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2 In Amazon/ holidays/ valentines day

15 Fun Valentine’s Day Finds

15 fun Valentine's Day finds - satin pajamas, valentine's pajamas, wine glasses, Dash waffle iron, Valentine's decor and more

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Here are 15 Fun Valentine’s Day Finds to spoil yourself or loved ones. From fun pajamas, to accessories, decor, wine glasses, a fondue set and more. These are some of my favorite Amazon Valentine’s Day finds for Galentine’s and love day.

15 Fun Valentine’s Day Finds

Headbands – immediately add to cart. These are just too adorable and the cutest way to accessorize for love day. Comes as a 4 pack.

 

Yuxung 4 Pack Valentine's Day Knotted Headbands, Pearl Crystal Gemstone Heart Shape Jewelry Headbands for Women and Girls, Fashionable Retro Headbands for Valentine Party Dating Head Accessories

 

Wine glasses – how gorgeous are these wine glasses? Whether you are sipping on some red at home with your beau or toasting to your girlfriends, these are so pretty.

 

Red Wine Glasses Set of 2,Pink Crystal Wine Glass,Lead-Free Goblet,Unique Gifts for Women,Birthday,Wedding,Anniversary,Valentine's Day(18oz, Pink)

 

Pink glitter – this glitter would make for the prettiest drinks. Add it to my Blushing Rose Fizz, click here for the recipe.

 

Brew Glitter Light Pink (4g, 1x Shaker Jar) | Edible Glitter for Drinks, Cocktails, and Beverages

 

Satin pajamas – if lounging at home is your Valentine vibe, these satin pajamas are a must.

 

Valentines Wreath – adorn your front door with this super cute heart wreath.

J'FLORU Valentine's Day Wreaths for Front Door 20 Inch Valentine's Day Wreath with Pink Red Hearts and Berries Valentines Day Gifts Anniversary Wedding Decorations

 

 

Heart shaped  mugs – coffee, tea or hot chocolate would just be darling in these insulated heart shaped mugs. Or try my red velvet latte, click here for recipe.

 

Godinger Espresso Cups, Coffee Mug Set, Heart Mugs, Glass Coffee Mugs, Double Wall Insulated Glass Coffee Cups - 8oz, Set of 2

 

Fondue set – fondue is one of our Valentine’s traditions and I just love this fondue set.

[Bigger and Improved] Zen Kitchen Fondue Pot Set, Glazed Ceramic Fondue Set for Chocolate Fondue or Cheese Fondue Set

 

Slippers – pamper your feet with these comfy slippers.

Dearfoams Pink Fuzzy Heart Valentines Slippers for Women

 

Pajamas – for the littles because you need pajamas for every holiday.

 

 

 

Kids shirt – this shirt is perfect for her or him for their school Vday party.

 

Custom Kingdom Boys and Girls Loved Long Sleeve Valentines Day T-Shirt

 

Galentine’s game – bring some fun to your galentine’s party with these card games.

Big Dot of Happiness Be My Galentine - 4 Galentine’s & Valentine’s Day Party Games - 10 Cards Each - This or That, Most Likely to, Drink If, Gals - Gamerific Bundle

 

 

 

Floral picks – Make a cute centerpiece for Valentine’s Day.

LLZLL Valentine's Day Gifts, 6 Pack Valentine’s Day Picks Pink Heart Berry Stems with Red Berry and Leaf for Valentine’s Day Wedding Party Center Pieces Decoration (17inch)

 

 

Plates – these would be perfect for serving a your Valentine’s fondue or those red velvet waffles.

 

 

Dash waffle iron – a must for Valentine’s breakfast or a Galentine’s brunch.

And here is my recipe for red velvet waffles

 

DASH Mini Waffle Maker Machine for Individuals, Paninis, Hash Browns, & Other On the Go Breakfast, Lunch, or Snacks, with Easy to Clean, Non-Stick Sides, Red Heart 4 Inch

 

Bath Bombs – kids love these bath bombs with fun squishy surprises inside.

 

Valentines Bath Bombs for Kids with Surprise Toy Inside, Lovely Holiday Scents, USA Made, Kids Safe Ingredients, Won't Stain Tub, 6 Holiday Bath Bomb for Kids Bubble Bath by Two Sisters

 

For more Valentine’s Day ideas check out

This a-doh-able Valentine’s Playdoh printable

Candy free Valentine’s ideas for kids

My Valentine’s popcorn

 

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9 In Christmas/ food/ holidays

Buddy the Elf’s Christmas snack mix

Buddy the elf's Christmas snack mix. Glass cannister filled with m&ms, maple syrup crackers, candy coated pretzels, marshmallows

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This is Buddy the Elf’s Christmas Snack Mix. It’s filled with the flavors of maple syrup crunchies, marshmallows, candy canes from the candy cane forest and chocolate candy M&Ms’s.

Anyone who has watched Elf or has an affinity for elf culture knows that syrup and candy make up a majority of an elf’s diet.  And this holiday snack mix has it all! It’s the perfect little snack to munch on while having a Christmas movie marathon or gift to friends in little mason jars.

What is in Buddy the Elf’s Christmas snack mix?

  • Maple syrup flavored goldfish crackers (these are a special edition you can only find for the holidays and it will fill your snack mix with the aroma of Buddy’s favorite maple syrup!)
  • Pretzels covered in white chocolate and crushed candy canes from the candy cane forest
  • M&M’s because candy, duh!
  • Chow mein noodles just like Buddy’s famous spaghetti.
  • Marshmallows
  • Candied nuts

Buddy the elf's Christmas snack mix. Glass cannister filled with m&ms, maple syrup crackers, candy coated pretzels, marshmallows

Here is Buddy the Elf’s Christmas Snack Mix

Ingredients:

  • 1 package Elf edition maple syrup flavored goldfish crackers (linking them on Amazon here)
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 1/2 cups pretzels
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips (I like to use Ghiradelli melting wafers).
  • 2 candy canes, crushed
  • 1 cup honey roasted almonds
  • 1 bag red and green M&Ms
  • 1 cup Chow mein noodles

 

Directions:

1.) Line a baking sheet with some parchment paper and lay out the pretzels.

2.) In the microwave melt the white chocolate chips.

3.) Using a spoon or fork, drizzle the white chocolate over the pretzels.

4.) Sprinkle the crushed candy canes on top of the white chocolate pretzels immediately while the chocolate is still warm then allow to cool.

5.) In a large bowl, mix together crackers, marshmallows, M&Ms, chow mein noodles and almonds.

6.) Once the white chocolate covered pretzels are cooled, break apart.

7.) Add the pretzels to the bowl with other ingredients and mix together.

8.) Pour into a glass canister with a lid or in a mason jar.

 

Enjoy!

 

Eating Buddy the Elf's Christmas Snack Mix while watching Buddy the Elf. Christmas living room watching Christmas movies

 

For more of my favorite Christmas treats check out

The best Christmas tree dip

Homemade gingerbread syrup for your coffees, waffles or pancakes

My homemade Irish Cream

13 of the best Christmas cookies

 

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Eating Buddy the Elf's Christmas Snack Mix while watching Buddy the Elf. Christmas living room watching Christmas movies

Buddy the Elf's Christmas Snack Mix

This is Buddy the Elf’s Christmas Snack Mix. It’s filled with the flavors of maple syrup crunchies, marshmallows, candy canes from the candy cane forest and chocolate candy M&Ms’s. The perfect snack for a Christmas movie marathon.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack

Ingredients
  

  • 1 package Elf edition maple syrup goldfish crackers
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 1/2 cups pretzels
  • 1 cup white melting chocolate
  • 2 candy canes crushed
  • 1 cup honey roasted almonds
  • 1 bag red and green M&M's
  • 1 cup chow mein noodles

Instructions
 

  • Line a baking sheet with some parchment paper and lay out the pretzels.
  • In the microwave melt the white chocolate chips.
  • Using a spoon or fork, drizzle the white chocolate over the pretzels.
  • Sprinkle the crushed candy canes on top of the white chocolate pretzels immediately while the chocolate is still warm then allow to cool.
  • In a large bowl, mix together crackers, marshmallows, M&Ms, chow mein noodles and almonds.
  • Once the white chocolate covered pretzels are cooled, break apart.
  • Add the pretzels to the bowl with other ingredients and mix together.
  • Pour into a glass canister with a lid or in a mason jar.
Keyword Christmas, holiday recipes, snack
0 In Gift Guides/ holidays

Best toys for boys ages 5 and up this Christmas

Gift guide for boys ages 5 and up Moose Toys. Boy sitting in front of Christmas tree with Treasure X, Doo Doo Kangaroo and other toys

The holidays are right around the corner, and I have partnered with Moose Toys to curate the ultimate Gift Guide selection for boys ages 5+.

With Christmas coming and so many toys on the market, it can be hard to find the perfect gift! As a mom to two boys, I’m always hearing about the latest toys and got my pulse on what all the boys want. Some of my son’s favorite toys are from Moose Toys.

Gift guide for boys ages 5 and up Moose Toys. Boy sitting in front of Christmas tree with Treasure X, Doo Doo Kangaroo and other toys

Moose Toys creates, manufactures, and markets toy brands across many categories. The action figure, arts, craft & activity, collectible, doll, games, plush, preschool and youth electronic toy aisles are where you’ll find “Wow” toy brands!

I’m sharing some of the best toys for Christmas for boys ages 5 and up.

Christmas gift guide toys for boys ages 5 and up Moose Toys Heroes of Goo Jit Su

  •  Akedo (core) The new series 5 Thematic Beast Strike comes with all new warriors and weapons.  Collect them all and let them battle it out!

Christmas gift guide toys for boys ages 5 and up Moose Toys Akedo

  •  Doo Doo KangarooThis will for sure become a family favorite game! They will have so much fun feeding the kangaroos strawberry donuts, flushing the toilet and watching the kangaroo do the Doo Doo.

Christmas gift guide toys for boys ages 5 and up Moose Toys Doo Doo Kangaroo

  • Flipslide – Moose GamesThis is the game cube that anyone can solve! It comes with 4 different competitive modes so that you can challenge yourself, family or friends.

Gift Guide for Boys ages 5 and up Moose Toys Flipside Game

 

I hope that this list is helpful and takes some of the guesswork out of the equation for you in finding the best toys for boys ages 5 and up on your list this holiday season. You can find all Moose Toys by clicking the link here.

 

And for more gift ideas, be sure to check out my ultimate Gift Guide for everyone on your list.

11 In DIY/ food/ holidays

The best hostess gift to give for the holidays – overnight breakfast strata

The best hostess gift idea to give for the holidays - overnight breakfast strata. Aluminum baking tray with printable gift tag and ribbon

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The holidays are upon us and no one likes to show up empty handed am I right? This is the best hostess gift to give for the holidays, my overnight breakfast strata. Not only is it extremely thoughtful for your hostess, but it’s super easy to put  together and is the only thing I will give from now on. All they have to do is simply bake and enjoy!

I’m sharing my recipe below and my printable gift tag.

 

The Best Hostess Gift For The Holidays

Now I would never turn down a bottle of wine, chocolates, nice candle or truly anything that someone thought to bring me. But if you’ve ever hosted a party or event before the holidays, we all know it can be stressful. The next day my house usually looks like a tornado blew through and I’m usually exhausted from all the party prep and the fun. Showing up at someone’s door with a ready to bake breakfast for the next day will be a welcome surprise for your hostess and her family.

To make this hostess gift you will need:

  • Disposable 9×13 baking dish
  • Ingredients for the Overnight Breakfast Strata
  • Ribbon
  • Copy of my printable (make sure you’re a subscriber so you have access to my printable library) or a handwritten note.

Prepare the overnight strata in a disposable pan according to recipe. Cover with aluminum foil.

NOTE – Do not deliver this baked. Give to your hostess chilled and have them place in the fridge so that they just pop in the oven the next morning 🙂

Add some ribbon and a little thank you note.

You can absolutely write your own. I printed up this cute little note including the recipe for my overnight breakfast strata for if your hostess decides to return the favor one day or make again for her family. And trust me, they will! This recipe is soooo good!

Click here to go to my printable library and download the printable! (Password in your email from me)

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The best hostess gift idea for the holidays - overnight breakfast strata. Thank you tag that says "Something special just for you to make the next morning a little easier"

the best hostess gift to give for the holidays - overnight breakfast strata. Recipe card

thank you cards with kraft paper envelope red white and green velvet Christmas ribbon

Overnight Breakfast Strata

Ingredients:

  • 12 eggs
  • 3 cups half and half
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded gruyere cheese
  • 1 cup ham, diced
  • 1 cup chives, chopped
  • 1 cup red peppers, diced
  • 1 loaf french bread, torn into pieces
  • salt, pepper, garlic powder, ground mustard to taste

The best hostess gift to give for the holdiays - overnight breakfast strata. Disposable baking dish, eggs, loaf of bread

Directions:

1.) Grease the inside of a disposable 9×13 baking dish.

2.) In a large bowl, beat together eggs, half and half, cheeses, ham, chives, peppers and seasonings.

3.) Place the torn bread chunks into the baking dish.

4.) Pour the egg mixture over the bread and use a spatula to fold the bread on top so it is evenly covered.

The best hostess gift to give for the holidays overnight breakfast strata. Bowl of mixed eggs, cheese about to pour into pan of torn french bread.

The best hostess gift to give for the holidays - overnight breakfast strata. All strata ingredients in a baking dish to chill in refrigerator.

5.) Cover with aluminum foil and chill. Allow the strata to chill in the refrigerator for at least one hour prior to baking.

6.) When ready, bake at 350 degrees F, uncovered for about 50 minutes or until golden brown.

The best hostess gift to give for the holidays, overnight breakfast strata.

 

For more handmade gift ideas check out

This DIY simmer pot gift

My homemade Irish Cream

Housewarming gift

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