Tuesday, October 16

It's Time to Get Ready for the Holidays

Whether you're shopping for gifts or prepping your house for the holidays you've come to the right place! I have some awesome (and unique) gift ideas and ways to prep your home for the holidays!


Whether it's reading or using the computer I know my office hasn't been the best place for me to work. It doesn't (or should I say didn't) have the best lighting. And I often times found myself getting tired eyes early in the afternoon. Thankfully though after receiving the OttLite Refine Lamp I'm finally able to do more and not get that fatigued feeling. It features proprietary LED technology that reduces eye fatigue up to 51%. After using it for a few weeks now I can honestly say I've noticed a change in how my eyes feel. Plus I really like the quality and color of the LED lighting. Not to mention the brushed nickel finish looks pretty sleek on my desk!

In addition to being good for you, the Refine lamp is also sleek and high-quality featuring a USB port, four brightness settings, two adjustable knobs and a swiveling joint at the shade. It's available in brushed nickel or antique brass. The OttLite Wellness series of lamps OttLite desk lamps are the closest thing to natural daylight that you can buy!


I will be the first to admit I'm not a fan of shaving my legs with a disposable razor. I would much rather the convenience (and closeness) of shaving with an electric shaver. Plus I don't get the after shaving skin-bumps or dried out skin with an electric razor either. I will also admit I'm pretty picking when it comes to my electric razor too. I want one that is rechargeable, holds a good charge, and provides me with a good close shave. I'm happy to say I found just that with the Andis Profoil Lithium Shaver.

The Andis Profoil Lithium Shaver is equipped with gold titanium hypo-allergenic foil for irritation-free shaving. Features staggered head shaver blades for a closer shave. The lithium-ion battery provides over an hour of run time. With both cord and cordless operation you're guaranteed that you never have to stop shaving even if your charge gets low.


It seems like these days people want to carry the bare minimum. Of course that minimum includes their cell phone. No one goes anywhere without their cell phone right? So why not utilize the back of your cell phone to cut down on some of the other things you normally carry with you like your ID and credit cards? With a Stick-On Folio Wallet you can do just that. Oh and did I mention it comes in a ton of awesome colors and patterns!

The Stick-On Folio Wallet from Gear Beast neatly and securely attaches to your cell phone or phone case, without blocking your camera, buttons or ports, and allows you to take your phone and your daily essentials with you without carrying your wallet or purse. Case features three card slots for debit/credit cards including a transparent I.D. slot for easy access to your drivers license or photo ID. Plus it has a durable snap closure keeps your cards secure. Unlike traditional folio cases that cover the phone screen, this card wallet attaches to the back of your phone leaving your screen visible so that you never miss a call or important message.


When I first saw this "contraption" all I could do was stare at it in awe and think "What the heck is it?". Now that I know I think it's pretty neat. It's a Universal Smartphone Lanyard with Pocket. Basically what it does is securely hold your cell phone via the outer rings on all four corners. It stretches so it will hold pretty much any cell phone with or without the case on. It even has a convenient ID/card pocket on the back so you can keep your ID or other cards right there with you. These would be great for anyone that needs quick access to their phone through out the day. It comes in a variety of colors as well as lanyard styles in solid prints and patterns.


This next item could be used as a gift, or for getting your home ready for holiday guests. The awesome people over at Peel Away Labs came up with an awesome way to avoid those dozens of loads of laundry when you have various guests staying around the holidays. It's called PeelAways Disposable Sheets. Basically it's a sheet that you just "peel" a layer off of toss out.

PeelAways are the smarter alternative to traditional bedding; a fitted sheet with 5 peel away layers. The special blend of fibers is combined with a breathable waterproof membrane that allows a cooler sleeping experience. Sleep on each layer of Peelaways for 7 to 10 days, then just peel away the top sheet to reveal a clean layer below. Peelaways absorbs fluids and allows resting with confidence. The patented technology allows sheet changing instantly. Each layer is soft and 100% waterproof; perfect for spills or accidents. Have a fresh sheet in under 1 minute. Sleep on each sheet for up to 50 nights - clean sheets guaranteed.

Now don't they sound awesome? I'm thinking it's great for those long weekend guests or for kids heading off to college that you know won't wash their sheets nearly enough. Or even for camping trips to put on top of those air beds or camper mattresses.


One of my favorite parts about the holidays is getting to use holiday scented products like these fun (and festive) hand soaps from Dial. They come in both foaming and liquid versions so you've got your choice if you prefer one over the other. Plus the have prints that aren't just Christmas themed so you can use them all winter long!

The foaming hand wash removes dirt and germs and are fun for the whole family this Holiday season! You'll love the way its light foam cleans your hands without drying, leaving a pleasant scent and the assurance of a clean that's complete. Available in Holiday Jingle Bells, Winter Wonder Land and Holiday Bliss.

The soothing liquid hand soaps moisturize as they clean, to keep even hard working hands soft as well as delightfully scented. Clean hands are happy hands whether these fun festive bottles are in your kitchen or bathroom! Available in Holiday Cranberry Cheer, Merry Mint and Joyful Gingerbread.


And last, but definitely not least in our house are the ChomChom Rollers. With three cats and a dog pet hair is not in the minority here. It's on everything, and it returns there no matter how many times you wipe or vacuum it off. And with holiday guests coming soon I'm in full pet hair removal mode.

The ChomChom Roller is a quality product that is simple to use and does not require any additional parts. You don’t have to plug it in or use batteries, and the best part is, you can take it with you anywhere you need to get rid of pet hair. It works so well because when you move the ChomChom Roller back and forth, the electrostatic charge it creates causes an attraction that pulls the hair into the roller. It is easy to empty the container that holds the pet hair that was captured, by flipping open the lid, and disposing of the hair in the trash.

If you ask me the best part (well besides that it removes hair amazinly) is that you get to use it over, and over, and over, and well you get the idea and over. It doesn't have any adhesives to wash or sticky tapes to throw away - it just keeps working. Just ask my kids, I'm enamored with these so much I use them all over the house!

This is a sponsored post on behalf of the above mentioned brands. I received product to share my honest and unbiased thoughts. However, all thoughts and opinions stated are my own and are in no way influenced by my partnership with mentioned brand.

1 comment:

  1. I really like Gear Beast's lanyard. When I'm at a competition, this would be very convenient for me to use instead of constantly opening up my backpack.

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