A UV Sanitizing Wand to Keep Germs Away



I work at a hospital, and I feel like everybody is getting sick around this time of year. It happens about every year and I try to do as much as I can to keep myself and my family free from infection and illness. There are simple precautions that can be taken to do this. Although illness isn’t inevitable, it’s nice to do as much as possible to keep it away and to prevent it from spreading to others.

I found this UV Sanitizing Wand online from Brookstone and I am going to order it soon! I love that I can clean and avoid using harsh chemicals and cleaners to do so. This gets rid of about 99.9% of germs and with all of the illness going around, I’m glad!

This would make a fantastic gift as a housewarming present and would be very beneficial to a mom who is busy and doesn’t want her kids or family to get sick!

Give Yourself a Gift After the Holidays


I hope you all had an amazing Christmas! I can’t believe that this time of year has already come and that it’s already practically over! I have celebrated 5 Christmases in the past 3 days and I am worn out. It’s exhausting to travel, host, clean, plan, wrap gifts, shop, and more. It is, however, extremely rewarding to be able to spend Christmas with my family and friends. I wouldn’t take any of it back!

So, after the holidays have quieted down and all is said and done, I ask you to take some time for yourself and give yourself a gift of relaxation! This is what I plan to do in the next day or two, and I can’t wait! This could mean laying on the couch and catching up on your TiVo shows, reading a great book, eating leftovers, taking a long, hot bath, or just taking an extra hour and sleeping in. It’s important to take time for yourself during the holidays, so spoil yourself! Have a great day everybody, and I hope Christmas was everything you wanted and more!

This Christmas My Sister is Getting a Beautiful Ornate Wedding Ring! Shhh…Don’t Tell!



My sister is so lucky! This Christmas, she is getting engaged. It’s so exciting because she has no idea what is going to happen! My future brother-in-law had to let me in on the secret so that I could help him pick out a ring that my sister would love.

We went to Simone and Son in Huntington Beach and were able to choose from a huge selection of rings. There were so many to choose from that we had a hard time deciding at first. We finally decided that my sister would love a ring from the collection of ornate engagement and wedding rings.  I can’t wait to see the look on her face when he proposes to her at our family Christmas on Tuesday!


The Best Gift Basket I’ve Ever Made



I love giving gift baskets as gifts. They make for awesome gifts because you are able to combine several gifts into one big present and they all correlate together to form a common theme.

This year for Christmas, I made my brother-in-law and his fiance a gift basket that consists of a “date night”. They have a two-year-old and aren’t able to go out and do the things that they once could. They are both so busy with work and school that I don’t remember the last time they were able to take some time for themselves and have a night out!

In the gift basket, I put three gift certificates. One of these gift certificates was for $40 and is for their favorite restaurant: Applebee’s. The second gift certificate is for $20 for the movie theater in town so they can see a movie together. The third gift certificate is for a “night of babysitting and a sleepover” for their son to come stay at our house for the night so that they can have a night off and enjoy their date. Also included in the gift basket is two bottles of wine and a candle. I can’t wait to see their faces when they open this amazing gift on Christmas morning! They are going to love it!