This year for New Years Eve we are keeping things pretty simple. In the past we have loved getting together as a family with friends or even planning a date night. In addition to all the craziness with moving, we just want to keep things simple this year. It will probably consist of lots of board games, treats, and movies! To be honest, that is just the way I like it! New Years Eve comes with such a variety of options for things to do. With that in mind, I put together a three of my favorite outfits that would make perfect New Years Eve looks for any event or party.
We are officially in the new house and could not be more excited! It is the best Christmas present we could’ve asked for! As I’ve mentioned here before, we planned on being in the house a lot sooner than how it turned out. With the idea of having family over and spending Thanksgiving + Christmas in our new home, I had big plans for our Christmas Decor!
The first thing I had planned was a new tree in our main room, with all new Christmas decor. I planned on having a beautiful wreath and decorating the banister and mantle to coordinate. I was so excited to have the kids decorate their own tree down in the basement however they wanted. Butttt as you all know, life happens, and things don’t always go according to plan. Moving in just a couple weeks before Christmas had our lives instantly crazy town, and Christmas Decor was put on the back burner.
It has been a whirlwind week full of unpacking, but I finally feel like we are getting our heads above the boxes! Somehow I always seem to block out of my mind how stressful and time consuming moving is. If you are anything like me, days like this totally require the ultimate comfy clothes! I won’t even tell you how many consecutive days I didn’t get ready! Since they have been my go to, and really all you’ve seen me in over on Instagram, I had to share all my comfy favorites!
When we packed up all of our stuff to move from California to Utah, I realized we had way too much. After donating a lot I decided it was time to simplify things! I was tired of buying toys that don’t last or grow with my kids. Joe and I really wanted to focus more on meaningful things that will create memories with the little people. With that in mind, we made a plan for birthdays this year, and took it to one of the main sources of toys + presents…nana + papa!
As if the holiday’s weren’t special and exciting enough, this year is Harper’s First Christmas and it makes everything that much more magical! Having a baby during the holidays is always so special. I’ve never had a baby be this old on their first Christmas! I can already tell it is going to be so much fun! Her little personality is shining through so much these days, and the older kids love introducing her to new things! With it being Harper’s First Christmas, I thought it would be a great time to share some of my favorite traditions we do for each of the little people on their first Christmas, as well as some new ideas for the whole family!
Happy Black Friday friends!! So who’s ready for today?! Or have you already been shopping?! As usual I have rounded up THE BEST SALES + DEALS and shared some of my best shopping tips for Black Friday below. I’ve gone through ALLLLLL the sales and have only linked the best or my absolute favorite items to save you a lot of time!!
During cyber week items will sell out fast! So make sure you snag them (I’ve made this mistake before and waiting too long and then it’s gone) I figure you can always return if you change your mind or end up with too much!! Just sharing my mistakes in the past. haha.
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SAVE $ on FREE SHIPPING + RETURNS…we all want to save + who wants to pay shipping? (I seriously hate it. haha) These are some of my favorite stores that offer both free shipping + returns.
USE GIFT GUIDES to HELP you MAKE A LIST…this is always where I get the best ideas or can put together a quick gift for exactly what or who I’m shopping for!! Right below are some links of some of my gift guides I put together along with a few from my go to stores.
Today’s Gift Guide is all about the little people! Whether you have a toddler, a pre-teen, or somewhere in between, I’ve tried to include something for everyone! From practical gifts…to the off the wall (my people all want a hoverboard), to things I hate: like slime! I hope you’ll find something that works for your little people! And happy Thanksgiving Eve!! Also, I want to thank you all for your love and kind words about our sweet little harley pup. It truly means so much to have such loving support.
Christmas is just around the corner! That means it is time to start prepping your Christmas Cards to send to family + friends! Call me crazy, but this has always been one of my favorite holiday traditions. Something about stuffing those envelopes means the Christmas season is officially here and gets me all kinds of giddy inside! In my search for my favorite this year, I picked out my nine favorites to share with you guys today!! Now if I could just decide which one!!
Stocking Stuffers are usually pretty easy to come up with. But this year I wanted to try and think outside of the box! Because my people are growing up, its been trickier to find things that aren’t too babyish for the older two…but not too boring either. For some reason they don’t think underwear is very exciting! So with that in mind, I set out to find more creative ideas this year. I took those ideas + my favorite go to’s and came up with 50 awesome ideas…
Today’s Gift Guide is for all the ladies in your life. Whether you are shopping for your mom, sister, best girlfriend, or even needing a few ideas for yourself I’ve got you covered! I tried to include some amazing, yet still inexpensive items, as well as my favorite splurges – my sunglasses! They are the only item over $100. I just found this AMAZING distressed hoodie + joggers and I am in love!! Plus both are under $75Check it out, and tell me what your favorite things to get or give are!