23 December 2010

Christmas is around the corner!

Well, things have been busy in my home, to say the least. With birthdays, Christmas, and work projects, there hasn't been much time for posting on Do that! If you've been busy this month and still need a few small gifts, I have a few ideas for you. If you can hoof it, I've included where to buy them. I think you will love these items for yourself too, so you can order online anytime.

1) I love the Aubrey Organics Sensitive Skin Regimen (Vegecol Formula) listed on my "Products I Use" page. You can purchase the travel set with sample sizes to give it a whirl, but the best thing is that it comes in a pretty little gift bag. A great stocking stuffer! I purchased mine at Whole Foods for about $10. If you're looking for other skin types to try in the future, go to the Aubrey Organics site.

2) Speaking of travel size or sample size skin regimen...Give Kiss My Face a try. SuperTarget has the Kiss My Face Potent & Pure Facial Starter Kit in their organic/natural make-up section. In addition to the cleanser and moisturizer, the set comes with a great little face cloth, night cream and sunblock. Prices range from $8-14, depending on where you find it.

3) Alice.com has gift cards! This site is so wonderful, with its promise to ship for FREE with a minimum of SIX items. Just 6! You can buy 6 tiny things or 6 large things. Another great home shopping resource for moms that want to keep their products shipped on a schedule.

Don't Forget Delicious
4) Put together a meal. Purchase some fun colored pasta at World Market, add an Italian spice packet, and garnish with some goodies. Easy for you, easy for the cook! You can even include this recipe from "Don't Forget Delicious!"

Have a very Merry Christmas, everyone!

09 December 2010

Holiday Gift Ideas: Online Finds

For the gardener in your family... 
They look like chocolate bon bons but they are made from compost and clay!
Daily Grommet says, "Seed balls presented as chocolate truffles. Available in Italian herb selection or assorted tea selection. Place Garden Bon Bons on top of soil, water and watch them grow."

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For the typophile in your life...

A Helbotica t-shirt from Chop Shop that will melt a font-fanatic heart.

Comes in a rainbow of colors for men or women.

06 December 2010

Holiday Gift Ideas: Daily Grommet

Today's Daily Grommet looks like a winner for people like me. There are so many cables, chargers, and random things that go with my electronic devices. As a mom, I also like to have a few of those "just in case" items in the backpack. Here is a great new product to keep it all organized in your bag, drawer or suitcase. You can use the grid of elastic bands to choose a perfectly snug spot for your items. Love it!

Click on the photo to get to the Daily Grommet site page. The small Cocoon GRID-IT! starts at $14.99. There is a small, medium and large (medium size for $19.99 is shown).
Cocoon GRID-IT! Elastic Organization System for Electronics-Grid-It Medium

03 December 2010

Holiday Gift Ideas! Starting with 5 easy ones...

The concept is simple – I've compiled a short list of gifts based on two things...

I have it and can give you an honest review,
I want it, for a very good reason.

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Roku XDS Streaming Player 1080p1. Roku Master 
Seriously, folks. This item has been the biggest star of our home this year! Instead of paying more for cable channels, we have opted for this handy dandy device that streams Netflix to our television. We pay a low low price for streaming Instant Play, giving us access to oodles of documentaries, foreign and independent films, children's shows, Discovery Channel series, etc. It's like having our own public television library to fulfill our nerdly needs. "Regular TV" has lost its luster in our eyes so the Roku has my pick for #1 gift idea. (By the way, there are other devices out there that do the same thing. We just happen to have the one that was specifically designed to stream Netflix and Hulu Plus).  

2. Everyday Minerals Make-up
This make-up has been the greatest thing for my skin. It doesn't take long to put it on and never feels heavy. LOVE LOVE LOVE this make-up. They have plenty of promos for free sample sizes with a purchase, plus they're always offering a great deal on a new color of blush, eye shadow or bronzer. Get a gift set for that special girl in your life and she can try it out. I guarantee you won't be disappointed in the prices.

3. Williams Sonoma Silicone Utensils
Williams Sonoma
I received my first WS spoonula about 5 or 6 years ago from my mom-in-law. GREATEST. SPOONULA. EVER. I am just now seeing signs of rough wear and tear so I've asked for more silicone utensils this year. They are heat resistant up to 800ºF, perfect to cook and bake with. As you can see, you can get them personalized too!

4. Pizza Please
As I've mentioned in previous posts, making pizza at home is fun, easy and pretty darn delicious. How about a pizza stone, pizza peel and all the starting ingredients for a great gift set? You'll reap the benefits.

5. For the knitters in your life...
15 Sizes 8 inch Double Pointed (DP) Bamboo Knitting Needles (5 needles per size, 75 needles in total)...bamboo double pointed needles, organic sock yarn and a pattern. Trust me, knitters and crafters never feel like they have enough supplies! The queen of all gifts is the circular knitting needle set, but if they're just starting out the bamboo set is great.

I hope these suggestions help! Have a great time shopping and we'll see if I can't give you a few more tips soon...