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Holiday Gift Guide: Work From Home Relaxation Gift Ideas

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2020. A year that changed how we live and work. This holiday season, the best gifts we can give (and receive) are those that help us to relax in our own homes. Since people decompress in different ways, here is a selection of 10 work from home relaxation gift ideas that include day to day living, comfortable clothing, scents and lotions, travel alternatives, humor and food and beverages. Something for everyone to celebrate this holiday season with a little cheer.

23 Work From Home Relaxation Gift Ideas

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Work From Home More Comfortably

Yeedi Robot Vacuum 

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Here’s the reality, you and your family are home more now than ever.… Read more

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6 Smart Home Gift Ideas for the Holidays

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With the festivities of the holiday season in motion, here are 6 Smart Home Gift Ideas to give (or add to your own wish list). Technology has so many benefits in almost every aspect of our lives. The one that is top of mind for me is protecting my home both inside and out. I have found 6 home safety products that will keep an eye on your property whether you are there or not. The good news is most you can install yourself and are inexpensive. They are also a great way to get the recipient started with smart home automation.… Read more

What You Wish You Knew Before Your Home Remodel

Posted by | Home Design, Interior Decorating, Remodel, Technology | 8 Comments

With all the time we are spending in the house these days, the opportunity to really SEE our homes has become even more visible. The time in the kitchen cooking three plus meals a day, working from home and having adult children returning to their childhood bedrooms highlights what’s working and what’s not in your home. Which brings me to the purpose of this post: home remodeling. More specifically, what you wished you knew before you started your home remodel. 

Have you done one? Want to do one? Still cringing from the experience of a past renovation? If you are like me, you are watching HGTV and home remodeling shows more than ever.… Read more

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Wow Your Guests with Craft Ice Made in LG InstaView Refrigerator

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This post is sponsored by Best Buy. All opinions are completely my own. 

 

What do you look for in a refrigerator for your home? As my kitchen remodel nears the end, I need just two more appliances to complete the update. Right now, I am shopping for the hub of my kitchen and want to share my discovery. The LG InstaView™ Door-in-Door® refrigerator is filled with features that fit both my busy household’s everyday life and entertaining needs.

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I spend a great deal of time in my kitchen creating recipes, cooking and entertaining friends and family. We all know everyone ends up in the kitchen, no matter how beautifully designed the rest of the house is, right?!… Read more

How I Chose My Bosch 800 Series Dishwasher

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This post is sponsored by Best Buy. All opinions are completely my own. 

 

What’s your favorite part of entertaining besides bringing your friends and family together? Is it the cooking and recipe creation? Designing the table setting? Coming up with a theme for the event? Ok now, what’s your least favorite part of entertaining? I bet I can guess….the clean up! Bosch 800 Series dishwashers are going to solve this for you instantly.

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After all the years I have worked in the housewares industry, I have learned first hand about the importance of choosing quality brands. They’ve done the research on how we, as home cooks, use our kitchen tools and appliances to make sure that their product(s) meet or exceed our expectations. … Read more

Skullcandy Push Truly Wireless Earbuds 6 Key Features

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There is nothing like taking a long walk on a warm day with my favorite music playing in my ear to keep me energized. I just needed to find a solution to the poor sound quality and ever tangled earphone cords!  That’s when I learned about the new Push™ from Skullcandy Truly Wireless earbuds. 

Skullcandy Push Truly Wireless earbuds

The Six Key Features

The first time I tried them, the music came through so clear with such a rich sound that totally immersed me in the rhythm of the songs. While these are not meant to be noise cancellation earbuds, the way they fit in my ear with their secure FitFin™ Gels, does help to block the external sounds.… Read more

10 Technology Gift Ideas for Kids and Adults

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10 Technology Gift Ideas for Kids and Adults

As everyone knows, we are immersed in the world of technology. It is everywhere in our lives with the intention of making us more organized and efficient, able to communicate faster and more often, a resource for just about any research we are doing (recipes, homework, WebMD, etc), entertainment, music, fitness tracking, exploring virtual reality, beauty tips and tools and so much more. Earlier this year, I wrote about how technology is now the norm in kitchens with 10 examples of smart home ideas for your kitchen.  With the holidays fast approaching, I was thrilled to receive an invitation to attend the CTA Holiday Gift Ideas Lunch and Learn sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association, Techlicious and Hostess, Kris McDonald from littletechgirl.com. … Read more

Sony Wows with Noise Canceling Wireless Headphones

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Rock. Jazz. Pop. R&B. Country. Music for any mood. Listening to music has been a part of my life since childhood. My parents would have music going in the house as part of the background of whatever activities we were doing. That love of music has continued for me whether listening to live music at concert halls, attending Milwaukee’s huge music festival known as Summerfest, playing the radio or CDs or listening to portable music players. Yet those headphones for the portable players left much to be desired. Until I found noise canceling headphones. Miraculous!

Sony Wows with Noise Canceling Wireless Headphones

Thanks to Sony’s industry leading Noise Canceling WH-1000XM3 Headphones, listening to music really means LISTENING TO MUSIC!… Read more

Sous Vide Herbs de Provence Cod in Wolf Gourmet Multi Cooker

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Sous Vide Herbs de Provence Cod in Wolf Gourmet Multi Cooker – How one machine’s precision, design and high quality construction makes cooking so much more efficient and fun. Wolf Gourmet Multi Function Cooker does it all from sear, saute, slow cooking, sous vide, rice two ways, and many more program options.

Have you wondered if there is an appliance that “can do it all” when it comes to cooking your meals? You know, one pot cooking that doesn’t make a mess of your whole kitchen. Well, I found it in my new Wolf Gourmet Multi-Function Cooker.

Wolf Gourmet Multi Function CookerI have typically been a minimalist when it comes to kitchen equipment.… Read more

10 Examples of Smart Home Technology for your Kitchen

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In 1999, Disney Channel released an original movie called Smart House. In this children’s movie, a teenage boy named Ben wins a competition where the prize is a fully automated home that can ultimately take care of itself. To Ben, this home means his dad will not have to re-marry. However, in typical movie, Ben’s dad falls in love. Ben, feeling betrayed, tampers with the smart home’s computer program and causes it to try to take over. Spoiler alert, the movie has an all-around happy ending.

When I first saw this movie way back when, I was in awe of the idea of an automated, or “smart,” home.… Read more