Let’s talk about downsizing today. Specifically, downsizing Christmas. When Mike and I started thinking about what we want our kids to get from Christmas – memories, family traditions, and fun activities top our list. Piles and piles of expensive, well-wrapped toys do not. I used to worry that it made me a bit ofRead the whole post >>
Yesterday was ridiculously fun. We went up to Cleveland for the Holiday CircleFest and visited The Children’s Museum, the Museum of Natural History, and the Botanical Garden. We saw ice sculptures and Santa ice skating. We saw horses plodding around Wade Park pulling carriages full of people. Everything was decorated for the season with garlandRead the whole post >>
I am told that this time period counts as “last minute” Christmas shopping. Well, with Amazon prime and online shopping, there is plenty of time left to order! And if you’re up for making gifts, you can make them up to the last minute, truly. (When I hand made all my gifts a few yearsRead the whole post >>
And three weeks until we leave for Puerto Rico! This afternoon and evening, we put up our Christmas tree. Because Christmas is in one month and I want as long as possible with this prettiness in our apartment. I refuse to apologize for putting it up before December. THE MORE CHRISTMAS THE BETTER. Bah humbug!Read the whole post >>
We woke up this morning and did a four mile race. It couldn’t have been a more beautiful day. (Gabe did a one-mile fun run (walk) with my parents.) I have a lot to be thankful for, and I’m so glad my family humored me in this whim.
Nope, I’m not talking about gifts. (Yet.) I’m talking about Christmassy stuff! I had a summer bucket list and list of fall traditions I wanted to do. Now it’s time for the holiday season! (I know, I know, Thanksgiving isn’t here! But I’m not actually doing any of this stuff yet. Just planning for it. I stillRead the whole post >>
I’ve been a bit undedicated on my pursuit of less lately. What with the pretty clothes luring me in and all. But I’ve come a long way since I first embarked on this journey 1.5 years ago by reading The Joy of Less. I have many ways I can improve and much more clutter toRead the whole post >>