With three boys in the house, my family spends lots of time in the great outdoors. From hiking and camping to surfing and snowboarding, I love how being outdoors keeps my boys active, exploring, learning and pushing themselves. These activities, however, are always easier when we have the right gear. Here are some of my favorite holiday picks for … [Read more...]

My kids are always excited about getting the mail, but during the month of December, they are extra excited. Why? Holiday cards. From far and wide, friends and family fill our mailbox with updates and photos of their kids, their animals and their adventures. This year we made our holiday cards through Pinhole Press. I love their simple designs, … [Read more...]

So many great technology gift ideas out there, it almost seems like we'd need subcategories for this one. Everybody's selling a cool gadget, game or piece of technology lately, right? For him, for her or for anybody on your list who appreciates technology, I have some great gift picks listed here for you this holiday season. 10 Top Holiday … [Read more...]

This gift guide is sponsored by Downy Unstopables. Downy Unstopables in-wash scent booster makes the perfect stocking stuffer or gift for your family’s fitness fanatic. They provide a fantastic freshness to your stinky active wear and workout gear that will last for up to twelve weeks out of storage. Downy Unstopables comes in three scents: … [Read more...]

This Gift Guide is sponsored by the Tide to Go Stain Eraser. Tide's Tide to Go Stain Eraser helps remove even tough grease stains while "on the go" with a combination of a powerful cleaning solution that breaks stations down and a micro-fiber pad that lifts and absorbs them. The Tide to Go Stain Eraser helps remove on-the-go stains such as … [Read more...]

Everyone loves a great family photo, right? And the trend in recent years has been to blow up the best of your photos and turn them into stretched canvas artwork in your house. But doing this isn't always cheap. I've seen stretched canvas photo art priced as high as $1000! Love that places like Staples offer an affordable and great quality … [Read more...]

Lots of hot picks for the girls this season!  While I don't have any girls of my own, I have plenty to buy for so I actually really love the holiday season as it gives me the excuse to buy some girl toys! Here are 10 Hot Holiday Gift Picks for Girls: My Friendship Bracelet Maker Kit, $21.99 QVC.com.  Ages 6 & Up. Barbie Photo Fashion … [Read more...]

This one's easy for me with an almost-9 year old and 6 year old, it's all boy all the time in my house! 10 Top Holiday Gift Picks for Boys: Spectacular Magic Show with Performance Table, $31.00 on Amazon, Ages 7-12 Nerf N-Force Ninja Sword, $19.97 on Amazon Ages 6 & Up, connects to make one big sword Angry Birds Star Wars Jenga Death … [Read more...]

Well it's certainly pretty easy for me to pick these goodies each year!  I'll admit to having a bit more fun with the gift ideas for Moms than some of the other topics, it's like making my own wish list! Top 10 Holiday Picks for Moms: Turn Lock Wallet from Vera Bradley, $49 Tory Burch Logo Cutoff Cuff, was $195 on sale for … [Read more...]

I almost didn't do it this year, but after having done them since 2004, how could I not? Starting tomorrow, I'll be bringing you hot holiday picks for the various people in your life so stay tuned!  There are some amazing products on the market - it's going to be touch to choose this season! … [Read more...]