spray a 9x13 baking pan with cooking spray. Spread mixture evenly into the bottom of the baking dish. Sprinkle the top with both cheeses.

Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until cheese in melted and slightly browned. Serve with tortilla chips.

December 17, 2012

My Nephew is Going to Love this Christmas Gift: The Wobbler

I have just a few gifts yet to get for Christmas. Considering just how fast this holiday is approaching, I better get a move on! I'm taking the rest of today to do some online shopping (you couldn't pay me to walk through the busy malls and stores). I found this great toy/game that I am ordering for my nephew.

This is a fantastic product because it's unlike any toy on the market. This is called the Wobbler and it's a toy that encourages kids to stand up and get moving. This is fun for any child over 7 years of age and adults can try it, too! This helps children to improve their balance and coordination and is modeled after something that physical therapists use to help people with leg injuries and increase lower limb strength. The goal is to get the ball into the central cup and you do so by moving side to side and front to back.

December 15, 2012

He Would Love a JR Yates Tungsten Ring

My guy and I are tying the knot in just a few months. I can't believe all of the wedding planning we have packed in to the last few months! It's great to have so much accomplished, but I know that there is still a long way to go. The biggest and most important aspect is yet to be purchased: the wedding jewelry. He is very easy to shop for in the ring department and for that I am very lucky.

I picked out a JR Yates tungsten ring for him and I know he is going to love it! A bonus: it's on sale for almost $100 off of its original price! Tungsten is one of the most durable jewelry materials on the market today, which is perfect for the busy life he leads with work and hobbies. I can't wait to see the look on his face on our wedding day when I can slip this ring onto his finger and begin our lives together forever!

December 13, 2012

The Ultimate Craft Table

My nephew loves to do crafts. He could sit in his room all day with just a few supplies and make the most creative things. I often wonder who he gets it from, because nobody else in our family is as creative or loves to work on things like that. It's great to see him use his mind like that at such a young age. For Christmas this year, we are planning on buying him this amazing craft table. As you can see, it's so much more than a plain craft table! It's more like an art center.

This features a tabletop, two stools,  a paper roll holder, canvas storage areas, bins for supplies, and more. It's great! He's going to absolutely love it. We'll have to make sure to not let him open this until late in the day. If we let him open it in the morning with the rest of his gifts, we won't see him the rest of the day because he'll be busy using his new craft table!

December 11, 2012

A Great Selection of Trading Cards

I am one of the luckiest girls because my guy is super, super easy to shop for. A lot of my friends complain because they don't know what to get for their guys for the holidays, but I have so many ideas that I usually have to limit myself when shopping for him.

Thanks to the great prices and DCS Sports Cards, I don't have to limit myself when getting him trading cards. He has collected sports cards (football, baseball and hockey) for most of his life and has a huge collection. He has several binders full of these cards and has even sold some of his more valuable ones and made quite a bit of money on them!

DCS has a great selection on their site and I ordered a couple of different packs of cards today to arrive by Christmas. He's going to love these!

December 9, 2012

Don't Forget About Your Furry Friend This Christmas

I always like to do something nice for my pets around the holidays. Although they don't really realize that it's almost Christmas and obviously can't open gifts--it's always nice to include them (they're family, right?)
I was browsing around on the Brookstone website and found the perfect pet bed for my cat. He is very shy (hence the nickname "Spooky") and is always hiding somewhere. I think it's his way of feeling safe. He likes to burrow under covers and under beds. It seems like this pet bed was made just for him! It's cozy and cove-like. This is perfect for a pet to cuddle in. Bonus: it's on sale right now AND it comes in different colors. Check this out and don't forget to give your pets a little love this holiday season.

December 7, 2012

Refer Him to the Best Exhibit Manufacturers Around!

My guy loves his job. He looks forward to going into work everyday (crazy, isn't it?!). I found this amazing exhibit manufacturing company and have to share it with him. He's in charge of advertising for the company he works for and is always looking for fun and fresh ways to market the product.
Expo-3 is a company that specializes in the custom creation of manufactured exhibits. They are experts in creating the finest exhibits that are appealing the the eye and most importantly attention-grabbing. They will work closely with their clients to ensure that they're needs are met and that their budget is not breached. They have the ability to turn the company's dreams and goals into an amazing display. If you know somebody that is looking to get a great end result and boost their marketing, give Expo-3 a call. They are located in Orange County, California but can work with you no matter where you are--worldwide!

December 5, 2012

All-in One Breakfast Cooker

As you all know, I love it when my guy makes breakfast for us. I am not so good at it, so I am more than willing to have him make breakfast for us. The timing of everything always throws me off and I can't figure everything out to coordinate it all.

Since he makes us breakfast every Sunday morning (the only day we have off together), I always run to the store to get the newspaper (I like to clip coupons out of the ads to save a little money on groceries and household items). This is the ultimate breakfast cooker. It has a coffee maker, a toaster, and a grill: everything that we need to have an amazing and complete breakfast.

I am going to get this gift for him for the holidays. Plus, in a way it's a gift me, too!

December 3, 2012

Perfect For a Sports Fan

If you have that guy on your list that loves to play sports, this is the perfect gift for him. Whether it is a young boy, a teenage guy, or a full-grown man; this sports storage rack is fantastic for the sports fanatic. This is the perfect solution to hold helmets, shoes, balls, frisbees, bats, gloves and more. This creates and organized space, while keeping these items easily accesible and at-hand for use.

This would be perfect in a mud room, a basement, a bedroom, or the garage. If you have that guy on your Christmas list that needs that extra step in organization (or a mom that's tired of picking all these things up or tripping over them), then this is the perfect!

December 2, 2012

A Study Loft That Completes His Bedroom

Christmas shopping can be a pain sometimes. It's hard to find that perfect gift for some of those people that have everything. It can be frustrating! Pre-teens and teenagers can be very hard to shop for; they aren't at the age where they're playing with toys anymore and let's face it--a kid can only have so many videogames. 

I came across this amazing study loft for that teenage or pre-teen boy that needs an update in his room. If you have a child that needs a gift yet, this would be perfect! This awesome loft combines storage with a place to study and sleep. This can also be a gift for a guy that's graduating in the Spring and going off to college. This really makes use of small spaces.