Surprise Her with a Homemade Dinner


I had a really long week. I don’t know if it’s the change of season or what but I have been so busy and stressed out lately! I’m ready for a little break and a getaway. Since that’s not happening anytime soon, I’m definitely trying to take care of myself while everything seems so chaotic.

My man must have sensed that I was under some stress because I came home last night to a wonderful meal made up and on the table waiting for me. The house had been cleaned from top to bottom and there were candles lit everywhere. There was also a tub full of hot water and bubble bath complete with my favorite magazine and a glass of my favorite wine next to the tub. I was so surprised and so delighted at the sight of this!

This was one of the best gifts I’ve ever received. It wasn’t something was wrapped up in a gift bag or a traditional “gift” but it was one of the nicest things anybody had ever done for me. This was a great cure for my stress!

Cute Home Decor From Etsy



I’m a huge fan on wine. I love to drink it, talk about it, cook with it and even decorate with it. My kitchen has a wine theme and I’m always trying to find cute things to go in it.

I found this adorable wine holder on Etsy (did you know they had home decor? I didn’t!). They have a ton of cute wine storage items that I don’t see in regular stores. I like shopping on Etsy a lot more than going to a franchise store where everything in mass-manufactured and unoriginal.

Look around on here for great gifts for a housewarming party or wedding. You’ll be impressed with some of the great things they have for the home.

This Bath Caddy Would Be a Great Valentine’s Day Gift

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Taking baths is my favorite pastime. I love being able to relax at the end of the day in a hot tub with some bubbles, a glass of my favorite wine, some essential oils, candles burning, and a good book! This is a great way to unwind when I’m stressed and I love that it doesn’t involve an expensive massage or shopping trip!

I found this bath caddy on Red Envelope (a great site for gift giving ideas). I think that this would make a fantastic housewarming gift, wedding present, birthday present, or Valentine’s Day gift! This caddy has a shelf for your book or magazine, a holder for your wine glass and another section that would be great for a candle or a bar of soap.

This product would make my bath time complete!

A Great Housewarming Gift: A Basket With a Bottle of Wine, WoodWick Candles, a Pack of Nails/Screws and a Hammer!

I’ve moved plenty of times in my life. I could provide plenty of moving tips to anybody that wanted to know!

From time to time, our close family and friends or new neighbors would bring us a housewarming gift. What a sweet gesture! I thought I would pass along the kindness to our new neighbors.

I put together a small gift basket of things that are both useful and fun.

First off, a bottle of wine to celebrate. You don’t have to spend an arm and a leg, but just a bottle that’s nice to drink.



Second would have to be WoodWick Candles. These can make a home feel so cozy, especially for a house with things that aren’t all the way unpacked.


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Lastly, a pack of nails/screws and a hammer are perfect. There is going to be PLENTY of things that need to be hung on the wall. These are go-to tools, and even if the new neighbors already have these, it never hurts to have more!


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Personalized Wine Glasses are Great!



I think that everybody knows a wine connoisseur or two. There are many people in my family that love wine. We collect it, drink it, cook with it, learn about it, and so much more. This creates a fun, family hobby that includes going to tastings and tours of different vineyards, subscribing to wine-of-the-month clubs, and helping each other build our collections.

I found this set of personalized wine glasses and wine carafe  that I know the wine connoisseurs of my family will fall in love with. This is fantastic because we can each enjoy our own “private chateau collection” and really feel “wined and dined”.

Do you know a person that loves wine as much as we do? This would make a fantastic gift for them. It is perfect for birthdays, weddings, graduations, and house-warming parties.