Friday, December 7, 2018

10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week

Happy Friday! Today I'm linking up with Charlotte, Lindsay, and Beth for their weekly happy and grateful list link up.


1. Krispy Kreme donuts and hot chocolate

2. Evening walks to see Christmas lights

3. Quiet mornings

4. Extra sleep

5. Target

6. Finding new-to-me songs and bands (I'm loving Blood Bank by Bon Iver)

7. This firefighter who dressed up as Buddy the Elf and challenged strangers to pillow fights

8. Tyler Perry and his generosity

9. Raphael laughing in his sleep

10. My family

What made you happy this week?

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Holiday Gifts with Crayola

The holidays are upon us! I'm sure many of you have already started your holiday gift shopping. Many of you know how much I love Crayola and their products so I just had to share some really cool products that would be perfect for gifts.

Crayola Ultimate Light Board

The Ultimate Light Board is such a fun and easy to use product. You just simply draw your art directly onto the surface and then turn it on. There are LED lights that are built into the frame of the board and it makes the gel FX markers glow. You can also use the removable black panel to trace images. The light board is easy to clean...you just simply wipe it down.

My boys had so much fun using the light board and said that it is their favorite. We used the light board to write what we were thankful for on Thanksgiving. Check out the images below.




You can purchase the Crayola Ultimate Light Board here.


This color chemistry lab set is perfect for children who love science experiments and activities. It's really fun for the entire family. The set comes with an instruction booklet that has 50 science activities. There are enough Crayola supplies to do 16 of the experiments right from the box. I love that the science experiments were approved by real Crayola scientists. This is such a fun and educational gift. Adult supervision is required, but trust me you will have so much fun working on the activities. 

You can purchase the Crayola Color Chemistry Lab Set here.

Other Crayola Products to Look for:

Crayola Melter

Scribble Scrubbie Pets

Silly Scents Sticker Maker

Which Crayola product is your favorite? 

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Disclosure: I did receive these products for free in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed here are my own. As always, I only recommend products and services that I have personally used.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

December Goals

Happy Tuesday! Oh my goodness! It's December! I still can't believe how fast November came and went. This year will be over before we know it.

Since it's a new month, it's time for some new goals. Before we get to the new goals, let's recap on November. Okay, here we go...


Recap of November Goals

  • Read 1 book: I read Gmorning, Gnight! by Lin-Manuel Miranda. It was such a great book. Jonny Sun illustrated the book. I loved the little pep talks and poems. I will post a review soon.
  • Clean out the trunk of my car: This was a fail...again! It will get done this month. I really want to have the trunk of my car cleaned out before the end of the year. 
  • Continue to work in my journal: I did work in my journal, but not as much as I wanted to. I had so many little projects to work on so I tried to divide my "me time" on them as equally as possible. 
December Goals
  • Read 1 book
  • Clean out the trunk of my car
  • Continue to work in my journal
  • Try 1 new recipe

What are your goals for December?

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Photo by Kari Shea on Unsplash

Monday, December 3, 2018

TBB Asks: Holiday Edition

Happy Monday! Oh my goodness...it's finally December! Christmas is almost here and the year is almost over! Can you believe it?

Today I'm linking up with The Blended Blog for TBB Asks. TBB Asks is a monthly questionnaire link up series.


1. Candy Canes? Yes or No? 
Yes, but I don't really eat candy canes anymore. I love to put them on my Christmas tree.

2. Christmas morning early riser or sleep in? 
Early riser since I have children. When I was a kid (and even now), we celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve. Christmas Day was our recovery day. 

3. Did you shop on Black Friday? Yes or No 
We did go shopping on Black Friday this year. We had a few gifts that we wanted to make sure that we were able to get. Last year, I went to Michaels to get a new planner and a gingerbread house. Going to Michaels and Barnes and Noble has become a tradition.

4. Christmas Tree up in November? Yes or No 

When I was younger, we would put the tree up in November. For the past few years, we've put it up in December.

5. Do you get Holiday ideas from Pinterest? Yes or No 
Nope. I'm really bad at checking Pinterest. It's been a while since I checked out Pinterest.

6. Christmas Glam or Ugly Sweater? 
Definitely Christmas Glam. I tend to have a super laid back wardrobe and basically live in T-shirts, leggings (or yoga pants), and sneakers so it's nice to dress up.

7. Stocking Stuffers: Wrapped or Unwrapped?
Unwrapped. Do people actually wrap stocking stuffers?

8. Traditional or Modern Christmas Songs?
A mix of both. 

9. Fruitcake? Yes or No
I've never had a fruitcake and I don't think I will ever try one. They don't look really good.

10. Is your Christmas Shopping Finished? Yes or NO
Almost...

11. Is there Snow in December where you live?
I wish...we have gotten a tiny bit of snow before, but nothing like the snow that NYC gets. Oh how I miss living in New York City during Christmas time.

12. Classic Show: A Charlie Brown Christmas or Rudolph?
Both. They are both such great shows.

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Friday, November 30, 2018

10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week

Happy Friday! Today I'm linking up with Charlotte, Lindsay, and Beth for their weekly happy and grateful list link up.



1. Cupcakes from Smallcakes

2. Target

3. Belgian Boys Mini Stroopwafel

4. Naps

5. Visiting Santa Claus

6. Christmas songs

7. Baby Christmas pajamas

8. Making new memories

9. Crafting

10. Milkshakes

What made you happy this week?

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Currently List

Happy Thursday! It's been a while since I posted a currently list. I think I may just have to try and post a currently list once a month.



Watching: I finally watched Love, Simon. It was such a great movie. There's a lot that I want to say about this movie, but I think I'm going to share that in a separate post. I've also been slowly catching up on a lot shows. My DVR was out control and almost completely full.

Reading: I've been reading Friday Black and it is such a good book. Everyone should read it.

Listening: Lovelytheband, Bastille, and Panic! at the Disco have been at the top of my playlist. I've also been listening to Christmas songs like Michael Buble and the Puppini Sisters' Jingle Bells.

Making: I've been working in my Autumn Stories travelers notebook. It's been such a fun project and I can't wait to share it soon. I'm also working on another project and I'm really excited about it. I'm slowly getting out of my creative rut because of the second project.

Feeling: I've been extremely exhausted. There's just too much to do and so little time. Being exhausted is causing me to become stressed. I really need to learn to slow down and not take on too many tasks in one day.

Planning: So. Many. Christmas. Events. We went to see Santa and got some pictures taken. Since we got a lot of stuff done ahead of time, we can just focus on going to a lot of fun events. What are some of your favorite holiday events and activities?

Loving: It's been really cold and it makes me love warm pajamas and blankets so much more. There's nothing like some warm pajamas, blankets, and a cup of hot chocolate on a cold day.

What are you currently up to?

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Friday, November 23, 2018

10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week

Happy Friday! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Today I'm linking up with Charlotte, Lindsay, and Beth for their weekly happy and grateful list link up.



1. My family

2. Warm blankets

3. Good food

4. Black Friday Deals

5. Starbucks toasted white mocha

6. Working on a new project

7. Having a warm home

8. Leftovers

9. Fresh, hot donuts from Krispy Kreme

10. Quiet moments to myself

What made you happy this week?

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Until next time...