My name is Simone and I am a germaphobe. It’s been 10 minutes since I last washed my hands. I loathe touching surfaces. I do the knuckle punch on keypads and touch screens. I keep a glove in the car just for pumping gas. And there are wet wipes and hand sanitizer in my purse at all times. I have good reason. There’s poop on everything…well, at least on surfaces that we touch during a normal day. High levels of E. coli (bacteria that normally live in the intestines of people and animals) can be found on 70-80% of grocery carts, 71% of gas pump handles, and 68% of mailbox handles to name a few. Yuck! If you are as grossed out as I am you’re going to love this week’s Friday Find, the No Touch Pen.
Did you know that Valentine’s Day is the busiest night of the year for restaurants? That means if you haven’t made a reservation by now, you’ll either be eating a blue light special at 3pm or with the hipsters at 10pm. Why not ditch the crowd altogether and get things cooking at home with one of these date night ideas. Combine a few of them and have even more fun! Continue reading
Deciding what to give him for Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. Here are a 10 gift ideas that will make the man in your life love you even more. Continue reading
Just as I was about to press the button to order Journey’s last few Christmas gifts, she walked in the room. As I fumbled to switch screens on my laptop, she mentioned that she wanted to add bff’s to her list. Naturally, I didn’t know what the hell she was talking about. Is it a bff necklace, a doll, a game—I had no clue. She tried to explain something about an egg and a frying pan, but I wasn’t getting it. So I googled it to find out and here they are: Continue reading
When Journey gave me her christmas list and I saw she wanted a personalized journal (a sure sign that she’s growing up!), I knew exactly where I was going to get it from. I went straight to my fav stationery site, Minted.com. One of the things that I love most about Minted is that they feature the fabulous work of independent artists across the globe. I am always guaranteed to find a unique design that is just my style. Continue reading
Mother’s Day is a few weeks away and I’ve got my gift list ready! Let’s hope my husband really reads this blog like he claims he does. With gift ideas ranging from $15 to $500, this list has plenty of great options. Continue reading
This year’s Green Gift Guide features items for kids that are unique, eco-friendly and fun! Continue reading
We often ask children what they want for Christmas, but seldom ask them the question, “What are you giving?” As they eagerly anticipate opening their Christmas gifts, it’s important to remind them that everyone isn’t lucky enough to have gifts under their trees—or even have a tree for that matter. But with a bit of help, there is so much that our little ones can do to help those in need during the holiday season. Continue reading
Last week I featured 10 fab accessories under $100. This week it’s makeup, beauty products and more!
Every Christmas, I have to listen to my family friends go on and on about how hard I am to shop for and how they never know what to get me because I have everything. While I certainly don’t have everything and I don’t really need anything, there are always a few cute little things that I wouldn’t mind receiving. In case you are in the same boat, I put together this list of fab accessories and trinkets to serve as gift ideas for girlfriends, sisters, moms—and me! And they are all under $100! Continue reading