I hope that these sale and gift guides are helpful to you throughout the season! Now is a great time to start Christmas shopping with all the great sales going on! I will be highlighting a bunch of deals and “gifts of the day” on my Instagram Stories, so be sure to follow me on Instagram so you don’t miss a thing! The Nordstrom Fall Sale is so good this year! A bunch of our favorites are included in the sale! You can check out all of my clothes and fashion picks here, or keep scrolling down for some great gift ideas!
The time has come! It is officially gift guide season! Get ready for a bunch of new gift guides this year! I’m excited to kick them off with the Toddler Gift Guide – because, let’s be honest, buying for our kids is the best part of gift-giving, am I right? Knowing that we are getting them the perfect gift and seeing their little faces light up once they open them on Christmas is just priceless. I asked you on Insta Stories a while back and you guys helped me with these suggestions, so thank you! I hope these ideas help you out this year as you are picking things out for your kids, nephews, nieces and friends!
I’m not sure if you noticed, but I took a whole week off of blogging/working for the first time since I started over 4 years ago. To say it was needed would be the understatement of the century. Ryan had the whole week off, too and we enjoyed every minute of it. I must say, it did give me a chance to miss writing and taking photos and playing on social media and of course, all of you! It made me so thankful for this community and the friendships I have made with some of you through this. I am playing a serious game of catch up and going through hundreds of emails today, but it was all so worth the break. We were lazy and it was amazing. I haven’t seen our kids so happy in long time and it kind of made me reevaluate things a little bit, but that’s another story for another time. I want to catch you all up on our Christmas!
I can’t believe we are less than 2 weeks away from Christmas, and I really can’t believe how much more shopping I’ve got to do. Luckily, I have only easy people to buy for now. I got all the tough ones (meaning guys) out of the way first this year which was nice! Everyone has been asking me what I want for Christmas this year and I honestly do not NEED a thing, but I WANT all the things. So, I have put together a little wish list! I love reading what is on other people’s wish lists and I have put together a few of the things I’ve been eyeing. Most of these wants are pretty realistic and some are even downright practical! So, if you see my husband, tell him to read this one! 😉
I LOVE picking out our holiday cards every year and Minted makes it so easy on us! Not only were we able to print our addresses on the envelops, but we even had the option of ordering stamps this year! Literally all I had to do was stamp them and stuff them! So easy! So, without further ado, here are this year’s Minted holiday cards:
I love to read, but I haven’t had a lot of time to dive into books this year. With the arrival of our new baby and moving, I feel like I won’t have a lot of time to read before the new year, but I am going to really put forth effort. It truly is my favorite pastime and I have always enjoyed reading. Here are a few holiday-related and non-holiday books to add to your reading calendar this month!
Last year was Sophie’s first Christmas and this year will be Weston’s. I love firsts, but there is something about the holidays that is even more special. Baby’s first Christmas in particular is such a sweet time. I love celebrating Christ’s birth and remembering my own baby’s birth. It is a wonderful time of reflection and remembering why we are all here in the first place. It’s also fun to dress up a new baby and bundle him in red and green and all the cable knit and flannel everything. We are all so smitten with our new little boy over here and these are a few things that we have loved and need to be on your new baby’s holiday gift guide!
If you’ve been around my blog for a while, you know how much I adore Minted. I rely on them every year for our holiday cards and wouldn’t buy them anywhere else! They are so beautiful and wonderful quality. I am never disappointed. They have so many holiday cards and decor to choose from, so I am making it easy on you and have pulled out my absolute favorites!
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I absolutely love entertaining whenever I can. Now that we are (almost) moved in our new house, I am getting so excited to start having friends and family over again. That is one thing I have missed terribly over this last year. With the holidays right around the corner, I have been in the baking mood! Last Saturday while we were moving, I decided to bake some delicious and festive sugar cookie Christmas donuts! This was my first time trying my hand at donuts, but they actually turned out perfectly! I even brought extras to my parent’s house for them to enjoy and they loved them! Of course, Hampton had to help me put sprinkles on them and he was determined to use blue sprinkles on his, so I let him devour that one fresh out of the oven – needless to say, he was a big fan. I love letting my kids help my in the kitchen – especially as they get older. It is so much fun watching them learn and explore.
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We are moving into our new house over the next couple of weeks. Because I just had our sweet baby boy, we are taking it a little slow and doing a little at a time. One thing I have been looking forward to the most is being able to decorate our own home for the holidays. I missed it so much last year and I have been counting down the days until I could get my hands on this one. Our new home is very light and airy which is much more my style and I am thrilled to finally begin the process of decorating. I figured if we were going to move our Christmas boxes and decorations in, I might as well get started instead of dragging it right back out in a couple of weeks. See? It’s completely logical to decorate early.