I found out recently there IS a difference between the two besides the spelling. A macaroon is coconut based.
For this gift idea, I’m referring to macarons, which are meringue based and come in a wide range of colors and flavors.
There are SO many colors and flavors to choose from which makes it fun to give someone a variety!
If you’ve never had a macaron, it’s a delicate cookie with two thin crusts and a filling made of either ganache, buttercream or fruit jam.
It’s also full of contrasts. A macaron packs huge flavor into a tiny baked goodie, and it’s somehow both rich and light at the same time.
They come in delicious flavors such as mint chocolate, cookies and cream, mojito, honey lavender, lemon tart, and piña colada. Is your mouth watering yet? Because I’m just scratching the surface on the different types of macaron flavors out there.
When I say my husband loves to fish, I mean he LOVES to catch fish.
Over the years he has collected many fishing rods but there’s a problem.
He has so many that he can no longer store them in the corners of the garage. Sometimes it’s a mess because they get tangled up with the hooks.
Randy had purchased other wall racks only to find they were poorly designed. He continued his search and found an innovative fishing rod storage rack, the Cobra Racks, that fits on the back of the garage door.
This quote from the book says it so well… “Success is about doing the right thing, not about doing everything right.”
I’ve always been a big to-do list person, but this book made me realize the dark side of to-do lists. Since to-do lists aren’t prioritized by what’s important or what matters, we end up spending our precious time on trivial tasks that don’t get us any closer to achieving our goals.
Instead, the book talks about creating a success list–a list based on creating extraordinary results. To-do lists are long, but success lists are short. Then, it challenges you to pick the ONE thing that goes at the top of your success list.
So how does a person determine what the ONE thing is? By answering this very important question…
How to Determine “The ONE Thing”
What is the ONE thing I can do such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary?
Answering this question drives a person to make the best decision by ignoring what is doable and focusing only on what matters.
I say this book is life-changing because it helped me clarify my purpose and my priorities so I can be more productive on the things that matter most.
The book “The ONE Thing” makes an incredible business gift, graduation gift or birthday gift. For a thoughtful twist, write a note on the inside page of the book that tells the recipient how you hope this book helps them achieve their goal or helps them find their ONE thing.
It’s not that we have too little time to do all the things we need to do, it’s that we feel the need to do too many things in the time we have.
Valentine’s Day is mostly about girlfriends, wives, jewelry, flowers and chocolates. That means the guys are usually left out.
How about a package for their package?!
Yep! I can’t believe I just said that! I’m talking about men’s underwear, people! And not the boring white cotton briefs either.
My husband, Randy, and I were looking for men’s workwear clothing in Duluth’s Trading Co. when we came across some men’s underwear.
I started reading the names and descriptions of the underwear and started to giggle. The giggle became a laugh and eventually turned into an all-out snort-filled, eyes crying, bent over laughter extravaganza!
My husband just stood there acting like he didn’t know me.
Judge for yourself whether these are as funny as I thought they were.
Underwear For Him That’s Too Funny
Buck Naked Underwear – Like wearing Nothing at All. No Pinch No Stink No Sweat The next best thing to working in your birthday suit! Drop your drawers and go Buck Naked!
I started journaling in grade school, and I’ve done it ever since. I enjoy writing down life’s moments, both big and small, that I always want to remember.
By deciding on what to write, I’m able to reflect on my life, my thoughts, and my feelings. It’s both therapeutic and satisfying.
My husband has never journaled so he has never gotten to experience the joys or the benefits from it. This Valentine’s Day that’s going to change!
Weekly Expressions of Gratitude
I’ve gotten us a Couple’s Gratitude Journal, where each week we both write about how much we appreciate the other person. I know we appreciate each other, but this is a chance for us to do a better of expressing it regularly.