Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Gifts For Her Under $50

Can you believe Christmas is just a few weeks away? I say it every year but I can't believe how fast this year has flown by. I just love this time of year; colorful lights everywhere, holiday songs on the radio, a fire burning, and picking out special gifts for all our family and friends.

I thought I would share a few gift ideas that would be perfect for any friend, mom, sister, teacher or any special woman in your life.

Here we go!
1. Casetify Phone Case: If she needs a new phone case, check out this company! There are so many designs and options to choose from. You are bound to find something she loves and even match her phone case to her personality. You can even customize it with photos!

2. Target Plaid Scarf: Who wouldn't want to wrap up in this cute scarf? It looks so soft and cozy.

3. Shutterfly Pewter Key Chain: She can always have a family photo on hand with this cute key chain.

4. Old Navy Slippers: Help her keep her feet warm at home.

5. Seneo Oil Diffuser: Make home more like a relaxing spa. It even changes colors.

6. iPhone Lens: These would be so fun for her to keep in her purse and pull one out when the time is right. I sure would love these!

7. Lush Christmas Candy Box: Make her bath time a little more special with bath bombs, shower gel and a scented bubbler.

8. Kate Spade Glitter Stud Earrings: Because everything is better with glitter and these are just too fun.What a great stocking stuffer.

9. Erin Condren Life Planner: If she loves a good planner, this is the gift for her. There are so many options with this functional planner and it's so pretty too!

So ladies, what's on your list?

Thank you to Casetify for sponsoring this post and providing me with a phone case to review. All opinions are 100% mine. 

Monday, November 30, 2015

Thanksgiving 2015

Thanksgiving was a great day spent with close friends. We have so much to be grateful for this year; our kids are happy and healthy. We had another holiday in Colorado and it snowed.

I'm also grateful for everyone that stops by our blog to see what's going on in our lives. 

Thursday, November 26, 2015

4 Gifts- Week 3: Read

Here we are, week 3 in our 4 Gifts series and I'm going to share with you some books that my kids would like read. Books are some of my favorite gifts to give because they can be read over and over and last forever.

I've broken it down into two categories, big kids (5-8 years) and toddler. I hope these book ideas help if you are gift giving to some kids this year.

Boy book ideas:

Toddler book ideas:

Don't all these books look fun? Enter the giveaway below and you could buy them! 

4 Gifts Christmas Giveaway! Target Gift Card, World Market Gift Card, and More! a Rafflecopter giveaway
$130 Target Gift Card  ||  $25 World Market Gift Card  ||  Lace Arm Warmers - Forgotten Cotton  ||  Personalized Cutting Board (9x12") - Laserworkz  ||  Gypsy Dreamcatcher Necklace - Gypsies Box Jewelry  ||  $30 Credit for Keep Collective with Kassie  ||  Adult Coloring Book - This Girl's Doodles

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Little Adventure: Neighborhood Sledding

Since we have gotten so much snow, we've taken the boys and some neighbor friends over to the neighborhood sledding hill. It's the perfect size and the kids really get going fast and have a great time. They even made a little jump. There is nothing better than those smiles on their faces!

Monday, November 23, 2015

CanvasPop Review & Giveaway!

Like a lot of parents, I take a lot of pictures of my kids. I try to capture and save all their memories so when my boys are older, they can look back at the photos and remember the big and the little things that happened in their lives.

To be honest, the majority of my photos just sit on my computer. I don't do much with them. I recently came across CanvasPop and decided I needed to take the time to print out a picture that I love so it can hang in our home for all to see. A couple weeks ago I took some photos of the boys that will most likely be on our Christmas cards. The picture I decided to put on canvas sums up their personalities right now so well. Gavin, our baby, is such a happy little guy. Hudson, our oldest, is cooler than I will ever be. Parker, the middle, is sweet and goofy. I smile every time I walk into our living room and see this photo.

It was really easy to use CanvasPop's website. First I picked out the type of canvas I wanted, then upload a picture from my computer, selected a size (this is a 16"x24") and then selected a frame/edge option. Then you receive a free digital proof so you can change it anyway you see fit. I zoomed in a bit and had them pull the picture down to get rid of some of the fence behind them.

Once the box arrived at my front door, I couldn't wait to open it up. The quality of this canvas print surpasses any of my other canvases I have bought in the past. And one of my favorite things is that it comes ready to hang with the wire on the back, a hook to place in the wall and a bumper on the back.

I truly recommend this company if you are looking to get a canvas made whether it be for your own home or as a gift.

Want to know something cool, I get to giveaway a coupon code for a 16"x24" 0.75" canvas (retail: $89 + free $14 shipping) to one of my readers! If you can't wait for the giveaway end, use the promo code: CREW35 for 35% off your purchase for the next 2 months! Thanks CanvasPop!

 a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thank you to CanvasPop for providing this giveaway and for allowing me to review a canvas in exchange for an honest review. All opinions and pictures are 100% mine.

Friday, November 20, 2015


Here's what we've been up to the past couple of weeks.

Backyard soccer. / New snow boots. / 2nd Birthday.
Party time! / New hat. / Poor baby.
Lego build. / Snow day! / My love.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

4 Gifts- Week 2: Need

If you're just joining me, this is week 2 in our 4 Gifts series (week 1 here). If your not familiar with the 4 Gifts idea, for Christmas you give the people in your family one (or more) thing from each category: want, need, wear and read. 

Christmastime can be a bit crazy and gift giving can get a little out of control. We all want to make our children happy but we also want them to be grateful for what they have and receive. I think the idea of 4 Gifts can make a great Christmas tradition to focus on the things your family really want/need and save money on the crap we buy just to buy it (those filler gifts).

This week I will share with you what I think my boys need. Please keep in mind what I think my boys need might be different from what you think your kids need. I'm basing my gift ideas on my older boys and my toddler boy.

Boy Gift Ideas:

Toddler Gift Ideas:

And now for the fun part, an awesome giveaway! This giveaway will be going on the next couple of weeks. Make sure to enter!  
Christmas Giveaway! 4 Gifts Christmas Giveaway! Target Gift Card, World Market Gift Card, and More! a Rafflecopter giveaway
$165 Target Gift Card  ||  $25 World Market Gift Card  ||  Lace Arm Warmers - Forgotten Cotton  ||  Personalized Cutting Board (9x12") - Laserworkz  ||  Gypsy Dreamcatcher Necklace - Gypsies Box Jewelry  ||  $30 Credit for Keep Collective with Kassie  ||  Adult Coloring Book - This Girl's Doodles