Setting Reasonable New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions, as they are typically done, confuse me quite a bit. The reason being is most of the resolutions being made are completely unrealistic, which ends up leading to disappointment later down the road when the person can’t meet that resolution. Let’s be honest here! No one likes to fall off the wagon of their New Year’s resolutions and have to admit failure. It’s just not fun. But what bothers me the most is that so many people are blaming themselves for not meeting these resolutions when it really wasn’t their fault- their resolution just simply wasn’t reasonable…

Post-Christmas Blues Playlist

Is it just me or do you feel like things feel pretty glum now that Christmas is over? The Christmas trees are coming down, everyone is going back to work, and all the talk has shifted to the New Year.   I can honestly say that the few days between Christmas and New Year may actually be my least favorite days of the entire year for those reasons! It’s like all the happiness and cheer of the season are getting put away in boxes and stored in attics until next year. It’s so sad!!   Every time Christmas ends, it…

Christmas Crafts (For Kids)

When I was in elementary school and it was craft day, I remember being so excited!! I really liked all kinds of crafts, but Holiday crafts were definitely my favorite. The nice thing about where I went to elementary school was that we did crafts all the time. Who knows? Maybe that’s why I’m so creative now!   Crafts are such a fun way to spend quality time with your little ones. Not only do they spark your child’s imagination and creativity, but usually the adults have fun doing them, too!   Anyway, I think your kids are going to…

5 Movies to Keep Your Heart Warm This Season

As winter is slowly approaching and the frosty mornings and hot beverages are upon us it’s only right to prepare what seasonal films we are going to watch to warm up those chilly nights.   Watching Christmas films with loved ones and a hot chocolate is the epitome of this time of year for me. Albeit, we do start celebrating rather prematurely as the Halloween decorations have barely made it down before the Christmas ones go up.   I was sat thinking about what films define the Christmas period and those that really warm up your heart and get you…

Classic Christmas Movies

Happy Holidays! The Christmas season is upon us and that means time spent with loved ones and friends. That also usually means frigid temperatures force us indoors. Keeping everyone entertained is quite a task!   Have no fear! I have a list of Christmas/holiday-themed movies that will keep you and your loved ones entertained for hours. So grab a bowl of popcorn, put on your ugly Christmas sweater, and settle in!   A Christmas Story   This is a holiday staple at my house. It just doesn’t feel like Christmas if I haven’t watched it at least once. Every year,…

DIY Gifts For Nanny Kids to Give Their Parents

Hey guys! Something about the Holidays just brings out the inner gift-giver in me. I like surprising people and seeing their face light up, even if I only give them something small. It’s a great feeling and I’m sure many of you would agree!   As a nanny, sometimes you get matched with a really wonderful family and want to go the extra mile for them. A great way to do this is to give them a thoughtful gift and what better kind of gift to give them than something that you helped their son/daughter make?   My current nanny…

5 Festive Nail Polish Designs

There are so many nail polishes to choose from. Almost every time I do my nails, I spend at least 30 minutes trying to decide what colors or patterns to use. So today I bring you 5 nail polishes, or pairings, that are so holiday worthy from bling to romantic to chic to classic.   The brands Fresh Paint and Funky Fingers are both ones that you can find at Five Below or online on Amazon or eBay. Wet n wild, Sally Hansen, L’Oreal, and OPI can be found in stores at Walmart, drug stores, Ulta, and online at Amazon…

Dallas Holiday Date Ideas

Hi everyone! Christmas tends to be a time full of much happiness and love. It seems like couples are everywhere during this time of year. Everywhere you turn, lovers are holding hands and smiling gaily without a care in the world!   It’s enjoyable being in love in December because the whole world seems to be celebrating with you! No matter where you go, people are happy and it feels like everyone is moving to the beat of the same drum. Not to mention there are literally tons of Christmas festivities you and your boyfriend/girlfriend can do together!   Since…

My Holiday Playlist

Christmas music is something I never get tired of even though I hear it every single year! Once December 1st hits, it’s Christmas music for me all day, every day until the 25th. I feel like Christmas music enhances the Holiday so much! It sets the perfect mood for all the happiness and cheer of the season.   Usually, I listen to the same versions of the same songs every year, but occasionally there’s a new one that comes out that I like to add to the rotation. For this playlist, I’ve chosen my favorite versions of each of these…

Coming Into the Christmas Mindset

Hey everyone!!! (: Happy Saturday and 1st day of December! Today I want to talk about coming into the Christmas mindset because I know that while many people think of Christmas time as the most wonderful time of year, there are still many other people who struggle to find joy during this time.   Whether you’ve had positive Christmas memories or not, there are plenty of things you can do to try and make this Holiday season the best one yet! Enjoy the Time Off Work There aren’t a whole lot of times throughout the year where you get time…