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spring is coming

With the official switch of seasons approaching, I wanted to give you a quick tutorial on how to create this simple spring wreath. I usually create wreaths for the different seasons, so this wreath has been up since the beginning of March and will probably stay up until fall 🙂 The materials for this wreathContinue reading “spring is coming”

how to say “no” in 2021

I’m not going to talk about 2020 anymore, we’re over it, it’s gone. bye. but 2021.. that’s a different story. she is full of hope, anticipation, wonder, possibility and fingers crossed: travel, hugging friends, coffee shops, etc. in my last post with 21 things to aim for in 2021, I spoke about wanting to haveContinue reading “how to say “no” in 2021″

2021- Ready or not, here we come!

2020: it’s been a year. for most, the prospect of 2021 looming just a week away feels almost like a second Christmas. while we’re not naïve that just because the calendar changes, all the woes from 2020 will disappear, but it sure will feel nice to turn the page and close the book on 2020.Continue reading “2021- Ready or not, here we come!”

how to take care of ‘you’ during the holiday season

The holidays are usually about giving: gift giving to others, donating to charities, sending cards to everyone and their grandmother, giving your time and attention to those in need or your family while you’re visiting. However, I find that these are the times that require more self care and mindfulness for how “I” am doing.Continue reading “how to take care of ‘you’ during the holiday season”

thank you. merci. gracias.

a very short and sweet post today to say THANK YOU for following us both along on this blogging adventure! we started this blog as an experimental way to forge our path in the blogging/social media world. it was also a way for us to connect during this global pandemic, being several states apart andContinue reading “thank you. merci. gracias.”

thoughts on the holidays and minimalism

The idea for this post started with me thinking I would share some of my tips for not over-spending or being to ‘consumery’ at the holidays. As I began preparing to write it, I had a lot of other thoughts and feelings– so I’m asking you to go with me on this little journey.

reclaiming holiday cheer: let’s do this!

lets take a deep, collective breath together and own this truth: we are ALL tired and feeling stressed-out. the holiday’s are a stressful time of year during typical times, but with Covid numbers raging out of control right now, we’ve all had enough. we’ve all lost so much this year: some of us loved ones,Continue reading “reclaiming holiday cheer: let’s do this!”

a blog post about gift wrapping. (you love me)

yes, you read that title correctly: this whole post is about wrapping gifts and the joy it brings me! in fact, one Christmas, i voluntarily wrapped gifts for a friend who was a new mama and super busy and just needed this task done. i think that is probably how most people view this: aContinue reading “a blog post about gift wrapping. (you love me)”