15 Awesome Easter Basket Filler Ideas

Easter Basket Filler Ideas

My kids are always so excited to get their baskets on Easter Sunday and I hate to just fill them up with candy so I like to mix it up a little and get each kid a few small surprises to go in their baskets in addition to their sweet treats! I love to throw in a few activity items like sidewalk chalk and Mad Libs to keep the kids busy and perhaps a couple of small toys. Of course the Easter Bunny always gets all the credit but I get to see the joy on their faces when they dig into their goodies. Here are a few awesome Easter basket filler ideas:

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15 Creative Mardi Gras Activities for Kids

15 mardi gras activities

Mardi Gras celebrations typically take place in the week or two before Fat Tuesday, which signals the beginning of Lent on Wednesday and the end of the celebrations, however here in Northwest Florida Mardi Gras is like a season that lasts a couple of months! We have parades, king cake ceremonies and lots of parties during January and February and the kids love to get involved with fun Mardi Gras crafts so I’ve rounded up a few of our favorite craft ideas here:

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10 Cheap Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day

10 Cheap Date Ideas for Valentine's Day

For many February is still a time of recovery and rebuilding savings after the holidays, which can put a damper on Valentine’s Day for many couples. The good news is there are some great options for cheap dates for Valentine’s Day.

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25 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Him

25 Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Him

If the men in your life are anything like mine then it can be hard to buy them gifts that are just right. They don’t tend to need much and they seem make a habit of buying their own goodies when they want them. Well check out the list below for some great Valentine’s Day gift ideas he’ll truly enjoy that show you love and appreciate him!

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Live Life More Fully! Light the Candles

Live Life More Fully! Light the Candles

Live life more fully! That’s what I plan to do this year. I don’t really believe in New Year’s Resolutions and I wrote a post about that recently, why I believe goals and priorities are more important and achievable. However I do think that the beginning of a new year is the best time to assess and evaluate your goals and priorities – so whatever you want to call it, goal or resolution – one of my biggest this year is to live life more fully. I don’t mean take lots of trips to exotic locales or do anything wild and crazy, but to take more joy in the small moments.

Life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans.

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Thanks so much for a fabulous 2016!  Wishing you all a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from my family to yours! I’ll be taking Christmas Eve and Christmas day off of posting to spend time with my kids, but I’ll be back on Wednesday with my regularly scheduled Publix trip. Have a blessed holiday!

Forget Resolutions! Free 2017 Goals & Priorities Planner

Forget Resolutions! Free 2016 Goals and Priorities Planner

I’m a strong believer in making goals but statistics show that only 8% of people are successful in achieving their New Year’s Resolutions. On the other hand you are much more likely to be successful if you have written down specific, measurable goals that you regularly review. That doesn’t sound too difficult does it?

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Hilarious Gift Ideas for Co-Workers & Office Parties

Our annual office holiday party is always a riot and we all enjoy participating in a “Dirty Santa” gift exchange where everyone brings a wrapped gift (usually a max of $20), we draw numbers to see who gets to pick first and the next people in line can either “steal” an already opened gift (up to twice per gift or it might never end) or choose another wrapped gift. It’s hilarious when everyone wants to steal the same gift and super fun to see what everyone brings. Sometimes it’s pretty obvious when people are re-gifting something they’d really like to get rid of and there are always the usual gift cards and alchohol gift sets, but the best ones are the funny but useful gifts that everyone wants to fight over so I pulled together this list of my favorite amusing gift ideas for co-workers and office parties.

I Survived Another Meeting That Should Have Been An Email Coffee Mug Knock Knock Make a Decision Pad
Executive Mini-Sandbox – Beach Break Over 30 Different Mood and Practical Flip-Over Messages – includes Erasable Pen and blank boards to write your own
FUN Emoji Face Squeeze Balls- 12 ~ 3” Stress Relax Emotional Toy Balls The Butt Office Supply Station Desk Accessory Holder
How to Poo At Work The Official BS Button
Stress Buster Desktop Punching Ball Adult Coloring Book Maybe Swearing Will Help w/ Sargent Art Colored Pencils, Set of 50

 

The Ultimate Wine Lovers Gift Guide

What kind of gift do you get for that friend or loved one who already has everything? Well if you have any wine lovers on your gift list then that makes it easy to find the perfect gift they’re sure to enjoy. There are so many wine themed gifts to choose from – everything from this hilarious glass that holds a whole bottle of wine to the practical plant watering spikes that used recycled wine bottles.

4 Plant Water Spikes For Plants and Flowers – Recycled Wine Bottle Watering System Unisex Christmas Cotton Socks If You Can Read This Bring Me A Wine
Wine-Opoly Monopoly Board Game Wine Tumblers, 10-Ounce, Set of 2, Merlot and Pink
Aerating Wine Pourer Crystal Decanter Spout Ready to Stumble Funny Wine Glass 13 oz
Wine Coloring Book For Adults Ultimate Wine Bottle Glass
Wine Stakes Set, Wine Sticks Holds Bottle and 2 Glasses Preventing Them from Spilling or Breaking CounterArt Chalkboard Wine Glass Cutting Board, 15 x 12 Inches