Ultimate Gift Guide

Usually I tend to break up my gift guides into separate posts, but I thought maybe it would be easier for everyone if I included all the categories into one and just sort of left out the descriptions. Hopefully it helps give you some ideas if you’re stumped and desperately trying to finish your shopping.

Christmas Doesn’t Have to End on December 25th

I have really been struggling this year with feeling like the season is going too fast. It always does every year, but this year is worse than usual, and that’s even with me starting to listen to Christmas music and watch Christmas movies on November 1st. So, what’s a girl to do? Keep it Christmas…

My Christmas Wish List

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…

Mindful Shopping Over the Holidays

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,…

10 Things to Remember This Coming Holiday Season

If you don’t like Christmas music, don’t listen to it. No one is forcing you to (unless you work somewhere that it’s played all the time). If someone is enjoying it, though, don’t shit on their party. Let people enjoy things. If someone wants to watch Christmas movies or decorate or have Christmas in their…