Year: 2015

Quick Homemade Christmas Neighbor Gift

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Christmas just isn’t Christmas until I’ve made my famous homemade toffee.  It’s gotten to the point where if I don’t make it and hand it out as gifts, my neighbors ask if everything is okay at my house.  It really is that good, but it takes enough butter that I only make it once a year.  It’s my favorite quick, homemade Christmas neighbor gift.  And this year I added caramel popcorn for something a little extra delicious. Here’s how the…
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Stocking Stuffers Guide for Grown Ups

If you are stumped on how to fill those stockings for your husband/wife/parent/adult offspring, look no further. We’ve compiled a guide to our favorite stocking stuffers for your favorite grown ups. Let’s start with the gentlemen, shall we? His new favorite shaving and skin care regimen. My husband loves this brand of shave cream, and many other items from their lineup, so I make sure to include it every Christmas. And for the guy that likes to look polished and…
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Airplane Guide For First Time Travelers

First Time Travelers

In our line of work in South Africa, we have the amazing privilege of taking adults on trips out of the country for the very first time. Some of these adults are people who have grown up in African communities and haven’t ventured as far as Johannesburg (3 1/2 hours away) much less ridden on a plane to a faraway place. Anxiety often gets high in anticipation of hovering in the air for several hours. A couple of years ago,…
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DIY Home Made Grape Fruit Body Scrub

grape fruit sugar scrub

It’s DIY time again.  And today we’re DIY-ing some home made grapefruit bath + body sugar scrub.  This stuff is scrumptious, no two ways about it.  Whip it up to give to a friend, keep it next to your kitchen sink for after you wash your hands, stash it in the shower, or use it in the bath.  This scrub is multipurpose and smells divine; you really want to get in on making this business for yourself. Let’s get started,…
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Adorable Christmas Wreath Craft

Christmas Wreath Craft Title

This adorable little Christmas wreath craft is possibly the easiest Christmas craft ever. It requires only 3 supplies and a pair of scissors, and is not only cute and festive, but it’s great for kids. Um, hello, room moms in charge of class Christmas parties? This is perfect. It’s low cost, low maintenance, and doesn’t involve any glue, glitter or paint. Hallelujah.  To begin, gather your supplies Green craft felt Red or other festive ribbon, about 5/8″ thick Green pipe…
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Holiday Gift Guide For Beauty

holiday gift guide beauty

Beauty gifts are perfect for giving because they range from small to big, inexpensive to expensive, lipstick to hair styling, and everything in between. I don’t think I have one friend that doesn’t like getting new beauty products. Even girls that aren’t obsessed with makeup have a or few items they love to use. Cosmetics and styling tools make an ideal gift for just about any gal on your list. Here are some of our top picks from bargain brands to luxury labels. 1. Contour Blush: Contouring…
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Great Holiday Gift Kit For Everyone

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It’s holiday gift time and I have a gift idea (for under $10!) to make everyone on your list delighted.  Seriously.  Teachers, boys, girls, husbands, wives, mother-in-laws, co-workers; anyone and everyone you can think of.  A cute little Burt’s Bees holiday beauty gift kit (it fits right inside a stocking, I’m just saying) with travel sized lip balm, body lotion, hand salve, cleanser and foot cream to boot (for those poor winter feet).  See what I did there?   On…
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Holiday Gift Guide for Boys

gift guide for boys

Don’t our sweet boys deserve the best? Spoil them this Christmas with these great gift ideas! I’ve heard people say that girls are easier to shop for than boys, or that it’s more fun to shop for girl stuff. But I disagree! There is something perfect and totally cool for every boy on your list in this guide. The builder, the athlete, the reader, the chef, you name it! Our holiday gift guide for boys is all you need to fill…
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Holiday Nail Colors 2015

Holiday Nail Collection 2015

OPI‘s nail colors in the 2015 holiday collection are, in a word, gorgeous.  OPI isn’t capable of producing nail polish colors that aren’t pretty, it’s just the way the universe works, but this collection is spectacular. I was sent a preview kit to check out and immediately painted the nails of everyone in the vicinity.  These colors are so much fun! Let me introduce you to the colors in the OPI Starlight collection:   OPI HOLIDAY COLLECTION 2015 From left…
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