it’s about that time again! πŸ™‚

for the past two years I’ve been sharing with you all what I’m putting in my man’s Christmas stocking, and so far, each year you’ve loved it (and kept it a secret- thanks for that!Β πŸ˜‰ ). it’s become a bit of a yearly tradition here on the blog, and it’s one I really look forward to!

if you’re interested in what I’ve put in his stocking in the past…
here is 2014’s stocking list
here is 2015’s stocking list

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how to make wrapping Christmas presents more fun than ever!

hello lovelies!

it’s officially that time of year.

Thanksgiving & Black Friday have come and gone, and now everyone is fully focused on CHRISTMAS. wrapping, decorating, prepping, baking… now is the time! πŸ™‚

I think you all have gotten the idea that I LOVE this time of year πŸ˜‰

well today, I put on a splendidly scratchy old Christmas vinyl, wrapped a bunch of presents, and nursed a sore & stiff back (yeah… I fell down the stairs yesterday and busted myself up pretty well.)

My super amazing hubby braved the traffic & crowds of our local “small business saturday” to go get me my meds & some chick fil a sweet tea. he’s a keeper πŸ˜‰


(loving these photos we snagged together on Thanksgiving!!)

I realize (though I have a terribly hard time believing) that there are actually people out there that don’t look forward to wrapping gifts as much as they look forward to Christmas Day itself πŸ˜‰ one of those people happens to be my husband.

thankfully, it’s ME to the rescue!!

whether you love ’em or loathe ’em here are a few ways to make your gift-wrapping days better than ever ❀

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1.) do it with someone else
everything’s better with a friend! πŸ™‚ enlist your hubby, mom, friend, or sibling to help you, and have a great time of fellowship & bonding while you get stuff done! Continue reading “how to make wrapping Christmas presents more fun than ever!”

product review: etsy’s YUMMILICIOUS infinity scarf

I am SO EXCITED to bring this product review to the blog!! πŸ˜€

the gal who runs the etsy shop, YUMMILICIOUS, is actually my cousin’s wife, and I’ve loved her artsy work for years. her shop is well-established, and she’s sold hundreds of products! πŸ™‚

she has not paid me or compensated me in any way for writing this blog post.

last year, my mama came to visit me, when J and I were living in lancaster. on her visit, she was wearing THE cutest plaid scarf. I wasn’t surprised at all when she told me she’d bought it from the YUMMILICIOUS shop, because she always sells such cute stuff there, but I was amazed at the softness of the material!!

much to my delight, YUMMILICIOUS was once again selling the green plaid scarf this year!! πŸ˜€

Continue reading “product review: etsy’s YUMMILICIOUS infinity scarf”

your perfect christmas gift guide // the INTROVERT

it’s TIME! πŸ™‚

the great untidy grace Perfect Christmas Gift Guide series has begun!!! I’ve been waiting to introduce this to you all for literally months now,Β and, oh boy, are we kicking things off with a bang!

this first gift guide is for your friend who would rather spend her time one on one in a coffee shop with you, than with your twelve-person friend group. that friend who loves nothing more than a night in with a good book. ah, yes: all hail the mystery of the introvert πŸ˜‰ (I’m one of them, y’all!)introvert gift guide

seriously, your introverted friend will LOVE one or more of this cute bunch of goodies that play to her little heart’s desires for alone-time. πŸ™‚ after all, don’t we all love it when someone knows us well enough to appeal to those little joys we have? ❀

1.) elephant pants
these crazy-cute stretchy pants are just $18 (won’t break the bank!!) and come in dozens of different colors & patterns so you can find just the right pair for your introvert! πŸ˜‰ plus, they’re perfect for lounging around with a goodΒ book… or netflix. andΒ $2 from every pair goes to helping save those majestic, yet endangered, species. grab yours here.Β  Continue reading “your perfect christmas gift guide // the INTROVERT”