I’m a girl on a budget this holiday season! Since I’m a single mom, I’m always looking to cut costs where I can to save money. But at the same time, I don’t want to compromise giving my family and friends the best gifts during the holiday season! When it comes to gift buying, I’m all about shopping online AND supporting small businesses. So trying to find that perfect gift while on budget, WHILE shopping small, AND purchasing online can be a struggle!
2018 has been a year of change + growth for me. My goals in the beginning of the year were different then most of the years before. Some of my main goals included having Aimery + I settle here in Lancaster and establish a routine.
Every Sunday, I do all of my meal planning, grocery shopping, and cooking for the ENTIRE week. Although it’s a lot of work to do in one day, it makes my life as a single parent easier since I don’t have to worry about cooking for the rest of the week.
I’m proud to say that I’m almost done Christmas shopping already! I only have a few more things that I want to pick up for Aimery before I start wrapping. Today, I decided to let him have a few gifts early because I knew that he would enjoy playing with them while having the week off from school. He absolutely loves playing with Mattel Mega Bloks, so I wanted to get him some new Building Blocks to play with. Keep reading to see!
If you are going through a rough season of life, know that it isn’t permanent. I also wrote this post on Instagram, and since it got so much engagement I figured my blog readers could use to read it as well.
For the first time ever, I can say that I have ALL of my Christmas gifts bought and even wrapped for Aimery! Last year I waited until the very last second to go shopping for Aimery, and I decided that was NOT going to happen this year.
Most of you already know that along with blogging + digital marketing, I also run my own business in Social Media Management. I officially launched SUMMER SHORES SERVICES a couple of months ago after being a social media consultant for the last few years. SS Services is a virtual assistant + social media management service that helps creatives, bloggers, and business grow their social media audience. I love having a non-traditional job where I can work in the comfort of my own home (or while traveling the world!).
Ever since Aimery’s first tooth came in, I’ve been dedicated about brushing his teeth every day. He almost has all of his teeth, we just have his upper second molars to go and then he’ll be all done teething! Im about to schedule Aimery’s first dentist appointment and have been working with him every day to teach him how to properly brush his teeth - and to have fun while doing it. Keep reading for tips on how to make your toddler love to brush his teeth!
It’s my favorite time of year - Thanksgiving! Like I wrote about in this post, Thanksgiving is a huge holiday for my family and we love to celebrate together. Before all of my family comes into town this week, I decided to get some of my friends together over the weekend to throw a Friendsgiving.