One of the best gifts I ever received was the Canon camera my parents bought me for my high school graduation. I was taking a gap year and going to India and a good camera let me catch tangible memories of the places and people that I met while I was overseas. Over the years I’ve upgraded my camera many times and now I’m using a camera with interchangeable lenses, and I’m so glad I have it to get super photos of all the things and places my family and I are blessed to go and do.
If your kids are anxiously awaiting the DVD release of the 2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie…did you know that it’s already available on Digital HD?!
We didn’t really know how our daughter would adjust to the first semester of her freshman year of college, turns out we didn’t have to worry. She’s not only doing fantastic academically, but has also made a ton of friends. To our surprise she’s taken to being the “activities director” among her friends. That means planning study sessions, coordinating video game tournaments and hijacking our streaming accounts so they can all see the latest episode of Once Upon a Time in their mini-lounge area. Since she uses her laptop to do this we thought that wireless JBL Charge 2 Speakers would be a great Christmas gift for her.
Oh my goodness, there are only 22 days left until Christmas!
I’ve bought most of my ‘fun’ gifts already, but I still do put a few practical ones under the tree for the folks that live here 🙂 You know the ones like socks, flash drives …and toothbrushes.
Lest you think I’m a Scrooge, there’s a reason why those things will be added to the gifts on our daughter’s wish list.
Why is it that the gals that are born with curly hair want it staight and those with straight hair want it curly? Am I right?! I have natural curly hair that with age has become more wavy than curly, but give me some curlers, a curling iron or a perm and I’ve got spirals happening!
While I do on occasion let my hair dry naturally and thus get some great volume (and sometimes frizz!) in it, I do prefer to have straighter hair, but not without some lift. Alas, I find it difficult to wield the hair dryer, brush, and flat iron with my two hands without burning myself or just having it take too darn long to make it worth the frustration.
It was so good to have our college daughter home for Thanksgiving break. It was truly the kick off to the holiday season for our family and I was anxious to get out and do some Christmas shopping for her after we took her back to school this past Friday. College students LOVE electronics (can’t say I mind them myself!) and I want to gift smart this year. Good thing RadioShack can help me out with that.
We decorate for the holidays early around our home. Firstly because we grew up in Canada, and since Thanksgiving is celebrated in October there once Halloween has passed it’s a free for all when it comes to Christmas decorating. Secondly not only do I love the holiday decorations, but it takes so much work to get the house all seasonally decorated I want to have it up as long as I can!! Our tree is up every year on November 11th.
Last year we bought a brand new 7′ tall LED Christmas tree. It is bee-you-tee-ful. It’s the first thing you see when you walk into our home and when it’s all lit up at night, you can’t help but get a warm & fuzzy feeling inside.
We’ve lived in our home for about 17 months now and it feels like it’s finally starting to come together décor wise. We’ve changed out and painted light fixtures, faucets, cabinet pulls and even all the switches. But wall space in many of the rooms is still stark, and I have been looking and watching for the right pieces to put in those spots.
As soon as Halloween is over, it’s the cue that Thanksgiving and Christmas are on their way.
It doesn’t matter if you live in a climate where there is no snow, or whether you’re a Thanksgiving Purist and can’t put the tree up until the fourth Friday in November. When November 1 turns over on the calendar you start thinking of all the gatherings, entertaining and food that will be served over the next two months.
Take a break from the retail frenzy following Thanksgiving and join with World Vision and Thirty-One Gifts to celebrate generosity during the 3rd annual #GivingTuesday on Dec. 2, 2014. For the first 3,100 donations made by phone (1-888-511-6588) or online (Worldvision.org) to World Vision on Giving Tuesday, Thirty-One Gifts – a direct-selling company focused on personalized totes, purses, home organization solutions and more – will donate a Hope Kit tote filled with hygiene supplies to a woman or girl in need in the U.S.