Small Business Christmas Ideas

by Bobbi from nhershoes on November 26, 2014 · 3 comments

in Christmas,Refresh Attire,Shopping,Thanksgiving

Can you believe that tomorrow is THANKSGIVING?! This may have been the fastest year yet! RJ is almost 15 months (crazy right?) and we are getting excited to celebrate the Holiday season with a little shaker and a mover! She isn’t walking by her self yet, but she is almost there!!! My goal this season is to truly soak up the season with friends and family. I don’t want to worry about all the things I feel like I should be doing, but instead just celebrate the birth of our savior as well as the wonderful blessings the season brings.

I have been thinking a lot about what gifts that I want to give this year to friends and family. Yes, I am the girl who is crazy and loves going Black Friday shopping (I KNOW NUTZO). This year I can’ t wait to blast my Christmas music in my car, wear my cozies, drink my first peppermint mocha, enjoy taking my TIME through different stores and not worry about the rush!

Aside from maybe grabbing a few things on Black Friday in stores, I plan to get most of my gifts this year from small businesses on Saturday! Here are just a few of my favorites:


1. Naptime Diaries Prints

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2. Refresh Attire (I had to give us a plug) Open tomorrow-MONDAY December 1st!

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3. Reverent Creations: The cutest necklaces with TRUTH!

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4. MegNCreations: These cute coffee cozies! Megan has all kinds of designs and colors!

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5.  She Does Justice: A stylish way to give back!

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6. Amy Cornwell Jewelry

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7. Oh Sweet JOY! 

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8. Lemons and Lace

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9. Olirose Collection

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10. Ollie and Bear

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Question: What are you favorite small businesses? 



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Temecula Half Marathon 2014 Recap

by Bobbi from nhershoes on November 25, 2014 · 2 comments

in Races,Reviews


I cant’t believe it’s been over three weeks since I ran the Temecula Half Marathon! Once again it was one of the most challenging and rewarding half marathons I have ever done. This time the weather was absolutely perfect, overcast and 65 the entire time. Last time it was a bit warmer and the sun was beating right on us.

I only trained for about 6 weeks, 2 runs a week for this race, knowing that I was just going to go out and have a lot of fun. Run without my Garmin or any watch for that matter. My goal was to finish with a smile and I sure did and with a wine glass in my hand.

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The best thing about this race was at the finish, we got tasting tickets (sold separately) now red wine didn’t seem so appealing, but a glass of almond champaign from Wilson Creek hit the spot!


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For all the details on what the course was like, you can read my post from last year.

The only bummer with this race was the shuttle into the starting line and at the finish. I know this was the first year that they did the shuttling so there are just a few kinks to work out for sure. When we finally made it back to our cars we went to Starbucks so that I could get changed and cleaned up for Hubby and I to enjoy lunch at our favorite winery (Ponte) and a few wine tastings at South Coast Winery as well.

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Yep, I ate pizza (post fuel of champs) ! Ponte has one of the best winery restaurants EVER! Can you believe this was our first DAY DATE since RJ was born?!


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We had a great day together, but from waking up so early from the drive we ended the fun early and picked up baby girl. I can’t wait to do this race again next year as it is always an event I look forward to!



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Southern Living

November 19, 2014

Hi Friends! I promise I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth! This past weekend I hosted our second Refresh Summit and I have a full post on that as well as all kinds of other fun stuff to share and encourage with you all. It was an amazing time of reflection and grace. […]

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Virtual Coffee Date (in Tennessee)

November 13, 2014

Morning friends! Sorry for being a little MIA! It has been quite the fall season. In the past three weeks I have done two half marathons, a century bike ride, traveled to Orlando, Oceanside, and now I am in Tennessee! So needless to say life has been a lot of fun and full of adventure! […]

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