Yesterday was so much fun and today is one of my favorite Fridays of the entire year! It’s relaxing and calm. 🙂
For today, I thought I would show you 10 of my favorites to buy for yourself or others (They all make great gifts)! What way to kick off the season than getting something for free?! Make sure you check out the giveaway at the bottom! It will last one week and the winner will be announced December 4th, 2017.
How is Thanksgiving next week already?! How? I am SO excited for some down time with friends and family. But first, I’m sharing some of my very favorites from this week!
Urban Southern was on Fox News and I am SO proud of them! I love their roots, company, and products. They are just great all around! 🙂
Two.On a whim, I went to a local shop and bought a metal planter/bin the other week (similar to this one). But, I wasn’t sure what I would use it for or where I would put it.
As I was driving home, a local florist was giving away some flowers and plants because they were moving to a new location. My point is, that this bin and random plant makes a little space where I have some Christmas decorations. I love it and know I will use it through all different seasons. 🙂 Plus, the price (which is similar to what I paid)!
Um..we have a half day of school tomorrow and time to work on report cards. All the teachers will understand how that is definitely a necessary favorite!
Four.I just love these mugs. They are a favorite. 🙂
I can’t lie..this week felt super long. It had ups and downs but I am ready for a relaxing weekend. We’re getting our pictures taken for our Christmas card, and relaxing with friends all weekend long. 🙂
One.I saw The Giving Manger the other day and couldn’t get over how cute it was! It’s an interactive activity for the family that helps families focus on giving and the true meaning of Christmas. You do random acts of kindness and fill the manger with straw for every act of kindness done. I think it is adorable!
Two.My co-worker and I always chat about our love for Hallmark movies. We decided to have a girls day of Saturday with Christmas PJ’s, a cheese spread, hot cocoa, and Hallmark movies I. Cannot. Wait!
On Tuesday, I had dinner with some friends. It was so nice to catch up mid-week and spend time together, while eating italian food. 😉
Four.Everyone is so excited about the Chip and Joanna line, Hearth and Hand Collection at Target! Including me. 🙂 I even picked up these Christmas stockings in red and white. They are already hung up for the Hallmark marathon tomorrow. 🙂
Five.If you’re looking for a tasty Thanksgiving side dish, check this out! 🙂 Here’s to the weekend from me to you! xo
I think I’ve gotten a handle on how to accomplish all things holiday (specifically Christmas) the last few years. Two years ago, I started buying Christmas gifts in the summer since I had some more time. When the holidays rolled around, I felt like I could truly enjoy even more of it because I wasn’t running around like crazy, and I love that. 🙂
Plan, Plan, Plan. My first piece of advice is to plan. Have a list (or five) and check them off as you go! A fun to-do list like (this) can be that extra push you need for the holidays. 🙂
Two.Ask. Throughout the year I ask people I’m going to be buying gifts for about things they are loving or how they would describe themselves at this season of life. Let’s be honest, something you wanted five years ago is most likely not on your list this year. 😉
Three.Relax and remember the reason for the season. Being thankful at Thanksgiving (and all year) along with the true meaning of Christmas is such a special time of year. Spending quality time with friends and family is so much more memorable than a new watch or bag. Put on your PJ’s, light a candle, grab a blanket, and pour yourself some hot cocoa with the ones you love because in the end, being with them is what really what matters. 🙂
Friends are coming to town this weekend and I can’t wait! 🙂
Five.Sundays have become one of my favorite times lately. I’ve been letting myself sleep in a little bit but then I still have a about two hours before we leave for church. I have been listening to music, sipping coffee, and making some food. It’s so nice. 🙂 I realized I haven’t made my homemade granola in a little while, so last Sunday that’s exactly what I made! xo