Holiday gift guide

Holiday gift guide

Hello friends! How are you all doing?! I’m over here just trying to wrap around how fast this year has gone. It’s crazy! We are trying to fit in a few more Christmas activities. We are all Disneyland out! Will resume after the holidays. On top of that I need to get my Christmas shopping done! Who else does?! Well your in luck I have a gift guide to make it easier for those not so easy family members!
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Of course I’ll start with my girls! I mean I can relate. So the older I get the less I want. I also like things I need or can put more use to it. One of the items I love getting because I hardly buy it for myself are pajamas. But cute ones! And a light weight robe! These from mason grey LA are so cute and on trend. A Roomba is something every busy mom needs! You know I couldn’t be without my nespresso machine and every coffee enthusiast needs one! A cute teddy coat is a must! And some cute comfy sneakers for the mom on the go! Fuzzy socks are always needed and a silk pillow case is a dream! A perfect gloss will make a great stocking stuffer and a faux fur jacket will spice up any outfit. Happy shopping!
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For the men or young adults in our lives! Easy to just be simple! Every guy needs a coat, for dressy looks, casual looks and just the everyday dude! And the hubby was excited for some slippers so these are great. I think a great cologne is a good one too! I know some are tech guys so of course any new tech toy out will go over pretty well!
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The kiddos! Ok so I love a toy that will be played with more than once! And I like educational toys. I know so many are against iPads but let’s get real it’s the sign of the times! Even schools use them for learning. I think moderation is key! I still need to work on that with breaker! But I love that he’s learned so much! And I love the Osmo selections! Here are a few I think are great.

Well I said I’d keep it short and simple! So there it is! Happy shopping. Till next post.

XO Lisa

How to deal with Holiday rush

How to deal with Holiday rush

Hello Ladies! Ok so I’ve been feeling very uninspired. I feel like the end of the year gets hard to keep up with the Blog, Instagram and my most important my family. So I always get extremely stressed out. I’ve been trying not to get overwhelmed, But it’s hard. I want to continue to bring great content to my blog, because it makes me happy. But I’ve hit a wall and I know once the holidays pass I will be refreshed.

 

So with that in mind I wanted to share a few things I like to do to avoid that Holiday rush and stress.

I’m all about writing list. I write down everything. Of course my gift list, grocery list and what food I’ll be making. List help me so much. I love to see it written and there’s nothing like crossing it off! That feeling never gets old! I know we all have different traditions but I think we can all relate to the shopping and the never-ending wrapping! For years I shop and leave it in bags. This year no way. I’m always leaving wrapping to the last-minute and I end up hating it. So this year I am totally wrapping as soon as I purchase. Because you end up wrapping about 50 things Christmas Eve, LOL!

Shopping! Ok we all love that, NOT! I mean for myself but it’s hard to shop for others. My kids are usually easy for me, But I have nieces, nephews, Etc. Mostly all teenagers or young adults. This year I decided to be easy on myself and my wallet! I haven’t decided what, but I’m going to be giving very easy gifts but with meaning to them. I’m always stressing out and trying to be extra. This year no way! And I’ve come to the conclusion that gift cards are not a sign of not caring or putting more effort, I love gift cards and I’m sure so will they.

Malls! I avoid them as much as I can around this time, They make me dizzy! I’m an online shopper and I like the more outdoors shopping. Like the Grove or The Americana and Old town Pasadena. I usually do most online and the rest I will wake up super early and get it done before the crowds. And I leave my kids at home!

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The most important is just be there in the moment. We are all so busy and rushed that we let the holidays pass right by us and we don’t enjoy the moment. So this year I promised myself to be there in the moment. I remember Christmas as a kid and having no worries. I want that no worry Christmas so I can be there physically and mentally  with my kids and hubby!

I have a very fun giveaway that I hope you all enter, I will be announcing the rules and the very special collaboration with this giveaway on Sunday Nov 18 on Instagram. It’s in honor of Breaker’s 5th birthday. I will have a special blog post next week on his party!

Hope this was helpful and happy shopping! Till next post.

XO  Lisa