Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

 

 

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

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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

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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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Christmas Recap & After Christmas Steals

Christmas Recap & After Christmas Steals

Are you guys enjoying your Christmas break?  It’s been a long and lazy last few days around here and I don’t know how many more cookies and cake and goodies I can eat!  I’ve been indulging in everything, but I feel like I need to go on a veggie cleanse soon!  I kid!  I know it’s all part of the holidays and soon enough it will be back to the grind.  But for now, we’re definitely partaking in all the goodies!

I’m one of those people that wholeheartedly enjoys every season and holiday, but there’s that extra special meaning about Christmas that makes it so beloved. 

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This & That | Getting Ready for Christmas

This & That | Getting Ready for Christmas

Hello friends!  It’s the weekend before Christmas and I hope you are winding down and getting ready for the Christmas cozy.  I think I will be right there with you AFTER today.  There’s still some things to do before I feel like I can really relax and slow down. Do you feel like that too?

If you missed anything this week, check out James Bedroom Makeover, Last Minute (under $50) Gift Ideas, Just (the best) Sales, and a brand new Amazon fashion try-on sesh!  And if you are really under the gun for last minute gifts,

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Last Minute (under $50) Gift Ideas

Last Minute (under $50) Gift Ideas

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Okay friends, just one week to Christmas, is anyone else out there freaking out just a little bit?!  The kids and I are under the weather right now and I always take that as a sign we need to just slow it down.  But it’s especially hard to do that this time of year!  It feels like there’s so much do to and not enough time!  Please tell me I’m not alone.

I’m thisclose to getting all of my shopping done though! 

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Gifts for Him, Her & the Kids

Gifts for Him, Her & the Kids

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How’s your week going friends?  I hopped on the struggle bus yesterday with a sudden eye infection #really?! #now?! and then Jordan was running a fever.  Those always make me worry because I know they can turn bad quickly.   We’re watching her closely and she’s still in feisty spirits, so I think we’re good for now.

We’re making progress on the gift front and even started wrapping yesterday!  I gave Jordan some wrapping paper and strips of washi tape so she could “help”

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How to Host a Favorite Things Party

How to Host a Favorite Things Party

Last week, Ali-Shaun and I hosted our 3rd Annual Favorite Things party and I swear, they just keep getting better and better!  We have the planning down and it’s an easy party to put together because it’s pot luck, so the heavy lifting doesn’t fall on any one person.   I’m so thankful for these women in my life and have the best time with them.  If you’ve been thinking of hosting your own Favorite Things Party, I encourage you to do it.  I bet it will be one of the highlights of your holiday season.

 Flannel PJs

 Flannel PJs

THE INVITE

MAKE IT POTLUCK

We included a message to our guests that said : “Sips &

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Six Tips for Staying Sane During the Holidays

Six Tips for Staying Sane During the Holidays

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I think most of us love the holidays, but the season doesn’t come without it’s share of stresses and trigger points.  This time of year is festive, joyful and fun at best, but at worst, it can be lonely, stressful or downright depressing.  I’m not immune from experiencing every one of those feelings at some point.  I credit my faith, family, and keeping a positive attitude for not letting the ‘down’ moments ruin the holiday season.

If you need a bottle of wine, few tips to get you through the holidays without losing your mind,

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Our Christmas Decor

Our Christmas Decor

Good morning friends! Can you believe we’re already into December?! Only 2o days ’til Christmas!!  We got a late start on our Christmas decor this year (by blogger standards;), but that’s okay because I went with a much simpler approach this year.  Before putting out our decor, I went through all the bins and donated several things and kept the stair garland in the bin for another year.

For the last few years, I’ve enjoyed putting our tree up before Thanksgiving, but this year, when we went to put up the tree, there was no tree there!  We forgot that we donated last year’s tree that had bit the dust,

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Holiday Traditions | Baked French Toast

Holiday Traditions | Baked French Toast

Are you already in Thanksgiving vacation mode?  We are!  It’s only two days away!  I’m looking forward to an agenda full of nothing but being with family, eating, relaxing and eating some more!

HOLIDAY TRADITIONS

This time of year, I’m especially mindful of the important things in life and as I get older, the holidays are more and more about simplifying and doing less with more meaning.

It used to be more about all the fun activities I’d want us to do, but we could never seem to fit them all in!  Then, I’d feel slightly disappointed that we didn’t get to go/see/do everything I had planned. 

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Holiday Traditions | Mother Daughter Photos

Holiday Traditions | Mother Daughter Photos

Tomorrow at noon officially starts our Thanksgiving break and we’ll be so excited to have James home with us all week!  He and Jordan are the lights of my life and I’m so honored to be their mom!  Raising little kids (and big ones) is a responsibility I don’t take lightly and I always hope I’m doing the best I can with them.  It’s been so interesting to see how similar and yet so very different they are and to try to parent to each of their specific needs.

I feel like I learn from them so much everyday.  

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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE | Stocking Stuffers

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE | Stocking Stuffers

Good morning friends! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kind condolences about my dear Grandma Nola.  It’s a tough loss and we miss her terribly, but I’m comforted knowing she lived a long, wonderful life. She had friends all over the world, many of which she’s being reunited with in heaven.  I can only imagine what that must be like.  I also feel her presence with me and she will always be a part of me, no matter where she is.

We actually took some mommy/daughter Christmas photos recently, and I know she’s gonna LOVE how they came out! 

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Merry Christmas Friend!

Merry Christmas Friend!

From our family to yours, we’re wishing you the merriest Christmas and sending you loads of love!  I can’t even begin to explain what your friendship and support over the years has meant to me.  I appreciate you so much and think the world of you!  May your Christmas be the brightest and merriest ever!

Much love,

Megan

 

 

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