Happy Holidays & Happy New Year!

DIY Holiday Card Photos

Happy Holidays to everyone! I plan on spending the next week away with my family. I’m taking some much needed time to re-charge and I’m still spending a lot of time helping out with my Grandfather’s recovery process. It’s been long and slow but we’re finally starting to get more positive news and make real progress. I hope everyone enjoys the holidays with their family and friends. I’m looking forward to 2017 and will be back to posting regularly in the new year.

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How to Give a Meaningful Gift

How to Give a Meaningful Gift

Around the holidays one thing I always try to be very conscious of is my gift giving. There is nothing I dislike more than receiving a gift that clearly didn’t have any thought put into it, so when I give a gift to someone else, I’m always overly conscious about whether or not they would like it. I feel like, especially in our home, there has been a shift toward living with less, and receiving a gift that isn’t useful is something that will just take up space. For some people, I know right away what to gift, but for others I try to follow along with the following tips for how to give a meaningful gift.

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Give the Gift of Experience

Turks and Caicos Catamaran Cruise

Paddle boarding at Beaches Negril Resort & Spa.

Part of me wants to be a grinch every time the holidays roll around. While I love, love, love cozying up to spend time with friends and family, I really hate that the holidays are usually a time for lots of excess. There are so many activities centered around “stuff” during this time, I thought I’d take a moment to share some of my favorite “experience” gifts instead.

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