I heart…

Hello everybody!

I hope you guys are well.

Happy belated Valentine’s Day!

There’s a lot of pressure when “I heart day” rolls around, but I simply tell my husband that as long as he gives me a box of chocolates, we’re good.  That’s all I want, chocolate.  Oh, and a sweet kiss from him, of course.  Anyway, I always like to gift my girls something as well as my husband and this year I stumbled upon some great “I heart you” gifts.


I got these cute balloon doggies for my daughters who love balloon animals, but hate when they deflate or pop!

They’re POP! Mini Series Balloon Animal ‘Pups’ 3 inch toys and they’re vinyl according to the description.  They come in different colors, but you can’t pick the colors.  It’s a surprise once you get it.



I got this cool T-shirt for my husband who absolutely love it!

Purchase your own here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/112240997/beer-shirt-growler-t-shirt-drink-locally?ref=shop_home_active_6


Add some boxes of chocolate and my little family was very happy on Valentine’s Day


I heart how you, Olivia, passionately tell me what you’ve learn in school while we’re walking back home,

I heart how you, Sophia, pretend play with your toys especially Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach,

and I heart you, Angel, and your everlasting love and commitment to me and our family.

Take good care guys.

Until next time…


My dad is not computer savvy

Hello everybody!  I hope you guys are well.  My dad’s birthday is coming up and he’s the hardest person to shop for in my family and that’s only because if you ask him (I stopped asking him a long time ago) what he needs or wants for his special day, he’d tell you to save your money because he doesn’t need anything.  Your presence is worth more to him and I love that, but I want to give him gifts.  Many, many gifts.  Yet, he gives me no hints, no clues, so I’m on my own.

My dad is the kind of person that you always want by your side if you’re ever in trouble.  I haven’t been in any trouble yet, knock on wood, but if I ever needed support from someone other than my husband, he would be the first one I’d call.  He was by my mother’s side EVERY SINGLE DAY after she fell ill two years ago (he only went home at night when visiting hours were over and as she progressed he went back to work and was quickly by her side after work at the hospital and then at the rehab facility until she came home).  He loves being a grandfather and hearing my girls call him Pop Pop.  He wears the t-shirts, that I make him with the girls pictures, with great pride.  He does have his flaws.  Who doesn’t?  He can be impatient, a “sunday” driver, and he’s stubborn as heck, but he’s my dad.  The man who still loves my mom after many years and always went to work because he had a family to support.  I want to give him gifts.  Many, many gifts and even though they’re not expensive, I know wholeheartedly that he’s going to appreciate every single thing that we give him because he’s a great man.

I went to my second home, Target, and walked around the Mens Department.  I love this freaking place.  I was able to pick up several items and then I went to Payless and got him some cool slip on shoes.  I wanted to share a picture of what I got him and because my dad is not computer savvy at all, there’s no risk of him ever seeing this before his birthday.  He totally balks at the notion of being online, but at the same time calls me to book him a flight to Puerto Rico and find him the best deals on something that he needs.  🙂  He’s funny that way.


Target: Mossimo Supply Co. short sleeve v-neck striped shirt, Merona 6 pack 100% cotton handkerchiefs (my dad carries a handkerchief with him every single day, he’s so wonderfully old school), 2 pair Auro Goldtoe socks, and a Merona Navy Canvas Dopp bag.

Payless: Airwalk Men’s Cale Slip-On shoes in Grey http://www.payless.com/store/product/detail.jsp?catId=cat10089&subCatId=cat10295&skuId=130421070&productId=72845&lotId=130421&category=&catdisplayName=Mens

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I found a birthday card (Target’s $1.00 card section) with beer on the front.  How great and perfect is that for any man who loves a pint of beer?  Best card ever I say!

This post is intended to give you some gift ideas for men and it’s also for my dad, whom I love very, very much.

Take good care all.

Until next time…

Valentine gifts for my kids

Hello everybody!  I hope you guys are well.  I wanted to share with you the gifts that I’m going to be giving my daughters on Thursday for Valentine’s Day!  They could be an idea for a last minute gift because these websites are great.

For my oldest daughter who has a wonderful, creative mind and loves to draw, I got her this stencil set:


It’s from uncommongoods.com and you can purchase it here http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/stencil-and-pen-kits.  It’s only $10 and they also have a stencil set with animals, called ZooBox.  I think my daughter is going to have a blast creating many different characters with these stencils.

As for my youngest, who loves jigsaw puzzles, I finally got her one personalized with her name:


I love this website, frecklebox.com, and have purchased many personalized puzzles, coloring books, and stickers from here.  You can purchase this particular puzzle here  http://www.frecklebox.com/pink-pastures-personalized-puzzle-1738p.aspx.  Frecklebox also offers free printable personalized coloring pages.  How awesome is that?  I love it!

I can’t wait to give my girls these tokens of love along with my husband’s gift, which I can’t show you yet because he’s a follower.  🙂  I’m also going to make chocolate covered strawberries because everyone here loves them and hopefully we’ll have a wonderful Valentine’s Day.

Take good care all.

Until next time…