I’m pretty sure I’ve never been more excited to celebrate any holiday than I am now that I’m a new mom. Easter baskets were always a HUGE deal in my house growing up and we always looked so forward to Easter every year. I absolutely cannot wait to recreate the excitement for my daughter, Caroline, now.
In today’s post, I’m sharing the actual Easter basket I’m using and all my recommendations for items to fill an Easter basket for a small baby. Caroline will be almost three months old this year on Easter, so this post is geared toward young babies like her (or slightly older).
As someone who is pretty Type A and always wants to be overly prepared for any situation, I was OBSESSED with researching what to pack in my hospital bag. I watched countless YouTube videos and read a ton of blog posts and articles to get my ideas.
My daughter arrived seven weeks early, so while my bag was mostly packed I definitely didn’t have every single thing on my list ready to go. We also went into the hospital for monitoring “just in case” the night before she was born and neither my doctor or I actually thought I was in labor so we didn’t even bring everything with us – just the basics.
I started my blog at the end of March in 2018. It has been quite the whirlwind, and I’ve loved EVERY minute of connecting with you here. What started as a creative outlet is turning into a platform that allows me to connect with women throughout the world who are share similar interests.
It’s by far one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done, and I’m SOOO happy you’re here with me. It’s been quite the learning experience figuring out what you like and what resonates, so I thought it would be fun to share the posts that were the most read on The Plus Life in 2018.
I love hearing from you and some of the best content I’ve created has stemmed from the questions you ask me on a daily basis. Please chime in with a comment below… what would be your top three topics you’d like to see covered on The Plus Life in 2019? I’m working on my 2019 content calendar now, so your best ideas will be included!
The holidays can be such a stressful time for all of us when they really should be joyous. We’re spending quality time with loved ones, celebrating generosity and experiencing the magic of the season. I’m guilty of letting the holidays stress me out sometimes, but this year I was determined to change that. Here’s a rundown of what I’ve learned and how I simplified my holiday season this year.
Did you catch the announcement that The Plus Life will be participating in BLOGMAS by providing a TON of awesome holiday-inspired content throughout the month of December? Well, it’s true… and here we are again for part two in the series!
Check out the first post here to read about 15 awesome holiday traditions you could start this year!
Today’s post is the next in the Blogmas series, and it’s been extra fun to prepare for you! I have a few special gift guides coming your way as part of the series, but I thought it would be fun to start with a roundup of the exact items I PERSONALLY would love to receive this year for Christmas. I don’t currently own any of the items on this list but they’re all things I’ve been considering purchasing or hinting about to my family.
Real talk, this is a LONG list. I have absolutely zero expectations of receiving all or even most of these items. I’ll narrow this down to a few of the things I want the most and share it with the people who’ll be shopping for me. Hi, Mom! Hi, Kevin!
I’m no fan of cold weather, but even with the cold I would say December is the best month of the year because of the focus on quality time with family and friends throughout the holidays.
I’m SO excited to share with you that because of how much I love the holidays, I’ll be participating in my first ever BLOGMAS this year… with a little twist. I’ll be coming to you with a TON of awesome holiday content this month and you’ll be seeing more posts than usual around here.
You know what is completely overwhelming? Hosting a major holiday for the first time. Kevin and I are traveling to New York to spend Thanksgiving with his family this year, but I’m planning on hosting a Thanksgiving meal for some of my family in Kentucky on another day.
We are so excited to finally have space for entertaining, but given that we haven’t been able to in the past… we are definitely lacking in some of the basics we need for hosting.
If you’re like us and plan to host a holiday meal for the first time this year, check out my tips and tricks below. I’ve done all the overanalyzing so that you don’t have to! Haha.
If you follow me on social media (oh, hi! Instagram, here. Facebook, here) you likely already know that last night I partnered with the team at Draper James’ Lexington store to host a Shop & Sip event for a charity in my hometown.
I am overjoyed with the way the event turned out and wanted to capture it for you with a quick post here.
People often speak negatively about growing up in a small town, but I have to say…. you really just can’t beat the love and support of a community like the one I came from.
HELLOOOOO Friends!! Thanks for joining me! I am so excited for this post, and if I’m being honest… I’m SUPER nervous too. I’ve been daydreaming about doing this for SO long and finally stopped planning and started typing! So, welcome to MY BLOG! I hope you’ll stick around, subscribe to emails, and follow me on Instagram so we can get to know one another better and keep in touch.