The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.
Buddy the Elf
Howdy, friends! I’m back at it with my movie recommendations. Today we’re going to talk Christmas movies. Most of these will be no-brainers, but if you’re anything like me during this season then you may be just a little scatter brained. Having a list is a sure way to make sure you watch all of the best Christmas movies.
Be sure to leave some of your favorites in the comments below!
A Christmas Carol (all versions)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (all versions)
The Polar Express
Home Alone (all 3)
Christmas with the Kranks
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
The Santa Clause (I only truly love the 1st one)
Jingle All the Way
Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas
Frosty the Snowman
It’s a Wonderful Life
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
The Christmas Chronicles (New on Netflix)
The Man Who Invented Christmas
A Charlie Brown Christmas
Miracle on 34th Street
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
Santa Clause is Comin’ To Town
Daddy’s Home 2
I’ll Be Home for Christmas
I also suggest turning on The Hallmark Channel and binge watching!
Did I forget one of your favorites? Let me know below!
Soooooo… this is probably going to be more of a ramble than anything else. I’m not entirely sure what I’m going to say.
Sometimes I’ll start a sentance and I don’t even know where it’s going. I just hope I find it along the way.
Michael Scott | The Office
I have decided I am tired of feeling unhealthy, and honestly, overweight. Don’t worry, this is not going to be a negative post. I have delivered 2 babies by ceserian in under 3 years, my body has not bounced back. I’m not ashamed of it, my body grew two of the most amazing human beings I have ever met! My body rocks! However, between these 2 pregnancies I have gained over 60 pounds, this makes my body feel tired and sluggish.
And let’s be honest, it’s hard to look down and see an entirely different body than what you were used to and still feel confident in it.
So, I’m embarking on a journey to lose the baby weight, and to get in shape. I don’t want to be that person who gets winded going up a flight of stairs. And I’m tired of being that person who’s diet is mainly made up of Taco Bell.
I am beginning this journey for:
Myself: I want to feel strong, healthy, capable.
My family: I don’t want my unhealthy habits affecting the quality of my time spent with my husband and children.
My thought on writing this is that if I keep up on updates through my blog then I will better hold myself accountable.
Here’s to the better version of myself that I am setting out to find! 🙂
Anyone who knows me knows that I am OBSESSED with Friends. I’m not even exaggerating. So I have decided to round up all the episodes that you should watch on Thanksgiving. 🙂
“The One Where Chandler Hates Dogs”
Joey tells Rachel’s secret. We find out a secret about Chandler as well.
“The One With The List”
Chanlder helps Ross create a pros and cons list to decide between Rachel and Julie. Monica gets a job creating recipes with a disgusting synthetic chocolate substitute.
“The One With The Late Thanksgiving”
Monica prepares dinner for the gang, and is upset when they all show up late. Pheobe convinces Rachel to enter Emma into a beauty contest.
“The One Where the Underdog Gets Away”
Monica and Ross cook Thanksgiving dinner for themselves, but everyone else shows up.
“The One with Chandler in a Box”
Chandler reveals a mistake he made behind Joey’s back. Joey comes up with an interesting punishment.
“The One with the Rumor”
We find out about a special club in high school dedicated to Rachel.
“The One with Rachel’s Other Sister”
Rachel has a bone to pick with her self-centered sister.
“The One with the Football”
We see the competive side of the Geller siblings which results in Thanksgiving dinner not going as planned.
“The One with All the Thanksgivings”
A classic flashback episode.
“The One where Ross got High”
Chandler finds out that Monica didn’t tell her parents they were together, for good reason. Her parents thought that Chandler was a drug addict.
Friends is one of the only sitcoms that I know of that did a dedicated Thanskgiving episode every season. I hope you found this helpful if you were wanting to have something playing in the background as you prepare for Thanksgiving. 🙂
Hi, buddies! Let’s talk Thanksgiving, mkay? I’m a person of contradictions. I hate running late to anything, but I always seem to procrastinate things to the last minute. Anyone else feel me? So this year I’m starting all of my holiday planning early. This is why I’m posting these side dish recipes 3 before the big day! Let’s get prepared ahead of time! 🙂
Side note: I am not a great cook, so these recipes are not my original recipes. The links will lead to the original recipe. I hope this helps you all with your Thanksgiving game plan!
The Pioneer Woman’s Perfect Mashed Potatoes
Obviously my first suggestion is mashed potatoes. 😂 What’s Thanksgiving without this smooth and creamy dish?!
The time is upon us, my friends. The Holiday season is beginning. Now, I know what you’re thinking: “Chelsea, it’s only November 1st.” I realize this, and I also know that many of you are probably already starting to think of what gifts you are going to buy. I have found that the best way to avoid a huge chunk of stress during this time is to start your shopping early.
This list is going to be specifically for women, and these are all items that I feel are affordable for almost any budget. Coming from someone who is on a very strict budget you can trust that I know a little about what’s “affordable” and what’s not.
I have been seeing a rise in popularity of these phone cases, and I can understand why. The design is great for larger phones that can be difficult to hang on to. Instead of wrapping your hand around the entire phone, or Pop Socket, you can easily slide a finger or two into the loop. The price for these cases is very reasonable as well!
Guys, I have a confession to make. I am a blanket junkie! There’s nothing better on a chilly morning that cuddling up on the couch under a soft blanket. As it turns out Target is the place to go if you are looking for some AMAZING blankets and throws! They are super soft, cute, and affordable! Who wouldn’t love receiving one of these as a gift?!
This is a local brand to me; these pieces are made in the town over from where I live. There’s nothing I love more than supporting local/small business. Especially those run by moms busting their hineys to make a wonderful life for their children! Liz makes wonderfully cute handmade pieces! You need to go check out her work!
It’s winter. It’s chilly. No one enjoys cold toes. I may be speaking for myself, but I LOVE soft cozy slippers. There are so many different options when it comes to buying slippers. You could easily buy every woman in your family a different pair and call it a day. Look at you getting all your Christmas shopping done at once, now you have time for wine. 😉
OMG. Guys. My mother-in-law just bought me a Sherpa pullover, and I can’t get enough of it! I almost look forward to getting up in the mornings just to put this on, note the word almost. Do the women in your life a favor and get them one, they are sure to love it!
Stop what you’re doing and try to think of one woman who wouldn’t love receiving some yummy smelling bath bombs. Go on, I’ll wait. Oh, you couldn’t think of anyone? Shocking! 😉
There you have it, folks. My first ever gift guide. This one is obviously specific for women, but, I do plan to make a few more! I hope this list was helpful! Do you start your shopping this early? Let me know how you felt about this list, and as always, thank you so much for reading!!
THIS POST IS NOT SPONSERED BY ANY OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED BRANDS OR COMPANIES. 😊
Hello, lovelies. I’ve mentioned on Twitter and Instagram that for the last week or so my anxiety as peaked. I can’t really pinpoint where it’s coming from. More than likely a mixture of my still wonky post pregancy hormones and the changing seasons. Regardless of where my anxiety is stemming from, I thought this would be a good chance to talk about how to cope/deal with anxiety as a mother.
Moms, we sure think we have to be perfect all the time, don’t we? That alone creates anxiety that we like to try to shove away and pretend doesn’t exist. If you are like me you grew up in a home where feelings weren’t discussed and anxiety wasn’t a real issue, just an excuse. I sure hope you had a different growing up than that! Believe me, it has been hard trying to understand and cope with my anxiety as an adult and as a mother.
I’m not going to say that I have it figured out, because I’m not even close. I am sharing some ways that I have found have helped me before when dealing with stress and anxiety in my life.
That may sound cliche, and some may roll their eyes. But I want you to find a quiet place, sit down, close your eyes, and focus on breathing in and breathing out. There is peace to be found in intentional breathing. This is my number one way to help myself calm down and refocus.
MAKE A MENTAL LIST OF GRATITUDE
Another practice that helps me when anxiety creeps up is taking a step back and listing off the top 10 or so things in my life I am truly grateful for.
I first tried yoga about a year after my son was born. I was still carrying around the baby weight, plus a few extra pounds, and was feeling alot of anxiety and had very low self-esteem. I was DESPERATE to find something to help me feel better. The first night, after I finished, I layed on my mat and bawled. I felt so much tension and stress flow out of my body, it was basically a religious experience. I continued practicing yoga regularly for months. I have fallen off the wagon in the last year, so I honestly think if I started again I would notice a huge difference in myself.
TALK TO SOMEONE
Communicating your feelings to someone you trust is a great way to deal with your anxiety. It could be your spouse, friend, sibling, parents, coworkers, some random lady on the Internet… *cough cough* me. Reach out for help when you need it! It isn’t a sign of weakness, but quite the opposite, reaching out to talk to someone is a sign of strength and shows your willingness to feel better. If you feel like you have no one to talk to, please shoot me an email or find me on Twitter! I mean it, sister!
FIND A HOBBY
I use the word hobby, but what I’m trying to say is find something, anything, to do that makes you happy and is for YOU. It could be going for a run. Reading. Sitting on your porch with a cup of coffee. Taking a bubble bath with a glass of wine. Whatever it is, make sure it is something you are doing just for you. It’s OKAY to do things for you.
These are all ways I have found to help me cope with anxiety and stress in my life. I think an important part of feeling better is acknowledging that there is something that needs help in your life. There is no shame in having anxiety. I cannot stress enough how important self care is, especially as a mother. You cannot thoroughly take care of your family if there are pieces of you that are broken. Take care of yourself, sister.
Let me put this out here one more time: I am here for you. I believe in you. I love you.