Gift Ideas That Aren’t Just “Stuff”

Hi! Welcome back! Today I’m sharing some holiday gift ideas for the people who are so hard to shop for, or for the person who says, “I don’t want anything,” but you know that they do!   E X P E R I E N C E S . . . Research some trips, tours, excursions, etc. and gift away! Groupon has a lot of really affordable options for trips; local, nationwide, and out of the country. They also have local activities, like brewery tours or cooking classes! 101 North Brewery Tours, $20 – view here Spirit Works Distillery Tours, $21 (includes 2 shot glasses!) – purchase here Macaron Baking Class! $50 (def. on MY wishlist!! MATT – hint hint) reserve here Ghost Tour of Sonoma, $32 – spooky! Massage! $21 – relax here 5 Days in Amsterdam! $500 – buy here   F O O D . . . Who doesn’t love food?! Esp. cookies! This year, instead of gifting something to everyone in our family (we have a big one!), we’re putting together homemade cookies and DIY desserts in mason jars. These are not only practical, but fun to do, too! I bought some cookie tins at the dollar store so […]

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HOLIDAY STOCKING STUFFER GIVEAWAY!

  Hi! Welcome back!! Today I’ve got something exciting to share… I’m hosting my first giveaway on my blog and on Instagram! I woke up one day and my first thought was, “I want to do a Christmas giveaway.” And, well, here we are! All of these items are self-bought, nothing sponsored here. I’m doing this out of the kindness of my own heart, and I hope you guys love it! I loved gathering all of this stuff, and to be honest, I want to enter my own giveaway, too! Keep reading to learn how to win!   As you’ll learn about me, I’m a HUGE fan of Christmas. It’s my favorite holiday, ever. I just love the spirit of Christmas and spending time with the ones you love most. I could spend all day watching Christmas movies and listening to Christmas music, and have definitely fallen guilty to both of those things! Since the holidays have turned into a  “buy buy buy” holiday, I decided to take a step back and give back this holiday to one of you! I appreciate every one of you who reads (if there’s anyone out there?) so I wanted to show my appreciation through […]

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Four Ways to Show Gratitude this Thanksgiving

  Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Did it sneak up on everyone, or just me? I often find myself caught up in the hustle and bustle of the season and become preoccupied with gifts, hosting, and working (a lot!). This year, I’m making more of a conscious effort to be still and to remember to stop and be thankful for my health, my life, and everyone around me. The holiday seasons are getting more and more shifted into retail holidays instead of celebrating the reason for the holidays: each other. I am a huge advocate for spending time with family and just being with one another. I, myself, am guilty of getting caught up in the things that don’t matter. And before starting a family of my own, I want to get in a better habit of spending quality time with my husband, friends, and family. This year, I want to share my ideas on how to show gratitude this Thanksgiving, and to remind everyone just how important the holidays really are.   B E   T H A N K F U L . . . 1. Donate Food (or $) to a Local Food Bank The company […]

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