The Best ‘Sorry You’re Leaving’ Gifts


Pixabay   It’s sad when a colleague leaves. Even though they might be moving onto a better job and furthering their career, you and your team will no doubt be sad to see them go. But this is also a time for celebrations and wishing them well! And there is no better way to do that by getting them a nice little leaving gift. Unfortunately, leaving gifts aren’t always the easiest presents to buy. If you aren’t too sure what to buy a colleague, here are some great ideas.   Wine Basket   There is no better way to celebrate a new job than by popping open a bottle of vino. But why just buy your colleague one bottle of wine when your whole team could chip in and gift them a whole wine basket! You can click here for the full list of the best wine baskets available right now. These baskets come in decorative hampers and often include things as well as the wine. Normally, you’ll find that they include cheese and biscuits or other nibbles that go well with a glass … [Read more...]

early again? who is this girl?


Hey Everyone Well.. I started writing a few times yesterday but never managed to get them up! I just didn't feel very "blogesque" yesterday!  Today I am up Early.. never went back to sleep when David left and kept thinking about random things I wanted to do in the house/on the site/emails I need to reply to/send and all that kind of thing so i was making notes in my little notebook every few minutes so I was finally like.. I will just get up and try to nap later in the day- which doesn't ever seem to pan out for me for some reason but here is hoping- because I don't think I will make it all day without at least an hour of sleep! I also knew I was going to have a package today , and fedex generally comes a bit early and then my mom is going to stop by and pick up a few things - I am really hoping she might have a roast or some steaks she can bring me to make a recipe I found on a website with... It is likely that I would have gotten woke up anyways just a few min ago because the … [Read more...]

living the life ya’ll ;)


Hey Everyone Well. .I have to say that getting up early yesterday really helped me out with sleeping deep last night!  I never did get a nap so I think that helped even more. I was way to zonked to do it all over again this morning even though my mom was planning to go to Christian Ministries this morning and I haven't went there in a while. I got back to sleep pretty easily when David left for work and then around 8:00 they were weed eating or something outside and I was like ugh really- you all know when I get the yummy deep burrowing sleep which is rare for me- I try to get into it and keep it going lol. Oh and when I called my mom she ended up not going to the thrift shop anyways so.. I was thinking maybe she might go tomorrow but she says she has a bunch of tomatoes to can so.. I guess not lol .. I will eventually get back up there! I love going but I don't like wearing it out- and right now they are having like a quarter sale so you know it is a mad house- which it usually … [Read more...]

Selfies & Photo shoots oh my! (no pics in this one though!)


Hey Everyone So I didn't figure with what is going on in my family that my mom would come over today- that is why I spent like 2 hours taking selfies this morning to try to get in an  ambassador program for clothes lol. Anyways, I had been needing a few things that she said she had for me, so she brought them over and I was like ooh you can take my picture ha ha so we had a whole little photo shoot- I think like almost 40 pics all together. I might end up sharing some here. and might even switch out my sidebar pic with one too. I had planned to take a nap around 130 or so but I got to messing around with my pics and trying to pick one and editing it on photofy & on little moments ( I like the filters on that one) and then.. I got an email back about a review for the gift guide so.. the nap never happened ha ha. You all know I can barley make it when I get up at normal time without a nap so this is fun lol. My mom stayed almost an hour so that was a little bit different but … [Read more...]

Early & dress up


Hey Everyone Well.. I am here bright and Early this morning! I am trying this Early thing out for the first time in a while. ...since it seems like I just wake up, take out mars , talk to my mom, eat lunch, and get a little bit of pitching/emailing done and maybe a blog post then it is a few domestic things and bam it is time for dinner!  Which has been just fine and dandy while I wasn't in do all the things inspired mode but now.. it just isn't enough lol. I don't know if you know on gossip girl when Blairs step dad cyrus always says NOT ENOUGH but yeah like that ha ha. Our family got some bad news yesterday... I am not at liberty to share exactly because my facebook does link to my facebook fan page which links here and I don't know who might decide to get spry and stop by and all of that (though you know I have often wondered about that- if anyone in the family has ever clicked on over-if they have they never have said anything about it which is a good thing lol) I am … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Guide 2017:Looking For & Early Sponsor Shoutouts #holidaygiftguide


  Hey Everyone! I cannot believe that it is already time for Holiday Gift Guide 2017. I decided to start a bit earlier than usual this year, because I had already started to receive pitches!  I am thinking of starting in Mid August /Early Sepetmeber. This is my main post that will have all the information, my early sponsors (they get extra love and shoutouts) and of course a form to pitch me! This post will be pinned for a while, and then I will switch over to the actual guide being pinned at some point, with a link to this post of course! My blog turned 7  years old in May and I had an AMAZING time doing my gift guide last winter! I am not in the reviewing for just whatever I can get for free, and I also write very in depth reviews and not just copy/pasted information from the products site or press release. Actually, my last two guides went fairly well- and I did realize that a few of the reviews for the guides didnt' get tagged for guides so I will be going back to fix … [Read more...]