Charcuterie Boards That Are Works of Art

Charcuterie Creations For The Holidays Photo by My Jewish Mommy Life IG I am not sure if you noticed, but charcuterie boards are all the rage. My young adult daughters have been making charcuterie boards for Thanksgiving for years. My nephew has one almost every Friday with wine (according to his IG stories); he loves them so much, I recently bought him a large bamboo cheese board with serving tools. Head to Instagram and search under #charcuterieboard and you are bound to see some works of art. A typical charcuterie board consists of mainly meats and cheeses. These boards have progressed to commonly include bread, fruits, nuts, condiments such as honey or mustard, pickles, and olives, or, in my daughter’s case, a lovely bowl of gummy worms, carefully placed between the prosciutto and figs. The latest trend is holiday hot cocoa charcuterie boards. You’ll find images all over IG with some of the […]

Charcuterie Boards Loved by College Kids

When my daughter sent a picture of herself holding up the beautiful charcuterie board she made to share with some friends on her birthday, I admit I was rather surprised. I, or anyone I knew, would never have prepared, or probably known what a charcuterie board was, way back when I went to college. I knew she had a sophisticated palate, but I also liked to believe that the allowance I sent weekly was moderate enough that she was learning to eat on a budget. However, I also learned that charcuterie boards are “a thing” amongst the college sect and they can be put together on a moderate budget. 

Deals and Coupons for Savvy Students and Parents

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Chegg -A Smarter Way to Student®

From textbooks to tutoring, from writing papers to crushing exams, Chegg is A Smarter Way to Student®. This web-based education tech company provides digital and physical textbook rentals, online tutoring, and other student services. As a subscriber, you get access to step-by-step guides, 24/7 homework help, and more. With classes starting out predominantly virtual, it becomes even more important to make sure you have all the tools you need in place to succeed.

Birthdays, Pick Me Up, Exams… Sweet!

Sweet, we love getting a treat! Is your student heading off to school for the Fall semester, or are you celebrating a special occasion, or do they need a pick me up from time to time as they transition to virtual learning? What’s better than a sweet treat that you can have delivered directly to them to curb that sugar craving and leave them with a smile on their face?

Sorority Girl

Congratulations! Your daughter has found a place to call home even with recruitment being done virtually. And, while their social activities may be limited, being in a sorority opens the door to so many wonderful experiences. I made some of my greatest friends when I was in a sorority at UF. They continue to be a part of my life through all of my ups and downs, good times, and bad. To this day, some of them are among my closest friends. With Facebook, I have been able to reconnect with so many more. We have a tradition of meeting up in Gainesville for football games and sorority reunions and even gather locally to keep the fun and friendship alive.

Cooking At School

With your student heading up to college, you may be asking questions about how they are going to access meals while social distancing, or what appliances they should have so they can cook in the dorm halls. We’ve been trying out some recipes throughout quarantine (because what else is there to do), and have some quick, easy, and delicious meals that don’t need a full kitchen. 


Protecting the Environment One Case at a Time. If you’re the kind of person that constantly drops your phone, it’s probably time you buy a phone case. One that’s actually scratch-proof and water-resistant, and, even better, one that is environmentally conscious. Casetify Phone and Tech Cases have exactly what you are looking for. 

Student Loan Hero by Lending Tree

Comparing your student loan options is the best way to save money on the cost of borrowing. Student Loan Hero by Lending Tree reviews the top private student loan lenders to help you make an informed decision. Student loans are crippling to students and to the economy. It comes as no surprise that federal student loan debt tripled to $1.5 million in 2020 from just over $516 billion in 2007. Nearly 1 in 6 adults in the United States have outstanding student loan debt, and it’s 1 in 3 among those between the ages of 18 and 29.

The Dirty Cookie

Cookies? Of Course! HaveUHeard about The Dirty Cookie famous cookie shots? If not, think of a cookie, but shaped in the form of a shot glass. You can fill it with milk, coffee, ice cream, or alcohol (21+), and you can pick a cookie shot in several different flavors! Is there a better way to celebrate your birthday, the end of an exam, or just making it through another week of quarantine? The answer is, OF COURSE NOT! Not sure what to fill them with? They have recipes for everything from cheesecake fillings to banana split pie to Nutella crunch ice cream. I ordered a half-dozen happy birthday cookie shots gift box for my daughter and it was perfect for her to share with her friends. Since they are all over the age of 21, they filled it with alcohol but these are great and fun for those under 21. Please allow […]

College Colors Day

Every year, College Colors Day is celebrated on the Friday before Labor Day. HaveUHeard how College Colors Day was established? In 2004, it was founded by the College Licensing Company (CLC) as a way to get fans to rep the apparel of their favorite college or university for the day. Yes, the licensing company, which reps over 200 colleges, created this Day of Spirit because most likely they are the licensing company behind many of the branded items you purchase.

If The Shoe Fits…

I know the football season is a bit up in the air right now – I don’t know about you, but my team is still planning to play so far! If they don’t play, I still want to show my team spirit. Regardless, the shoe launch is definitely an opportunity, as its a top seller each year! Here are the details so you don’t miss out!

Student Discounts – Money Saving Resources

Student discounts… they are everywhere but many students forget to ask. I recall many times when we were in a store and I nudged my daughters to ask if they offered a student discount. After the obligatory eye roll, they asked and learned yes they do; unfortunately, it required them to have their student ID with them so they did not get the discount.

Tapestry Girls

One of the best and most exciting parts about attending college is getting to live in a dorm. The freedom of being away from your parents is incredibly liberating, and even though space may be small, it’s all yours. Now it’s time to put your personal touch on the room. Decorating your dorm room is a fantastic way to quickly make your new home feel just as inviting as the one you came from.

The Container Store

The Container Store has grown to be the leading specialty retailer of storage and organization products in the United States and the only national retailer solely devoted to the category. With locations from coast to coast, their stores average 25,000 square-feet and offer more than 10,000 innovative products. They’re not just selling empty boxes; our time-saving solutions allow us to give our customers the promise of organized life.

Go Coastal Studios, Lovely Watercolors

Finding a unique gift – whether it be a graduation, birthday, or for their home – can be tough; however, Melissa Rinaldi has made it easy. Her company, Go Coastal Studios, brings the tropical feel of going to or having gone to college in Florida to her creative and personalized artwork. Her university watercolors as maps, which will brighten any dorm or a new home for an alumnus or grad announcements, are spectacular.


For the very best in authentic college clothing, accessories, and other fan gear, check out Fanatics NCAA Shop. They’ve got everything you need to cheer on your team with everything from gifts and collectibles to championship gear.


Creating Work and Study Home Space from Etsy With quarantine being the norm these days, working or studying from home is a challenge we’re all facing during these times. Suddenly the house seems more crowded and everyone is having zoom calls and meetings on speakerphones. We’re here to help make this a comfortable transition for you and your family by setting up a home or study office that is bound to put your household at ease by creating a peaceful setting with the help of Etsy. How can you turn your personal space into a workspace to increase productivity while also ensuring you can separate work from your downtime? It’s a question that many people are currently asking. We’ve mapped out an easy and cost-efficient way to do so by bringing you our suggestions from Etsy. What we love about Etsy, besides their prices, is that it consists of a community of […]

Greetabl, more than a card.

I was introduced to Greetabl when I received this adorable, small box that was personalized with HaveUHeard from one of our employees. It was their way of saying they appreciated us and included a small token gift. Since then, I have recommended this company to many friends as well as sending my own Greetabl to my daughters. Whether it is sending a little something to say thank you, or perhaps, during midterms, or when they feel sick, or for their birthday, or just because you want them to know you’re thinking of them; it doesn’t have to be big to have a cheery impact.

Fanatics NFL Face Masks for All!

We are all going to have to wear them… so you might as well make it FUN! Get your social distancing masks with your favorite NFL or MLB team so you can show your spirit! Be responsible and have some personality with your face mask showing exactly which team is yours. HaveUHeard features Fanatics! They have your favorite NFL and MLB teams on face masks.

Fanatics MLB Face Masks

Get your social distancing masks with your favorite NFL or MLB team so you can show your spirit! Be responsible and have some personality with your face mask showing exactly which team is yours. HaveUHeard features Fanatics! They have your favorite NFL and MLB teams on face masks.

SCORE! Team Accessories

Realizing that clear doesn’t need to be plain and ordinary, SCORE! has reinvented the approach to official game day bags. Every bag is designed with a focus on quality and fashion, meeting the evolving tastes, needs, and lifestyles of the American woman. As a certified, women-owned enterprise based in San Antonio, Texas, they embrace the passion and love women have for their favorite teams, schools and organizations as well as, their need to express them with stylish accessories.

Inked by Dani Temporary Tattoo

Want a tattoo but don’t want to commit to a design? Hand-drawn in NYC by artist and founder Dani Egna, INKED by Dani is an elevated, sophisticated take on the temporary tattoo craze. With our signature, on-trend style, and worldwide fan base, INKED by Dani is redefining temporary tattoos into a whole new world of fashion-forward, wearable art. Their designs are unique, fashion-forward, and the perfect way to express yourself – without the commitment!

Dorm Vault

One more thing to worry about, is the stuff safe? Right up there with the call from my college daughter that she lost her phone, keys, student ID, (fill in the blank)