Have you ever listened to the song New Years Day by Taylor Swift? She sings one of my favorite lines, "Hold on to the memories; they will hold on to you. And I will hold on to you." These words sum up exactly how I feel about this new year ahead. I want to hold on to all of it. Hold on to it all so tightly.
I always love making my gift guide for the ladies! Let's be honest with all the shopping we do each year it is hard to not add a few things to the cart for ourselves! I was on the hunt last night to find items I think would make great gifts for all age ranges, price points, and styles! There is a little bit of everything here and lots of shoes, bags, sparkles, and accessories. My last gift guide was all about home, and this one is about spoiling the ladies on your list! Forward it to your husband, keep it for your birthday, there are 100 little hand-picked gems by me for you below!
I love decorating, I love hosting, and I love being home! If you know someone like this, welcome to the gift guide of your dreams! I often hear that I am hard to buy for which always baffles me because hello neutrals, warm cozy things, mercury, candles, gold, blush, and anything you might find in a Scandinavian country! What is so hard about that? No, trust me, they are right. I am hard to buy for because I like what I like, and I hate what I don't! I'm sure some can relate! If you have someone like me on your list. Stop. Drop. Get ready to Shop!
Second Pregnancy Talk, Mom Life, Tips for Being a Healthy + Happy Stay at Home Mama, and What I’m most Thankful for this Holiday
It's 7:30 pm, and as I currently type this, everyone is in bed. The whole house is quiet, the dishwasher is humming, lights are turned off, dogs fed, toys put away, but if you told me it was midnight, I would believe you. If you walked into our house right now, you would feel peace and calm if you walked in eight hours prior, not so much. Our days start early, and my body, my back, and my head have never felt more tired. That mom life is no joke. No book or schooling can quite prepare you for the journey that is motherhood. You feel it all. This tiny person who grew so snugly in your womb is now such a big piece of your heart you can't imagine life without them. But there are the growing pains, the messes, the learning, the teething, the constant mama's. It is one giant beautiful mess.
Oh, my goodness, the holidays are almost here! If you scrolled through Instagram in the past week, it would appear Santa is already on the way! Christmas garlands and trees, ornaments, and gift guides have already begun! How is it already this time of year? What about entertaining? Anyone else has upcoming guests spreading the cheer with you? Well, if so, there are only fifty days until Santa comes down the chimney! I live for this season. That is absolutely no secret, and I have to hold myself back from decorating earlier and earlier each year. We have guests arriving this week and the following, and then we will have a revolving door of visitors once our little man makes his debut!