The Eternity Rose pink glazed 24k gold earrings

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When we moved, I wasn’t upset to leave behind our house on the hill.  I do miss our pink roses, though.  My husband planted a dozen pink rose bushes for me all around the pool area; the exquisite fragrance was heavenly!  I’ve always loved roses, so it makes sense that The Eternity Rose caught my attention. It’s the perfect addition to our Holiday Gift Guide.

You probably associate The Eternity Rose with beautiful gift items.  They’re especially well known for the 24k Gold-Dipped Rose, which is as extravagant as it sounds.  This company specializes in unique pieces of art made from genuine roses and rose petals.  These items make lovely, long lasting gifts for all occasions. Ideal for home decor, the long stem dipped roses make a wonderful conversation starter. Consider gifting one with the intention of making it an heirloom piece. [Read more…]

Sensory Gift Ideas for The Kids – Holiday Gift Guide

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Each year, I face the challenge of finding unique items for the kids in my life.  From my personal children, to nieces and nephews, to the students at my school who need a little extra Christmas cheer, there are so many kiddos to buy for.  If you need a little inspiration, check out some of these fun sensory items!  [Read more…]

Gift Ideas for the Collector — Splashlings, Funko, LittleMissMatched, Aquarium #ad

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Encouraging a collection can have its advantages.  It gives you a ready-made gift idea for each occasion.  It’s also fun to see how those collections become sentimental over the years.  As long as my kids played with their collectibles, I didn’t mind purchasing a few items for holidays and birthdays.  I saw it as a way to keep that childhood love alive.  Here are some fun collectible items that deserve a place under your tree this year.  [Read more…]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheerios Chex Muddy Buddies recipe — great for holiday parties and teacher gifts #ad

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When I went into my first teaching job, there were lots of things I had to learn.  Classroom management and lesson plans were part of my work day, of course.  One thing I never realized was this….teachers love to EAT!  For example, we’ve designated each Wednesday in December as “Treat Days.”  We take turns bringing in our favorite recipes to share with the rest of the staff.  If you could be there with us, you’d see lots of smiles, enjoy laughter, and get to try delicious dishes.  I just know my work friends will love this Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheerios™ Chex™ Muddy Buddies™ recipe!  The ingredients are easy to find at Publix, and this makes a huge batch so it’s perfect for sharing with friends! [Read more…]

giftYou makes it easy to create and share holiday wish lists #ad

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My husband and I are Tennessee transplants. He’s from Pennsylvania, and I’m from Kentucky.  Both of our families live in those areas, so we miss out on many family holiday events.  My mom desperately wants to please my children on birthdays and at Christmas, but it’s so difficult to explain what they really want.  She’s not into teen trends, nor does she know what types of games are currently being played at my house.  I’ve often thought that it would be so much easier if she could just go shopping with me so that I could point out what my kids are wishing for.  Thankfully, giftYou makes it simple to create a Christmas wish list and share it with anyone, anywhere. [Read more…]

Make Reading Fun

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Reading with my kids has been such a wonderful experience.  The smiles and hugs are the best part, but seeing my children love the written language is just wonderful.  If you’re looking for ways to make reading fun for the children in your life, consider these ideas. [Read more…]

Canvas on Demand has affordable gifts #ad #mycanvasondemand

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You don’t have to find the perfectly posed photo to create a beautiful gift.  Just head to Canvas on Demand and take advantage of their 16×20 print deal!  For a limited time, they’re offering my readers a whopping 60% off your entire order at Canvas On Demand with code USFAM. Select from photo prints and more! Valid until 12/12/17.  We were really pleased with our Canvas on Demand holiday order. [Read more…]

Flower Art craft kit – coloring book and paper flowers #giveaway

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Crafting isn’t my strongest skill. Though I enjoy creating, it’s very important that I have all the necessary materials at the ready. Otherwise, my crafts tend to go unfinished.  Parragon Books craft sets top my list because they contain a fully stocked kit.  Remember the Sock Monkey we shared with you?  Here’s a Flower Art version! [Read more…]

Accepting Submissions for the 2017 Holiday Gift Guide


Savings in Seconds is now accepting brand and product submissions for the 2017 Holiday Gift Guide!  Complete the form here to request more information. [Read more…]

Gift for that wise person in your life – funny mug

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Most of us know a person who is always right.  For you, it might be a family member or friend.  My person is my grandmother.  Though we weren’t really close until I was a teenager, she became almost like a mother to me.  Even now, we stay in close contact despite the hundreds of miles that separate us.  Every month, I send her a box filled with the books I reviewed. She loves to read, and then she shares the books with her church friends.  I’m so blessed to know this amazing, wise woman. [Read more…]

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