It’s time for Holiday Gift Suggestions! This week: The HP Sprocket 2-in-1, the evevu CUBE, Grow Love with Me by Yoko Ono and more!


Is there someone on your gift shopping list that loves to take photos? They will love the HP Sprocket 2-in-1! I don’t leave home for events without it! I absolutely love it because it’s easy to use, completely small and easy to take on the go and it is so easy to print from social media. You simply connect your social media accounts to the HP Sprocket app and you’re good to go! Instant printing your photos into great prints! I love that it is a pocket-sized printer and a 5 MP Camera. It’s light-weight and compact and the paper is really easy to load too! You simply open the top of the printer, drop the paper in, and start printing! The HP Sprocket App is pretty cool too! You can customize your photos before you print and even add text and emojis. Now, how cool is that?!


Here’s what’s included with the HP Sprocket 2-in-1:

  • HP Sprocket Photo Printer
  • USB cable, wriststrap
  • HP ZINK Sticky-Backed photo paper (10-sheets)
  • Warranty sheet
  • Regulatory sheet

You can find it at

Self Disclosure: I participated in a sponsored opportunity with MomSelect and HP and received a HP Sprocket 2-in-1 to facilitate this post. Other compensation may have been received but any opinions expressed are my own. 

Another great gift for kids this holiday season is the evevu CUBE!

The evevu CUBE is an amazing little multi-use light that shines brighter than you’d expect from its size. The CUBE is powerful enough to light up an entire room yet small enough to fit in any pocket. It’s actually pretty cool! I like that it can be used as a Reading light, night light, or can be even used on camping trips. This one really is quite unique and would make a great stocking stuffer this holiday season! The CUBE has three settings of brightness.  It has a setting that runs through every color in the rainbow (this is my personal favorite) and when you find one you like you can set that color. It also has an emergency flash setting.  The CUBE has a hidden “hook” so it can be carried or hung upside down.

Here’s the website for more info

Self Disclosure: I received a free product to feature in this holiday gift guide.

This next one will be a hit with loved ones!

Yoko Ono’s ‘Grow Love with Me’ is another really unique gift idea!

Because you can never have enough love, Yoko Ono designed this uplifting and magical bean plant for her friends at LongHouse.

The directions are simple and when followed to a T, your plant will emerge within 5-7 days. Once your bean sheds its brown shell, ½ reads the word “Love”, the other half is inscribed with a heart that has an arrow going through it. All this delightful bean on a vine requires is a minimum room temperature of 68 degrees and daylight so it’s ideal for those who are rarely home.

I received one of these amazing bean plants and now I want to buy one for everyone I love! I don’t have a green thumb so I’m thrilled that this one is an non-complicated plant!

Charming and inspiring, Grow Love with Me by Yoko Ono is a perfect and unique gift!

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Price: $15 USD

About LongHouse Reserve 
LongHouse Reserve exemplifies living with art in all forms. Founded by Jack Lenor Larsen, its collections, gardens, sculpture and programs reflect world cultures and inspire a creative life. LongHouse Reserve is a 16 acre reserve and sculpture garden located in East Hampton, NY, featuring pieces from Buckminster Fuller, Yoko Ono and William de Kooning to name a few.

Self Disclosure: I received a free product to facilitate this post. An image was provided for my use.

It’s still not too late to order Photo Cards! Walmart and Hallmark have you covered! Hallmark’s collection of Holiday photo cards are available on Walmart Photo!

It’s not too late to get out Holiday cards! With the help of Walmart Photo and Hallmark, you can get your cards done super quick! All of Hallmark’s exclusive designs are located here.  I love all the designs this year and what I really like is there are so many different options. You can order online and pick up the same day! I like the variety of designs available. I’ve always been a big fan or Hallmark and I wanted to create a card from our pets this year and found the perfect one! I simply created in online on and picked the cards up the next day since I wasn’t in a hurry! There are also other great photo gifts that you can create online such as Mugs, Calendars, and Mouse Pads so check out Walmart photo this holiday season. Yes! That’s my dog on that mug! I just had to get something for myself this holiday season!

Happy Holidays!

Self Disclosure: I am a #LoveHallmark Member and received a free gift card to purchase the holiday photo cards. Any opinions expressed are my own.

Lifesaving holiday gifts for under $10! Great Stocking Stuffers!

The full line of products from the professional safety company resqme, Inc. provide lifesaving solutions in different emergency situations. These four smart safety tools retail for $9.95 and are a must-have to keep the family safe on and off the road.




The resqme® is made in the USA and is the original 2-in-1 car escape tool which cuts jammed seatbelts and breaks side windows. Small enough to put on a keychain yet powerful, it comes in 6 trendy colors. A thoughtful gift for every driver.

More information on the resqme® tool here.




The defendme® is a sleek personal safety alarm. The 120dB siren will quickly attract attention in an emergency situation. Easy to carry and use, it is a great present for students, women, active people and the elderly. I really love this one! I think that everyone should have one! This one is easy to use and small and compact and easy to take with you where ever you go!


More information on the defendme® tool here.




alertme® is a drowsy driver device. Lightweight and the size of a bluetooth earpiece, alertme® is motion-activated to prevent drivers from falling asleep. A perfect gift for long-distance drivers and nighttime workers.

More information on the alertme® tool here.





protectme® is a maximum strength pepper spray to use as self-defense. The attacker will be incapacitated up to one hour after being sprayed in the face. Protectme® performs 25 bursts up to 10 feet. Available in black and pink, it is an ideal gift for women and students. This is another favorite of mine and think that every woman should have one!

More information on the protectme® tool here.

To learn more about resqme, Inc., visit

All of these items would make great holiday gift ideas and would be perfect to put in a stocking!

Self Disclosure: I received free products to check out and to facilitate this post. Images and information were also provided. Any opinions expressed are my own and I highly recommend these products.


Stop by Rubio’s this Holiday Season!

Are you out and about this busy holiday season? Maybe Holiday shopping? Well, I know that I can always use a break from shopping to get lunch! What better place than Rubio’s? I just love their food and it’s a great place to go and take a break from the holiday hustle and bustle or to get take out to bring home so you don’t have to cook dinner!

One of my new favorites this season is the Rubio’s Ahi Poke Bowl – Rubio’s Coastal Grill recently introduced ahi poke (see pic below)  to its menu for a limited time. Featuring sustainable, sashimi-grade poke topped with ginger soy, the ahi is placed on a bed of citrus rice and romaine lettuce. The dish features traditional Asian-inspired ingredients like edemame and sesame seeds, and Rubio’s classics like crispy tortilla chips, Hass avocado slices, and signature creamy chipotle sauce. Another favorite of mine is the  Langoustino Surf and Turf Burrito (pictured below)! It is simply delicious and I love how fresh it tastes! Yum! I also like the Langoustino Lobster Burrito!


Rubio’s also offers a variety of kids’ options including Chicken tacos, Original Fish Taco, Chicken Bites and more. Even my son who can be particular about places to eat…love’s Rubio’s.

So check them out this holiday season! Find a location near you!


Self Disclosure: I had the opportunity to try these new food items at Rubio’s to facilitate this post. Images were provided. 

The top 3 strollers of 2018

If you are expecting a child, you are in for quite a treat. Before the baby comes however, there is much to be done, especially if you are a new parent. It is amazing how much stuff a little tiny baby needs to be taken care of. Bottles, sleepers, diapers, strollers, and blankets are just a few things that are needed when you have a new baby. When you begin shopping for these necessary items that your baby will need, you may want to conduct research to ensure that you are purchasing the safest and best products that are on the market. This article will help you identify some of the best strollers of 2018 so that you are well equipped with knowledge when buying the product you will use to cart your baby around.


  • Bugaboo Donkey 2 2018. This stroller is great as it is well known for being a multi-use stroller that is functional and easy to use. One of the main perks to owning this stroller is that it can be customized to fit the parents’ wants and desires. The wheel suspension has improved since previous models making the stroller more mobile and safe to use. The side basket is now much bigger and has pockets for important things such as a phone, keys, wallet, or other necessities. In the past, this stroller had a challenging brake that lacked ease of use. Due to improvements, the stroller brake can now easily be pushed no matter what shoes you are wearing. If you are looking for a durable stroller that gives you the ability to customize it to meet your needs, the Bugaboo Donkey 2 may be the perfect stroller for you and your baby.



  • Britax B-Agile 3 & B Safe 35 Travel Elite System. If you travel a lot and need a good stroller with a travel system, the Britax B-Agile is a great choice. This system is lightweight and easy to transport. In addition, the ability to fold this with one hand in a quick manner is quite a perk for those who are always in a hurry. Combined with a large storage section underneath the stroller, this system is perfect for families who plan to go on vacation to Disney World or other amusement parks. Another great perk to investing in this stroller system is that it can be used for toddlers as well, so plan on having it for a long time.



  • 4 Moms Moxi Stroller. This stroller is amazing if you have ever dreamed of being a Jetson. If you are the type of parent who likes having the newest and best that technology and innovation has to offer, the 4Moms Moxi Stroller is one that you should include on your wishlist. Known to be one of the first smart strollers, this stroller has many surprises that most do not offer. For example,  this stroller has built-in power generators that work to move the back wheels. There is a self-charging battery that uses an LED screen and gives you the ability to charge your phone should it be low. Finally, it has headlights and taillights so that you can be seen should you choose to take a late night stroll with your little tot.



Shh! Top Spots Parents Hide Christmas Gifts from their Kids


Looks like “Santa,” or should we say mom and dad, might make it on the naughty list next year! From wrapping paper swaps to half-eaten cookies, parents are going to tricky lengths to ensure their kids don’t discover the truth about Santa and,  at zulily, they’re finding out just what those lengths will be…Read below for a few of their favorite holiday stats (polled from parents just like you!)

  • Nearly half of US parents (46 percent) indicated that their children have snooped around searching for gifts to find out what all their presents were going to be for Christmas.
  • Parents are most likely to hide presents from St. Nick in the trunk of their car (32%) – with the linen closet being the second most likely choice for hiding presents (31%).

o   Garage (23%), Basement (21%) & Friend’s House (20%)

  • Over half of parents (51%) believe that their children would be willing to get their teeth cleaned at the dentist in exchange to finding out what all their presents will be, before Christmas.
  • 47% of parents believe their children would be willing to clean their room daily for a year in exchange to finding out about their presents.

Where do you hide your gifts? 😉 And, thinking about gifts…have you checked out some of the great deals at zulily?


Happy Holidays!


Self Disclosure: Information and images were provided by our friends at zulily. I may have also received some form of compensation to post but I’m a real fan of zulily.

Holiday Gift Guide: The Next Edition!

It’s really starting to look like the holidays are here! I love this time of the year!

Here are some more great gift ideas for everyone on your shopping list!


With ZIPIT Interactive Coloring& Activity Books your creation awakens. Our inspiring themes, coloring pages and Magic Stickers take the ordinary coloring book and makes it extraordinary. Inside this coloring book you will find pages of animated stickers that come alive when you view them with the ZIPIT Creativity App. Go ahead and apply each sticker on top of its own picture. To help you get started several pages have stickers on them already. Once you download the free App, the excitement is just beginning! By looking at the book’s pages through the App, you can see the stickers move and your creation come to life! Hold the app over your colored pages or snap an image of anything you like and unleash your creativity. Comes in blue and pink.

Younger children will love this! I love the creativity!

Age range: 5 years+

MSRP: $4.99

Available online here. 

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An interesting gift is teaching a child how to use chopsticks easily with Marcus & Marcus’ Kid’s Chopsticks. These animal-themed chopsticks will help keep your chopsticks in line. The animal hinges are made of soft, food-grade and brightly colored silicone to add an element of fun to the dinner table.  Marcus & Marcus kid’s chopsticks are made of BPA-free, PVC-free and phthalate-free materials. These are really cute and so easy to use!

Age range: 6 months+

MSRP: $9.99

Available online here.   

Games are usually a hit with kids of all ages! Here are some of our favorites from our friends at Blue Orange Games!

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Less is more in this subtle card game. Group the cards in your hand by number and color to try canceling out their point values. Multiples of cards are scored as zero, so each number is only counted once. Trade cards while keeping a watchful eye on your opponents. Mind your strategy as you all reach for the goal of canceling out your hand and achieving the ultimate combo: ZERO! This one is fun for the whole family! I like that it is a fast-paced type of game.

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Will you risk it all? Roll all 6 dice and win the number of points that match the big colored die. Decide to bank your points, or take a risk and roll again. Keep scoring as long as you have numbered dice that match the colored die. If nothing matches, forfeit all points won that round and try again next time! Take big risks with this fast and fun dice game! I had a blast playing this one!


Explore the lands and expand your kingdom! Each turn, connect a new domino to your existing kingdom, making sure that at least one of its sides connects to a matching terrain type already in play. Build up your 5×5 grid as best you can, as the player with the richest lands takes it all! Game of the year winner!

If you have a little one who loves story-time this next one is a must-buy! This one is pretty cool and I wish I had one of these when my son was a little one! Introducing…Moonlite! 

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Moonlite was invented by former Google veteran Natalie Rebot when she was inspired by her daughter’s love of shadow play before bedtime.  Moonlite is a children’s storybook projector that attaches to almost any mobile phone and uses the flashlight function to project vibrant story images onto the ceiling or wall. It brings storybooks to life with a modern twist on traditional storytelling that both children and parents fall in love with. Her tech background helped her developed the product in the easiest form to bring to moms everywhere. It’s a story-time projector for your mobile phone! It’s easy to use and great for travel too! 
Moonlite is available in Target stores, across the country so look for it this holiday season. This is super easy to use and a lot of fun! I highly recommend this one for anyone with a little one!
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 OgoSport’s Active + Creative Play Holiday Toys are at the top of my shopping list this year!

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Check out the OgoMinton! It has all the thrill and challenge of Badminton but designed specifically for short range play. It’s smaller sized racket and stretchy ogosoft ball make it ideal for kids to play with indoors or as a travel toy for on-the-go fun. This is a lot of fun and I like that it is easy and safe to play indoors. Great for rainy days!

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For the kids who enjoy active + constructive play, the OgoBILD POD is a kit that will inspire creative building for hours. With its connective tubes and interchangeable rubber balls, POD allows kids to design all sorts of flexible, moveable, and innovative structures. From creating geometric shapes and 3D objects that can bounce, to building forts to camp out in, kids will expand on their STEM skills with POD…and have a blast doing it!  I am really impressed with this one and highly recommend it for ages 6+.

There’s even something for the little ones!

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The Bolli Rattle will strengthen their sensory, fine motor, and hand-eye skills as they squish, roll, grab, chew, and shake this stretchy rattle ball. The open-play design is easy to grasp and teeth, the interior rattle is entertaining, and the material is stretchy, soft, and captivating. It comes in a rainbow of colors, is BPA free, dishwasher safe, and made of food safe silicone (safe for teething!).

Find out more here. 

 Here are a few of our favorites from our friends, Stuck On You!
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 I just love the Personalized Wooden Name Blocks! They are lightweight, do not chip and come in a personalized felt bag. These would make a great gift for a little one this holiday!
Stuck on You has a variety of great gift ideas! I love their Monogram Christmas Cup and I really love the Christmas Address Labels! I  like that you can even choose the font and design.
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Check out Stuck On You this holiday season!
Sunglasses in Winter? You bet! Especially if you live in sunny So Cal! Today it was cold in the morning and it was still sunny and then in the afternoon, it was 77 degrees!
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I love Real Shades! They are quite affordable and premium quality, 100% UV protective sunglasses designed specifically for kids, with the most durable materials available so they will last. They are also available in adult sizes. I really like the quality of these sunglasses and there are many designs to choose from. Check them out this holiday season at
Happy Holidays!
Stay tuned for our next Holiday Gift Feature early next week!
6.17.2017 Denise B.-123


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Happy Holidays from Stuck On You!…Introducing Stuck On You iMessage Holiday Stickers TIRED OF BULK SNAIL MAIL-OUTS OR TACKY IMPERSONAL E-CARDS? Stuck On You launch iMessage Holiday Stickers

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Introducing the coolest iMessage Holiday Sticker Pack from Stuck On You!

Tired of bulk snail mail-outs or tacky and impersonal e-cards?

Personalize your Christmas photos and messages with our versatile, high quality (and hilarious) stickers.

Our clever stickers operate on iOS 11, allowing you to share Yuletide fun with friends and family around the world. Simply download it for free on the iMessage App Store and you’re ready to go!

The stickers are super easy to use. You can resize, use multiple stickers and add stickers on messages and photos that have already been sent.

Here are some ideas for how you can use the stickers.

  • Add devil horns to your angelic kids, or angel wings to your devilish kids.
  • Superimpose Santa’s budgie smugglers on a sleeping relative.
  • Send Christmas cracker jokes that will elicit groans around the world.
  • Superimpose Christmas icons over those pics of your last family vacation in Fiji (3 years ago) so it looks like you’re spending the big day somewhere more exotic than Aunt Mavis’s house.
  • Dress your family members in ugly Christmas sweaters, without needing to contend with the heat (for those of us enjoying a hot Christmas), the itchiness or your children’s consent.

The sky’s the limit for your imagination. These fun alternatives to old-fashioned Christmas cards are the perfect way to personalize your messages over the festive season and give your loved ones a laugh or three!

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 About Stuck On You: 

Stuck On You is the original label company. A unique scratch-resistant coating prevents the personalized name labels from fading, smudging and scratching. Label your school uniforms, hats, coats, shoes, swimming gear, lunchboxes, backpacks, stationery and sports equipment now, and spend less time rummaging through Lost Property later.

A clever website means you can enter your child’s name, let them choose their favorite design and see an instant preview of your finished product.

Stuck On You also offers a range personalized products like Dribble Bibs, Wooden Name Puzzles, Backpacks, Drink Bottles, Pajamas, Stationery, Sun Hats, Art Smocks and more.  For more information visit

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