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House Guest Gift Ideas

snack basket 150x150 House Guest Gift IdeasHave house guests headed your way? There are lots of things to consider, but one you certainly don’t want to overlook is the right gift. Don’t worry – it doesn’t have to be too fancy. The key here is to choose something that will delight your house guests, prove useful, and fit right on the pillow as a special treat. Here are a few ideas you may want to consider. A Cozy Blanket: There are few things that will make guests feel quite as comfortable, as quickly, at your home than a cozy blanket. If you happen to be crafty, this is a great way to show off your own skills. Don’t sew or quilt? No problem. There are lots of new sew fleece blanket kits available. If you don’t want to go the homemade route, look almost anywhere for cozy throw blankets to give to your house guests. Do Read more

White Elephant Gift Ideas

animals 31706 640 150x150 White Elephant Gift IdeasIf you’re headed to a white elephant party this holiday season, you know just how much fun they can be. The perfect alternative to more traditional gift exchange parties, white elephant Christmas gift exchanges are a great way to simply enjoy the season and get a good laugh at the same time. The gifts mean absolutely everything, though, so be sure you make the right choice. The Right Gift, the Wrong Occasion One of the funniest gift ideas for a white elephant exchange is to select the perfect gift for an entirely different occasion. Some examples of this include a weight loss guide, a self-help book, a pocket protector, or even a membership to a speed dating service. These may all make great gifts, but they certainly aren’t what people might really enjoy in a gift exchange. They’re Read more

What is a Sprinkle Baby Shower

3009311477 e510e52f89 z 150x150 What is a Sprinkle Baby ShowerThere’s nothing quite as special as that first baby shower. The first baby seemingly gets everything though. Big baby showers, completed baby book gifts, Mom’s undivided attention . . . While there’s not much other people can do about the last two, there is something friends and family members can do about the first one. Fortunately, many have decided to pitch in and give the second, third, and any additional babies a shower. It may not need to be quite as lavish as the shower for the first baby, though, which is why these parties for additional babies have been dubbed “sprinkles.” Why A Sprinkle? It was once thought that after the first baby, Mom didn’t need an additional shower. After all, unless the baby was another gender completely, she had everything she needed, right? People Read more

How To Throw A Christmas Cookie Exchange

7173196206 491e3d883d 150x150 How To Throw A Christmas Cookie ExchangeWhat is a Christmas cookie exchange? Never heard of one? A Christmas cookie exchange is a festive Christmas party where everyone swaps cookies. Each guest brings two dozen homemade cookies—one dozen to swap and one dozen to serve at the party. Everyone goes home with a sampling of other guests’ cookies as a sort of Christmas food gift. It’s so much fun and so easy to host. Why not try throwing a Christmas cookie exchange party yourself this year? First, you’ll need a guest list. Think about who you’d like to invite. This is a good time to invite people who may not know each other as the atmosphere is so light and jovial. You might invite friends from work, family and friends from the church or gym. Everyone will mingle together over a favorite subject—cookies. Next, you’ll Read more

Hosting an Eco-Friendly Baby Shower

eco friendly baby shower gift 150x150 Hosting an Eco Friendly Baby ShowerMany people are trying to go green in almost every area of their lives, and that’s as true at a party as it is anywhere else. If the Mom-to-be in your life is a bit greener than everyone else, you may want to host a baby shower that is eco-friendly. Here are some ideas to get you started. Go Electronic With thousands of tons of paper waste headed to landfills each year, your best bet with invitations is to stick with the electronic version. There are actually a couple of different ways to do that. You can go with an online invitation website like evite, anyvite, or greenvelope. You could also simply set up a Facebook event to get everyone to the party. The key with any of these services, though, is that everyone on your guest list has to be able to connect electronically for this to Read more

Edible Christmas Gifts Shipped For Under $50

4 christmas gifts under 50 150x150 Edible Christmas Gifts Shipped For Under $50Some people are just tough to shop for. Either they already have everything, or you don't know what it is that they want this year! Lucky for you, we have plenty of gifts that are good for anyone, regardless of age, gender, or relationship to you. Edible gifts are always a safe bet, because everyone likes sweets! Here are four popular discount Christmas gifts that you could give to anyone for the holidays, and as an added bonus, they are all under $50 (with shipping included!) 1. Gingerbread Cookie Box - These adorable, delicious treats are the perfect gift for friends and family. These cookies are hand-decorated with red, white and green icing and each cookie is 4 to 5 inches across. They are wrapped and sealed individually and come in a sturdy white gift box. ($28.95 for 8 or $46.95 Read more

Top 10 Parenting/Baby Bloggers

blog 49006 640 150x150 Top 10 Parenting/Baby BloggersWhen you’re looking for tips and advice on how to deal with your baby, then you probably do exactly what most people today do – turn to the internet for help. It seems that everyone has a piece of advice, though. How do you tell the good from the bad? Here are ten parenting and baby bloggers you should certainly add to your feeds. Janine’s Confessions of  a Mommyaholic – Stay-at-home parenting isn’t always quite as glorious as you might imagine, and this parenting blog offers advice, tips, product reviews, and even recipes that will help show families in every situation how to make it work. One Good Thing by Jillee – Looking for healthy finger food ideas for your toddler? Want some scrapbooking tips to help capture those memories in a new way? Just need a dose of understanding Read more
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