I was in a panic when our friends asked Shane for a list of what I wanted for my birthday in October. Sure, there are always things I want, but I don’t ever remember them off the top of my head. I finally made myself stop and write out a short, budget-friendly list of things I would genuinely like to receive. I’ve modified it a little for my Christmas list, but here’s my Christmas wish list for 2018. Continue reading “My Christmas Wish List”
Here’s your friendly holiday reminder not to ask people when they’re having kids, this holiday season or ever, even if it’s family.
1. You don’t know what they have been through or are going through.
2. It’s none of your business.
I kind of feel like I didn’t really get many new things to try these past few months, so you’ll have to excuse the brevity of this post. Or, I guess you don’t really have to. You can be annoyed at it’s short length. But whether you excuse it or are annoyed by it, it’s short. Continue reading “October/November Favorites”
To my American friends celebrating Thanksgiving today, I hope you have a happy, safe, and fun holiday. If you have to work today, I wish for you that everyone you encounter is pleasant and patient, and full of holiday cheer. If you’re missing family this holiday season, as I am, I hope you have joy and peace in your heart and are surrounded by those you love, who love you. Let them take care of you and love you today, this holiday season, and forever.
To everyone else who doesn’t celebrate Thanksgiving because of it’s complicated history or because you aren’t American, I hope you the same things as mentioned above for you, and happy Thursday.
Every year I see jokes about Black Friday shopping and maxing out credit cards, but lately I’ve been noticing a trend of more mindful shopping and gift-giving.
I’ve been noticing parents requesting experiences for their children instead of things (from those insistent on buying gifts), and sticking to the: something they want, something they need, something to wear, and something to read.
I am also going to suggest, as the title of this post implies, mindful shopping this holiday season. Continue reading “Mindful Shopping Over the Holidays”