Gift Guides for Everyone on your Shopping List

Gift Guides for Everyone on your Shopping List

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The holiday season has arrived and although I haven’t put our Christmas trees up yet, I’ve definitely started shopping. That being said, I wanted to create a few gift guides for everyone on your shopping list! But first, I thought I’d share a photo of our tree and mantle from last year. We have this skinny pencil tree . It has great reviews and is currently on sale for $99! I like that it doesn’t take up a lot of space, but still has a presence in the room. Upstairs, we have a huge tree and that’s the tree that Santa deposits the presents (conveniently located next to the playroom). 😉

Skinny pencil flocked Christmas tree by the fire with stocking hung from the fireplace mantle. Red plaid Christmas pillow.
Skinny Pencil Tree
Christmas decor shows fireplace with fire, greenery on mantle and stockings.
Sconces
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Why I Take Our Christmas Tree Down On Christmas Day

Why I Take Our Christmas Tree Down On Christmas Day

I love Christmas, it’s my favorite holiday. Every year I resist the urge to put up the Christmas tree sometime in November because I get so excited. I love everything about it from the music to the twinkling lights and beautifully wrapped presents. But as soon as those beautifully wrapped presents are ripped to shreds…I’m over it. Pack it up, I’m done.

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Holiday Gift Guides (For Him & Her)

Holiday Gift Guides (For Him & Her)

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Happy Holidays! I seriously love this time of year and actually love buying gifts for others. Last year I kept bragging to my family how much thought I put into all their presents and they were like, “Yea, Kate. We all did.” I kept telling them, “No seriously! How perfect is this for you!!? I am sooo good!” I then stand there like an idiot as they open their gifts because I’m so excited. My daughter gets gifts early because I can hardly wait. Ok, so maybe we all really like to think we are awesome at giving gifts, so let me just pretend here, ok? I have gathered up some of my favorite items as a gift guide for him or her.  In a few days, I will post another gift guide for toddler girls/boys. If there are specifics you guys are wanting, please let me know!

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I Won a Chili Cook Off…Kinda

I Won a Chili Cook Off…Kinda

Ok, I tied with my co-worker. He made a delicious white chicken chili and I made one with ground beef. The weather is cooling off so now is the time to start making some comfort food! So, here’s the deal with my cooking. I love to cook and consider myself pretty decent. Not like my best friend who cooks a feast for her husband that rivals a 5-star restaurant…on a random Tuesday. Sometimes I think I’m fancy too and toss in things that sound good at the moment. I never 100% follow a recipe because of this this innate desire I have to make it mine. My Dad is the same way, we do a little of this a little of that and there’s no measuring. Ever. You just eyeball it. So this should be easy to follow, right!?

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