gift guide: for him on valentine’s day


beermakingkit 2_handprintedrocksglasses





{1} // I don’t know a single man who hates beer. I think it’s against bro-code or something. So, if your guy likes beer, get him a gift that will keep him busy and satisfy his taste buds. Every guy I know who make their own beer absolutely love it.

{2} // Okay, so maybe your guy prefers scotch. Or maybe whiskey. I love the print on these rock glasses and personally, they would pair nicely with my wine set.

{3} // Cornhole is typically a lawn game in which players take turns throwing bags of corn at a raised platform with a hole in the far end. A bag in the hole scores 3 points, while one on the platform scores 1 point. Play continues until a team or player reaches the score of 21. Satisfy this need by getting him a mini cornhole set for his desk.

{4} // Very similar to Apples-to-Apples card game but Cards Against Humanity really brings out most abstract and, often, humorous response to the topic question. This is great if your guy loves to play games!

{5} // If your guy likes tools and does a ton of DIY, get him the Kreg K4MS Jig Master System.  A pocket-hole jig, it offers 1/8-inch incremental settings for materials 1/2-inch thick and patented three drill guide fixed spacing on the drill guide. A dust collection shroud means no more woodchips, and the clamping recess allows you to use many different styles of clamps to secure your jig to the workbench. Mr. P put this on his wish list and I thought it was must-share-item, especially if you have a DIYer on your hands and you need a new bookshelf.

{6} // Bacon. Chocolate. Candy. How can you go wrong? Buy. Now. Even if it’s for yourself.

{7} // Some say that “the watch” is going out of style thanks to the digital-age, but I think a watch say something about a guy’s personality: he’s punctual, he’s stylish, and he’s considerate of others. Plus, it looks really nice when worn with a suit.

What items are you considering for your guy on Valentine’s Day?

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friday favorites: pain relief products



Today, I thought I’d share my favorite products that I use when you can’t take your medication to ease your pain.


{1} KT Tape // {2} Foot and Hand Warmers // {3} Biofreeze // {4} Buddy Bear // {5} Bath Pillow

{1} I’ve mentioned several times how much KT Tape has helped me with an injury, but I haven’t really shared how much it’s helped during a flare. Is your knee flaring a little? Use KT Tape. Is your finger aching? Use KT Tape. Neck Pain? Use KT Tape. It might even make a great Halloween costume…I kid! 😉 But in seriousness…I love KT Tape.

{2} I love the Carex Foot and Hand Warmers. I received mine as a gift and use them a lot in the winter to help keep my extremities warm! I also like taking out the heat wraps and placing them on other areas of pain like my hip and quads.

{3} I only started using Biofreeze recently, but I really like it. I love the peppermint smell and the roll-on feature is perfect to prevent any unnecessary spills in my purse or gym bag.

{4} Isn’t Buddy Bear so cute? I may be 30 but I still have a sweet spot for anything cute and cuddly. Did you know that he heats up in the microwave or can be placed in the freezer for a cooling effect? If you have children with chronic pain like arthritis, tummy aches or ear aches…get him ASAP. He soothes and brings joy to all ages and is a great companion for bed.

{5} If you take frequent baths to ease your pain without the use of medication, then you know a bath pillow is a must! I love this three layer bath pillow because it provides comfort for my head, neck, and upper back…the most uncomfortable spots in a bath.

I use all of these products frequently and find great relief from them! You can purchase these items too by clicking on the links under the images; I am not compensated in anyway if you do! What products do you use? Let me know in the comments below or let me know via Facebook or Twitter. I think the more we share with each other, the more we can ease our pain!

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