December Favorites 2018

Hi Guys!

Today i’m sharing some of my favorite things from December 2018.

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Water & Cranberries – I’ve been adding a couple cranberries to my water lately and i’m loving it. It gives it just a slight sweet taste, which helps me drink more.

 

Perfectly Posh Lotion – This is the only lotion that doesn’t sting when i apply it to my dry cracked hands. Plus the smell of Posh Boss is amazing. (*No, I do not sell their products, just sharing what i like.*)

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Olay Face Moisturizer – My skin has been so dry because of the winter weather, that i am so glad i found this product. I just started using it so i can’t give a full review yet, but the times i have used it, i sure to feel a difference.

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Jesus Calling For Christmas – This book is very well written and the pictures are breathtakingly beautiful. I really liked how short each message was, because i was so busy last month that it was nice i could just get a minute or two here to read each message.

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Bernat Super Chunky Yarn – I’ve been working on making each of my children a blanket, and i am really loving the super chunky yarn. Right now i’m using a Sea Foam Print on a blanket for Lincoln.

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WOW Hits 2019 – I switched over to Christian music almost a year ago. We got this CD for Christmas and i really do love every song on it.

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DAVIDsTEA – We did the 24 Tea Advent Calendar and found some really yummy teas. The Candy Cane Crush was probably my favorite out of them all.

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That’s it, i hope you enjoyed hearing about some of my favorite things. I’d love to hear what some of your favorite things are right now.

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2019 Planner {Free Printable}

Hi Guys!

As promised i’m back today with my 2019 planner!! If you saw my 2019 blog planner and you liked it, but you are not a blogger, then this 2019 planner is for you…

2019 Planner

This planner has almost 100 pages!!!

It includes:

  • Monthly pages
  • Weekly pages
  • Monthly menu plan pages
  • and more!

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Once again i just printed it out on regular copy paper and then used my Fellowes Binding Machine to bind it all together.

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Now it’s ready to use! Super easy! Once again, if you don’t have a binding machine you could use a 3-ring binder, or anything else you want. It’s very customizable.

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You can download my 2019 planner HERE!!!

Happy planning!

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Happy Holidays

Hi Guys!

I kinda fell off the Blogmas wagon, but for my first time ever doing Blogmas i made it 17 days, so i’m pretty proud of myself for that. Especially since i didn’t plan to do Blogmas at all, i only decided to do it on the actual first day of Blogmas!

Hopefully i will do it again next year, and be able to make it all the way through.

I hope you all had an amazing Christmas. We were really hoping to have a white Christmas, but that didn’t happen. However, a few days after Christmas we got a good dusting of snow, so the kids were happy with that.

Right now we are really looking forward to the new year, i’m already starting to work on a list of goals for 2019. I’d love to hear what some of your goals are for the new year.

That’s all i really wanted to say, i hope you all are doing well.

Oh and If you are a blogger yourself, be sure to stop by again tomorrow, as i will have my 2019 blog planner up on my blog for free!

Until then, take care!

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Graham Cracker “Gingerbread” Houses {Blogmas Day 15}

Hi Guys!

Today i’m sharing a fun take on gingerbread houses, Graham Cracker houses…

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This is an easy project, here’s what you will need…

  • Graham Crackers
  • Vanilla Frosting
  • Assorted candies & sprinkles

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I place some frosting on the bottom of a paper plate. Then i start adding the graham crackers and frost each side of them as i add them to the house.

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I don’t worry about it looking nice and neat, because you need the frosting all over the house for the candies and sprinkles to stick to it.

And that’s it, once you have assembled the house, have the kids decorate it however they want to.

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Then enjoy eating the masterpieces!

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Gift Basket Ideas {Blogmas Day 14}

Hi Guys!

Today i’m sharing a few different gift basket ideas i have found, that i think are pretty cool! I love gift baskets, because they look so fancy, yet they are super easy to make. You could even make some gift baskets with all things from the dollar store, which makes them super affordable gifts!

So without further ado, here are some different gift basket ideas…

Hot Chocolate Gift Basket – This one, which i found on DIY Network, is super cute!

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Ice Cream Sundae – This one from, Smashed Peas and Carrots, looks really fun!

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Men’s Bath & Body Basket – Shopping for men can be kinda hard, this basket from Living La Vida Holoka, looks like it would be a great idea for any man in your life.

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Sugar Cookie Basket – This basket from, A Cherry On Top, looks super easy to make and would be a great gift for anyone!

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Family Game Night Basket – How fun is this basket?!

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and last, but not least….

Bark Buster Gift Basket for Dogs – This one you order online, but i think you could make something similar for way cheaper.

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I hope you enjoyed today’s post, and be sure to check back again tomorrow for more Blogmas!!

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Holiday Blues {Blogmas Day 13}

Hi Guys!

Today i’m talking with about holiday blues, which is something i struggle with most years.

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Most years we don’t get to spend the holidays with my parents, and without them here with us for the holidays it can make me feel down and make it feel as though it’s just another day.

I can also get so caught up in; buying all the presents, wrapping all the presents, baking all the cookies, etc… that i just start to feel burnt out.

So between not being with family and having to do all the things, i start having not much Christmas spirit.

Here is how i try to not feel so down…

  1. I keep in contact with my parents. –  Even though they won’t be here physically, i can at least call them up and hear their voices. Just laughing with my mom on the phone can take away a sad/down day for me.
  2. I don’t do it all at once. – Shopping for gifts, wrapping gifts, etc. I spread it out in chunks, so it’s not as overwhelming.
  3. I take more ‘me time’ during the holidays. – Long baths, crocheting, etc. Just spending a few extra minutes here and there doing something that makes me happy helps lift my spirits during the hustle and bustle of the holidays.
  4. I do a lot of my shopping online. – Stores stress me out even more, so doing a lot of my shopping online takes away a lot of holiday stress for me.

That’s how i handle holiday blues. I’d love to hear your tips/tricks on how to beat the holiday blues!

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My Wish List {Blogmas Day 12}

Hi Guys!

For day 12 of Blogmas, i’m sharing what’s on my wish list this Christmas. My kids and husband have been asking me over and over what i want for Christmas, and it’s always difficult for me to come up with things.

My husband and I buy what we need throughout the year, and when it comes to Christmas we usually only buy each other 1-2 things so that way we each have a least something to unwrap.

So you will see my wish list is short and i’m more of a practical gift giver, so there’s not really anything fun on my list. But i thought i would share anyways in case someone is needing some ideas.

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So without further ado here is my wish list this year…

  1. 2019 Planner – I really loved using my happy planner this year, it’s so useful!

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2.  Pens – I love these pens so much, and use them daily.

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3. Bullet Journal – I bought one last year, but would love to start fresh with a new one in 2019.

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4. Lettering and Modern Calligraphy – I really want to get better at handwriting and i think doing something like this would help and also be fun at the same time.

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5. Tea Infuser – I shared this the other day in my Quirky Gifts idea post, and i really want one. My husband and i have been drinking more tea lately, that i think this would be a  fun addition to tea time.

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That’s all on my wish list this year, i know it’s mostly boring office products, but that’s what i like.

What’s on your wish list this year?

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