Category Archives: Fresh Gift Ideas

My Recipe Resume & Grown-up Coloring Books

Warning: I am about to chat. One idea leads to another and then another and I have a feeling I am going to “cover it all” in this one post. It’s one of my strengths… So, this story starts last fall while I was in the Chicago area for a Pioneer Woman cookbook signing. The following day, I went into an artsy […]

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Ideas to “Organize” Gift Opening Moments

Gift opening moments should be wild and fun and disorganized. But even in that disorganization, a little organization helps to make the disorganization run smoothly. Really, it does. Here are a couple of tips to organize gift opening moments… For me, having wee ones at holiday time was busy, verrryyy busy on Christmas morning. I started out mixing all of […]

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Holiday Gift Ideas

I think it is always fun this time of year to get some ideas for my gift giving moments, so I thought I would share some holiday gift ideas of my own with you. I bet the peeps on your list “who have everything” don’t have holiday Kleenex!! This particular brand came in sets of two that you can either […]

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The BEST Thanksgiving Hostess & Host Gifts Ever!

There is only one gift, in my mind, that tops the list for giving at Thanksgiving (aside from hugs, kisses and thankful sentiments, of course)…empty “Tupperware”, known these days as Food Storage Containers – that’s the “Heirloom” name version. (Have you noticed that everything from your youth, if you are in your 40’s and beyond such as myself, ahem, is […]

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Thanksgiving Dinner Gift Ideas

It’s November, and even though our Midwest weather is in the 70’s and it feels like early spring with our warm lake mist in the air, it is heading toward winter holiday time. Believe the calendar people. It’s true. Whether you are hosting dinner or guesting at someone else’s dinner table for the Thanksgiving holiday, these adorable holiday-themed candles will […]

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Fresh Foodie Gift Ideas for Fall

Any time of the year is a great time for giving gifts, but as fall and winter approach, the gift-giving season looms closer. I have been in an “I Spy Gifts” mode lately so I thought I would share with you some of my favorite ideas. These just happen to be some of my favorite Foodie Gift Ideas, probably because […]

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Halloween Gifts from Amazon

This year, I am determined to only say this once…”I cannot believe that summer is almost over and the holidays will be here before too long! Yikes…How did that happen?” I say it every year and I am getting on my own nerves, and I suspect that there are many more nerves that I am irritating too. So, I said […]

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Your Faves from Amazon

During my last giveaway (A $50 Amazon gift card), a few of you mentioned some specific items that you would fill your Amazon cart with, so I just had to go them check out! Here’s a peek at your faves from Amazon…           Tervis Tumblers (I don’t think these are Tervis, per se, but they sure […]

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Gift Ideas for Guys and Dads, Father’s Day is Coming ya know…

With Father’s Day and those summer guy birthdays right around the corner, I am starting to share some fresh and thoughtful gift ideas. Today, I am sharing some ideas through my Amazon “Gift Shop”. Feel free to shop there or look around, but you can’t miss these ideas!           You can’t beat portable stools for all […]

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Are Your Summer Feet Ready?

I am a Barefoot Queen and I love the warmer weather when I can set my piggies free. But, those summer feet of mine can take a beating from being exposed to the “elements of summer”. I am always on the search for goodies to help keep my summer feet soft and looking good. I had used the Pedi-egg until the person […]

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Gourmet Bonfire Goodies!

Are you ready for those picnic fires? You will be the one everyone wants to sit next to at the campfire if you show up with these goodies. Hot dog/marshmallow sticks with colored handles make it easy to keep track of your perfectly toasted marshmallow. I don’t want anyone stealing my perfectly charred one.These would make a great party gift […]

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Homemade Barbeque Sauce

I inadvertently made a fabulously delicious Barbeque Sauce this week while I was trying to recreate a Molasses Ketchup that I had about 20 years ago with Sweet Potato Fries when they had just hit the food scene as a big deal. It’s hard to believe it’s been that long. I need to keep working on the Molasses Ketchup because […]

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Oil & Vinegar “Village” Bottles in a Stand

“While searching for something else, I found these”…how many times have you said that? That happens to me a lot. And while I was searching for Father’s Day gifts on Amazon, I saw these. Love them! You may too, so I just had to share these adorable Oil & Vinegar “Village” Bottles. They would make a fabulous gift for a […]

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Host & Hostess Gifts for Summer (or anytime)

Every year about this time in May, I start thinking the same thing…summer must be around here somewhere. It all depends on “who” you ask. If you ask the weather, then summer does not seem to officially arrive until the last week in June. That is when you can pretty much count on consistently warm temperatures. Until then, it may […]

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Dr. Seuss Graduation Gifts, Perfect for All

              It’s that time of year for all of those Happy Graduation Moments! Preschools, Kindergartens, Middle Schools, High Schools, Colleges and Beyond will all be letting loose a new set of graduates who are so excited, or completely scared and frazzled. There will be gatherings and celebrations and you may be in need of […]

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Celebrating Teachers With Breakfast Baskets

This week is National Teacher’s Week and the teachers at our elementary school have been treated to all sorts of goodies thanks to a committee at the school that is recognizing them for all of the fabulous things that they do, not the least of which is being loving and supportive to all of our wee ones. My kindergartener and […]

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas from KP Creek

Here are some fabulous gift ideas for Mother’s Day, birthdays or any other celebration that you have going on now. You could even stock up on some Host/Hostess gifts for your summer gatherings! KP Creek has a wide variety of goodies on sale so now is the time to take a peek and get ahead. Here is the link to […]

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A Few of My Favorite Goodies in My “Gift Shop”

I thought I would take a moment to share a couple of my favorite things from my “Gift Shop” on Amazon… hint hint…if anyone needs ideas for me, ya know.

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Trail Mix Party

I have been on a kick lately making things that we eat often from scratch now instead of buying them at the store. Chewy Granola Bars are one of those foods that we have on hand and we go through quite a few of them, so I decided to make my own. It has been fun and I have been […]

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Vintage Prints & Fun Gifts from Belle & Union Co.

While perusing a Cooking Light magazine from July 2014, (How did I miss that last year? I blame my “Road Trip” – I lose track of all things about life during those.), I saw some adorable note cards and discovered this super fun vendor, called Belle & Union Co.,  and their adorable vintage printed items. Their prints and items are right […]

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“Box it Up” Fun Movie Night Dinner Moments

Wandering through Hobby Lobby the other day, proved to be an exercise in self-control. Big time. That store is loaded with so many fun things and it is impossible to leave without buying something. But, I was on a mission. I was looking for a special way wrap a “moment” and I knew that this was the place to be. When […]

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Gift Ideas from my “Gift Shop”

I have been having a great time searching for gifts to add to my “Gift Shop” and have added items to quite a few categories already. Because Amazon has such an expansive list of products, I have even been able to find things that I first saw in a magazine too. Awesome! I had hoped it would work that way […]

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Mother’s Day “Gift Shop” Ideas

Mother’s Day is the next holiday coming up and I know this because it is probably the most stressful holiday that I celebrate, now that I am a mother, and it’s pending arrival has brought me anxiety every year until last year. I can fee it in my bones that it is just right around the corner. I know that […]

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Meadow Song Table Runner

  http://www.yourtablecloth.com/meadow-song-table-runner/ $29.00 for Meadow Song Table Runner (placemats available for $15.00 each) From “Your Tablecloth” ********************************************************* I am a lover of linens. Linens for the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom…really any room in my home. I discovered “Your Tablecloth” last year while searching for fresh gift ideas and they are so much fun. They have some different styles and they also […]

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Grownup Gourmet Marshmallow “Peeps”

http://www.wondermade.com/products/peanut-butter-cup $7.95 for Box of 16 Peanut Butter Cup Marshmallows by Wondermade, limited supply so do not procrastinate! While you are there, check out their story and how they got started making marshmallows. You will be inspired to make your own treats! ********************************************************************************************************* I LOVE Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Easter time is THE best time to get them. Do […]

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