2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Gift Guide

Gift giving doesn't have to be stressful.  It's all about coming up with unique gifts that will be useful as well as loved.  Here are some of my suggestions.  Have other awesome ideas?  Tell me in the comments below. Please note I receive samples of some of these items in order to be able to write these reviews. I only bring you items I love and would gift my friends and ...

Wrapping Caddy

Wrapping Caddy

If you liked our Christmas Card Caddy, you'll also love our wrapping caddy.  It's all about checking your supplies and gathering them before you start the wrapping process.  I find that doing this allows me to pick up anything I need the next time I'm out and about running errands (instead of making a separate trip out). I started with a small stackable tray from Storables.com.  You can ...

After Christmas Tips

After Christmas Tips

That's it, the big day has gone by.  Hard to believe huh?  Now it's time to focus on cleaning up, putting away, doing the returns and making the most of sales.  Before you head out to the stores and go crazy, here are a few tips and ideas to keep in mind. 1.  Take a photo id with you. Many places prevent fraud by asking for this now.  It's common practice so make sure you have it on hand and ...

Holiday Tips From HGTV’s Open Concept Hosts

I was seriously lucky to have Ashley Tuner and Whitney Gainer answer some of my questions on holiday decor for you, my readers!!  IF you don't know them, they are the hosts of HGTV's  Open Concept, — and sisters — are two power tool-wielding DIY queens, on a mission to turn houses into homes. The two manufacturing mavens– transformed a hobby into a dream career, and are self-taught ...

Cute and Safe With Ziploc

Ziploc bags

I love gifting and storing in Ziploc all season long.  Not only are they cute and festive, they allow me to gift and give without worry of getting a dish or pan back in time to gift and give again. Available in freezer, storage, sandwich and snack varieties, Ziploc® brand Bags with Easy Open Tabs help multi-tasking mavens by containing all of their seasonal items, from holiday cookies to ...

Organizing Hacks for the Holidays

Cards on Book Ring

You're busy during the holidays.  The last thing you want to think about is organizing on top of all that cooking, shopping and running around you're doing.  Well, just like most things in life, what you put in determines what you get out.  A little time investment to organize, will go a long way on saving you time, money and frustration down the road.  Here are three simple tips and tricks to ...

Gift Guide

Stocking Stuffer Guide

Checking off everyone on your gift list doesn't have to be stressful.  I always prefer clutter free gifts that are consumable, useable or gift an experience.  However, sometimes, a wrappable gift is preferred. For those circumstances, I wanted to give you some suggestions of items that will please anyone and help you stay within budget. Please note I received samples of some of these items ...