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”
Gift cards have a reputation of being a bit of an unoriginal gift. Generally they’re associated with the giver not taking time to really consider what the receiver would want, or that they waited too long to get a gift so they’re just going to the “Gift Card Mall” at the grocery store. And I get it. If someone asked you what you want, and you took the time and effort to make a concise list keeping a budget in mind, and they still just got you a generic gift card, you wonder what the point was in putting all the time and effort into it. And you don’t want to seem ungrateful, because they didn’t have to get you anything at all!
Continue reading “10 Gift Cards I’d Love to Receive”
When my sister asked me the other day for my wish list, I took a quick scroll through my Amazon wishlist (which has more or less become a list of things I want/need to buy for myself) and realized how many things I wanted were under $20, but that I just hadn’t taken the time or money to order them. Luckily, it made for an inexpensive and easy list. Continue reading “My $20 and Under Wish List”
I know I’ve been posting a lot of fitness/workout posts lately and I promise that’s not what this blog is meant to be turning into; I just have a tendency to write about what I’m interested in at the moment and my life is basically revolving around fitness and working out right now. I know that fitness is a difficult subject for some people because it brings up a lot of body issues and psychological issues (I used to be one of those people), which is why I try to keep my fitness posts as body posi as I possibly can (which is really easy when you have the perspective that I do).
With that being said, I’m going to try to make an effort to diversify my blog feed a bit more here in the coming month or two, after my next fitness post.
But without further ado (and in no particular order), let’s get into this. Continue reading “Workout Wishlist”
“Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…” You guys, it’s my favorite time of the year! I thought I would make a light-hearted post and share with you all what’s on my Christmas list and why. Before anyone has anything nasty to say, though, I don’t at all expect to get anything on Christmas except the love of my friends and family. That is required. This is the list I sent to my mom and sisters when they asked me what I wanted this year. Honestly these are all things I will be buying for myself if I don’t get any of them for Christmas, just because they’re all things on my “To Buy” list anyway. Without further ado, this is my $50 or less wishlist.
Continue reading “Christmas List”