Friday Favorites

The countdown is on – 17 days until Christmas! That either makes you very excited, or very stressed. It’s ok, it’s all going to come together and if it doesn’t, it doesn’t. 😉

A few festive Friday Favorites for you before we head into the weekend…

I’m still always looking for non-traditional Christmas music that we won’t get sick of. Try out these albums: She & Him Christmas Party and A Very She & Him Christmas featuring Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward. They have a nice indie sound but still cover some of the classics. Find their station on Pandora or Spotify if you want to take a listen. {read more}

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5 Christmas Traditions that Won’t Cost a Thing

5 easy family christmas traditions
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Holidays with your family are made much sweeter with a few family traditions. Over the years we have incorporated a few Christmas traditions that we love, and I’d like to share a few more. The best part is that these are free! In my opinion, traditions don’t need to be expensive or grand, but simple and sweet. When you think about the best memories of your childhood, they are usually the times that you were most connected to the people you care about. It’s the hygge!

Here are five of my favorite Christmas traditions for families: {read more}

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Friday Favorites

merry and bright chalkboard friday favorites

Hi friends! I am over here in the full Christmas spirit, are you? The tree is up, the lights are twinkling and everything smells of cinnamon and pine. One of these days I will have a grown up tree with some sort of theme. But for now, our tree is a mix and match of handmade ornaments clustered near the bottom. And it’s leaning slightly to the left because little hands just can’t help themselves.

I’m sharing a few of my Friday Favorites before the weekend. I hope that through the busyness of the season you can find time to slow down a bit and enjoy the company of your most favorite people. {read more}

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Amazon Cyber Monday Deals

You know I love my Amazon Prime. I also love the Amazon Cyber Monday Deals! We are keeping Christmas presents minimal this year, but I plan on doing most of my shopping this week. I want to just focus on all the fun we have planned for December, and get in more hygge with our family.

A Cyber Monday Tip

I have an extra tip to share with you this year before I get to the deals. Don’t forget to use the coupon app Ibotta! If you don’t know about Ibotta yet, check out my post here. Ibotta has a ton of cash back offers through the app. For example, if you shop on Amazon through Ibotta, you can get up to 3% back in departments like electronics, beauty, health and personal care, fashion and more. The only requirement to earn the cash back is that you need to shop thru the Ibotta app. So make sure you shop and check out through the app to get proper credit for your purchases. {read more}

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My Favorite Instant Pot Trick

Today I’m so excited to share my favorite trick for using your Instant Pot.

I’ve had too much time stuck at home lately with sick kiddos. And by sick, I mean kids are COMPLETELY faking it. Today my daughter complained of a tummy ache so I tucked her back into bed with a bowl, and in about 20 minutes she was up dancing around and asking to watch a movie. Nope. Not sick. I got duped. I guess each kid has to try to get out of school at least once, right?

The good thing about being stuck at home is that I’ve had extra time in the kitchen to do some meal prep and stock the freezer. My favorite tool in the kitchen these days is, without a doubt, my Instant Pot electric pressure cooker. {read more}

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