Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

 

 

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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Our Favorite Things Party 2020

Our Favorite Things Party 2020

One of the highlights of my year is our annual Favorite Things partyAli-Shaun and I started hosting it a few years ago and it’s grown into an annual tradition that all of us look forward to every year.  And we talk about it ’til the next year!

Most of us met when our kids started preschool together and now those kids are in 5th grade!  We are such a tight knit group and it’s been so fun to watch our kids grow up together.  Over the years, we’ve celebrated each other’s triumphs and successes and lifted each other up during the hard times. 

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Come Inside, Our Christmas Home Tour!

Come Inside, Our Christmas Home Tour!

Hi friends!  Happy Friday!  I hope you had a good week and are looking forward to the weekend.  I have a few plans, including house chores, shopping, and I want to start wrapping too.  The house projects include doing paint touch ups in my office, James’ room and bathroom, and in the playroom.  It’s one of those things that’s been on my to-do list forever, and I’m finally ready to tackle it!  I already patched the holes, now I just need to paint.

If you missed it this week, I shared a brand new Amazon post with the cutest Christmas shirts (and best Cyber Monday sales),

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Gifts Under $25

Gifts Under $25

Hi friends!  Happy first day of December!!  24 days until Christmassssss!!!

I hope your week is off to a great start!  I made sure to schedule my workouts for the week since I feel like I need a major detox after all the Thanksgiving weekend indulgences!  Yesterday, I did 50 minutes on the treadmill at a slow pace and high incline.  I like doing that because it’s a great workout – gets your heart rate up and works the legs and booty- AND I can chat with y’all on Instagram DM while I do it!

Did you score some good deals this weekend? 

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Amazon Gift Guides for Kids, Foodies & Techies

Amazon Gift Guides for Kids, Foodies & Techies

Hi friends!  Happy Friday!  How has your week been?  It’s been such a blur here, but in the best way!  I’m most excited for the Christmas card pictures we got of the kids this week!  Praise the Lord everyone cooperated (with candy cane bribes, of course) and the pictures are the sweeeeeetest!  I can’t wait to share them with you!  This weekend, I’ll be preparing for Thanksgiving (just a small get together with my family) and getting more things done around the house.  What’s on your agenda?

If you missed it this week, I shared an easy DIY Charcuterie Board,

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Christmas Candles & Holiday Decor

Christmas Candles & Holiday Decor

Hello friends!  How’s your week going?  I’m already looking forward to the weekend and doing more holiday decorating.  Half of the lights on my garland gave out, so I’ve got new ones on the way!

Jordan and I will be decorating the darling little Christmas tree in her room this weekend, and I’m also hoping to get my bedroom Christmas tree decorated too!  Most of the living room is holiday ready and I did a mix of white, green and gold in there.

One thing I love to do each night is light candles. 

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Holiday Gift Guide For Her (or YOU!)

Holiday Gift Guide For Her (or YOU!)

Good morning Monday friends! Did you have a good Halloween?  How about that extra hour of sleep?  Did you get to enjoy it?  I sure did!  It was nice to have a long stretch of time at home.  I spent ALL day Sunday cleaning and decorating and it made me so happy!

Our Christmas tree is up! and (mostly) decorated and some holiday touches have been sprinkled throughout the living room and kitchen.  Join me on Stories for some sneak peeks and I’ll share with you here soon.

Have you started decorating yet? 

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How I’m Storing Holiday Decor

How I’m Storing Holiday Decor

Good morning friends! Well, today is the first day the kiddos go back to school, so we’re up and at ’em early for the first time in weeks!  The excitement of the first day back makes getting up and out the door easier, but I’m sure I’ll hit the wall later today.

Pearl SweatshirtChewed Hem JeansLeopard Sneakers

I’m so excited to share the first of two organizing projects I’ve been working on over the Christmas break.  Before we dive in, I have to admit,

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Christmas Recap as a Divorced Mom

Christmas Recap as a Divorced Mom

Hello friends!  Are you still in the post Christmas haze? I’m moving slowly, and happily so.  I’m sure I’ll get a crazy burst of energy over the weekend and start doing all.the.things.  But for now, I’m still enjoying the after Christmas heart-so-full feeling.

If you’re looking for the after-Christmas sales, you can find them here, but I also wanted to recap our Christmas while the feelings are still fresh.

Hopefully, opening up in this way will let you in a little more on what life is like for me as a divorced mom.  

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Christmas Traditions | Family Movie Night

Christmas Traditions | Family Movie Night

Thank you to ShopStyle and Disney+ for sponsoring today’s post. 

Hello friends! Welcome back!  Do you have any fun plans during your Christmas break?  We are just staying home and visiting with friends and family.  But one thing is for sure, we’ll be cozying up on the couch with our hot cocoa watching movies!  It’s become a Friday night tradition to do a family movie night and it’s something we look forward to every week.

After school on Friday, we usually stop at a coffee shop for a little treat, then come home and have an early dinner. 

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Gift Guide For Her (All on Prime)

Gift Guide For Her (All on Prime)

Hi friends! Happy Wednesday!  We had a looong day yesterday!  I tried to get me and the kids a good night sleep, but Jordan had other plans.  So, needless to say, I was exhausted all day yesterday (extra coffee please!!!) and then we had an unexpectedly long dental visit after school.  Leftovers for dinner and call it a night!

Thankfully, I got some good sleep last night, which really helps!  We’re off to the bookstore today for the annual school book fair and that’s always a fun event.  Speaking of fun events, I’m so glad y’all enjoyed our Favorite Things Recap

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FAVORITE THINGS PARTY RECAP & NOVEMBER REWIND

FAVORITE THINGS PARTY RECAP & NOVEMBER REWIND

Hi friends! I hope you are sufficiently caffeinated for this post because it’s a long one!  If you need to go make yourself a fresh cup of coffee first, I’ll wait!

That’s better!

FAVORITE THINGS PARTY RECAP

If you follow me on Stories, you might have seen our Favorite Things party live and in action on Friday.  It’s also saved to my Highlights if you missed it.

The party was such a blast and full of so many belly laughs.  I’m so thankful for this group of friends.  They killed it with their gift giving this year,

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Gifts for the Frozen Lover

Gifts for the Frozen Lover

Thank you to shopDisney and ShopStyle for sponsoring today’s post.

Hello friends! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!  Thursday night’s Favorite Things party was fantastic and I’ll be doing a full recap on my blog tomorrow.  If you want a sneak peek now, I saved the party to my Instagram Highlights.  I warn you : there is lots of hyena-like laughter and you might want to turn the volume down. 😉

I had a weekend alone, so I used the time to get organized, workout, and finish my Christmas shopping for the kids!

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Our Holiday Home | Christmas Trees

Our Holiday Home | Christmas Trees

Thank you to Nordstrom and ShopStyle for sponsoring today’s post.

Hi friends!  How’s your week going?  I seriously cannot believe that we’re in the last month of the year!  And Christmas is just 22 days away!  Our Elf “Buddy” arrived on Sunday and Jordan is crazy for him!  And I’m not above reminding her he’s watching and giving Santa a full report every night! 😉

I’m so glad I started decorating for Christmas in November because it always takes me forever to get everything done.  Here’s a look at the Christmas trees we have up in our house (yes “trees!”

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My Favorite Things | Home, Beauty, & Jewelry

My Favorite Things | Home, Beauty, & Jewelry

Hello Monday and Happy Thanksgiving week!  Can y’all believe Thanksgiving on Thursday?  Are you ready or still getting things together?  I did my grocery shopping online for pickup today and I’m so glad I won’t have to go into the store this week to shop!  Fingers crossed I didn’t forget anything! 

WELCOME

If you’re new here, welcome, I’m glad you stopped by!  I’m Megan, mom to two adorable kiddos – James, 9 and Jordan, 3.  I’ve been blogging about home decor, fashion (Amazon too!), and fitness for 10 years now. 

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Stress Free Holiday Planning

Stress Free Holiday Planning

Hello friends! Welcome to a fresh, new week!  We had a fun, jam packed weekend over here, starting with our annual trip to the Nutcracker Market.  My Mom and I always have such a good time and I picked up a few new goodies that I’m crazy for.

Then, yesterday, Ali-Shaun and I went to the Galleria and tried on a ton of adorable things that I’ll be sharing with you in a big Black Friday post!  This girl cracks me up and is such a good friend!  If you haven’t met Ali-Shaun yet, you can find her here!

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25 DAYS OF GIVEAWAY | 25 Christmas Gifts Under $25

25 DAYS OF GIVEAWAY | 25 Christmas Gifts Under $25

Good morning Monday!  How was your weekend?  I had a pretty low key weekend at home while the kids weren’t here.  I’m trying to accept these times and embrace them, using them to rest and recharge and as a chance to do some learning and growing of my own.

If you subscribe to my weekend newsletter, you saw my message yesterday:

In my quiet mornings and through journaling, I recognize that I crave simplicity, abundant time to play and be with my kids, have a desire to cook and eat wholesome foods,

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