We are having a full Santa Claus weekend with two Santa meet and greets, time with cousin, and a little kid holiday party too. Now that the Cyber Week fog has lifted, I am settling hard into Operation Christmas Spirit. Trying to make it extra special without burning myself out, but so far so good.
Here’s what’s been on my radar this week:
ONE // Blendable Liquid Blush
I bought this and finally got around to trying it out. The color I bought wasn’t perfect, but I was really into the actual product. This week I finally got to the mall to exchange it for the proper color and wow it is a GOOD liquid blush!!! I think blush color is personal (everyone has their own skin colors and undertones), but I switched to “Chilly” and it’s perfect for me.
This popped up in my Feedly at the perfect time. I’m thrilled to be welcoming a second baby into our family early next year but… I also can’t imagine what it’s actually going to be like. I’m a little anxious. I know we will, but it feels impossible that we will love a baby as much as we love Jack. How will Jack’s life change? Will I be able to be the kind of mom I want to be with two little ones? I’m looking forward to getting to enjoy all the wonders of newborn life and also feel like I’m “resetting” the clock, which feels a little intimidating. Reading through this post (and the comments!) was so reassuring.
THREE // Cookie Exchange Advice
I’ve been mapping out things I really want to do in the year 2024 (instead of traditional goals!) because I am coming to the end of 2023 feeling like I didn’t do things I know I wish I would have done. (Does that even make sense?!) Anyway, one of the things I would love to organize is a cookie exchange party! 12 months seems like a realistic amount of time to start planning, right? Ha! I loved this video of someone recapping how their cookie exchange went– what worked, what they would change, advice, etc. It definitely got my wheels turning!
FOUR // Cape Dress
Can we talk about how gorgeous this black cape dress is?! While I can’t fit into it right now (and don’t have anywhere to wear it), I am tempted to buy it to save for a special occasion down the road. It’s chic and fun and a little unexpected (but a total classic, too).
This needlepoint canvas speaks to me! What a fun design– it captures the essence of the 1990s Samantha American Girl doll (and all of her accessories) so perfectly.