Turning 30 Birthday Basket

A dear friend just turned 30 and to celebrate one of her long time friends (this genius!) came up with this super cute gift basket idea, “Some people say that turning 30…” It can be easily changed for 40 or 50 or any other milestone!

…is just peachy (Haribo Gummi Peach)
…is bananas (Iwako Japanese Fruit Eraser Set)
…is messy (Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives)
…is golden (Cheddar Goldfish, 100-Count Pouches)
…requires shopping (Amazon eGift Card)
…is sweet (Skinny Cow Divines Filled Chocolate Candy)
…isn’t so sweet (Sour Patch Kids Sweet and Sour Gummy Candy)
…sucks (Ring Pop Candy Jar,)
…feels cold (reusable Animal Shaped Hot Cold Therapy Packs)
…is nuts (Jaybees Roasted Salted Deluxe Mixed Nuts )
…blows (Dubble Bubble Bubble Gum)
…is hard (JOLLY RANCHER Hard Candy)
…rocks (Pop Rocks Popping Candy )
…makes you miss your childhood (Neon Jelly Bracelets)
…is a piece of cake (Birthday Cakes Stickers)
…is crazy (Crazy Straws)
…adds flavor to life (MiO )
…is unreal (UNREAL Milk Chocolate Gems )
…is super (Superman coasters)
…is a sticky situation (Post-it Notes)
…is wonderful (Wonder Woman coasters)
…is rough (Floral Print Nail Files)
…is bittersweet (Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips)
…stinks (Febreze Car Air Freshener)
…is a joke (Laffy Taffy)
…requires vodka shots (mini vodka bottle)
…requires tequila shots (mini tequila bottle)
…requires whiskey shots (mini whiskey bottle)
…is hot (Jalapeno White Cheddar Potato Chips)
…hits you freaky fast (Jimmy John’s gift card)

Thanks so much for sharing Amanda!

A little niceness goes a long way

After yesterday’s post about how not to interact with your co-workers, I thought we all could use a reminder that a little niceness goes a long way.

There’s something about a birthday wish from a co-worker, even if it’s on a post it note that means a lot. In my office we don’t give gifts, but we do give paper plates and plastic silverware. That trend started when our office stopped providing these things for us. The best part is we share. If you need a fork and I have one, it’s all yours.

After many years in many offices, I’ve decided the key to making it through the day is the little things. A kind word, a nice gesture. These seemingly little things make a huge difference. I don’t think we do enough of this for each other. Yes, we’re busy, but how much time does it really take to listen to the answer of how are you, instead of just racing to where you were going. Say thank you and mean it. Bring in those extra cookies you don’t want sitting on the kitchen counter. Share.

It’s like kindergarten, only hurt feelings last longer. So be nice.