Archive for the ‘Gift Ideas’ Category

Heart-shaped personalized KeychainI recently won a heart-shaped key chain from one of Pat’s giveaways over at her blog Mom’s Best Bets.  

Her blog is amazing!  It’s loaded with awesome giveaways, reviews, and a page called Kids Corner; which is loaded with reviews and ideas for lots of fun for kids and parents with eco-friendly crafts and great recipes. 

She was professional and quick about contacting me and shipping my key chain.  I am a huge fan of Mom’s Best Bets and I make it a habit to return to her blog as often as I can.

Your best bet is if you head on over and visit Pat at Mom’s Best Bets!

This giveaway was sponsored by WholeSale Keychain.    They have a wonderful selection of key chains.  I’ve never seen so many different types of key chains in my life!

They are great little items to give as a gift or to keep for yourself.  You’ll definitely want one for yourself.   They have something for everyone there!  And, the prices are more than reasonable.  You’d end up spending more somewhere else and probably be getting a lower quality item.  You don’t have to worry about quality or price at

  The key chain that I chose was the Metal Heart Keychain ( see pic above).  I was allowed to have it engraved too!  I had the words “Mom of 5” engraved on it.  The engraving is a really nice script and the key chain is very heavy-duty.  You can tell by the weight of it that it’s high quality item.  I love my key chain!

I am definitely going to be shopping at WholeSale Keychain in the future!

Thank you Pat and thank you  WholeSale Keychain.  Please, please, please, go visit both and enjoy yourself!

Disclaimer:  I was not paid to write a review for either site.  This is my honest opinion and I have gained nothing, other than winning the keychain, in return for writing this review.


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I recently visited the Old Fashioned Living website. This website is a compilation of crafts, gardening advice, family activities, genealogy tips, and ideas for teaching your kids and grandkids about the generations that came before them.

I was very inspired by one of their articles written by Dionna Sanchez entitled, Leaving Legacies. In the article, Dionna tells us about a wonderful legacy that her mom left her and that she will be leaving her children.

[Quote] “I am so thankful to have a precious gift that my mom gave me – one that I am now doing for my own children. She kept journals for me and my sister.”[Quote]

You can read the full article on the Old Fashioned Living website here:Leaving Legacies

I was so inspired by this article that I decided to write one for each of my four children. My oldest daughter has already moved out of the house. But, that doesn’t mean that I can’t write one for her just the same. I think that I’ll start hers and keep writing until she becomes a mother. Maybe I’ll give it to her when she has her first child. Then, she can start one for her child(ren).

What’s a better gift than leaving your children with wonderful and cherished memories through the eyes of their own loving parent? I encourage everyone to try this. Mothers, fathers, and grandparents can all do this and leave their loved ones with their own legacy.
You can find more about Dionna Sanchez on her website, Emphasis On Moms

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I have searched far and wide to find nice gift ideas for $10 and under. I don’t get credit for any of these links. I just wanted to provide some helpful ideas for you. I know money is tight for everyone.

There are several different gift choices per page. Some sites have multiple pages of gifts under $10. Check it out. Maybe you’ll find something for that special person or the hard to shop for person. Enjoy, and Happy Holidays.

Tons of Gifts for $10 or LESS

Stocking Stuffers

Gifts for $10 or Less
Whether you are looking for hand-crafted candles, a devotional for the new year or sacred music to lift your spirit, we hope you will find something to bless you and yours.

Fashion Bug Gifts for $10 or Less

Ira Woods- Gifts under $10,/a>

Pier One Imports- Gifts for $10 or Less


FAO Schwarz

Crabtree & Evelyn-Great gifts for woman

Welcome to Crabtree & Evelyn, Shop our wide selection of Bath & Body Care Products, Premium Natural Skin Care Products, Fragrances, Home Comforts, Collections, and Gifts for any occasion.

Lee Valley & Veritas

Toys R Us – Gifts under $10

Selling geek t-shirts, mugs, ties, high caffeine products, and many other gifts for programmers and open source geeks.

Designer Gift Sets for under $10
Gift Baskets & Sets Under $10 – These Gift Sets Under $10 are perfect gift ideas for friends, family, coworkers and more! They’re great for the holidays and they won’t burn a hole in your pocket. Whether they’re into coffee, cocoa, tea, or candy, we’ve got it here

Conlonial Candle-Great Gifts under $10

Current-Celebrate life’s special moments for under $10

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