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Say it with CHOCOLATE this Valentine’s Day!

24 Jan
Out of the Blue Delivered asks… “Who needs to know that you care this Valentine’s Day?”Whether you’re saying “I love you!” or “You’re the best!” or “You’re special!” consider saying it with chocolate this year. 

We’re thrilled to bring you several decadent chocolate goodies. Each one is handmade by our chocolatier at Carolannz.

Visit the Valentine’s Day section of our site to see all the scrumptious chocolate treats available for hand-delivery in the Orlando, FL area or for shipping worldwide.


Easing Holiday Stress: Step 3 Assign a Dollar Amount

18 Nov

So far, we’ve set a budget and made a list. Well done!! We’re taking small steps to ease the holiday stress. By working along with us, you will have a holiday that is special, within your means and completely enjoyable! (Well, we can’t guarantee the completely enjoyable part since you’ll be surrounded by family, but we can guarantee a less-stressful holiday.)

Step 3: Assign a value to each person on your list.

Yes, it may FEEL like you’re assigning a dollar value based on how much you LOVE the person on your list… but in reality you’re simply making sure that you have money budgeted for the most important people on your list.

So, start at the top of your prioritized list and assign a dollar amount to that person. Then, work your way down the list assigning each person a dollar amount until you run out of your budgeted money.

This may sound like a basic step, but it’s HUGE!! So get busy, decide what you are willing to spend on each person. Good luck ūüôā

Easing Holiday Stress: Step 1

6 Nov
The¬†Harry Potter characters, Star Wars figures and assorted princesses have all come begging for candy (and gone home to devour a year’s worth of sugar in one sitting) which means that the holidays are officially upon us! 

Our mission for 2010: Stop the Cycle of Madness!! Let’s make a pact right here and now that we are all going to ENJOY the holidays this year. 

How, you wonder, are we going to do this? One step at a time.

Today’s assignment (aka Step 1): Make a budget

In order to prepare for the holdiays, you MUST know how much you can afford to spend on them. There is NOTHING more stressful than the stack of bills that arrive in January that you work all year to try to pay off only to do it again the next year. This year, the cycle of madness ends!!

So sit down with your computer, your checkbook, your significant other,¬†and whatever else¬†you¬†need to¬†decide on¬†your budget and figure¬†out the dollar amout that you are willing to spend on the holidays this year. Be sure to¬†allow for gifts, travel, accomodations, food, Holiday meals, etc. Need Help calculating a holiday budget? Here¬†is a worksheet plus tips to help! 


Stick with Out of the Blue Delivered as we work together to make this your best, most enjoyable holiday season ever!!

I Spy with My Little Eye by Outofthebluedelivered.com Review | The Untrained Housewife

28 Jun

I Spy Pillows Inspire and Occupy Small Minds

When my toddler first got the pillow into his hands, I showed him that the pillow was filled with treasure. He spent almost 45 minutes pushing, shifting and discovering the trinkets within. He said “MOM! This has EVERYTHING!”

Simple Trinkets Cue¬† a Child’s Curiosity

The items are very well hidden behind the opaque beads and kids get lost in front of the durable plastic window as they find the items that I named off of the list. It amazed me that the marble, popsicle stick, playing card, and other trinkets stayed so well hidden. After shuffling the beads around, the items always took a while to find again.

I Spy is Kid Tested and Approved by Parents and Teachers

After I received this item to review from Outofthebluedelivered.com¬†, I took it to my three year old’s Montessori school’s picnic. All the kids, moms, and teachers were impressed with the I Spy. The fabric is appealing and gender neutral. It is also extremely durable and the kids played catch with it for a while before sitting down to find the treasures again. All the parents kept asking me where I got it from and I texted outofthebluedelivered.com to over twenty people.


I Spy Withstands Long Trips

The I Spy kept my 3 year old extremely focused during a long car ride from Washington to California. He would pick it up for thirty minute stretches during a 15 hour drive. I honestly thought that he would quickly lose interest in the toy, and then just hand it to his 2 year old brother (which wouldn‚Äôt be a complete loss), but he didn’t. He focused on the toy, kept quiet until he found something exciting, and held onto it when he wasn’t actively searching.¬† It endured our road test, and will next face a 15 hour flight to Europe.

I Spy Bag is an Amazing Toy for All Ages

I  recommend this for all kids. There are small parts inside, so it will not make a good teething toy. That warning is printed right on the label. You can see for yourself how fun this toy really is by watching a quick video at outofthebluedelivered.com.

The I Spy was provided to The Untrained Housewife for the purposes of review. Enter to win your own copy at Untrained Housewife’s Summer Fun Giveaway.

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The Untrained Housewife reviewed our “I Spy with my Little Eye” bag… and LOVED it!

Sat. is May Day! Start a new tradition. It‚Äôs fun and easy!

28 Apr

Start a May Day Tradition of your own!
We all know that May 1st is May Day but how many of us know what that means? According to NetGlimpse, May 1st is exactly a half a year from November 1st (All Saints Day) and marks the end of the winter half of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and the start of the summer half of the year. There are many variations on celebrations, but the common theme revolves around flowers.
One of the most common traditions involve hanging flowers or other small gift on a friend or neighbor’s door. The trick is to not get caught so that they have to guess who left the flowers. If you do get caught, you’re supposed to get a kiss.
About.com has¬†a cute craft that any child can make and then leave for May Day. However, if you don’t have time then Out of the Blue Delivered has several fun inexpensive gifts that can be delivered as a May Day surprise!

How to be Unique this Valentine’s Day!

1 Feb
Tired of sending (or receiving) the same old thing for Valentine’s Day? Out of the Blue Delivered has some very creative solutions!
We¬†asked women¬†what their perfect gift would be and the #1 answer was Peace and Quiet followed closely by Relaxing Bath Stuff. So, we put the two together to create the ultimate gift. It’s our 45 Minutes ALL to Myself” Gift Box.
Filled with fabulous, fizzy bath bombs, sparkling wine, 100% vegan Better Body Polish salt scrub, 100% vegan soy candle, all-natural lip balm and a chocolate krisped rice treat, this gift box is SURE to make any woman swoon!
Looking for something creative to send your college student? How about our “A Little Love from Home” Gift Box… filled with wonderful things to show your “baby” some love!
Want¬†“green” gifts? You’ll LOVE our Bottle Cap Necklace for girls and our line of Recycled Computer Clocks for guys.
Order by Monday Feb 8th for standard delivery. We offer hand-delivery in the Orlando area including Central Florida elementary, middle and high schools! Stand out from the rest by having your gift delivered!
Showing Love in Unique, Creative Ways has never been easier than with Out of the Blue Delivered.

Wonder what Peter Shankman of HARO had to say about Out of the Blue Delivered? (tags: Gifts, Shankman, HARO)

14 Jan
Watch this video clip of Peter Shankman, founder of HARO (www.HelpAReporter.com)¬†as he shares¬†his “Out of the Blue” experience!

Out of the Blue Delivered (www.BlueDelivered.com) specializes in gifts and care packages for not only the fun stuff in life but the tough stuff as well.
Want a CUSTOM gift box? Just shoot us an email (info@bluedelivered.com) or give us a shout at 877.236.6823.

When Flowers Just Won’t Do, Send a Gift “Out of the Blue”! Try us, you’ll be thrilled by our quality and service.