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It’s Never Been Easier to Find Your Lost Stuff #GiftIdea

If you or someone you know is always losing important things, like your car keys, wallet or even your laptop, Tile is exactly what you need! Tile is a small Bluetooth tracking device that can be inserted or attached to anything. Head on over to the blog to learn more! #giftidea
~This post is sponsored by Tile and contains affiliate links, in which I may receive compensation for your purchase.~

Do you know someone who’s notorious for losing stuff? Maybe their keys, or wallet, or maybe even your child has a tendency to lose their favorite toy from time to time. If that happens I know it’s pretty hectic until the toy is found.

Guess what! You don’t have to worry about losing anything important anymore. Just tag it with Tile! Tile is a small Bluetooth tracking device that can be inserted or attached to anything. If and when that something gets lost, recovery is easier than ever.

Tile uses Bluetooth radio waves to communicate with a companion app that’s downloaded once you activate your Tile(s). Anytime the app discovers a Tile, it updates the Tile’s location and notifies you via the app. So for anything you have a Tile attached to, you’ll know its location.

If you or someone you know is always losing important things, like your car keys, wallet or even your laptop, Tile is exactly what you need! Tile is a small Bluetooth tracking device that can be inserted or attached to anything. Head on over to the blog to learn more! #giftidea

Let’s take keys for example because my boyfriend is ALWAYS misplacing his keys. With Tile attached, if your keys are within 100 feet of where you are (standard Bluetooth range), Tile has the ability to communicate with the companion app and your phone will locate it. Simply ring the Tile and it will sound a tune, alerting you audibly of where it and the keys are.

If your keys are outside of the 100 feet range, you can check the companion app to see their last known location (the last time you and your keys were within 100 feet of each other). This allows you the opportunity to retrace your steps and find your keys. You’ll actually be able to see a map of the last known location and if you want, can even get directions how to get there from where you are.

If you or someone you know is always losing important things, like your car keys, wallet or even your laptop, Tile is exactly what you need! Tile is a small Bluetooth tracking device that can be inserted or attached to anything. Head on over to the blog to learn more! #giftidea

There’s always the possibility that you get to the last known location and your keys aren’t there. No worries because Tile isn’t done helping yet! Using the companion app, you can enlist the help of the Tile community. If I’m a Tile user and happen to come across your lost keys or near them, the location of your keys and attached Tile will update and the companion app can alert you of that. How cool is that?!

The best part about this is that it all happens behind the scenes. I will never even know that I’m helping you find your lost keys, unless you send me an anonymous thank you, which is another cool feature of Tile.

If you or someone you know is always losing important things, like your car keys, wallet or even your laptop, Tile is exactly what you need! Tile is a small Bluetooth tracking device that can be inserted or attached to anything. Head on over to the blog to learn more! #giftidea

Common Uses for Tile:

  • Clothing
  • Toys/Stuffed Animals
  • Laptop
  • Purse
  • Cell phone
  • Keys
  • Camera
  • Wallet
  • Car
  • Tablet
  • Remote

Does your child have a favorite stuffed animal or toy that he just can’t live without, or even a favorite blanket? Some Tile users have inserted or sewn a Tile into the stuffed animal. So when your child loses said toy, it’ll be much easier to locate and reunite your child with his cherished friend. It would be just as easy to sew a Tile into one of the corners of your child’s favorite blanket. I mean, if you can avoid a hysterical toddler breakdown, then why wouldn’t you?

This makes me think of Toy Story 3 when Daisy’s family is traveling and they stop for a rest. Daisy falls asleep during the rest stop and her parents forget to grab her best toy friends when they get back on the road. One of those toys becomes a mean, crude, power hungry dictator at a local daycare, making other toys’ lives miserable. This could have been completely avoided if Daisy’s parents had Tile to keep track of her beloved toys and they could have been reunited with Daisy.

Buy Tile Today!

Now that I know you want a Tile or two (or 10! because I know you have someone in mind to gift some to), here’s where to get them. Simply visit Tile online and place your order.

If you or someone you know is always losing important things, like your car keys, wallet or even your laptop, Tile is exactly what you need! Tile is a small Bluetooth tracking device that can be inserted or attached to anything. Head on over to the blog to learn more! #giftidea If you or someone you know is always losing important things, like your car keys, wallet or even your laptop, Tile is exactly what you need! Tile is a small Bluetooth tracking device that can be inserted or attached to anything. Head on over to the blog to learn more! #giftidea

There are actually two Tile design options to choose from. You can get a Tile Mate, which is designed for attaching to objects like a key chain and features a ring hole in one corner. This option is great for attaching to keys, backpacks, purses, etc.

If you or someone you know is always losing important things, like your car keys, wallet or even your laptop, Tile is exactly what you need! Tile is a small Bluetooth tracking device that can be inserted or attached to anything. Head on over to the blog to learn more! #giftidea If you or someone you know is always losing important things, like your car keys, wallet or even your laptop, Tile is exactly what you need! Tile is a small Bluetooth tracking device that can be inserted or attached to anything. Head on over to the blog to learn more! #giftidea

Or you can choose a Tile Slim, which is thin enough to be slid into tight spaces, like a wallet. Its thickness is equivalent to that of two credits cards, so it’s pretty thin. You can even stick it to your laptop by using the double-sided adhesive face.

Both Tile Mate and Tile Slim range in price from $25 for one, to $130 for eight (35% savings). But my favorite deal, is the combo where you can get 2 of each for $70 (30% savings). Want more than that? No problem! There are also 8 count and 16 count combo options. Get the whole family covered!

What will you use Tile to keep track of?

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*This post is sponsored by Tile and contains affiliate links, in which I may receive compensation for your purchase.  My opinions are 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand.  Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand.  Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

Who Needs to Go Shopping When You Can Have Your Own Trendy Butler #GiftIdea

Trendy Butler is a personal Stylist and Butler, right at your fingertips! Men can build and add to their wardrobe every month without the hassle of shopping because their Trendy Butler takes care of it all. #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

~This post is sponsored by Trendy Butler and contains affiliate links, in which I may receive compensation for your purchase. Product was provided for review, but opinions are still 100% my own.~

My boyfriend is by far the hardest person on my holiday shopping list to buy for. For starters, he doesn’t ever ask for anything (not that this is a bad thing) and on top of that is fairly picky about his style. Anytime I purchase him a shirt or pair of pants, I never know if he’ll really like them until I see his reaction.

Starting right now, I don’t have to worry about this anymore. I’ve decided to get him a Trendy Butler so he can have his own personal Stylist to pick and choose new outfits for him, and then have his very own Butler deliver them directly to the door every month.

Sounds amazing, right? I think I want one too! So how exactly does Trendy Butler work and how do you get one? I’ve got all the answers!

Trendy Butler is a personal Stylist and Butler, right at your fingertips! Men can build and add to their wardrobe every month without the hassle of shopping because their Trendy Butler takes care of it all. #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

Trendy Butler is an exclusive monthly subscription service for men (sorry ladies) that delivers two pieces of clothing to your door every month. And not just any pieces, but only the most fashionable pieces from today’s highly influential and trendsetting brands. And get this – both pieces are worth a combined $150+!

Since Trendy Butler is like having your own personal fashion consultant, you’re probably wondering how they determine what to send each month. It’s actually very easy. Just have him fill out an online style profile which consists of choosing his favorite looks, and provide sizing and measurements where appropriate, then Trendy Butler will do the rest. Using the style profile, a Stylist will pick and choose pieces that best fit his style. He may not receive a full outfit each month, but the pieces are meant to help him build a fashionable wardrobe.

Trendy Butler is a personal Stylist and Butler, right at your fingertips! Men can build and add to their wardrobe every month without the hassle of shopping because their Trendy Butler takes care of it all. #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

If there’s ever a time where he may have a special request for a particular piece, for example, say he has a special event coming up and is looking for a great new jacket. He can simply submit a special request and his Stylist and Butler will work their magic.

On the flip side, if he receives a piece that he just doesn’t love or perhaps the fit is a little off, he can return it for free and get a replacement piece delivered in next month’s package, along with the new month’s pieces.

Who knew it could be so easy to have a high end closet with no effort at all?

Here’s a peak at what my boyfriend’s Stylist picked out for him this month.

Trendy Butler is a personal Stylist and Butler, right at your fingertips! Men can build and add to their wardrobe every month without the hassle of shopping because their Trendy Butler takes care of it all. #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

Trendy Butler is a personal Stylist and Butler, right at your fingertips! Men can build and add to their wardrobe every month without the hassle of shopping because their Trendy Butler takes care of it all. #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

Trendy Butler is a personal Stylist and Butler, right at your fingertips! Men can build and add to their wardrobe every month without the hassle of shopping because their Trendy Butler takes care of it all. #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

He received a Thomas Payne short-sleeved button up shirt in a red and blue plaid design, and a black pair of Union Brigade chino pants. Of course in his casual as ever style, he modeled his new threads with his shirt untucked. That’s so him! And I never would have picked out this shirt for him, but he really likes it.

The fit of the shirt was perfect, but the pants were a little long. That’s an easy fix, though. Or he could exchange them with Trendy Butler and request the same, or a similar, pair of pants with a shorter inseam.

It just goes to prove how great Trendy Butler really is. This is unlike anything I would ever buy for him, but it still fits his own style preferences and both pieces are so versatile, making them great additions to his wardrobe.

Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Buy Trendy Butler Now!

Want to join me and mark that hard to buy for, special guy off your holiday shopping list? Visit Trendy Butler and sign him up today for just $65/month. This may seem a little steep, but don’t forget that he’ll be getting $150+ worth of clothing every single month.

In fact, the two pieces that came in my boyfriend’s most recent Trendy Butler package were worth a whopping $200 combined. That’s a 67% savings because the package was only $65!

And to make the deal even sweeter, you can save an extra $15 off your first delivery by using promo code STYLIST15!

Trendy Butler is a personal Stylist and Butler, right at your fingertips! Men can build and add to their wardrobe every month without the hassle of shopping because their Trendy Butler takes care of it all. #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

Is there a guy on your holiday shopping list who could use his own Trendy Butler?

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*This post contains affiliate links, in which I may receive compensation for your purchase.  I also received a sample free of charge.  My opinions are 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand.  Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand.  Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

Holiday Adventures with The Cat in the Hat + Giveaway #GiftIdea

"Here we go go go go, on an adventure! The Thinga-Ma-Jigger is up and away. Go go go go, on an adventure. We're flying with the Cat in the Hat today!" Enter today to #win two Cat in the Hat holiday features from NCircle Entertainment and enjoy some fun filled adventures with the ever classic Cat in the Hat! #giveaway #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

~Thank you to NCircle Entertainment for providing product for my review. Opinions are still 100% my own.~

One of my favorite things about the holidays are all of the Christmas themed movies. From the old school animated cartoons, to modern movies and even episodes of TV shows. I love them all! In fact, I’m no stranger to watching Home Alone during the summer.

This year, NCircle Entertainment is helping us expand our holiday movie collection by adding a few children’s favorites, including a handful of holiday adventures with The Cat in the Hat. How classic is that?

"Here we go go go go, on an adventure! The Thinga-Ma-Jigger is up and away. Go go go go, on an adventure. We're flying with the Cat in the Hat today!" Enter today to #win two Cat in the Hat holiday features from NCircle Entertainment and enjoy some fun filled adventures with the ever classic Cat in the Hat! #giveaway #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas! and The Cat in the Hat: Told from the Cold offer almost two hours of combined fun filled holiday entertainment. And of course, it wouldn’t be The Cat in the Hat without appearances from Fish, Sally and Nick, and Thing 1 and Thing 2. Oh, and don’t let me forget The Thinga-Ma-Jigger. We can’t go on any holiday adventures with The Cat in the Hat if we don’t have The Thinga-Ma-Jigger!

Here we go go go go,

on an adventure!

The Thinga-Ma-Jigger is up and away.

Go go go go,

on an adventure.

We’re flying with The Cat in the Hat today!

"Here we go go go go, on an adventure! The Thinga-Ma-Jigger is up and away. Go go go go, on an adventure. We're flying with the Cat in the Hat today!" Enter today to #win two Cat in the Hat holiday features from NCircle Entertainment and enjoy some fun filled adventures with the ever classic Cat in the Hat! #giveaway #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

Yesterday the kids and I sat down to enjoy our new holiday features and then took a break for some coloring. Not only does NCircle Entertainment provide DVDs, but they also offer tons of educational activities, including coloring pages, mazes, word puzzles, matching and spot the difference activities and even fun online games. It’s all-around “Entertainment that Educates!”

"Here we go go go go, on an adventure! The Thinga-Ma-Jigger is up and away. Go go go go, on an adventure. We're flying with the Cat in the Hat today!" Enter today to #win two Cat in the Hat holiday features from NCircle Entertainment and enjoy some fun filled adventures with the ever classic Cat in the Hat! #giveaway #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

"Here we go go go go, on an adventure! The Thinga-Ma-Jigger is up and away. Go go go go, on an adventure. We're flying with the Cat in the Hat today!" Enter today to #win two Cat in the Hat holiday features from NCircle Entertainment and enjoy some fun filled adventures with the ever classic Cat in the Hat! #giveaway #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

Since we’d been watching some holiday adventures with The Cat in the Hat, I thought it was only fitting that we each work on a coloring page that featured The Thinga-Ma-Jigger and all of our favorite characters. It was very easy to print the coloring pages right from NCircle Entertainment’s website and we all had a great time expressing our creative side.

My kids and I had quite the day with The Cat in the Hat and your family can too! NCircle Entertainment is giving 1 lucky Making Time reader their very own copies of The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas! and The Cat in the Hat: Told from the Cold! Simply enter using the giveaway form below. And don’t forget to check out all the fun little extra activities and games NCircle Entertainment has to offer!

Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Buy The Cat in the Hat now!

When I was a kid I could always count on my mom (or Santa) to fill my stocking to the brim with all kinds of treats and goodies, and DVDs make perfect stocking stuffers! If you want to ensure your child gets to enjoy these holiday adventures with The Cat in the Hat, or browse some other holiday titles, simply visit NCircle Entertainment.

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas! – $8.99

The Cat in the Hat: Told in the Cold – $5.99

"Here we go go go go, on an adventure! The Thinga-Ma-Jigger is up and away. Go go go go, on an adventure. We're flying with the Cat in the Hat today!" Enter today to #win two Cat in the Hat holiday features from NCircle Entertainment and enjoy some fun filled adventures with the ever classic Cat in the Hat! #giveaway #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

Does your family enjoy taking adventures with The Cat in the Hat?

Connect with In this new DVD, Autumn Journey: Guess How Much I Love You, your children will follow Little Nutbrown Hare and his friends on 6 autumn adventures. Enter now for a chance to win your very own copy! #giveawayWebsite / Facebook / Twitter

This giveaway is open to US Residents, ages 18+ and ends on December 21, 2016 at 11:59 pm est.  Random winner will be notified via email and must respond within 24 hours or prize will be forfeited. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment.

 

*I received samples free of charge from NCircle Entertainment as part of their Brand Ambassadorship.  My opinions are 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand. Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand.  Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

Ecocentric Mom – a Gift That Keeps on Giving #GiftIdea

Ecocentric Mom is a gift that keeps on giving! Choose from 3 motherhood stages (Pregnancy, Mom & Baby, or Mom) and give a mom or mom-to-be the gift of a non-toxic, all natural, healthier lifestyle. #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

~Thank you to Ecocentric Mom for providing product for my review. This post contains affiliate links, in which I may receive compensation for your purchase. Opinions are still 100% my own.~

It’s that time of the month again – my December Ecocentric Mom subscription box came! The last time I talked to you about Ecocentric Mom I was showing you my Mom & Baby Box. But this time I’m doing something a little different and showing what’s inside the December Mom Box.

I still qualify for the Mom & Baby Box which is suitable for moms with children up to age 18 months, but with Christmas right around the corner, little Sadee is going to get her fair share of goodies. So this month, I switched to the Mom Box so I could get a little extra love myself.

Let’s jump right in and take a look at what’s inside the December Mom Box!

Juggling travel, shopping, family and fun around the holidays can be tough. Your box this month includes items to make this time a little more festive and a little less stressful.

 

This month’s box came with 6 products, some of which are full sized and some that are large sample sized. No matter which subscription stage you choose (Pregnancy, Mom & Baby, or Mom), every month the box comes filled with 5-9 products to try.

Ecocentric Mom is a gift that keeps on giving! Choose from 3 motherhood stages (Pregnancy, Mom & Baby, or Mom) and give a mom or mom-to-be the gift of a non-toxic, all natural, healthier lifestyle. #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

What do they all have in common? Promoting a non-toxic, all natural, eco-friendly and healthier lifestyle. The products range in nature from health and beauty, to personal care, baby care, home essentials and even food and drink. Regardless of anything else, there will always be something in there to give mom a little pampering and that’s just what mom needs!

Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Buy Ecocentric Mom now!

Ecocentric Mom is the perfect gift for moms and moms-to-be this holiday season. Choose between a month-to-month subscription or sign up ahead of time for a 3 month, 6 month, or 12 month subscription. It really is a gift that keeps on giving!

Did I mention that right now you can even get 40% off the first box of a month-to-month subscription? You totally can! Just use promo code ECOHOLIDAY at checkout!

Which item would you like to try from the December Mom Box?

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*This post contains affiliate links, in which I may receive compensation for your purchase.  I also received a sample free of charge.  My opinions are 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand.  Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand.  Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

Easily eRase Unwanted Winter Hair #GiftIdea

 The eRase e60 Epilator from #Emjoi is the only tool you need to keep those beary hairy winter legs at their smoothest throughout the holidays. #eRasee60 #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

~ Thank you to Lipton Publicity and Emjoi for providing product for my  review. Opinions are 100% my own.~

Ah, the things winter is made of – gentle snowflakes, cozy fires, hot chocolate, leggings, boots and – hairy legs? Ladies, you have to know what I’m talking about. When cold weather hits, we live in our leggings or pants, and quite frankly that means no task of shaving in the near future. No one’s going to see our grizzly bear legs so why bother?

The eRase e60 Epilator from #Emjoi is the only tool you need to keep those beary hairy winter legs at their smoothest throughout the holidays. #eRasee60 #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

But at some point, enough is enough. We can’t go all winter with hairy legs and Emjoi has just the thing to help – the eRase e60 Epilator. Have you ever had a wax before? eRase is like getting a wax, but without using wax. Instead, eRase uses a series of 60 tweezers to electrically remove unwanted hair.

eRase e60 Highlights:

  • Removes hair from root for up to 6 weeks.
  • Removes hair as short as 0.3 mm.
  • Can be safely used on legs, bikini line, underarms and face.
  • Precision Hair Removal Technology effectively removes majority of hair in first passing to prevent skin irritation and save time.
  • Dual speed control.
  • Includes sensitive attachment for sensitive areas.
  • Corded electrical use.
  • Compact size great for easy use, storage and travel.

The eRase e60 Epilator from #Emjoi is the only tool you need to keep those beary hairy winter legs at their smoothest throughout the holidays. #eRasee60 #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

I have never personally had a wax before and certainly never tweezed my leg hairs, so the eRase e60 Epilator was quite a first experience for me. When I took the plunge, I hadn’t shaved my legs in a good 2-3 weeks (I’ve been in serious winter legging mode) so my hairs were fairly long. I knew the eRase e60 would have no problem grabbing them, haha.

The eRase e60 Epilator from #Emjoi is the only tool you need to keep those beary hairy winter legs at their smoothest throughout the holidays. #eRasee60 #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

I plugged in my eRase e60, pushed the power button to the first speed setting (wasn’t so sure I was ready for the second yet) and got to work. I ran the epilator up the shin of my leg, feeling every single hair it pulled from the root. Was it painful? Yes. Yes, it was.

Emjoi suggests showering and exfoliating the area before using eRase, to help with comfort. Warm water helps open the pores, so I’ll have to do that next time. But since I was able to go at my own pace, I got used to it after a few minutes, upped it to the faster speed setting and eRased my leg hairs.

The eRase e60 Epilator from #Emjoi is the only tool you need to keep those beary hairy winter legs at their smoothest throughout the holidays. #eRasee60 #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

When I was done, my legs were covered in red spots where hairs had been pulled from the root. This didn’t last very long though and my legs were the smoothest they’d been in 3 weeks. The best part is they’ll stay this way for up to 6 weeks. That means no wasted time shaving in the shower, no wasted water from shaving and NO HAIRY WINTER LEGS! This girl has smooth legs under her leggings! Do you?!

Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Buy eRase now!

The eRase e60 Epilator would be the perfect gift for women (or even men who have unwanted hair) this holiday season. Ladies, get one for yourself or maybe even your daughter. Fellas, why not get one for your wife? I know you’d prefer her to have smooth legs over beary hairy ones. eRase e60 is the solution this winter!

You can find the eRase e60 in the Bermuda blue color, right at Emjoi for $79.95. And throughout the year, limited edition colors and patterns can be found at QVC.

Who will you give the gift of smooth legs to this holiday season?

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*Thank you to Lipton Publicity and Emjoi for providing an eRase e60 Epilator and inspiring me to get rid of my beary hairy winter legs.  My opinions are 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand.  Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand.  Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

Save on Holiday Treats with Groupon Coupons

#GrouponCoupons has all the savings I need to share holiday treats with my family friends and keep my wallet happy! #ad #CherylsCookies #SharisBerries #giftidea
*This is a sponsored post. Opinions are 100% my own.

The holiday season is my favorite time of year. Decorations, family and friends, gift giving, holiday treats, you name it. This year since we’ve moved so far away from immediate family and friends, we aren’t going to be able to spend a lot of time together. Of course, we’ll do our usual holiday gathering, but I’m not able to share all my baked goodies and sweets with everyone throughout the month like I usually do.

That doesn’t mean I can’t still share holiday sweet treats with my favorite people, though. This year I’m turning to Groupon Coupons for savings on some of the best baked and fresh goodies to be had, and sending them directly to our friends and family.

#GrouponCoupons has all the savings I need to share holiday treats with my family friends and keep my wallet happy! #ad #CherylsCookies #SharisBerries #giftidea

The first person I always like to give holiday treats to is my mom. She absolutely loves chocolate covered cherries and they’re something she doesn’t go a single holiday season without having. I found 17 Groupon Coupons for Shari’s Berries and guess what they have?

#GrouponCoupons has all the savings I need to share holiday treats with my family friends and keep my wallet happy! #ad #CherylsCookies #SharisBerries #giftidea

That’s right – holiday inspired gourmet chocolate dipped cherries! My mom is going to be so excited when they arrive at her doorstep.

#GrouponCoupons has all the savings I need to share holiday treats with my family friends and keep my wallet happy! #ad #CherylsCookies #SharisBerries #giftidea

And it’s definitely not the holidays without cookies. Groupon Coupons has some awesome savings from Cheryl’s Cookies, which are nothing short of festive. I discovered that Cheryl’s Cookies has a one day 50% off sale on holiday cookies and brownies. What a deal!? I can share sweet holiday treats with everyone!

#GrouponCoupons has all the savings I need to share holiday treats with my family friends and keep my wallet happy! #ad #CherylsCookies #SharisBerries #holidaytreats #sweettreats

#GrouponCoupons has all the savings I need to share holiday treats with my family friends and keep my wallet happy! #ad #CherylsCookies #SharisBerries #giftidea

I’m so glad Groupon Coupons has me covered this holiday with gifts everyone will love because who doesn’t like sweet holiday treats. I can still share the tastes of the holiday with friends and family, even though we’re far away AND keep a happy wallet. It’s a holiday win-win!

How will you use Groupon Coupons this holiday season?

*This is a sponsored post in which I will receive compensation.  My opinions are 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand.  Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand.  Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

Keep the Kids Entertained this Holiday with Surprise Ride #GiftIdea

Surprise Ride is a great way to keep the kids entertained during family gatherings this holiday season! With each Ride consisting of 2 fun and creative activities, along with snacks and fun little extras all related to a single theme, there's tons of fun for them enjoy! #HolidayGiftGuide #giftidea
~ This post contains affiliate links, in which I may receive compensation for your purchase. ~

In my family, holiday get together’s are a time when the adults sit, chat and catch up with each other, while the kids run wild, pretty much destroying whomever’s home we’re celebrating the holiday at. This year that’s going to change! Well, at least the part where the kids destroy the home.

This year, Surprise Ride will be making an appearance at our holiday gatherings. Perfect for ages 5+, Surprise Ride is a monthly subscription box that offers 2 fun and creative activities for kids, along with snacks and fun little extras, all related to a single theme.

One of the things I like about Surprise Ride is that I don’t even have to have a subscription to get their boxes, but can order a single Ride. And this means I can order as many Surprise Ride boxes as I want to keep the kids entertained during our holiday gatherings. With so many different Ride themes to choose from, the kids will get to enjoy different fun activities throughout the day.

Surprise Ride is a great way to keep the kids entertained during family gatherings this holiday season! With each Ride consisting of 2 fun and creative activities, along with snacks and fun little extras all related to a single theme, there's tons of fun for them enjoy! #HolidayGiftGuide #giftidea

My son recently got his first Surprise Ride box and it couldn’t have been more perfect for him. It was pirate themed! It was this first Ride that inspired me to get a few for the whole family and keep the kids entertained during the holidays.

The pirate themed ride contained the usual 2 activities, fun extras like stickers, a book and a bracelet, and even a Pirate’s Booty snack (told you everything was based around the theme). My son couldn’t wait to get started!

Surprise Ride is a great way to keep the kids entertained during family gatherings this holiday season! With each Ride consisting of 2 fun and creative activities, along with snacks and fun little extras all related to a single theme, there's tons of fun for them enjoy! #HolidayGiftGuide #giftidea

The first activity was decorating his very own treasure chest and everything he needed to do this was included. In fact, he even had his own apron to wear to prevent getting paint on his clothes. Unfortunately, he was being his typical self and refused to wear it. Kids (insert eye roll, haha). But we ended up using it under his treasure chest while he painted so that he didn’t get any pain on the table.

Surprise Ride is a great way to keep the kids entertained during family gatherings this holiday season! With each Ride consisting of 2 fun and creative activities, along with snacks and fun little extras all related to a single theme, there's tons of fun for them enjoy! #HolidayGiftGuide #giftidea

Surprise Ride is a great way to keep the kids entertained during family gatherings this holiday season! With each Ride consisting of 2 fun and creative activities, along with snacks and fun little extras all related to a single theme, there's tons of fun for them enjoy! #HolidayGiftGuide #giftidea

Once the paint dried he added some jewels and gems to the outside, because what’s a treasure chest if it doesn’t look as good as the treasure it holds?

The only problem now was that he didn’t have any treasure to put in his treasure chest. The next activity in the Ride was going to fix this problem. It was time for a treasure hunt!

Surprise Ride is a great way to keep the kids entertained during family gatherings this holiday season! With each Ride consisting of 2 fun and creative activities, along with snacks and fun little extras all related to a single theme, there's tons of fun for them enjoy! #HolidayGiftGuide #giftidea

He didn’t know it, but while he was decorating his treasure chest, I took a few minutes to hide the treasure and then created a map for him to follow. Again, all of the tools I needed to complete this were included in the ride, right down to the actual treasure.

Surprise Ride is a great way to keep the kids entertained during family gatherings this holiday season! With each Ride consisting of 2 fun and creative activities, along with snacks and fun little extras all related to a single theme, there's tons of fun for them enjoy! #HolidayGiftGuide #giftidea

His map read to start at the dining room table, walk between the living room recliners, tiptoe to the couch and then skip to the TV/entertainment center where X marks the spot!

Surprise Ride is a great way to keep the kids entertained during family gatherings this holiday season! With each Ride consisting of 2 fun and creative activities, along with snacks and fun little extras all related to a single theme, there's tons of fun for them enjoy! #HolidayGiftGuide #giftidea

I did something fairly simple and although my drawing skills aren’t that great, he found the treasure using his treasure map. Now he had something to put in his treasure chest and boy was it sparkly!

Surprise Ride is a great way to keep the kids entertained during family gatherings this holiday season! With each Ride consisting of 2 fun and creative activities, along with snacks and fun little extras all related to a single theme, there's tons of fun for them enjoy! #HolidayGiftGuide #giftidea

I also want to note that the treasure map itself is double sided, so I made a map for him to follow and later he can hide the treasure and make a map on the other side for me or his friends to follow. How fun is that and how perfect would that be for a holiday get together?!

Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Buy Surprise Ride now!

Single Ride – Want to purchase a few single Rides to keep the kids entertained this holiday? Choose from themes like this pirate one to polar bears, scientist course, Mars, superheroes and so much more! Each single Ride is just $30 and provides tons of fun, learning and entertainment!

Subscription – Interested in giving the gift of Surprise Ride for months to come? A subscription is perfect! Choose from a month-to-month subscription at $24/mth (pay as you go), a 6 month subscription at $20/mth, or a 1 year subscription at $19/mth!

And right now you can use promo code SHARK5 for $5 off  the month-to-month subscription option OR SHARK15 for $15 off a 6 month subscription! Gift giving AND great savings all in one!

Which Surprise Ride(s) will you get to entertain the kids this holiday?

*This is not a sponsored post, nor did I receive product in exchange for a review. The pirate themed Surprise Ride box was purchased independently by me. This post does, however, contain an affiliate link in which I may receive compensation for your purchase. My opinions are 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand.  Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand.  Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

Toss Your Tongs & Claim Some Clongs #GiftIdea

Clongs are the only kitchen utensil you need to get tons of tasty dishes from the stove to the table. Grasp, stir & serve with ease! #Dreamfarm #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

~ Thank you to Dreamfarm for providing product for my  review. Opinions are 100% my own.~

Have you ever been cooking and thought of a cool gadget, or even just a tweak to an existing product, that would make your cooking experience so much more efficient and effective? No matter how wild you think that idea is, there’s a good chance you’re not the only one thinking about it.

In fact, Dreamfarm turns some of those ideas into a reality. I own a few different Dreamfarm products and they definitely get the most use out of everything I have to choose from in my kitchen. One such product from Dreamfarm are the Clongs.

Clongs are the only kitchen utensil you need to get tons of tasty dishes from the stove to the table. Grasp, stir & serve with ease! #Dreamfarm #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

Clongs are the only kitchen utensil you need to get tons of tasty dishes from the stove to the table. Grasp, stir & serve with ease! #Dreamfarm #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

Clongs are a unique kitchen utensil in that they (1) have a few different uses, (2) have a design that allows them to sit off the counter or stove top, and (3) implement a click-lock system.

Using Clongs

Clongs have a V-shape just like tongs and can be used for grasping literally anything, just as tongs are. In my experience, most people use tongs for salads, but I use them for all kinds of stuff, and my Clongs for so much more.

Clongs are the only kitchen utensil you need to get tons of tasty dishes from the stove to the table. Grasp, stir & serve with ease! #Dreamfarm #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

Just a few days ago I was cooking stuffed peppers and Clongs were the perfect tool for grasping the peppers. The tips are made of silicone, so unlike metal tongs, they provide a much more gentle approach to grasping. In the case of my stuffed peppers, after boiling them for a bit they become fairly soft and brittle, so the gentle touch of Clongs helps prevent tears.

The silicone tip is also good because they’re scratch resistant. I can’t tell you how many non-stick pots and pans I’ve ruined from using metal kitchen utensils.

Clongs are the only kitchen utensil you need to get tons of tasty dishes from the stove to the table. Grasp, stir & serve with ease! #Dreamfarm #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

Clongs are the only kitchen utensil you need to get tons of tasty dishes from the stove to the table. Grasp, stir & serve with ease! #Dreamfarm #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

Aside from the silicone material of the tip, the tip design itself is something to note. The wavy waffle design makes Clongs great for serving all kinds of foods, and the flat tip makes picking up smaller foods a cinch. When I was making my stuffed peppers, I even used them to stir the rice and actually stuff the peppers.

So as far as use goes, Clongs are a great tool and are the only kitchen utensil I need to use to get my stuffed peppers from the stove to the table.

Unique Bend Design

One of my favorite features of Clongs is the bend design of the handles. When sitting Clongs on the counter or stove top, the curve in the handle keeps the tip off the actual surface. This prevents counter and stove tops from getting dirty and also keeps any germs off the tip.

Clongs are the only kitchen utensil you need to get tons of tasty dishes from the stove to the table. Grasp, stir & serve with ease! #Dreamfarm #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

The bend design also comes in handy to prop Clongs on the side of a pan. This means no more worrying about propped utensils sliding down the pan and splattering food all over the stove top.

Click-Lock System

Of course, I saved the best feature for last. Clongs have a click-lock system that makes it super easy to open and close, lock and unlock them with just one hand. Just like a clicky pen, the push of a click button on the end unlocks the Clongs. To close them, it’s the same thing. Just hold the handles together and push the click button. Easy peasy!

Clongs are the only kitchen utensil you need to get tons of tasty dishes from the stove to the table. Grasp, stir & serve with ease! #Dreamfarm #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

This is definitely time saving and much easier compared to tongs that require slipping a metal piece into position to lock and unlock. It’s such a pesky piece and quite frankly, I had removed the one that was on my metal tongs. I just left them in the open position all the time.

And I’m not going to lie. When I took my Clongs out of the box, I sat there and continuously pushed the click button to open and close them. It’s just as addicting as sitting at a desk and clicking a pen. I absolutely love this feature when cooking because I can open/close the Clongs with one hand, freeing up my other hand to hold the pan or do something else.

As soon as I experienced how much of a difference Clongs made in the kitchen and how easy they were to use, I immediately tossed my metal tongs!

Where do Clongs get their name?

Have you figured out where the name Clongs comes from? It’s simple >> click-lock sit up tongs = Clongs!

Clongs are the only kitchen utensil you need to get tons of tasty dishes from the stove to the table. Grasp, stir & serve with ease! #Dreamfarm #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

Buy them now!

Do you know someone who is always in the kitchen? Someone who loves cooking? Someone who entertains a lot? Someone who wishes there were more practical kitchen utensils? Heck, even if you want some Clongs for yourself because I mean, who wouldn’t want some?! Clongs are a great gift idea for any one of these people! Just visit Dreamfarm and get your order in before the holiday rush.

9″ (shown in red) – $19.99

12″ (shown in black) – $24.99

Plus, when you place an order of $50+ you’ll get FREE shipping! Spend $100+ and you’ll also get a FREE set of Levoons! I’m not going to tell you what those are so you can check them out for yourself, but trust me – if you just glance at all of the products Dreamfarm has to offer, you’ll want them all and spending $50 or $100 will be a breeze! Making time for Dreamfarm is easy and once you get your first product, you’ll love them just as much as I do!

Will you toss your tongs and claim some Clongs?

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*Thank you to Dreamfarm for providing a 9″ and 12″ Clongs, and inspiring me to get creative in the kitchen.  My opinions are 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand.  Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand.  Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

Christmas Clothespin Magnets Add Character Around the Holidays

These Christmas Clothespin Magnets from One More Sunshine add a little spark of character to your home or office during the holiday season!

~ Thank you to One More Sunshine for providing product for my  review. Opinions are 100% my own.~

As I’m sure you know, the Christmas holiday is creeping up and will be here before we know it. Christmas is actually my favorite holiday and one of the reasons why is because of the amazing decorations. It’s just not Christmas without all the decor.

Now, I don’t go as crazy as National Lampoon’s Christmas decorations, but I love the lights, colors and so much more. One memory I have about Christmas at my grandma’s house is all of the Christmas cards she’d receive. In her hallway she would take all of the cards she’d gotten from friends and family, and tape them along the wall. It was expected every year and I simply knew it to be part of her holiday decorations.

These Christmas Clothespin Magnets from One More Sunshine add a little spark of character to your home or office during the holiday season!

When Mary from One More Sunshine reached out to me, showcasing her unique Christmas Clothespin Magnets, I immediately thought of my grandma’s Christmas card wall. To save the integrity of the wall (I remember seeing a few tape spots after she took them all down), it would have been nice to have Mary’s decorative clothespins to hang all those cards with.

The clothespins themselves are your standard size clothespins that Mary works her magic on and adds her own spin to them. The holiday theme and colors, along with accessories like gems, buttons and ribbons, provide a unique and custom look. I simply love the uniqueness of these Christmas Clothespin Magnets and the character they add to my home around the holidays.

These Christmas Clothespin Magnets from One More Sunshine add a little spark of character to your home or office during the holiday season!

Keeping with my grandma’s tradition of hanging all her Christmas cards on her wall, I’ll be using my Christmas Clothespin Magnets this year to hang up my own. Just to see how it would work (if the stores can carry Christmas decor now, there’s no reason I can’t play around with some, right?), I hung a piece of twine on my wall and using the clothespins, clipped some small family stockings and photos from past Christmas’.

I think it looks absolutely adorable and once it comes time to put up the rest of my Christmas decorations, I think I’ll add another row underneath this one for additional photos and Christmas cards. I’m more than happy to make time to continue a Christmas tradition of my grandma’s.

These Christmas Clothespin Magnets from One More Sunshine add a little spark of character to your home or office during the holiday season!

If hanging things on the wall isn’t your style, never fear. These Christmas Clothespins are magnets too! I took one of our small stockings and one of our past family Christmas cards and tried the clothespin magnets on my refrigerator.

These Christmas Clothespin Magnets from One More Sunshine add a little spark of character to your home or office during the holiday season!

These Christmas Clothespin Magnets from One More Sunshine add a little spark of character to your home or office during the holiday season!

There are just so many different things these Christmas Clothespin Magnets can be used for around the holidays. While I’ll be using mine to hang Christmas cards and photos at home, they can also be used to hold kid’s artwork.

Or they can be used in the office to hold reminders or to-do’s. I loved decorating my cubicle around the holidays when I worked in an office.

Or use them to hold your grocery list on the refrigerator.

Or even use them to clip your sunglasses to the sun visor in your car.

Spread some holiday cheer everywhere you go! No matter what you use them for, or where, their unique design will add special holiday character around Christmas time.

Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Buy them now!

Want your own set(s) of Christmas Clothespin Magnets? Or maybe you’d like to gift some to a friend or family member. These are such cute little gifts for the home!

Visit One More Sunshine and place your order today! A set of 6 clothespins is just $9.00, but y’all know I love a good deal, so I have an exclusive coupon code for my readers! Use coupon code MAKINGTIME at checkout and save 15% (valid through December 31, 2016)!

What will you do with your Christmas Clothespin Magnets?

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*Thank you to One More Sunshine for providing these Christmas Clothespin Magnets and inspiring me to continue a holiday decor tradition.  My opinions are 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand.  Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand.  Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

Secure Your Spot in Our 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Making Time's 2016 Holiday Gift Guide is in the works and this is your opportunity to gain holiday exposure. Check out the details and contact me as soon as possible! Spots are filling up fast!

Can you believe it? The holidays are right around the corner and everyone is preparing their shopping lists, including me!

I’m already planning and piecing together Making Time’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide to help my readers pinpoint exactly what gifts they want to give, and maybe even help them add to their own wish list!

Spots in the Gift Guide are filling up fast, so if you would like your brand/product to be considered for inclusion, email me as soon as possible.

Holiday Gift Guide Details

As of right now, I plan to have 4 main categories for the Gift Guide – Babies & Kids, Gifts for Her, Gifts for Him, Home & Kitchen (includes food items).

  • Full feature review within 2 weeks of receiving product ($25 minimum), including pricing and where to buy.
  • Social media shares across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube (if applicable).
  • Links back to the brand’s website and social media accounts.
  • Inclusion in the gift guide, which will be published no later than mid-December (this will be a new blog post that includes a photo and link back to the full feature review).
  • Additional social media shares of the gift guide, so it’s double exposure.
  • Optional: Host a giveaway in which the brand will ship the prize directly to the winner. Making Time’s giveaway policy for sponsors can be found here.
  • Optional: Offer readers an exclusive savings code.

If you would like a sponsored spot in the Gift Guide without providing product, there will be a $25 charge (paid via PayPal). If you’d like more info on this option, please email me and I will provide additional details.

 Don’t miss this chance for holiday exposure! Email me today because spots are filling up fast!