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Whole 30 gift ideas
Everything Else, New Year

Give A Whole 30 Gift

This January, I’ve set off on my third round of Whole 30. I return to it every year because I enjoy the reset I get after the indulgence of the holidays. Getting back to basics with food feels amazing after eating all the cookies and drinking all the wine in December. Each year, my sweet friend goes along on the journey with me. We encourage each other, we talk ourselves off the ledge of quitting, but mostly we are each there for one another from start to finish. I began thinking about how I could show her how grateful I am that she continues to do this with me. I missed my opportunity at the start of this round, but next time I’m sending her a little Whole 30 gift to show her how glad I am that she does this with me. I’m sending a few of the following:

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gift for dog lovers
New Pet

15 Perfect Gifts for Dog Lovers

Dogs. We don’t deserve them. For those of us that think dogs are one of the absolute best things in this world, receiving a gift that’s for our dog is even better than a gift for ourselves. If you have a person like this in your life, you can’t go wrong with any of these perfect gifts for dog lovers.

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Hostess, Thank You, Thanksgiving

Easy Thank You Gifts to Express Your Gratitude

I’m trying to be better about saying thanks. From the tiny instances of someone holding the door to the bigger moments in the past of thanking my mom for being such an amazing force in my life. There’s something about gratitude that forces you to be mindful, isn’t there? Then there’s the whole having an “attitude of gratitude” thing that has real merit. When you decide to really live in gratitude, everything has the potential to change. In fact, by literally writing down one little (or big) thing I’m grateful for every day, I’m able to take a step back and really ground down into my life and appreciate everything in it. This got me thinking of how to express gratitude to others in meaningful (but easy!) ways. Here are 5 quick and easy thank you gifts to express your gratitude to someone.Continue reading


Gift Giving Etiquette: How to Handle Those Awkward Gift Giving Situations

There is so much joy in giving the perfect gift. Selecting something great, packaging it in a memorable way, then enjoying the look on their face when it’s given. I truly enjoy giving thoughtful gifts to people. Still, there are a few situations that have made me wince. Thankfully, there is also some great advice on gift giving etiquette out there to keep giving, and receiving, from becoming an awkward experience.Continue reading

Everything Else, Travel

10 Gifts for People Who Love to Travel

“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien


Travelling anywhere is a gift, right? To pack your bags and go is one of the most exciting things in life. While nearly everyone I know loves to travel, some love it above all else. We’ve found a few wonderful gift ideas for people who love to travel that are sure to please the wanderers in your life.

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Birthday, Teens

10 Splendid Birthday Gift Ideas for Teen Girls

Ahh, teenagers. They’re awesome. Sure, they have a reputation as eye-rolling wonders who can’t put their phones down, and some of that is true. But in between the shrugs and eye rolls, there is a fantastic kid who is trying to find her way in this world. She deserves some patience when you can muster it, and she deserves some really cool gifts too. Check out this quick list of ten fantastic gift ideas for teen girls. Got better ideas? Let us know in the comments and we’ll include in an upcoming list.

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Everything Else, New Pet

Gift Subscription Review – Barkbox

Need an easy gift idea for a new pet? Read on. I’m knee-deep in all things puppy. For a little over three weeks, my home has gone from zero dogs, to one delightful/cute/criminal/sweet sugar baby of a dog. From crates to toys, puppy pads to shampoo, let’s say I’ve bought it all. After all, if it’ll make my life any easier right now (because puppies are hard, y’all) I’ll buy it.Continue reading