DIY Chanukah dessert kits available from Manischewitz

Disclosure: We received three sample kits. Opinions shared are mine.

Our family celebrates Christmas each year. While we don’t go all out with bells and whistles (a Christmas tree and some fudge marked the holiday for us this year), many families do many Christmas crafts and prepare baked goods just for the holiday.  Some people opt for ways to make the traditions a bit easier on the time schedule and budget.  For instance, a gingerbread house might seem like a daunting task but a premade kit could simplify the process.  It never occurred to me that those who celebrate other holidays, such as Hanukkah, would want similar convenience kits.  For example,  Manischewitz offers fun, delicious interactive kits that make a DIY Chanukah project possible.

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Ms. Dress Up can help you zip up a dress by yourself #giveaway

Ms. Dress Up Zipper Pull #giveaway This summer my grandfather passed away, leaving my grandmother alone with no one nearby.  She attends several church functions every week.  I know it will be difficult for her to zip up dresses, especially those that have full-back zippers.  When Ms. Dress Up shared their unique zipper pull with me, I knew it was the perfect gift for any lady who faces the difficult task of zipping alone!  [Read more…]

Home Decor from DaySpring inspires

It’s crunch time, people.  We’re facing the last week before Christmas. Is your list completely checked off?  Never fear – DaySpring has you covered.  These days, it’s the ideal resource for thoughtful, meaningful gifts as well as beautiful cards.  I’m a DaySpring affiliate (so the links in this post are my affiliate links), and they sent me a package of beautiful home decor items to share with you.

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Bring kindness and thoughtfulness to your holiday traditions – North Pole Ninjas

Disclosure: The North Pole sent this book to us. Post contains affiliate links; opinions shared are mine.
North Pole Ninjas #giveaway

Looking for something to do beyond Elf on the Shelf?  Our little guy got to play with the fun book we received called North Pole Ninjas.  The box includes a serene sensei, mission cards, and a hardcover book.  Our son woke up to find his elf sitting with the sensei.  Next to the elf, a mission card was propped up.  Would he accept the challenge? [Read more…]

Sleep Like a Baby with the Kinsa Smart Thermometer

Disclosure:  The Kinsa ear thermometer was sent to us for the Holiday Gift Guide.  Opinions shared are mine.

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When my babies were little, taking their temperatures was such a tough task!  Trying to get a thermometer under their tiny arms, hold in their ear, or even sweep across the forehead seemed to always stir the child’s light fever-induced slumber.   I wish we had owned a Kinsa Smart Ear Thermometer back then.  Taking a temp in one — read that again….ONE!– second would have been a dream!  Well, it’s your turn to sleep like a baby.  Take a peek into this treasure of technology!  [Read more…]

Make friends with the birds! You Do It Suet @youdoitsuet

isclosure: I received a starter set; opinions shared are mine.

You probably heard about the big wildfires that have been raging through East Tennessee. This week, we had the relief of some wonderfully rainy days to quench our dry earth.  During those storms, the wind blew down a few trees and scattered pine cones everywhere.  Before long, winter will be here and the birds will be needing some easy-to-find nourishment.  It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost a year since I posted about homemade suet cakes. It’s a delightful way to bring feathered friends to your backyard.  Think about the people on your Christmas list.  Is there an outdoorsman?  An elderly shut-in? A mother with small children who would enjoy having an easy activity to do with the kids?  You Do It Suet makes a wonderful gift!  The starter kit sets you up with a silicone mold and simple recipe selection.  You Do It Suet #giveaway [Read more…]

Whiffer Sniffers Huggable and Clip Toys are too cute!

Whiffer Sniffer #giveaway

I worked with Whiffer Sniffer to bring you this post and giveaway.  Opinions shared are mine.

I’ll be dating myself with this question, but remember scratch and sniff stickers?  My friends and I would meet up on the school bus and trade our favorites.  Whiffer Sniffers are for the new generation!  This adorable collector’s item combines stuffed toys with favorite scents. [Read more…]

Brentwood Home cheers your space with cozy soft cuddles

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Brentwood Home #giveaway #ChristmasCheerHop
Is lounging part of your winter routine? We love the cozy days of Christmas. Brentwood Home has lovely items that bring warmth and comfort into any room in the home. [Read more…]

Pretty Personalized Gifts from Krafty Chix

Disclosure: We received these beautiful samples to feature in the Holiday Gift Guide. Opinions shared are mine.

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The Krafty Chix have been hard at work getting pretty personalized gifts ready for your Christmas shopping list.  Go ahead and start checking it off!  [Read more…]

National Geographic Kids Books make great gifts!

Disclosure: I received these books for the holiday gift guide. Post contains affiliate links; opinions shared are mine.

National Geographic Books #giveaway

The week before Thanksgiving, our school hosted a book fair in the library.  It was wonderful to see my students get so excited about reading.  My students keep their own TBR lists (to-be-read) in their reader/writer journals. Many added titles like these National Geographic kids books on their TBR lists.  Why not consider some of these for the holiday gift list.  Whether you’re shopping for the kids, their teachers, or a holiday angel, you’re sure to hit the target with these.

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