Top Five Faves of 2015

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Well, it’s has been another fab year of writing and I’d like to say, “Thank you!” for your continued support! It means a lot to me. Here are the top five posts from Martinis and Motherhood for 2015.

5. What Happens in Vegas… 

One of the highest hands in poker a Spades Royal Flush on a red

This post was widely read and, funnily enough, it had ladies googling: “Shannon Day’s Husband” in what I assume was an attempt to see a picture of John! When Mamapedia shared this piece it brought almost 2,000 visitors to my site which was the most I’d seen in one day.

If you missed it, here is the fifth most popular post of 2015: What Happens in Vegas (Reflections of a Non-Jealous Wife).

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The Canadian Husband’s Guide to Stuffing his Wife’s Stocking

 

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Hey there, fellas. It’s that time of year again! And I’m here to help you choose some stocking stuffers that will put a smile on your wife’s face. Just print this baby off, or click on the links and get ordering. With this array of goodness, you’ll make your wife laugh, cry (happy tears, of course) and feel special. These gifts will let her know that you’ve got her covered from head to toe and everywhere in between, this year. She might even give you a high five, and a low five if you’re lucky.

Sippy Cup for Grown-Ups

With this fab-u-lous cup, your wife can sip wine (with little risk of spilling) while hanging by the pool, camping or cottaging in the summer months. AND, in the winter months, she can drink tea, coffee or hot chocolate (with some sneaky Baileys in it) while watching the game or during a winter walk. No wife could ever deny the fabulousness of this sippy cup for grown-ups.

Baileys Minis

There is just so much tastiness sold by the Baileys brand, now. From Vanilla Cinnamon to Salted Caramel, you cannot possibly go wrong with any of the Baileys flavours. Make your wife’s Christmas coffee extra delicious this year! Head over to your local LCBO.

TeaBird Tea

If your wife is into tea, why not indulge her with some Here Comes the Sun herbal tea, by TeaBird Tea Company. Who wouldn’t want a taste of sun in their stocking? I know I would. I mean it’s been a mild winter so far BUT it’s not warm. Warm your wife up with some yummy tea, why don’t ya?

Burt’s Bees Favourites

I love Burt’s Bees products because of the natural ingredients they use. The scents are divine. Their lip gloss (in Peachy or Blush) is a favourite of mine. Perhaps your wife would like it for everyday wear, too?  Their hand salve is an absolute must-have. It smells like eucalyptus, and is especially useful during the cold, dry months of winter. The Peppermint and Rosemary Body Wash is a refreshing way to start or end any day.

Aveda Skin Care

Their Intensive Hydrating Mask is ideal for women who have dry skin, like me. I cannot tell you how much I love this mask. It really does freshen and rejuvenate the winter visage. And while we’re brightening up why not add some essential oil based body mists to the mix. I feel relaxed just thinking about them…

Monica Vinader Jewellery

If you want to spoil your wife this year, check out Monica Vinader’s gorgeous designs. I think these Vega Drop Earrings (gold plated )in moonstone are fab. Maybe your wife would, too? If she is more of a bracelet kinda gal, you could go for the Vega gold plated moonstone bracelet. Or, if you’re really feeling festive, why not go all out and get both!

Intuitive Jewellery

For some unique handmade jewellery, check out Etsy Shop: Intuitive Jewellery, run by Toronto-based designer Glynis Radcliffe. I love her designs and there are plenty of pieces to be browsed, including some gorgeous turquoise pearls!

Martinis & Motherhood: Tales of Wonder, Woe & WTF?!

If your wife is also a mother, then she’d be pleased to discover this book/martini guide in her stocking. It has received rave reviews on The Huffington Post and Erica Ehm’s Yummy Mummy Club. It shares funny, heart-warming, and ridiculous tales of motherhood, as told by 37 different moms from around the globe. Plus, the book has martinis (+mocktinis) which are perfect for the holiday season.

Now, I’m about to email my husband a copy of this list. If you’re a wife, and you’re digging these items, why not do the same? Cheers and have a fantastic holiday season!

 

 

  • All of these recommendations are based on my own personal opinions and preferences. I have not been paid to promote any of these items and have shared them because I like them and think that your wife would, too.  Martinis & Motherhood: Tales of Wonder, Woe & WTF?! , however, I am personally invested in. I (and 36 other writers) created it. I love it as though it were my fourth child.