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IMMINENT! Holiday Gifts

Posted: 02 Dec 2013 09:22 AM PST

Screen Shot 2013-12-02 at 12.19.12 PMAre you ready for some shopping? Our Giant Squids are sharing some of the coolest gifts for 2013. Happy shopping!

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Cherry Cordials by Grandma

1. Cherry Cordials by Grandma

aka Home- made Chocolate Covered Cherries One of the first Christmas gifts my husband received from my Grandma was her famous home- made chocolate- covered cherries. I call them famous because in our family they were a treasured gift to receive and even th…

Fun Alphabet Blocks from Fisher-Price

2. Fun Alphabet Blocks from Fisher-Price

I just ove the Fisher- Price Toys a lot because they are safe toys and the kids learn stuff while playing. My kids are grownups now, but in the old days when they were young I always bought them Fisher- Price toys if I could afford them. They were just wor…

Let Your Gymnast Tumble Safely

3. Let Your Gymnast Tumble Safely

My daughter is an only child and at that awkward age where she isn’t really interested in toys. When Christmas started sneaking up on us, I was stumped as to what I could buy her for Christmas. She loves clothes and her iPod, but I wanted to get her s…

Shutter Island Movie Plot

4. Shutter Island Movie Plot

Shutter Island is a movie that I would call a psychological thriller, which will keep you wondering what is really going on until the end of the movie. The movie stars Leonardo Dicaprio, and Ben Kingsley . The year is 1954, and Teddy Daniels ( Leonardo ) a…

Popover Pan - The Gift That Keeps On Giving

5. Popover Pan – The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Popovers are like hollow, muffin shaped Yorkshire puddings. They’re a truly delicious novelty that are also really easy to make in your own oven, with ingredients you probably already have to hand if you have the right pan for the job. My husband boug…

Flowering tea: The complete kit

6. Flowering tea: The complete kit

Flowering tea is the gift I love to give The recipients love it too. Ever since I first discovered flowering tea (some people call it ‘blooming tea’) I’ve been ordering it online and sending it as gifts and they have always been really well…

Remember Your Pets This Christmas With a KONG Cozie

7. Remember Your Pets This Christmas With a KONG Cozie

Christmas Gift Ideas for Your Dog My dogs love to get Christmas presents, and yes I even wrap them. It’s fun to watch them on Christmas morning when all of us are opening presents. Bruce & Maggie sit patiently waiting for their own to open. Af…

Build Your Own LEGO Friends Dolphin Cruiser

8. Build Your Own LEGO Friends Dolphin Cruiser

My five year old niece wants the LEGO Friends Dolphin Cruiser for Christmas this year. This cruiser is recommended for girls older than her. The manufacturer listed age is 7- 12. Most likely this is because this project is bigger in scope than some of the…

Zyliss Lock-n-Lift Can Opener is the Perfect Gift for Arthritic Hands

9. Zyliss Lock-n-Lift Can Opener is the Perfect Gift for Arthritic Hands

This year, my husband gave me one of my Christmas gifts early. He couldn’t stand to listen to me complain and scream about my can opener any longer and broke down and gave me my gift the day before Thanksgiving. He picked out the Zyliss Lock- n- Lift…

MamaRoo Baby Swing for New Moms

10. MamaRoo Baby Swing for New Moms

When our children were babies, I don’t think I could have survived as a young mother without my baby swing. It was a very simple, wind- up swing and played only one, mechanical sounding tune, often over- powered by the click- clack, click- clack repet…

Artisan Tea Blending Kit for Health and Enjoyment

11. Artisan Tea Blending Kit for Health and Enjoyment

As a work- at- home guy, I am usually cooped up in my home office for hours on end and to keep me hydrated, I try to drink as much liquid as possible throughout the day. Until a few years ago, I started the day with coffee and then had a couple more cups t…

Jewelry in Candles: A Truly Unique Gift for Women

12. Jewelry in Candles: A Truly Unique Gift for Women

Jewelry in Candles is the unique craze that gives you two gifts at once. It’s a beautiful, all- natural soy candle with a large reusable jar, with a piece of jewelry hidden inside! These candles are the perfect alternative gift to impersonal candles f…

My New Necktie Bracelet Design - Perfect Stocking Stuffer Project

13. My New Necktie Bracelet Design – Perfect Stocking Stuffer Project

I really like all of the tutorials and pictures online for cuff bracelet designs using upcycled neckties. This is my own design! I wanted to add my own touch to cuff bracelets with a triglide, which is a fancy name for the very simplest of belt buckles. A…

Cool Christmas Gift Baskets

14. Cool Christmas Gift Baskets

For my wife, this the time of the year when she likes to get gifts ready for the festive season, and often finds it easier to start planning some time in advance, so that she can gather the things she needs. This is because she delights in preparing and gi…

Hawaii the Big Island Revealed - Best Guide Book Ever!

15. Hawaii the Big Island Revealed – Best Guide Book Ever!

I Live on the Big Island of Hawaii and This is My Guide to Everything! Did you know that guide book authors are often paid for good reviews by the owners of the restaurants, hotels, and tourist activities that they review? I love Hawaii and it truly breaks…

Great Gift for a Young, Hip, Daughter-in-Law

16. Great Gift for a Young, Hip, Daughter-in-Law

Oh, the anxiety that comes with trying to purchase an awesome gift for your chic, young, fun daughter- in- law. I know what to buy for my sons. It doesn’t matter if I’m looking for a serious gift, a gag gift, or something for whatever milestone t…

Doctor Who TARDIS Bathrobe

17. Doctor Who TARDIS Bathrobe

My partner is as big a Doctor Who Fan as I am (thankfully! ) So, as I am sure you can imagine, Christmas gift buying can be a bit of a challenge for me! You see we try to outdo each other with the perfect Dr Who Gift. Last year I think I definitely won our…

Envelopes To Hold The Best Gifts

18. Envelopes To Hold The Best Gifts

The Idea This year all of my gifts will be distributed in these envelopes. Each will go to a local charity that help take care of my neighbors when they are in need. There is a food bank, emergency aid, help to pay utility bills and even free dental care….

Christmas Pie Plate Gift Ideas

19. Christmas Pie Plate Gift Ideas

Christmas is such a special time, a time for giving, for refection, for feasting and for celebrating the birth of Christ. It’s also a festivity based on a much older celebration that took part in the early winter, and who doesn’t need a bit of ch…

Smurf A Christmas: Gift Ideas, Recipes, & Fun Activities the Whole Family Will Love.

20. Smurf A Christmas: Gift Ideas, Recipes, & Fun Activities the Whole Family Will Love.

Smurfs are small human- like blue fictional creatures that live in mushroom- houses that are shrouded in a forest, the exact location is unknown to all except Mother Nature and the Smurfs. There are over one hundred Smurfs in the Smurf Village, whose names…

When It Comes To Baking There's An Easy Store Secret

21. When It Comes To Baking There’s An Easy Store Secret

Recently I had to purchase a few gifts and let me be the first to tell you trying to find that one perfect gift for someone becomes a challenge year after year. I was lucky to come across this from the maker’s of Baker’s Secret and what a great i…

Sousababy's Holiday Wish List

22. Sousababy’s Holiday Wish List

If Santa believes I’ve been more nice than (cough, cough) naughty I’ll ask for this Logitech Comfort Lapdesk. I’m impressed with the quality of Logitech’s award- winning remotes, mouses, keyboards, and more. Two main points I viewed all…

Canon Powershot SX220 Digital Camera

23. Canon Powershot SX220 Digital Camera

While I was running my fair trade business, I had a lot of photography and filming to do. This included close ups of jewellery and videos for YouTube. My iPhone couldn’t get good enough quality pictures, and my previous Kodak camera was good, but not…

Best Gift for Tea Lovers : Flowering Tea Set

24. Best Gift for Tea Lovers : Flowering Tea Set

I have two friends that truly love tea. Both have boxes and tins of all sorts of bagged and loose tea varieties in their kitchen pantry, and both drink tea on a regular basis. When I saw the Numi Organic Tea Flowering Gift Set, it didn’t take me long…

Hallow Book Novelty DIY

25. Hallow Book Novelty DIY

I have always been a ‘homemade’ kind of gal, but these days even more so. We haven’t anything to spend on the holidays anymore but that doesn’t mean I can’t give something. To be honest I got the idea from a Squidoo article I read…

Radio Flyer Red Wagon

26. Radio Flyer Red Wagon

Four wheels, a box, and a handle, what could be simpler. What I’ve just described is a whole bunch of fun with your kids or your grandchildren. The Radio Flyer Red Wagon, we bought one when our grandson Bobby was almost 2 years old. We’ve had suc…

Happy Kitty!  Playful Kitty!  Orange Ball of furr!

27. Happy Kitty! Playful Kitty! Orange Ball of furr!

We started buying this for Maurice about 4 years ago, and we average one new one a year. I was in the market for something to train him from sharpening his claws on the sofa, and this looked pretty fun, so home it came. Its covered in two different types o…

Gift this Bose Soundlink Mini to someone you love!

28. Gift this Bose Soundlink Mini to someone you love!

I want this Bose Mini Bluetooth Speaker! Ok, this is not actually a review of a product I own- at least right now; this article is a HINT to my family that this is a techie product that I would love to have! I have read several reviews and comparison artic…

Best Folding Ping-Pong Table for Small Spaces

29. Best Folding Ping-Pong Table for Small Spaces

One of the smartest things my parents did, when my brother and I were teenagers, was to buy a ping- pong table for the family rec room. All the kids in the neighborhood hung out at our home, so our parents always knew where we were and what we were up to -…

My Big Comfy Cozy Chair

30. My Big Comfy Cozy Chair

I am not a selfish person, I will give you the shirt off my back, help you in whatever way I can, I will go out of my way for you and I don’t mind at all. BUT,(here comes the truth) I will not share my chair, my big comfy chair, with just anyone! That…

Everyone Gets a Jericho Rose Exotic Plant from me this Holiday Season

31. Everyone Gets a Jericho Rose Exotic Plant from me this Holiday Season

In my opinion, a really fabulous holiday gift for everyone on your list. I haven’t found a perfect gift like this since the year I got everyone a Widow’s mite for Easter. This is one cool plant that, in my opinion, would make an excellent gift fo…

The Christmas Gift that Keeps on Giving - Gourmet Popcorn of the Month Club

32. The Christmas Gift that Keeps on Giving – Gourmet Popcorn of the Month Club

Christmas All Year Long Imagine receiving a Christmas gift every month of the year! Gift of the month clubs are the perfect present for the person who has everything or who wants everything. When you give someone a monthly gift, they will feel a sense of e…

New Skylanders Swap Force Toys for Christmas 2013

33. New Skylanders Swap Force Toys for Christmas 2013

For this Christmas 2013 the good folks at Nintendo have unleashed a brand new product, as well as a new series of toys that you kids are going to be clamoring over. It is the new Skylanders: Swap Force video game and all the attendant toys that come with i…

Get Whiskey Stones and Ditch the Drippy Ice Cube Tray

34. Get Whiskey Stones and Ditch the Drippy Ice Cube Tray

What a find! These stone cubes will be a gift for myself and I’ll get another set for my aunt. I love chilled drinks but filling the ice cube trays – not so much. Just yesterday I was bemoaning the trail of water that ran across the kitchen floor from…

Lowrance Downscan Imaging Chartplotter Fishfinder-A Gift For My Favorite Fisherman

35. Lowrance Downscan Imaging Chartplotter Fishfinder-A Gift For My Favorite Fisherman

My husband and his cousins love to fish and since we live on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi this is the perfect gift for him. He spends his days dreaming of owning this GPS. He loves to fish and not only do I worry about him when he is out on the BIG waters…

To me, from me: Norpro Stainless Citrus Juice Press

36. To me, from me: Norpro Stainless Citrus Juice Press

Yes, you don’t have to read it again, you got it right; this gift is something I am buying just for me this year! This happens to me a lot, I guess merchants count on it, but I always see something I have been searching for when I am shopping for othe…

Klipsch Image S4 In-Ear Noise-Isolating Headphones

37. Klipsch Image S4 In-Ear Noise-Isolating Headphones

Having trouble finding a quality pair of headphones that are made for adults? You can skip all the carton skulls & ridiculous color schemes with these amazing ear buds! They are hands down the most comfortable in ear headphones I’ve ever owned…

Stocking Stuffers for Dogs: A Great Gift for Family & Friends

38. Stocking Stuffers for Dogs: A Great Gift for Family & Friends

. give them something for their pup. They already have a ton of clothes and every kitchen gadget imaginable. And you don’t want to give them yet another scented candle, pair of socks, or scarf. But what dog owner won’t appreciate some gifts they…

Futon vs Bed

39. Futon vs Bed

My grandmother is going to be moving into a smaller apartment in a few months. She will no longer have room for her large queen size bed. It will be a bachelor style apartment, so she has to weigh the options of a futon vs bed. Quite a few of my relatives…

Charles Viancin Silicone Lids

40. Charles Viancin Silicone Lids

Do you have a person on your gift list that has ‘everything’? You know who I’m talking about – that person who is always the first to have all the coolest gadgets, the most current technology, the most amazing kitchen appliances and of cours…

Adorable Airedale Terrier Stuffed Animal Toy

41. Adorable Airedale Terrier Stuffed Animal Toy

Growing up, my best buddy was a beautiful Airedale called Basil. I was horribly shy at school and didn’t fit in well, so being able to come home from yet another difficult day was made all the easier when I had such a loyal, loving and fun furry frien…

Best Under $2 Gift for EVERYONE on Your List!

42. Best Under $2 Gift for EVERYONE on Your List!

Are you scratching your head again because you’re exasperated? Maybe it’s because the Holidays are speeding around the corner and you’re short on money, imagination and time? Well stop scratching your own head and order this overlooked, unde…

18 Favorite Romance Movies

Posted: 02 Dec 2013 09:14 AM PST

Somewhere In Time Review

1. Somewhere In Time Review

For me to review this movie ‘Somewhere In Time’ I will probably get a little ‘sappy and mushy. ‘ My sister told me about this movie years ago and I set out to find it and watch it. From that time on I honestly cannot count the number of…

The Romantic Movie Where you Buy your own Date

2. The Romantic Movie Where you Buy your own Date

A romance isn’t really a romance unless the damsel is thoroughly and properly rescued. Every good romance movie has that moment where the guy stands up for the girl. He takes her side and stays there, having her back. It gives me that warm feeling eve…

The Vow (2012) Movie Review

3. The Vow (2012) Movie Review

Just reading the title ‘The Vow’ you already know that it’s a romance, one that takes romance and love seriously. This movie is a love story inspired and based on a real- life story. The story of Kim and Krickitt Carpenter, yes even their na…

The Gloriously Touching Romance of the  Movie Ghost

4. The Gloriously Touching Romance of the Movie Ghost

Where does one begin to touch upon the unbelievable pathos and power that is contained in this most iconic of movies? From the moment the restless soul of Sam – played wonderfully by Patrick Swayze – the boyfriend of the delectable Molly ( Demi Moore in on…

Inconceivable!  The Princess Bride

5. Inconceivable! The Princess Bride

My fiance and I were walking hand in hand through the nearly empty mall in Winnipeg, Manibotba. As we passed the posters for the theatre, we saw the now- iconic image of Farm Boy Wesley and Buttercup in a tender moment. Minutes later, we were sitting in th…

Gone With The Wind - A Fiery Romance

6. Gone With The Wind – A Fiery Romance

Gone With The Wind is a truly Epic movie that has it all. Romance, greed, evil and tragedy is all in the movie. The story is about Scarlett O’Hara and her one true love Rhett Butler. Theirs is a passionate yet tragic love affair that goes wrong at eve…

Puppy Love

7. Puppy Love

What can I say about Lady and the Tramp? This movie is an all time classic. It has romance, comedy, spunk and is just an all around good time. This movie since I was a little girl has been my all time favorite. I am currently pushing my thirties and I will…

Breaking Dawn Part 2!

8. Breaking Dawn Part 2!

Are you Team Jacob or Team Edward? I have been Team Jacob since the beginning! This movie would make a GREAT Christmas present for all ages! It’s a family friendly movie that everyone will enjoy. This was a great way to end the series! You think every…

The Time Traveler's Wife

9. The Time Traveler’s Wife

This movie turned out to be much better than I had anticipated. It was funny at times, extremely romantic, and just down- right tear jerking. I loved how real the movie felt. It was like I had known these two people my whole life, and they seemed like they…

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The Bridges of Madison County

11. The Bridges of Madison County

I loved this movie because not only was the acting and storyline great but it brought together two (2) of my favourite actors – Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood. In the movie Clint Eastwood acts as Robert Kinkaid; a roving photographer employed by the Natio…

The best movie ending - ever!

12. The best movie ending – ever!

YES, THAT’S RIGHT – the best movie ending ever! But we will come to that later. Released in 1982 by Paramount Pictures, An Officer and a Gentleman starred Richard Gere, Debra Winger and Louis Gossett Jnr in the story of a young man seeking a better li…

Top Gun-unforgetful magical days-embedded in my memory

14. Top Gun-unforgetful magical days-embedded in my memory

Top Gun was a life changing movie for me. As I had just entered my teenage years and metamorphosing into an adult (that was what I thought then), I was beginning to discover a whole world. My raging hormones made me repulsive and unpredictable and I was in…

Somewhere In Time-With a Room Full of Daughters and A Television

15. Somewhere In Time-With a Room Full of Daughters and A Television

Having a house full of daughters always brought us together at the TV for an evening of romance movies. Living in a house with only daughters is a unique experience and I often felt sorry for my husband. He was always voted out on movie night, there were n…

The GoodBye Girl, Neil Simon at his very best

16. The GoodBye Girl, Neil Simon at his very best

I was not a huge fan of Neil Simon, I think I may have been too young for some of his work, but this small romance is for anybody of any age, and I love Neil now for writing it! Starring the sassy Marsha Mason, one of my heroes Richard Dreyfuss and witty c…

Awkward first date perfect movie

17. Awkward first date perfect movie

Since most people have already seen The Princess Bride, I couldn’t possibly give an adequate review seeing that everyone has their own favorite part and references are always being made to quotes such as, ‘Inconceivable! ‘ Or, ‘I do not…

Gone with the Wind: A Flower That Stays Strong During the Storm

18. Gone with the Wind: A Flower That Stays Strong During the Storm

A movie I know I should have watched a long time ago, instead I got introduced to it just a few months ago. I’m definitely not a romance lover, I find the genre truly and utterly boring, so for someone like me to say positive things about a romance mo…

Lens of the Day: The Chronicles of Narnia~A Gift Children Readers Will Love!

Posted: 02 Dec 2013 05:32 AM PST

Quest of the Day: 100 Romance Movies

Posted: 02 Dec 2013 05:12 AM PST

Screen Shot 2013-12-02 at 8.11.26 AMAre you a fan of Romance Movies? We’ve got 100 favorites right here for you to review.

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