I’ve been loving soaking up time with my kids instead of stressing about my to do list lately. I’m a list maker..but I’m not good at designating days for each thing to be done by. I kinda just write down the page or two of things I NEED to do..and WANT to do.. and then even though that takes away a little stress cause it’s out of my head, It also is overwhelming seeing it all on one big list! So I’ve taken my master list, and been putting “tasks” for each day of the week. If I get them done, I don’t think oh I need to do this and this…I KNOW…that I have it marked for the next day and to just relax and not stress. If I DON’T get it done… It doesn’t feel as overwhelming and I just mark it for tomorrow haha. Because some days you just have to have some wiggle room and be flexible. I’m learning to use my time better and smarter when it comes to Christmas prep.. especially the Christmas shopping part!
I have had set times to put towards getting the last things on the list!
I’ve been doing most of our Christmas shopping online this year.
Time.. and snow.. but mainly, my children, have made this approach to gift
giving a must this year! I can do it from the comfort of my home while they nap or sleep at night. I scoped out some favorites from The Lakeside Collection!
Details on my picks below!
Infinity Scarves are so cute and an easy no brainer gift to give.
especially if stripes are involved. I know a handful of friends who
would appreciate a scarf/stripes combo. ;)
MATCHING Pajamas for a little girl and her dolly!
Pretty sure my girls would shriek with joy if they saw this.
And I might not be able to get them dresses for the day.
We aren’t into the lego craze yet in our house..but I have friends who have kids who are!
This book looks fun and filled with creative ideas and inspiration!
Gel pens. ok.. blast from the past when I saw this. I remember getting a present
like this one year. LOVED it. sooo..it had to make the list. ;) Sophia is really into
drawing and spelling right now. Do you have any little artists in your life??
I showed sophia 3 items..this was the one that got the
“AHH THAT IS SO COOL” reaction.
Enough said. girl cave.
Pretzels.. chocolate.. one of my favorite combos! Had to make the list!
Dinos! Great price for the group of them! I like the variety of dinosaurs.
Ball pitt! babies love balls..and micah really loves putting them into containers.
It would be a great way to store them so they don’t get lost!
I like having options.. especially when it comes to candy! haha.
Jelly Belly collection of different flavors would be fun as a gift!
There are some crazy flavors!
I had never heard of these things until I went to visit my sister and her kids and her
boys were zooming all over the house on them. Sophia’s world was rocked. haha.
they are so fun and a good price!
Off to soak up my sweeties.
We are going to make paper snowflakes tonight.
Sophia will love it.
Sienna will love it for the first 3 minutes.
and Micah will try to eat them.