This year I chose to feature small businesses for gift-buying and giving instead of actual gift recommendations.
Let’s face it 2021 has been a strange year. Businesses are still in comeback mode after all the shutdowns from 2020.
Apex QC Fans is owned and operated by Jack and Elaine Williamson and it is located in Parker, Colorado. They serve the South East Metro area; as well as Parker, Castle Rock, and other areas.
Apex QC Fans is A Premier Colorado Platinum QC Dealer! They’re native Colorado-based whole house fan and attic fan experts. BPI certified licensed residential contractor with over 30 years experience in the whole house and attic fan knowledge, and a Quietcool dealer.
Now is your chance to get a Quiet Cool Whole House Fan Systems installed and save up to $550.00 on a new system. They also provide attic fans, solar roof vents, UVAIRx, and Puraclenz advanced air and decontamination systems. They offer Military, Law Enforcement, and 55 discounts. They serve the South East Metro area; as well as Parker, Castle Rock, and other areas.
Annas Attic is owned and operated by Anna Locy and is located in Colorado. Anna takes fabric that once belonged to loved ones, and creates a tangible memory. With dignity and respect, she transforms sentimental materials into a lasting keepsake. Please visit her site and see what she can make for you or someone you know.
Grazing Upscale is owned and operated by Lindsay Giles and she is located in Aurora, Colorado. She is a mom, a wife, and a prior Army service member. She creates grazing boxes for any occasion and creates grazing tables for special events. She takes pride in each order she receives and makes all of them with love. These would make excellent Christmas gifts!
Janae Gibson is a Color Street Consultant. She is located in Aurora, Colorado. Color Street makes and sells gorgeous, customizable manicures with no dry time and for a fraction of what you would pay at the salon! I wish I was coordinated enough to use them. I tried and failed miserably at it. She has a special going on right now. French nails are buy 1 get 1 free, and the rest are buy 3 get 1 free. Please visit her site today.
I am so excited to introduce you to Odde’s Music Grill owned and operated by Chris Odde. Located in Westminster, Colorado. The OMG is your neighborhood bar, restaurant, and local music venue to sit down, relax and enjoy a great atmosphere with your friends, family, and co-workers.
Taunya Tobias Stillman is a Scentsy Consultant and is located in Bailey, Colorado. Scentsy is a family-based company that offers safe scent-based Products. Scentsy started with Wax and Warmers and has evolved over the years into a Fragrance company. Their Christmas line is here and cute too. Please visit her site today.
My wish for you this holiday season is that you and yours be healthy, happy, and blessed.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to one and all!
Today July 4, 2020, it is especially important to understand and appreciate living here.
I am grateful to live where anyone has the right to worship any religion they choose, to work wherever they choose, to gather together for functions, to voice one’s opinion and discuss in an adult manner why a p person has theat outlook on something.
Our world is an unbalanced place right now. It will fall back into place when the time is right. Until then, enjoy your loved ones, find the good in people, do something to help keep America the Greatest Nation on earth.
You’re probably thinking to yourself, “Why is she doing an article about this in February”? If you think about it May is not that far off.
Throw pillows make great gifts. Mom can place it on the couch, her bed, heck even in the car as a pillow to sit on.
Now you can design your mom a family keepsake with all the names of her children on it. Truly a gift she will cherish for a lifetime.
Price range is anywhere from $15.00 to $30.00. Click here to grab your 10% off today.
Pictures make a great keepsake. Does your mother still have photographs in a shoe box? Thousands of pictures stuck in her computer or laptop? Digital Photo Frames are so easy and convenient to show those beloved pictures.
BestReviews.Guide picks the top ten of an item you’re looking for, pulls up a review for comparison along with each website to order from. Most digital photo frames run anywhere from $30.00 and up. Surprise her this year with a couple to put in every room.
Are you considering making her a brunch? Check out this do it yourself video with quick tips that won’t cost you an arm and a leg.
Something I always wanted was a Keurig coffee maker. For three years I kept giving my family hints. “Hey did you see that commercial for the Keurig coffee maker? That sure would be great to have since most of you are out of the house now”.
Well two years ago while my husband and I were out and about we stopped at a garage sale. Low and behold, there it was an older Keurig for only $20.00. I couldn’t believe it. A little $20.00 bill for a machine that cost over $60.00. My husband jumped on it and we brought it home. Yes it still works.
If mom entertains a lot then the newest K-Duo Single Serve & Carafe Coffee Maker features a dual system making a perfect pot of delicious coffee, or she can enjoy a single cup of her favorite hot tea beverage or coffee pod.
You can find them on sale at Walmart, Target, Bed Bath and Beyond and all major retail stores.
Pricing ranges from $120.00 up to $150.00. Sales should be coming out so keep an eye out for your favorite store sales.
Did you know there are over eleven different machines? My daughter received one for Christmas from her family and she just raves about it. “Mom I made a frozen whole chicken in 40 minutes”. Impressive to say the least.
Price ranges anywhere from $79.99 up to $179.00.
Hand made gifts of macaroni necklaces and bracelets, finger painted hand prints, poems written out of love and more. No matter what gift you bestow upon her, your Mother deserves the very best.
Usually my calendar is full of events, deadlines, birthdays and more. Planner? I’ve never kept a planner for being organized. Is that a good thing or a bad thing?
With today’s technology everything is in my phone or tablet and written on my main calendar at home.
When I start out the month the first thing I do is add birthday celebrations. My husbands is on December third, then my youngest grandsons is on the twenty-seventh.
Next thing on my list decorating for Christmas. Seems stupid I know; however I’d rather plan to do it early then realize later I forgot to do it at all.
Between working a full time job, writing, taking care of my husband, and all the other things I must do planning works!
Baking, shopping, parties and the list goes on. Along with planning out my month, the need for being organized screams out at me.
My husband is always on me about mt list. “Where’s your list at”? He asks as we are walking down an isle. I used to smile and tell him; “Don’t worry it’s right here” while pointing to my head. Of course after we’ve gotten home, it’s then I realize what I’d forgotten.
Winter Solstice, Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Years Eve and oh forget it!!
Too many holidays in one month! I find it harder and harder each year to send out cards, letters and make phone calls. When did it become necessary to make sure that we included every holiday into our belief system? I celebrate Christmas because I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and that he came to earth, born as a baby (like we all were), raised as a man and that he suffered on the cross to save us from our sins so that we could be forgiven and enter into a personal relationship with Christ.
I celebrate the Winter Solstice as a way of thanking “Mother Nature” for giving us food from the earth to nourish our bodies.
I celebrate Haunnika because of my beliefs. To thank G_d that he performed a miracle of light from one oil can for eight days and nights.
The other holidays I either don’t celebrate nor do I understand them. Correction I celebrate New Years Eve.
I celebrate the chance at a new beginning, a new year to bring forth prosperity, health and wellness to my family and friends.
Death Of A Holiday could it be possible? Do we celebrate too many of them?