This week, I'm sharing just a few of my favourite things from The Shopping Channel's annual Holiday Gift Guide - it really is a one-stop, never.have.to.leave.your.house.or.get.out.of.your.pjs shop for everyone on your Christmas list.
This has been a bit of a uniform as of late. Somehow, not being able to wear jeans to work has me wanting to wear, well, nothing but. Add the coziest ever blanket scarf and it becomes the outfit you never want to take off.
Tell me, did that title make you break out into a Madonna song?
The holidays will do that to you. They'll also make even the scroogiest out there, suckers for tradition. The smell of Christmas cookies baking, decorating outdoors followed by hot chocolate + marshmallows indoors and of course, yearly Santa photos. I have so many memories of Christmas' past; the best of which are those that have been constant since I was a little girl. The anticipation of opening gifts on Christmas Eve once we got through dinner was almost too much to handle. And today? I get to see my own children suffer go through the same thing. Pure joy.
I have a secret. I have become a very reluctant frequent flier. Yes, me, the one with the terrible fear of flying. From April through December, I have been on exactly 18 flights - this includes all take offs and landings. But who is counting. If I have learned anything other than thank goodness for ativan, it's that organization is key. I have a wee system. I dress comfortably. Always carry a pashmina for warmth. Print and carry everything I need - I triple check this. #canneverbetoosafe Keep change separate so I don't need to pull out my entire wallet each time. And lastly, just breathe.