Christmas Gift Ideas 2014

I’m not sure if you’re like me, but I’m usually a late Christmas shopper.  Ok, I don’t wait until the last week of shopping like some last minute shoppers.. but I usually don’t remember until December.  I’ve started looking earlier this year probably since it’s hard to find time to do anything with a little baby.  Being a new mum has been amazing, but it’s hard to do anything like shower, get a haircut or go shopping. 

I came up with a Christmas gift list filled with cool things that are reasonably priced.

For your tech lover friend, purchase an Anker® Classic Portable Wireless Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker for $44.99. It has great high-def sound and a 20 hour rechargeable battery.  The speaker also comes in blue or white.

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For the cat lover in your life, buy I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats book for $8.50.

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For your mermaid loving friend or a girly girl friend, purchase a funny Sorry I Can’t Run,I’m a Mermaid t-shirt. It’s usually $29, but currently on sale for $24.

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For your friend who loves shower products, get the Lalicious Brown Sugar Vanilla Sugar Scrub for $34.  My friend Cory bought me their Sugar Kiss Sugar Scrub for my birthday and I love it! I seriously wanted to eat it since it smells so good.  It leaves your skin feeling soft. 

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For your chocolate lover friend, purchase a lovely Vintage Ganache Cake for $40.  I love the limited edition book box it comes in.

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For the baby with Star Wars loving parents, buy a funny Darth Vader onesie for $19.95.

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For a tween, buy the Dabble board game for $18.17.  It’s a fast paced thinking game that’s fun and educational.

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For your friend who is obsessed with going to the gym, buy the Sex, Weight and Protein Shakes t-shirt for $13.95-$17.95 depending on the size. Pick from the colors: black, grey, gold, white, blue, purple, green, pink, red, orange, navy blue, maroon and safety green.

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For your boozy friend, pick up a pair of classy diamond glasses for $34.

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For your skull loving friend (you know you have at least one!), get a cool skull shot glass for $9.95 or buy the 4 pack for $14.95.

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For your tea loving friend, get a Mr. T teapot or teabag holder in orange or red for $8 and add a pink Mr. T teapot for $40.

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For your friend who just loves to cook, pick up a cool comic apron for $45.

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For the Alice in Wonderland fan, grab a cute Alice in Wonderland bracelet for $29.03.  There’s a couple different Alice in Wonderland bracelets in the EveisScrapping Etsy store like Tweedledum and Red Queen.

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Hope my list helps you out.  Let me know in a comment below.  Happy Shopping!  Hope you have a great Christmas!

Conquering Fears

Lately, I’ve been wanting to do things that I’m scared of.. things that sound cool, but make me nervous.  Recently, I wrote an erotic poetry and read it at an Erotic Poetry Night.  Writing poetry has always been easy to me.  I had never written an erotic poem though.  So, I got inspiration from my husband.  I finished the poem the day of the Poetry Night.

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The Erotic Poetry Night at the Erotic Heritage Museum wasn’t very busy which was good for me.  I still get nervous reading in front of people.  I’d rather sing in front of a crowd than read anything.  Sometimes I mess up my words and then it’s embarrassing.  A lady reading from her iPad was up when we arrived.  Her poems were good.  Next, the host Amanda was up next.  She’s a sexologist who teaches at UNLV and is the event and education director at the Erotic Heritage Museum.  One of the guys liked using big words with ex at the beginning… he wasn’t shy in front of crowds for sure.  I’m SO glad I didn’t have to follow him.  I was up last.

I was nervous reading my poem and was really quick about it. I did well though. I plan to write more poetry and perform more.  Hopefully, I’ll get more comfortable with reading poems in front of people.

Years ago I got a tattoo because I thought it would hurt too much.  It didn’t and I have a big heart on my thigh.  Would love to get another one.. just not sure what.  I need another fear to conquer… what next?  What fears do you want to conquer?