Christmas Gift Ideas

Christmas gift ideasI don’t know about you, but Christmas is my favorite holiday of the year. And in the past few years, I’ve found that I enjoy giving gifts more than getting them. The only problem is, half the time I can’t think of any good Christmas gift ideas!

You might remember my previous post about Zazzle…when they told me their idea of doing “Christmas in July,” I was totally on board. Why wait until December to start thinking of Christmas gift ideas, when there are great deals going on now?

I ordered this “Travel, Sleep, Repeat” wood canvas for Hudson and was SO happy with how it turned out that I decided I couldn’t wait until December to give it to him. Whoops!

And I might have went just a little bit overboard on the customizing stuff. Zazzle literally lets you customize almost anything! I made custom throw pillows for my friends getting married this year, and even a custom-designed “I’m so fancy”tank top that I was planning to give my sister, but might just keep for myself.

Seriously, check out Zazzle if you need Christmas gift ideas! And let me know what you’re planning to buy for your husband this year, because I obviously need another idea!

Thankful Thursdays

thankful thursdaysSometimes I get so caught up in the busyness of life that I forget to be thankful. So today I’m taking a moment to just sit back, breathe, and thank God for all His blessings. And I’m starting something new: Thankful Thursdays. We’ll see how long this lasts.

Here are some specific things I’m thankful for this week:

  • I’m thankful our bikes weren’t stolen.We keep them on our patio, and some awesome person decided it would be a good idea to cut and burn the wire rope in an effort to steal the bikes. How sweet. Good thing they failed, but it’s an unfortunate wake-up call that this little world of ours isn’t always as safe as I like to believe it is. Thankfully, one of the clients I do marketing for is a security company, and they gave us a security system. So now we can watch a live video feed of our bikes all day long, and catch the culprit before he tries to break into our home. And good luck to him if he does, because that alarm is L-O-U-D.
  • I’m thankful that the weekend is almost here. Last weekend, we traveled to our hometown of Lancaster for a bridal shower and graduation party, as well as the annual Tomato Festival. Yes, a festival in honor of tomatoes. If you haven’t been there, you’re missing out. It’s seriously one of my summer highlights. We had such a fun time catching up with family and friends! And, we have another great weekend planned this coming weekend. Starting with a blo-out at Blo Gaithersburg, a new blow dry bar in partnership with Gwyneth Paltrow and David Babaii. If you live in Maryland, you HAVE to go. I’ve never gotten a blo-out before, so let me know if you have any tips!

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