Welcome back everyone!! It’s been awhile but it’s been a nice break to spend some extra time with my people. Today I’m sharing a bunch of my favorite planners + after Christmas sales with you all!!
It’s no secret that I am a little OCD. I like things clean + organized and kind of feel like I can’t function when they aren’t! My schedule is no exception! Finding a new planner to start fresh again is one of my favorite parts of the new year. I’m the first to admit with life being so crazy if it isn’t written down, it isn’t going to happen! I know there are a million different calendars + to do lists you can use on your phone. And trust me, I use a few there too. Also there is just something about physically writing tasks and schedules down that works better for me! So with that being said, below are a bunch of my favorite planners I’ve found for this coming year!
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!
Our little Harper girl is growing up faster than I can even stand and she is officially 11 months! Somehow time with all the house things seemed to drag by, yet her time here with us has flown by!! Talk about not one bit fair! I don’t know if its just because I know she is my last little babe, but it is completely breaking my heart. I have had a few good cries about it in the last month because I’m just not ready for any of my people to grow up! Since I can’t seem to stop that, I wanted to at least do an 11 month update to share whats new with our sweet Harper girl.
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!
It is time for another update and we have some good news…WE ARE IN!!! Oh my gosh you guys, I can’t even tell you how exciting it is to be able to finally say that! If you follow me over on Instagram, you’ve seen a few sneak peeks. I was overwhelmed with the positive feedback + hundreds of questions on our flooring, so I am sharing all the details here today!
It is move in day!!! I honestly can’t believe it is here. It’s crazy, exciting and overwhelming all at the same time. We still have a long ways to go as we don’t have carpet, garages, and a bunch or our cabinets are not done, but this seemed to be the only weekend that Joe had off. And honestly I (we all) didn’t want to wait one more second to move in. The next few weeks are going to be a mess of finishing up projects before Christmas but it’s all okay. Spending Christmas in our new home together will make up for everything!
The holidays are in full swing and I can’t even believe it! Although being squished in this tiny rental has felt like an eternity, the last few months have really flown by and I can’t believe it is already Christmas! With the holiday season comes allll the fun get togethers. Whether it is the company Christmas Party, your family party, or just a night out with friends one question always comes up. What do I wear?! Finding something that is the right amount of dressy can be tricky. I started the hunt early this year and recently came across a major win. You guys, this dress (ONLY $42!!) is the perfect dress for any holiday party. If you follow me on Instagram, you saw a little sneak peek because I couldn’t wait to share!
I get asked all the time how I pack for all 5 of my little people, without taking up too much space. It’s safe to say I have had a few years of practice. I always stick with a go to plan that makes it quick, organized, and super easy. With holiday travel just around the corner, I thought it would be the perfect time to share my 5 kids essentials I pack every time!!