Life Updates, Great Tips, & Some Free Goodies for You

Finals week. #College

Life Update:

As I write this, five finals stand in between me and Christmas break. I've spent the better part of the last 12 hours studying for microeconomics. Let's hope all that studying will pay off! Then in three days I'll be driving home, taking my roommate with me. She's visiting Minnesota for a few days before flying home, and I'm going to take her to the Mall of America and the new Holidazzle Village in downtown Minneapolis. It's going to be so much fun!

I'd also like to give you guys a heads up on what's to come in the following weeks. It's all exciting :) First things first, I may or may not be taking a break from blogging this week, to focus on school. It depends on how early I finish studying. Secondly, over break I'll be sharing with you some new changes to the blog for 2015! I don't want to go into too much detail right now, but just keep your eyes out. I have some great things planned :)

Great Holiday Tips:

  1. Drink a lot of water
  2. Eat breakfast
  3. Get a full night's rest
  4. Go for a walk / run
  5. Make lists
  6. Give lots of compliments
  7. Count your blessings
  8. Observe and listen
  9. Be present
  10. Laugh!

Free Goodies!

If you're looking for some last minute stocking stuffer ideas, her are 75+ ideas for men, and 75+ stocking stuffer ideas for women!

Lauren of Elle & Company shared some beautiful phone backgrounds for the holidays! I especially love the first one with 1 John 5:11 on it!

Looking for some gorgeous gift tags? I love these printable ones with the clever sayings from Almost Makes Perfect and Creative Index has a bunch of great ones that come in different colors and styles.

Slip this Meet Me Under the Mistletoe note to your husband as a nice surprise!

And if you need some thank you cards for the holidays, Coco and Mingo designed some over on A Thousand Threads.

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P.S. If you need something to do over the holidays, check out Skillshare! I'm going to be doing a hand lettering class!


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