We often find ourselves shopping for the perfect birthday, anniversary or holiday gift, but what about presents for stress relief? Who do you know, after all, who isn't suffering from some sort of stress, anxiety or even depression? Our current political climate is thought to be to blame by many people for so much widespread stress, but our modern lifestyles are also to blame. Our nutrition, sleep, exercise and basic needs often are neglected, and for what? A fast-paced age of tech where every notification seems so important?
Smart gadgets are all the rage, and they range from moderately helpful to life-changing to simply a waste of space. Many smart inventions make us wish that we'd thought of them first; you never know which ones will turn into huge money-makers. This list of smart gadgets may have an item or two for your particular wish list!
If you buy Legos at all, you are already aware of how pricey the sets can be. My daughter loves Legos but only gets them as gifts on big holidays and birthdays, unless she saves up for them on her own, due to their price. So the price of the new green Legos, made out of sustainable plant-sourced plastic, really isn't a shocker, and the theme of the set, which is LEGO Creator Expert Vestas Wind Turbine Building Kit, isn't a surprise, either.
Amy Jandrisevits is a woman with a dream: a dream that every child, no matter their gender, body type, ethnicity, age or any other characteristic, should have a doll that looks like them. It's a beautiful dream and it's already made many children very happy.
Valentine's Day is just a few days away! Do you have gifts lined up for your sweetheart(s)? This year, my husband and I decided to try out a couple of date box subscriptions. Many boxes offered half-price rates a few weeks ago if you signed up in time for Valentine's Day, so that's what we did.
Normally I don't get excited for sales unless they're at least 30% off or a BOGO offer, but when it comes to really quality items, I will totally take 15% off.
Between May the Fourth, announcements about new Star Wars movies and the third installment of Rey's saga coming to theaters this year (in which John Boyega just teased us about filming his most shocking scene!), Star Wars is on everyone's brain, so it's no wonder that the Star Wars merch is everywhere. There are new goodies featuring Darth Vader, General Leia and everyone we know and love being made every day and it's an exciting time to be alive.
When it comes to ordering your groceries for delivery or pick-up online, there are definitely a wide variety of benefits--as well as drawbacks. While you get to shop in your underwear, avoid using gas and the crowds and have things delivered to the comfort of your home (or to your door), you also have to pay for the service, which isn't always cheap. You also risk the chance of the store being out of an item you wanted and subbing in something you don't want, or getting the wrong variety of an item you ordered.
I'm as guilty as not shopping with my conscience lately as anyone. As someone who used to deeply research every purchase, I'm now a tired mom who can't stay up as late as she used to, which is no excuse but provides a bit of background. I used to check not only the source of materials but where the company's political donations even went. It turns out that it does't have to be THAT difficult to shop with your conscience.