Monday, December 30, 2019

List: Ten things I'm looking forward to in 2020.

With December 31st creeping behind us, it's time to acknowledge the end of 2019.
This past year was nothing but good to me, so it's with a bittersweet feeling that I wave goodbye!
Am I the only one that finds NYE difficult to celebrate?  Saying farewell is incredibly sad to me.
This year has brought my nephew, a new home, new careers, and financial stability.
We ventured to faraway places including St. Augustine, Mystic, Doylestown, and St. Lucia.
My babies grew another year older, smarter, happier, inquisitive, and creative.
Even our dog's life improved with a large back yard to run and play in!
Thank you to the larger powers that be for each and every single blessing.

I can mourn the passing of another year, or I can look forward to 2020.
I could also list out ten unrealistic goals like working out and moisturizing, but I won't do that either.
I'll choose the latter and welcome the opportunities knocking at my door.

Here's to a...
Very happy new year!
& for 2020 to be filled with health, happiness, and success.

Ten things I'm looking forward to in 2020.

1.  To slow down and enjoy every single moment of  the year.
This year I'm going to focus on the current instead of looking to "what's next".
I'm going to stop, look around, and deposit these memories into the vaults of my brain.
My family and children will supersede work.  I'll be present, physically and mentally.  For everything.
Shh, I know this isn't a literal thing, but it's a very big thing for me!

2.  To visit Hope Mills, NC and my God son.
During a planned road trip down south, we set aside two days to spend at my cousin's house.
I'm looking forward to squeezing my baby big boy and watching our babies play together.
Mushy and him grew up like siblings, so it's always a pleasure to see them reunited.

3.  To celebrate my daughter's first communion.
To see my daughter make this sacrament is going to make me cry.
...and then we will have to celebrate, hard!

4.  To go on impromptu date nights throughout the year.
Thanks to being tight on time and money, my husband and I rarely go on a date night.
We typically go out twice a year - once for Valentine's day and the second time for everything else.
Our birthdays and anniversary are the same week.  We got jipped out of date night opportunities!
For 2020, I'm adding two impromptu date nights to my bucket list.

5.  To cheer on my baby girl during her first dance recital.
This year my Mushy Face started ballet and tap lessons.
The progress she's made has been astounding.  Each week she looks more like a real ballerina!
I'm looking forward to seeing her dress up and dance in her very first dance performance.

6.  To spend a day out east.
Every year I say that I'm going to spend a day out east and I never do.
We could walk the streets of the Hamptons, visit The Fat Tuna in Montauk, or even rock a winery!
Or we could do all three, which I totally vote for, but that may be too big of an ask..

7.  To clean out and furnish the finished basement.
We have a beautiful and large finished basement in our home.
It's complete with a guest room, bathroom, living room, and a detached, large laundry room.
Aside from the spicket carcasses, we make zero use of the space because it isn't functional.
In 2020, I'd like to clean it out and make it functional, especially the guest space.

8.   To continuing my education.
In 2020, I'd like to complete 4 of the remaining 5 courses I need to get my degree.
I'd like this to be the final year that I add school to my already impossible schedule.
I'm so close that I can literally taste it!  It's been a decade in the making and totally time to reap reward.

9.  To plant and make a real space for my garden.
This past year we didn't have the time or money to invest in my garden.
As a result, our harvest consisted of three eggplants and nothing else.
In the upcoming year, I'd like to create a space for my garden to flourish and produce!

10.  To visit Disney World with my family!
For the grande finale, we're looking forward to another trip to Disney World this year.
It will be my son's first time visiting this magical place and my daughter's third.
Every time we visit, we come home with countless memories to treasure.
We also have lots of surprises in store, including a trip to Cinderella's castle.  Shhh, don't tell!

What is on your bucket list for 2020?
Friday, December 27, 2019

Life: Friday Ramblings

I am completely and totally obsessed with...
...the sibling bond that has developed between these two kiddies.
They rarely fight, but when they do, it ends in voluntary hugs and kisses.
Pictured here is my son leaping to his death and my daughter reacting concurrently saving him!
This isn't the first time that she's saved his life.  He's a bit of a daredevil and she's a bit maternal.

I am clapping my hands with joy at...
...the fact that we got babies!!  Well, baby lemons, that is!!

I'm left a little depressed that...
...a year's worth of Christmas prep and the day is over in just a blink of an eye.
As much as I say that I'm going to slow down, I'm having a real hard time learning the art.
Can someone make me an organized, ten step list on the art of enjoying life?  Thanks!

I'm a little disappointed that... Christmas tree died almost immediately.
We paid double the average price of a Christmas tree because we wanted to support a local business.
Well, that's the last time that we do that since this is the second year in a row it died prematurely.  Costco it is!

I'm freaking out because... son has been diagnosed with RSV again.  He gets a new lung infection every month.
We went to a new doctor for a second opinion, and she dropped a bomb on us with the word "asthma".
She said it could take (6) months for her to fully diagnose, but I hate the idea of my baby boy suffering.
Here's where we go for a third opinion because pediatricians just don't seem to care anymore!

I'm trying to enjoy...
...the two week break in between classes.  I enjoyed Corporate Finance but am ready for the next class.

My face drops in defeat every time...
...I realize that I forgot to drink my coffee and it's been so long that the coffee pot shut off!
For the record, I started this post with a full, hot cup of coffee.  Now I just have a full, cold cup and sadness.

I'm kind of angry at the entire world because... one ever told me about Google photos!
I've been backing up all of my pictures & videos to Facebook thanks to being free & convenient.
Unfortunately, this method was at the cost of quality.  All my pics & vids were left blurry.
Google photos doesn't make you sacrifice quality for free, UNLIMITED storage.
You can also create "shareable" albums with family and friends.
They also have a great search feature because the app magically knows everything about what's uploaded.
If you knew about this and didn't tell me, don't worry because I forgive you!  Maybe..
Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Life: Merry Christmas!

May your day be filled with all the cheer and blessings that you deserve.
Merry Christmas!

With all of my love,
Monday, December 23, 2019

List: Ten ideas for new holiday traditions to start as a family.

It's absolutely no secret that I love the holiday season and everything that goes with it.  I mean, I've only been talking about it for two months straight now!  While the presents and feasts are great, my favorite holiday moments are our traditions.

We don't remember the gifts or meals as children, but we do remember our special family moments.  I want my children to be able to cherish the same memories of our traditions and customs.  While we currently have a laundry list of traditions, we are always open to adding new ones.  I begrudgingly accept that our customs need to grow with our growing children and family.  If you're looking for some new ideas, here are ten of my favorite traditions from the past and present.

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Ten ideas for new holiday traditions.

1.  Hide a birds nest in the Christmas tree.
Every year since I was a little girl we did participated in this holiday tradition.  We would hide a little birds nest deep into the Christmas tree.  That little nest is supposed to bring you luck and prosperity through the following year.  Here's to hoping that we never find real life birds in our Christmas tree.  I'd die!

Idea:  Check out this beautiful artificial bird nest to gift yourself or someone else.  The tag on the box does a great job of describing this simple tradition and the meaning behind a discovered nest in a Christmas tree.

2.  Have a nightly Christmas countdown with an advent calendar.
We have a gorgeous wooden advent calendar that my brother bought us years ago.  Every night in December we hang a mini wooden ornament on the knob of the drawer.  If you don't have a formal advent calendar, there are so many fun ones with themes the kiddies would love!  Shottie the chocolate advent calendar from Godiva for mommy!

Idea:  Make the holiday tradition more meaningful with a wooden advent calendar.  Check out this beautiful white and gold one that is pre-lit.  Your family will look forward to hanging ornaments on its drawers for years to come.

3.  Designate a day for baking all of your holiday goodies.
Every year we pick a day to have our holiday bake off.  We spend the day making homemade ricotta cookies and red velvet cheesecake brownies.  For the ultimate holiday tradition, we make dozens of goodies and tin some for a homemade gift to select recipients.

4.  Use a day from work to play Santa Claus.
My husband and I use a day every year to play Santa Claus.  We send the kiddies off to school and then spend the day together.  We wrap all of the presents, drink hot chocolate, play Christmas music, and watch Hallmark  movies.  Yes, it's definitely a cheesy day but we look forward to this holiday tradition every year!  At least, I do.

5.  Eat seven fishes on Christmas eve.
Every year we eat seven fishes on Christmas eve.  If you don't eat all seven, you're dooming yourself to a year of bad luck.  Half the fun is getting your kids to participate.  That's chicken with tentacles and those are crabby patties...

6.  Wrap baby Jesus in tissue paper and reveal him Christmas morning.
As children, my brother and I would take turns unwrapping baby Jesus.  These days it's my daughter's job, but as my son grows older, they will alternate as well.  This holiday tradition is a good way to remind your children of the true meaning of Christmas.

Idea:  Invest in a gorgeous nativity set like this one from Lenox to keep the tradition alive.  This also makes a meaningful gift to a spouse or a new homeowner.  I cherish my Lenox nativity set that my husband gifted me years ago.

7.  Attend a gingerbread house & pizza party with friends.
Every year my daughter, her BFFs, and our families, make gingerbread houses together.  We drink lots of wine, eat a pizza pie, and laugh and laugh and laugh.

8.  Mail out holiday cards.
Every year we mail out holiday cards with a family photo and cute message.  We wear coordinating outfits and have lots of fun writing personalized notes to our friends and family.

9.  Break apart the chocolate orange.
Every Christmas, my grandfather will break apart a chocolate orange for each of us to eat.  He says the chocolate orange will bring us good fortune for the year ahead.  We just think it tastes good...

Idea:  Check out this chocolate orange to see if this is a tradition that you'd like to upkeep.

10.  Write a note for each "memory", "wish", and "hope" drawer.
My aunt has a little cabinet with three drawers that she invested in for this holiday tradition.  Each one is labeled with the different theme above.  She asks us to fill out a note and put it in the drawer to store for the year.  On Christmas Eve, we will read the previous years notes and write new ones.  Some of them make us laugh, some make us cry, and others make me think my grandma is psychic!

What are your favorite holiday traditions?

Friday, December 20, 2019

Life: Friday Ramblings

I'm trying to teach my babies...
...self control!  I gave them the Target catalog and asked them to circle what they wanted.
My son ripped up his book and my daughter circled everything inside the catalog.
They then had to condense their list to (12) or less "wants" for their letter to Santa Claus.
They also got a lecture that just because it's on their list doesn't mean that they're going to get it.
They were receptive and I was left gleaming with pride as they shifted their thoughts to charity efforts!
The best part of the conversation was my daughter justifying why it's OK to  l o v e  Santa!

I'm scratching my head at...
...the Play Doh poop maker.  Why does it exist and why does my daughter want it?
For the record, I totally blame a certain rhyming kitty cat...

I am completely obsessed with... newest read!  It's called the The Alice Network.
It's one of those books that you just can't put down, not even when you brush your teeth!

I missed the point in life when... daughter became a fashionista.  She has high fashion demands and an actual style.
While she doesn't understand "brands" yet, she's definitely letting me know what she likes and dislikes.
She's been rocking lightly used hand me downs for the past 6 years and I think she's over it.
If you're curious, it's all about dresses, sparkle, glam, and bedazzling.  Her style screams "disco ball"!

I'm letting out a huge sigh of relief at...
...the ending of my Corporate Finance class.  While I enjoyed the course, the workload was high.

I was so upset I almost cried when... son yanked on a Christmas stocking leaving a giant gash in my fireplace.
My dark wood mantle is one of my favorite pieces in my home and it hurt to see it damaged.
Luckily my handy husband said he can sort of fix it with furniture wax to till the gash and some paint.
I was upset, but REAL thankful that it didn't put a gash in my baby boy's head!!

I'm seriously thinking of a career change to...
...professional gift wrapper!  I love wrapping presents and it's just so soothing.
If you know of a full time gig doing this, please let me know.  I may even relocate for the right price!

I'm completely appalled at...
...a story that a coworker and good friend told me about his kiddies.
His 7 year old daughter ventured off to a slumber party with a friend from school.
His daughter then came home with stories of her co-sleeping with the children's parents.
What makes it worse is that the father was a cop and divorced from the friend's mother!
It's scary stories like this that will make my babies live a life free of slumber parties and creepy parents.
I officially sentence everyone to fifty episodes of Forensic Files.

What are your Friday Ramblings?
Wednesday, December 18, 2019

DIY: How to make a gallery wall with (or without) mismatched frames.

For the longest time my husband was behind me to put together a gallery wall.  As a quick back story, let me start by saying that I was never a fan of photographs.  I don't like them hanging on the walls or sitting on top of the furniture.  My husband on the other hand loves the idea of family photos all over the place.

We compromised with the idea of a gallery wall with mismatched frames in the hallway.  Then for Christmas, he gifted me a virtual picture frame, which totally went against the terms of our agreement!  He meant the violation as a nudge to get the project started.  Then for my birthday, he gifted me with two picture frames for the wall.  After the second nudge to get the project started, I finally gave in.

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How to make a gallery wall with mismatched frames.

What is a gallery wall?

A gallery wall is a collection of pictures, photographs, and/or decor tastefully displayed on a wall of a home.

How did you design yours?

The first thing I did was search online for some inspiration.  ...which I regret because it was inspiration overload that left me real confused!  That's when I decided to narrow my search with a wish list.

1.  I wanted a gallery wall with mismatched picture frames.
2.  I wanted a variety of sizes, shapes, and textures.
3.  I didn't want a photograph to be the focal point.
4.  I wanted it to match my decor.  That meant neutral colors with pops of teal and gold.
5.  It absolutely, 100% had to be symmetrical.

With my wish list and husband in tow, I headed off to Homegoods to finalize the design.  One of the first things I laid eyes on was that beautiful, gold, metal burst of loveliness.  The second my eyes stumbled upon it, I let out a silent "eep" and knew it was meant to be.  The rest of the gallery wall wasn't so easy.  I picked out my favorite 500 picture frames.  Then laid them out across the aisle until we were able to assemble a symmetrical design.  We made the finishing touches by replacing the frames until we reached perfection.

When we got home, we picked out an array of pictures that represented different aspects of our life.  Then we rearranged them until we were happy.  That's when it came time for the most daunting task, hanging the gallery wall with mismatched frames so that it remained symmetrical.  Each picture has to be measured, leveled, and evenly spaced.

What if I want a a gallery wall with matching frames?

Luckily, they've become popular enough that gallery wall sets are common enough to find.  If I was going to do a matching gallery wall, then I would have opted for this gorgeous gold frame set.  It has a nice variety of frames to accommodate different photo sizes without the set being too overwhelming.  A gallery wall should be tasteful, not overwhelming.

What if I want to do a focal point with matching frames?

That's easy enough to do too.  You should look around for wall decor that does well with the frames you chose.  There's a trick here.  You want it to look classy, not cheesy.  For example, I absolutely adore this gallery wall picture frame set.  It would go perfectly with this set of fun decorative mirrors.  These two sets give you variety of size and texture with everything still looking like it belongs together.  You're welcome.

I really suck at this.  Is there a way to cheat?

You would think that a set of picture frames would be easy enough, but it's not.  Hanging each picture perfectly even and symmetrical is the hardest part of the entire gallery wall.  If this is too much for you, try a wall collage.  This rustic wall collage is very pretty and has many of the same selling points as a gallery wall.  For something more three dimensional, try this wall collage.

Where do you get your pictures from?

I try to do a mix of things which could include anything from photos, wall sculptures, or even a framed quote.  To answer the question,  I get all of my pictures from SnapFish because they always deliver the highest quality products at the right price.  If you haven’t check out SnapFish yet, you should.  Like, right now..

What do you do with a gallery wall after it's finished?

This is my favorite part of a gallery wall.  A gallery wall with (or without) mismatched frames is something that can always change.  The photos can be swapped and it can grow from either side.  Assuming that it's still symmetrical.  It must remain symmetrical.  To answer the question, you can redesign so that it grows with your life or just look at it's state of perfection forever.

Do you have a gallery wall?

Monday, December 16, 2019

List: Twelve holiday gift ideas for your friends and family.

The holidays can be stressful between finances and a serious case of FOMO.  While that's true, the most stress can be in finding the perfect gift for everyone.  I like to give unique, thoughtful, and inexpensive gifts to my closest family and friends.  Year after year that task can become daunting if you wait until the last minute to prepare.

The best way to prepare is to always aware and open to ideas.  I love to window shop and browse local festivals for unique finds.  Throughout the year, I take mental notes on other people's wish list.  Clearance shopping at my favorite stores have also brought me some success.  When all else fails, I go to my favorite online catalogs for some inspiration.  Even still, sometimes my mind goes blank and I have no clue what to get someone.  That's when I rely on other's to give me some great ideas to work with.  ...and here I am to be your "other" and supply you with some gift-spiration...

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12 unique holiday gift ideas for everyone on your list!

When I saw this displayed at the book store, I immediately thought of my sister in law.  She loves Trader Joe's and is always stumbling across a new product to rave about.  This gift is perfect for your Trader Joe's lover or any organic food junky looking for new recipes.
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This gift is festive, practical, and absolutely perfect in every way.  ...also, I want one, please...
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Those of you that know me know that I have a thing for cookie jars.  Themed cookie jars are practical for storing goodies, great conversation pieces, and a way to get festive.
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This idea is gold for the person who loves to entertain and host dinner parties.  The beverage dispenser can be used for something as simple as lemon water or a complicated punch.  Tip- For something extra, fill the dispenser with all the makings of a yummy sangria!
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At first glance you may think this is a completely lame gift idea.  Then you'll think of that one person who is obsessed with dental hygiene and the light bulb will glow!
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This is a cute way to get the proud nerd on your list something practical.  I can think of several Guardians of the Galaxy fans that would not only love this, but use this  Although, their living partners may not be as happy with it...Luckily, it's just as useful outside!
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This is a must read for the book lover on your gift list.  It's a historical fiction novel that will make you laugh, cry, and cheer out loud.  Tip- For something extra, gift it with festive book ends and a book mark.
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Really impress with this gift!  It's thoughtful and takes some effort to put together, but it's super inexpensive.  Create a personalized wood block calendar by coordinating favorite memories and pictures with each corresponding month.  Whoever is the lucky person to receive this gift will be showing it off all year long!
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As a fellow Disney lover, I would completely swoon over this thoughtful gift.  It's gorgeous, festive, completely functional, and would make anyone smile seeing it hung on the tree!
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Cologne can be a very personal and expensive gift choice.  This sampler set may be a reasonably priced work around to the dreaded cologne gift.
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Almost everyone loves a great family game to enjoy at game night or during a family gathering.  This twist on a classic game is bound to get the approval of everyone old and young.  Not to mention the laughs...because you will laugh at those real bad drawings!
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Create a photo book filled with pictures and memories of a special event with this person.  Make a scrapbook like photo book of all your favorite memories with this person.  Or, you can even put together a photo book with all the highlights of the past year.  Whichever it is, your photo book will be loved, showed off, and saved as a keepsake for years to come.
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Did you start holiday shopping yet?

Friday, December 13, 2019

Life: Friday Ramblings

This baby girl was all smiles when...
...she met Santa Claus and his wife at a very special brunch!
She was excited to get some one on one time with the big guy himself.
She sat on his lap and glowed when he gave her a little candy cane to eat.
While she loved that, her favorite part was singing Christmas carols with Mrs. Claus.

The baby boy was also all smiles when...
...he met Santa Claus at brunch and got to yank on his beard for a solid 3 minutes.
If you're wondering, his beard is 100% real!  No fake beard would survive my little beast.

I'm beaming with pride because... little Mushy Face is blossoming academically and socially.
Her parent teacher conference was more pleasant thanks to her want to succeed.
She struggled in Kindergarten on a social level and with following directions.
I'm proud to say that this is a new year and she's killing it!!
Can I brag that she's a year ahead of herself with reading & writing?  I'll resist.

I'm still giggling because...
...I attended my first ugly sweater party and it was lots of laughs!
While I didn't wear an ugly sweater, I invested in one for my hubby that had me rolling.
It was the typical ugly sweater pattern with a giant Grinch head in the center.
The wording was super appropriate for him saying "Resting Grinch Face"!

I'm struggling with...
...being financially responsible and sticking to my budget.
I find myself withdrawing from savings because I have had zero self control with spending.
Here's to getting back on track financially, including adding to our savings account!
This may be why my hubby got annoyed when I complained about his $2 coffee purchase..maybe..

I'm really annoyed at... job.  They have officially crossed the line with my work life balance.
I was irked when I had to work during my pre-approved vacation day two weeks ago.
I was really annoyed when I got asked to join a last minute call 11 AM Thanksgiving morning.
Now I'm just pissed that they it's officially mandatory to work NYE until 10PM to close out the month.
When you work someone to death, they die.  Enough with the monthly panic because I'm done.

We're looking forward to...
...the gingerbread house party at my daughter's school this upcoming week!
She's been tasked to bring Sourpatch Kids and white icing.
Mommy has been tasked with chaperoning and eating all the candy.

What are your Friday Ramblings?
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

List: Twelve holiday gift ideas for the women in your life.

With Christmas around the corner, I'm feeling extra festive!  Playing Santa Claus is one of my favorite things to do so I'm totally glowing.  My husband appreciates my love for the holidays because it means that he's off the hook.  His only complaint is that he never knows what to get me for Christmas.  ...and buying my own Christmas gift is where I draw the line...

In honor of all the men out there struggling what to get the important ladies in their life, this post is dedicated to you.

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The ultimate gift guide for her.

Create a photo book filled with pictures and memories of a special event with this person.  Make a scrapbook like photo book of all your favorite memories with this person.  Or, you can even put together a photo book with all the highlights of the past year.  Whichever it is, your photo book will be loved, showed off, and saved as a keepsake for years to come.
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I love to send cards in the mail or leave a personalized note with a gift.  To ensure that this can happen, I have a card shaped box filled with cards for different occasions.  These cards are fabulous and my card shaped box is nearly empty!
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Give your woman the gift of comfort this holiday season.  She'll be extremely grateful.  Just make sure to pair this with a couple of outfits that are perfect lounging and binge watching.
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There's nothing better than boots in the Autumn and Winter months.  These boots would be especially perfect for the more petite ladies since they are a mid calf boot.  In other words, I want!
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One of my favorite spots in the house, is a bench under a four pane window the length of the wall.  I like to switch out the lumbar pillow on the bench as the seasons or holidays change.
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These would do a great job protecting wood furniture.  They would also do a great job making any fabulous lady smile while being on display throughout the Winter.
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Give a special woman in your life the gift of a juicy read.  Many of us don't have much time to read a hardcover novel as much as we'd want to.  We do have time to listen to a book while commuting, cleaning, cooking, and whatever else we have to do.  Believe it or not, but a good book would almost make someone want to sit in traffic.
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I've felt a certain way about aprons for the absolute longest time.  It's silly to stay away from a very functional item just because of a false representation.  Give your lady a gift of protect clothes for the holidays.  She has more than one kid?  No problem!  This set has the option of buying an extra child sized matching apron.
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Really impress with this gift!  It's thoughtful and takes some effort to put together, but it's super inexpensive.  Create a personalized wood block calendar by coordinating favorite memories and pictures with each corresponding month.  Whoever is the lucky person to receive this gift will be showing it off all year long!
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I love this phone case because it's feminine, has personality, and is from a brand that we all trust to protect our phones.  Make the women in your life's most used product a little more "her".
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This shirt is festive, comfortable, and the saying is totally true!  We're always looking for comfortable clothes to do chores around the house.  With your help, your woman could be festive AND productive.
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The hummingbird is so pretty that the right woman almost wouldn't care if it attracted hummingbirds.  Give your lady the gift of a fabulous decoration and possibly even the start of a new hobby.  I promise she'll get really excited and extra appreciative when she actually sees a hummingbird.
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Which is your favorite?