Ready or not, here come the holidays!
I’ve always gotten a kick out of gift giving, which is why creating monthly gift guides this year has been so enjoyable. I hope you’ve found them helpful too in loving on or uplifting those you care about. A well-thought out gift can speak incredible volumes about how you see them and their specific interests and/or needs.
A couple years ago I watched as my mom attempted to be “done by December 1” with her Christmas shopping, and I saw how much more she enjoyed the month of December with all of her shopping completed. Last year I sought out to do the same, and wow – the month of December felt much lighter and so much more fun! I have my budgeting spreadsheet all ready to keep track of holiday spending, and now I’m ready to go to town (online) shopping ’til I drop!
For the next two weeks (starting Tuesday) I’ll have a new gift guide for you each afternoon in addition to regular morning blog posts. Here’s a look at what you can expect. I’ll be updating this post with links as each guide is posted!
2017 Holiday Gift Guides
Tuesday, November 7th: For moms and mothers-in-law
Wednesday, November 8th: For dads, fathers-in-law, and brothers
Thursday, November 9th: For grandparents from children
Friday, November 10th: For a baby’s first Christmas
Monday, November 13th: For toddlers and preschoolers
Tuesday, November 14th: For sisters, sisters-in-law, and the ones you love like sisters
Wednesday, November 15th: For deployed service members
Thursday, November 16th: For an expecting mom
Friday, November 17th: For elementary-aged children
Monday, November 20th: For preteens and teens
Tuesday, November 21st: For the family who likes to play games
Wednesday, November 22nd: For a Christmas morning backyard surprise
If you’re planning to knock out a chunk of your shopping this month, be sure to check in each afternoon to see what’s being shared. 🙂
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Hi! I’m Erica, and I absolutely adore sharing my life on this website with you! I come here almost daily to blab about all of the things related to being a regular wife and mother in today’s ever-evolving society. I share about our new home, what’s on our kitchen table, what we’re hanging in our closets, where we’re traveling to next, my crazy 5 a.m. work outs, how I make time for girlfriends, our faith, and much more. We always have a lot of balls in the air and somewhat thrive on the chaos. I believe in the power of story-telling as a form of inspiration and entertainment, so I’m here to do both! I was born and raised in north Alabama and recently re-planted roots here again after my husband transitioned out of the Army (he is now in the Reserve and it’s going so well!) I’m a super proud mom to three little girls (ages 7, 4, and 1) who seem to be the stars of the show around here (for good reason – they’re pretty great!) I’m so glad you found me and are here reading! I hope we can get to know each other here on the blog as well as Facebook and/or Instagram. xoxo