holiday gift guide: stocking stuffers.

Is it just me or are stocking stuffers some of the most fun things to give?  I swear, wrapping up the little gifts and stuffing them in the stockings has to be one of my favorite parts of the whole Christmas experience… Can you tell I’m really in the Christmas spirit now??  I’ve rounded up my favorite stocking stuffers for her and him below.  (These also make great “friend” gifts.;-)

hers: tartan scarf. jewelry dish. perfume. lipstick set. pom beanie. nail polish. planner. tassle earrings

his: socks. gloves. shaving kit. sunglasses. tie. swiss army knife.


christmas outfit inspiration: mixing plaids.

Pants. Sweater. Similar scarf. bag. similar earrings. (also similar here.) similar shoes.

I don’t know if it’s all the house projects and work/family obligations, but I’ve let my stress get the better of me the last few weeks, and I haven’t really been in the “Christmas spirit.”   Last night we had family home evening (you can read about it here) and Craig played some beautiful Christmas videos for us.  It’s amazing what music can do for you.  It shifted my whole paradigm, reminded me what this season is all about and suddenly I’m in the Christmas spirit.

If you need a Christmas spirit boost too, the videos we watched are here and here.

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what i love about monday, and the best green monday deals.

Oversized Turtleneck Sweater. Jeans. Booties. Bag. Sunglasses. Watch: Mon Amie (c/o).

You know how everyone is always saying that they hate Monday?  Well, I don’t.  I love it.  It wasn’t always like this for me, though, and today I’m going to share why.

A few years ago I was talking to my older sister about life and she told me she loves Mondays.  She’s a school teacher and on the weekend life was loose and unstructured, but come Monday morning everything jumped back into the routine and she felt productive and ready to slay the week.  Monday was her power day.  I thought about that conversation for like 5 days straight after that.  I’d been dragging myself through Mondays for years, they gave me anxiety Sunday night and made me miserable until Wednesday.

But after I talked to her, my paradigm shifted and I started thinking about Monday in a whole different way like it was this new chance for a fresh start, a reset.  I decided to make Monday my power day too.  And it’s been that way ever since.

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overall friday.

overalls. striped shirt. jacket. red shoes. similar red bag.

If you were a teenager in the 90’s like me then you probably feel similar about the come-back overalls have made over the last few years.  When I was in high school my friends and I actually had “overall Friday,” which is exactly what it sounds like, on Friday we all wore overalls.  Why we decided to match each other in pants suspended with buckles at the end of every week, I have no idea.  But I just remember it sounded like a good one, at the time.  I know, guys.  I know…

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