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A Survivor’s Guide to January

Monday, January 28th, 2013

My goodness, I don’t usually get the ‘Winter Blues’, but this year I’m praying Spring shows her face early this year. Here are a few things that I’ve been loving this month, simple necessities to see me through.

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1. Nightly bath with gorgeous products: to warm up and relax

2. A cozy book: to take me somewhere else

3. Fluffy slippers: to keep me snug

4. Enticing Drama’s: to help entertain

5. Green smoothies: to make up for all the carbs!

What are your survival secrets?

Deal Alert: Dirty Dancing MP3 Album $2.99

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Just a heads up that Amazon has some fab mp3 albums on sale today for only $2.99. My top pick is Dirty Dancing, classic.

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Thanks Hip2Save!

Gift Idea: Favorite Finds for Anyone, $10 and Under

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

In our opinion, a perfect gift is a little splurge for the recipient that they usually wouldn’t buy for themselves.

Today we’d like to share a few of our crowd favorites that everyone is sure to love…including your wallet!

Anthropologie mugs $6

We think this is the perfect gift. Last year Sarah gave them to our whole family. It’s so fun to have matching mugs, and Brad and I love having a cup of hot cocoa together after date night.

Notebook $2.99

We cannot get enough notebooks and love to give them as gifts. This one is from Target and SO cute for only $2.99. There’s something therapeutic about starting a new notebook at the start of a new year, don’t you think?

Zipper Lighters $6.31

Zipper lighters are our fave. Stylish and chic, we just love to have them in our kitchen drawer.

New Tunes around $10

The gift of music is underestimated in our eyes. We are old school and love nothing more than receiving a favorite CD from a loved one.

If your recipient is solely digital, you can’t go wrong with an itunes gift card, so they can pick out their own tunes (this is a especially great for any teen).

Starbucks Gift Card $5-$10

During this recession, many have eliminated from their budgets a favorite treat. A Starbucks gift card can always be used for a warm drink and sugary treat on a cold day.

We hope you found this roundup handy and inspiring to know you don’t have to break the bank to give a great gift!

Christmas Playlist

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Tis’ officially the season of Christmas tunes, and boy does it feel good! We thought it’d be fun to narrow down our absolute favorites for a go-to play list this season, here are our picks:

Sarah’s top 10:

It’s Beginning To look A Lot Like Christmas – Michael Buble

I’ll Be Home For Christmas – Johnny Mathis

Merry Christmas Darling – The Carpenters

Baby, It’s Cold Outside – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan

Christmas Day – She & Him

Have Yourself A Very Merry Christmas – Bing Cosby

Do They Know It’s Christmas Time – Band Aid

White Christmas – The Driffers

It Feels Like Christmas – The Muppets

O Holy Night – Nat King Cole

Em’s Top 10:

All I Want For Christmas Is You – Michael Buble

 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – Glee: The Christmas Album

Merry Christmas Darling – The Carpenters

Rocking Around The Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee

Wonderful Christmas Time– Paul McCartney

White Christmas – Otis Redding

Carol of the Bells – The Calling

Oh Holy Night – Lea Michelle

Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms

Sleigh Ride – Ella Fitzgerald

Ha, we only have one the exact same..not bad for sisters. But really, I couldn’t let Sarah steal the Carpenter’s now could I?

Are these your faves too, or do you have others? We’d love to hear!

Household Tip: Repurposing a Cooling Rack

Monday, August 6th, 2012

In the past little while, we’ve been really enjoying watching some of the British comedies I grew up with. They helps us unwind after a stressful day, and a half hour show is a perfect night cap! This is slightly problematic coz have to play them on my laptop since they are uk dvds so our ‘no tv in the bedroom’ rule is kinda being broken, as the bed is too comfy to resist. :)

Another downside is that my laptop was getting way overheated, so one night I thought of using a cooling rack to help it ventilate. It works perfectly, and has permanently moved from the kitchen to my nightstand. I love quick and free fixes!

We’re also in the market for an external speaker, to amp up the tunes. This one (found HERE) as been a hit in our sista’s home, and for around $20 I think we’ll give it a whirl.

Simple pleasures peeps, simple pleasures!