Christmas Planner Printable
Christmas / Winter Holidays, Printable & Organization

Grab this Christmas Planner Printable to Organize All the Little Things Left to Do

Inevitably, around oh, now, I start feeling a little overwhelmed. I panic that I’m forgetting something. I’m probably not forgetting anything, but the panic is there. As a frequent panicker (come on, you know it should be a word), I find it reassuring if I can just jot it all down. I tweaked a template in Canva to organize the tidbits that are left to do for Christmas (like make this cheap & easy gift). It’ll keep me relaxed, and I’ll feel even better as I check things off. Grab this Christmas Planner Printable below or make your own:Continue reading

Christmas Cookie Gift
Christmas / Winter Holidays, Gift Ideas, Winter Holidays

The Absolutely Darling Under $5 Under 5 minute Christmas Gift

It’s the season of giving. Big, small, lavish, or just right, it’s the time when we all have a gift to give. I love to give this particular cheap and easy Christmas gift to neighbors and friends, and it will also work as a hostess or teacher/bus driver/office gift. The best part? It takes five minutes and can be put together for under five dollars (hello, dollar store). Of course, you can make it as nice as you want, so get on it. Check out the five minute five dollar Christmas gift:Continue reading

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Hostess, Thank You, Thanksgiving

Easy Thank You Gifts to Express Your Gratitude

I’m trying to be better about saying thanks. From the tiny instances of someone holding the door to the bigger moments in the past of thanking my mom for being such an amazing force in my life. There’s something about gratitude that forces you to be mindful, isn’t there? Then there’s the whole having an “attitude of gratitude” thing that has real merit. When you decide to really live in gratitude, everything has the potential to change. In fact, by literally writing down one little (or big) thing I’m grateful for every day, I’m able to take a step back and really ground down into my life and appreciate everything in it. This got me thinking of how to express gratitude to others in meaningful (but easy!) ways. Here are 5 quick and easy thank you gifts to express your gratitude to someone.Continue reading

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Hostess, Thanksgiving

Secure Next Year’s Invite with a Fool-Proof Thanksgiving Hostess Gift

There is no greater feat than holding a Thanksgiving (or any holiday) gathering of family at your house. And it’s even better if it’s at someone else’s house. You should definitely be up for showing major gratitude to the host. After all, between family spats, weird relatives, and the ones who just won’t leave – it’s a duty that few volunteer for. This year, bring a Thanksgiving hostess gift to show your gratitude (so that maybe they’ll continue to host and you won’t have to).Continue reading

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Favorite Grandchild Alert: 5 Fantastic Gift Ideas for Granddad

Pops. Papa. Granddaddy. No matter what you call your Granddad, you love him and want to show him by getting him the best gift ever. This is easier said than done. Like, really tough. Just like Dad, he’s easy to please and wants nothing but your time. Still, you want to get him something, right? Here are a few fantastic options when thinking of gift ideas for granddad:Continue reading


Gift Giving Etiquette: How to Handle Those Awkward Gift Giving Situations

There is so much joy in giving the perfect gift. Selecting something great, packaging it in a memorable way, then enjoying the look on their face when it’s given. I truly enjoy giving thoughtful gifts to people. Still, there are a few situations that have made me wince. Thankfully, there is also some great advice on gift giving etiquette out there to keep giving, and receiving, from becoming an awkward experience.Continue reading