I was on the fence about writing this post, honestly. I made notes in my phone of what I wanted to include, and then never actually sat down to write it because I kept talking myself out of it. Do people like to read these kinds of blogs? Would people be interested to hear my reflections of 2018 and my goals for 2019? I kept telling myself, probably not. But I woke up this morning at 8:00 and started looking at Instagram (a BAD habit I want to stop doing first thing in the morning… ugh) and I was watching Kathleen Barnes’ IG story and up popped her “Reflecting on 2018” blog post link and I swiped up.

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I’ve been hearing about bluelight blocking glasses for a while now, and I’m finally giving them a try! Bluelight blocking glasses are supposed to help fight fatigue, digital eye strain, and to help fight restfulness. Staring at a computer at night can lead to trouble sleeping, according to some studies. I found this report on NyMag.com that kind of disputes these glasses altogether, but I do think they’re helping. Combined with limiting my screen time in general, I think I’ll see a major difference.

I wear reading glasses, normally, but they definitely don’t have the light blocking capabilities that these do. Plus, who doesn’t like a cute new accessory?

I’ve partnered up with Vanlinker and they sent me two pairs from their line- style VL9001 and VL9007.

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I recently had the privilege to attend an event hosted by Sprint & Boost Mobile and they were showing us their new goodies and deals running for the holidays! It was so fun to play with new products and I even got some great gift ideas for some people in my life. Everyone has someone on their list that LOVES the tech stuff, right? Rob is ALWAYS excited to get new gear and gadgets- whether it’s a new TV, new speakers, an iPad, etc.

Maybe your Dad needs a new cell phone (anyone’s Dad still living in the stone ages with an outdated phone?? My Dad doesn’t even HAVE a cell phone… Yup). Or maybe you’re looking to get your kids a new tablet but aren’t looking to break the bank, or maybe you want to get your Mom a new Apple Watch! All are great ideas and would definitely bring a smile on Christmas morning.

The event also inspired me to put together a little gift guide for you (including some non-phone /tablet specific tech items that I think you might like) in case you’re looking for some inspiration too!

And bonus- with the payment plans and deals that Sprint & Boost are offering this season, there are super affordable ways to add some electronics under your tree.

Happy Shopping! XO

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HER

This is the guide for your mom, your sister, your friend, your co-worker, your mother-in-law, whoever! There is something on this list for everyone, and at all price points! I know it can feel hard shopping for people sometimes, but I always try to hone in one thing I know about them. Do they like cooking? Do they like makeup and skin care? Are they vegan or use all natural products? Do they like to stay home and chill? Usually an easy go to gift is a candle and a bottle of wine, but these ideas will help you step it up a notch (I hope)!

Enjoy & happy shopping! XO

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The craziest shopping day of the year is here, you guys! I’m not always a huge Black Friday shopper, but I always like to at least be informed and to “window” shop… No harm in that, right? And let’s be honest, I usually end up buying things on a Christmas list I didn’t know I had. Ha!

So in an effort to be a good blogger, and an even better friend, I’m here to round up the best of the best Black Friday sales for you. There are some goodies happening this year that I don’t think you want to miss!

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MEN

I think I say this every year, but aren’t guys the HARDEST to shop for? I swear, everything I think to get for Rob he’s either already bought it for himself, or would prefer to be involved in the purchase. You know you’ve got to make sure you buy the correct brand, size, color, blah blah. It’s especially hard when you get into the electronic world, right? A territory I think it’s best to just avoid unless you have supervision. Ha, kidding…

So I’ve put together some gifts I think guys would like (and even got Rob’s input and approval). From your boyfriend, to your Dad, to your brother, these will work for every guy in your life!

Happy Shopping! XO

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