April 17, 2013

Orange County Jewelers That Carry a Great Selection of Men's Wedding Bands

Sometimes it's hard to find a jewelry company that carries a good selection of men's wedding bands. Most jewelry companies carry a huge selection of women's wedding rings and engagement rings (not that I'm complaining...because I AM a woman and I love jewelry), but it's nice to see somebody pay attention to the wonderful guys out there, too!

I found these great Orange County jewelers that carries a fantastic men's line. They have every style under the sun including two-toned, classic, alternative and traditional. Simone and Son even specializes in the design and creation of custom designed rings if you can't find exactly what you are looking for. And if you're looking for a ring for a woman, check out their women's line...it's great!

If you or somebody you know is planning a wedding and looking for some rings, check it out!

April 16, 2013

Blackout Curtains for the Man Cave

You probably all know by now how much time and effort was put into the man cave we created in our basement. It took many long hours but I am so glad we finally have a place that he can hang out with the guys and watch all of his favorite sports on TV as well as a hangout for games like poker, pool, and darts.

Last week, he installed a surround sound system in the Man Cave to really intensify the effect of the TV. It sounds like a movie theater down there now! I thought it would only be fitting to replace the curtains that were down there with this blackout curtains. Not only do they block 99% of outside light from getting in, but they also block 40% of unwanted noise and save up to 25% on heating and cooling costs. These will help make the Man Cave super dark for the ultimate movie and television viewing experience.

April 15, 2013

Lunch Pot Storage Container

My guy loves when I make him lunches to bring to work. All of the guys joke around about who has the best lunch and who's lady loves them best and yada, yada, yada... It also saves a ton of money when I pack him a lunch versus when he goes out and buys something to bring back to work. It also takes more time out of his workday.

I always pack his lunch the night before and put it in the fridge with a little note on it. He enjoys seeing what I pack for him and really appreciates it.

I found this great lunch pot storage container and ordered two of them this morning. This makes for the perfect lunch container because you can divide up the compartments but carry them all together. It comes with a nifty SPORK (a spoon mixed with a fork) so you are able to eat a variety of foods.

This would make a fantastic Father's Day gift! 

April 9, 2013

A Powerful Handheld Vacuum for His Car

My guy is a bit of a clean freak. I really like this, because it means that my workload at the house is greatly reduced. I'm really glad he appreciates a nice, clean house and he puts the work in to achieve this.

He is always going through the carwash, cleaning out his office, doing deep-cleaning in the camper and boat, and more. I found this handheld vacuum and I instantly knew I had to get it for him. This is a 500-watt vacuum that weighs only 3 pounds and delivers a ton of power. This has a replaceable paper dust bag that can also be re-used. It comes with several attachments, and it has a 12 foot cord that eliminates the need for an extension cord.

He's going to love this!

April 8, 2013

Wow Him With 2013 Topps Baseball Cards

The best gifts are those that are unexpected, at least that's my take. Receiving a gift on your birthday, Christmas or anniversary is sweet but it's those gifts that are given on random days that mean the most. To keep the romance and companionship between myself and my partner I like to give little surprise gifts. Usually, when my man is least expecting it! It keeps things fun, interesting and exciting. 

I'm not saying that you need to spend an arm and a leg on a surprise gift. A little something like his favorite candy, an iPhone cover he's been wanting or in my case, 2013 Topps Baseball Cards (yes he's a grown up!)  mean the most. It's the little things that count and it makes it special when you specialize the gifts to cater to his wants and interests. What do you think ladies? Do you do the same?

April 7, 2013

Retirement Gift

My uncle is finishing up his last few weeks at his job. He is retiring! How exciting. I bet it feels so good to have put in several years working for a company. What a sense of accomplishment he must have!
Now he will have time now do relax, enjoy, and do the things he loves best. He and my aunt with be traveling and trying new pastimes.
One of the new things they want to try is cooking and wine tasting. Since they have time to travel now, they want to learn more about the wines and visit some great vineyards around the country.
I found the perfect gift for him. It's a Wine Lover's Suitcase Trio. In it, are three bottles of fine wine along with the best gourmet snacks and food to accompany and compliment the wines. It's perfect that it comes with a suitcase--he will be able to use it for their travels.  

April 5, 2013

A Garden Caddy My Dad is Going to Love

My father has loved gardening for as long as I can remember. He's always spent the majority of his days in the Spring planning out and planting his garden. He always draws maps and diagrams of the best way to get the most usage out of the space. My dad would spend his Summer tending the garden: weeding, watering, and taking care of the growing vegetables and fruits. Throughout the Summer, he would pick different vegetables when they were ripe and we would have fresh vegetables for supper almost every night with our meal.

He still enjoys gardening, and has is garden all planned out for the year. This garden caddy would make a fantastic addition to his hobby and I know he's going to love it for Father's Day this year. This will reduce the amount of bending down that he has to do and will be so much more comfortable!

April 2, 2013

The Way to a Man's Heart...

Lately, my guy and I have been watching a ton of Duck Dynasty on the A & E Channel. We watch it every Wednesday evening (when the new episodes are aired) and watch re-runs from our DVR in between. It's a show that we both love and for once, something that we seem to have in common. They say opposites attract, right?

Anyway...watching how Miss Kay and the ladies are always cooking up something amazing in the kitchen, it inspired me to try out some new recipes in my own kitchen. The first place I went to in order to start my search was of course, Pinterest. I found this cookie/brownie combo recipe and knew that I had to try it right away. Alex and I ate them all! They turned out GREAT. They say a way to a man's heart is through his stomach...I think I'm in! :)

Simply use your favorite brownie recipe and favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. A scoop of brownie batter at the bottom of a greased muffin tin and top it off with a scoop of cookie batter. Bake until toothpick comes out clean. YUM!

March 31, 2013

My Nephew is Going to Love These Life Size Lincoln Logs

My nephew is turning three soon and I can't believe how smart he is getting! He's always wanting to color, sing, talk, and build things. Every time I see him I feel like he's achieved something new.

I found this amazing life-sized Lincoln Logs set, made out of material similar to pool noodles. Did you ever play with Lincoln Logs as a kid? They were a HIT at my daycare because it's something both girls and boys can play with. This looks like something he would love and I can't wait to see what he thinks of it! It's something I'm even going to have fun playing with. :)

March 30, 2013

Create An Industrial Exhibit For Your Business

Did you know that even in this economic downturn you can still bring your company up with an Industrial Exhibit for your business. There are several benefits to creating an industrial exhibit. You want to create an industrial exhibit that will bring customers to your business, with the help of Expo3 they will create that for you. You never want to cut back on marketing to save money for your business, cutting back on marketing can be very detrimental to your business and will ultimately cost you in the long run.

By creating an industrial exhibit for your business you will be attending shows, meeting potential customers, potential buyers. Meeting potential buyers in person and building relationships is a great way to get your business out there, word of mouth is huge advertisement. By creating an industrial exhibit and attending shows you are marketing your business face to face. Some of  Expo3's best features are creating two story structures that can have air conditioned conference rooms. What are you waiting for? Get your business off the ground today with and Industrial Exhibit from Expo3. Check out the Marketing Donut, Resources for Your Business on how to plan a follow up after an event.

March 29, 2013

Another Great Gift for My Dog

Well, as you probably know by now, my dog is spoiled rotten. We are ALWAYS getting him new things. Since we don't have children yet, he really is the one that gets all of our attention. He sure loves it and we do, too. No complaints from anybody over here!

Since I'm always looking for new things we can get for him as far as products go, I'm really happy to have found this metal engraved dog collar. I love this because this eliminates the use of those super annoying dog tags that are loud. You'll have plenty of room to put what you want on there, because there is a maximum of 15 characters per line and you get three whole lines. This keeps the dog safe and in style! Bosco is going to love this. :)

Coil Windings

Are you looking to upgrade your motor? Try working with the professionals at Winding Inc, offering competitive pricing, they will help you with your transition. There are many options available to enhance the performance, including coil windings.

The forced air cooling will double your continuous ratings, and is designed to remove the heat source.The windings are used in an electronic circuit or electrical connection terminals that are often connected to a coil. How it works is when electricity is passed through a coil, it will generate a magnetic field. Various mounting, shaft configurations cabling, and connectors are commonly incorporated. Some of the installed feedback options will include an integral analog tachometer and the encoder kit that you choose. Keep your motor running and service it often.

March 28, 2013

Hit A Home Run with Sports Trading Cards

Over the past two years, sports trading cards have become a big part of our family life. My two sons and my husband love to sit in the living room sprawled out on the floor, going threw all of their trading cards. Each of my sons have their own three ring binder that they put there cards in. My seven year old Coleton is a huge fan of sports, football, basketball, baseball and hockey!

Taking the time to read all the cards and memorizing the stats on the back of his cards are one of his favorite things to do. My son even takes the time to read them to his little four year old brother. With the home opener in our area on Monday April 1st, the kids were asked to wear their team shirts, sweatshirts or jerseys to school on Monday supporting our baseball team. {It is a good thing the Easter Bunny is putting new team shirts and warm up pants in their Easter Basket!} We also have a few packs of sports trading cards in their baskets too. We hit a home run with sports trading cards, have you?

March 26, 2013

An Outdoor Faucet for My Dad

Father's Day is coming up sooner than you might think. It's almost April already! Do you know what you're getting for your dad to make him feel special on Dad's Day?

I had this awesome product picked out weeks ago because I saw it and instantly knew that I had to get it and that my dad would love it. I can't wait to give it to him! This is an Outdoor Sink Station and is super convenient because it provides a sink outside without plumbing. This comes with a 40' hose and makes the perfect spot to rinse of garden tools, water plants, wash vegetables off from the garden, or get the dirt off your hands before going inside.

March 24, 2013

The Perfect Side Table for a Reader

My grandpa loves to read more than anybody I know. He is retired now and is never bored not being at work because he's always reading a book, magazine, newspaper, or pretty much anything in print. Last year for Christmas, each of the grandkids got him a one year magazine subscription to a different magazine so throughout the month he gets different magazines in the mail every couple of days. He  loves this and it was a fantastic gift idea! 

I found this side table/nightstand that holds books and magazines. This is great because he can keep his reading material close and handy without having to leave it out (my grandmother is going to be thrilled!). This would go great in the bedroom as a nightstand for those that like to read before bed, or right next to a favorite recliner or couch. 

March 22, 2013

A Hot Dog Toaster

My nephew is in the toddler stage where he's being very picky about the food he eats. Right now, he's into hot dogs and macaroni and cheese. When I was a child, I remember going through a phase where I only wanted pizza! When I talked to my sister-in-law about this, she said that they doctor said this is a very normal phase and to just let him eat what he wants as long as he's getting food (since is a period of rapid growth and development).

I found this hot dog toaster that might save them all a little bit of time when it comes to meal prep time. All you do it pop the hot dogs and buns into their proper slots and push the lever down. In a few minutes there is perfectly cooked food! It takes minutes and doesn't dirty up any dishes like boiling them does.

March 19, 2013

A TV Stand for His Man Cave

Alex and I recently decided to turn out unfinished basement into a "Man Cave". This is going to be great for BOTH of us. This will open up our living room when he has his friends over, and it's in the basement so any noise (yelling during a NHL game, for example) will be done in a CLOSED off space, far away from the rest of the house.

I found this really nice TV stand from Best Buy (Did you know they had furniture? I had no idea!) and am hopefully going to get it in the next few weeks. It's going to fit the PlayStation 3, surround sound control, and digital cable box perfectly. He's going to love this!

March 18, 2013

A Laser Projection Virtual Keyboard That He Can Bring Everywhere

My guy is always on the go. He has meetings to attend, business lunches to go to, and of course, my least favorite, is traveling on business trips. I miss him so much while he's gone, but I know that in the marketing world, there isn't a ton of jobs that don't require travel.

Brookstone is one of my favorite sites because they have a ton of products that are useful and innovative. This is a laser projection virtual keyboard. The projector can be placed anywhere and it projects onto any flat surface. The keyboard connects to a device with Bluetooth technology, so it can be used with smart phones, tablets, and more.

He can bring this to meetings, on the airplane, use it at his desk, at lunches with colleagues, and at home. This would make a fantastic Father's Day gift, birthday present, and more.

March 17, 2013

A Top of the Line Exhibit Company

My guy has a job in advertising and marketing and he loves it. He actually enjoys going to work in the morning! I referred him to a fantastic top of the line exhibit company. He's always looking for innovative ways to improve advertising for the companies that contract him out.

Expo-3 specializes in the design and creation of exhibits. They will work with you, no matter what your ideas involve and what your budget consists of. Expo-3 is a company that is specialized in show service management. When the show is through, they will even arrange for the exhibit to dismantled and shipped to the next destination.

No worries about where in the world your company is located, this is an international company that can work with you no matter where you are located!

March 14, 2013

My Step-Dad Will Love This Car Organizer

My step-dad travels for his job. He works in sales and is almost always in his car. He has a home office that he works in once a week, but the remaining four work days are spent traveling. I rode with him one day and almost went crazy! His car was a mess and I was tempted to go sit in the backseat because he was always asking me to hold letters, his phone, a map, etc. I don't know how he is productive with all that chaos in the vehicle.

I found this hanging car organizer and I know he's going to love it. This hangs on the car head rest and he will be able to put his planner, folders, phone, pens and pencils, map and more in this convenient, reachable spot. He'll always know where everything is. It's great!

March 12, 2013

Top of the Line Service for Rotors

My guy loves talking to me about his job. I have learned so much from him that I am always asking questions and expanding my knowledge about a ton of things that I had no clue about before. He loves all things do with with service, engineering, and mechanics.

Today, when I had my car into the shop, they said that I needed to update my brake rotors. Since I had no idea what these were, I asked my man to tell me about them. He said rotors in my vehicle are a key part is making the car stop when I push my brake pedal in my car. The brake pads in the vehicle clamp down on the rotors to stop the tires from spinning. Makes sense? It took a few explanations for it to all come together for me!

Where he works, they have to sometimes get help for their rotor work since their rotors are much more complicated than the ones in my vehicle. I did some searching and asking around and was able to recommend Windings to him for his company to use. If there's one thing I'm good at, it's doing my online research. This is a top of the line service company for rotors and I can't wait to hear how it all goes!

March 10, 2013

French Fry Maker/Potato Slicer

My man and I love to make food together. As most of you know this already, we are always trying new recipes and new foods to grill. We wanted to try to make our own french fries since we LOVE them. Some of our friends tried it and love how they turned out. They claim that they are better than what you can find in restaurants and WAY better than what you can make from frozen french fries in the oven.

This potato slicer is easy to use. Just place the potato and push down the lever. You will have evenly sliced french fries ready to be made! We have a deep fryer to make these in. It's a little bit unhealthier than baking in the oven but it tastes great! Have the seasonings ready to evenly coat the fries with when they're fresh out of the oven/deep fryer. 

March 8, 2013

Pet Bunk Beds That Your Furry Friends Will Love

I love my dogs. They are such sweethearts! They really are a part of the family and I don't know what we would do without them. The dogs are attached at the hip and are always together. Wherever Bosco goes, Keeda follows and vice versa. They are extremely spoiled, too. I am always making them homemade treats, buying dog toys to provide hours of entertainment, and taking them for long walks.

I was looking around on the Brookstone website, because I am always finding amazing and unique products on there. I found this pet bunk bed and already ordered it for our dogs. They have a pet bed already, but this would be great in the living room because it saves on space. Before I purchase a pet bed, I always make sure that the cushions have a cover that is removable and machine washable--if you have dogs, you know that they have a tendency to shed and sometimes be a little messy, so always make sure that you have a way to wash their beds!

March 6, 2013

Basketball Trading Cards for Guys of All Ages

There are so many guys in the family that love everything basketball. The NBA games are always on the TV, no matter who is playing. They have favorites from almost all of the teams and even started doing a fantasy NBA league this past winter. This is not just something that the older guys in the family do, or just the younger, but is something that most of the guys in the family are interested in: young and old. It's so nice that they all share a hobby like this! It really builds bonding and enables them to spend quality time together.

A couple of years back, most of them started collecting basketball trading cards as well. It's sure easy to get them gifts when it comes to the holiday season. When they get a card they already have, they trade it. I think it kind of makes them feel like they are actually trading players to teams in the NBA! They can read about their favorite players, and keep the really good players in a special place--you never know what those will be worth someday!

March 4, 2013

A Chair Massaging Cushion to Relax With

Father's Day is just around the corner, which means hopefully summer is on its way as well. I've been thinking about what to get my dad this year. He's kind of difficult to shop for because he really doesn't NEED anything. It's not that he's picky, he just isn't a very materialistic person.

He's always asking my mom to rub his back after a long day of work and sometimes has to apply ice to it in the evenings. This Homedics Swedish Massaging Cushion is perfect for him! It sets on a chair or couch and gives a wonderful Swedish Massage. This is a great way to reduce muscle pain and increase relaxation. This even has a heating mechanism to deliver an even heat to the muscles in the back. He's going to love this and I know my mom is sure going to be thankful!

March 2, 2013

A FitBALL Balance Ball Chair He Will Love

A couple of people in my husband's office started sitting on a balance ball at their desks instead of a traditional chair. The FitBALL is becoming increasingly popular. Have any of you heard of these before? They use them in schools for children that have trouble sitting still (which would've probably helped me a lot as a child). There are also exercise DVDs out that include exercises using the FitBALL.

He started using one a couple of months ago. They are becoming popular to sit on in the office because they improve posture, core strength, and encourages active sitting. He loves it will be thrilled with this FitBALL balance chair. With this product, you get the benefits of a balance ball with increased comfort.

February 28, 2013

An Engraved Wallet Makes a Perfect Groomsmen Gift

It is traditional that at the Groom's Dinner, held the evening before the wedding, the bride-to-be and groom-to-be thank their bridal party by giving them gifts. I am all about tradition and I think this is very thoughtful of the couple. It acknowledges the bridal party for all of their dedication to the couple in celebrating their upcoming special day together.

I found this leather wallet with a money clip with the option to engrave on the clip portion of it. This is a fantastic gift idea for the groomsmen because it is personal and useful. The wallet is super nice and has a compartment for credit cards, a clip for cash, and an exterior pocket for receipts.

Hopefully this has eased a portion of the amount of wedding planning that has to be done! The guys will love it and it's very reasonably priced.

February 27, 2013

Facials Orange County

Facials just aren't for women, did you know that men's skin is more prone to blocked pores and blackheads. It is important that men take care of their skin. Men are often a symbol of rough and toughness, however they have sensitive skin too. Men too need to take care of their skin and get facials Orange County offers.

My husband works outdoors a lot for his business, in all climates. Weather is hard on your skin. Harsh weather conditions often contribute to the condition of your skin. Think about it, most mean shave daily, so they are fighting razor burn and ingrown facial hairs. Heading to the spa can be an unexpected treat. Men need to take care of their skin and will learn the appropriate regiment for their skin type with the help of the professionals at Cloud Mover Day Spa. Getting your man facials Orange County offers is a great gift for Birthday's, Fathers Day, Christmas or just because I love you gifts.


February 26, 2013

A Bag for His School Supplies

My guy has decided to go back to school for a couple semesters starting this Fall. He has been debating it for awhile and finally took the plunge last week by meeting with an advisor and checking out their class offerings to finish up his degree. I could not be more proud of him! I am so excited and want to show my support.

On Friday night, he's getting done with work around 6. When he gets home, I am going to have his favorite dinner for him ready and waiting on the table. I am also going to have this awesome leather bag waiting for him. I ordered it last week when he got signed up for classes and I've done a great job of keeping it a secret so far (and I'm pretty sure he doesn't read my blog...) I'm going to fill this with school supplies (pens, notebooks, a calculator, etc). There's plenty of room in here for his laptop or tablet, a textbook or two, and his supplies. He's going to love it!

February 22, 2013

TrekDesk Treadmill Desk

I am always getting on my guy's case about working out. I try to run or walk at least once a day for an hour. I usually do this on our treadmill (unless it's perfect outside, then I take my work-out outdoors). I tell him how good exercise would be for his cholesterol, health, figure, energy, and sleep! The benefits for exercising, working out and eating healthy are amazing and so worth the sweat!

He always says that he's way too busy with things for work, e-mails, and more. I found a great argument back to these excuses and that is this TrekDesk Treadmill Desk. This sits over the treadmill, has a cup holder, has an adjustable height function, and is perfect for a phone, laptop and more! This way, he can walk in the mornings while catching up on his e-mails, returning phone calls, etc.

February 19, 2013

A Gift for Me That Benefits Him

I was getting so sick of my guy telling me that I take up too much of the walk-in closet that we share. Isn't that how it's supposed to be? A woman should have way more clothes and shoes than a guy, at least in my opinion...

After doing some looking around online, I found a solution that is really going to keep my shoes off of the floor in the closet. Right now, I have them all lined up neatly, but I do have to admit that it does take up a lot of room. I found this floor-to-ceiling shoe tree. I'm going to get two of them and I'm hoping that this is sufficient in organizing and keeping my shoes off of the ground.

So yes, this is technically something for me, but my guy is going to love it even more!

February 18, 2013

A Gift Set That Smells Great

My man and I have an anniversary coming up and I can't wait to celebrate! We are going to the restaurant where we had our first date. We are planning on ordering the same meals we had that evening and even sharing the same bottle of wine that we shared that evening. 

I found the perfect gift for him. I go to Herberger's for most of my make-up and fragrance needs. They have such a huge selection of name brand products at an affordable price. I went online to check it out more after I left the store and decided to get him this gift set from Dolce and Gabbana: The One. I really want him to know that he is "The One" for me! He can use this everyday. This set comes with a bottle of cologne, a deodorant stick, and a traveling bag dopp kit. 

I'm so excited for him to open his gift because I know he will love it! This is a delicious fragrance that is top of the line. 

February 17, 2013

Custom Jewelry Designer-Custom Pieces for Men

Men don't have to be left out when it comes to jewelry. Check out the Custom Jewelry Designer at Simone & Son. Create an original piece that is masculine and stylish. One of the latest creations at Simone & Son is the Love Mark Custom Fingerprint rings. What a great gift to give to your sweet heart on his birthday, anniversary  or even your wedding day.

The women can show their love to their spouse by having a custom jewelry piece created using fingerprints. Have your bride to be or wife's fingerprint put on a wedding band. If you are getting married soon you can get the his and hers set. I know that when it comes to gifts with my husband, I really need to put a lot of thought into in, so I love the idea of using the custom jewelry designer for his next gift. When buying men's jewelry don't forget to get a Reed & Barton Jewelry Box-Men's Accessory Chest from Macy's.

February 15, 2013

How I Met Your Mother: A Show For Both of You

When my guy and I find a show that we both like, it's like winning the lottery. We have some fairly different tastes when it comes to television shows and movies. It's a good thing there are three TVs in the house, or I have a feeling that we would get into a lot more arguments. Does this happen to anybody else?

There are a couple of shows that we have found that we both like. These include: Seinfeld, How I Met Your Mother, and Friends. They are all sitcoms and keep us laughing.

We like to buy the seasons so we can watch them whenever we want. Seinfeld and Friends don't ever make new episodes, so it's nice to have them to keep forever (at least until they quit making DVD players and then it'll be on to the next biggest thing).

I found season 7 of How I Met Your Mother online and I'm going to order it as a late Valentine's Day surprise!

February 12, 2013

A Pet Bed for Our Favorite Pooch

As you all know, we really like to spoil our dog. He goes on trips with us, gets frequent trips to the dog park, and has plenty of treats. He's getting a little bit chunky...whoops! We have gotten him some great pet dishes, pet toys, dog travel accessories, and now we found this great pet bed.

I love this corner pet bed because it's super plush and soft. It fits right into the corner of the room, so the dog is away from traffic throughout the house. He also likes to be snuggled in, so I know that he feels safe and sound tucked away from people walking by.

I can't wait to order another one for our bedroom, so that he can have a bed downstairs and upstairs. He's going to love this and I might even order it in a different color.

Where do you guys go to get great pet supplies?

February 11, 2013

V-Day Is Here, Gift Your Guy With Football Cards

As we all know, Valentines day is upon us, this Thursday to be exact. Every year I struggle finding my man the perfect gift. I sometimes think Valentines Day is kind of a 'girl holiday'  but I don't think it's fair if I don't get my boyfriend anything! I have made so many cutesy notes, cards, and gifts over the years for him so this year I wanted to get hims something he would really love, football cards.

Yes, my boyfriend is 24 years old and wants football cards, haha! He is such a sports fanatic and is collecting tons of sports items for his future home where he thinks he will have a 'man's room' and can display all of his sports memorabilia  Ever since the Superbowl last weekend he has been talking about football cards and I have been playing it off like I'm not paying attention so I can really knock his socks off on Valentines Day. What do you usually gift your man with on Valentines Day? We usually get a heart pizza from Papa Johns, watch a good movie and eat lots of candy!

February 10, 2013

Outdoor Speakers for an Outdoor Guy

My guy and I are perfect for each other because we both love all things outdoors. We love to camp, fish, hike, grill, have bon fires, ride bikes, and more. Some of my favorite nights involve sitting out on the patio, grilling, letting the dogs relax and run around the yard, and have a glass of wine or two. It's so relaxing and I love the feeling of being outside. He feels the same way!

I found this outdoor wireless speaker and instantly knew that I had to get his for him. This is a weather-resistant speaker (so it can be used indoors or outdoors) and it wirelessly connects to an iPad, iPhone, iPod, or MP3 players. It's lightweight and therefore portable, too! He's going to love this and I know we're going to get plenty of use out of it.

February 8, 2013

A Heated Ice Scraper is Perfect for Winter

My guy is such a sweetheart. When it snows or there is an ice storm, he goes out and cleans my car up to make it ready to drive. This way, I don't have to stand out in the cold and try to get it off myself. I appreciate this SO much, and he is such a gentleman for doing this! I love it and it makes me feel like a princess!

I found this heated ice scraper from the Sharper Image and I know he's going to love it. This will make scraping his windshield so much easier, as well as my own! This will reduce the amount of time that it takes to get the vehicle ready to drive. It clears away the most stubborn ice quickly and efficiently. 

This product plugs into the vehicle's cigarette lighter (the 12-volt outlet) and will heat up within minutes. The built-in squeegee also makes it super easy to get rid of the excess water from ice scraping. 

February 5, 2013

An R2-D2 Lunch Box for the Star Wars Fan

My guy LOVES Star Wars. Before we started dating, I hadn't seen any of the Star Wars movies, and he was shocked. During the course of our time together, he has introduced me to the movies, however, and I've now seen six of them! I was really excited to be part of something that is so special to him and it was sure fun to cuddle up on the couch and share a bucket of popcorn while we watched them!

I found this R2-D2 lunchbox and instantly thought of him. I usually pack his lunch every night before he has to go to work, and he takes it in the morning and eats around noon. I sometimes surprise him with a cute little note or his favorite food. Next time he opens the fridge to grab his lunch to take to work, instead of his plain, black boring lunch box, he will have this awesome R2-D2 lunch box! 

February 3, 2013

The Perfect Gift for the Baby Boy on the Way!

I should no longer be allowed on the Target website. I do SO much shopping there and sometimes end up getting way more than I intend to! It's so easy to shop online and saves a ton of time of driving to the store, walking to your destination and finding what you need, waiting in line, and driving home. It's not laziness, I promise...it's efficiency! 

I came across this Fisher-Price My Little SnugaMonkey Cradle 'n Swing when I was online looking for a lamp. I have a baby shower to attend for a baby boy soon and I know this is the perfect gift. It has two reclining positions, six swing speeds, a rotating mobile that plays music, and the material is very soft! 

February 1, 2013

FINALLY, a Product for Making Dog Baths SO Much Easier

Dog bath day is a dreaded day in our house. It only happens about once a month (sometimes more if they decide they need to run through the mud), but it's a pain. I used to try an attempt dog baths, but the dogs are way too big now (Bosco is about 85 pounds and Keeda is pushing 100 pounds!). They can't stand baths, and when they get a little bit of water poured around their faces, they shake off and flood the bathroom.

However, I refuse to pay a groomer all of that money to give the dogs a bath, since I can think of so many more things I would rather buy than spending that money. Also, it's not nice enough year-round to give them baths outside with the hose. 

I found this clear pet shower curtain with sleeves. This would make giving the dogs a bath so much easier! They can shake all they want without getting water EVERYWHERE.

January 29, 2013

My Son is Going to Love These Bathroom Printables!

I have a three year old, and as you know if you've ever had a toddler, he can be a tad bit stubborn at times. I think he gets it from his dad, but his dad will say this trait comes from me. It's always a bit of a fun joke between us, but either way, he sure likes to do things his way! That makes it difficult at times to get something done, such a brushing his teeth before bed or washing his hands after using the bathroom. 

I found these super cute printables for the bathroom. They are super cheap and they go to a great cause. Frame these and hang them up and they make a great reminder for the little ones, that everybody has to brush, wash, flush, and floss! I love the message and the design makes for super cute home decor. 

January 27, 2013

Road Tape That my Nephew Will Love

I feel like there are new uses for tape popping up ALL over the place! The latest and greatest? Road tape! My nephew loves anything to do with cars and racing (imagine his excitement when the movie Cars 2 came out!) His birthday is in late February and of course, it's "cars" themed!

So you can imagine MY excitement when I discovered this road racing tape and I know that it's going to be a perfect addition to his gift. We got him a HUGE set of cars with a "parking garage" so he can put them all away when he's done using them--ha, yeah right!

He can make roads where ever he wants to, and even make a little town out of all of the roads! He will have a blast with this, as he can make them all over the house!

January 25, 2013

A Multi-purpose Stapler

My brother is a school teacher and he loves what he does. He looks forward to going to work every morning and has a great group of students this year. When I visit the school to stop by and say hi to him on his prep hour, I get overwhelmed by the stuff on his desk. He has lesson plans, student homework, handouts, notes, textbooks and more. I don't know how he keeps it all straight! I wouldn't be able to.

I found this amazing product on Pinterest. This multi-purpose stapler is exactly what he needs! His birthday is coming up in March, so I am lucky to have found this product that he's going to love and get use out of! This stapler not only works by attaches pages together with a staple, but also stamps a date on the pages as well. This helps organize the documents. It should help organize his desk and keep things in order!

January 22, 2013

A Home Safety Kit is a Great Baby Shower Gift

I have a baby shower to go to for my best friend next month. She is expecting a baby boy and I can't wait! I am SO excited for them. I have been shopping for gifts for months (as soon as I found out she was pregnant!)

I am giving her a HUGE bin full of things--both practical and fun! In it, I have included a ton of necessities, such as diapers, wipes, Desitin, washclothes, baby wash/shampoo and more. For "fun" things, I got the baby some rattles, books, and a couple of super cute outfits. There are a couple more things and the gift will be complete!

I found this Dreambaby Home Safety Kit to "baby-proof" her house. Safety is SO important when it comes to little ones that I know she's going to appreciate this!

January 21, 2013

A Microwave Popcorn Popcorn

My guy LOVES popcorn. We have movie nights ALL of the time (especially during winter, when it's too cold to do things like camping and grilling). We try to rent or buy a new release movie at least once a week (on Tuesdays, when they come out!). Having popcorn during a movie is almost a requirement. We've experimented with some different flavors and toppings/seasonings (Parmesan cheese tastes GREAT on popcorn, by the way).

I found this item and I know it's going to take our popcorn making to whole new levels. This is a microwave popcorn popper and it's so much cheaper AND healthier than regular microwave popcorn. Plus, it's SUPER easy to add your own butter and fun toppings! This doesn't use oil or any messy bags. Just put the seeds into the microwave popper and cook for 2-3 minutes! Don't forget to put the vented lid on, or you'll have a MESS!

January 19, 2013

Trading Cards Are Great for Guys of Any Age

I know SO many sports nuts that I know. My brother, uncle, husband, son, and several friends are all sports, all the time. When we have family get togethers, I feel like I have been transported into a taping of an ESPN segment. Thanks to these sports nuts in my family and friends group, I also would never be able to forget that the NHL is officially back and in season starting TODAY. We are having a big get together tonight to celebrate and cheer on our favorite team.

I am very excited to get together with everybody and share some good food and great times! I have also come to terms with the fact that it's going to be a lot of sports talk. This time, I have something to add in on it! They have all been collecting sports cards for years. I was told about this great sports cards website at work and they offer cards for every sport at great prices! The guys are going to be SO excited about this!