Best Gifts Ever: Toys

Hey, lovelies!

Finding gifts for kids can be difficult. The childish trends tend to come and go at the blink of an eye. Supposedly Batman is in, and Spiderman is out. Both Ninja Turtles and Mario Brothers are back. I’m still trying to save the princess on level 8 from the very first Nintendo game, so I have no clue as to what’s really going on. To make matters worse, as a person without children, it’s something awful to find myself in a Toys R Us. I absolutely refuse! Kids, germ, crazy parents, an excessive amount of toys – NO! So when it came to selecting gifts for my two nephews, I was a bit stumped. But as the best gift giver ever (second only to Oprah and the Giver of Life), I feel like I’ve topped myself on this one. I definitely claim VICTORY!

Behold.


Twister Trax Bump-n-Go | These battery operated cars operate on a 13-foot track that can twist, turn and…wait for it…GLOW IN THE DARK. Kids can form the track into circles, ramps, loops or whatever their imagination allows.

REASONS WHY MY NEPHEWS WILL TAKE CARE OF ME AND NEVER PUT ME IN A HOME

  • I’m an awesome aunt.
  • I allow them to do whatever they want. Cheetos and chocolate for breakfast? Yes. Run around like a maniac in the toy store? Yes. Play Tickle Monster in my mother’s house and almost break her black figurines and expensive Emett Kelly collection? Yes.
  • I buy them awesome gifts like the Twister Trax Bump-n-Go.

For the childless people out there, if you don’t want to be all alone at Sunrise Assistance Living Center on visitor’s day, then you better start buying better gifts. Showing the babies love and teaching them “the way” is important too (yeah, yeah whatever), but gifts are just as important. Spend the dough!

Sincerely, Ty

4Twister Trax

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Best Gifts Ever: Mascara

Hey, lovelies! DAY 03 of Sincerely Ty’s Favorite Things. Yay! Let’s get to it!

I make it a point to never ever be seen in public without doing the following to appease the goddess of vanity.

  • Filling-in my eyebrows
  • Adding a little concealer under the eye
  • Applying at least one coat of mascara

Every now and then someone catches me slipping at Target on a Saturday afternoon (having not performed any of the tasks above) and asks, “Are you feeling okay today? You look different.” Pure rudeness, right? Well, I’m here today to tell you that the moment you decide to only share yourself with the world when you’re completely ready (full hair, makeup and wardrobe), people will come to expect it ALL THE TIME. No days off for you! So, to ensure that I don’t get caught slipping again at Target, I keep my beauty essentials full-stocked.


Lancome Definicils High Definition Mascara | The picture below is most definitely a shot of my freezer. There’s no food in there, but there’s a year’s supply of mascara! The princess is serious about her mascara stash! Did you think I was kidding when I said “I keep my supply fully-stocked”? (BTW – that phrase should be on a tee-shirt.)

Day 03

Lancome Definicils

Definicils is my absolute fave mascara! I’ve been using it for years and it never fails. One to two coats will make your lashes look naturally long and AMAZING – no clumps, no lumps, no smudging, no pumping. That’s right #NoPumpingZone for this mascara. BRUSH IN –> BRUSH OUT –> APPLY.

Great gift for the lovely ladies in your life (and yourself).

P.S. Place yourself on Nordstrom’s mailing list (or get in good with the cosmetics staff) and you’ll be notified of the Buy Two, Get One FREE sales for the product.

Sincerely, Ty

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Best Gifts Ever: Bathroom Goodies

Hey, lovelies! DAY 02 of Sincerely Ty’s Favorite Things. Yay!

As a self-proclaimed princess, I want no mention of my bathroom behavior outside of prepping and primping. I want people to think that hair, makeup, showers and dental care are the only possible activities going on behind my bathroom door. However, as a firm believer of doing what my body tells me to do (but with the utmost discretion), there’s a huge possibility that something other than the above-mentioned happens. You know what I’m talking about, right? Please don’t make me say it!


Bathroom Goodies featuring Poo-Pourri | Technically there is no proof that I’ve ever done that thing that happens when you’re all alone in the bathroom. But just in case it ever does, I have this little guy on standby.

Poo-Pourri How-To

  • STEP 1: Spray a little Poo-Pourri in the water.
  • STEP 2: Do that thing.
  • STEP 3: Wash hands.
  • STEP 4: Walk out like nothing happen. NO ONE WILL EVER KNOW WHAT HAPPENED!!!
Day 02

Day 02

Bathroom Goodies

It’s probably not a good idea to hand someone a gift box of Poo-Pourri. But because I am the BEST GIFT GIVER EVER (second only to Oprah and the Giver of Life), my suggestion is to bundle the gift with other bathroom goodies – like bath salts. The picture above shows canisters of goodies from my own bathroom. Each canister was $2 at Wally World and contains the following.

  • Canister of bathroom essentials (Q-tips and cotton balls)
  • Canister of bath salts (I make my own because I’m awesome!)
  • Canister of baking soda (Every Sunday the Princess gives herself a baking soda body scrub. No one on earth (not even Oprah) has elbows soften than mine!)

Total Bathroom Goodies no more than $25. Put the Poo-Pourri and all the goodies in a bag, hand it off, smile and say “You’re Welcome.” Easy gift! Might want to buy some for yourself as well.

Sincerely, Ty

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Best Gifts Ever: Candles

Hey, lovelies!

The countdown to Christmas has officially begun. How’s the shopping going? Did I make the list? If not, no problem. It’s better to give than to receive, and I’m probably the BEST GIFT GIVER EVER, second only to Oprah and the ultimate giver of life (God). It’s true! I love to see the looks on peoples’ faces when they open my gifts. Priceless! So what’s my secret?

  • ASK: I ask my gift recipients directly what they want. No middle man. No hints. No second opinions. Just tell me what you want! You can’t go wrong with that.
  • TALENT: I’m just good at it. Don’t be jealous, be wise and leave the shopping to me.
  • TASTE: My personal tastes are of quality, efficiency and practicality. Thus, I often buy others items that I’ve already purchased for my personal use. Never fails.

Don’t trust the formula yet? No worries. Inspired by Mother O, today marks DAY 01 of Sincerely Ty’s Favorite Things. That’s right! Things I like that I’m sure you’ll love. By DAY 25, I’m sure you’ll be convinced.


Henri Bendel Candles | By far the best candles ever. Expensive? Yes, but well worth the price. My favorite is Peony. I purchased the candle in September 2013. That’s right! Still going strong. The candle burns clean and can also be used to add a soft scent to a small space by simply opening the container lid. Definitely add this to your shopping list.

Sincerely, Ty

Number OnePeony Henri Bendel Candle

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AT ALL TIMES, AT ALL COSTS

Be a lady

LIFE LESSON: AT ALL TIMES…AT ALL COSTS, BE A LADY.

Even when you don’t feel that others are deserving of your kindness, your elegance or your standard good behavior – at all times and at all costs, be a lady. Set the stage for how you want others to treat you, by being a lady at all times, at all costs. The world will love you for it. You’ll love yourself for it.

Sincerely, Ty

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