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Oct 262017
 

 

Are you looking for a gift that will be appreciated? I recently received this cute pair of Harem Pants.  They are one of the most comfortable pants I have.  The pair above is the Black and Red Peacock Harem Pants. They are great for hanging around the house, going out and also very comfortable for traveling.

The Boho Harem Pants collection of hand stitched bohemian harem pants come in seven unique designs and over 50 beautiful prints. These hippie pants are a must have for travel, yoga, lounging & more.

Look at the beautiful colors and the stretchy waist.  They will soon become one of your favorites!  One Tribe Apparel also has cute tops, shorts and Kimono.  I am sure you can find something special for your loved one.

One Tribe Apparel harem pants for women provide the ultimate in comfort and come in multiple styles and colors ranging from black to white to turquoise. Ideal festival clothing, loved by yogi’s in flow and comfortable for traveling, our diverse harem pant collections are guaranteed to be a frequent go-to in your wardrobe.

Pants from Thailand go by many names: Thai pants, elephant pants, genie pants hippie pants, and harem trousers but no matter the name, the quality and artwork of our boho clothing is outstanding.

One of my favorite things about One Tribe Apparel is they gives back to nature.  They donate $1 from every sale to help the Elephant Nature Park. The park is located 30km outside our home base of Chiang Mai, the Elephant Nature Park has been rescuing and rehabilitating elephants for over 20 years. At the turn of the 20th century there were 100,000 elephants in Thailand alone, a number which has been dwindled to between 3,000 & 4,000.

You can go HERE to start your shopping!

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Mar 162017
 

It’s often said that buying gifts for men is virtually impossible, but shopping for presents for the ladies in your life can be equally challenging. If you have birthdays approaching or you’re keen to get some early Mother’s Day gift ideas noted down, it’s always a good idea to plan ahead. If you’re looking for inspiration for gifts for your mom, your sister, your aunties or your best girlfriends, you’ve come to the right place. This guide will hopefully give you some ideas and make shopping for presents completely stress-free.

For the glamor puss

Does your mom love fashion? Is she always dressed impeccably? Does your sister like to keep up with the latest trends or try out new beauty products as soon as they become available? If your mom is a glamor puss or your sister is a fashionista, there are so many options out there. Take a trip to the mall and keep your eyes peeled for a blouse she’d love or a bag that would fit into her collection perfectly. Visit the makeup counter and put a few new products into your basket or opt for something like a scarf or a pair of sunglasses if she likes to accessorize. Think about her individual style, and go for prints, patterns, and colors she loves. In the spring and summer months, it’s always good to go for pastels or prints like florals and polka dots.

 

If you’re not completely confident about choosing a new piece for your the closet, there are other options you could consider. How about signing up for a glossy magazine subscription or booking a couple of makeup masterclasses, for example?

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For the chef extraordinaire

Does your mom spend every spare minute in the kitchen? Is your aunt famed for her incredible dinner parties or is she known for her home-cooked, hearty family feasts? If you have a chef extraordinaire in the family, there are loads of cool and quirky gift ideas out there. Personalized paraphernalia is always a good idea. There’s a huge range of products available, and you can customize them to make them unique. You could design an apron or order some cookware with her name engraved on it, for example. If your mom loves baking, you could create a personalized cake tin or make a bespoke plaque or sign for the kitchen wall. Alternatively, if she’s is aiming to get to Masterchef standards, kitchen gadgets may be another option worth considering. Perhaps you could buy a new blender or stock up on gizmos that save time on peeling and chopping.

 

If you have a relative who is putting a lot of effort into honing her culinary skills, you could also explore options like booking a cooking course or some lessons. Have a look online for courses in your local area, and find out more about what it entails. If it sounds like something that is just up their street, go for it!

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For the sports fan

Does your best friend love going to the gym or does she jog most days? Does she enjoy playing tennis or has she expressed an interest in learning to play golf? There are loads of sporty presents out there, so tailor your selection to suit her interests. Perhaps you could get her some new gym wear or a personalized yoga mat. Or maybe she’d prefer a new tennis racquet or some golf lessons. If your mom is more of an armchair fan, why not try and get tickets for a tennis tournament or go for a day at the races together?

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For the workaholic

Has your mom worked tirelessly for as long as you can remember? Does she spend all her time working or looking after other people? If so, why not treat her to a little bit of TLC? Time is something most of us don’t have enough of, so make an effort to plan a day out or a weekend away for your mom to relax, chill out, and recharge her batteries. You could go to a spa together or book a city break for your mom and dad. If you’re on a budget, you could pay for a meal out at a restaurant or a trip to the movies instead. If you’re teaming up with your siblings, and you want something really special, have a look online for last-minute vacations. You can often get some really good deals, and you can split the cost between you. Compare prices for flights and hotels, and email her boss to ask for time off so that you can keep it a surprise.

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For the magpie

Does your older sister love jewelry or anything that sparkles? Jewelry is always a popular choice for birthdays, as it has sentimental value, and you can keep it forever. If your sister has a collection of jewelry, take a minute to browse sites like frostnyc.com and considering adding a new piece. You could go for simple stud earrings or an elegant bangle or something more extravagant like a rose gold watch. Set a budget, channel her style, and have a look around for that item that catches your eye.

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For the long-distance relative

Do you live a long way away from your mom? Do you barely ever get to see her? Sometimes, the most precious gift you can give somebody is your time. Think about planning a surprise trip home for her birthday, or book a weekend away together. You could meet in the middle or take a few days off to go on a mini break. If you’re keen to go for the surprise option, get other members of the family involved to make your story more believable and ensure that she’s in the right place at the right time. For many moms, seeing their children and spending time with them is the best present imaginable. If you can’t leave home, consider booking an airplane ticket for your mom to come and visit and spend a couple of days with you.

For the foodie

Is your cousin a foodie? Can she often be found trying out the newest restaurants or ambling around the farmer’s market? One great idea for foodies is a personalized hamper. You can buy a plain basket and fill it with all her favorite foods and drinks. Combine sweet and savory items and add a bow or a ribbon to finish off the look perfectly. You can buy hampers in stores, but you can’t always guarantee that the recipient will like everything in it, and you’ll probably pay a lot more for a ready-made version. If you’re a keen baker, you could also get your pinny on and do some baking at home. You can use mason jars or miniature baskets to present homemade brownies, cookies, muffins, and cupcakes. If you’re looking for recipes and cute ways to present DIY gifts, check out https://uk.pinterest.com/explore/baking-gift/.

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For the adventurer

We tend to think of men as adventurers, but there are plenty of women out there who live for thrills and spills. If your closest friend loves an adrenaline rush, you could treat her to an experience day. Perhaps she’s a demon behind the wheel, or she’s always wanted to learn to fly a plane. Maybe she’s desperate to go in a hot air balloon, or she enjoys nothing more than spending time in the great outdoors. There’s a huge range of experience days out there if you want to buy a voucher, or you could plan your own intrepid day out.

For the creative genius

Is your mom a budding artist or does your sister love to sing? Does your grandma write in her spare time or is she always taking photographs? If you’re buying for somebody special who has an interest in creative activities, you can use this to find perfect presents. Buy some art supplies or a personalized camera bag. Print and frame some of her photographs or buy her a new journal or notebook for her to jot down her thoughts and ideas. Plan a session in a recording studio or put together a CD of her sample tracks.

For the proud mom/grandma

If you’re looking for a sentimental gift your mom will love, why not try and arrange a photo shoot with the family or get some professional photographs of you and your children done? You can order prints and then present her with framed photos to go on the wall. Framing photographs of you, the kids and your mom together is also a lovely idea. In the run-up to her birthday, try and get as many snaps as possible. You could print the images on canvases or even make a collage.

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If you’ve got birthdays fast approaching, you may be starting to rack your brains for thoughtful, unique gift ideas. Channel that special lady’s interests and choose a gift that will mean the world to her. It’s nice to buy bubble bath and candles, but it’s ever better to go for presents that you know she will adore. Hopefully, this guide will give you some ideas, and you’ll be ready to treat your favorite girls in style.

Feb 022017
 
A wizard, a curse, a fated love…

ROLF’S QUEST
A Medieval Encounter #1
Aubrey Wynne
Releasing Feb 1st, 2017
Plato Publishing


A wizard, a curse, a fated love…
 
When Rolf finally discovers the woman who can end the curse that has plagued his family for centuries, she is already betrothed. Time is running out for the royal wizard of King Henry II. If he cannot find true love without the use of magic, his line will end.
 
Melissa is intrigued by the mystical, handsome man who haunts her by night and tempts her by day. His bizarre tale of Merlin, enchantments, and finding genuine love has her questioning his sanity and her heart.
 
From the moment Melissa stepped from his dreams and into his arms, Rolf knew she was his destiny. Now, he will not only battle against time and a powerful duke, but defy his king and the gods to save her.
Bestselling and award-winning author Aubrey Wynne resides in the Midwest with her husband, dogs, horses, mule and barn cats. She is an elementary teacher by trade, champion of children and animals by conscience, and author by night. Obsessions include history, travel, trail riding and all things Christmas.
 
Her short stories Merry ChristmasHenry and Pete’s Mighty Purty Privies won the Preditors & Editors Reader’s Choice in 2013
and 2014. Dante’s Gift, the first in A Chicago Christmas series, received the 2016 Golden Quill, Aspen Gold and Heart of Excellence awards.
Her upcoming series “A Vintage Romance” was inspired by tales of her stepfather, who served for the British Air Force in WWII. Wynne’s medieval fantasy series “Medieval Encounters” will launch in 2017 with Rolf’s Quest.
 

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Jan 182017
 
Over the course of one wild road trip, 
feuding childhood sweethearts get a second chance at love.
LOVE STORY
a Love Unexpectedly novel
Lauren Layne
Releasing February 14th, 2017
Loveswept

Over the course of one wild road trip, feuding childhood sweethearts get a second chance at love in this charming rom-com—a standalone novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Blurred Lines and Good Girl.

When Lucy Hawkins receives a job offer in San Francisco, she can’t wait to spread her wings and leave her small Virginia hometown behind. Her close-knit family supports her as best they can, by handing over the keys to a station wagon that’s seen better days. The catch? The cross-country trip comes with a traveling companion: her older brother’s best friend, aka the guy who took Lucy’s virginity hours before breaking her heart.

After spending the past four years and every last dime caring for his sick father, Reece Sullivan will do just about anything to break free of the painful memories—even if it means a two-week road trip with the one girl who’s ever made it past his carefully guarded exterior. But after long days of bickering in the car turn into steamy nights in secluded motel rooms, Reece learns that, when it comes to Lucy, their story is far from over. And this time, they just might have a shot at a happy ending.

Although listed as a title in the Love Unexpectedly Series, all books in the series stand alone.

 

“Spock, we’re giving you Horny!” my mom blurts out, apparently fed up with my denseness.

Her utterance is too much for my siblings to handle and they both burst out laughing, retreating into the kitchen to rejoin the party where there’s wine.

Oh what I wouldn’t give for wine right now.

“I, um . . . you’re giving me the car?” I ask.

“Because yours broke down,” my dad explains, walking forward to thump Horny’s dented hood.

“And this one’s . . . not broken down?” I ask skeptically.

Look, it’s not that I’m not grateful. My parents are trying to give me a car, I appreciate the sweetness of the gesture, it’s just . . .

Here’s the thing about Horny: he barely got us three kids through high school. I mean, Horny is the car that sputtered and shook making it the 3.2 miles to Jefferson High, no matter who was behind the wheel.

I’m even going to come all the way clean here and say that early on in my freshmen year, I was embarrassed showing up in Horny. Then I realized I was lucky to have a car at all, and well . . . I dunno, I guess Horny became a part of us Hawkins kids’ charm, because the station wagon was practically an institution from Craig’s high school reign all the way through Brandi’s.

But poor Horny quit working years ago. Much to Brandi’s chagrin, he gave up the ghost a mere two months before her high school graduation, and she spent the last bit of her senior year being picked up by my parents.

“He’s going to take you to California,” Dad says, giving the car another thump.

“Really?” I step forward and run a tentative finger along the familiar panel. He’s had a bath, so at least that’s something. “Because last I knew, he wouldn’t even make it out of the garage.”

“Yeah, well, we neglected him for a while, but he’s right as rain now,” Dad says, puffing out his chest as though Horny’s a fourth child.

“Like, as in he actually starts?”

“Purrs like a kitten,” my mom says with an emphatic nod, even though I know she doesn’t even like cats. “We didn’t believe it, but we took him to church on Sunday and there were no issues.”

I literally bite my tongue to keep from pointing out that this is hardly a feat. Sacred Presbyterian is 0.8 miles away from the house.

“You took Horny into a shop?” I ask, starting to warm to the idea of having a car again. I’m a little touched, actually. Money is tight for my parents. Dad’s a PE teacher, and Mom gives a mean winery tour, but the gig’s never paid much.

“Not exactly, it was more of a bartering situation,” Mom says.

“Yeah?” I say, going around to the driver’s seat, already giddy with the prospect of telling Oscar I’ll be able to come see him in Miami after all, even if I won’t exactly be riding in style.

“Reece agreed to fix him up.”

I’m lowering myself into the car as my dad says this, but I reverse so quickly I hit my head. My skull doesn’t even register the pain, because I’m too busy registering the hurt in my heart at the familiar name. “I’m sorry, what?”

“Reece,” my mom says, giving me a bemused look. “He’s always been handy with cars.”

“He fixed up the car in exchange for what?”

And then I feel—I actually feel—the air change around me as the side door to the garage opens, and a new presence sucks all the air out of the space.

I don’t turn around. I don’t move. But I feel his eyes on me. Over me.

“Reece is headed out to California too,” my oblivious mother chatters on. “It worked out perfectly actually. Now you two can ride together, and your dad and I don’t have to worry about you alone in the middle of nowhere with a twenty-something-year-old car.

They think the car is going to be the problem here? It’s not the car that’s toxic to me. It’s him.

Reece Sullivan. My brother’s best friend. My parents’ “other son.”

Slowly I force myself to turn, and even though I’m prepped, the force of that ice-blue gaze still does something dangerous to me.

He winks, quick and cocky, and I suck in a breath, and I have to wonder . . .

I wonder if my parents would feel differently about their little plan if they knew that their makeshift mechanic is the same guy that popped my cherry six years earlier under their very roof.

And then broke my heart twenty-four hours later.

 

Lauren
Layne 
is the USA Today bestselling author
of more than a dozen romantic comedies. She lives in New York City with her
husband (who was her high school sweetheart–cute, right?!) and plus-sized
Pomeranian.
 
In
2011, she ditched her corporate career in Seattle to pursue a full-time writing
career in Manhattan, and never looked back.
 
In her
ideal world, every stiletto-wearing, Kate Spade wielding woman would carry a
Kindle stocked with Lauren Layne books.
 

 

For a
list of all her works, please be sure to check out her official website!
 

 

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Dec 152016
 

Are you still looking for a few stocking stuffers for Christmas?  I have a couple that I found that I love from KORRES.

Here is a great gift for the man in your life. Treat the special guy in your life to one of the KORRES Men’s Holiday Sets. With three scents to choose from, these EDT’s and after shaves make for the perfect gift ($38.50 each; HSN.com).

  • The KORRES Blue Sage Men’s Collection combines notes of mint, lime, and grapefruit with geranium, patchouli, and vetiver.
  • The KORRES Mountain Pepper Men’s Collection has notes of fresh mountain pepper, crisp bergamot, and woody coriander which give the Mountain Pepper Eau de Toilette its masculine, spicy edge.
  • The KORRES Vetiver Men’s Collection mixes bold notes of bergamot, cedar, and amber for a refreshing, woody scent that’s undeniably alluring

I have the Vetiver Men’s Collection for Rex and it smells great!  I know he is going to love it!

I also have a couple to give as gifts to a couple friends – or maybe I should keep them for myself!

I think I want to Indulge in the KORRES Butter Not Pout Lip Collection! This deeply nourishing collection of Lip Butter Sticks and Lip Butter Glosses are formulated with a luxe blend of softening and soothing ingredients, including Mandarin oil, sunflower waxes, shea butter, and vitamin E. You choose whether you want to go creamy or glossy. Shades include Colourless, Peach, and Rose Lip Butter Sticks and Pink, Peach, and Natural Lip Butter Glosses ($34.95; HSN.com).

I think anyone would be happy with KORRES Butter Not Pout Lip Collection!  I love the variety of colors.

Here is my favorite set the KORRES Greece, Joy & Love Ornament Trio is the perfect gift to hang on your tree this year! These three travel-sized body butters are all enriched with shea butter and quince extract to soften and rejuvenate the skin, as well as sunflower, almond, and avocado oils to improve elasticity and smoothness. Scents include Basil Lemon, Japanese Rose, and Guava ($19.99; HSN.com). I love KORRES body butters – they are so nice and thick.  I love how my skin feels when I use the body butters and this set is perfect because I get three different scents!

These are limited edition holiday sets and are sold on HSN.com.  You can find all kinds of great KORRES products on HSN.com.

“Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this sponsored post in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

 

 

Aug 292016
 

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Are you traveling any place for the long weekend? I personally think packing toiletries is one of the most confusing parts about traveling; how much make – up will you need? Will you have enough face wash? What about shampoo? Well lucky for you, AHAVA is giving away a DEAD SEA MASK SAMPLER PACK just in time for Labor Day Weekend!

From a lifting mask, to a facial renewal peel, these portable individual mud mask packs will allow you to freshen up anytime-anywhere. All you need to do is add this item to your cart to receive your free Dead Sea mask sampler pack (shipping fees may apply)! I have to tell you I love facial mask! I try to do at least one or two a week. They are so good for skin. I am ordering mine today!

Kaisy1

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Aug 092016
 

This is a sponsored post. All opinions expressed are my own.

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It is that time of year when you are getting your kids back to school. I found a place I like to shop for all kinds of products and I can save money while I am shopping.  Groupon Goods have all kinds of things that a student could use at college. You can find linens, phone chargers, travel mugs, blenders and more!

I stay signed into Groupon so that I get all the deals.  You never now what is going to be on sale.  I would hate missing a bargain – wouldn’t you? I really like that the deals are tailored to were you live.  You can find discounts on retailers, restaurants and all kinds of products.  If going on vacation or the college your child is going to is in a different city – you can look for deals there too.

The best thing about Groupon?  There is no extra charge to become a member ~ it is free.  It is so easy to shop on Groupon and you just click on a button and you save money.

Have you used Groupon?  If so what have you purchased?  I love hearing about my readers deals! You can follow the deals on Facebook and Twitter.

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Jun 062016
 

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Tonight at midnight tune in to QVC where Lavanila’s founder Danielle Raynor will be live your for chance to purchase an amazing, QVC exclusive Lavanila Deodorant set!

Get aluminum-free, paraben-free odor protection with this four-piece set. Enjoy two fresh scents, Vanilla Coconut and Vanilla Grapefruit, in both travel and full sizes. Formulated with antioxidants and essential oils, they provide protection and nourishment whether you’re home or away. For a $44 value, this set features four Deodorants for $26.50! his exclusive set is also available at QVC.com

Danielle would love to share with one of my readers  a full size Vanilla Grapefruit Deodorant and full size Vanilla Coconut Deodorant.  You must be 18+ US(48). Leave a comment on what scent you would like the most. Extra entry for each way you follow Kaisy Daisy’s Corner.  Giveaway ends Jun 20, 2016.

Please fill in the form HERE to enter.

Kaisy1

“Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this sponsored post in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

 

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May 272016
 

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I love Master Chef and here is Chef Luca Manfè winner of season 4 sharing his recipe for Lemon Icing Panettone.  You can watch the video HERE.   It is a deliciously decadent, but most importantly simple Lemon Icing Bauli Panettone.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 1/3 cup of water
  • ½ lemon juice
  • Bauli Panettone

Directions:

  1. In a bowl, thoroughly sift the icing sugar. Gradually add the warm water.
  2. Stir vigorously by adding a few drops of lemon juice: you can use a spoon or spatula.
  3. The frosting should have a fairly smooth consistency.
    For a more liquid consistency, add more warm water.
    (Otherwise just add more powdered sugar.)

Chef Luca Manfe

Here is a bit more about Chef Luca Manfè ~ who has been in the restaurant business since he was 16 years old, working in a pub in his small hometown in Northeast Italy. When he turned 21, he started to travel the world, working in Italy, Australia, Florida, and New York.  He had the privilege and honor to work with great chefs, experiencing ingredients and techniques from different cuisines. Ultimately, he landed in New York City, in pursuit of the American dream.  Fast forward ten years, and Luca has certainly achieved what he set out to accomplish. Today, Luca is a successful cookbook author, releasing his first cookbook, “My Italian Kitchen,” in May, 2014.  He also runs a small catering company called “Dinner with Luca,” and serves as brand ambassador for Italian confectionary company, Bauli. Luca is the first male (and non-American) to win the title of MasterChef USA.

 

 

Kaisy1

Apr 292016
 

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There is nothing worse than getting a stain on your shirt while your eating at a restaurant or at your desk while at work.  That is why I like to carry a Dreft Portable Pretreater Pen with me.  It is great at getting stains out of my shirt – it is like a mini-washer in your purse!

It is so easy to use ~ you remove excess residue from the stain, then place a napkin behind the stain while squeezing pen. Use the scrubber like an eraser to eliminate stain. It works great and smells good too.  Rex and I are traveling to Las Vegas next week and the pen is going with us.  I don’t want to have to worry about embarrassing stains on my clothes while we are having fun!

While normally you would think of Dreft products for babies – I use it for clothes too.   I really like the Dreft Laundry Stain Remover ~ it works well at removing all kinds of stains. It is specially formulated for tough stains and it is very easy to use – just spray the spot and let soak into the fabric for 3-5 minutes and then wash with detergent.

You can find out more about the products Dreft carries HERE.  You can also find Dreft products nationwide.

Kaisy1

 

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