{On the Docket: December}

Somehow it’s already 18 days until Christmas.  18 days, people!

While I look forward to Christmas every single year, I’m still learning how to navigate this season as an adult.  Balancing the parties, family visits, gift buying/budgeting, decorating, writing Christmas cards and still remembering why we celebrate can become overwhelming and daunting for me.  Every weekend packed with events comes with a certain degree of anxiety and stress rather than pure fun and celebration.

As Pete and I have made commitments this December we’ve made decisions that will eliminate a lot of the stress and leave more room for joy.  Our general rules are these:
1.) Leave 2-3 nights/week free.
2.) Make room for quality time.
a.ka.: Don’t overbook and still date your spouse.

Hopefully these rules will also leave time for new traditions this year – reading through the Christmas story throughout the month, serving those in our community and making homemade gifts.

And now that you’ve managed to read through my yearly adulthood Christmas crisis, I welcome you to the events we are 100% joyful & pumped about this month.

{Walls Family Farm}
580589_409404055750028_729535766_nThe perfect family-friendly place to cut down your own Christmas tree!  [Post coming soon!] Continue reading

{Dallas Flea}

With the Christmas season approaching, I’ve been on the hunt for some creative and fun gifts for my friends and family.
Goals?  Avoid corny craft fairs and bad garage sales.

When I stumbled upon an ad for {Dallas Flea} a few months back but wasn’t able to attend the spring show, I knew I’d have to make it in November just in time for the holidays! I packed my ever-adorable and talented {bestie} and we headed down to South Lamar for some fun times and local products!

The morning began with a latte and a to-die-for kolache at {Opening Bell}… IMG_1429 Continue reading