Back by Popular Demand…

Hello! Happy New Year! 

I’m back! I have “dropped off the face of the earth” for awhile due to the dreaded flu and the holiday chaos. Yes, I was one of those “lucky” ones hit with illness over the holidays. 

If you haven’t been hit yet, take the necessary precautions to wipe things down, wash your hands frequently, and avoid sick people. 

I’m back! Watch out! :)  

Stocking Stuffer Surprises!

 Christmas Morning! I remember running down the stairs, early in the morning, in our pajamas, filled with anticipation and excitement wondering what did Santa bring? Our stockings would be overflowing with goodies- to the point they would have to be taken off the mantle (or in our case the railing on the stairs – we didn’t have a fireplace) to avoid falling down. 

Need new pajamas for Christmas morn? 

Holiday Pajamas

 I will say, waiting until now to purchase your holiday PJ’s, may be a mistake, as it was ‘slim-pickin’s’. But, I did manage to find some cute women’s nightshirts from Ribbons on Peoria that are adorable! Love the skiing Gnomes, I think they are my favorite! As well as, I hit some big box retailers like Target for the men’s pajama pants and JCPenny’s for the kid’s pajamas.

Over the past few years, I’ve become kind of lazy when it comes to stocking stuffers. I go the practical route like underwear, socks, chapstick and lotion. But, after shopping local (Tulsa) today, I have a whole new outlook on stocking stuffers! I was in stocking stuffer paradise! 

Ribbons on Peoria

For the kiddos, I’m loving the ‘About Face’ game and the stuffed alligator. What child wouldn’t love to see that cute little guy poking out of their stocking on Christmas morning? As well as, I’m digging the women’s gloves that allow you to use your smartphone without taking them off. And, who wouldn’t love an iCharge ALL that is a back up battery for your iPad, iPod, and iPhone? 

Splash - of - Fash

Teenage girl in your life? Head to Splash-of-Fash. This darling booth at The Market is owned and operated by a 14 year old. So, who better to know what that ‘hard-to-buy- for-teenager’ wants for Christmas? I’m thinking, bling, bling, and bling? How cute are those phone charms? 

The Gadget Company

A ‘gadget guy’ in your life? The Gadget Company is the perfect place to go holiday shopping. Love all the fun things you can find there for the guys in your life. Ladies….come on, what man doesn’t need ‘The Man’s Playbook’? 

Ida Red

When I walked into Ida Red, I, truly, feel like I walked into stocking stuffer paradise! It has so many fun, unique, and quirky things! If you don’t walk out of there with shopping bags filled with stocking stuffers, holiday gifts, and more – I don’t know what to tell you! So many fun things that reminded me, of my childhood, from kid’s toys to candy, as well as some interesting, new items too, like the ‘Mighty Wallet’ or the coasters of vintage signs around T-town. If I wasn’t on such a tight time schedule today, I would still be shopping there. 

The stockings are hung on the chimney with care….and ready to be filled! 

Happy Shopping! 


Ribbons on Peoria


The Gadget Company

Ida Red Boutique



Holiday Gift Giveaway – Card Cubby

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…..the holidays are upon us!

And, why not join in the fun and add to the ‘buzz’ and excitement of the holidays, by offering a few gift giveaways! 

I am very excited about this one….the Card Cubby!

Card Cubby

I raved about this product last year during the holidays, as well as throughout the year. I LOVE it! I have the card cubby and the coupon cubby. Both, are awesome sources of organization for me. Awesome! And, if you know me, you would know this is important! Have you seen my purse? 

You know how every retailer offers ‘reward cards’, ‘loyalty cards’ or whatever they want to call them these days? And, where do you keep them all? I had them shoved in every pocket in my wallet and purse. And, when it came time to find the one I was looking for, do you think I could find it? No! 

Card Cubby

With the Card Cubby, I have all of my ‘loyalty’ and ‘reward’ cards (or whatever you want to call them) in one place. Now, when I go into my purse, I know exactly where to find them. Both, the card and coupon cubby, have been lifesavers over the last few weeks as I try to shop for the holidays. 

There are a wide variety of colors and styles, but, I have to admit, I’m loving the Really Red Croc style. The bright red is easy to see in the car and/or in my purse. As well as, it is a good reminder to live a heart healthy lifestyle. Red is the color of the American Heart Association and the Go Red for Women campaign. (I have a special place in MY heart for his cause.)

So, don’t you want to run out and get one (or two) for yourself? Well, guess what! YOU have the opportunity to enter and win a Really Red Croc Card Cubby too! It’s a perfect gift idea. And, I didn’t say WHO the gift would be for…give to a loved one or keep for yourself! (I won’t tell!) 

The giveaway runs from December 12 – December 17, 2012.

Go to this link and enter for your chance to win! Good luck!

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