Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway Winners

Blog Winner: Emily Chance

Instagram Winner: Jennifer Robinson

Twitter Winner: Lexi Stevens

Facebook Winner: Maria Nowak

Thank you so much to everyone who entered.  I have already contacted each winner with a private message via the social platform that you entered (blog entry, I emailed you).  If I could, I would give everyone a Nordstrom gift card!  Thank you for all your love and support over the last year.  It means so much to me!  I can’t wait to see what 2015 will bring :)  If you have any requests for posts let me know and I will try to do it.  Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!  Hugs!


Holiday Shopping Guide: Gadgets

Gadgets Holiday Shopping Guide

Smart Phone Deck / Frends + Baublebar Headphone Set / Crosley Radio ‘Songbird’ Radio / Crosley Radio ‘Corsair’ Clock Radio /  Selfie Stick / Marshall Speaker / Crosely Radio ‘Collegiate’ Turntable / Shure Sound Isolating Earbuds / Sony RX100 / Kindle Paperwhite / Jawbone

I love and hate gadgets all at the same time.  They are amazing and make my life easier, if I know how to use them.  This gadget gift guide is gadgets that I currently use or want to have in my life.  I have the Marshall speaker sitting in my kitchen.  This is what I use with bluetooth with my iPhone to listen to my music while I’m home.  It has a vintage look with amazing sound!  I use the Sony NEX6 for most of my Instagram pics, but it is now discontinued and sold out mostly everywhere.  The Sony RX100 is their next model.  I love these headphones that collabs with Baublebar that you get a sparkly pair of headphones plus a pair of earrings.  The Shure earbuds are amazing.  They are sound isolating, which is perfect for using anywhere in public; on the train, airplane or walking the streets.  My hubby uses the Kindle paperwhite to read all of his books.  It literally looks like paper, just like a book.  He can read it in the sun and there is no glare.  Download books, some for free with an Amazon prime membership.

I just discovered the Jawbone today!  I want it in my life so much starting January 1st (lol!!). It tracks everything including: steps, exercise, sleep, fitness, calories burned, hours slept, quality of sleep; track your food, drink, calories, nutrients.  I mean, this is the personal assistant I have been wanting in my life.


Tips & Tricks #13

  1. If you have not started Elf on a Shelf– don’t!  It will ruin your life!  On the other hand, you can manipulate your kids into being good because the Elf will tell Santa.  So it’s really a toss up :)
  2. To reduce swelling in your eye area, including brow bone, under eye area, between the eyes use a therapeutic cold eye mask.  Keep it in the freezer in a ziplock bag, then apply it to the eye area for 10-15 minutes.
  3. To make your wine taste so much better use an aerator or decanter.  This will increase the flavor of your wine significantly.
  4. Some nights I can’t stand washing wine glasses, so I use stemless wine glasses.  I put them in the dishwasher, so much easier!
  5. If you are throwing a party, your guests care more about having fun than anything else. Not about the decorations, your house being clean, what you are wearing, or whether the food is hot or even tastes that good.  So do your best, take a deep breath, have a drink and have fun!