Jul 29, 2019

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Jul 23, 2019

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My little sister is getting married in October, so it got me thinking about gifts! What are some good gift ideas for couples? Well here are ten of my favorite ideas!

1) Instant Pot

My husband and I have talked about getting an instant pot for a while now as they sound amazing! It does everything, from steaming vegetable, making rice, slow cooking, keeping things warm, etc. Would love to have one for those busy days when we don't have time to cook, which is why I think it's a great gift for couples. After all the best gifts are the gifts you would give yourself!

2) Netflix Subscription

A Netflix subscription is the perfect gift for couples, because what couple doesn't like cuddling and watching their favorite show or even starting a new show together?

3) 2 Player Games

For the couples who like to play together, getting them a 2 player game is the perfect gift! I did a list of our favorite 2 player board and card games in a previous post you can check out here or in my Amazon Shop. If the couple is into video games, a couple of our favorites for the Nintendo Wii are Mario Kart and Mario Party.

4) Restaurant Giftcard

Many restaurants have gift cards now and they are the perfect gift for couples! Combine it with #5 to give the couple the perfect date night!

5) Movie or Show Tickets

Getting the couple movie or show tickets to a show they may like could be tricky, but luckily many movie theaters now have gift cards too! This would be a great gift to combine with #4!

6) Picnic Basket

Picnics are always a fun date idea, especially for couples who love the outdoors! A nice picnic basket would make a great gift!

7) Wine

Get the couple a bottle of their favorite wine, or something new to try! You could even get them a couple of wine glasses too.

8) Robot Vacuum Cleaner

This is another wishlist item we have so I'm sure any other couple would love it! Couples no longer fight over who has to vacuum, the robot vacuum cleaner will do it for you!

9) Google Home

My husband and I just purchased a couple of these finally when Target had their deal days, and they are awesome! The Google Home plays music, tells us the weather, takes notes, and so much more.

We also snagged a couple of Google Home Minis for the bedrooms.

10) Selfie Stick

The perfect gift for couples who travel or just love to take photos! Get them a tripod version so they can easily set up a camera and timer, allowing them to take better photos together.

Jul 1, 2019

Disclosure: I received a set of My First Emotions books for free from Clever Publishing to review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Affiliate links are also used in this post. You can read my full disclosure here. 

I was so excited when Clever Publishing contacted me asking if I would like to receive review copies of their new book series, My First Emotions by Jane Kent. Our 2-year-old is just starting to realize she has feelings, sometimes big feelings, and I believe these books are a great way to begin helping her learn and understand what she is feeling. 

My daughter absolutely adored the animal characters and the bright, cheery colors. She will even page through them on her own and point out the animals and colors.

I enjoy reading them to her and teaching her along the way why Robbie the Tiger is angry or why Tommy the Elephant is feeling sad. I'm hoping she'll be able to pick up on the words for these emotions so she can use them too when she experiences these emotions, and these board books are a great way to start!

The My First Emotions series consists of:

  1. I Feel Happy
  2. I Feel Angry
  3. I Feel Sad
  4. I Feel Loved

All four books are geared for ages 0 to 3 and teach common early emotions that toddlers begin to feel. They are sturdy board books, so perfect for toddlers! They all feature cute animals, with bright and colorful illustrations by Samantha Walshaw. Each book focuses on a different emotion and has a different main animal character, which I will go over in more detail below:

I Feel Happy

"I Feel Happy" features a happy hippo named Rose. Rose feels so happy when her bear friend, Kate, gives her a present that she wants to make Kate feel happy too.

This adorable board book is a great way to introduce your child to the feeling "happy" and to learn how they can make others happy too.

I Feel Angry

In "I Feel Angry," a tiger cub named Robbie, becomes upset when none of his friends will share their toys. He gets so angry he throws a toy teacup on the floor. His bunny friend, Lily, offers him a healthier way to deal with his anger by saying when she's upset, she takes a deep breath and counts to ten. Robbie gives it a try and feels better, and Lily invites him to her tea party.

This cute Tiger book is a great way to give your child the words they need so they express when they are feeling mad or angry. It also shows what often happens when we get upset (throw or break things) and provides a better, more effective option for expressing their feelings (counting to ten).

I Feel Sad

In "I Feel Sad," a blue elephant named Tommy is excited to spend the day with his best friend, but unfortunately, his friend gets sick and can't come over. Tommy's mom lets him know it's okay to feel sad and spends the day with him. Tommy feels better later after having a fun day with his mom and makes his best friend a get well card.

This board book is great for teaching toddlers the feeling sad and that it is okay to feel sad. It also shows that sadness doesn't last forever. After having a fun day with his mom, Tommy went from sad to happy. 

I Feel Loved

"I Feel Loved," features an adorable puppy named Libby. Libby goes to the park with her mom and along the way discovers all the things her mom does for her and feels loved. 

A great board book for showing toddlers what love is and helping them understand what it means to feel loved.