I’m 50, And My Gift List Sure Has Changed


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OMGosh, since turning 50 this past year, I’ve realized that my holiday gift list has really changed from the past years.  My kids, parents, and siblings are all getting older, and here’s what my gift list looks like today.


For My Family & Friends


My #1 gift for my family & friends, drum roll please!  Gift Cards!

That’s right, other than a few gag gifts, candles, and fragrance sets, I don’t have a clue what everyone wants, and a gift card takes a lot of pressure off of me to try and figure out what everyone wants.  (Trust me, they like gift cards).  🙂


Now Lets Move On To Me!


My mom head out in the wee hours of the morning, and we’ve come to the conclusion that on Black Friday we tend to really buy for ourselves.  It’s almost as if we buy the things we’ve been wanting all year, at drop bottom prices, and get what we really want under the tree.

So, here’s what I’m searching for this season:


Fire HD 10 Tablet


Fire HD 10 Tablet


I knew that when my mom and I bought this Amazon Fire HD tablet for my hubby last year, that I was going to be jealous!  It’s just the right size, it’s fast, and the HD graphics are crystal clear.  He absolutely loves it, because he watch movies, reads his western books, and talk to Alexa, which is irritating to me.  🙂

Right now for Black Friday, they are running drop bottom prices on all of their tablets, including the New HD 10 Kids Edition, so if your in the market for one, now is the time to buy!



New Balance Athletic Shoes


I’m 50 peeps, and I need some relief for my feet.  Every year my mom and I both take advantage of the Black Friday sales on athletic shoes, and this year I’m going online to Joes New Balance Outlet.  Since I already know what size and width I need, I am going to take advantage of the deep discounts they are offering.  Here’s my last pair, and if you decide to




Joes New Balance Outlet


Bon Voyage!  Luggage


I recently went on my first Carnival cruise, and it was a sad sight watching my hubby huff and puff from carrying our old suit case up that plank. LOL

So, this American Tourister 3pc luggage set, is defiantly on my list, for $55 on Amazon.


American Tourister 3pc Set


Super Saving Travel Tip:  I booked my cruise through Ebates , and received 10% back on my trip.  I figure if I’m going to shop online, I might as well rack in the money.  If you follow my link below, you will receive $10 just for joining this FREE cash back service!


Ebates Coupons and Cash Back


Apple Watch Series 3


Apple Watch Series 3


I already own one, but it’s a surprise for some a family member….shhhh.  I have had my Apple watch for several years, and it’s been awesome to see my steps, text messages, and weather alerts.  This guy is on Amazon for $299


Isn’t this a super list? 🙂 Although, I am seriously thinking about booking another cruise. The earlier I book the better the savings. Thank you for stopping by, and I want to wish all of you a very Merry Holiday season. Cheers.



My Top Gift Ideas For A Low Carb Follower

My Top Gifts For Low Carb Followers


Do you or someone you know follow a low carb lifestyle?  If you do, here’s some of my top gift ideas to give them this holiday season.

Super Tip:  Check out my Low Carb Love Amazon page, for more ideas.



Also, some of the links in this post are affiliate links, and I will be compensated when you make a purchase by clicking on some of them.  Read my disclosure policy here .)

Instant Pot

Instant Pot For Low Carb Dishes

The Instant Pot is my #1 go to cooker that I tell everyone to get.  It’s simply amazing all that it can do, from making yogurt, cheesecake, and most importantly a tender piece of meat in half the time it takes to cook in the oven.  This is very important when your following a low carb plan, especially if you work all day.

Air Fryer

GoWISE USA 5.8-Quarts 8-in-1 Electric Air Fryer XL For Low Carb Followers

I recently went to a girlfriend’s house and tried a few pumpkin seeds that she had made. They were simply delicious, and not greasy! She told me that she made them in a air fryer.

That took me completely by surprise, and I knew that I had to get one too.

(All I could think about was chicken wings I was going to eat in the future).

VitaMix Blender

Vitamix 5300 Blender For Low Carb Diet

My mom bought me a Vitamix blender years ago, and it has been my best friend when it comes to low carb cooking, shakes, or making my own nut butter spreads.  This guy above is available on Amazon, and it’s refurbished, which means you get a professional grade blender at a super price, but if you can afford more, go for it.

Spiralizer 5-Blade Vegetable Slicer

Spiralizer 5 Blade Vegetable Slicer For Low Carb Diet

This Spiralizer 5 Blade Vegetable Slicer is really a super gift for any diet out there.  It basically, puts those zoodles on the table in a flash, and it’s super easy to use.  This really is a super gift for any home chef out there.

Low Carb Gift Basket 

Maybe you would like to put together a Low Carb gift basket, and these are the products that I would recommend below:

Swerve Sweetener Pack

Swerve Sweetener Duo For Low Carb Diet

I could go on and on about the yummy sweetness of Swerve, all I know is that I keep both powdered and granular versions in my pantry at all times.

PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter Bundle

PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter Bundle For Low Carb Diet

PB2 powdered peanut butter is a must for me in my home.  I add this to my shakes, yogurt, and recipes.  You can also get PB2 in individual packets, but if your going to give a gift, just get a bigger basket. and both flavors  🙂

ChocZero Keto Bark

ChocZero Keto Bark For Low Carb Gift

Sometimes you must have a little chocolate, right?  ChocZero Keto Bark comes to the rescue, when you can’t make your own.  They come in individual packets and a variety of flavors such as almond, coconut, hazelnut, and peanut.

Western’s Smokehouse Assorted Meat Sticks

Western's Smokehouse Assorted Meat Stick For Low Carb Gift

These Western’s Smokehouse assorted meat sticks are a perfect way to finish off your low carb gift basket, and if your feeling really festive, you could also put in a little Amazon gift card and let them pick out something else.

I hope that some of these suggested low carb gift ideas will keep your loved ones or yourself motivated to keep going on your wellness journey.

I have seen some amazing transformations by following a low carb lifestyle, and I want to wish everyone, no matter what eating plan you follow, a safe and happy holiday season.


What I Miss About The Black Friday’s Of The Past

Black Friday's Of The Past


Black Friday is soon approaching, and just like you, I enjoy finding the savings online, but, if I’m being honest, I kind of miss the Black Friday’s of the past and here’s why.

Thanksgiving Day


Thanksgiving Day was a time for spending with your family and friends, and you didn’t leave your warm, toasty, home to get the deal of a lifetime.

Now, if you ate too much, and want to go as a family to find those savings then have at it, other wise, I try my best to stay home.  LOL


Turkey Day Newspaper


On Turkey day, I would get up in the wee hours of the morning, put my bird in the oven, and head to the gas station to get the massive newspaper, that was full of colorful ads, and the anticipation of savings.

My mom and I would circle the items that we wanted to buy, plan out a route, and away we would go with that newspaper guiding the way.


Up At The Crack of Dawn


I can remember getting up at 3:00 in the morning, to go stand in line at the store, freezing my butt off, but as soon as those doors opened, it was time to become a team and get that Black Friday deal!  Whoop! Whoop!


Get That Gift



This was the time you had to dive right in the middle of a swarm of people, and get that gift.  Sure, there were some people who weren’t very nice, but the majority of people were kind, and willing to help others too.


Hiding The Presents


At the end of the shopping day, your mission wasn’t over, you had to bring your gifts into the house and put them in secret spots.  Now, whether my family found these gifts, I will never know, because they always acted surprised on Christmas Day.


The Big Nap


And finally, after all that shopping on Black Friday, I would take a well deserved nap, with a smile on my face, because of all the savings that I got.


Sit And Click


Now, I’m sure that some people reading this think that I’m crazy to miss the Black Friday’s of the past, because today you can buy all those savings online.  In fact, certain websites share weeks in advance, what’s going to be on sale, and you can take advantage of the door-busters savings as you sit and click.

This really is great for those who have to work on the holidays, or can’t physically get around.


Time Well Spent


For as long as I can, I want to spend Black Friday with my mom, and hopefully, my daughter one day.  It doesn’t matter to me how we do it, just as long as we do, because it’s time well spent, which is priceless.