• Blogmas,  Christmas

    Christmas Movies

    Christmas movies are one of my favorite ways to celebrate the holiday season! This might sound a little cynical, but I love the fact that there is always some kind of issue that occurs in a Christmas movie. This makes me feel like no matter how perfect we want our Christmas to be each year, it’s okay if there are some bumps in the road. In the end, Christmas is about the people you get to spend time with, right? When I watch Christmas movies, there are three movies that are a MUST watch each year in my family. Christmas with the Kranks </p><p> This movie is about a family…

  • Blogmas

    “Last Christmas, I…”

    Each year, I like to reflect on the past year’s Christmas and notice how things may be similar or different for the current year. Last year’s Christmas was immensely different than this year will be. I’m thankful for some of the changes, but I’m sad about a couple of differences.???? Last Christmas, we were living in Austin, TX. At that time, we had a newborn baby boy who was filling our lives with so much joy (and sleepless nights) that we didn’t even have time to celebrate Christmas. My husband and I put up a string of lights and stockings by the fireplace and that was it! We didn’t have…

  • Blogmas,  Christmas,  Gifts

    Holiday Shopping at your Fingertips

    This is my first year actively blogging during the holiday season and I am so thankful to be able to take advantage of the opportunity to partner with some small business women that I love and trust! These women have entrusted me with their business information and have fostered such great friendships to me that I hold so dear. Shop small businesses this holiday season! Kathryn Sullivan: Kat has been in my life since like middle school so she has seen me through my awkward growing phases and we developed our friendship through the many years of playing soccer together and going to the same schools. I love how she…

  • Blogmas

    Santa or No Santa?

    As a new mom, I am constantly considering things for my son as he gets older. Each month, he meets at least one new milestone so there are thoughts of what more we could do for him to keep him learning and happy. This time of the year, we are considering if we should introduce Santa to him or not. He just turned a year old so if we don’t do Santa this year, it’s not like he’s going to understand that we skipped it. But if we do decide to go with Santa, then we kind of have to stick to it for years to come, right? So… to…

  • Blogmas

    A Tragedy During the Holidays

    This is it, folks; the most wonderful time of the year! Everyone is cheerful, people become most generous this time of year, and nothing can cloud such a happy time! Except the one thing we don’t expect… the death of a loved one.???? Thanksgiving this year came and went without a hitch and the feelings of happiness washed over us as we eagerly prepared for the next part of the year; Christmas time! The days to December grew closer and so our anticipation heightened. We all began making plans for the holidays and fantasized about what we hoped for in the New Year. Then, Friday, November 30, 2018 came and…