As you might know, we are celebrating Baby’s First Christmas this year – times two! The twins will be just over four months old come Christmas, which kind of threw us for a loop. They won’t be too “into” it, and they definitely won’t remember it! What should we do to celebrate Christmas with them without going overboard?
Our goal was to celebrate together as a family, to avoid wearing them out with too many events, and to not spend a boatload of money!
With those things in mind, I narrowed it down to three P’s:
Of course, living in our house everyone gets photos taken of them often. However, I’m talking about something a bit more formal. This year, we took the girls to see Santa and had some photos done that way. If you’d rather schedule a family photo shoot with a local photographer, that’s perfect, too! Choose to do something a bit more momentous to mark the season than just a selfie!
Well, folks, by the calendar, it’s SPRING!
I have a love/hate relationship with Spring, myself. I love it because everything starts going towards bright and cheerful and colorful. I hate it because I can’t stop sneezing, and normally develop some kind of sinus infection or bronchitis attack. Gotta take the good with the bad, I guess!
And one of the good things is, I can make it look like Spring INSIDE my house without sneezing a bit! Allow me to present to you…the 2016 Spring Holiday Shelf!
The centerpiece of this design is clearly the glass milk jugs in the wire basket.
We just came back from a quick getaway for Valentine’s Day, which has got me thinking of going on another trip already! You know the feeling? You get a taste of traveling and suddenly you want to go further and stay longer!
So, in lieu of that, I put together a few ideas for all of you as to how you can get the MOST out of your travels!
Because it’s important to get value for money when you’re away. You want your break to run smoothly, so that you have as many positive and memorable experiences as possible. However, many people go to their travel destination and miss out on most of the amazing things these destinations have to offer. This doesn’t have to be the case. Here are five ways you can ensure you have more fulfilling holidays.
Research Your Destination
Whether you’re travelling in your own country or going far away, it’s important to find out as much as possible about the place you will be visiting. There’s no excuse for not carrying out this research. There are countless tourist guides, books and online resource packed with information about almost every holiday location in the world. The most important details you need to find out about include information about travel, accommodation, local customs and culture, the cost of living, currency values, tourist attractions, shopping, entertainment venues and places to eat and drink. Once you do this groundwork before going on a holiday, it will be more likely that your stay will run more smoothly than not preparing for this event.
Well, it’s the day before Christmas Eve, and I think I’m pretty much all set. I won’t lie, a few things didn’t work as I wanted them to, and I probably stayed up too late a few nights trying to pull things together, but that’s the excitement of Christmas, right?!
I mean, the holiday season is always an exciting time! You get to decorate your house with sparkling lights, sort through your ornament collection, and sing along to festive music. But more than that, you get to come together with friends and family to reflect on the past year and count your blessings.
If you’re planning on hosting a holiday get together this year and don’t want to spend all day in the kitchen, there are plenty of options that will impress your guests. For example, a cheese platter.
Cheese platters are versatile, allow you to get creative, and don’t have to be kept warm. To help you craft the perfect cheese platter, my friends at FTD
created a guide
detailing cheese types and cheese tools. The guide also gives suggestions for the best accompaniments, so you can make sure to create a platter that everyone will enjoy!
Check this out…
Just under a week until Thanksgiving, my FAVORITE holiday! Are you ready?!
I’m hitting the “excited” stretch now. I’ve been looking down the barrel of “I have WAY too much to get done before Thanksgiving” for a few weeks now, but at this point, I think I’m fairly set! And I’m here to share a few helps with you so you can be fairly set, too!
My parents are in town for a week and a half, so of course, I needed to make sure my house was ready for them!
Here’s how to make sure YOU are ready for house guests, too!