Living in the Tampa Bay area, I'm lucky enough to see beautiful sunsets almost every day. Although life can be difficult at times, focusing on the positive and being with my family is what gets me through.

Long Night Documentary: Sex Trafficking in the United States

We are counting down the days to my daughter’s 16th birthday. Sweet Sixteen. But many girls, some even younger, are involved in sex trafficking in the United States. Trafficking is not localized to third world countries and the documentary, The Long Night by Tim Matsui, shares the painful details of girls caught up in this horrible lifestyle. The Film Located in Seattle, the film follows the lives of Lisa and Natalie who have completely different childhoods, but end up caught in the web of prostitution. Both have been raped, beaten and arrested. Both have felt dirty and shamed. Both have … [Read more...]

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Gifts that Give Back: World Vision #Giveaway

World Vision provided a gift. All opinions are my own as always. The best type of holiday gifts are those that give back. World Vision has over 100 gifts which make a difference in other’s lives. Known for gifts such as goats, bicycles, sheep and ducks, they are given to people in poverty to help them earn their own money tp help end poverty. Just like “give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”. Yes, these gifts are donations but you can get them in honor of someone. A card is sent to that person as well. At the World Vision … [Read more...]

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Holiday Gift Guide for Women

We're on the easiest gift choices - women's gifts. We say outright what we want, circle pictures in magazines, leave notes and whisper into our loved ones' ear. If you need a gift idea for a friend, family member, etc. here's my holiday gift guide for women: Pure Natural Diva - True botanical perfumes and skin care with all natural ingredients. Created by Tania Reuben and loved by many. Choose a sample set or individual products. Here motto is "We believe in safe scents. Perfect for those with allergies. Prices vary. What's Good eBeenie - Classic winter hat that allows people to use … [Read more...]

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Holiday Gift Guide: Teens

Many teens make up their own wish list for their gifts. It's hard to know what will make them happy at times. The best thing about this holiday gift guide for teens is that the items are cool, or whatever they say now. You can purchase them as an extra surprise gift. Or if you're looking for ideas, here they are: Melokia 4 String Soprano Ukulele - Melokia translates to Melody in the Hawaiian language, and as its name describes, it offers melodious value. It features a 13" scale and a 17-fret rosewood fingerboard, allowing players of varying sizes to easily play a range of musical notes. … [Read more...]

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Holiday Gift Guide | Babies and Toddlers

Ah, the fun of giving gifts to babies and toddlers. Although, they may play with the box and wrapping paper, we know that soon they'll be engrossed with your gift. With so many choices, I've narrowed it down with the best in my holiday gift guide for babies and toddlers. Flipzles Puzzles - Unique double sided wooden puzzles that encourage children to use both sides of their brain. Kids love to flip the pieces and use the people and objects on the back side for creative play. Then they flip them back to solve the challenging puzzle. The images are personally designed and hand crafted by … [Read more...]

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