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Happy New Year from your 2 Orchids!  We hope that 2017 brings health, happiness, and a lots of luck and love to each any every one of you!  Thank you for your continued support of our blog, YouTube Channel, and all of our social media outlets.  Best wishes for a prosperous New Year!Our Signature

gift ideas

Christmas Gift Ideas-The 2 Orchids YouTube

(Collab video with Blonde Tea Party)

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Corkcicle Tumbler
Mr. & Mrs. & More Mrs. Luggage Tags
Jack Black Men’s Body Care

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Blanket Scarf

Faux Fur Throw 

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Philosophy The Ginger Bread House Set

Bath and Body Works Body Cream

Tarteist Pro Amazonian Clay Palette

Jewelry Box

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Bath and Body Works 3 wick candle
Gold Blogging Day Coffee Mug
Trinket Tray

Tis the Season to wrap up something meaningful for that special person on your gift list. We’ve pulled a few of our favorite items that are guaranteed to put a smile on his or her face.  These unique gift ideas are useful, and most are budget friendly.  Whether your shopping for stocking stuffers, or one and done type gifts, these foolproof ideas will lend a helping hand in spreading that holiday cheer.  Our YouTube video (linked in blog post) will provide you with an in-depth look at our picks for this season, plus much more.  Happy Shopping!

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essential oilsessential oils

essential oil diffuser blends

dōTERRA®, which means “Gifts of the Earth”, is a wellness advocate that offers Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential oils, which are 100% pure and natural. These oils are delicately extracted from plants grown in ideal environments, which contain no fillers or artificial ingredients and are chemical free. The uses of Essential Oils are an alternative way of natural healing. With too many oils to mention (over 50 single and blended oils), we have listed some information on a few oils that are top sellers and the common ailments they would be used for. dōTERRA® not only offers Essential Oils, but a wide variety of other wellness products. We spent an afternoon with Vicky McLellan, an Independent Wellness Advocate for the company, who let us sample many of the oils.  Vicky offers a weekly wellness class in the Pittsburgh area, where she shares the many benefits of using essential oils. For more information on all the products offered by dōTERRA® you may visit their website at www.mydoterra.com/Vicky McLellan or contact Vicky for a consultation via her Facebook page at liveloveessentialoils!

Essential Oil Singles:

LAVENDER:

-To Calm or Relax, Eases muscle tension in the head or neck

-Soothes Skin Irritation such as Eczema, Burns, Bruises, Cuts, Poison Ivy

LEMON:

– Internal Cleanser

– Cleaning dishes/Laundry, Disinfecting, Cough, Gallbladder & Kidney Stones, Gum Removal, Hangover, Sore Throat

PEPPERMINT:

-Promotes Oral and Respiratory Health

-Allergies, Chronic Fatigue, Congestion, Diarrhea, Fever, Heartburn, Joint & Lower back pain, Poor Concentration, Tension Headache

Essesntial Oil Blends:

DIGESTZEN:

-Aids in digestion of foods

-Maintains healthy gastrointestinal tract

– Soothes upset stomach

PASTTENSE:

-Eases muscle tension in head and neck

-Helps reduce stress and anxiety

essential oils

Beauty Tips:

ON GUARD:

-1 drop in a bowl of water will clean your make-up brushes

FRANKINCENSE:

-Often called the “King of Oils”

-Helps with cellular repair, reduces acne, and protects skin cells

CINNAMON BARK:

-Place in lip gloss to plump lips

LAVENDER:

-A drop in mascara will strengthen, lengthen, and condition lashes

Essential Beauty From Head To Toe- The 2 Orchids YouTube

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Box of Style: The Zoe Report

Box of Style: The Zoe Report

In a perfect world, we could only hope to be styled by Rachel Zoe, right? Well, now you have the next best thing and that’s her Box of Style. This box is $100 ( over $450 value) per box when you subscribe for the quarterly subscription service.  All of the items featured in the box were curated by the style guru herself and her team at The Zoe Report.  Each box includes one hero item that is revealed before the box ships, plus other fashionable items and beauty products.  You will also receive a booklet with style tips from Rachel and a letter introducing  you to the box.  This box will not disappoint!  When it comes to fashion, Rachel is always thinking “outside the box”.  The items are most impressive, on trend,  and the value alone is worth giving this service a try. She nailed it with this one!

Hello Gorgeous! What’s Inside:

Donnie Charm Wonder Cape-Value $197
B-Low the belt Gatsby Wrap Belt-Value $105
Rachel Zoe Tassel Bracelet-Value $197
Hollywood Fashion Secrets Lint Removing Sheets-Value $6
IT Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil-Value $24
IT Cosmetics Vitality Lip Blush Hydrating Gloss Stain- Value $24

Box of Style: The Zoe Report

fabfitfun box

fabfitfun

Imagine feeling like you’ve just opened the most fabulous Christmas or Birthday present! That’s exactly what it feels like once you’ve become a member of fabfitfun.  The fabfitfun VIP Box is a glam box that is delivered to your doorstep four times a year for $49.99 ($200 value) per box.  Each season you can indulge in the latest and greatest fashion finds, glam beauty secrets, and fab fitness gear.  Plus all of the products included are full size premium products!  It’s no wonder why so many celebrities have subscribed!

What’s Inside:

Black and Tan Scarf
Spongelle Bulgarian Rose Body Wash Infused Buffer-Value $16
Pure Cosmetics Nude Collection Eyeshadow Palette-Value $50
The Created Co. To-Go Coffee Mug (Good Morning Gorgeous Tumbler)-Value $19
Mullen & Sparrow French Lavender Body Oil-Value $18
Nature or Thing Coloring Book & Pencils
The BrowGal by Tonya Crooks Clear Eyebrow Gel-Value $20
Toesox Toeless Fitness Socks-Value $16-18
Skin Laundry Restoring Night Serum-Value $50
Secret Deodorant
Cottenelle Wipes

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Scentbird

We’ve tried to, and we couldn’t think of a better way to explore a new designer fragrance.  Scentbird is a monthly subscription service that allows you to receive an 8ml perfume refill (30 day supply) for $14.95 per month plus tax.  Of course, like other subscription services, you will be asked to fill out a questionnaire about your favorite perfumes/scents.  On your first order,  you will receive a black pouch and a travel size portable sprayer.  With over 450 fragrances, it’s easy to find the signature scent you’ve been dreaming of.  In addition, we just love this companies tagline, “Date” perfumes before “Marrying” them!

What’s Inside:

Gucci Guilty Black Pour Femme

Perfume, Fragrance

To watch Karen’s unboxing:

Welcome October! Pumpkins, Ponchos & Booties, Karen’s Vlog-The 2 Orchids YouTube

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Tailgate party

No tickets for the big name? That’s no reason to cancel the party. Celebrate game day with all the food, fun and fanfare of a true tailgating experience right in you own driveway! There are so many ways to make tailgating at home fun and easy. Create a team colors bar or beverage display, and serve eat-with-your-fingers dips, sandwiches, munchies, and game day recipes. Solo beverage cups work remarkably well doing double duty for serving chili and pasta salads. Go ahead and fire up the grill for burgers and dogs too! For those chillier days, grab a thermos of hot soup, then cozy up and sit under a warm blanket. Of course no tailgate party would be complete without team spirit accessories. Go all out and let your team colors fly! All this, AND the luxury of using our very own bathroom? Now that’s what we call the ultimate tailgate party! Go Team!!

Tailgating foods

Pre-wrapped sandwiches and salad cups for tailgating

Homemade ranch pretzels, Ranch pretzel roundup

Homemade chili, Tostitos scoops and onions for tailgate party

Team paper plates, napkins and forks for tailgate party

Beverage tin for tailgate party

Tailgate display from trunk of SUV with team banner

Beverages and wrapped sandwiches for tailgating

Team accessories for tailgate party

No tickets for the big name? That’s no reason to cancel the party. Celebrate game day with all the food, fun and fanfare of a true tailgating experience right in you own driveway! There are so many ways to make tailgating at home fun and easy. Create a team colors bar or beverage display, and serve eat-with-your-fingers dips, sandwiches, munchies, and game day recipes. Solo beverage cups work remarkably well doing double duty for serving chili and pasta salads. Go ahead and fire up the grill for burgers and dogs too! For those chillier days, grab a thermos of hot soup, then cozy up and sit under a warm blanket. Of course no tailgate party would be complete without team spirit accessories. Go all out and let your team colors fly! All this, AND the luxury of using our very own bathroom? Now that’s what we call the ultimate tailgate party! Go Team!!

Set Up Your Own Tailgate Party at Home!- The 2 Orchids YouTube

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