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Share a Coke and a Song – and a Gift – With Coca-Cola!

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company. All opinions are mine alone.  #SongsToShare  #CollectiveBias

With Father’s Day coming up soon, I’m already thinking about gift ideas. My husband is an amazing gift giver, and gifts are my love language, so I’m all about finding the perfect gift.

In that spirit, I thought it’d be fun to create a great gift basket that any music lover would love. Coca-Cola™ was my inspiration with their Share a Song bottles and cans, so I headed to Brookshire’s to pick up some bottles. Shopping at Brookshire’s is great because of their Thank You Card reward program. You can save on fuel or groceries just by shopping with a registered card – every dollar earns one yourpoint. You can save 10¢ per gallon on fuel for every 100 yourpoints or get 5% off on groceries for every 500 yourpoints. Gotta love that!

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There were a lot of different types to pick from, but I decided to go with the glass bottles with the lyric “A moment like this.” I think it’s a great snippet to remind us to celebrate the moment!  To continue the music theme I got some fun red headphones and some rock star-worthy shades.

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To complete the package I made some fun coasters with packaging from the Diet Coke®! I got some plain white tiles at the craft store, cut out shapes from the packaging (making sure to highlight the fun song quote!) and decoupaged the pieces on to the tiles. Didn’t they turn out great? I love the lyric “Celebrate the good times, come on!” and think it’s perfect for any celebration – be it Father’s Day, a birthday, or even just to celebrate someone for being the amazing person they are.

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Download the Shazam App, available on iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android and other devices to get your Coca-Cola Share a Song. What song lyric would you want on your bottle of Coca-Cola or Diet Coke?

Free Teacher Christmas Gift Printables

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It’s that time of year again. Thanksgiving has passed and now the Christmas season is here. You might be like one of my friends, who’s virtually done with her Christmas shopping before December even arrives. Or you might be like me, who has barely started thinking about it.

If you’re in the latter group, I’ve got something that’ll help you knock one recipient off your list – this printable is a great gift for teachers! Have your child color it and then put it in a frame. If you want to add more customization to it, you can get an unfinished wood frame at Michael’s and let your child decorate the frame, too.

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Click here to download the free printable!

If you’d like something to go along with the printable, a perfect companion gift would be a cute jar of “snow corn.” It’s SO easy to make, and I’ve even created a snow corn label for you to download and put on your container!

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Patriotic Gift Ideas for Everyone!

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We received blankets & necklaces to facilitate photos for this round-up. Affiliate links are used in this post.

With July 4 right around the corner, patriotic gear is all over the place! If you’ve got stars & stripes on the brain, you’ll love these gift ideas – there’s something for everyone, even your furry family member!

For Infants:

Aden + Anais Cotton Muslin Swaddle Blankets, in Twinkle  These blankets were our absolute favorite with E, so I was thrilled to be able to give some to my sister-in-law, who’s pregnant with her first. The print is fun and neutral, perfect for boys or girls alike. The blankets are soft, thin, and stretchy, and are perfect for swaddling.

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Perfect Last-Minute Father’s Day Gift Ideas

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Thanks to Groupon for this great partnered guest post! If you’re like me and will be on the hunt for last-minute Father’s Day gifts this weekend, you’ll love these suggestions:

Dads are so special and unique, and a man with amazing qualities deserves a special gift to highlight his Father’s Day. We want to honor the guy we think is so perfect, and who helped raise the perfect kids…but sometimes we’re not so perfect. If you slacked on getting a Father’s Day gift this year, don’t worry too much! Here are four great last-minute (and/or belated!) gifts available to let him know that you care (and won’t wait so late to shop again next year):

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#1 Kiehl’s Starter Kit is a nice, manly personal hygiene kit. It consists of Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash, White Eagle Shave Cream, Facial Fuel Moisturizer and Ultimate Strength Hand Salve.

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Nerd Block, Jr. – for the Little Nerds in Your Life

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Note: We received a Nerd Block, Jr. box to facilitate our review. All opinions are honest and are our own. 

There are lots of subscription boxes out there – Brian and I both receive a box each month, but we hadn’t gotten one for the kids until we tried the Nerd Block, Jr. box.

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Beautiful Bouquets at The Bouqs Company

Note: I received credit toward a bouquet to facilitate my review. All opinions are honest and are entirely my own. 

I love receiving flowers, and I love gifting them, too, so reviewing a bouquet from The Bouqs Company for my mom’s birthday was a no-brainer for me. I read up on the company before working with them and was impressed to learn they source from farms that practice responsible, sustainable farming.

I decided to go with the Hot Lava bouquet, because I loved the bright, cheery colors of the yellow and hot pink. I found that their pricing was really reasonable, so I ended up getting three dozen roses (it was my mom’s 60th birthday, after all – that’s a big deal!). I was really impressed with how well the flowers were packaged. They were secured to the box so they wouldn’t get jostled around, and this corrugated cardboard was protecting all the blooms. Each one arrived in perfect condition!

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