It has been over a month since I wrote our last update, so I wanted to catch you up to speed on all that has happened in that short period of time. As always, Ryan and I are grateful for your prayers!

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Most of you already know I have a love affair with pajamas, especially during the holiday season. I just can’t seem to get enough! If you haven’t joined my madness, here are 4 PJ sets that should absolutely convince you ; )

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I created a holiday gift tracking spreadsheet and it was a total game changer this year. Not only did I finish shopping in record time, but I stayed on budget and got everyone on my list something they will love! I’m spilling on my secrets plus you can download the spreadsheet in the post!

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Thanksgiving was so much fun this year! Ryan and I decided on a new way to split the holiday between our immediate families (both local) and we also finished ALL of our Christmas shopping. Details on all of that plus 5 Things I’m Loving!

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Some of the most amazing items on my Christmas gift list this year are from small businesses.  Also, they are running some epic sales! So before you go Amazon Prime everything this holiday season, take a peek at some of my favorite small brands!

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Here’s our unvarnished, practical, and at times unsexy Black Friday shopping list. The whole list is on mega-sale, so enjoy and let us know what other boring things you’re shopping for!

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Don’t get me wrong, a competitive game of Scrabble or Settlers of Catan all have their place and time, but it’s nice to have a few group activities that are low stress and completely optional. Here are three I know you will love!

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I cannot believe Thanksgiving is this week! Don’t get me wrong, I’m excited, but also a little overwhelmed. So here’s a nice and easy 5 Things I’m Loving, including a great music playlist find, you know, in case you aren’t ready for all the holiday music just yet.

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