Christmas Gift Shopping

Heelllooo World,
I absolutely love Christmas, it has been my favorite holiday since I was tiny. In fact in 34 years of my life I have never not believed in Santa.  Some of you might say I am crazy if I believe in a man in his red suit who has flying reindeer and delivers presents to all of the children of the world. That’s okay for you to believe or not believe you are entitled to your own opinion. As am I!


But let go of the object… the man called Santa and listen to the feelings. The feelings of wanting to give, wanting to make someone happy, that warmth that hits even the coldest people, the feel of magic in the air that comes with the nostalgics of Christmas. Also if you are like me and a faithful Christian than we celebrate the birthday of Jesus. Jesus is the reason for the season!


Normally I spend a few months collecting items that I think will make my loved ones the happiest on Christmas Day.. Whether it be of sincere or comic value!  This year this is not the case… Not only have I been consumed with my move and getting adapted to this state we now call home… but let’s keep it real.. I am not working and do not have that kind of money as I am a stay at home cat mom.


So I thought why not do something that I have always wanted to do.. A yearly themed gift.. And for the kids who have no use for a gift like this something different. No what should I do?  I know for those I am sending a Christmas card to I want to send an ornament to mark the change in our lives. BTW This is not the ornament! 


For the gifts.. I am thinking the theme should be “Mugs & Socks”.. I think this would be the perfect gift of coziness and warmth. Like I am giving my loved ones a hug from afar! Now we know I am not going to DIY socks because I am not that crafty lol! But should I DIY the mugs with a few Pinterest styles? 


I would love to hear your thoughts about doing Christmas presents like this… I am definitely going to try it and if it works out this way I think I might do themed birthday gifts for 2018.
Until next time my pretties,

Toria

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Planner Relationship Goals

I have been wanting to commit my life to something very important, it is something I have had many failed relationships with my whole life.  What makes this time different is the fact that we are moving and I will be taking on more responsibility to control a household of 3 (not preggo).  If you have yet to figure it out I am talking about a relationship with an agenda planner.

My whole life I have tried to be the type of person who is dependent on my agenda plans but something always comes up… where I forget to put one day in and that’s it I won’t touch it for about 3 months.  My routine is to start up and plan about 4-6 weeks of things, add in all birthdays, and some work schedules ( I technically work 4 jobs 2 of them are paying in cash and 2 paying in experience to hopefully be my main source of income soon).  After I take two weeks to enter all this info I get distracted with life and just live without looking at the planner.

To some maybe most this is not a bad way to live because no matter what the situation I am able to just keep the flow and go with it.  But at the same time there are times where I feel chaotic with no direction and my anxiety is at the all time high.

Last year I got two planners.. I know two is excessive but one was a birthday gift.

The first was a Lilly Pulitzer 17 month agenda book.  This was the bigger book.  LP agendas are so colourful and vibrant and so very much girly.  

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(thank you Google for the pics)

The second was a Kate Spade 17 month agenda book.  KS agendas are cute and elegant and very lady like.

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(thank you Google for the pics)

I think the big issue is my mental illness.. depression and anxiety!  I want to be that person who is so organized and feel chaotic if I am not organized but it is quite the opposite.  I have this feeling that if things are well planned and organized is just going to go off track so why even try.  

I need to shake that and just buckle up get a hold of myself and do what I have got to do… FOR THE SAKE OF ORGANIZATION!

I am not saying this is hard to do and I know plenty of people do it no issue.. I am saying for me this will be a challenge a very personal challenge that I am betting I am not alone in this world with.  I need to plan meals, a family schedule(including 2 pets), trips home (when we move), YouTube and Blog, maybe even wedding planning.. Plus I have so many things I want to do like Bible Study, Gemology, and Escuela.. All of this organization for our home will be on my shoulders!!! I know I am putting more than needed pressure on my self but this is nerve wrecking… 

I know that I am going to have to work out of at least 3 books(not including notebooks for study):

  1. Agenda
  2. Meal Prep
  3. Wedding Planning Eventually

 

Knowing me though I will probably have 2 meal prep books and 4 wedding planning books hehehe BUT.. for the agenda I am hoping to work the whole 2017 out of just one!  I am looking for something fun and pretty that I could have tons of sticker fun with!  If it is inspirational and uplifting that would be BEST to combat my depression and anxiety!

The ones I am looking at would be..

The Happy Planner- this one is uplifting and encouraging and you have the ability to make it my own with plenty of stickers and fun pen colors..

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(thank you Google for the pics)

The Happiness Planner- this one is different because it encourages you to fill out sheets all about happiness.. I am thinking of getting a book like this with out the agenda part just to fill out and answer questions about my happiness!!

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(thank you Google for the pics)

Erin Condren- the most expensive but the most “customizable” in my opinion… even the binding wire is color changeable on these(like rose gold)…

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(thank you Google for the pics)
Let me know which one you think is best based on your own experience or even based on your research for purchasing…

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