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De-cluttering Christmas

One thing I tend to be guilty of around the holidays is over-complicating “traditions” or trying to start too many new ones. I’m the type of girl that when I see an idea I like—I jump on board pretty quickly. This can be a little risky since we live in an age where I can scroll through tons of ideas in literally no time. And also, where I start a project and then never finish it (x10), whoops! There are so many good … Continue Reading »


Gifts That Give Back 2016

Well it’s that time of the year again and I’m sure many of you are already stressing about your Christmas shopping! To continue a tradition that we started last year, Liz and I are excited to share companies with you that offer awesome gift ideas and also do good at the same time! If you didnt catch my post from last year, check it out here! I still love all of the companies I wrote about then, and they would make great gifts for … Continue Reading »


Christmas

Each year, Christmas becomes a little bit clearer to me.  It means more. It changes and deepens my faith. And the same words of the same story I’ve heard all my life, strike a different chord and tug my heart in a new way…all for the first time. Family is near. Love is given freely. And for many, there is a sense of anticipation and renewal in this special day.    In general, I am a big rule follower. So its really easy … Continue Reading »


8 Christmas Exchange Cookies

Cookie overload below…. This week we made and exchanged cookies! Angie has some family favorite recipes she makes each year and I did some digging for a few family recipes too. We made a mess of her kitchen, tasted lots of batter and let our little ones crawl around in the chaos. It was a fun morning! Baking, talking about life and starting a new little tradition together adds to the sweetness of the holiday season.  Below are the 8 different recipes we made.  We … Continue Reading »


Hope for this Christmas

Liz and I took the kids to the mall this week to see Santa. It was kind of a surreal moment for me because so many Christmases have come and gone where I didn’t think I would ever have a child to take to see Santa. My little one seemed to tolerate Santa (I doubt that will happen next year!). I’m really trying to enjoy everything this Christmas season, to really cherish E’s first Christmas. That’s not to say the normal stress of … Continue Reading »


5 gifts for your wife that won’t disappoint

Ladies, This post is for the man in your life—so share it with them! Looking for something to get your lady this Christmas? I’m not a sales person but below are some of my favorite things that are practical and sentimental. These range in price and could be great under the tree for the woman you love. 1. Neato Botvac D85– I am obsessed with this vacuum. I know it basically costs a small fortune but I promise it is definitely worth it. As … Continue Reading »