Hello holiday lovelies!
The holiday season is officially in full swing! This year will be our first spending the holidays in our new home & we can’t be more overjoyed about it.
The kick-off was Halloween which was so much fun. This was Calla’s second Halloween and now that she’s a little bit older she had a better understanding of the experience. She was so cute dressed up in her ghost costume. If you missed it, the costume Calla wore was my costume from 30 years ago. My mom sewed it and saved it, thank goodness, because Calla was one adorable ghosty!
Thanksgiving was also one for the books. We hosted family for the first time in our own home. Spending extended time with family, laughing & eating good food will be a memory that lasts in our hearts forever.
Christmas is bringing up the tail end of the season and is sure to be epic. Now that we are in our new home, Donald and I want to focus on creating our own family traditions for the season. One thing we have planned to do this season is creating and fulfilling a holiday bucket list! If you’re interested in hearing more and seeing what’s on our holiday bucket list this year, then read on!
Alright lovelies, you know the drill!
Up next…this month’s favorite Amazon purchases…
Blog content has been churning out like none other these past few weeks, amiright? Can I get a woo-hoo for that!? 🙂 Not only has this holiday season already been a whirlwind, but it’s been the best holiday season yet. Spending this time in our new home, decorating, eating good food, hosting events with family…there’s truly nothing more special.
I’ve also loved getting to know all of you more through the content I share. It makes me happy to divulge all of my favorite tips and tricks, especially when it’s during a hectic, busy season like right now. I know that I need all the help that I can get as a toddler mama, basset hound mama, wife, domestic engineer, etc. etc. etc. and I appreciate when other ladies/mamas share their favorites or what’s working best for them. It’s an easy way to continue to lift one another up and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! As always, let me know if there’s ever any additional questions you may have or certain topics you’d like to hear more from me on. My email is always open!
With that said…let’s get on to another one of my favorite topics…noodles.
Can you actually believe it!?! It is November! Ahhh! This is not a drill, this is not a drill! 😂
I have barely started on my Christmas shopping, which I usually do sooner rather than later, and it’s stressing me out! I really love the process of Christmas shopping. I like to plan for gift giving all year long. A tip I have for gift ideas is to keep track of when your loved ones say, “ooo I really want ___.” I take note of that all year long and then feel more prepared for giving the best gifts! Where are you at on your holiday shopping?
And what about holiday decor? When will you guys be decorating for the holidays – before November 15th or after? I usually want Christmas decor up the second I take Halloween down, but this year is different. I don’t know if it’s because I’m trying to make time slow down or what, but I feel like if I put up all my Christmas decor that means it’s right around the corner and I want to enjoy November, gosh darnit! At the same time, I put Christmas decor up early because I want to enjoy it for as long as possible. It’s a conundrum for sure. haha! Maybe I will just slowly decorate this year. We shall see!
With all that said, I love doing these monthly Amazon favorites blog posts as it would be a great reference for anyone looking for great, unique gifts. I also plan on completing a gift guide (stocking stuffers included) to come out mid-November so stay tuned!
Now…let’s get into the favorite Amazon purchases for this month! Adios, October. You were pretty amazing.
Happy October 1st! 🎃
I seriously can NOT believe September is over! 😱 Am I the only one who felt like it went by in the blink of an eye? Although now that October is here, we can be in full holiday swing right?
I enjoyed last months Amazon Faves post so I am happy to continue the series this month! I didn’t have as many favorites this time around compared to last month but the ones I am going to share are SO GOOD! I also have an Amazon wishlist that I’m excited about so hoping to purchase, receive and share some lovely stuff with you all in the next few months!
Let’s get into it, shall we!
At the inspiration of one of my favorite social media mamas, Hayley Paige, I want to start a new blog series where I share my monthly Amazon faves! And based on the poll I added to my IG story last week, you all are excited to hear more!
Amazon has quickly become one of my husband & I’s favorite places to shop. I particularly love that it sells a huge variety of items at competitive prices. With FREE 2-day shipping (sometimes 1-day) using Amazon Prime, it can’t be beat! The list I plan to share with you every month will be what I have purchased for that month and consider favorites. I warn: the list is random. 😂
Can you believe Valentine’s Day is almost here?! Is it just me, or does Christmas still feel like it’s around the corner. I was walking through my local JC Penney’s the other day and there was a blow up Santa in their appliances section with a sign that said “85 days until Christmas”. That means we get to do Halloween, Thanksgiving, AND Christmas all over again, right! 😂 At least I’m not the only one having a hard time letting go.
Thankfully my love for holidays is being fed by the upcoming Valentine’s Day. This will be our daughter’s first and I can’t wait to get her a cute gift! As far as my husband, I sometimes feel like I am major lacking in the unique gift ideas department. Especially since his birthday is only a couple weeks before and Valentine’s is also our anniversary! We will have started dating 10 years ago this Valentine’s so I want to make it extra special. Are you also lacking in gift ideas? Never fear! I’ve came across a couple great products and gift ideas that hopefully you’ll love and will make your Valentine’s easier!
Hi hi everyone!
I received such a great response to my last “is it worth it?” post that I was thinking of making this a new blog series! Let me know what you think down in the comments & share what you’re interested in seeing whether or not it’s worth it next!
Today I wanted to give you the scoop on the popular, yet some may consider pricey, DockATot! We were gifted the DockATot deluxe from a family member at our baby shower. Our daughter slept in it from the first night home from the hospital until she grew out if it. We were just recently sent the next size up, the grand, from DockATot. Thank you, DockATot for collaborating with me on this blog post!
This post has been long awaited. I remember a few months back I posted one of my very first blog posts and included the Owlet Smart Sock 2 in my 0-3 Month MUST HAVES. (Read that post here) I immediately received questions about the Owlet in particular. People wanted to know what my experience had been with it. I knew I had to write this post so that other mamas could know all of the details! I’m so excited to be collaborating with Owlet on this blog post to bring you my honest experience and opinion!