It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas 

Hi friends! I hope you’ve been staying warm this week! The colder temperatures, decorated trees on 360 (a tradition if you don’t live in Austin), houses decked out with lights that would make the Griswold’s proud, and Christmas cards arriving in the mail have really filled me with holiday cheer. 

Recently I was asked to write about Christmas cards. I love receiving cards from friends and family in the mail. It’s so nice to see and hear from loved ones through snail mail. I love seeing pictures on social media but receiving a card in the mail is so much more personal and who doesn’t like receiving a mailbox full of cards rather than bills! I am also a believer in the tradition of handwritten thank you cards! My great-grandma who just recently passed away at 105 years old used to say that I was the only grandchild that wrote her thank you cards and that it was nice to receive rather than just a cleared check. That being said, I need to get my Christmas cards mailed and get back to writing thank you cards. 

If you are looking for gifts or stocking stuffers for friends, daughters, sisters, and moms in your life, here are a few that I love:

BP. Stone Stud Earrings $10

David Yurman Dupe Bracelet $12

1. My year round all time favorite Mahogany Teakwood Candle. I also have the car Scentportable and the wallflowers plug-in! The scent sells out often, so if you find it, stock up! 

2. My friend Lindsay always gives the perfect gifts and this week she surprised me with Pink Chiffon Ultra Shea Body Cream. It’s scent is light and it is super moisturizing. Bath & Body Works is currently having a Buy 3 get 3 Free or Buy 2 get 1 Free! Guess where I’ll be heading this weekend!

3.  I noticed these Custom Philippians 4:13 Socks Custom Nike Elite Socks by ShopElevateGear on my daughter’s Pinterest account. It’s my secret to finding gifts & stocking stuffers for her! She doesn’t read my blog so I know my secret is safe with you. They have multiple styles and Verses. 

I love this Bible Verse & it comes as a download printable! Just print and frame or have it printed on a photo canvas and it makes a great gift! All are on Etsy, links from left, clockwise: Quotable Stuff $5, Dream Design Group $2.50, Signs of Faith Creation $6,  Anisa Printables $4

Wishing you happiness this holiday season!

Keeping it Short & Sweet,


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