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.

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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?!?

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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?

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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!

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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. 

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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!

bookaboo

bookaboo

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 Amazon.com/originals. 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

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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!


Hatchimals – Hot Toy of the Season!

We have had a whirlwind start to our fall season. Between two family weddings, both kids sports and my daughters 10th birthday, I’ve barely had time to sit down and relax. Halloween is right around the corner, then comes Thanksgiving and then Christmas will be coming up quick. Normally for my daughter’s birthday or anytime I need to get her a gift, I know what to get her. She has very specific interests. However, for this birthday, I don’t know if it was just how busy we’ve been, I really struggled with what to get her. Until I saw a commercial for Hatchimals. As soon as I saw that, I not only knew that it was exactly what Bella would like, but also that it was going to be the hot toy of the seasonhatchimals (and one that will probably sell out quick).

hatchimals

About Hatchimals

Hatchimals live inside an egg. It’s a surprise as to which one you get! As you interact with your egg and take care of it, your Hatchimals prepares itself to hatch! It will interact back with you. Tap on the egg, it taps back. As you are interacting with the egg, you will notice the Hatchimals eyes glowing different colors through the egg.

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Each color means something different. For instance, when you see red that means the egg is upset and you need to rub the bottom of the egg. When the eyes are flashing orange, it means your pet has the hiccups so all you need to do is tap the egg! We had about eight adults and six kids (ages two on up to 12) surrounding this egg, waiting for it to hatch. When it began hatching, the entire room exploded with excitement!

After the Hatchimals hatch, it doesn’t end there! As you play and interact with your pet, he or she will go through various stages and interact right back. Teach it to talk, sing, dance and so much more! Can you see now why I’m calling this the hot toy of the season! It will sell out!

If you are looking for something unique that children of all ages will love, then I suggest picking up one right now. I’ve seen them at the store for $59.99, but if you hurry, you can get them on Amazon for $54.88! Get it before your kids ask for it and then you won’t be left scrambling and driving from store to store as we get closer to the holidays! Been there done that before…it’s not fun!

What was your favorite toy as a child?