8 Perfectly Romantic Gift Ideas for Him for Valentine’s Day or Anniversary

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Want awesome and romantic gift ideas for him this Valentine's Day or for your anniversary? Read on for my top romantic items you can gift your husband!  It's crazy how I totally lucked out by marrying the man I did. He's a natural romantic and gift giver. He loves to show his love for me by his actions, words, and gifts, and not just for birthdays, anniversaries or other special occasions. No, my husband brings me flowers after we had a fight, or I had a particularly rough day at home with the kids. He'll buy me chocolates when it's the Time of the Month because he knows I'll want them. He'll pick me up my favorite soda, ...

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6 People You Forget to Thank All Year and Gifts They’ll Appreciate

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Great appreciation gift ideas to say thank you to various service industry providers like the mailman, stylist, teacher, military personnel, etc.

Once again, the Christmas holiday is upon us and I’m looking around wondering where the year went!  The older I get, the faster it seems to go.  Part of getting older means hopefully getting wiser too, right? As I get “wiser” I try to focus more and more on gratitude – all of the things in my life that I take for granted and how much they bless me: my car, my “day” job, this blogging opportunity, comfortable shoes, macaroni-and-cheese…okay, okay, I digress, but it’s all true! I also like to use this time of year to remember all of those people who give to me all year long and bless my life as well, and that’s really the focus ...

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The Spender VS The Saver: How to Keep the Peace During the Holidays

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When one is the spender and the other is a saver it makes marriage rough, especially during the holiday Christmas shopping season! Great tips for making it work and keeping the peace.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Chase Freedom for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. If there is one area of almost constant contention in my marriage, it is over money. Not a big shocker, is it? Most married couples fight over money. Money Magazine's survey found that 70% of married couples argue about money. In our marriage I am the anti-spender. I pretty much hate spending money in any form or activity, and think everything is too expensive. I love free stuff, cheap stuff, and deals. Coupons are friends, as are cash back rewards. My husband is the spender. He doesn't see the monetary cost, he only ...

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33 of the Best Gifts to Get Kids Outdoors

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Awesome list of 33 outdoor play equipment and outdoor toys for kids. Great gift guide and ideas to get my kids outdoors.

A large majority of my best memories as a kid happened outdoors. And I grew up in the age of video games, TV, and computers. I'm only 27 years old. I did indeed play a gross amount of video and computer games growing up, in large part because I had six older brothers who were really into them as well. Our family bought a Windows 95 computer right as it came out, and we paid for our internet usage via a coin jar. Before that computer we had a green screen one that we also played games on. We had the original Nintendo and every Nintendo Gaming System (and a few others) through the years. We owned lots of VHS and eventually ...

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23 Gifts Bloggers Really Want

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Great gift ideas for bloggers, photographers, and website owners! These blogging tools and resources would really make a difference.

Like any professional business, especially of the entrepreneur variety, bloggers have a lot of things that they need to help grow their business. They need better equipment, better skills, better networking, and better tools to help them do what they do even better. But, most bloggers start small, build slowly and invest their money frugally and as wisely as possible. When you start a blog, it doesn't require a lot of money, but the more you grow the more tools you want and need to take advantage of. It can be hard to know what to gift the blogger in your life, so here are 29 suggestions. And it's totally cool to gift ...

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The Cool Way for Kids to Spend Time Outdoors

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5 very good reasons to get your kids into archery! Bows and arrows are so cool!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Genesis Bows for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. From the very first moment that I shot an arrow from a bow, I thought it was pretty much the coolest thing ever. It was at Girls Camp for church, and that year's girls camp was the bomb in large part because I got to do archery for the first time. My first arrow? Completely missed the target. But my second one? Bull's eye! The rest of my arrows all at least hit the target. I felt like a million bucks! I'm pretty I bragged about that for a while (and I guess still kinda am 10 years later).Unfortunately, we were only able to ...

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What Second Time Moms Actually Need on their Baby Registry List

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When you're expecting a baby that isn't your first, there are still things you will need on your baby gift registry. And these 10+ items really are all items a second time mom needs for a new baby.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Walmart for IZEA. All opinions on what second time moms need on their baby registry are 100% mine. I am now pregnant with baby #4. And while it is not traditional for women past their first pregnancy to have a baby shower, it doesn't mean that these second time moms don't need a few things for their latest additions. Even with baby #4 there will be several things we'll need. So, I put together a baby registry list for ideas of what to both put on a registry, so others will know what to gift to a second time mom, and what you'll need for baby number two. Create a Baby ...

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Holiday Shopping Plan: What and How Much to Gift your Kids

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Awesome tips for finding the right toy and how to make everything more affordable during the Holidays. Great tips! #ChosenByKids

I know today may be the first day of October, but it's actually a great time to start thinking and prepping for the Christmas gift-giving season, especially if you have young kids. Christmas is a fun time of year with the lights, caroling, treats, presents, trees, decorations, smells, and love, but it can also be very stressful. I want to help you avoid the holiday hubbub, and share a holiday shopping guide for buying toys and gifts for your kids this year. I'll be sharing some tips on knowing what your kid will really love for a long time, how to set limits on the gift-giving and money-spending, and then some smart ways of making, ...

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Personalized Love Coupons for Him

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I love this! I've always wanted to make a personalized Love Coupon Book for him and this make it so easy!

This post is sponsored by LoveCoups.com. I received a free love coupon book in order to do this review. My affiliate links are used in this post. My year of planned dates gift for my husband came to its close last December, and since then we've been experimenting with other ways of having regular, exciting, date nights. For a while we've been (trying to) take turns planning at-home date nights every Friday or Saturday night, but we're often too busy during the week to really plan anything very creative. That's why I am excited to share about these date night love coupon books, or "Love Coupons" from ...

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Hallmark Get Carded Campaign

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Get Carded by Hallmark - Touch someone today by sending them a card!

This post was sponsored by Hallmark. I received free cards and stamps in order to give this review. All opinions are 100% my own. And all cards were sent with love though furnished by Hallmark. Enjoy! Since I was a little girl, I have loved receiving mail. And, specifically, I loved getting mail from my father. He would send me postcards from different parts of the country as he drove through them in his semi-truck. In fact, he regularly sent postcards to my first grade classroom, taking a stuffed bear with him as his mascot and traveling buddy, and shared all about their grand adventures. I also remember receiving mail from pen ...

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A Year of Dates – Month Six Date Night Ideas

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Date Night In Idea - You're my Superman Date Night Kit for Husband

In case you missed it, for Christmas this last year I gave my husband a year of date night ideas. I planned two date ideas for each month – one is an date night in, and the other is a date night out.  He just has to pick the days to do them. It has been so much fun doing these date ideas this year! (Even if we do them late and out of order sometimes.) June's Date Night Envelope The invite for this month read: Dear Josh,  You are my Superman! And one night this month I will show you just how much I love my Man of Steel. And then we'll get to see how steely you and I are as we go for a ride around town while only supported ...

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Twins 2nd Birthday Party!

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Elmo Themed Angry Bird Themed Twins 2nd Birthday Party Cake Pops

My Affiliate Links are Used in This Post. Our twin girls turned two and we had a party to celebrate!  It's not every day you have two two-year olds after all!  And since we didn't do much of anything for the twins first birthday, we decided to go all out for this one!  It took us a while to nail down a theme for the twins 2nd birthday party, especially because ours kids are still too young to really plan a party themselves. For a while I want to do a 'two' theme, but couldn't figure out exactly what to do for it, so we eventually went with something the girls like - Elmo/Sesame Street (because my daughter's favorite movie at the ...

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