Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

 

 

Christmas Recap & After Christmas Sales

Christmas Recap & After Christmas Sales

Hi friend!  I’m still reveling in the post-Christmas glow, and the decor is happily still up.  I’m not ready to take it down and I don’t have the energy yet.  So, we’ll get to enjoy it a little while longer, maybe until next weekend or so.  If you want to see how I store our holiday decor, check out this post.  When does yours come down?

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.  Ours was fantastic and I took a few pics so I could have memories to look back on and to share with you here.

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Merry Christmas Friend

Merry Christmas Friend

Merry Christmas Eve friend!

I’m so very thankful that you choose to spend part of your day with me.  We’ve been going strong for 12 years now and I feel connected to you by our common threads. We have the same basic desires – a safe, welcoming home, healthy kids, strong relationships, financial security, and peace of heart.

I hope this holiday season has been good to you, that you’re enjoying time with your loved ones and creating new, fond memories.

It’s been a harder week for me while my kids were away, but I get to be with them today and again for the rest of Christmas break.

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Our Christmas Decor (Part 2) & Last Minute Stocking Stuffers

Our Christmas Decor (Part 2) & Last Minute Stocking Stuffers

Hello, hello friend!  Yay for Christmas break that officially starts TODAY!!  For your kiddos too?  I must admit, I’ve already started winding down and I’m ready for a big, long break.  We go, go, go so much during the year, so taking time to do nothing with people you love (or alone!) is good for the soul.

This Christmas season, I wanted to focus on the few things our family enjoys the most – looking at Christmas lights, watching movies in our jammies with hot cocoa, opening little chocolate treats in the Advent calendar everyday, looking for that Elf every morning,

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Our Favorite Things Party 2021

Our Favorite Things Party 2021

Hi friend!  I’m so excited to bring to into our Favorite Things Party this year!  I feel like I’m still recovering!  It was our best party yet, with the most people, and the best gifts!  It was also the loudest and first time we had a table collapse and wine glass break!  Pure party chaos!

My friend Ali-Shaun and I have been hosting this Favorite Things party for 5 years, and it’s become something we all really look forward to.  It’s girls only, we wear pajamas, make it pot luck, and exchange gifts.

The best part is just getting together and catching up. 

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Just the Best Sales, Stocking Stuffers & Gifts for …

Just the Best Sales, Stocking Stuffers & Gifts for Her Over $100

Hi friend! How’s your week going?  I’ve been under the weather since before our Favorite Things party and am just now starting to feel better.  It’s the worst feeling sick during the holidays, right?!

And looking back, I remember being sick in December two years ago too.  Maybe I need to make some adjustments to the pace of my life so I don’t get run down every year.  Or is it inevitable?  What do you think?

JUST (THE BEST) SALES

Every Wednesday, I scour the internet to bring you great deals on things you might love,

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James’ Picks for Gamers, Plus Gifts for Her & …

James’ Picks for Gamers, Plus Gifts for Her & Kids

Hi friend!  I hope your weekend is off to a great start!  I’m popping in for a special post today with gift guides to help you get your holiday shopping done.  I’m about 75% finished, how about you?

For the first gift guide, I called in my tech expert, my 11 year-old son, James.  He’s a whiz at technology and his teachers nicknamed him ‘Tech Support” at school.  His room is set up for gaming, but I also make sure he spends time with the fam, being active, helping around the house, and of course, doing homework.

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Top 15 Favorite Things from Our Favorite Things Party

Top 15 Favorite Things from Our Favorite Things Party

Hi friend!  Two more sleeps ’til the big Thanksgiving Day!  Cue the cooking and stretchy pants!! 😉

My friend Ali-Shaun and I have been hosting a Favorite Things Party for the past 5 years and it’s become one of my favorite nights of the entire year!

It’s such a fun evening with all of our best girlfriends and we laugh, eat, have fun, and of course, exchange gifts!  If you’re curious about how we do it, go here for all details!

Lots of you have asked what our top Favorite Things have been over the years,

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New Holiday Decor | Amazon & Target Edition

New Holiday Decor | Amazon & Target Edition

Hi friend! Welcome to a brand new week!  Can you believe that Thanksgiving is just three days away?!  I feel like it came so fast, November is flying by! Maybe it’s because I started decorating for Christmas later than usual, but I have this feeling that I really want time to slow down.

The kids are off school this week and I’ll be working today and tomorrow, then we’ll have a play date with the cousins and Wednesday I’ll be prepping for Thanksgiving.

This whole week will be a fun one on the blog! 

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Our Christmas Decor | Part 1

Our Christmas Decor | Part 1

Good morning friend!  Happy Friday!  I’m super excited to welcome you into our wintery, Christmas home this year!

I always start decorating early because it takes me a long time to settle in and call it done.  I’m actually still not there yet, but I wanted to at least give you a peek at what I’ve done so far on the first floor.

Hopefully, this gives you some holiday decor inspiration for your own home and if there’s something you’d like to add to your home I tried my best to link everything for you so you could easily find it online.

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Gifts for the Hostess, Beauty & Fitness Lover | All …

Gifts for the Hostess, Beauty & Fitness Lover | All on Amazon

Hi friend! Happy Friday!  As promised, we’re continuing with gift ideas to help knock out your Christmas shopping with time to spare!

It’s no fun to head into the holidays worried about presents, so I hope that shopping early alleviates some of that stress and leaves you with time to thoughtfully and intentionally enjoy the holidays.

I also found this wonderful Christmas planning guide from Diana Kokku’s YouTube channel that I subscribe to.  It’s practical and purposeful and I already feel 10x lighter by spending an hour planning the next two months!  Maybe you’ll find it helpful too!

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GIFTS FOR KIDS

GIFTS FOR KIDS

Hi friend!  As you know, I’ve been sharing holiday gift guides all this week! I know that many of you are starting your shopping now to ensure that things arrive in time for Christmas.  That’s me too!

As promised, today I have toys for the kiddos and everything is from Walmart! I’m definitely taking advantage of Walmart’s Deals for Days where you can find great deals on things you love. 

When I start my Christmas shopping, my kids are always first on my list.  Once I have their gifts in hand, I breathe a sigh of relief. 

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Best Sales & Amazon Gifts for Her Under $25 & Under $50

Best Sales & Amazon Gifts for Her Under $25 & Under $50

Hi friend!  As promised, we’re continuing with gift ideas to help knock out your Christmas shopping with time to spare!

It’s no fun to head into the holidays worried about presents, so I hope that shopping early alleviates some of that stress and leaves you with time to thoughtfully and intentionally enjoy the holidays.

Today’s gifts are specifically for HER and I have things for under $25 and under $50, all on Amazon!

JUST THE BEST SALES

But first, very Wednesday, I scour the internet to bring you great deals on things you might love,

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Gifts for Kids, Him, & Family Pajamas | All on …

Gifts for Kids, Him, & Family Pajamas | All on Amazon

Hi friend!  I hope your week is off to a great start!  As promised, we’re continuing with gift ideas to help knock out your Christmas shopping with time to spare!

It’s no fun to head into the holidays worried about presents, so I hope that shopping early alleviates some of that stress and leaves you with time to thoughtfully and intentionally enjoy the holidays.

Today’s gift ideas are all on Amazon.  I think one stop shopping is incredibly helpful so you aren’t having to check out at different places.  And, if you have a Prime account,

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Gift Guides Galore | Fashion, Beauty & Home Deals for …

Gift Guides Galore | Fashion, Beauty & Home Deals for Days

Hi friend!  Welcome back to my blog and to a brand new week!  I feel like I slept most of this weekend, but sometimes your body just needs that rest.  I’m definitely feeling rejuvenated and ready to take on this week now!

Did you have a fun Halloween?  We trick-or-treated with Ali-Shaun and her kids and it was a lot of fun.  Credit to Ali-Shaun for flyering the street to “bring back Halloween” and get the neighbors outside to meet and mingle last night.  It was such wholesome, good fun!

This week I’m excited to kick off a full week of holiday gift guides!  

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21 Gifts for Her

21 Gifts for Her

Hi friend!  How’s your week going?  We’re off to a fun start with basketball try-outs yesterday and my daughter’s team soccer pics.  I was also still recovering from my eventful weekend.  I swear, sometimes I really wish there was an extra day between Sunday and Monday.

Switching gears, how’s your Christmas shopping going?  So far, I have some gifts for my mom and daughter, but that’s it.  Oh wait, I did order my ‘favorite thing’ for this year’s annual Favorite Things Party.  I’ll tell you guys what it is, but don’t spill the beans!  It’s supposed to be a surprise at the party!

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Just the Best Sales & Holiday Gift Guides Start …

Just the Best Sales & Holiday Gift Guides Start Now!

Hi friend!  How’s your week going?  I sent Jordan to school yesterday all ready for her field trip (special outfit & sack lunch), only to find out it’s Thursday.  Oops! I swear, I try to be so organized and on top of things, but stuff still falls through the cracks!  Have you had any of those mishaps lately?

Today, I’m excited to share my weekly Just Sales post, AND bring you the first of several holiday gift guides I’m working on.  I’ve heard from many of you that want to get your shopping done early so you don’t have to stress about inventory,

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Merry Christmas to You!

Merry Christmas to You!

Hi friends!  Merry Christmas Eve! We’re all cozied up and definitely feeling like holiday mode over here.  We’re moving slow, but super excited for Christmas tomorrow.

This year hasn’t been anything we could have expected or prepared for, but we made it!  Getting to connect here with you is a big part of what helped get me through.

I try to always look on the bright side and be a positive spot in your day, but it’s also good to acknowledge that this year has been really tough.  You helped keep my ‘normal’ going and I love to you pieces for that! 

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Our Christmas Dining Room

Our Christmas Dining Room

Hi friends!  I’m so happy y’all liked seeing our annual Favorite Things as much as I did!  I really hope the Christmas in July party happens! We’ve actually been talking about doing that for a couple of years, so now that we had to skip getting together this month, hopefully it’s on for the summer!

Yesterday, Jordan had a case of the Mondays, and I let her stay home with me.  It doesn’t happen very often, but sometimes a 4 year-old just needs a little extra home time. We decorated our dining room and Rhonda popped in and came snapped some pics for us!

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