I seriously cannot believe we are already to the last day of November. I am so excited for this next month and all of the traditions that we get to do with Beck now too.
Beck seemed to be much more awake and alert yesterday!
Skye barked at me for a good chunk of the day.
And the biggest highlight was going out for a hike together.
Beck does really well in the carrier and I’m thinking that I might be using the carrier to attempt to get laundry done in the future.
Brooke and Knox got in a little trail running too:)
My food highlight yesterday—> these peppermint pretzels. They taste way too good.
The only thing that would have made the weekend any better than it was would have just been a few more minutes of sleep;)
I have a bunch of gift ideas for you today if you need some and would love to hear any of your recommendations in the comments. And maybe these items can make their way onto your Christmas list. PS you can’t go wrong with Oprah’s list either.
For the RUNNER in your life:
*Give them some tools for their mental training! My favorite running books for this are: The Champion’s Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train and Thrive, Strong, Let Your Mind Run, and How Bad Do You Want It? ROAR is also an incredible book to help women understand our bodies as athletes!
*Sarah Marie Design Studio—> She has everything from the perfect clothing items for the running obsessed person to nail wraps, jewelry, mugs and more. I love supporting her and the amazing work that she does! I want everything she sells.
*My favorite winter gear is all on this post… help them to stay warm on their runs this winter!
*The Racin’ Grayson Training journal… This is on my list:)
*Twas The Night Before The Race Mug (my aunt got this for me one year)!
*Koala Clip (HRG10 gets you 10% off!)! The absolute best way to take your phone on the run and she personalizes them too if you want.
*If they run with their dog, I love this leash to use while running with Beretta!
*These little massage balls are awesome!
*Roll Recovery to help them recover from all of the work they are doing on the roads.
*My Hydration Vest is AMAZING and I used it for all of my trail/ultra training and race.
*My favorite handheld water bottle to keep your runner hydrated:)
*The leggings that I am obsessed with that are only $26… the colors, the materials, the pockets and the fit are just awesome.
*The long sleeve $24 top that I love! It’s awesome and they have so many colors to choose from too.
*Awesome Resistance Loop bands for them to get their strength training on at home! ($10)
*goodr Sunglasses! The original ones are my favorite and they are amazing running sunglasses for $30 or less!
*Andrew bought me this run necklace a few years ago for Christmas!
*The best ponytail holders for runners… they never leave a mark on my hair!
*Of course a pair of Brooks running shoes because who wouldn’t love to open up a pair of running shoes on Christmas?
*My spin bike usually goes on sale this time of year and we have put thousands of miles on it (I used to use it all of the time and now Andrew uses it all of the time).
*A foot massager (I LOVE MINE) for their tired feet.
*If I listen to anything while I’m running then I use my AirPods and they are on sale at Amazon right now HERE!
Any women that you are shopping for (or for gift ideas to put on your wish list):
*An Erin Condren planner… they are amazing!
*My sunglasses that I use every day that I always get a lot of questions about!
*My Sorel Slippers are just heavenly.
*This cast iron dutch oven is something I use all of the time.
*The comfiest (cheapest) joggers you will ever find.
*These Thread Wallets are just the best.
*My favorite hair product to use… it’s a smoother that just makes my hair feel amazing.
*Everything is 40% off online at Madewell today… pretty much everything over there is on my list!
Let’s talk about gift ideas for KIDS! I am not an expert on this at all but I’ll just share the top things that we have bought for our kids that get played with the most!
*Harry Potter Illustrated books… Brooke and Knox are in love with these and they are helping them to love reading more and more.
*Skye LOVES this Elmo letters kit!
*Lite Brite is used very often over here!
*Skye uses her water mat multiple times each week!
*This Diamond Painting Kit is one of Brooke’s favorites.
*These Crayola Scribble Scrubbie Pets (you can color them and then wash them off and color them again) are a huge hit with Brooke and Skye.
*Our kids are obsessed with this Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone!
*Skye loves her Little Tikes Car so so much (and the big kids love pushing her in it as fast as they can).
*Brooke LOVES this digital kids camera.
*These bow and arrows (Andrew enjoys them just as much as the kids and they chase each other around the yard with them)
*Dog sleeping bags (sometimes I find Knox sleeping in his on the ground in the middle of the night rather than his bed ha).
*For a few years now the kids have LOVED this Floor Mat to practice gymnastics, slide down the stairs when they have a babysitter haha or to wrestle Andrew on.
*We probably should have bought three of the Bouncy Horse’s because our kids love it so much and want to bounce around on it all day.
When do you get your shopping for the holidays done??
WOULD LOVE to hear anything that you would add to the list for awesome gift ideas!
What was the best part of your weekend… best thing you ate over the weekend… best thing you did over the weekend?
Favorite treat to make for this time of year? Would love to try them out over here!