Exciting gift ideas #ExcitingHolidayGifts

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Are you willing to step outside the norm this holiday season, by gifting something that goes above and beyond the normal Christmas gift? Excitations is encouraging you to do just that, and they’re making it awfully simple to choose unique and exciting holiday gifts! Gifting an experience, rather than a gift, is a practice that has ...

American Girl Holiday Giving Campaign #Joy4EveryGirl #SharetheWonder

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Have you heard of the American Girl holiday giving campaign, Share the Wonder of the Holidays? Starting November 24 through December 18, 2014, American Girl will match any doll purchase made online, in-store, or via phone with an 18-inch doll donation to the Children's Hospital Association- up to 1,000 a day! The donation, worth nearly ...

Unique gift ideas #higglefortheholidays

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Have you ever been to another country, and seen how prices are negotiated at the marketplaces and through vendors? If you have, as I have, you know that it can be a very enlightening experience! Negotiating prices is a practice that most Americans steer away from, or become easily stressed by. While there are a ...

Homemade Kit Kat Bars

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Homemade versions of popular candies are almost always better than the "real" thing and this one is no exception. My husband adores Kit Kat bars.  Maybe too much.  Ok, ok. We all love them.   I love making my favorite candy bars at home, it's the challenge of trying to recreate a favorite flavor minus some additives ...

Thule Roof Rack

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I love the new roof rack system that Thule sent to me for this post.  It was easy to install, very functional and quiet on the highway. This set-up came with Thule AeroBlade bars that have Wind Diffuser technology disturbs airflow to reduce noise and drag for improved fuel economy.  All pictured Thule items retail ...

Chunky Pear and Cranberry Bread

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This time of year I love to add cranberries to my baked goods.  I especially like to add cranberries with pears like in this delicious Chunky Pear and Cranberry Bread.  It's a great breakfast bread with a similar consistency to a muffin but also makes a wonderful dessert bread.  It is perfect for gifting as ...

Funky styles for girls: My Little Jules (Giveaway)

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While I may not be on trend with fashion for me, my girls really like to be... and I don't mind it at all.  I actually love when we find things that everyone else doesn't have, pieces that are comfortable, stylish, and made to wear. We've loved My Little Jules before, and have fallen in ...

Coconut Citrus Body Scrub

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Whether you have been on a tropical cruise and you want to recapture the feeling or you have just had THAT kind of day you need to escape from this delicious Coconut Citrus Body Scrub is the answer. Just where did the inspiration for this fabulous scrub come from?  The amazing Caribbean Princess cruise ship, on a ...

Homemade Rock Candy

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Rock Candy is one of those sweet treats from childhood that takes you back-it wasn't anything fancy, not covered in chocolate, just good sugary sweetness.  It is also a lot of fun and very easy  to make at home in any colors you want to match any holiday or party color scheme (shh don't tell ...

DIY Gift Idea: Manicure in a Jar

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Items Needed to make this DIY Gift Idea: Manicure in a Jar: Cotton balls Sealable Clear Container   Ideas for Gifts: Nail polish Nail File   Nail Clippers Travel Size Nail Polish Remover Hand Lotion Directions: Fill the bottom of your jar with cotton balls.   Add in your gifts, placing additional cotton balls around items to help keep them up right.   Fill remaining empty space with cotton balls and ...