All posts tagged: holidays

“Love the giver more than the gift.” ~ Brigham Young

Hey B.A.D girls! Just want to wish everyone a wonderful Holiday! Holiday traditions are what makes each family unique, so embrace them. I love hearing how others choose to celebrate special occasions, so feel free to share with me! Here is what I am looking forward to this year: – Time at home with my immediate family. We are very close and with my hectic schedule it feels like I barely see them. – My mom’s home cooked Christmas dinner and chilled Coquito. – Opening gifts at midnight. – Playing Just Dance 2 on the Wii all day. This is of course assuming I get it as a gift this yr! 😉 – Spending time with my boyfriends family. – Taking donations to the local shelter. I hope this holiday season treats you all well! Enjoy the time spent with family and loved ones. Throw diets out the window. Give without expecting to receive in return. Smile, laugh and always be grateful for what you DO have. CHEERS!               …

Celebrating the Holidays With the One You Love.

Let it Be (B)eautiful: Christmas isn’t all about gift giving, although retail giants will tell you otherwise. If you can go out there and VOLUNTEER or DONATE please do so… as a couple (or with friends)! It will  bring you that much closer as you share in such a rewarding experience. Let it Be (A)uthentic: Get creative with your gift giving! I love surprising my loved ones. One year I hid concert tickets in a DVD box for my brother. Last year I managed to get my hands on my boyfriends phone in order to switch it with the brand new one I bought him. He had no idea until I handed it over to him because it was ringing. He was confused for a slight second, but then became super happy. 🙂 Let it Be (D)etermined to Last: The holidays can be stressful with all the spending, gift buying, family visits, annoying relatives and the like. However, make a conscious effort to avoid taking it out on your partner. It is not their fault your brother sent you …