July 4th

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I hope everyone is having a safe and fun 4th of July today! I’m keeping it short to enjoy some yummy ribs and typical southern food this evening along with a local fireworks show (rain permitting).

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Self Love

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This month, many are focusing on what to give to their loved ones as a token of affection – wether you are single or in a relationship there’s always time to share the love! I’m a big purporter of self-love as well; take yourself out on date, enjoy some amazing food and pamper yourself.

Even with it sounding cliche, treating yourself and taking the time to show yourself some care is well worth it’s weight in gold. Not to mention, you’ll be amazed that others will take notice and it can honestly change your relationships with others. When you show that you care for yourself and value yourself, others will see that shining from within and their attitudes will reflect what your project.

So this Valentines,  take some time for yourself even if you have a significant other and enjoy the amazing person you are!

Here are the ways that I show myself some love:

  • Bubble bath (complete with Netflix & smelly good bubbles)
  • Painting my nails
  • Sleep in once a week
  • Exercise 4-5 times a week (even if it’s only 20 minutes!)
  • Treating myself to something sweet (I love a good piece of chocolate)
  • Watching a show that only I want to watch
  • Spending some time dreaming up business ideas and not worry about them
  • Organizing (be it my email, my craft room, social media..putting anything in order works)
  • Try a new makeup look, or take more time than normal getting ready (when my hair is looking cute, I feel so much better about myself, regardless of if I’m leaving the house or not)
  • Going to the park
  • Take a drive on a scenic route and enjoy the view
  • Actually enjoy that first cup of coffee

Hope that gives you some great ideas to get yourself started. Just for some good measure, I’ve got a cute, simple printable for you as a reminder. Use its Valentine’s decor, a phone background or anything in between:

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Until next time,

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Freebie Christmas Print

It’s the holiday season – and one of the best times of the year. I won’t lie, we’ve had our holiday decorations up since November 6th…but it always feel more magical once December rolls around.

We just love the way our home looks full of garland, glowing lights and pine scents wafting around. Our home feels so cozy and it’s so fun to get our family and friends together during this time.

I’ve always been a fan of the traditional holiday colors such as red, green and gold…but recently I saw some amazing decorations that included navy and I fell in love. Inspired by these colors, I made a quick print that is a little more modern than my own decor, but it will look so chic in a gold or white frame! You can get it here, or on my freebies page.

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Please feel free to print this and hang it up around your home, but if you share it online, link back to myself for credit.

I hope you are having a great start to your holiday and enjoy!

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Gifts for The NewlyWeds

Today’s gifts are perfect for the new couple on your shopping list. Recently  engaged, I looked for things that we would appreciate, and typically most couples could find use for.

Each link opens in a new window to the Etsy page where you can purchase the items shown.

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1.) Monogrammed Throw: Let the couple cozy up under their newly shared name! Great timing with cold winter nights ahead, and cute enough for the back of their couch.

2.) Wall Art: This piece is listed as an anniversary gift, but any decorations declaring their love for each other is always welcome in a newlywed’s home. Deck the halls!

3.) Custom Luggage Tags: Great for an upcoming honeymoon, or to help them get started on their travel dreams. This listing features leather tags that are beautifully rustic, with trendy embellishments.

4.) Custom Cutting Board: Another reason for the happy couple to start cooking together. We personally have a custom cutting board, and even though we only use it for decoration – we adore it!

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the work available from these Etsy sellers.

On tomorrow’s gift guide: Gifts for Parents & Grandparents

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Gift Giving

Tomorrow I will be starting a week-long guide to gift-giving for the holiday season.

Stay tuned for the following posts:

  • Gifts For Her
  • Gifts For Him
  • Gifts For The Newlyweds
  • Gifts For The Parents & Grandparents
  • Gifts For The Little Ones
  • Gifts For Coworkers
  • Gifts For Those That Have Everything

 

At the end of each post, don’t forget to share your own ideas on how to give the perfect gift!

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