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When it comes to skin care and body care items, I’m always excited for the Holidays – because with Holidays, come awesome gift sets.  This Holiday Gift Guide offers you a selection of treats for anyone and any pocket book.  Whether you are shopping for yourself this holiday season or looking to treat someone you love, you’ll find a selection of Holiday goodies to treat yourself or someone else.  Some of these brands may be “new to you” selections while others are tried and true, but I wanted to incorporate a selection of products that I love highly recommend.

The Body Shop has long been one of my favorite body care and skin care brands.  I’ve been using products from them since before I started blogging, back when we still had a shop here on island on Maui.  But, I am still a lover of their products and purchase from them online all the time.  Recently I received a package from the brand that was specifically personalized for me.  Now, it’s no secret I love The Body Shop’s Body Butters, so when I seen this – I fell in love.

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The Body Shop offers a variety of different gifts available for anyone in any size.  Just pick and choose their huge array of smell great and body loving products.  The sets vary in price and size so you will always be able to find something for someone to fit your budget.  And, want to personalize and name your own body butter like mine pictured?  Well – you can head on over to your local The Body Shop location and select one of four animals along with a name to add to cover.  Unfortunately you can’t order these online (shucks), but if you’re near a The Body Shop, these will make a great gift.  Other sets from TBS retail from $10 and up so definitely check it out.  Click here to see what they have available online.

Over the years LATHER has become one of my absolute favorite skin care and body care brands.  I’m mentioned it a number of times here on Honeygirlsworld.com and it’s a brand I continue to use.  Each year they release beautiful sets of treats for stocking stuffers and I’m so excited to share these with you.

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The Holiday Stocking Stuffers are the perfect gift sets for your loved ones.  The Vanilla Bath Fizz Combo retails for $18.00 and includes six bath bombs (vanilla & tonka bean and vanilla & citrus).  These are the perfect Winter treat and I love that you get two different aromas in each set.  With moisturizing botanicals including jojoba, coconut and sweet almond with kukui nut oils to condition and nourish the skin.

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The Sugar Plum Kisses Set ($15.00) is a duo of lip smoothing scrub and lip conditioning balm.  I absolutely love both of these products having used them before so having them in a set is absolutely fabulous.

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And of course, one of my all time favorite stocking stuffers (it was a huge hit for my family and friends last year) is the Soap & Candle Stocking Stuffer Sets.  These gorgeous sets are beautifully packaged (I love it) and retail for $18.00.  These are perfect for hanging on the Christmas Tree or you can give or wrap as you so fit.  Each set has a soap and candle and you can select from Lemongrass, Vanilla and Lavender.  Each duo is encased in a cute little box that resembles a present and I love how festive it all looks.  Each candle smells divine so anyone you gift these to will love them.

You can purchase any of these gorgeous sets for yourself or a loved one at: http://www.lather.com/holidaygiftideas.html

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Nourish Natural Bath Products is a new to me brand, but I’ve been absolutely loving the products since getting my hands on them.  Until now, you could only get Nourish products in one of the company’s stores (which is probably why I haven’t heard of it before), but now they are available online.  Nourish offers handmade bath, body and gift items, in beautiful and delectable scents and are perfect for people like me with sensitive skin.  Items from Nourish make great gifts for women, men and even babies.

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The Citrus Small Gift Set – $35.00 comes with 2 bars of handmade soap, a 3 oz. shea butter salt scrub, a travel tin soy candle, a shea butter bath fizzie and a nourish lip balm.  They all come delivered and packaged ready for gifting.

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The Georgia Peach Glycerin Soap – $6.00 makes the perfect stocking stuffer for anyone.  This soap is absolutely gorgeous and will leave your skin as rich and moist as a ripe, juicy peach with natural humectant glycerin and aloe.  The coconut oil base absorbs quickly, protecting skin against sun damage and smoothing out your complexion.  I love the sweet but subtle fragrance and you or anyone you buy this for will enjoy it.

Nourish has a variety of gift items available for your choosing – so I highly suggest you head on over and check it out.  Any of these make great stocking stuffers or gift selections for your holiday gift list.  http://nourishsavannah.com

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Salacia Salts is also a new to me brand but I’ve been loving it since trying it the last month or so.  It’s the perfect selection for the man or woman on your holiday wish list.  These unique bath, body and home items from Salacia are the perfect selection.  Salacia Salts is based in Savannah Georgia and all the items are made there.

You can purchase Salacia Salts here: https://salaciasalts.com/

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The Peach on Earth Set is $56.00 and includes the Georgia Peach Medium Salt Soak, Georgia Peach Bar Soap, Georgia Peach Body Butter and Peach on Earth Tea Towel.  This indulgent set is perfect for that Southern Belle in your life or anyone that loves a soft and sweet peach fragrance.  The fragrance is light so you don’t have to worry about smelling like over ripe peach too.  You can purchase this set here.

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FarmHouse Fresh is another brand that I’ve been really fancying lately.  While I can attest to loving all of the products I’ve tried from the brand, one that stands out to me as a great Holiday Gift is the Sweeping Softness 3 Step Body Sampler.  There are three different selections to choose from for the 3 Step Body Samplers, I’ve only tried the Sweeping Softness set.  I love that you can try three different body care sets for a great cost and decide for yourself if you want to get the full size.  FarmHouse Fresh Body Oils and Scrubs are some of my favorites, so ultimately – while you can’t go wrong with anything you get as a gift from FHF, these little sets are perfect selections as holiday presents.

AT FarmHouse Fresh you’ll find a plethora of skin care crafted around delicious food and drinks using 99.6% natural and naturally derived ingredients.  All products are proudly made in the U.S.A.  You can purchase this set and so much more from FarmHouse Fresh at: http://farmhousefreshgoods.com/

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Marula Oil has been a favorite brand of mine for about 4 years now.  The first product I tried from the brand was the Pure Marula Facial Oil and it continues to be one of my favorites till this day.  I figured that since I love it so and this is all about my favorites, that I just had to share these with all of you.

The Pure Marula Facial Oil ($58 – $78) is a luxury item and comes with a hefty cost, but using it just once may definitely win you over.  Marula Facial Oil is light and hydrating – perfect for the winter months when our skin tends to be driest.  This oil absorbs quickly into the skin without a greasy feel or residue and you’ll immediately notice a boost in long lasting hydration and an improvement in your skin’s elasticity.  Pure Marula Facial Oil by Marula is the only doctor endorsed, scientifically validated facial oil, with 60% more antioxidants than the leading Argan Oil.  This oil and my coconut oil are my holy grail must haves to keeping my skin looking youthful.

A new to me product from Marula is the Foaming Cleansing Oil Towelettes.  My gosh do I love these.  Retailing for $10 for a pack of 10 (yes, a bit steep – but luxurious and wonderful), these wipes cleanse and exfoliate while offering you pure Marula Oil and Alpha Hydroxy Acids.  These are perfect for travel and help rinse away the dirt, grime and more to reveal a glowing, firmer, more radiant looking skin.  I love that they are sulfate-free and ideal for dry, oily or combo skin.

You can purchase these Marula Oil products at: https://marula.com/  (Be sure to check out my post on Black Friday & Cyber Monday sales to see if there are any discounts available).

There are so many different products available on the market today that would make absolutely awesome gifts for the holiday season.  If you have a skin care, body care or bath and body addict in your life, any of these gifts would make great selections.  There are a few brands that I love to include in Gift Guides each year that I haven’t included in this year’s like Tatcha, but please keep in mind that I still love these brands – I just wanted to offer some variety in selection this year and introduce you to brands you may have not heard of or products you may have not tried.

Looking for more ideas for your holiday shopping?  Be sure to check out the following links for my guides and inspiration: (this list will be updated periodically as new guides become available)

Holiday Gift Shopping – Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals 2016

Holiday Gift Guide – Hair Care {Honey’s Favorite Things}

2015 Holiday Gift Guide for the Skin Care Lover

So, what about you?  Are you hoping that Santa brings you any of these goodies this holiday season?  Have you tried anything from my list of Holiday treats?  Comment below and let me know what you think.

Signature Honey


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The boys and I have reviewed toys here in the past and today is no exception.  With the holidays just a few short weeks away, I wanted to make sure to share a fun toy concept with all of our readers.  Today – we introduce you to Max and Landry, the Buddy Balls.

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Buddy Balls was created by a little guy named Max.  One day, he came home with a school project and had to create the “best toy ever”.  He decided to combine two of his favorite toys – his love for sports and his beloved plush sleep buddy.  With a little help from his parents, Buddy Balls were born.  MaxLand Toys was inspired by Max’s creation with a goal of producing a high-quality plush toy that would become a childhood favorite.  And, in our household – it certainly has.

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The original collection of Buddy Balls includes four stuffed friends – Max, Landry, Sam and Eva and MaxLand Toys has since added four more additional buddies in the Sports Collection.  With a few twists and flips and a push and pull – Max and Landry transform into a bright colored plush ball.

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The twins absolutely love their new furry friends.  Each of the buddies are so plush and soft and they use their friends’ zipper area as storage for their favorite toys – cars, legos, etc.  The bears come in four different colors and the pattern on their paws show what color the ball is.

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“Zip it, Flip it, Love it!”

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The twins have found a new cuddly buddy and love sleeping with Max and Landry because their fur is so soft and smooth.  Each bear we received is very plush and would make the perfect gift for any child or child at heart.  And, did I mention that Buddy Balls offers accessories for their buddies? Sports uniforms & jerseys are available for purchase to give your buddies clothes and extra love and care.

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Buddy Balls are Award Winning and have been honored with a Parent’s Choice Foundation Award.  Buddy Balls also helps to support Child Life Services Hospitals and chronically ill children.  Do you have someone in your life that would love a Buddy Ball?  This would make a great gift for anyone.

You can learn more about Max, Landry and MaxLand Toys as well as purchase your own Buddy Ball as a gift or for yourself here: http://www.buddyballs.com/

Signature Honey

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I love getting flowers for Anniversaries, Birthdays, Mother’s Day or “Just Because”, but I’m always open to fun ideas and little things that make these occasions fun, exciting and sentimental.  While flowers are nice, I love finding products that are practical and will have a purpose.  This year, I wanted to share a few items that I have been loving lately that would make GREAT Mother’s Day gifts.  Whether you are buying this as a treat for yourself or making the day of that special mommy in your life, these gifts are definitely some that will make any woman happy.  Read on if you want to check out this round up of Mother’s Day Gift Ideas.

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I have had my fair share of great Mother’s Day gifts.  My husband and I are so in-tune with one another that we usually know exactly the gift we want to get for one another or something that is practical and we’ll get a lot of use out of.  My goal for this list is to offer a variety of goodies for any woman, whether the stay-at-home or work-from-home mom, busy business woman or the granny with style, these gifts will surely please.

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Let’s start with a little makeup – shall we?  I recently was introduced to Youngblood Cosmetics, a beautiful line of mineral cosmetics created by Pauline Youngblood.  From Foundation to lipstick and everything in between, Youngblood Cosmetics offers a wide range of color cosmetics that is made with quality ingredients and great black and chic packaging.  I have been using a few of the products from the line and look forward to trying more.  Anything from Youngblood is gorgeous, but two of my favorites is the Pressed Mineral Eye Shadow Quad in Shanghai Nights ($43 USD) and Mineral Radiance Compact (pictured) in Splendor ($43 USD).  Each or any of the products are perfect for the sophisticated woman that is looking to add a little color to their life or the makeup and beauty loving mom that wants to try something new.

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A great cleansing oil and a fantastic mud mask is perfect for that mother in your life.  One of my favorite gifts to give to my favorite gals is the Borghese Fango Active Mud Mask for Face and Body so I just had to include the Fango Active Duo Set as a gift option.  This two piece set retails for $60 USD but the Fango Active Radiance Facial Oil retails for $60 on it’s own, so it’s like you get a free product or gift with purchase.  This set is gorgeous and I love how Borghese products display on the vanity.  The Radiance Facial Oil has a blend of botanical oils that help to transform the skin’s texture, soothe dull and dry skin and nourish and restore lipid loss due to aging and environmental damage.  The Fango Active Mud for Face and Body is one of my holy grail masks, offering a detoxifying mineral-rich mask that hydrates and firms the skin while reducing fine lines and providing you with smooth and toned skin.  Paired together, this not only makes a wonderful gift – but a great treat for anyone.

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Can we just talk about the design of this unit for a second?  My gosh, it’s so pretty and girly and would make the most wonderful Mother’s Day gift for any mom.  The Michael Todd Soniclear Petite is one of my favorite skin cleansing tools.  I have raved about it time and time again here on my site and would recommend ANY of these units for a gift.   This cleansing tool is the petite version, smaller than the original and the elite but perfect for travel and comes with a universal USB enabled charger which makes this great for those on the go.  It’s a waterproof unit with 3 speeds to help tailor to your cleansing needs and is antimicrobial.  What makes it so great is not only the design (and the pattern) but that this product is reasonably priced at just $109.00.  I seriously wouldn’t mind unwrapping one of these as a gift and I know it would make a fabulous present for anyone.

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I wrote about these two products from LATHER on my blog a few weeks back and they continue to be favorites of mine so I know they would make any mom or mom to be happy.  The LATHER coconut creme body whip ($22 USD) is one of my favorite body butter / lotions to date.  I have used MANY, trust me, and I find that it not only smells yummy – it moisturizes my skin wonderfully and leaves a light fragrance that is so delish.  This body creme is silky and whipped to perfection and my skin is left soft and hydrated for hours.  This is the perfect creme for any mom or mom to be.  I highly suggest this as a gift to that “mom to be” because this would make a great body creme to lather on the body while pregnant too.  The Vanilla & Argan Lip Scrub ($10 USD) is a must have for anyone.  It is moisturizing and tastes delicious and sloths away any dry skin on your lips leaving them plump and soft for your favorite lip product or for kiss… teehee.  What’s great about these products is that they come from a great brand and are made with quality products.

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With the summer months just around the bend, nothing says beachy and ready for some sun like a great tote.  This gorgeous striped Sportswear Tote by Helly Hansen ($50 USD) is lightweight and the perfect bag to store your everyday essentials for all your summer fun activities.  It’s available in three different colors:  Navy, Aquamarine and Sorbet and has a shoulder strap and carry handles.  Marine stripe fabric and detailing give this tote the perfect look for sporting and toting around this summer.  As a handbag lover, I know that I would love to get this quality made bag as a gift this Mother’s Day.

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The next gift is one of my favorites… for moms like me who like to take their hair ties and rubber bands and turn them into an unsightly fashion statement as we wear them on our wrists.  The Bittersweet Hair Tie Bracelet ($45 USD) was created by Maria Shireen – a functional fashion accessories company.  It was a gift from her husband as he had it designed and created so that she could  eliminate the pressure on her wrist from the elastic bands but also make her hair tie look like a stylish bracelet, by creating a channel that holds the hair tie in place.  Hello – total genius, simple, unique but functional.  This bracelet has literally changed my fashion game up hugely.  If you have seen any of my outfit posts here on the blog – then you know that I have turned my many hair ties into the ugliest thing to grace my wrist, but I NEED them at a moments notice so I keep them handy that way.  Now with the Bittersweet bangle I can literally look fashion forward without being a fashion faux pas.  This literally makes a great gift for any mom and I know they will make use of this bangle as much as I do.  I love it so much – I have my eyes on the gold and rose gold too.

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You can’t go wrong with buying your favorite mom a perfume for Mother’s Day and Pacifica Beauty offers a set of three for just $19 USD.  The Daydreamer Roll-On Trio offers three delectable scents that would make any mother happy.  Tuscan Blood Orange, Tahitian Gardenia and Indian Coconut Nectar (one of my favorites) this set offers a roll-on perfume for everyone.  Pick up the whole set and gift it together or break up the set and make three mother’s happy this Mother’s Day.  Pacifica offers cruelty free products and are available on their website: Pacificabeauty.com, Target and Ulta stores.

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Now, of course – I know there are moms out there that may be stationery, planner, pen or paper addicts… like me.  So, I wanted to make sure that I included something that would satisfy those moms too.  I LOVE pens and some of my favorites come from PenGems and from their signature collection.  I probably have 8 or 10 of them and I love them not only because of the way they write, but because they are beautiful, stylish and just a great statement to any planner, purse or notebook.  Pens, pencils and notebooks can be great gifts for mom from children or grandchildren.  I love searching through Target’s One Spot Dollar Spot section for cute notebooks, pens and pencils as well to give as gifts.  You can get a great selection for about $1 to $3 and you’re bound to find something you will enjoy as well as the favorite mother(s) in your life.  These kinds of gifts are easy to personalize and make great little presents to open.

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Of course, we can’t leave out the techie gadgets and nothing says awesome like the gift of a camera.  The Sony RX100 iv ($950.00) is the perfect gift to give that will help that special mom capture every moment that her family has.  It’s compact and powerful.  With the ability to capture images in 21MP at up to 16 frames per second and record videos in 4K or HD – this is the perfect camera for a beginner or camera enthusiast, offering an impressive compact camera for every day use or for special occasions.

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Whatever gift you decide to get that mom or moms in your life, I’m sure it will be wonderful.  These are just a little suggestions of products and goodies I’ve been loving lately.  Of course, as I mentioned previously – I love flowers and welcome them with open arms (especially my favorites) but when you want to think a little outside of the box, some of these presents would be perfect gifts for your loved one.  I look forward to Mother’s Day each year because it reminds me that being a Mommy is so much more than presents – it’s love and happiness year round.  I look forward to my sons making me beautiful handmade cards that take them hours to complete and while Mother’s Day is everyday in my house, I think it’s a day worth celebrating.  Besides, I wouldn’t be a mother myself without the help from my mom and those that have come before me… right?

xo

Signature Honey

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I’m a huge lover of soft and cuddly things and teddy bears or stuffed animals are no exception.  As a child, I still remember my stuffed dog I called “Dukie Dog” and I had him until I was 18 (it was a gift to me on my first Christmas) and my very big (bigger than me) stuffed teddy bear I got from my husband on our first Christmas we had together, almost 20 years ago.  There is something comforting about a stuffed animal or teddy bear and you can’t help but smile when you hold one in your arms.  Having children, I instilled in them that having a stuffed animal buddy is a great way to grow up – my eldest son still has his Wicket and Horse we got on a trip to Disney World when he was just 6 months old… I have patched them both on many occasions, stuffed them with fluff and even added more hair to the bald spots – lol.  The twins have their own set of stuffed friends as well and they have take them and their blankies cross country and to even visit President Obama in the White House.  My sons love their cuddly friends.

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Recently I was introduced to a brand new company that makes gift giving sweet.  They offer these fun and adorable teddy bears in a unique gifting way.  Teddy Canz offer cute, very plush and soft teddy bears that come in really cool designed cans.  Each bear comes with a theme and today I’m going to be sharing our new friend with all of you.

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A New Spin on an Old Favorite!

There are at least 10 different designs available to choose from Teddy Canz.  The boys received “Bear and the City” who they have named Teddy.  He is a sweet little friend dressed denim shorts and a cool looking hoodie that go perfectly with the theme of his can which is the city streets.  This is the perfect little guy for the boys and they have been absolutely loving him since he arrived.

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Don’t worry about your teddy bear being stuffed or hurt while inside of his can.  They fit well inside and fluff up nicely once they come out.  Our can was bent a little in shipping, but Teddy was well cared for and nice and safe on the inside.  He wasn’t mashed at all while in his container.  The Bear and the City that we received is really really well made.  If I had to commend the company on the quality of the bear, I definitely think it’s stellar.  His stitching was well in tact when we took him out of the can and he is absolutely soft and perfect for cuddling.  The twins noticed immediately how soft he was and they couldn’t wait to snuggle up with him.

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The twins have absolutely loved Teddy Canz since he arrived and have been taking turns sleeping with him and carrying him around each day.  The can can be used to store your new friend if you would like, but the boys chose to keep it on their shelf to hold some of their toys.  Honestly, he’s so cute, I don’t know who would want to store him away – unless they were using him to collect.

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Teddy Canz would make an awesome gift for anyone, child or adult alike.  The company offers custom designs should you be interested in doing something fun for your company or for an event and if you decide to choose the styles available, there are at least 10 to choose from.  Teddy Canz retails for $24.99 each and shipping is also reasonably priced (about $6.50 for USPS Priority Shipping).

Designs available from Teddy Canz include:

  • Birthday
  • Story Time
  • Comfy Spa
  • Princess
  • Police
  • Fire
  • It’s a Boy
  • It’s a Girl
  • Get Well Soon
  • Love
  • Story Time
  • Dog Gone It
  • Hazard

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To get your own Teddy Canz or to check out the selection and get more information, visit Teddy Canz at TeddyCanz.com.  You can also follow the brand on Instagram and check out all the children and adults that have found new friends from Teddy Canz.

So – whether a parent or a child or someone who just absolutely loves adorable things… Teddy Canz offers you a variety of new friends to take home.  Do you like this fun idea of Teddy Canz?  Are there any styles you think you may want to pick up for yourself or as a gift?  Comment below and let me know.

I want to thank Teddy Canz for making two twinnies happy with their new buddy!

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Who doesn’t love a bite sized chocolate treat as a gift, favor or just because?  M&M’s is a chocolate treat that claims to “melt in your mouth – not in your hand” and a childhood favorite that many love.  Recently I had the opportunity to place a personalized order from My M&M’s and I wanted to share the chocolate goodness with you as well as my customer service experience.  Don’t free like reading?  Stop by my video and I’ll chit chat and show and tell with you.

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A week ago I decided that I would cash in on a gift code for My M&M’s that I had for taking part in a campaign a few months ago.  I have never ordered anything from their personalized website before, so this was not only an exciting experience for me, but I was looking forward to seeing how detailed the design on my M&M’s would be.  After a glitch in their system with my code I called their 800 number and was promptly greeted by Red & Yellow M&M on the other line while I waited for the next customer service representative.  As a fan of M&M’s and the commercials, I thought it was quite cute to listen to Red & Yellow interact with one another and patiently waited for the next representative.

After a few minutes, Richard answered the phone.  He was a kind mannered gentlemen that walked me patiently through my order (which included various steps and designs) and processed my order accordingly.  After a 40 minute time frame over the phone, Richard and I were able to complete my order and I received an email confirmation with the final design as well as my order laid out for me.  I was very impressed with the customer service I received via the telephone because my Customer Service Agent took the time to not only ensure he was getting my designs right, but the spelling, colors and every else I had planned to do via their website.  Since I added an image to customize my M&M’s – I had to email the image to him and he was able to process that portion quickly.  While we took some time going over every aspect, Richard did so kindly, patiently and his customer service was superb.  There are few places that you can call and have not only great service but also someone who is patient.  Even while I edited the image for color correction and brightness, he held on the line without any complaints.

Shipping to Hawaii was quick.  My order was sent overnight via Fedex, which allowed my M&M’s to be delivered in tact and quickly – without any melting.  Each product within the box was packaged well so that everything was not only protected but arrived safely.

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I ordered a 2lb. bag of M&M’s that already had a set design, as well an Acrylic Gift Box with Plus Mrs. Brown Kit that had personalized M&M’s in it where I was able to customize and select:  Three (3) colors of my choosing (I went with Lavender, Light Pink and Platinum), Image Personalization, Custom Wording and Clip Art.  The Acrylic container holds 10 servings of your personalized M&M’s and it sits in a pretty black box which makes such a great gift.  I was happy to get Mrs. Brown too and knew I had to have her because she reminds me of me – lol.

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The photo I selected on my M&M’s was one of my husband and I.  The detail on the image is great and everything looks absolutely perfect.  Not to mention, they taste delicious too… just as I come to expect from one of my favorite candies.  The spelling for everything I provided was not only accurate, but the font is legible and everything looked great.  Not one M&M arrived damaged and it was a sweet treat to have for my husband and I.

I’m not only impressed with the service I received from My M&M’s but also the quality of my treats.  The 2lb bag of pink M&M’s came with a little white scoop which made enjoying our treat easy and the quality of each item was well made and of quality.

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A few years ago a friend of mine worked with me to design some M&M’s for her wedding.  It was simplistic and you could only add initials at that time so I was so happy to see the different types of customizing you can do to the M&M’s now and the fact that this could all be done online as well.  I’m glad there is an option available for those looking for a fun and thoughtful gift or something “sweet” to give out as favors at your next event.  Regardless of the reason, I think My M&M’s is a great way to go and I would return to buy and order again.

Did you know that you could customize M&M’s this way?  If so, have you tried for yourself or are your planning to?  Be sure to check out my video where I walk you through each product and discuss my thoughts with you as well.

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Disclaimer:  The product(s) featured in this post were purchased at a discount thanks to a gift code that I received from a previous campaign.  I did pay for some of the items out of pocket.  All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased and I was not paid to provide my thoughts or feature these products.

 

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Are you still on the hunt for that special Gal-entine’s Day gift or special surprise for your loved one this Valentine’s Day?  There are so many options available when shopping, but why not make a statement with what you choose to gift this year or anytime?  Today I wanted to share with you a gorgeous piece from CAROLEE – just in time for Valentine’s Day or a special gift of “just because”.  If you are anything like my husband and I, celebrating love is a daily occasion and doesn’t need a special holiday so you can elect to get some from CAROLEE anytime of the year.

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While all the pieces CAROLEE offers are stunning and gorgeous, I decided on the Candy Colors Dramatic Necklace ($130.00) that comes ready for gifting in a gorgeous gift box.  This beautiful statement piece is the perfect gift for anyone who loves color and jewels.  It comes with multi-color acrylic stone in a gold-tone setting and has a lobster claw closure.  It has an 18-20 inch adjustable chain and great weight to it offering a chic and sophisticated look.

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This classic design is one that will go with just about anything.  Use this necklace with a pair of jeans and a cute top or dress it up for a night on the town.  I love that it is filled with gorgeous colors that will be perfect for any occasion and you can use this as your statement piece to your entire outfit.  Since the necklace features several different colors it would be a great Spring or Summer necklace (not just for Valentine’s Day).

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If you have your eyes set on this necklace, like with any other jewelry make sure to wipe the necklace down prior to storage and if at all possible store in an air tight bag to keep the dust away.  This will help to prolong your necklace so you can get lots of use out of it.  This gorgeous piece makes such a great gift for someone you love or a nice piece to add to your own collection.  I’m not only impressed with the quality of the craftsmanship but also with the overall appearance and look.  It’s beautiful and would make a fantastic gift.

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CAROLEE offers a variety of jewelry pieces to choose from, made from the finest materials that meet the highest standards in workmanship.  They ship worldwide and offer a worldwide lifetime guarantee which is spectacular.  While I don’t live in the Continental U.S., I’m happy to say that CAROLEE offers free Standard Shipping on any purchase within the Continental U.S. (awesome) and the products available are drool worthy.  Take your time to go through the site and see what else they have to offer.  There are a few pieces I have my sights set on and a plethora of gorgeous jewels in their Sale section to choose from as well.

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Be sure to stop by the site and see what CAROLEE has to offer.  You can shop the online store here: https://www.carolee.com/.

Have you heard of CAROLEE before?  Are you a fan of getting jewelry as a gift for Valentine’s Day or anytime of the year?  Comment below and let me know.

 

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In our household, Valentine’s Day is every day so it’s not a holiday or date we necessarily put a huge emphasis on each year.  To my husband and I, Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love and we embrace love and commitment each and every day.  Don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy the occasional flowers, box of chocolates or jewelry but for us, Valentine’s Day is really about spending time with one another.  You see – with our busy schedules and odd shifts, parenthood and just our overall daily lives, spending time with one another is what makes for a great Valentine’s Day.

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“Any time not spent on love is wasted.” – Torquato Tasso

My husband Kevin and I have been together for almost 19 years and in that time we have definitely celebrated this holiday in different ways.  Dinner by candle light, roses and floras galore and beautiful gems and jewels to stop traffic but one tradition we have definitely kept strong over the years is a new watch for one another.  Whether I’m buying a new one for him or he a new one for me, each year whether for the holidays, birthday or Valentine’s Day at least one of us gets a new watch for our collection.  Watches are so significant to each of us.  To us, a watch is more than just an accessory we wear on our wrists, it symbolizes time and our time together is so precious and important to us.

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“I would rather have 30 minutes of something wonderful, than a lifetime of nothing special.” – Julia Roberts (Steel Magnolias)

This year I treated Kevin to a beautiful JORD Watch – a 94A Series in green sandalwood and maple.  This perfect wood watch makes a statement that is bold but not so much that it would make a person feel uncomfortable when wearing it.   It is the kind of watch for those who are making the most of every moment, every single minute and every day.  For a couple like us who collects watches of all kinds, this particular time piece is classic and stunning.

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While each couple or person celebrates Valentine’s Day the way they choose, we opt to make sure that no matter the reason, we make sure that we spend time with one another, soaking in each and every moment and absolutely cherishing what we have.  As a couple we have learned that life’s moments can sneak up on you and in a heartbeat anything can change.  Make use of the time you have and spend it with the one(s) you love.  Make Valentine’s Day every day and make every moment you live something wonderful.

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Each person celebrates love differently and whether it be to buy something special for someone you care about or to spend every waking moment with the one you love, the decision is up to you.  With busy schedules, three active boys and a life of activity – my husband and I have found that two minutes with one another is a cherished commodity and one we take advantage of as much as possible.  Time with one another is our favorite gift and the reason why we buy each other watches for presents.

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I’ve partnered with JORD to giveaway a limited quantity of e-gift cards worth $25 each for Valentine’s Day!  If you’ve had your eye on one of these stylish wood watches, be sure to enter to redeem your gift code.  Your gift code will be good through the end of March 2016! Entering is easy; click the link below.  You will be asked to enter your email and your favorite JORD watch (there are so many to choose from).  Once you hit enter, your code will be emailed directly to you!

Click here to get your e-gift card ($25 value) http://bit.ly/1K2H9yC.  Remember that there is a limited quantity available so head on over to the site soon to take advantage of this offer.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Wishing all of you a wonderful Valentine’s Day – no matter the reason you are celebrating… whether it be for love or just because.  Make every moment, every single time – breathtaking! xo

Find out what is the strength behind my soul here and join me as I talk about my love and relationship with my husband here.

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A few weeks ago my sons and I went out to a dinner date with a family member visiting from afar.  As we sat at the table, my Aunt asked… “Hmm… do your children not have those iApple things?”  I giggled, but explained to her that while they each have their own tablets they are limited on time of use, where they use them and how often.  As much as we love technology in our household, family time and hands on things are much more important and I’m glad my husband and I are able to instill that in our children.  After dinner, I thought back to some memories from years ago.  As a child my parents always made science things so interesting and I remember going on little adventures at the local park with my dad with a magnifying glass and clear dishes to hold our specimens in after finding them.  As we got older and my parents could afford it, my siblings and I would get really cool kits that allowed us to dig up dinosaur-like bones, bugs and mineral rocks and we enjoyed those as well.

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Because of these memories it always excites me to be able to offer these similar things to my children.  My sons and I spend a lot of time together and because of this, much of what we do is explore and learn about History, Science and all the wonders our beautiful Earth has to offer.  But, with the rainy season upon us – our explorations have been dwindled quite a bit.  That’s why I am so excited that there are cool Kits like the one I’m about to talk to you about.  Discover With Dr. Cool Real Insect Excavation Kit has been a fun choice for rainy days and I am excited to place another order for other kits also available.

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The Discover With Dr. Cool’s Kit retails for about $12 on their website and comes with everything you need to dig up some really cool bugs.  Included in the kit is your Digging Block (which is disguised as a bright green beetle), Excavation Tools, and Adventure Guide, an Activity Booklet and 3 Real Specimens.  Please note that some of the items in the kit are considered choking hazards and not recommended for children under 3.

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The kit is completely hands-on and my three boys each took turns scraping away at the beetle till they revealed what was encased inside.  Just like archaeologists, they took their time to clean away the dust and debris till they found what they were on the search for.  I was a bit worried that with their little excavation they may mutilate the specimens while looking but each one is secure in a glass shell.

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The boys took about an hour to get through the entire beetle to reveal their finds.  Though I know they thoroughly enjoyed it and they took their time because this was truly an adventure to discover.  My ten year old (Kevin) loved taking part in this with his little bros (Luke & Isaiah) who are just five years old and together they made this an afternoon of fun and discovery.

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After making their way to through the exterior of the beetle, they slowly started to find the glass encased bugs through out the body of the beetle.  What I enjoyed about this kit is there were no sharp edges to any of the digging tools.  It was as simple as laying down some newspaper and clean up was just as easy as throwing it all away.

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The boys didn’t have to dig too deep as most of the bug specimens were found through out the top part of the beetle.  I do suggest that if you have asthma or if you have sensitivity to dust to use a mask as it seemed like this was a clay like brick and there was quite a bit of dust.  We made sure to open our windows so the boys air and breathing was not compromised.

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What I think is probably the coolest part is the end result.  Each bug is encased in a cool glass marble and they are REAL Genuine bugs.  The kit includes a guide with information on each bug included in the kit and it was so cool to see the different colors these bugs had on their bodies.  The activity booklets also include challenge puzzles and games that the boys enjoyed taking part in.

https://www.discoverwithdrcool.com/science-kits/real-insect-excavation-kit-dig-out-3-real-bugsAt such an affordable price tag – this Discover Dr. Cool Real Bug Dig Kit includes all the makings for hours of fun and education for any little person (or even adult, since I truly enjoyed myself as well) and offers such great hands on experience for children.  The box does state that the products itself are non-toxic, but I do suggest like I said before to take caution with the dust from excavation.

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The boys and I are excited to try out other kits available all for about the same price range.  With technology taking our World by storm, sometimes we forget all about the wonders that our Earth offers.  While the internet opens up our eyes to things we can’t see or touch immediately, I’m so glad that there are still great things like this to keep our children wondering about science and more.

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Have you heard of Discover Dr. Cool before?  What are some interesting things you may remember about exploring from your childhood?  Do you have children and is this something you think they’ll be interested in.  Thanks for reading 😉

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