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Holiday Gift Guide!
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  1. This cute hat from Gigi Pip!

  2. Great cozy Minnetonka slippers! (I have these and love them — got them for Christmas last year!)

  3. Marshall speaker (we have this and we LOVE it! An amazing gift for a music lover)

  4. Thistle Farms Essential Oils (I am always diffusing oils in the office and home and love local Nashville company Thistle Farms)

  5. Weekender from Able (a Nashville company, too!)

  6. I am having a skateboard made for our son by these amazing brothers who run here who make them. He has been dying for a skateboard like hid dad.

  7. Set of Mosser glass hobnail tumblers (I love kitchen stuff!)

For The Kiddos:

  1. Awesome microphone that you can sing into and do karaoke! They come in tons of colors and are so much fun (for us and the kids!)

  2. Maileg doll house (my daughter got this two years ago and we keep adding to it — she adores it!)

  3. She’s getting the Maleig doll house kitchen this year!

  4. My son wants his own dictionary, so this was my pick!

  5. I always get loads of new books — these are some of the most beautiful keepsakes!

  6. Lots of drumsticks for our little guy — the wood gets so worn out from playing so he will have lots of back ups.

Plus, our kids hoodies for all little ones — have them wear good messages all winter long! Our kindness is everything sweatshirt is perfect for the adults, too. It’s great to layer and is super comfy!

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  1. Hanna Andersson PJ's — we have a tradition (like a lot families) where we open one present on Christmas Eve. That present is always Holiday PJ's. I love the ones from Hanna Andersson!

  2. Gel Pens! These are great stocking stuffers. Especially for artsy kiddos. My girls loooove these. 

  3. For the ballerinas! Firebird, by Misty Copeland. The girls actual already got this book as an early present when they met Misty Copeland a few weeks ago. But, they love this book. I think it is a great gift for anyone, and teaches to kids to persevere. 

  4. Lands End Sleeping Bag. We travel every year the day after Christmas. Giving the kids their own space when you travel makes nighttime a lot easier for everyone involved. I really like this sleeping bag from Lands End. 

  5. Razor Scooters. I know these been around for awhile, but my girls are really into these! I lfove that it’s something they can do together because each Scooter can be customized to height. 

  6. Ukelele! Me and the girls are all learning to play. I actually got one for my birthday a few years ago. Honestly, it is really hard to find the time to learn. So... I've decided if the girls have one then we can all learn together. This is such a great instrument for kids!

  7. Unicorn Bedding. We're moving into a new house in February. Ella Grace and Rose will be sharing a room and they are super excited to pick out the room color and design their bedroom. They've asked for rainbow paint and Unicorns everywhere. Not sure about the rainbow paint… but I love this bedding from Pottery Barn!

And of course, just like Jess, any of our awesome sweatshirts!

A Thanksgiving Recap

Thanksgiving is a time for family. from our families to yours, we’re sharing how we celebrated the holiday. Talk to us on Instagram and tell us about yours!


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We made dinner, and everyone helped! While the food was cooking we played outside, went on a walk, played games — just had quality time together.
After eating (yum!) and cleaning up, we had dessert. Our little lady made cupcakes.

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As we do every year, we read the notes in the jar from last year’s Thanksgiving. (I started our own little tradition — we write things we were so thankful for from the year and a few things we want to work on or hope for in the next year. Then, we put them in the jar and close till next year).

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After writing our new ones, we sealed the jar. It's such a great way to focus on thankfulness together.

Afterwards, we all got in jammies and watched Wonder. It's an absolutely amazing movie, and it’s the epitome of kindness and goodness. PERFECT for this holiday! It was amazing to spend some low-key quality time with my favorite people — that’s what it’s all about.



Our Thanksgiving weekend was crazy good. We have a family tradition of running the Hilton Head Turkey Trot 5k. I threw Rose in the jogging stroller and Ella Grace runs/walks with Brian. This is one of my favorite traditions!


My parents were in town to cheer us on crossing the finish line. Then we hosted Thanksgiving at my house. We played board games (Ella Grace is super competitive) and then it was “all hands on deck” at the shop for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. The girls set up a coloring station outside the shop... they were super proud of it.

We also host a Santa House in the Village at Wexford on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The house is so cute this year! Very thankful for my sweet family and friends and time well spent.