“Heart” Valentine’s Day Gifts

I Heart You Gift Ideas

When I think of Valentines Day there’s only one shape that comes to mind, the heart.  

Today, you can find fun Valentines Day gifts, with hearts in mind, that is reasonably priced but also that you might not find in your regular stores.  

Here’s some “heart-shaped” gift ideas below for cooks, romantics, jokesters, and divas:   

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Your lucky if you have a sweety that loves to cook, because there’s a ton of options out there that you can make into a gift basket.   Here’s some options below:

 

Heart Shaped Frying Pan

 

This heart shaped frying pan is perfect for serving pancakes on Valentines Day morning, and it’s priced at only $7.50 and Prime shipping.

 

Slice of Love Pizza Cutter

$6.00 @ Amazon

 

Slice of Love Pizza Cutter

 

 

My Heart to Yours Couples Pillowcases

$30 @ Amazon

 

BOLDLOFT From My Heart to Yours Couples Pillowcases

 

These pillowcases are just too cute, plus you can get the matching mugs below:

 

BOLDLOFT From My Heart to Yours Mugs

 

Set the mood with these

Pack of 3 sets LED Red Moon Lights 

$7.50 @ Amazon

3 sets LED Moon Red Copper String Lights

I “Heart”the “Poop” Out of U Giant Emoji Pillow

$14 @ Amazon

 

 

If your the silly kind, then you can’t go wrong with this “poop” emoji pillow!  This is a gift I would defiantly give to one of my lucky family members!  

15 Vintage Valentines Day Cards

$10 @ Amazon

These retro Valentines Day cards take me back to my grade school days in the 70’s.  I can’t believe that you can still buy these exact same cards with the same artwork, and I had to buy this exact same pack for myself.   

 

Love Heart Bead Bracelet

$17 @ Amazon

I always say, Bring on the Bling!  This bracelet is all that and more, and for only $17 on Prime shipping, it will not only steal her heart, but love your budget.  

I hope you like some of my Heart Shaped Valentines Day gift ideas above, and I would love for you to join me on Pinterest, just click on the link below:

Be My Valentine Gifts & DIY Ideas

 

Just so you know that some of the links above are my affiliate links, and I may get a small commission fee if you decide to buy.  Thank you for your continued support, and Happy Valentines Day!     

 

My Fabulous FitnessPal

 

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It’s official.  I’m in my middle forties, and I can’t lose one pound without paying close attention to how much I eat, and at least 30-45 minutes of exercise five days a week.  

What a bummer it is to get old, but at least today we have access to super food tracking apps, books, fitness gadgets, and online communities for encouragement.    

So, over the next couple of posts I thought that I would share some of the ways that I keep my forty-year old self in reality, and first up is how I track my daily calories, carbs, and fiber. Check it out below!          

 

 My Fitness Pal

In the olden days, most of us had to write in a daily food journal of what we ate for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.  You also had to get a food calorie counter book, and search for your foods calories, carbs, fats, or sugar counts, something like the following book below:    

 

 

The Calorie King is a super book, for those of you who like to have an actual “book” in your hands, and want to write everything down.  But, for me personally this method would maybe last about a week, because it takes way too long, and I just don’t have the patience.  So, my absolute favorite way to track my daily intake of calories, carbs, and fiber is with MyFitnessPal app.  

I have had this FREE app for a couple of years now, and what I like is that it’s user-friendly, fast, and I can customize the foods that I eat.  

For instance, if I only have 8 almonds for a snack, I can record that exactly amount.  (I’m one of those people who really wants to know how many calories & carbs are in a single Hershey’s kiss)  🙂  Some of the other apps that I have used will not let you break down your food calorie counts like this.  

Also, it’s very rare that I don’t find a certain food in MyFitnessPayl’s extensive data base, which a huge plus.  And finally, it’s so darn smart that it remembers the foods that I eat on a regular basis, so I don’t really have to enter them again.  I just click on in the tab that says, “frequent” and see my faves and click away.  DONE!  🙂  

I really think that it’s important to track what your eating every once in a while, because many times we are eating way too much and that’s where the weight gain comes in.  

I’ve been trying my best to teach this to my teenagers, because they are used to eating what ever they want, and we all know that has to change as we grow older.  

Next post is all about how I combine MyFitnessPal with my FitBit fitness tracker, cause I got to move it, move it.  

Disclosure:  Just so ya know that some of the links above are my affiliate links, and I may get a small commission if you decide to buy.  As always, I thank you for stopping by and spending time with me, and I hope that your New You is well on its way.  

          

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Gifts For Musicians

 


 

 

See that guy playing the bass above?  This was my dad back in the 70’s, with his white polyester suit, platform shoes, and stars & stripes bass guitar.  It’s so groovy, man!  LOL  

The cool thing is, that my father was able to continue to be a successful, professional, musician in the Chicagoland area, and as I look back now, I realize what special times we had as a family.  

I was blessed to have met, and see some of the most talented artists preform on stage, and in the spirit of the season I thought it would be fun to find some gifts for musicians, that only they would understand and appreciate.    

 

 

Marshall Compact Fridge

 

 

 

 

One thing I remember the most growing up as a kid, is the the big, black, speaker boxes that my dad would hall from gig to gig!  The above Marshall compact fridge is perfect for any musician who would like to just grab a beer instead of getting a work out.  LOL  It’s available at Amazon for $350.00  

 

Fender Strat Cutting Board

 

 

This Fender cutting board is perfect for the musician who not only rocks the guitar, but is also a rockstar in the kitchen.  It’s available at Amazon for $17  

 

 

Zildjian Cymbal Clock

Of course you have to have something for the drummers out there, and this Zildjian wall clock is not only attractive, but it will get you to your gigs on time.  Amazon $45

 

Coffee Mug Amped Amplifier

 

 

There’s nothing like a cup of joe to get you amped up in the morning!  Get it?  This Amped Amplifier mug is available at Amazon for $23

 

 

Hammond B3 Art Print

My pops not only played bass guitar, but keys as well.  I know if your a true musician, and a piano player, you know all about the Hammond B3, and the groovy sounds that come out of it.  This wall art print above is the perfect gift for any keyboard player out there, and it has different sizes available.  Amazon $15

 

Set of 4 GUITAR ORNAMENTS 

 

 

And finally, since we are in the holiday season, this set of 4 Guitar Ornaments will most certainly put a kid-like smile on the musician’s face in your life.  Amazon $7

 

I hope that you have enjoyed some of my musician gift picks above, and just so you know that some of the links above are my affiliate links, and I may get a small commission fee if you decide to buy.  I thank you for your continued support, and may you crank up the volume this holiday season with your family and friends!   

Calling All Black Friday Fanatics!

Black Friday

 

It’s November, and that means that one of my favorite days of the year is here!

BLACK FRIDAY!  

This is the day that my mother & I wake up around 2:00 a.m., jump out of bed, drink a couple of cups of Joe, and out the door we GO!  

I love driving up to a store & seeing all those crazy Black Friday Fanatics who have been lined up for hours outside the store, ready to run in and find that super sale!  It’s my kind of fun, and I can’t wait for it to be finally here.

But , things have changed over the years, and buying online and skipping the long lines have become just as popular.  Seriously, look at Amazon’s deals below!

 

Fire Tablet, 7″ Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB $33! 

 

 

 

 

 

Amazon Kindle Fire 7 $33

 

 

ECOVACS Robotic Vacuum Cleaner with Mop and Water Tank $179!

 

 

 

 

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ECOVACS Robotic Vacuum Cleaner with Mop and Water Tank – Automatic Floor Cleaning Robot $135

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PureSpa Essential Oil Diffuser $30

 

 

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PureSpa Essential Oil Diffuser — Compact Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Diffuser With Ionizer and Color-Changing Light

 

So, here are some ways that I like to prepare for my Black Friday savings adventure, I have three places that I like to follow online.  

 

 

 

 

Black Friday.Com

 

 

The Black Friday

 

When you sign up for the above site’s email lists, you will get an alert every time a new Black Friday ad becomes available.  


It’s amazing to me that you can pretty much find anything you want at a rock bottom price on Black Friday & Cyber Monday, and have your Christmas shopping done!  

 

So, here’s to a successful Black Friday to all you fanatics, and just so ya know that some of the links in this post are my affiliate links, and I may get a small commission fee if you decide to buy!  Thank you for your continued support.     

 

 

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Get Christmas Crazy For Only A $1 At The Tree!

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Every Sunday after church, I stop by my local Dollar Tree store to see what seasonal decor, gifts, and food items they have, and since everything is only a $1, I can get Christmas crazy!

Seriously, for that kind of price, you can create some some super Christmas gifts, holiday decor masterpieces, and craft projects for the kiddos to do at a fraction of the price.

 

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I realize that some of you might not have a Dollar Tree store near you, but that’s ok, because you can go online and still take advantage of their awesome savings, and please check out their

 

Tips and Ideas page on their Blog!

 

 

It has some really cute Christmas care packages that you can make, and gift ideas for under $20, $15, $10, and $5, which is perfect for co-workers.

 

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I love this Fish Bowl Snowman from Smart School House!

 

 

 

 

 

Sign up for their Value Seekers Club, and get exclusive perks for being a loyal customer!

 

 

Also, check out their video page, where you can see how other crafty, thrifty, diy-ers use their Dollar Tree items!     

 

 

Here’s to a beautiful, memorable, but budget friendly holiday season!  Please stop back by and share your wonderful creations with your Dollar Tree finds.  

 

 

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Gifts For Generation X

Yeppers! That’s me in 1985!

 

 

I recently went to a 40th birthday party and everyone in the room started sharing what kind of music, games, tv shows, and so forth that they loved, and then we starting teasing each other about what generation we were from.  We finally figured out after some debate, that we had a some Silent Generation, Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Millennials participating in this lively conversation.  🙂

 

I happen to be in the Gen X category, but I personally prefer to say that I am from the MTV Generation and here are a few of the things that I remember and believe are the perfect gift for any Generation X-er!

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I Want My MTV T-Shirt

 

 

MTV used to be just that, music videos, and No reality shows!  It was a new way to bring life to the current musicians of the day, and as we used to say, “It was totally awesome”!

One of the first videos that I remember was, “Brass In Pocket” by the Pretenders, but Michael Jackson’s, “Thiller” video and album will always hold a special place in my heart.

 

 

 

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Classic MTV T-Shirt @Amazon – $15

 

 

Arcade Games

 

 

 

 

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Retro Arcade Handheld Gaming System @ Amazon $18

 

 

If you wanted to find your boyfriend back in the 80’s, all you had to do was find the closest arcade game.  LOL  Seriously, who remembers playing, “Donkey Kong” for the first time, or my personal favorite, “Centipede”?   The above handheld retro arcade gaming system is the ultimate gift for any gamer on your list.

 

 

Saturday Morning Cartoons

 

 

Who can forget the classic Saturday morning Hannah-Barbera cartoons such as:  Tom & Jerry, Hong Kong Phooey, Jabberjaw, and The Great Grape Ape Show?

 

It didn’t matter how many times these cartoons aired, my sister and I sat right in front of that tv ready to go!  Here’s some fun collectible gifts below:

 

Captain Caveman Mug

 

 

 

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Captain Caveman Gift Mug @ Amazon $15

 

Hong Kong Phooey Plus Doll

 

 

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15″ Plush Hong Kong Phooey Doll @Walmart $19

 

Hanna-Barbera Supergroup T-Shirt

 

 

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Hanna-Barbera Supergroup T-Shirt @ Amazon $16

Here’s a t-shirt that displays many of the retro cartoon classics and it’s available in all sizes, including plus!

 

 

My Top 3 Gen X Movies

 

If you’re a Gen X-er, then you  probably have your favorite movie choices of that time, and here’s mine:

 

 

Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, and finally Fast Times At Ridgemont High.

 

 

The Breakfast Club Mug 

 

 

 

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The Breakfast Club Mug @Amazon $20

 

 

Only a Gen X-er would understand the meaning behind the picture on this mug.  It’s for all of us basket-cases, brains, athletes, criminals, and princesses out there.  🙂

 

 

Sixteen Candles – Long Duk Dong Action Figure

 

 

Sixteen Candles Long Duk Dong @Amazon $12

 

 

 

Again, Long Duk Dong is a classic icon of my generation, and if your into classic pop movies, check out all of these other fabulous gifts here:  Funko Gifts

 

 

Fast Times Ridgemont High Tasty Waves Shirt

 

 

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Fast Times Ridgemont High Tasty Waves Shirt @Amazon $30

 

 

And finally, X-ers socialized, worked, and ate at our local mall.  It’s a shame that things just aren’t the same anymore, because the kids today are missing out on actually having face to face fun with their friends.   Just saying.

 

I hope that you liked going down memory lane with me, and I know that there is so much more that I didn’t mention, so please feel free to share your favorite moments of being a Generation X-er in the comments below.

Just so ya know, that some of the links above are my affiliate links, which means that I might get a small commission fee if you decide to buy.  I thank you stopping by and supporting my website.

Top Girl Teen Gifts!

 

 

I have a 17-year-old daughter, who has made it pretty clear to me & the rest of my family what she would “love” to have for Christmas.  (Gosh, it sure is easier when they tell you what they would like).    I also have several girlfriends with daughter’s around the same age, who pretty much want the same things.  

 

So, below are some suggested gift ideas for the girl teens out there who think that “us” parents don’t know what’s going on!  🙂        

 

Cell Covers & Accessories

 

OMGosh!  This one cracks me up, because seriously, how many cell phone covers can a person have?  I think these girls go to school and see who has the most bedazzled cell phone case, and what accessories it comes with.  Boy, have things changed since I was in high school.  🙂  

 

Here are a few cases that I know my daughter likes, because she will sent me a text message with link.  Modern technology, ya got to love it!      

 

 Sugar Skull Iphone Case 

 

 

Sugar Skull Iphone Case

 

 

OtterBox COMMUTER SERIES iPhone Case

 

 

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Parents!  When your teen drops their phone, and cracks the screen for the first time, and you have paid the hefty price to get it fixed, it’s time to get them a cover that really protects!  I have had the above Otterbox case for the past couple of years, and it works like a charm and looks just as good as the first day I bought it!  $20   

 

 

LifeProof  Waterproof Case

 

 

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This Lifeproof case is a little more expensive, but it is waterproof.  Which, works for my family in case you happen to drop your phone in the commode or leave it outside all night.  Prices vary by color.      

 

Anker Portable Charger

 

 

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This is probably my #1 gift to give to teens, because I don’t want to hear the classic, “My phone was dead”  when I need to get a hold of them.  So, this portable, Anker cell phone charger, is my solution to that, and if they lose this, there really in trouble.  LOL     

 

I also own this Anker charger, and I like that it fits right into my purse, and it charges my phone quickly.  $20

 

 

Refurbished Beats by Dr. Dre Over Ear Headphones

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Wireless Beats Earbuds

 

 

Powerbeats 2 Wireless Earbuds

 

 

 

My kids really don’t want to hear about how Dr. Dre was really from my decade, they just want the Beats headphones!   Whatever!!  LOL   Also, you can save by getting refurbished headphones at Wal-Mart.  Check back often because they go quickly at this price!  Prices vary.

 

 

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Zombie Plush Slippers

 

 

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For all of you Walking Dead fans, and this includes my daughter, here are some Zombie slippers.  $10

 

 

Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker II

 

 

Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker

 

 

I bought this Bose wireless, waterproof, bluetooth speaker for my hubby last year, and he loves it.  Unfortunately for my guy, so do my kids, because this speaker has a loud, booming, sound that I can hear from different rooms of the house, such as:  the bathroom, garage, and of course their rooms.  $129  

 

 

Whatever Wall Clock by Decodyne

 

 

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This is the PERFECT gift for any teen who has a problem with keeping time, at least I know mine does!  It’s at available at Amazon for $15, and highly recommend you look at all of the cool New & Interesting Finds on Amazon.  They update it daily, and it’s full of fun, geeky, and hard to please gifts for anyone on your list.  

I hope you enjoyed some of my girl teen gift suggestions, because I know that they are really hard to shop for.  Of course you can always give them gift cards and let them pick out what they want for themselves, but it’s just not as fun.  LOL