Gift Ideas for Celebrating Dad on His Day!

Hard to believe that it's June already, which means Father's Day will be here before you know it!  I think most Dads will tell you that a homemade card and a hearty breakfast would make their Father's Day, but if you're looking more ideas to spoil the awesome Dad in your life, keep reading:...more

Mother's Day Gift Ideas for the Maine Mom in Your Life!

Happy Mother's Day week to all of you moms out there.  I thought it would only be fitting to talk about Mother's Day gift ideas.  While most of us moms would be thrilled with a big hug and some handmade art from our little ones, if you're looking for an extra special treat for the Maine mom if you're life, I've got some great ideas!  ...more

Solved! All of Your Toddler Birthday Gift Giving Problems

I remember the first 1-year-old and 2-year-old birthday parties I attended — they were before I had my daughter, and I had no clue what kind of gift I should bring for a baby-child. Overwhelmed, I wandered aimlessly around Toys “R” Us, lost and confused in a sea of Bratz dolls, Lego sets, and age requirements that somehow always seemed too old or too young....more

Valentine's Day play book

In no special order, I've presented my Top 5 Valentine’s Day gift, recommendations titled: Special Order. In the past, the gifts that I’ve recommended, attributed to great last minute gift ideas for men to present to the lady in his life. They have also made great surprise gift ideas that were a part of a more planned surprise, for the ladies. As these list of recommendations became a more popular guide in the hands of men who were trying to determine that perfect gift, they circulated and ended up on the ladies desk....more

Valentine's Day Gift Guide: Treat Yo' Self

Girl, you don’t need a date to get you a Valentine’s Day gift. Treat yo’ self with one of these fabulous gifts. You deserve it.  Head to my blog for the rest of this Valentine's Day Gift Guide. Have a happy Valentine's Day!...more

DIY Homemade Christmas Kids' Crafts and Decorations

 Homemade crafts and projects during the holiday season are a fun way to let your creativity flow while creating projects for your home or to give out as gifts to family and friends.  Making DIY items with children keeps their hands busy and allows them to explore their creative side.  If your children enjoy crafting and getting a little messy with glue, paint or glitter, turn on some holiday music and give these crafts a try!...more

Ultimate Book Lover's Gift Guide

Happy Holidays and Happy reading!This gift guide was compiled by Audrey van Petegem and Suzanne Letourneau of the ballyhoos, who support Indie Authors with their Branding and Marketing needs....more

Totally Rad 1980s Toys Your Kids Will Love

 Today as I was thinking about Christmas time from my childhood, I reminisced about all the awesome vintage toys we had back in the 80s.Enter: The Lite BriteThere was nothing more I wanted than a Lite Brite.I am pretty sure I begged my mom, grandmother, aunt, and anyone who would listen for one for at least 2 years before my dream came true. I played my Lite Brite ALL. THE. TIME. Then I saved up my money and bought refill pages whenever I could....more

5 of the Best Gifts for Foodies

It’s that time of year when we’re all doing last-minute gift shopping for friends and family. It can be especially difficult to buy for someone who’s interest you are unfamiliar with. I know every year I debate whether or not we should just get my dad a gift certificate to a lumber yard because he builds furniture and I know literally nothing about wood....more