A holiday shindig, mimosas, and an afro

What good are the holidays without spending time with friends, eating food, being merry, and…

Toasting with mimosas?!?!

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I hosted an annual get together with some friends this year, which I named:

The Holly Jolly Shindig.

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Pinterest Inspired: Holiday Decor

It’s never too late for Christmas decor, right? OF COURSE NOT!

Especially not when it’s glittery, gold, silver, metallic, and just plain pretty!

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Just had to share before it’s really too late, you know, like it’s Valentine’s Day or something…  ooo, the wheels just started turning in my head for Valentine’s Day decor…

Read on to have a look at this year’s glitter and metallic holiday decor and SUPER FUN red solo Santa cups!

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Dealing with Christmas Chaos: Let it go!

Do you still have a long Christmas to-do list? Still have gifts to buy, wrap, or hand out? Going a little crazy because there’s too much to do and so little time?

That’s exactly how I feel.

If you are like me, you complained about Christmas decorations and music hitting the stores in October. You cried that Thanksgiving wasn’t even over yet and Christmas was already in our faces.

And then you blinked because all of a sudden you had less than a few days to prepare for the big day. Just like the year before and the year before that, you wonder, where the heck did the time go?

Well, this Christmas eve post is for you.

Just… let it go.

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What twin toddlers REALLY want for Christmas

At last. I know exactly what my twin toddler boys want for Christmas.

Ok, maybe I’m 99.5% sure. But that’s pretty sure, right?

I put myself in their shoes, er, socks with grips, and thought really, really, REALLY hard. I thought to myself, “If I were a one-year-old boy, do I really want more clothing, educational toys, and books? No way!!!

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If my babies could speak and write, here’s what they would put on their Christmas wish list:

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Panera Bread and Holiday Gift Guides (5 on Friday)

This year is almost over?! Say what?!

So that explains why I am in clean-the-house-get-organized-finish-everything-christmas-is-almost-here-keep-moving-hurry-up mode!

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So much to do, so little time. I want to send Christmas cards out already, finish decorating the tree, wrap up the gifts (pun intended), and get the house cleaned and ready for visitors!

BUT!

I am also reminding myself that so long as we have our health and each other (family and friends), we truly have all we need. In reality, the best thing I can do for myself and my family is to do less stuff(Although I really really really want to put away the Christmas décor boxes and not have to address another holiday card!!!)

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