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Gift Ideas for Teen Girls From My Teen Girl’s Wish List

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We know all about teen girls here at in the Bowman household.

We have 3 teen girls. Teagan is 19, Colsie is 17 (soon to be 18!) and Avery will be 16 in March.

Goodness me. I cannot believe we how old they are, and I REALLY cannot believe that Teagan will be 20 this coming year.

I love having 3 teen girls. It can be a bit crazy sometimes, but it sure is fun to see them growing up and becoming such beautiful women inside and out.

I’m especially happy we have girls when it comes time for gift giving. I personally think girls can be so much fun to buy gifts for.

 

Teen Girl Gift Ideas- A Wish List By My Teen Girl

For this gift guide, I had my middle girl curate a wish list from Amazon. I wanted to see what items she would choose. I thought it was funny that she included a few similar items that were on a teen gift guide she helped me make 2 years ago.

Shows me what she REALLY wants, and she just might find one or two of these in her stocking. Speaking of stockings…let me know in the comments if you would like a list of teen girl stocking stuffer ideas!

For now, I thought these would be helpful to share in case anyone else is looking for gift ideas for a teen girl in their life.

 

Teen Girl Gift Ideas from Amazon

Mini Stereo in-Ear Wireless Earbuds with Charging Box for All Smart Phones

These look like Apple brand Wireless Earbuds, but without the crazy high price! The container these earbuds are stored in is actually a charging station, which is brilliant. The station can fully charge the earbuds 15 times before needing a charge itself. I kinda want these and may ask Santa to put them in my stocking, too.

 

Hydro Flask Vacuum Insulated Leak Proof Sports Water Bottle

Hydro Flask is all the rage right now with young and old alike. It keeps drinks cold for over 24 hours and hot for up to 6. The wide-mouth design is great for ease of adding ice cubes. It is a no-slip grip thanks to the powdered coating. It is BPA free which is a must in my book. It also comes in a bazillion colors, which teens love.

 

3 Starbucks Coffee Gift Card

Another item for Santa to stick in my stocking, too. My girls and I share a love for coffee shops. They usually get a chai tea hot chocolate. Also, those cake pops that Starbucks is famous for? Teens can’t resist.

 

Polaroid Snap Instant Digital Camera

This Polaroid camera gives me all the nostalgic feels. There is something special about having a tangible photo in seconds, right after taking the picture. Teens think this is great, as their whole world seems to be digital, so this is a nice change. These cameras take adorable small photos that even have an adhesive backing for sticking to numerous surfaces. Print on the spot–black and white, color or sepia–no ink required. Compact enough to store in a pocket. Click through to watch the product video to see how much fun this camera is.

 

5 Acrylic Cosmetic Makeup and Jewelry Storage Case Display

I don’t know a teen girl who wouldn’t want this makeup and jewelry storage case display. Even my Avery who isn’t the girliest girl and not into makeup would use this for organization of lotions, nail polish and nail supplies, etc. It goes with any type of decor and brings organization which will please the parents, too!

 

Victrola Vintage 3-Speed Bluetooth Suitcase Turntable with Speakers

Do you have an album collection you would like to pass on? I don’t, but I love that my girl chose this record player…it shows that she has some nostalgia in her…like her Mom. This record player can hook up to any bluetooth device which brings it into modern times. Reminds me of New Nostalgia! {grin}

 

Cotton Embroidered Cushion Cover Floral Pattern Designs Throw Pillow Cover

What a great idea! Affordable pillow cover in so many cute patterns and colors. My girls are forever changing up their decor, and I love the idea of just buying pillow covers instead of a whole new pillow. Need a pillow insert? I got you. This one fits perfectly into these covers.  If you know the color of the teens’ room, a great gift would be a pillow insert, with 2 covers in colors that match the room decor.

 

Oliver Rocket Bath Bomb Set

This is a great way to encourage a teen to chill out and do a bit of self-care. Teens lives are so stressful these days! A relaxing bath with a fun bath bomb is a good, good thing.

 

9 Essie White Nail Polish

A color that will match with everything and that everyone will like. White is super cute on toes all season long, (see this post with them for a step-by-step home pedicure) or works great to do tips for an at-home french manicure. A creative teen girl could even use a toothpick and make little snowflakes or polka dots on a brighter base color.

 

10 Kate Spade New York Women’s Cameron Street Lainie Wallet

Kate Spade wallets can be pricey, but they are made well and much more affordable than a Kate Spade purse! The color of the one my girl chose is really nice, such a pretty soft light blue. If you want an even more generous gift, tuck a little gift card in there or a few dollar bills. Talk about delighting a teen for Christmas!

 


Do you have any more good ideas for gifts for teen girls?

Are you a teen girl? If so let me know in the comments if these gifts would make you happy or what is on your Christmas list this year. <3

 

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Counting Gifts/ HEALTH/ Spiritual

What Have I Done To Deserve Love Like This?

Driving through Monterey, sunroof open, coastal air in our hair.

I’m nestled into the passenger seat of my Karen’s car.

 

It is one of my most favorite places in the world to be.

She brings a soft blanket and pillow for my head, just in case I am tired after my early morning flight.

She brings nourishment in a cooler, just in case I am hungry.

 

“What have I done to deserve love like this?”

{Push Play On Song, Maybe Listen While Reading?}

 

She is my beauty from ashes friend, and I cannot help but think how tangible that is, all throughout this 4th trip of mine to California.

All 4 trips have been a gift, plane tickets and more paid for.

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Emotional Health/ FAMILY/ HEALTH

The Key To Waking Up Early In The Morning and Establishing a Morning Routine

 

I am now a morning person, but I have not always been. The key to waking up early in the morning for me has been simply this:

 

HAVE A REASON TO GET UP THAT IS MORE APPEALING THAN STAYING IN A WARM COZY BED

 

Yep. That is it. Sure there are tips and tricks that can help the process…but really it comes down to what you personally desire and what is most appealing to you at that moment when the alarm goes off.

On days that I repeatedly hit the snooze button (which is pretty rare), it is a sign that all is not right in my world and I need to look deeper and reevaluate. It is a personal heads up for me.

So what is more appealing to me than staying in a warm cozy bed?

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Counting Gifts

Things I’m Thankful For | One Thousand Gifts

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Remember the post: The Most Simple Way To Boost Your Mood? I talked about counting the gifts and how it can lift the mood. It seriously does wonders!

Thanks to #Last90Days challenge that I have been participating in, I have picked up the habit of counting gifts more aggressively lately, and again…I’m amazed at how it is such a mood booster!

Thanks to this challenge, I went from daily listing just 3 things I’m thankful for and upped it to 10.

Listing 10 gifts a day causes one to pause and think for a minute on what is good…there are so many things!

Despite being a harder season for our family, there are so many great amazing things to be thankful for.

If you are in a hard season too, try listing the things you are thankful for. It helps so much.

These are some of the highlights of my lists:

 

Things I’m Thankful For | One Thousand Gifts

#1,157 – #1,197 

Change of seasons, from summer to fall.

Connecting with sisters.

60-degree mornings.

Early morning wake-up habit established.

Motivation & revelation.

8 years cancer free anniversary!

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ANTI-PROCRASTINATION/ Counting Gifts/ Emotional Health

5 Things To Do To Thrive #Last90Days

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Rachel Hollis and her #Last90Days 5 Things To Do To Thrive challenge started today and Instagram was lit with people using the hashtag.

It was inspiring to follow along and see so many people wanting to live their lives in a purposeful way.

5 Things To Do To Thrive #last90days is a challenge that is meant to motivate and keep you accountable for finishing the last 90 days of the year strong.

Why wait for the new year to start? I love the do-it-now approach of this challenge.

 

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HERE ARE THE 5 TO THRIVE

  1. Get up an hour earlier than you normally do and use the time for yourself.
  2. Workout at least 30 minutes a day.
  3. Drink half your body weight in ounces of water each day.
  4. Give up one food category you know you shouldn’t be eating.
  5. Write down 10 things that you are grateful for each day.

When my sister shared the challenge with me, I told her I was pretty much already doing those 5 things. I didn’t mean to be arrogant or boastful, but last June I started getting up 1 hour early.

Honestly the other 5 things just kinda fell into place, just by being purposeful with getting my bum out of bed! A snowball-type effect.

It is fun to have a challenge that will help solidify and zero in on these simple, already life-changing things that help me in my pursuit to live new, live well and live with purpose!

Want to do it too?

 

MY THOUGHTS ON 5 THINGS TO DO TO THRIVE

 

1. Wake Up An Hour Early

Rachel Hollis is quick to add that this does NOT apply to new Mama’s, or those in seasons of life where extra sleep IS caring for yourself.

BUT… if you find yourself saying, “I don’t have time to read” or “I can’t find time to work out” or if you know that things like prayer, journaling or meditation would benefit you more than sleep right now…then get on up!

I started doing this thanks to advice from The Miracle Morning, and after hearing it over and over from people like Brendon Burchard, Lewis Howe and Tony Robbins, it has been a goal on my mind that I wanted to pursue.

I have been doing it regularly since early June and it has been life-changing.

I’VE BEEN WAKING UP EARLY IN ORDER TO LIVE SLOW. A PURPOSEFUL SLOW.

I spend the early morning time doing things I already was doing on a regular basis, but now I am not rushed and have a head start…it has become my favorite time of day!

I get coffee, light a candle, journal, pray, use my Bible app and meditate. By doing these habits an hour early, the rest of my day is so much more calm, focused and productive.

I am getting up regularly at 6, and there was even one week in August that I got up at 5:30 to do some extra writing for a project, and goodness was THAT ever a productive experience!

I had no idea my brain could be so clear and focused that early in the morning, but it was and is. I will write more about this discovery in another post.

Not a morning person? My advice is to try it anyway…you may be surprised and find out (like I did) that maybe you are a morning person after all. It takes time to create a habit, 20 days they say…so try it.

Wake up to do something that you REALLY, really look forward to! This is key for me.

 

2. Workout At Least 30 Minutes a Day

By getting up an hour early, I found myself being able to fit workouts in and quite motivated to do so. The challenge to myself was to simply move my body every day.

I took a break from some cancer medication that I have been on, and my joints felt so much better, so I was extra motivated and thankful to be able to move!

I walk daily for at least 30 minutes, with a goal of seeing my Fitbit reach 10,000 steps by the end of the day. These walks are so enjoyable thanks to nature and podcasts and my favorite Voxer app.

I decided not to put pressure on myself to jog or run, simply because I don’t enjoy it. Because of this I actually looked forward to my daily walk and it became a habit.

I also have added yoga to my ‘move everyday goal’ as it is so good for my joints and learning how to breathe is so good for anxiety. This simple 10 Minute Morning Routine is a fav, and I am on day 6 of this 30 Day Yoga Revolution series on Youtube.

I am going to use the 5 to Thrive Challenge to go from 5 days a week to 7 days a week. Eek! Good thing I really love walking and yoga. Wish me luck!

 

3. Drink Half Your Body Weight in Ounces of Water Each Day.

This is easy for me. Whoo-hoo! So nice to have something in the challenge that does not feel like a challenge. I drink black coffee, matcha or herbal tea, and then it is water the rest of the day.

The key for me has been my inexpensive Bubba waterbottle because it keeps my ice from melting and has a huge straw which makes getting water in a breeze.  Easy to gulp gulp gulp!

It is 24 ounces, so if I refill it 4 times a day I’m pretty much there…especially if I count my herbal tea for hydration.

 

4. Give Up One Food Catagory You Know You Shouldn’t Be Eating

The food category I have been working on is all the white things. White sugar, white carbs –white pasta, white flour, white bread etc. I am great with this until the weekend.

I’ve made exceptions for pizza on Friday family nights (although we have been trying out cauliflower crust pizza the last few weeks) and date nights or social outings.

I’m trying to decide if I am going to give this up completely. I think if I commit to this, I will fail…just being real and honest.

I am good with committing to 90% giving this up, but leaving space and grace on certain family nights and social outings or date nights.

Those really only come on Friday and Saturday evenings, and an occasional extended family get together on Sundays (once a month), so 90% it is!

This is doable and already something I have been putting into place, although saying no to a fun Pumpkin Spice Latte during the week will take some discipline for sure!

 

5. Write Down 10 Things That You’re Grateful For Each Day

I started writing what I call lists of ‘gifts’ in 2010 when I was diagnosed with cancer. It changed me and made the fight bearable. I listed them in an ongoing fashion on this blog and surpassed 1,000!

I have been listing 3/day on a daily docket I use each day and gather them at the end of the week into my journal and reflect on all the amazing things I have to be thankful for.

I can up my game on this…but it bugs me that I only left 3 lines on the daily docket I made…now I wish there were 10! Guess I will need to re-design it.

By the way, I will be sharing this docket with you in the coming weeks. It is another simple tool that creates habits that bring about purpose.

 

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So there it is. My thoughts on the 5 to Thrive Challenge. I’m 90% in for 90Days. 🙂

How about you?

Let me know if you are participating.

I will share my progress with you and give glimpses of what I do on my Instagram stories. Find me @Amy_NewNostalgia

 

FAMILY/ HOME/ Homemaking/ Kids/Family

Anti-Procrastination With First Alert: Protect Your Home & Family From Carbon Monoxide

Thank you First Alert for sponsoring this post. Don’t let the beep steal your sleep.

I talk a lot about procrastination here on the blog, and something I have procrastinated on that could be life or death, is installing carbon monoxide detectors in our home.

 

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You all know my 3 teen girls mean the world to me, but as much as I hate to admit it, I have not been proactive when it comes to fire and carbon monoxide poison safety.

We recently had our air conditioning and heater replaced, and I was delighted to see that they left a carbon monoxide detector plugged into an outlet in our basement family room by the heater.

I instantly felt relief knowing it brought safety, and I was also very intrigued that there were CO detectors that you could simply plug into an outlet!

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