First Snow

The first snow fall is always so pretty! I never complain about snow in December or January I love it. I love living in an area where the seasons change. My least favourite season is spring because it is usually still snowing or raining and by then I’m ready for sunny warm days. I was very excited to see the snowflakes falling on Saturday evening. I was at work so I had to drive home in it and the roads were terrible. I also was completely unprepared even though I knew it was calling for it. I did not have a scraper in my car and I didn’t even bring a hat or mitts. So at 11pm I was taking snow off my car with my bare hands. The kids were ecstatic when they woke up Sunday morning. They both went out to play in it and we were almost late for church because they were having so much fun(Jordan included) that they didn’t want to come in and get ready. Read More

That’s a Wrap

We’ve been busy buying gifts and now it is time to wrap them all! I often leave this task to Jordan a day or two before Christmas. I buy the presents he wraps. My man is an excellent wrapper! This year though he is working all the days leading up to Christmas and I just wanted it done! Especially the gifts for the kids. So I have been spending my evenings with wrapping paper. Read More

Happier at Home: Parenthood

As you know this year I am working on this book “Happier at Home” by Gretchen Rubin. I have been doing a chapter/month and November’s Chapter 3 is on “Parenthood”! Being a Mom of two this was a great chapter for me to read. Obviously I want children to be happy and grow up in a happy home. Who doesn’t want that? When my kids are happy I am happy and vice versa. Read More

5 Things that make me Happy

Happy Friday!!! Who is going out shopping for all the deals today? I just got off from working a night shift but managed to stop by Old Navy for some $1 cozy socks. Other than that I am sleeping the rest of the morning so no crazy shopping happening here. I love being around the bustle though it is fun! It was a great week and Miss Charlie has today off so we are enjoying a long weekend with her. Here are some things making me happy lately: Read More

Chill Out

November is the busiest month of the year around here. My goal each year to have ALL the Christmas shopping done by December 1st so in November I am doing the scramble that a lot of you save until December. Trust me it is just as painful but I just like to get it done and over with so I can enjoy the holidays. It has been a busy week of decorating for me. I have been decorating my own home, our church, and also prepping for an event next week. I have also been working each evening for a few hours. So today I decided I needed to “chill out!” Read More

Holiday Prep

What a wonderful holiday filled weekend! We even got to see the Big Elf himself! November is always the busiest month of the year in our house. Busy in a good way though. We do all of our Christmas prep, shopping and decor in November. I try to be completely finished everything for December first that way I can sit back, relax, and enjoy holidays while also saying yes to all the festivities that come our way. I love being among the bustling crowds in December however I do not like to be IN them racing for that last gift. Read More