Tuesday, November 23, 2010

And so it Begins

And so it begins, the hustle and bustle of the holidays. I am starting to get excited as lights are starting to be strung and holiday tunes are being played. I also get a little stressed as there is always so much to do and so little time to do it.

Here are a few tips that I try to follow to help me slow down and enjoy the holiday season:

1. Have a plan and make lists.
2. Shop for gifts early (don't wait until the week of);
3. Pick and choose holiday activities (you don't have to do everything);
4. Build time in to relax and enjoy the holiday spirit around you.
5. Take a walk or drive and view holiday lights and decorations;
6. A glass of wine (of course, that goes without saying);
7. Ask for help. Have a gift wrapping gathering or bake cookies with a friend.
8. Address Christmas cards a few at a time (who says you have to do them all at once).

A few aromatherapy products that I love from the Body Shop: These treasures help me reduce stress.

On another note, almost halfway through the 30 for 30 challenge!
Day 14 outfit includes:
Dress- Tucker for Target
Belt- Anthropologie
Tights- Simply Vera Wang
Booties- Steve Madden
Necklace- Vintage (my Mom's)


  1. Beauty Dress!! love the color and it looks great on you!!! and I love Body Shop too, I like that their products are low impact on the environment and enviro friendly overall!!

    14 to go.. yehah!!

  2. Those are great tips and you look beautiful. I like the Body Shop also. Was super excited when Passion Fruit cleanser came back.