Does anyone make resolutions anymore?

new year

This is a serious question.

I don’t think I know one real, live person that I’ve met in the flesh who has made a resolution this year. I mean, I know plenty of people on the internet who are talking about resolutions, but did you make one?

For the last couple of years, I’ve taken a different approach to the whole resolutions thing. Instead of picking something that I know I’ll almost immediately feel like a complete failure about (see: quit sugar, lose twenty pounds, stop multitasking everything into oblivion), I’ve been choosing a word to make the theme of my year.

A theme is way less daunting than a resolution, which feels like a promise you can’t dare break—even if maybe you changed your mind about it because something came up that is infinitely more important. Resolutions are just too much freaking pressure. A theme is something I can handle.

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Crafting with Kids | DIY Ornaments

Oriental Trading Company provided me with product for review but all opinions (and drama) are my own.

Oriental Trading Co ceramic ornament DIY

My girls get their love of crafting from me. They also get their inability to finish projects before flitting off to another creative venture from me, but you can talk to my husband about that. I prefer to concentrate on the positive. Like making pretty ornaments for our tree and to gift to friends and family.

We got a few inches of snow dumped on us on Saturday and it was the perfect time to hunker down in front of the Christmas tree and get our craft on.

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Wyatt Lily

This post is sponsored by Wyatt Lily but opinions are our own.

Wyatt Lily adorable kids clothing boutique

If, like my girls and I, you’re a sucker for the girliest of girly fashion, you will absolutely love Wyatt Lily. Based out of Scarsdale, New York, this kids boutique carries the fluffiest, frilliest most adorable girls designer clothes on the planet.

Serving girls (and boys!) from newborn to tween, Wyatt Lily not only has a storefront, but they sell their designer clothes, gifts and accessories via their Instagram account as well—which means anyone anywhere can get in on the cuteness! You can scroll through their feed and then call the store to make your purchase without even having to put on a pair of pants. 😉

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Good All Year (Mostly) | A Minted Giveaway!

Minted provided me with free product for review. All opinions are mine.

Minted holiday photo cards

Remember a couple of weeks ago when I was gushing about Minted’s insanely beautiful cards and invitations? Well, I got my holiday photo cards and they are super cute!

I won’t lie to you. It took me an extraordinary amount of time to narrow down my top picks before I settled on this cheeky design. It just seemed to fit the photo (and the girls) so well. One thing that made the ordering process infinitely easier was Minted’s cool find it fast option, which lets you upload your photo so that you can see it on every card design. Doing it that way made it much easier for me to weed out designs that wouldn’t work with my photo because of layout or text placement. If only it could also help me conquer my indecisiveness. 😉

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The Perfect Gift for Foodies (and a RawSpiceBar Giveaway!)

RawSpiceBar monthly flavor kit, perfect gift for foodies

My husband is one of the trickiest people to shop for. Yes, I live with him. Yes, I know what he likes. But he doesn’t really need anything—and there are only so many kitchen gadgets you can get a guy who loves to cook before it gets old. Enter the RawSpiceBar monthly Flavor Kit, which includes unique freshly-ground spice blends and recipe ideas delivered to your loved one’s mailbox every month. Think spices like German Gingerbread, Indo-French Vadouvan and Peppercorn Chai. It’s an adventurous chef’s dream!

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