Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Christmas Books ULTIMATE list!

I've been collecting Christmas books since Luke was a baby and we get them out every December and have the best time reading and enjoying them.  I love hearing the kids go, "ohhhhh! This one is my FAVORITE! No... THIS ONE is my favorite!" and reminisce about reading them year after year.  

It's one of my absolute favorite Christmas traditions and I so enjoy picking out a few new books to add to our collection each year.  Today I'm going to share ALLLL of our faves and hope that you find a new good one (or two!) to add to (or start) your collection.

Sounding Joy is my new FAVORITE!  "Does it sound like falling snow, or a kiss on your cheek? Award-winning recording artist Ellie Holcomb explores this question through a delightful collection of Christmastime scenes, leading up to the discovery that joy sounds like the angels singing that Jesus had been born."

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

North Pole Breakfast 2022

Well - the happiest morning of the year at our house has happened and it was a little EXTRA happy this year ;) Griffin asked Buddy last year if he could bring a girl elf back with him this year and I HAD to oblige since this will probably be my last year to have a kid who actually believes.  So Buddy arrived last   Friday morning and brought his little sister, Trixie!


Monday, November 28, 2022

Thanksgiving 2022

Happy Monday, friends!  Today I'm catching y'all up on some of the happenings around here including Thanksgiving!  We had a slow morning prepping a couple of desserts and green bean casserole and then headed to my parents for lunch.  They recently moved from their property in the country to a really great neighborhood MUCH closer but still "tucked away" off some country roads.  It's PERFECT and we were so excited to spend some time over there with them!

Friday, November 25, 2022

Friday Favorites

  Erika and I are so excited that lots of y'all are linking up with us every week.  Make sure that you're grabbing our graphic, linking back to us and sharing your own Friday Favorites post ;)

I feel like we have a lot to catch up on, friends!  Gift guides have been fun this week but I am ready to resume my regularly scheduled programming around here ;)

Last Friday was Grandparents and great friends day at school and I was all kinds of sentimental because G was our only elementary-aged kid this year.  The kids sang...

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Gift Guide - Younger Kiddos

EEEK! I am so excited about this post - gifts for younger kids are my absolute favorite to buy and while I don't have littles in my home anymore I definitely have some recommendations based on so many fun years of shopping for my own kids.

This mail carrier kit is DARLING and I LOVE anything that encouraged imaginative play. My kids would have eaten this set UP!

Loving Lately - Walmart Fashion

Today I'm sharing some Walmart fashion finds that I'm LOVING!  Everything ships straight from Walmart or is even available to order and pickup at your local store.  Great reviews, great price points and super fun looks - let's go!

Gift Guide - Adults

Hey, friends! Keeping the gift guides coming today with the very general category of "adults" ;) hahaha  Moms, dads, husbands, wives, sisters, friends - pretty much anyone.  The end. 

This set of chirp wheels was a purchase I rationalized a month or so ago with my "well, it costs less than a chiropractor visit" reasoning and Y'ALL!  I LOVE THEM SO MUCH!!!  I wasn't sure which size I would like but turns out I like them all.  I usually start with the second to largest one, then the second to smallest and then the largest.  I like the small one for my neck and I can honestly say that I've seen a lot of improvement in my upper back tension. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Gift Guide - Boys


Okay, y'all.  Boys are up on the agenda today and I feel like I covered all my bases when it comes to tween/teen boys.  Mason has never been big into toys (he has always played with people, not toys) and Luke has aged out so, honestly, a lot of their picks are the same.

First up - the teen boy wardrobe staple items.  White crocs...

Monday, November 21, 2022

Gift Guide - Griffin

 Happy Monday, friends!  This week I'm going to be trying to cram in as many gift guides as I can as we all get ready to (hopefully) take advantage of some deals this week!

Today I'm sharing what I'm calling "Griffin's Gift Guide".  I feel like she's at this weird kind of "in between" phase where she still plays with American Girl dolls but is also asking for hoodies ;)

First up are  these DARLING Sanrio pouches.  If I'm being honest I really just want to order the set so I can steal the Keroppi one for myself ;)  She uses pouches like this for pens, pencils, little American Girl pieces when she's going to a friends house, etc.  I have a set of these myself and the quality is GREAT!  They wipe clean and are generously sized.

Friday, November 18, 2022

Friday Favorites

  Erika and I are so excited that lots of y'all are linking up with us every week.  Make sure that you're grabbing our graphic, linking back to us and sharing your own Friday Favorites post ;)

This Little Turkey had her Thanksgiving party this week and it was her FAVORITE!  (Sweatshirt)

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Gift Guide - Favorite Things Party Ideas

Today I'm kicking off gift guides with some of my FAVORITES!  I know lots of y'all are going to favorite things party, doing gift exchanges with co-workers, looking for something under $20 for a friend, etc. and today I thought it would be fun to share some of my all-time FAVORITE under $20 gifts!  

First up are  these nylon bags... now hear me out ;)  They're CUUUUTE, incredibly sturdy and I've used mine daily since August to tote my lunch and other gear back and forth to school and they look brand new.  They're $36 for the back of three which makes them a great price point to split up and they each fold up into their own little carrying pouch.  There are TONS of patterns available but I'm partial to the smileys ;)

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Chicken and Rice Casserole

This recipe could not be simpler and while it's not lighting the world on fire with flavor if you're like me and running around like a chicken with your head cut off this week - hot and easy may trump gourmet at this point ;)

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