6 Amazing Books for Self-Reflection

There is truly nothing better than reading a good book (or using one!) that warms your insides and instantly improves your mindset. These amazing self-reflection books do exactly that and then some – they’ll motivate you to take the next step, give you clarity about what will provide peace and happiness and hopefully inspire new ideas to add value to your life. 

I’ve read all of these and they’re the ones that I go back to again and again, especially when I’m at a low point and need that extra boost.

I highly recommend you add these to your collection! They’re a great tool for self-reflection, which is so important for relieving anxiety and overcoming obstacles.

Enjoy!

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DIY Salt Dough Halloween Ornaments

I am so excited to finally start a Halloween tree in our house this year! And that has led to the inevitable – DIY salt dough Halloween ornaments!  

We are such a huge fan of salt dough ornaments in my house, so this was so much fun for both of my kids. 

One of the things I love most about salt dough ornaments is that it is a really great activity for the kids that can be broken down into different phases and spread out over days or even weeks. It’s also a great way to get them in the Halloween spirit without needing candy!

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A Halloween Advent Calendar to Give Your Kids the Best October Yet

A Halloween Countdown Calendar that Will Keep Your Kids Excited All October

Are you ready to blow your kids’ mind?  Want the best October yet? You can actually get a Halloween Advent calendar to savor every single spectacular day of October…plan every single Halloween-ish activity…and truly savor the weirdest, most bizarre holiday ever.

Seriously!

I am a huge holiday person, but Christmas has always taken center stage once the weather starts cooling off.  But as my kids get older, Halloween has become more and more exciting! So when I discovered these Halloween Advent calendars (also called Halloween countdown calendars), I felt like I hit the jackpot!

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Adding Hygge to Your Christmas: 10 Ways to Make Christmas Even Happier

10 Ways to Add Hygge to Your Christmas

Hygge, the age-old Danish concept of happiness, has traveled the high seas and is working it’s way through the American culture. Its popularity isn’t surprising – Denmark is consistently ranked as the happiest country in the world. So why wouldn’t we want to take a page from their book?

Christmas is no exception. In fact, if there was ever a time you should work on increasing the hygge in your life, it would be the holidays – and this year could definitely use a little hygge!

As luck would have it, Christmas and hygge go hand-in-hand, so adding hygge to the holiday season is easy and enjoyable.

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The Best Stocking Stuffers for 2-Year Old Girls

The Best Stocking Stuffer Ideas for 2-Year Old Girls

Christmas is almost here!  Time for holiday cheer, family get togethers, and lots and lots of shopping!  To make your life a little easier, I’ve compiled a list of the best stocking stuffers for 2-year old girls…because who doesn’t love filling those stockings up with goodies?

I can’t get enough of Christmas, so I actually really enjoy all of the shopping involved.  I’ve tried to put a lot of thought into this list so that you can’t go wrong!

My daughter is just on the cusp of 2, so she has personally tested each of these items and decided that they are, in fact, the best of the best when it comes to amazing stocking stuffers for 2-year olds.

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The Best Advent Calendar Fillers for 6-Year Old Boys

Advent Calendar Gifts for 6-Year Old Boys

Every year since my kids have been young, we’ve used a DIY Advent calendar to celebrate the Christmas season and every year, it’s one of the things they look forward to the most!  These Advent calendar fillers for 6-year old boys are a great way to take A LOT of the stress out of the process because one of the hardest things is finding enough items or activities to fill each day of the calendar.

One of the coolest parts of using a DIY Advent calendar is that you can decide what goes into each compartment…so it doesn’t even have to be gifts!  It can be fun activities, Christmas crafts, holiday excursions, or nice things you can do for people throughout the month.

Your DIY Advent calendar is going to be a ton of fun…for your 6-year old boy AND you!

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7 Feel-Good Documentaries to Keep Your Mind Off Things

Happy Documentaries to Make You Feel Better

Looking for a good distraction to get you through the day, week or month?  These feel-good documentaries will all do the trick! 

They’re full of inspiration, happy stories and even some great advice to help you reset your mind if you find yourself falling into a rut. 

Most are on Netflix, Amazon Prime or HBO, so there’s bound to be a few (if not all) that you can start to watch immediately.

Fill up your queue and enjoy!

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