Fashion, Father's Day

Notes To Self Has Fun Socks For Men, Women and Kids

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Notes To Self Has Fun Socks For Men, Women and Kids

We have Dads and Grads to celebrate right now and I had the pleasure to review a few pairs of fun socks for men and grads from Notes to Self. Whether there is a special man you need to honor or have a grad student that wants to go off to College wearing a conversation piece on their feet or a graduate who is done with college and moving back into your cold basement (just kidding, I hope they are educated and independent at this point), these socks are warm and a lot of fun too!

Who or what is Notes to Self and why are they’re socks different from other socks with words or prints? These socks were created to promote the power of positive thinking. Laura, the founder, loves in Kansas wanted her customers to always have positive reminders at their toes all day long and they are all written in the present tense. Hopefully these simple words on your toes will be a note to yourself to carry a positive attitude and have positive actions.

There are 7 occasions on their website you can shop in from Mother’s and Father’s Day, Teacher Appreciation, Graduation, Wedding, Baby Shower and 4th of July. There are all cuts of socks from infant size to adult. I took a pair camping over Memorial weekend to keep my feet warm at night!

Fun story! 2 years go my husband was sitting on the couch one day and somehow we got on a topic of “If I won the lottery” and he said that he would buy himself “enough socks to wear a brand new pair everyday because nothing feels better than wearing new socks”. Because it was almost his birthday and I really had no gift idea in mind I texted everyone we would be celebrating with in the family and told them to buy lots of socks for work and casual. When his birthday came he had enough socks to wear 1 new pair a day for 2 months! There is not much else that feels better than new socks on your feet and when they make you feel good with positive messages that is a bonus! These socks are made well and are so soft and warm. They really do make great gifts!

Connect: Visit the Notes to Self website and follow on Facebook and Instagram

Buy It: Visit the Notes to Self Store Locator and find them on Amazon

College Bound, Father's Day, Gift Guides, Graduation Gift Ideas, Home, Reviews

BenQ ScreenBar e-Reading LED Task Lamp – Review

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BenQ ScreenBar e-Reading LED Task Lamp - Review

If you spend any amount of time on a computer you will want to keep reading this! This BenQ ScreenBar e-Reading lamp is a champ and so beneficial when you have to both read paper and screen. These tasks take a toll on your eyes and this lamp is not only very slick in its features but made to help those busy eyes of yours. Let me explain how!

The bar hangs easily atop your monitor so there is no screen glare and you save desktop space. It simply powers with a USB cord you can insert into your computer back or USB bar.

It also has a built-in ambient light sensor which means it automatically adjusts the dimmer to your area lighting. However, if you need you can manually adjust with a tap of a button. Then on top of dimming you get a cool and warm light option depending on your focus needs.

The BenQ ScreenBar has an asymmetrical optical design that only illuminates the desk and ensures zero reflective glare off the screen rather than bouncing from the screen to eyes. I love it and never really knew how beneficial such a lamp can be until I owned one. All of my work around my desk has just the right amount of light at any time a day without me giving much thought to it. Having no glare and proper lighting does something fantastic for my focus.

Connect with BenQ Visit the BenQ website and find them on Facebook and Twitter

Buy It: You can get your BenQ ScreenBar e-Reading LED Task Lamp on Amazon!

Education, Father's Day, Gift Guides, Graduation Gift Ideas, Reviews, School

We Are Celebrating Teachers and Dads with GIANTmicrobes

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We Are Celebrating Teachers and Dads with GIANTmicrobes

Can you believe another school year has come and gone? Now we begin to celebrate summer and Father’s Day as well as thanking our teachers for spending nearly 6 hours a day with our children. We are celebrating with GIANTmicrobes and it has been a hit!

Anthony wanted to gift his 4th grade teacher and his Health/PE teacher the Heart GIANTmicrobes from the 2-pack Heartfelt box for Teacher Appreciation Week last week. This meant we opened the box and got 2 gifts in 1! It was perfect in a year he did a lot of science in class and also for his health teacher. They thought the gift was so clever!

Each GIANTmicrobe comes with its own card with a bit of education and a connection to how relative it can be to your giftee. It’s the first thing Anthony grabs and reads on these fun plush!


The gift packs are really the way to go because the box designs are so adorable and they make great collections for your Teacher’s classroom or even dad’s office. No matter who or what you are celebrating you will have fun finding the right gift that will make for a great conversation piece with GIANTmicrobes.

Father's Day, Gift Guides, Graduation Gift Ideas, Travel

Nomad Cell Phone Accessories for Father’s Day

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Nomad Cell Phone Accessories for Father's Day

Dad’s are always at the back burner it seems. They are no less important than Mom, but tell that to a young child! I have had a lot of gifts float through here and none have hardly turned my husband’s head like the Nomad products that arrived.

My husband loves quality and never settles for less than what has the best reviews or what will be the most durable when it comes to anything he buys from tools, accessories and even cars. That’s why Nomad is one I am excited to share in my Father’s Day Gift Guide.

Right away you feel the quality! Not just in the packaging but the leather in the cases and even the wireless charger stand is wrapped in premium leather! Below is the inside of the phone cases..a note that says the leather is genuine. The outer color was slightly darker than the image on the box and it will age but I love the color once I opened it up.

I really thought my husband would not care much for the Leather Folio but once he felt it, he immediately put his phone in and added some of his most used cards and even can put cash in a slit and he has been using it everyday since! He loves how it feels and also that he doesn’t need to carry his bulky wallet everywhere. It is minimally treated, vegetable-tanned leather from one of America’s oldest tanneries.

Nomad’s new Wireless Travel Stand works fantastic! We have gone through several stands that just don’t charge fast or even fully. This one charges fast! I’d love to show you an original photo, but I went to grab it and my husband told me he had to take it to Alaska with him for the week for work. He was eager to take this with him and use in his hotel for the week with his iPhone 8. It is a classy-looking stand just like the cases!

I can’t recommend Nomad enough for a genuine, classy and quality accessories for Dad’s cell phone! You (and he) will not be disappointed! Visit to see all of the available products.

Father's Day, Gift Guides

Give Dad a Gift He Will Use with Lucky Tackle Boxes

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It is warming up outside. For all the spring and summer junkies like me it is the best time to be outdoors camping, hiking, fishing. I live in the Pacific Northwest so I know many friends and family who fish and live to be outdoors. With Father’s Day coming Lucky Tackle Boxes has great gifts for Dad (or any Fisherman/woman in your life).

The Panfish Box is one of the boxes or subscription boxes you can choose to gift. With the bait and other items in this box you can fish for crappie, bluegill, perch and more! I got 6 items in my Panfish box and also some discount cards, etc.

The Multi-Species box is a lot of fun. It was packed with baits, soft baits, hooks and more. With the items in this box you can fish panfish, bass, trout, catfish and more. It’s a great box to choose if you are unsure what Dad is currently fishing for because chances are he can use all of these in his runs.

Head to Lucky Tackle Boxes Subscription Boxes and see if a gift that keeps giving for a few months is right for him. If a subscription isn’t the right gift, then you can buy just one or a few boxes and even shop bait and supplies.

Father's Day, Gift Guides, Graduation Gift Ideas, Home

Gifts Ideas for Graduation and Father’s Day with 5amily

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Gifts Ideas for Graduation and Father’s Day with 5amily

Gifts Ideas for Graduation and Father's Day with 5amily

Let me start by saying that when I was contacted by 5amily to browse mugs and choose one to feature I think it took me just over a day! It was so fun to browse the mugs and ultimately I chose the one above. With 3 boys I could not resist this mug!

With several celebrations coming up from Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Graduations 5amily has excellent gift ideas that are so much fun. If you have a Dad or Grandpa to shop for you can find mugs, tees, bags and even cell phone cases and plenty of quotes to choose from or personalize and add their name!

For Graduates, shop their many profession categories and find them gifts with fun quotes like I have featured. With many majors to choose from you can find the perfect gift. I chose a “mom’ mug and it arrived with flawless features. It has washed well in the dishwasher and it feels like a quality mug.

Head on over now and have as much fun as I did shopping gifts at!