Pure Integrity Candles Add Cozy to Your Home [Giveaway, Ended 11/8]

It’s that time of year, when there’s a chill in the air. We get out our sweaters and boots.  Start spending a bit more time inside our cozy homes.  And hot cocoa, throw blanket, movie watching lounging begins!  Plus, I’ve recently re-discovered my love of burning a great candle. Candles add such a cozy ambiance to your home.  They add to your décor, but also serve an enjoyable purpose.  And when specialty Fall scents become available – like Pumpkin Spice and Apple – all the better!  Allow me to introduce you to some pretty fabulous, natural soy candles I’ve been using:  Pure Integrity Candles. Pure Integrity Candles ~ Review Pure Integrity Candles is a family-owned and operated business.  They were developed by parents who wanted to create a toxic-free candle that burned clean. Pure Integrity candles are 100% made in the USA using cotton wicks, natural soy wax and healthy fragrances.   The are not only clean-burning, but are highly scented candles.  But not overpoweringly … [Read more...]

5 Great Activity & Experience Gift Ideas

The following is a guest post, written and provided by one of this blog's partners. Do you have an adrenaline junkie in your life? If so, the choice gift for them is obvious – give them the gift of an “experience” by purchasing an activity voucher or package. Activity and experience gifts are gifts that will last a lifetime. Why? Because amazing memories last a lifetime, that’s why! Here are five great activity and experience gift ideas that are sure to add some thrill and excitement into the life of anyone who appreciates adventure.  Sky Diving Nothing quite gets the heart beating like jumping out of a plane from altitudes of over 10,000 feet. A skydive is an adrenaline fueled experience that jumpers will never quite forget. Free-falling through the sky at over 100 mph and taking in breath-taking views is something that cannot be experienced through any other activity.   A skydiving experience is the perfect gift for any thrill seeker. It’s not quite as dangerous as … [Read more...]

World Vision Gift Ideas & Balinese Necklace [Giveaway, Ended 12/10]

If you aren't familiar with them, World Vision offers a fantastic concept in gift giving. Featuring more than 250 items which are available either online or from their print catalog, each purchase you make will help improve the quality of life for women, children and families in the U.S. and around the world. Browsing their catalog is heart warming, full of beaming, smiling faces hoping for a chance to go to school, have clean water become available nearby, or to welcome a new goat to the family! Yes, those are real things you can purchase through World Vision, and donate to a family or child in need. Here's a cool example. For $35, you can donate 5 ducks to a hungry family in the Phillipines! They'll benefit from hundreds of large, protein-rich eggs all year long. Extra duck eggs and hatched ducklings can be sold to buy medicine or help send a child to school. A duck also offers valuable down-feathers, famous for their thermal insulation and padding — great for use … [Read more...]

Colorado Products Make Great Gifts

Check out these great products, made proudly in Colorado.  There are some tasty looking gift ideas here! I've tried the Decadence Gourmet Cheesecakes before, and can testify that they are delicious and fun - made in individual sized jars, and sold in "6 packs".  Looking forward to testing out some of the other products mentioned below... I noticed there's a product local to me, made from Palisade peaches.  Well, now - that's always a good idea!   And there's even something special for that furry love of your life. *o*     *o*     *o* Great Gifts - Colorado Products     Colorado gift baskets from RegionalMakers.com   Share the Colorado Proud love to friends and family that live outside of the state. The Big and Little Colorado gift baskets are filled with delicious Colorado products in a unique, ready-to-ship Colorado gift box. From cheese and crackers to dried fruits and chocolate, these baskets will give recipients a “taste of Colorado.” For ordering … [Read more...]