Sunday, November 30, 2008

Few Gift Ideas

Here are a few things that I have or have seen that I think would make great gifts.

Gifts for Her:

1. Beaded Serving set from Pampered Chef: I do have these and love them.
2. I also LOVE the PedEgg. It makes my feet feel like I've just had a pedicure. They are available everywhere (Walmart, Target, Bed Bath & Beyond)
3. Onion Keeper: I LOVE this. It's from Bed Bath & Beyond and it keeps onions fresh for about a month.

4. These hangers are slim and made of velvet which means clothes don't fall off! They are from Bed Bath & Beyond and I have seen them at Target too. They are $10. for a pack of 10.

Gifts for Him:

I bought this Pea coat for Nathan last Christmas and he loves it. It looks and feels like the authentic Navy Pea coat. I bought it at Old Navy and they brought it back this year. It's $80.
He also loves the Art of Shaving. It is pricey but this set is $38. and is available at Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom. .

Gifts for Babies, Kids, and Family:

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1. Leap Frog Musical Table. We bought this for Andrew for his birthday and he loves it. It's $40 and at Target.
2. Mini doc amplifier. I haven't tried it but it looks really neat. It's speakers for your IPod and it's $20 at the Container Store. Great stocking stuffer.
Build a Snowman Kit. Restoration Hardware for $14.

Gifts for Teachers & Neighbors:

Available at Williams Sonoma; all under $20.

Another idea is a box of California Cuties with 1/2 gallon of egg nog.

Gifts Worth the Price:
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1. Kitchen Aid Mixer. My parents bought us one several years ago for Christmas and I am a firm believer that every kitchen needs one. They range from $250-900
2. Juicy Couture Track Suit. I have about 4 black ones and I live in them. They are about $200 for the set and available at Neiman Marcus, Saks, Bloomies, Nordstrom.
3. Burberry Check Scarf. It's a classic and makes a great gift for a man or woman. $265. also at Neimans, Saks, Nordstrom, Bloomies.

Merry Christmas!!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Best Workout EVER!!!

To see this bad boy in motion, Click Here. I know that this totally looks like a torture device and it partly is. Our rec center is trying this machine out to see how people like it. Let me tell you, I LOVE it. I was on it today for an hour and 20 minutes on resistance level 6 and did not want to part with it. It's the Precor Adaptive Motion Trainer 100i. By far the most challenging piece of equipment I've been on. It makes the elliptcial feel like a child's toy. The motion is very different and it took me about 15 minutes to get use to it. When you are in full motion, it feels like you are sprinting in 2 feet of sand. If you start to "slack off", your stride will be like that of a stairmaster. There is a graph that shows you if your stride is that of a stairmaster, runner, or sprinter. This machine kicks your butt. If you live in Highlands Ranch, it is at Southridge until Dec 1st. They'll ask at the card desk for feedback after you use it. It's the bomb dot com.