Omg! You haven’t started shopping for the holidays yet? OMG! Relax. Shop mindfully. Here’s a guide to moving through the holiday season blissfully.
Mindful tip 1)
First, grab a glass of Josh wine or Starbucks cappuccino. Take a look at your phone—the last 20 people you text is your list. (Children and babies (Lol) without a phone do count—add them).
Mindful tip 2)
Grab a nice silver box of cards with snowflakes, or cardinals, or a fun animal at a holiday fair or local shop and several containers of Mccreas caramels (6 of them) www.mccreascandies.com for those people you may have missed, for that last minute invite, and yourself.
Mindful tip 3)
Accept all invitations to parties! This is the season to rejoice in your family and friends. Don’t skip a party because you feel you need to go shopping.
Mindful tip 4)
Ask close family to create an “I’d love to have…” list. You can shop online for those items during November—with more Josh wine or a latte.
Mindful tip 5—and this tip is the best one)
Enjoy meandering this season. There are so many farmer’s markets and local holiday craft shows. Just go and wander. If you happen to find something you love, buy it. You think it’s awesome, so a person on your list will too. They will feel the excitement and love that inspired you.
I wouldn’t go into a show, a store, a mall and say—now, I have to get something for…because the energy is misplaced there.
You may find a beautiful dish and want to bake cookies for your best friend. You may see lovely mittens and decide to use your skills and knit some yourself for your neighbor. You may find an awesome bourbon for your husband from a one-of-a-kind seller.
Be full of anticipation for the wonders you will find. You will love the season and the experience more!
You may find you have been inspired so much that you have leftovers for next season!
Fun is defined as something that provides mirth or amusement. Ubiquitous idioms include the word fun. We had a barrel of fun at the party. He is more fun than a barrel of monkeys. It was fun while it lasted. AWHFY?!
We may think of fun as trivial; something to do after we work. However, it’s important for our survival; when we are having fun, we are happy.
Dads are an integral part of a child’s life.
Research shows that confident dads who embrace parenting have children who show fewer behavioral problems prior to the teen years.
An article in The Guardian, highlights a study that came out in 2016. “A man’s attitudes towards fatherhood soon after his child’s birth, as well as his feelings of security as a father and partner, are more important than his involvement in childcare and household chores when it came to influencing a child’s later behavior.”
I launched Simply Chickie baby and toddler clothing to make people laugh, spread the idea of world peace, and make people aware of what they put on their body.
If you can make someone laugh, that person will pay attention to you.
My most popular romper and the one that truly launched the company, Inside me I’ve got, had a sweet beginning.