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My Summertime #Solestory

My Summertime #Solestory

*I was sent product to facilitate this review and post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.” I am going to preface my story with the fact that I will always choose comfort over style when it comes to shoes. ALWAYS. I just cannot stand to have uncomfortable shoes on. I can’t even function in them. Jimmy Choos, Manolo Blahniks? No thank you. Unless they’re very comfortable flats. It’s now post-Memorial Day weekend and if you haven’t … Read entire article »

Filed under: Accessories (Adult), Daddy Gifts, Gift Ideas, Health, Hip Find, Mommy Gifts, Shoes (Adult), Summer

Wallet Updates for the Man in Your Life from The Wallet Shoppe

Wallet Updates for the Man in Your Life from The Wallet Shoppe

*This is a sponsored post but all thoughts and opinions are my own.* My husband is a military man. That should give you a clue about his style- simple and practical. I noticed the other day when he pulled out his wallet it was falling apart. Like, literally falling apart at the seams, because it was busting to the brim with receipts, business cards, and who knows what else. That poor wallet had seen better days. When … Read entire article »

Filed under: Accessories (Adult), Dad, Daddy Gifts, Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day Ideas for the whole family

Valentine’s Day Ideas for the whole family

  Over the years, we have shared a number of Valentine’s Day ideas for making your loved ones feel special. Since our bloggy beginnings, Mamanista shared everything from fun ties for Dad to eco-delicious chocolate to gifts that support good causes. Here are some new ideas for the whole family in 2014: KIDS: One of the most valuable ways you can show your kids you love them is TIME (and a little candy doesn’t hurt either). If you want … Read entire article »

Filed under: Daddy Gifts, Events, Gift Guides, Mommy Gifts

Personalized Gifts For the New Year

Personalized Gifts For the New Year

The biggest days of gift giving are almost here but there are plenty of birthdays and anniversaries this time of year and I often find myself trying to find gifts that I can distinguish Christmas presents. Personalized gifts are a great way to give something a little special to the ones you love any time of year. Here are a couple of unique gifts that make personalization easy and fun: Morfologi Bracelets ($199) by Joseph Nogucci made for … Read entire article »

Filed under: Dad, Daddy Gifts, Gift Ideas, Mommy Gifts

Finally: a LifeProof™ iPhone Case

Finally: a LifeProof™ iPhone Case

As a mother to two boys under four, everything in my life and home has become a toy, a prop, or something to play catch with.  It can be exhausting (and nearly impossible) to keep all of my valuables out of reach of the kids. My cell phone is especially alluring. It has a bright screen, buttons to push, noises to make, and games to play. It’s the best toy ever! And it comes with us … Read entire article »

Filed under: Childproofing, Dad, Daddy Gifts, Gift Ideas, Safety

I Spy: Eye Fi – A Better Way to Take and Wirelessly Share Photos

I Spy: Eye Fi – A Better Way to Take and Wirelessly Share Photos

I always have my iPhone with me and I love the ability to instantly share, store, or print photos on Flickr, Facebook, Twitter, Shutterfly, Walmart, and even on my blog. Sometimes for business, I need to be able to share immediately. However, my phone’s camera quality is poor.  So, I bring along my camera but then I have to wait until I am somewhere I can transfer the pictures from my camera to my computer. Eye-Fi sent … Read entire article »

Filed under: Daddy Gifts, Electronics, Featured, Mommy Gifts, Photographs

Make and Takes: A Perfect Holiday Gift for Crafty Moms and Kids

Make and Takes: A Perfect Holiday Gift for Crafty Moms and Kids

Crafts are high on the wishlist of most of the families we know. Crafts are an educational and fun bonding experience for children and parents. With Make and Takes for Kids: 50 Crafts Throughout the Year, you can give parents enough ideas for a year worth of crafts with their kids–for under $13. This book makes a thoughtful Christmas, Hanukkah, or Holiday gift for teachers, parents, and grandparents looking to enjoy some unplugged time with their kids. Projects … Read entire article »

Filed under: Books (Activities), Daddy Gifts, Featured, Grandparent Gifts, Mommy Gifts

Acoustic Research ARS35i Rotating iPad Docking System Review

Acoustic Research ARS35i Rotating iPad Docking System Review

If you’ve ever tried to watch Netflix on your iPad you know that the built-in speakers aren’t up to the task. The Acoustic Research ARS35i Rotating Docking System amps up the iPad’s audio output while offering several other clever features. The first time you dock the iPad it will offer to take you to the App Store to download the Acoustic Research Dock Plus app. The app serves as an interface to the docking … Read entire article »

Filed under: Dad, Daddy Gifts, DVD, Electronics, entertainment, Featured, Gift Ideas, Mommy Gifts, Movies, Music, Uncategorized, Video

Seiko for Father’s Day

Seiko for Father’s Day

My husband has never been one to pay close attention to accessorizing.  He is the type of guy why will stride purposefully into a store for his semiannual shopping trip, select the same brands and sizes of various wardrobe staples he has always purchased, and head to the cash register in under ten minutes.  I remember gasping in shock the first time I accompanied him, “Aren’t you going to try those on?” He wears the same … Read entire article »

Filed under: Daddy Gifts, Father's Day, Featured, Jewelry