Best Gift Ever – Kindle Unlimited

If there is one thing I look forward to each and every single day (besides a hot shower) it’s the time I set aside to read. I still remember the day my mom took me to the public library and I got my very own library card. Going to the library and checking out books was my absolute favorite thing to do. Even now, as an adult, I love just sitting in a library. I often wish I would have gone to school to be a librarian. Working at the library and helping people find what they are looking for sounds like the perfect job for me. It really does! While I still love going to the library, I do prefer to read on my Kindle Paperwhitebest gift. My husband bought me one for my birthday last year and I have used it every single day since! The best thing I ever did was get a membership to Kindle Unlimited! It really is the best gift ever!

About Amazon Kindle Unlimited

The program offers:

  • Unlimited reading from over 1 million ebooks
  • Unlimited listening to thousands of audiobooks
  • Read on any device

For me, deciding to get a membership to Kindle Unlimited has really allowed me to branch out and read different genres and different authors. Right now I am starting my 68th book for the year. 68! I don’t know that I would have read that many if it weren’t for Kindle Unlimited or my Kindle Paperwhite.

You get all of this for just $9.99 per month!! Just fill up your Kindle Paperwhitebest gift and pop it in your purse. So while you are waiting in the pick up line at school, at your child’s sports practice…basically anywhere, you can be reading without having to worry about needing light or carrying a heavy book around. My favorite is to sit in my car during my daughters basketball practice and enjoy whatever I’m currently reading while also enjoying the heated seats!

Amazon Kindle for Kids Bundle

It wouldn’t be Amazon if they didn’t have an amazing Kindle bundle for kids! My son is in middle school and they have to carry a book with them every single day for silent reading during homeroom. Kids have to carry enough heavy stuff around as it is, so lighten the load a bit and Shop Amazon Devices – All-New Kindle for Kids Bundlebest gift. The kids bundle includes:

  • The latest Kindle without sponsored screensavers
  • Free cover (you choose the color)
  • 2 year worry free guarantee (if they break it, Amazon replaces it for free…no questions asked!)

Unlike tablets, the Kindle for kids offers ZERO distractions. They just read! You can set reading goals and track their progress with Kindle FreeTime. Also, and this part is important, this Kindle does not come with a backlight. So bedtime is still bedtime. Note: Kindle Paperwhite has a backlight.

So while you are thinking about trying to find the best gift ever for those on your holiday gift giving list, consider giving a gift that keeps on giving day after day! Here is the one I got. He even bought me a beautiful Coach purse too. I was so spoiled last year!

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See…now you really want a Kindle Paperwhite and the awesome Kindle Unlimited membership, don’t you? Be sure to sign up for the FREE 30 day trial below to see if you like it as much as I do!

Join Amazon Kindle Unlimited 30-Day Free Trial

What is the best gift you’ve ever received?

Custom Bottle Opener – Snake Bite Co.

The holidays are quickly approaching, and if you are like me, you are scratching your head to come up with a unique item to get that special someone on your holiday gift list. For me, that special someone is my husband. He has to be one of the hardest people to shop for. Sure he collects watches, but really…how many watches can a guy have (he has 12…not joking)? As I wander through store after store, and looking at all of the watches the store has, I end up feeling defeated pretty quickly because I don’t want to get him a watch, but what else do I get a guy that has whatever he wants? I mean, he doesn’t really want much and the things he does want, he usually needs so he buys it. Which leaves me with zero ideas on what to get him! It’s as if the Snake Bite Co. heard my cries! With their custom bottle opener, which is also a key chain (super convenient and smart!), I can get my husband that unique gift item I am looking for and he gets something that is both useful and really cool!

*This is a partnered post. I was sent the following product for the purpose of this post. All opinions are 100% my own.

custom bottle opener

One of the first things I noticed about this custom bottle opener is the care and attention to detail the Snake Bite Co. put into the packaging. Each bottle opener comes in it’s own little drawstring bag (my daughter has already claimed the bag for herself once my husband is done with it) and since I had the bottle opener personalized with my husband’s initials, the bag was personalized as well! When I am purchasing a gift, I really appreciate when a company takes things a step further and really pays attention to the detail. I can’t tell you if my husband noticed that little detail, but I did and let’s face it, that’s all that matters, right?!?

custom bottle opener

About the Snake Bite Co.

The Snake Bite Co. is an American manufacturer of quality products that are ready to be used everyday, for years to come. We pair the best materials with the most talented craftspeople to create the highest quality products. We’re drawing a line in the sand for other brands that claim to be something they’re not and making our mark with everything we build; 100% sourced & handcrafted in the U.S.A. 

We build products & apparel for the after hours, the happy hours, and the weekend — all the times when you’re ready to enjoy life.

custom bottle opener

So…what do you think? Does this make a great holiday gift idea or what? But guess what…I’m not done! Thanks to the generosity of the Snake Bite Co., one lucky reader will win an e-voucher worth two Snake Bites of their choice. This includes free shipping too! For everyone else that enters and does not win the e-voucher, you will receive a 15% off code good for anything on the site (minus custom items). Sounds great, right?!?

If the widget above does not load, you can enter my simply visiting this link. Good luck!!

Who would you make a custom bottle opener for on your gift list?

For more information about the Snake Bite Co. you can visit them on the web at:

Facebook – @SnakeBiteCo

Twitter – @SnakeBiteCoUSA

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Holiday Gift Guide 2016

The holiday gift giving season is right around the corner. I know I said it the other day, but I really can’t believe it’s already almost November! When I say it seems like my kids just finished the previous school year, I’m not joking! Our summer flew by with lots of weddings, wedding showers and birthdays galore! But…soon enough, Thanksgiving will be here and before we know it, Christmas. So it’s time to buckle down and start making those holiday gift giving and gift wish lists (great printable for kids…and it’s FREE)! Each year I do a holiday gift guide and this year is no different!

holiday gift guide

About the Holiday Gift Guide

You’ve probably seen other sites doing a holiday gift guide. Mine is slightly different. Rather than put each product in one post, I give each product it’s own post and each holiday gift guide is linked in my menu bar. I have found, over the years, that by doing my holiday gift guide this way, it allows each product to get it’s own focus and best of all, these products are looked at more than just during the holidays! You can check out my past holiday gift guides here (this link takes you to my 2015 holiday gift guide)!

How to get your product featured

You want to get your product featured, don’t you?!? Simply email me at the email above or click on the Contact Me link at the top of my site. I am more than happy to go over my requirements and what your submission includes!

I am still looking for submissions in the following categories:

  • Gifts for men, women, children
  • Stocking stuffers
  • Gifts for pets
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Clothing

Don’t see a category for your product, contact me! I would love to talk to you about including your product in my gift guide!

What item would you like to see in this years Holiday Gift Guide?

Bookaboo – An Amazon Original Series

When my kids were younger, I remember really struggling to find TV shows that I felt were appropriate for them and that didn’t make me want to shove pointy objects in my ears. My daughter, at two years old, became obsessed with Caillou. I’m telling you, I’ve never disliked a fictional character as much as I disliked Caillou. However, she was absolutely taken by him, so much so that my sister in-law found a stuffed Caillou in a store in Canada and brought it home for her. I thought maybe just getting to sleep with that stuffed toy would be enough, but no…she had to watch the show AND hold Caillou at the same time. The lovely people at Amazon has heard our cries for appropriate children shows and has announced a brand new Amazon Original Kids Series, Bookaboo that is set to premier this Friday, October 28, 2016, on Prime Video in the US and UK!

*This is a partnered post. 


About Bookaboo

Inspiring parents to read to and with their children in order to develop a lifelong love of reading is the main purpose of Bookaboo. Bookaboo, along with his bandmates Paws and Growler, travel the globe playing drums to their adoring fans with one little catch…Bookaboo can’t play without a story a day! A famous face helps empower Bookaboo to return to stage each episode with a favorite story. This favorite story the celebrity guest brings is brought to life through animation and interactive and energetic reading. This successfully restores Bookaboo’s “bojo” and allows him to return to stage to perform! Some famous face you will see are:

  • Paula Abdul
  • Rachelle Lefevre
  • Molly Parker
  • Hannah Simone
  • Emily Van Camp
  • Selma Blair
  • Michael Sheen
  • Guillermo Diaz
  • Adam Copeland
  • Chris Hadfield
  • Antonio Brown

Today I made a special visit to my little 2 year old friends house to share Bookaboo with her. While watching Bookaboo, she had a blast playing with some fun musical toys I brought over for her. I’m not sure dad will be all that pleased with the all that musical wonderfulness he will be walking into after a long day at work, but this little girl had a blast!



The entire first season will be available, at no additional cost, to Prime Members this Friday, October 28, 2016. Members will be able to stream and enjoy Bookaboo on the Amazon Video app for TVs, on connected devices like Amazon Fire TV and mobile devices, or online at If you don’t have Amazon Prime, then you can Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trialbookaboo. As a Prime member, you will also have the option to download the series to a mobile device for offline viewing. Pick up a pair of these volume limiting headphonesbookaboo and let your kids watch Bookaboo on your next road trip! Think about how amazingly quiet your car ride will be! You’re welcome!

Which favorite story would you like to see read on Bookaboo?

Dear Santa Free Printable

Can you believe that Christmas is right around the corner? My kids, like most kids, are already starting to talk about what they want for Christmas. I know they are getting older, so obviously their wants are getting bigger (and more expensive), but this year we have decided to rein them in a bit and sort of guide their “wants” with this Dear Santa free printable. This way they are writing down things they want, but also thinking about things they need to. After adopting a 16 year old girl for Christmas and seeing things like a winter jacket, boots and clothing items on her Christmas list, it really got me thinking about my own kids Christmas lists. I don’t want to take away the magic and fun of Christmas, but I think with this Dear Santa free printable, kids can ask for the things they really want and also think about things they need too.

Free Dear Santa Printable

dear santa

What I like most about this free printable is it gets kids to really think about what they are asking. With my middle school son, he’s always asking for shoes or name brand clothes that are outside of the budget we set for things like that. Sometimes, when he’s asking for a particular pair of shoes of maybe a sweatshirt that is outside of that budget we set, we tell him “make sure you put it on your list for Christmas“. It’s not that we don’t want to get him (or our daughter) the shoes they would like, but by redirecting them to consider asking for it for Christmas, it allows us to really see if they truly want it or do they want it because it’s the cool thing at that moment. More times than not, they don’t really want those shoes…they just think they do because some kids at school have them and they are “cool”!

And please, don’t think that by giving this Dear Santa free printable to your kids that you are only getting them five presents! You’re mom and dad, get them as many presents as you would like. This just helps narrow down their thinking and really allows them to think through what they are asking! For instance, for the past couple years, my daughter has asked for some old school TV series on DVD. One year we got her the Full Housedear santa complete series (which, if you are thinking about it, this is amazing price for it right now). Another year we got her the complete series for Boy Meets Worlddear santa (again, this is another amazing price). So, continuing with tradition of introducing her to the amazing TV we had in the 80’s and 90’s, I’m thinking about getting her the complete series for Saved By the Bell or maybe even Family Tiesdear santa!

Please feel free to print the free Dear Santa printable! I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!

Print the Dear Santa FREE Printable HERE!