Is it just me or is fall just FLYING by? I swear Halloween was last week, but somehow it's the middle of November? Life is getting super holiday crazy over here, and while I'm loving every minute of it (*ahem, cookies, cookies & more cookies*) I'm also wondering when I'm going to check off any of my to-do's on the never ending mom list!
Last weekend was a blur in Chicago! It was such a quick and fun weekend I honestly took almost no pictures (maybe it had to do with losing my phone in an Uber...or maybe Delta losing our luggage?). The reception hosted by my parents was amazing! It was such a joy celebrating with my incredible extended family and some lifelong friends. I felt so blessed to share our wedding joy all over again :) Below is a picture of me with my brother! And if you missed it, here was a recap of our Parisian wedding!
This week I'm already getting us ready for our next round of holiday travel as we leave early Thursday for San Francisco! Our house will be rented once again while we're gone, so cleaning cleaning and more cleaning - oh and packing, and toddlers, and babies, and omg I'm tired just thinking about it! We're SO busy, but hey, it's all GREAT things, I feel so blessed! Also I'm curious if anyone would be interested in reading a post on our experience renting out our house on AirBnB? Just a thought!
Moving on...did I mention the holidays are coming up? Gift giving is something I always considered myself great at, before I had kids. Now I find myself struggling to find the time to find creative gifts and too often end up picking something boring last minute. To remedy this, I am going to start posting fun gift ideas regularly in short posts here on this blog. Today - I am LOVING this adorable Ceramic Succulent Planter Set on Etsy!
Succulents are so low maintenance (my kind of plant!) and trendy right now, they're popping up everywhere. I love the character these little planters give to any room! I ordered this set in late summer and smile each time I walk by their grumpy faces. I see this as the perfect gift for when you have NO IDEA what to get. It's fun, totally gender neutral, and would be a hit for a wide range of ages. Buy one, or the whole set. It's also worth the time to check out the full Etsy shop, it's filled with so many other designs (and these grumpy little guys also come as coffee mugs!).