New Year’s Eve is just a few days away and it’s time to start prepping for another celebration. How do you celebrate New Year’s Eve? Fellow parents, do you stay up after the kids are in bed to watch the ball drop? When my kids were little we used to celebrate New Year’s at 9pm….if you’re west coast you can get away with that! Then off to bed they go! To make them feel like they are part of the big party, creating fun activities or a little craft is the perfect thing to do. Need some ideas? Here are a couple of my favorites:Read More
Are you also counting down the days to Christmas? I am so excited to have my family and friends come together and celebrate this wonderful time of year. Dinner aside, gathering around the table is such a special time during the holidays. It truly is one of my favorite things at Christmas – merry conversation and laughter with a lot of memories shared and stories told.Read More
Winter is near and it’s time for Christmas to take over. Then again, is it really? If you were following our Holiday Prep series, you may have already finished your menu, your gift shopping and your decorating. If not, don’t panic! Take a deep breath, sit down with a cup of coffee or hot tea, and begin writing a list. It is so easy to lose our routine of self-care during this season, it’s all about giving, hosting, traveling and hopefully relaxing. I am here to remind you that taking care of you is most important. Here are 5 tips and a self-care shopping guide to ensure you have the inspiration to get back to some much needed self-care.
It’s our final post from our Holiday Prep Series. So, we’ve made our lists, finalized decorations, prepped our gift wrap stations and made our gift list. Now, it’s time to get our meal planning on! Are you sticking with the family traditional meal, or setting new traditions with new dishes? Whatever it may be, it’s never too early to start prepping. Here are a few tips to get you ahead of the grocery game and leave no room for rushing when it comes down to cooking.
And so the planning continues! Tis the season for giving and today that’s exactly what we are talking about. Gift Wrapping and Guiding. Does anyone else agree that the wrapping can sometimes be the favorite part of gifting? After all, it does make the first impression. Here’s a tip and some inspiring sources to get you going-
Last week we started our holiday prep series with the all important planning and making lists. If you didn’t have a chance to check it out, you’re missing out on some good ideas get you prepped and organized for the upcoming festivities! Now it’s time to talk about that table!
Decor in any room at any time of the year adds personality and jazz, it sets the tone for the overall atmosphere of your home. Around the holidays, it truly does set the mood for festivities and entertaining. Table decor is a fun, sometimes forgotten way to turn a wonderful dinner into a spectacular dinner party. Here are 3 tips to get you started and some ideas for inspiration to create the perfect tablescape-
It’s October and the holidays are fast approaching! As a working mom I know how hard it can be to balance everyday life…and then layer on top all the “to-do” lists of the holidays! It can be overwhelming for sure! And then we find ourselves in survival mode instead of enjoying the holidays. I speak from experience for sure! So I have learned to plan and schedule out all the tasks and add them to my calendar starting in October. It’s never too early to plan and prep to take the stress out…well, July would be a bit early! Here are my top 4 tips to get organized and start planning to thrive during the holidays, not just survive.
It’s color crush time! This months’ crush is Sherwin-Williams’ 2020 Color of the Year – Naval. Yes, you read that correctly… 2020! What a bold start to a new decade with this deep blue hue, a navy like you’ve never seen before. This color is said to be all about embracing a fresh start with color –
We are back to our self-care series this month. This one is going to be short and sweet, because sometimes it really is just that easy! Here are 10 tips on how you can start taking care of yourself right now.