Friday, December 23, 2016

Four Things.

I took a mini blogging break since the holiday season has been SO beyond crazy busy. Today, Christmas Eve eve, I have all my gifts wrapped, cards sent out, home (almost) ready for guests... in exhausted. We are chilling today and baking cookies and painting ornaments for our neighbors tonight... but I have a few things on my mind that I want to share. Here we go!

1. Y'all, I love our cat. I've never really been a fan of (domestic) felines, but the fuzz ball we rescued is SO beyond chill. Well, when she's not climbing my Christmas tree or attacking the blinds...or head butting me at 3am because she wants her ears scratched. Anyway, she's fabulous. The one catch is the litter box... yuck. I clean it every morning when I get up and right before bed, and I can still smell it! I am obsessive about my home and I (like everyone else) want it to smell fresh, warm and inviting when you walk in. NOT like a cat box. The Arm & Hammer litter we are using now is the best I've tried so far. I've googled around and found a cat litter they work? Any other suggestions for keeping her box fresh? Your holy grail litter box? Let me know.

2. I drink coffee daily, at least one cup (or three). Naturally I have an obsession with coffee mugs of all kinds but there is just something special about a new Christmas mug. Maybe that's why I have purchase four so far this season and have my eye on one more I saw at target a few days ago... send help y'all. I am also seriously dreading putting them away for the year in a few days... strange? Yes. But that's me. Is there a group for the coffee mug obsessed? Maybe I can start one.

3. It's going to be a warm(ish) rainy Christmas here in Ohio this year. If you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat, you saw a few weeks ago that we got over four inches of white fluffy goodness. I LOVE taking the boys out to play in the snow, especially on Christmas. Unfortunately it seems that we won't be having a white Christmas this year. Bummer.

4. There are two kinds of people during the holiday season: the type that live for wrapping Christmas gifts, bows, and everything else in between. And there are the people who despise it, would rather pay someone else to do it, and tend to stay up til 3 am on Christmas Eve because they put it off.  I belong to the pro-gift wrap group. Beautiful shiny paper under the tree makes my heart so happy! I purchased ten different types of paper (I know) because they say variety is the spice of life. My family is just going to rip it apart and destroy it... but in the mean time it looks beautiful. It's the little things.


  1. I love all of these products. They are so simple but your connection to each is really thoughtful!

  2. I am a coffee mug lover too!! I try to make sure that each one I have is different while still going along with all the others. Hope you had a white Christmas after all! My family and I are actually headed down to OH this weekend for a family party. :-)


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