Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Plan Your Gift Exchange with Elfster

The holidays are almost here but there's still plenty of time to organize a Secret Santa gift exchange with your family, friends or co-workers. Especially, if you use a website like Elfster.com
Elfster is a simple, 3 step process that will seamlessly guide you through setting up and carrying out any gift exchange throughout the entire year! Just follow these steps:

1. Invite family and friends
2. Draw names
3. Exchange gifts

How much easier could it be?! Plus, Elfster has some other cool features too! You can actually make a wishlist and share it on social media, so that friends and family know exactly what to get you. But need gift ideas for someone else? You can easily browse Elfster's trending gifts page for some inspiration.

Gift exchanges are a great idea to save money but still give/receive a special something. So check out Elfster and set up any gift exchange all year round!

Do you participate in an annual gift exchange?!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Holiday Specials at Bonefish Grill + A $10 Gift Card for All Readers!!!!


If you've never been to Bonefish Grill before, you have to try it immediately! I've been to various locations and I have yet to be disappointed! The atmosphere is upscale, while also maintaining a relaxed and casual vibe. My service has always been great and their Happy Hours are awesome! (Yes, I'll admit, I do have a Bonefish near my work that I visit for the occasional after-work celebratory drink.) 

Bonefish also has some awesome new specials for the winter season. Check out some of the new items that I'm DYING to try:

Winter White Cosmopolitan: Reyka Vodka, St. Germain Elderflower liqueur, white cranberry juice + fresh lime juice.
BFG Imperial Dip: Creamy crab meat, shrimp + scallops served with crispy flatbread chips.
One-Pound Alaskan King Crab Legs: Succulent, sweet crab served "lazy man style"- pre cracked + ready to eat- with red bliss potatoes, steamed asparagus + warm butter for dipping.
OREO Cookies + Cream Flatbread: Brioche flatbread topped with chocolate ganache, whipped cream + sprinkled with OREO cookie pieces.
Don't these look and sound amazing? I've already told my boyfriend that we're going to Bonefish ASAP so that I can try them all out! And, so that you can try them too, here's a $10 GIFT CARD to use on any dinner purchase! All you have to do is present the coupon upon your next visit before 12/30/2014. 

*Expires 12/30/2014. $10 off dinner purchase only. Excludes tax, alcohol and gratuity. Dine-in only at participating Bonefish Grill locations. Not valid with any other offer, discount or coupon. One coupon per table, per visit. Other restrictions may apply. No cash value. Distribution of this coupon belongs exclusively to authorized representatives of Bonefish Grill, LLC and/or its affiliates. Bonefish Grill strictly prohibits the reproduction of this coupon in any form or the sale or exchange of it in any forum. Coupon must be surrendered upon redemption. Coupon will not be replaced if lost or stolen. Prices, product participation and restaurant hours may vary by location. Void where prohibited by law. Excludes Group & Event Dining. Valid through 12/30/2014. Redeem using C6-$-MGR/6.61

I'm so excited to be able to provide this gift card to my valued readers. I hope you use it for a great meal and a fun night out with someone you love! 

And, in case you've never been to Bonefish Grill before, here is my list of my FAVORITE menu items that I HIGHLY recommend: 

Bonefish Pomegranate Martini: A house-made infusion with Fris vodka, pomegranate, and fresh mango.
Bang Bang Shrimp: Crispy, tossed in a creamy, spicy sauce.
Singapore Calamari: Flash-fried with peppers + sweet spicy Asian sauce.
Lobster Grilled Cheese: Cheddar, smoked mozzarella, North Atlantic lobster chunks with fresh greens + lobster bisque. 
Bang Bang Shrimp Crispy Tacos: Served street taco-style in two crispy wonton shells with fresh tomato, shredded lettuce + sour cream.


What menu item are you dying to try?

Thursday, December 11, 2014

#GiftGuide: Top Last Year's Gifts with Firebox.com

I'll be honest here- every year I try to top the previous years' gifts to my loved ones. Each gift doesn't have to be bigger and better, but it does have to be extra unique and even more thoughtful. Gifting is really an art and sometimes you need a great website like Firebox.com to guide you to that perfect, "this is sooo them" present!

Firebox.com is an awesome website full of cool items. All of their stuff is totally unique and a lot of it is pretty darn practical too! They really have the gifts you won't find ANYWHERE else. 

Here are some of my favs from the site!

 Spreadable Beer

Zombie Shower Gel















Chillsner Beer Cooler


Sound Asleep Pillow















Mini Retro Popcorn Maker



Wouldn't these make for some awesome holiday gifts!? Which item on the site would you want to receive? 
I have no affiliation to this site. All opinions are my own. Photos came directly from Firebox.com.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

#GiftGuide: For the Coffee Lover in Your Life!

As part of my December #GiftGuide post series, I bring you this perfect gift for any coffee or tea lover in your life! 
Check out this mug warmer from Mr. Coffee. It's basically a small hot plate that plugs right into any outlet and keeps any drink hot! This is a great gift for a guy (because we all know how tough it is to shop for them,) a co-worker, a bookworm, and everyone in between.

I love finding inexpensive, unique and practical gift ideas- this definitely hits all three of those categories! My Dad received this warmer for Christmas last year and uses it every single day at our kitchen table! So I can speak by experience when I say it's well worth it and will totally be a gift that keeps on giving.

Not to mention, this brand only costs $9.99 at Bed, Bath and Beyond! With a price like that, you can use it as a main gift or even a stocking stuffer. Not a fan of the Mr. Coffee brand? Just search "beverage warmer" on Amazon for all different kinds and prices!


What unique gifts are you buying this year!?

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Stay Healthy & Satisfied On-The-Go with Big Slice Pouches + A Giveaway!


Finding quick, delicious and healthy snacks is not always so simple. So many snacks these days have added preservatives and sugars. And sometimes healthy snacks are not always easy to eat on the go! 
But Grandma Hoerner's has created a brand new way to eat your fruit on the go- Big Slice Pouches! Each pack contains less than 100 calories of flavorful kettle cooked apples. They're also very easy to store because they don't need to be refrigerated and they don't expire for years. Just pop open the pouch and use a fork to eat! Check out all of the available flavors:

Natural
Boysenberry chocolate
Cinnamon french toast
Blueberry pomegranate
Cherry vanilla
Raspberry hibiscus and green coffee extract
Pineapple passion fruit and fiber
Banana mango and hemp seed

Aren't these such a great idea!? They are so yummy too! The apples are soft, flavorful and a perfect snack size. You can definitely throw these in your bag anywhere you go! They would also be awesome to put on top of ice cream, waffles, yogurt or anywhere else you want to add some fruity goodness! 
All in all, there are 16 flavors that can be purchased at most Target stores. There's also two different sizes (4.5oz individual pouches and the 19oz sharing size) so you have plenty of options!

Want to try some of your own? Enter below! One lucky winner will get a variety pack of the 8 flavors I listed above! GOOD LUCK!

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, December 1, 2014

#GiftGuide: Themed Candle Gift Sets Anyone Would Love + A Giveaway!


With the holidays being less than a month away, I'm continuously on the lookout for gift ideas for people that I love. When searching for the right gift, I always look for something that is personal, practical, and convenient, but most importantly, a gift that will undoubtedly be used and enjoyed. The Old Factory Candle Gift Set is all of those things!!
Let's be honest, clean burning, high-quality candles can be hard to find. But Old Factory Candles are made with natural soy wax and each candles burns for up to 20 hours. Plus, the gift set options make it easy for you to personalize the fragrance sets for each giftee! Scent packages include themes like Fresh Harvest, Romance, Vacation, Man Cave and more! 
I tried out the Happy Holidays theme set which consisted of Candy Cane, Gingerbread and Christmas Tree. The candles are the perfect size and have just the right fragrance strength. I'm burning the candy cane scent as I write this and it gives my room the perfect amount of festive smell! I'll certainly be burning these candles throughout the holiday season. 

I definitely think these candles would make a great gift for someone special... or perhaps a little gift for yourself (hey, you deserve it!)

Want to win a pack of your own to try out or give to someone special? You're in luck! Enter below to win an Old Factory Candle Gift Set of your very own! GOOD LUCK! 

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.