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Your Christmas Shopping Guide for the Entire Family

gift ideas for the entire family

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Your Christmas Shopping Guide for the Entire Family

For me, this really is the most wonderful time of the year. I love getting together with my family, sharing a delicious meal and creating wonderful memories. I also enjoy decorating, baking, watching Christmas movies, and even shopping! If you are in need of unique and affordable gift ideas for your loved ones, then look no further! I have put together your Christmas Shopping Guide for the entire family! Check out my list and click on the title of each picture to go straight to item on Amazon. Happy Shopping!

Cool Gadgets for Him



Elecstars Touch Bedside Lamp                  Amazon Echo Dot                             


Minipresso GR                                      Roku Streaming Stick  


APIE Portable Wireless                                Leatherman Super Tool
Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker                      300 Multitool 


SoundBot                                           Bluetooth Wireless Headphones


Beauty and Bliss for Her



Essential Oil Diffuser                                       Premium Bath & Body 
Bracelet                                                                    Gift Basket                                                                     


Betsey Johnson                                                         Self Help for 
Handbag                                                                       Rediscovering Yourself 


Instant Pot                                                     Jenia Tree of Life Bracelet   


Large Vintage  Journal                           The Happy Planner


For Baby



Baby Gift Set                                                 VTech Activity Cube


 Nuby Bath Toys                                 VTech Turn and Learn  Driver



VTech Lil’ Critters                              Fisher-Price Rock-a-Stack/                                   
Moosical Beads                                   Baby’s First Blocks Bundle                     



VTech Magic Star                                  Fisher-Price Kick and Play                      
 Learning table                                        Piano Gym


 Top Picks for Girls



Barbie Fashionistas                                    Barbie Club Chelsea
Ultimate Closet                                            Playhouse Set



Melissa & Doug                                     Barbie Glam Getaway
Mine to Love Doll                                 House 


Melissa and Doug Doll                       Build and Imagine:
Accessories                                              Malia’s House 



Pretend Makeup                                 Lego Disney Elsa’s  
Signature Set                                         Frozen Ice Palace


Top Picks for Boys



Engineering Bricks
Construction Kit                                     Tool Toy Set   


Superhero Dress Up Set                       Paw Patrol Sea Patroller



VTech Go!Go! Smart
Wheels Playset                                       Train Set and Table 


Lego Classic Medium                     Boley Dinosaur Toys
Creative Brick Box

Educational Toys



Leapfrog Scribble and Write      Interactive Talking Map



VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch            LeapFrog Learning System



Leap Frog Level 1                                  VTech Touch and Learn
Activity Bundle                                       Activty Desk Deluxe 


VTech Touch and Learn                        VTech Touch and Learn
Preschool Bundle (2-4)                       Preschool Bundle (3-5)


For Your Little Creatives



Crayola Inspiration
Art Case                                                      My Awesome Book


Deluxe Art Master  Kids Desk          Stencils and Drawing Art Set


Ideas for Teenage Girls



Bath Bomb Gift Set                               Make Up Brush Set


SHANY Makeup Kit                      Wake Up Light Alarm Clock



Divinity Boutique                           Body Image Workbook 


Express Yourself                            Motivational Bracelets 


Ideas for Teenage Boys



Spikeball 3 Ball Game Set                   Making Decisions 


Guy’s Guide                                        VR Headset 



Holy Stone U818A Drone                 XIBERIA Gaming Headset           


Double Camping Hammock               Lightning Reaction Game


There you have it! My complete gift guide for the entire family. I hope these ideas will make your shopping a little easier this year. And I would love for you to share this post with others who might find it helpful. Thank you!


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Finding Fab-YOU-lous: A Self Help MUST Read to Have Your Best Year Yet!

Finding Fab-YOU-lous: A Self Help MUST Read to Have Your Best Year Yet!

Do you have big dreams for your life, but seem overwhelmed with how to achieve them? Have you lost your focus or your passion for living life to its fullest potential? Are you ready to rediscover your purpose and the FabYOUlousness that makes you, you? If so, reading Finding FabYOUlous: A Self-Help with Sass Guide to Finding, Celebrating, and Capitalizing on the FabYOUlousness That Makes You, You by Melissa Venable would be the perfect way to start 2018 (Christmas gift, anyone?).  It is filled with lots of great advice  on setting meaningful intentions and powerful goals!

Rediscover Who You Are

The first part of the book will help you answer the following questions: Who are you? Where are you going? What is your why? What needs to go and what needs to grow? In each chapter, you will find practical advice for rediscovering who you are. Need to find your purpose and get clear on your goals? Create a vision board. Need to stay on course? Create your values compass and strap on those hiking boots (self-discipline). Self-discipline will help you move forward when you don’t feel like it, help you eliminate distractions, and stay focused on where you want to go.

I think we can be our own best sources of inspiration. You are FabYOUlous! You have done some pretty incredible things in your life and you have overcome so much to get where you are right now. Sure-you may have a ways to go when it comes to reaching your big goals but you’ve also come a long way. Keep track of your successes on a “Ta-Da! list” and celebrate them. When things start to get hard and you begin to wonder if you’ll ever meet your goals, pull out your Ta-Da list and be reminded of just how amazing you are and how far you’ve already come. 

What is Your Why?

Once you have a better grasp on who you are and where you want to go, you must get clear on why these goals are important to you.

When you are crystal clear on exactly why your dreams and desires are so important to you, you will be exponentially more compelled to do what it takes to make them happen. You won’t let any obstacle, difficulty or challenge stand in your way. You won’t stop pushing until your FabYOUlous life vision is no longer just a vision but is instead, a wonderful reality that you are living out on a daily basis. Knowing your why will keep you from settling for anything less than what you know that you desire and deserve. 

What Needs to Go and What Needs to Grow?

What things in your life are keeping you from achieving your goals? Your thoughts, actions, and reactions all play a vital role in either moving you forward, or keeping you stuck where you are. If you want to see positive change, you must think positively, and your actions will follow.

Our thoughts and actions (or lack thereof) will either propel us closer to our FabYOUlous life destination and expand our experience of FabYOUlousness or, they will cause our experience to contract and shrink, moving us further away from our desired result. We must grasp the fact that our every choice, thought, word, behavior and action carries weight and has a direct impact upon the level of FabYOUlousness that we experience in our lives at any given moment.  

Taking Care of You

The next part of the book discusses the importance of taking care of yourself: mind, body, and spirit. Spend time doing the things you love. Find YOUR place: somewhere you can go to escape the stresses of the day and unwind. Bask in the beauty surrounding you. Ditch the drama. Practice self-care. Eat healthy, get enough water and sleep. Exercise. There are chapters discussing each of these, as well as other ways to care for ourselves. Being centered, healthy, and happy plays an important role in achieving our goals and living a FabYOUlous life.

Connecting With Others

Another important piece to living a FabYOUlous life is cultivating deep, meaningful relationships with our spouses, family, and friends. We do this through the words we speak and our actions, as well as creating our own set of standards. Spend quality time together, learn the things that are important in their worlds, have fun together. Our connections with others bring such a richness to our lives that nothing else can replicate.

Keep Moving Forward

The final chapters are quick, powerful punches of motivation and inspiration for moving toward your FabYOUlous desired destination. These chapters are so good I decided to list them all:

  • Prepare Mentally
  • Use Your Past to Fuel Your Future
  • 15 Questions to Help You Find Your Purpose
  • You Get the Life You Choose Not the Life You Want
  • Get Out of a Rut and Into a Groove
  • Gain Some Perspective
  • Get Off the Hamster Wheel
  • Cultivating Courage Even When You Think You Can’t
  • Turn Your Joker into an Ace/Make the Most of the Hand You’re Dealt
  • The Powerful of Purposeful Play

If you are ready to find your Fab-YOU-lous, you can pre-order your copy here.  The book will officially launch on November 30th. Every reader will be given access to an exclusive website where you will find additional resources to use with your book. Let’s make 2018 the best year yet!

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