Teeny Ramblers

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One on one time with your kids & Festive Friday 4.0

Happy Friday!  So, I know that people have different views on this but it makes me SO happy to spend one on one time with my kiddos.  Also, age and interest wise it's hard to fit in an activity that satisfies both.  Jordan and I had a "mama and J" day today and it was seriously the best.  I find it really hard to divide my attention sometimes between both.  Luke is at the "I want mommy" phase 24/7 and will literally cling to my leg as I make dinner most nights which leaves very little focus on Jordan (cue the mom guilt).  Although Luke went to daycare today, I know that he has a total blast and that leaves me free to plan a whole day dedicated to my girl.

What a day we had!  We hit up the nail salon, checked out a local Christmas store, and scored some Hearth & Hand goodies from Target.  These are things I know that Jordan loves doing with me but become challenging when you add another kid into the mix.  Likewise, I love taking my little man on solo days as well.  The things we do are equally fun and I know that each of my children enjoy having mom all to themselves.  

Most days we just all spend together as a family, which I think is also important as it fosters a sense of cohesiveness and makes me feel like my kids are going to grow up close (oh please oh please!).  So, you mamas out there who juggle a lot and who have multiple kiddos to look after....consider taking some time out and spending one on one time.  Much planning goes into these days but you know what? that's ok, it's necessary to give priority to solo time with your kids.  

And now for some fun finds!

  • I purchased two of these wreaths.  The bells are so traditional and it makes me long for New York Christmases and binge watching Little Women.  I'm hoping they will look good hung on our front windows beside the Christmas tree---(Christmas house tour to come..)
  • I also LOVE this wood nutcracker.  Although I love the kind my grandparents used to have all over their house, this wood one is festive but minimal at the same time.
  • Since I'm a red and green kind of Christmas lover-I'm truly feeling the plaid and velvet craze that's going down.  I've had my eye on this poof for in front of the Christmas tree (if nothing else it can serve as a resting place for Santa's cookies and the reindeer's carrots!)
  • How in the world do I keep my Christmas greens looking....green..instead of them drying out!  I found this helpful article that I'm dying to try!
  • I posted on my insta stories (@jaimrichards) but Anthropologie is having 20% off all full-price home decor.  That includes this adorable mug.
  • Finally, I'm on a sherpa kick lately because (comfort) but I found a jacket similar to the one below.  If you don't own a sherpa coat in winter---you haven't lived.

Have a GREAT and festive Friday !

Jaimee Lynne

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