Australian Day

8 Snacks for Homesick Australians

It’s been many years since my S.O. Douglas has lived in Australia. There are times where he reminisces about his younger years living and working down under. One of the many things he misses about being in in the “land of Oz”, is the wide variety of snacks to choose from. It’s Australia Day annually on January 26th.  Inspired by their national holiday and Douglas’ … Continue reading 8 Snacks for Homesick Australians

Peppermint Beauty all year round

10 Body and Beauty Gifts for Peppermint Pampering All Year Round

We’re more than a week into the new year, and I still can’t let go of peppermint-scented products that were released during the past holiday season. I love (almost) everything minty and pepppermint-y. It’s such a neutral scent, and so refreshingly tingly to smell all year around. To continue the thrill of all peppermint, here are 10 body and beauty gift ideas to pamper with … Continue reading 10 Body and Beauty Gifts for Peppermint Pampering All Year Round

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Trying out Club House Organic Kung Pao Seasoning Mix

It’s been a whirlwind of a year transitioning from one industry to another, from one role to another. Looking back on this year, I realize how blessed I am to have a one-of-a-kind significant-other who loves to prepare meals after our long days at work. Sometimes with both of us having long days at work, we can both be exhausted and order takeout instead. Once … Continue reading Trying out Club House Organic Kung Pao Seasoning Mix

6 Life-size Teddy Bear Gift Ideas

One weekend this fall, Douglas and I were running errands around the city to get ready for the winter. We were glad to leave the overcrowded Costco to head over to Home Depot to look for particular tools. Wandering by the seasonal section, as expected, many customers saw me squeal in delight as I was hugging their airblown hugging teddy bear. Animated Airblown-Mixed Media-Hugging Teddy … Continue reading 6 Life-size Teddy Bear Gift Ideas

Holiday Advent Calendars for Kids

Holiday Advent Calendars Gift Ideas for Kids

Just a few more weeks until Christmas and another fast-approaching days until the beginning of December. This year I find our family and work holiday gatherings are starting earlier in the year. Recently, my friend Annie was helping our work social committee with researching gift ideas for families and their kids for our upcoming Christmas brunch. Inspired by her research, here are holiday advent calendar … Continue reading Holiday Advent Calendars Gift Ideas for Kids