Prepping Your Home For the Holidays

When I think about the holidays growing up, I remember the magic. My mom, notorious for her decorating and hosting skills, never made the holidays feel stressful, whether hosting an elegant dinner for our immediate family on Christmas Eve or 80 people for a Winter White holiday extravaganza.

As an adult, I truly appreciate my mom’s willingness to open her home – because with at-home parties means lots of prep, cleaning, and decorating. I used to stay up with my parents until every last beautiful, delicate champagne glass was hand washed and put away, and even after seeing all the work that went into my family’s plentiful parties, I was not averse to hosting. In fact, the hosting gene runs strong and true in my blood!

But I’m also kind of crazy picky when it comes to opening my home to guests. However, since I do love hosting, I’ve come up with a system to clean and prep before the party. Now that I have kids, I want to continue the traditions my parents set of opening my home to holiday parties while creating a stress-free environment for my girls.

Girls’ holiday dresses

The holiday season is here, and I’ve rounded up my favorite holiday dresses for kids, including the perfect accessories for your little one. All dresses are incredibly affordable, adorable, and can be worn well past the holidays.

I’m a huge fan of classic holiday dresses but also outfits outside of the typical red and green – beautiful blushes, pinks, champagnes, winter whites, and navies don’t scream Christmas, so you’ll get plenty of wear out of them.

You’ll find dresses in the following categories to match your taste:
– lace & tulle
– full skirt
– classy silhouette
– classic holiday
– vintage lace

And of course, I’ve included some beautiful special occasion accessories. Be sure to get use out of these affordable holiday dresses by rewearing them and adding them to your girl’s dress up collection!

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Best toys for babies and toddlers

In the last year, so much has happened – your tiny bundle of joy has turned into a curious little monkey, crawling, walking, and exploring during all waking moments. You want to get the right toys that are developmentally appropriate, that challenge the brain and motor functions and bonus if they’ll entertain multiple kids at different ages.

I rounded up the best toys for babies and toddlers, with classic and modern options to suit your taste, and the best part is that most, if not all, of these toys will be loved, appropriate, and fun for years to come.

Be sure to save this post and share with your family and friends! These are great ideas to buy for your family, birthday parties, and the holidays.

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