I don’t know about you, but getting my Mom a Mother’s day gift has never been easy. When I was younger, I would ask her what could I get her and her response … “Slippers”. I would reply “Slippers are something you get yourself.” I have created a list of suggestions for those of us who are lucky enough to still have our Moms in our lives. I hope you find something that works for your Mom!
1) As I’ve gotten older, my skin has gotten drier and drier. Especially my hands. So I thought this paraffin wax treatment was a great idea : gLOVE Treat for Hands uses a proprietary formula that helps moisturize, hydrate, sooth and rejuvenate your dry, tired and aging skin. With a 1-month supply, get salon results in the privacy of your home without spending spa prices.$40.00 // 2) Totally frivolous, but a perfect gift for the Mom who has everything. This Online Fragrance Journey is $99.00 for three custom fragrance samples in pure oil, and shipping of a 1/2 ounce Eau de Parfum or Pure mini oil roll-on in your chosen fragrance// 3. Dear Kate Performance Revolutionary LEAK-FREE Underwear starts at $32 // 4. Pulleez hair ties won’t leave any creases in your hair! from $14-$28. //5. Kate Spade wine tags $16/set [click to continue…]
I think over the past 15 years I have made brownies close to 100 times. From a mix. It would take less than 5 minutes from start to finish. Turn on the oven. Spray a brownie pan with Pam, get out the bowl , pour in the mix and add water, oil and an egg. Mix. Pour into the pan. Done. The other night we were at a friend’s house for dinner and she made brownies from scratch. Guess what, I thought they were the best brownies I have ever had. They are called Nutella Brownies but, and this is a quote from the website that I got the recipe from “The predominant flavor here is chocolate, not Nutella. The Nutella just gives these a burst of chocolate fudginess, but the hazelnut flavor is not super noticeable.” I have to admit you couldn’t taste the Nutella. Something about these were so different in such an amazing way, I had to share the recipe with you. Don’t wait for a special occasion! Go get the ingredients and make them as soon as possible!
Sometimes, I find the iPhone awkward to hold when I want to take mulitple pictures. Enter snappgrip. Compact, convenient and ergononmic, snappgrip is a wireless bluetooth camera remote shutter release controller and case all in one piece. There are hardware controls for shutter/focus, zoom, and shooting mode, as well as a tripod screw mount and an internal rechargeable battery that charges using micro USB/USB cable (not included). A great gift idea for your kids? Even for yourself? Available in Black or White. I love the white!
Images courtesy of snappgrip
Aerial Arts NYC is Manhattan’s training center for aerial and circus arts. They provide professional instruction, both on the ground and in the air, at all levels of skill and in a warm, friendly atmosphere. Always ready to try something new, this could be my next new adventure! Either this or a new book. [click to continue…]
I read Unbroken because it is written by Laura Hillenbrand, the author of the fantastic novel, Seabiscuit. Someone gave me Seabiscuit, heard it was great and thought I should give it a try. By any stretch of the imagination, I am not a horse lover. However, I loved Seabiscuit. Therefore, I had to try Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption. Unbroken is the improbable and incomprehensible life story of Louie Zamperini. [click to continue…]
I can proudly say I have never experienced the Walk of Shame. Either way, I found this more amusing than droolworthy, but felt compelled to showcase the Walk of Shame Kit. The kit contains a dress, flip flops, a backpack, sunglasses, pre-pasted toothbrush, wipes, a breast cancer awareness bracelet and a Call/Don’t Call leave behind note card . Now I’ve seen everything.
Image courtesy of Walk of Shame Kit
We live in a time where handwritten letters are a thing of the past. Who writes letters anymore? I do know when I receive a hand written letter, it’s a special occasion. When I saw this stationery, my first thoughts were I want them, I love them, I definitely need them. My second thought was I want to become a letter writer! Thornwillow Press‘s amusing motifs: Ducks in a Row, Spanking Babies (what?!) , When Hell Freezes Over, also make intriguing gifts.