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Now that Christmas is over we are gearing up for the New Year and there are tons of ideas available to get us off to a great start.

While we put away all the Christmas decorations we will incorporate a few fun activities for the boys. Check out 10 Kid Friendly New Years Eve Party Ideas

Typically for New Year's Eve we like to have a variety of sample foods, that way we can mingle and dance and let the night go by without having to be a slave to the oven. Check out these 10 Healthy Eats for yummy snack ideas.

My little guys love a little something special to sip on around the holidays, so I plan on making these cute Shirley Temples for them. I know they will enjoy the cherries as much as I do.

I will also be incorporating 31 Days of 15 Minute Organizing once the New Year rolls around. It's time to get it together and now that I've donated a ton of stuff we can now get organized! I will be referring to the 31 Days of 15 Organizing Post every single day! By the time February comes around I will have turned over a new leaf!

Hope you all have a fun and festive New Year's Eve! No better way to celebrate the upcoming year then to be with your loved ones. Be safe and watch those waist lines! Guess we have all next year to get back on the program! ;-)

Say hello to my little friend...

I would like to introduce you all to Henry! He's our Elf on the shelf! He's been quite mischievous the past couple of days and will probably be up to no good as Christmas approaches. He's doing his best to ensure the boys are on their best behavior. We will really miss him and look forward to seeing him next year.

Check and see what he's been up to..

Life Lately

Hey there! Hope all is well.

So much has been going on in the past few months! So I have a few photos to share! Hope I don't overload you! Take a peak at what we've been up to the last few months. These photos were mostly taken in October and November. Will post what we've been up to now that we are in December and gearing up for the Holidays! Stay tuned for an update on the new addition to our family! :-)

Andrew and his cousin they are close in age and play very well together.
Aaron had an endoscopy a few weeks ago, will report back on that in a few weeks.
He's getting so big!
My handsome wedding date! :-)
I realized I never posted about Halloween! They had a great time!
Andrew's first field trip to the pumpkin patch! He loved every second of it!

Guys Gift Guide

Guys Gift Guide

Watch / Shawl / Beanie Hat / Sweater / Straight leg jeans / Plaid Shirt/ Cologne / Cup Holder

Next up, Gift Guide for the Guys! I don't know about you all but shopping for guys can be a hassle especially if they already have everything they want and need. I always tend to go with the "safe" items like clothes (you can't have enough cozy sweaters or nice socks).  I think the items above are pretty simple but unique at the same time, not to mention pretty fly :-) I love the idea of getting an outfit as a gift, it takes the fuss out of having to find something to wear for dinner!

Girls Gift Guide

Girls Gift Guide

Perfume / Pink Gift Set / Eye Shadow Palette / Lip Stick / Stemless wine glasses / Candle / Matches

'Tis the season! Now is the time to start shopping (if you haven't already) for gifts for your favorite guys and girls! 

I will be posting a few gift ideas over the next few weeks to give you a few gift inspirations if you will! Shopping can be fun but also exhausting if you end up searching forever for the perfect gift! Hopefully these quick guides will give you some ideas if you haven't found anything for loved ones.

First up, Girls!!! The items above are very random and would work well for your best friend, coworker, or relative. These could also work for neighbors, teachers, and other people in your life you would like to give a gift. 

1) Viva La Juicy Roller balls ~ Are perfect for the minimalist that loves to smell good! You can toss these in your purse, car or keep one on your nightstand. 

2) PINK Keep it Cozy Gift Set ~ This gift set would be a hit for a cozy girl that loves her beauty rest. The gift set packs spa-day essentials in a shimmery bag with body lotion, mist, socks, eye mask and other beauty faves.

3) Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow Palette ~ Who doesn't love a good eye shadow palette especially when its Bobbi Brown, this would be great for a person just starting out with makeup for even for your beauty queen gal pal.

4) MAC Lip Stick ~ Lip Stick may not be a traditional gift but if it happens to be a color or brand that you swear by then it would be the perfect gift for your close friend or someone you know that enjoys makeup/lips sticks just as much as you do! ;-)

5) Stemless Wine glasses ~ These stemless wine glasses would be a great addition to some one's kitchen. It also doesn't hurt that they are somewhat festive with the gold glitter spotted bottoms. Who wouldn't want to sip a little wine out of these?

6) Candles ~ There are so many different candles and scents that you can't go wrong with gifting someone a candle, its a lot easier if you know what types of scents they like but if not you can't go wrong with a festive holiday candle or lavender (its perfect for baths and bedtime)!

7) Matches ~ The holiday season is probably the most common time for someone to gift a candle, which is fine. I love candles, so the more the merrier. I however think that if you plan to gift a candle then also gift some cute matches to go along so that the gift is complete. There are some people, believe it or not that don't carry around lighters. 

Birthday Boy

I still cannot believe my little baby boy is 3 years old. He has so much character and a ton of energy! He is our little fireball. Sweet and stubborn at times but always happy and smiling! You can see below he has quiet the personality even at the age of 3! Andrew loves to play! Whether it's make believe, dressing up or building castles with his jumbo legos. He has quiet the imagination. He also loves to sing! I would say that half of the conversations we have are through songs, I attribute that to his one of his favorite shows ~ Daniel the Tiger, they sing at least 5 songs per episode!  

I want to wish my little guy a Happy Birthday! I hope this year is far better than the last and that it is filled with lots of love and joy! *His birthday was last month so this post is overdue but it's the thought that counts, right? 

  Happy Birthday Andrew!