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Gift Guides 2020

Nov 20, 2020

It's my favorite time of year! I love planning for Thanksgiving and Christmas and gift shopping. I tend to be a little obsessive about finding the perfect gift. I really don't like clutter and want to give gifts that delight but are also practical and functional. I definitely over think it!

 In case you are the same, I wanted to throw together a few recommendations on things that I'm loving that I think would be crowd pleasers for those on your list.

Okay, I'll be honest, this is all stuff that I personally love to give and get! 

This Adorable Pink Hoodie from Target is only $25 and so comfy.

The Hydroflask is the cool water bottle of the moment. I love a BIG water bottle with a straw so that it doesn't spill if knocked over.

I'm a big fan of eye masks and the silk ones are extra special. Target is carrying them this year in some really pretty colors and they are only $15.

Target is also carrying silk pillowcases in the same colors as the eye masks for $30. Silk...

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Thanksgiving Planning Guide

Nov 10, 2020

I love Thanksgiving and have hosted for most of our marriage. I used to think cooking a turkey was so overwhelming. It felt like a real rite of passage when I prepared my first Thanksgiving turkey and I've come to really enjoy it! 

I'm a problem solver and entertainer. I'm also a do-er and being present and still with my family can be hard. I've had to create some really intentional practices to choose REST and presence over the constant motion. I also have had to learn how to plan well so that the holidays aren't stressful.

We are fed this lie over and over that the Holidays should be crazy. The over eating, the over drinking, the over spending. It's become the normal and we all just press along until December 26th. 

But, that's not the story that I want for my motherhood. I want to be fully present and to ENJOY my family. Yummy, beautiful, delicious food is a MUST for me so I'm not one that can just outsource the whole thing. So instead, I've gotten really good at...

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