Weekend Wrap-Up: Tis the Season

Happy Monday Friends!

What an amazing past week we had around here! It truly is the most wonderful time of the year. With all the hustle and bustle I am finding time to be still and focus on what the true meaning of the season is! Thanks to She Reads Truth Study, I’m focusing on the Advent!


In case you don’t know what She Reads Truth is all about, you can download the YouVersion App on your iPhone and search for the She Reads Truth Plan and look up Advent or you can do it online at http://shereadstruth.com. I have done several of their plans and loved each one of them! #SheReadsTruth is women reading His truth together. #SheReadsTruth defined this small, growing community perfectly. You will be challenged. You will grow in His Word… I promise.

This weekend I also had a Girls-Night-In with some of my favorite ladies! This is the perfect way to kick of the Holiday season!


Because I kept talking about the Cocoritas in Maui, I made them by request! We all brought healthy appetizers and a few treats to share. Recipe for the Cocorita to come!


We made sure to come dressed in our PJ’s and watched the Holiday Inn! it’s my favorite holiday movie, lots of laughter was had!


We also did a bit of crafting and painted our nails, sparkles!

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Such a fun night! I encourage you all to have a holiday Girls-Night-In!


This weekend Hubs and I also had a quiet evening at home and I made him his favorite, pasta!


I love Tina’s idea of 24 days of togetherness, makes the Holidays more meaningful! I didn’t cut them up and put them in a box, but I am trying to be intentional with them all. I added a few of my own.

  • Drink hot cocoa
  • Write Haikus about one other
  • Make a Christmas tree ornament for one another
  • Watch a Christmas movie
  • Give each other foot massages
  • Take a drive and look at Christmas lights
  • Make a Top 10 list about our relationship
  • Go out for a cocktail
  • Have a fireside picnic
  • Bake Christmas cookies
  • Sing and dance to Christmas songs
  • Share 3 things you love about the other person
  • Drink eggnog
  • Go thrifiting together
  • Go for a nature walk
  • Go on a night time walk
  • Play Farkle
  • Wrap presents and drink wine
  • Enjoy delicious holiday beverages from Starbucks
  • Go on winter run together
  • Buy a Christmas present for Bosco
  • Take a family photo
  • Share your favorite Christmas memory

This past week we also went and saw Lincoln with friends, loved it! How could I NOT, being a History major and all.


Like my infinity scarf? My friend Britney made it and is selling them! Want one shoot me an email!


This weekend I also started my Advent jar. What is an Advent jar? A jar filled with 25 names to pray for all through December, it’s not too late to make one today!!!!


I am also keeping strong with my Holiday goals! I just need to stick to more clean eats!



Falling in love with Spin all over again!!!! I am running a lot more these days and still getting in some awesome strength training at the gym. Friends it’s all about mixing it up and not getting bored!!!! I have some awesome plans for the NEW YEAR… and guess what????


I will be doing a new years shred that you can all get on board with! It will be an awesome mix of some strength training, tabata, and H.I.T workouts!!!! You won’t want to miss it!

Yesterday I got to enjoy the season all bundled up! Don’t you love the hat? It was a present from my love last year.


I was all bundled up, because we went ice-skating from my friend Britney’s birthday!



Someone extended NO SHAVE NOVEMBER???????


I am off resting today, starting to get sick yesterday and my cough only got worse!!! Taking a sick day and praying to be 100% by tomorrow!!l More fun festivities to happen this week!!!


P.S. Stay tuned this evening for a fun Christmas Giveaway!!!!!

How are you enjoying the holidays so far?
Do you find time to be still during the hustle and bustle?