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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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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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