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Happy (Early) Father’s Day

June 14, 2013 Leave a comment

Today, we went out to dinner with my dad for Father’s Day to kind of beat the Father’s Day rush. We went to Outback Steakhouse. My dad saw these milkshakes on the menu and in the picture, they were all fancy and in a glass bottle and everything. The menu pictures looked extra done up and I thought they were just trying to make the shakes look nice, and when you get them they’re actually in a regular cup or something. I was SO sure of this, that I bet my dad $20 BUCKS that the milkshakes just came in regular glasses…………..

…………….. Long story short–my dad won $20 bucks. Hahahahaha Happy Father’s Day dad! Love you!
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Also, Vanessa, from Apostrophe The Cat, stopped by. She brought the BF and I some goodies from her trip to Disneyland!! She’s so sweet. Thank you!
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Belated Birthday Gifts From Kittie!

May 25, 2013 Leave a comment

My friend Kittie knows that I love Hello Kitty so she bought me a Hello Kitty tote bag, a Hello Kitty tumbler, and she also knows I love coffee… So she bought me a pen that is supposed to last 7 years, that says “need coffee”… I love everything!
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Valentine’s Day Wish List

February 9, 2013 Leave a comment

Mint Life Blog reports that:

“According to the National Retail Federation, the average person will spend $130.97 on Valentine’s Day gifts this year, with men spending significantly more than women, and total holiday spending expected to reach $18.6 billion.”

Now, I know that the notion of Valentine’s Day is about expressing your love for one another, and that it’s not about how much you spend or the gifts you receive OVER the importance of the solid fact that one individual is loved by another and vice versa.

HOWEVER, since V-Day is coming up and maybe you were going to get your special someone something anyway but wondering what to get, I figured I’d post a Valentine’s Day Wish List of various items and ideas for you! 🙂

Some of the items on this list may seem extravagent, or this list may seem very long, but it’s just a “Wish List”, not a “List-Of-Everything-I-Must-Get-On-Valentine’s-Day”. And I’m pretty sure that the BF doesn’t read my blog, so it’s okay to have a wish list like this. Hahaha :p

ALSO, I can’t stress enough how important the thought is. It’s always the thought that counts. The more thought you put into the gift, the more cherished the gift is. It doesn’t matter how much it costs, or if you bought it or made it…

Okay, so here goes:

Does your lover like to collect anything? Coins? Snow globes? Pins? Hats? Get her/him something to add to their collection.

For me, I’ve started a collection of Hello Kitty dolls that I leave in my car. Everytime I stumble across a new one, I end up buying, winning, or some how [legally] obtaining them. The BF has bought me several of the dolls in my collection and I know I’d love to receive another! This is the Tokidoki for Hello Kitty doll that I absolutely LOVE from Sanrio.

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Another idea if you’re sort of sweetly old-fashioned, madly in love with your sweetheart and want to show your committment to them, or if your girl is just a jewelry type of person, a promise ring is something that a lot of women like to receive. And what better a time to give them such a token then on V-Day! Zales has a large assortment of promise rings that could fit a wide array of budgets. Of course you want to pick one that fits your budget as well as your gal, but personally, this one is my FAVORITE so far after reading the customer reviews, ratings, and after looking at the reviewers’ personal pictures of the ring on the site:

1/4 CT. T.W. Diamond Crisscross Ring in 10K White Gold

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Or, is your girl a techie at heart? Is there a specific gadget she’s had her eye on for a while? Something she really wants but would never buy for herself? Does she need a specific gadget? Maybe a digital camera to capture memories for that upcoming trip? Maybe her phone is falling apart or works only every other call? Maybe she needs a laptop to work on the go? Or an iPod to go to the gym with? Whatever it may be, just make sure you put some thought into it.

For me, I’d have two gadgets in mind that fall into the category of “I’d-love-to-have-one-but-I’d-never-buy-it-for-myself“. One is a 13-inch Apple Macbook Pro laptop with retina display, and the other is a Samsung Galaxy Note II cell phone.

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Another timeless gift is a gift of flowers. If she likes them, pick out your girl’s favorite colored flower, or her favorite flower in general. If you’re on a budget, Costco, or even Safeway has some nice arrangments or bunches of flowers.

Personally, I love lilies and roses. Or just a giant bushel of roses. I’m talking like 3 dozen roses. And I love pink. And red. Or orange is nice. LOL Well, I guess I just really like flowers, and the bigger the arrangement the better. But boy, can it get costly. I used to work at a florist and BOY! Some arrangments get really expensive!

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So, maybe she’s not a flowers person? But is she a food person? What’s her favorite type of food? Her favorite restaurant? Her favorite eating spot? If you’re good at cooking, maybe you can cook her something? If you’re not so good at cooking, cook her something anyway–She’ll probably be flattered that you spent the time doing that.

If you’re not so handy, order something. If she likes to eat clean, order her a fruit arrangment! Those are really popular now. They’re pretty AND healthy! Personally, I’d LOVE to receive one of these. They’re DELICIOUS! Edible Arrangments even delivers!

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Is your lady the type that likes to do her nails or get her nails done? You could pick out a few nail polishes for her or get her a certificate to her favorite nail salon for a manicure/pedicure combo!

Some really good quality brands for polishes are OPI or China Glaze. These run about $8.00-$9.00 a piece. If you’re looking for something a little cheaper but still good quality, I love Revlon and Essie. They’ll run you $5.00-$6.00 each. Nicole (by OPI) is pretty good too and can be found at places like Target for about $7.00. There are also other brands that I’ve heard are good too like Butter London. That might be something new to her and might be fun to try out.

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If you’re on a smaller budget, Mint Life Blog also has a V-Day idea post that has gifts ranging in price from $1.95 – $15.00! And these are all cute ideas too!

OR, if you’re the creative type, MAKE HER SOMETHING! This is always really impressive because you actually took the time out to pinpoint something she’d like, get the supplies, make the gift, and present it to her. There are a lot of sites on how to make Do-It-Yourself gifts.

If you’re not the crafty type, then maybe you can pick out something that has been handmade by someone else! A website called Etsy is a site specifically for sellers who make handmade goods. You can find ALL KINDS OF HANDMADE GIFTS on there! There’s GOT to be SOMETHING that your significant other would like on there. There’s handmade jewelry, handmade clothing, handmade dolls, handmade baby items, handmade EVERYTHING! They even have lists of compiled items specifically for V-Day that you can look at!

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For now, this is all I have time for, but I’ll post more as I think of things. Hope this helps so far!

My $3 Sheep

December 6, 2012 Leave a comment

This is my new friend. I couldn’t resist getting him at the price of $3. I got him at Target in that front section where everything is like a dollar or so. He’s soooo soft! and he is just a bit bigger than a fist size. Probably the perfect size for a present for a little baby or infant.

I bought this little guy for myself though. So cute!

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Petites “Pink Diamond” #578

June 11, 2012 1 comment

I posted yesterday about how Vanessa, from apostrophethecat.com had brought my belated birthday gifts. Among them was this! One of 3 nail polishes! This one is Petites brand in Pink Diamond #578. I absolutely love it because it is SO ME. Sparkly and light pink. It came out reaaallly nice! And I top coated it with another polish that Vanessa got me called Insta-Dry by Sally Hansen! It dries the polish in 30 seconds and acts as an anti-chip top coat! It really works too! Thank you Vanessa!!!

 

Breakfast For Grandma

January 18, 2012 3 comments

Today, I decided to make breakfast for my Grandma and I. I try to do this as much as possible so she eats something regularly.

This morning I cut her some Korean pear, made her some toast because toast is her favorite, and made her a cup of coffee. You see, my grandma would make me anything I wanted to eat when I was little and practically raised me, so now I’ve really grown to appreciate all she’s done for me. So, I want to take care of her as much as I can now.

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Now, I know I’ve mentioned the Target Christmas Clearance jellies before, but I must mention them again. They were PERFECT for my grandma. I got them from Target on Christmas clearance and they’re JUST the perfect size for my grandma to use. They’re small jars of Knotsberry Farm jelly just big enough for my grandma to try without getting overwhelmed about having too many big jars. It’d be a perfect gift for any Grandma I think!

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If you can find some, I’d highly recommend them. My Grandma really likes the strawberry one! 🙂

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Cool Handmade Gift Idea

January 12, 2012 Leave a comment

This past Christmas, I received a really neat handmade Christmas gift. It looks like one of those gifts that someone picked up at a craft fair. It’s a little deskpad post-it holder! (It’s actually one of those plastic picture frames that you can get from pretty much anywhere, but re-purposed for this post-it holder!)

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Any of you have cool handmade gift ideas??

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