Tuesday, December 10, 2013

These are a few of my favorite things...

First of all, if you don't know where that title comes from...
well I don't think we can be friends anymore :(

Anyways, linking up today with a few of my favorites. 
First up is Andrea and Erika for

Today I am talking about a few of my favorite stocking stuffers that are all $10 or under!

First up is the Starbucks gift card.
Who wouldn't love to have one these fun little cards in their stocking? It has become a tradition that my husband puts one in my Christmas stocking every year :)
And it is not just for women, guys love Starbucks too!

Or how about a super soft and super cute plaid scarf?
This one is from Kohl's and is only $9.99!

And for the little guys in your life, Hot Wheels or Matchbox cars are great! X loves these and they are at most $1 a piece! You could fill a whole stocking with these bad boys!!!

What are some of your favorite things that are $10 or under?
What are some of you favorite stocking stuffers?

Next is 

with DarciNatashaAshleyJenny, and Julie!

 Last year on Christmas Eve...my little wiggle worm!

X in one of many Christmas pj's he has this year :)

And the last link up for today is 
Helene in Between
(Notice a theme with all this link ups?)

I love tradition!
Until I married Mic, I followed the exact same schedule every Christmas Eve/Christmas Day...and I loved it!
We would get dressed and go to church on Christmas Eve where we ended the service singing Silent Night by candle light. We then went over to a good friend's home to spend some time with their family before heading home to open up one gift before bed :)

Now Mic and I have started our own traditions.
We celebrate Christmas Eve and Christmas morning just the 3 of us. We open up a gift that has special pj's just for Christmas Eve, a Christmas movie and some hot chocolate to enjoy before going to bed.
Then we spend Christmas morning together opening our gifts to each other, seeing what Santa brought X, and just spending time together as our own little family :)

I must admit, it was touch giving up the old for the new.
But when I see X's little face light up on Christmas morning, I know it is completely worth it!

What are your best holiday memories?
What traditions do you follow at Christmas time?

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  1. um Starbucks gc are ALWAYS a win in my book!!!

    love those pjs so cute!!!

    starting new traditions are great, especially when you have kids

  2. Love his Christmas jammies! Thanks for linking up with us!

  3. oh i love the idea of special christmas pjs. I love the idea of spending christmas with just your family. sounds so sweet!

  4. Hey, girl! Thanks for linking up. My kiddos get new Christmas PJs every year during Thanksgiving week... the same time I put their Grinch sheets on their beds. LOVE making the season special AND comfy :)

    1. I love this link up! Thanks for hosting :) I so need some Grinch sheets! Where did you get them?

  5. There are so many good link ups today!!! I could post like 8 posts. I think I am going to have to post again with like 6 link ups in it. I am a new follower from the "Youre always a kid on christmas" link up, can't wait to follow and read more. Come check out my blog as well and see my awesome 80s/90s pictures =)

    1. I know isn't crazy! Once I hit publish I found a few more! December is a really easy month for bloggers I think :) Thanks for joining me!

  6. I've got to get that scarf from Kohls!!! Love the plaid!! Your son is so precious!!! Merry Christmas!

    1. It is perfect and super cheap! Thanks for stopping by & Merry Christmas to you as well :)

  7. I really want that scarf from Kohl's!!! There's nothing sweeter than little ones in Christmas PJ's. I still get them for my not so little ones...and myself!

    1. That is awesome! I hope Xavier will keep up the tradition of Christmas pj's with me for many years :)

  8. I do love that red plaid scarf!
    Nolan needs Christmas pajamas like X!! And maybe a stocking full of Hot Wheels, if they're only $1 :)

    1. I picked up most of his Christmas pj's either at Target or online at Carter's. They were on sale and I had a coupon :)
      I think I found some of the Hot Wheels we picked up for Xavier at Walmart for $.88 cents! Kroger had them for $.77!!! Super easy and X absolutely loves them! I am sure Nolan would too :)

  9. The Starbucks GC is the perfect stocking stuffer. You are totally right :)

    1. Even if you don't like coffee, you have to like Starbucks fraps right? :) Thanks for stopping by!

  10. Love matchbox cars for little boys! I got my son the holiday pack from Target along with a personalized car case.

    1. Personalized case? I will have to check that out! I picked up a case that holds 100 cars and it has a handle that pops out so he can wheel it around with him :) I have always been into cars, and now that I have a little boy who likes them I am having a field day with it!
      Thanks for stopping by Jodi :)