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Five on Friday…Hello November!


November 7, 2014

One. Making a List, Checking it Twice
I’ve officially jumped on the bandwagon of shopping early to save big this year in terms of gift giving and having all my Christmas shopping done with plenty of time to share so that I can really sit back, and enjoy the holidays. This handy dandy Christmas Gift List printable (via A Pair of Pears) will make my shopping so much more enjoyable, so I can cross things off as I go, and once I wrap them, too. Printables like this make me giddy to gift, too!

Two. Layering…Piecing it All Together
I tend to get hot when I’m running around like a crazy person during the fall/winter months. From having to layer on my coat, scarf, gloves, etc, etc and then walk into a store with the heat blazing, it’s a disaster waiting to happen, so I think my go-to advice to take note of is going to be LAYERING. It’s nothing new, but for me, it’s a way to not have to add bulky pieces to every outfit I leave the house in, yet I can still be warm and then shed some once/if needed. Here are some of my favorite layering ideas for pieces most of us have hanging in the closet:

Three. Lucy Darling Love
On the lookout for a fun, practical, and yet still adorable baby/toddler gift?? I have featured the goodies from Lucy Darling on here before and this time, I’m sharing the new closet dividers they recently unveiled. These handy dandy dividers are perfect for separating all those cute outfits and ensembles we all love to buy and I think these would make for the sweetest gift for a little one that’s ready to debut…start them organizing young, right?

Four. A Collection of What??
I think a lot of us need to see this today…myself included. I don’t need to collect “things” to feel fulfilled, but memories are the things we need to lead a happy, fulfilled life. Clear the clutter. And yes, I say this right before the holidays 🙂

Five. SHOPapalooza Local Shopping Event 
Hey friends! Wanted to let you in on a little secret and tell you about a local, holiday shopping event that Sugar Bit is participating in this year. It’s called SHOPapalooza and it’s put on by our church’s Day School, so it’s for a great cause!

Here is a bit more about this incredible event:
When: Wednesday, November 12th from 9:30AM to 7:00PM 
Where: Brentwood United Methodist Church (Haney Hall), 309 Franklin Road, Brentwood, TN 37027
Who: So many local merchants and retailers so you’re sure to find something you need!
Additional Details: Major Credit Cards Accepted (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa)…no cash or check; complimentary gift wrap for all purchases.
We will be showcasing all of our holiday apparel, gifts, and accessories as well as those tried and true staples perfect for baby showers, birthday presents, and just because.
You can find out more information by visiting the Facebook page HERE.
We look forward to seeing you there!

You know the drill…link up below, visit some of your favorite blogs, and have a happy weekend!

  1. Jordon says:

    That Shopalooza sounds fabulous! I wish I would have seen this for Blue Avenue. It would have been perfect!

  2. I"ve been trying to get a jump on Christmas stuff too….maybe some things from sugar bit 🙂

  3. Allie says:

    That Christmas List printable is too precious & I loved all the layering outfits! I've been trying to figure out how to pair all the clothes I have without buying anything new and you've certainly helped!

  4. Meredith says:

    Love the Christmas List printable, how helpful. Love all the layering outfits!

  5. Love all those layering looks! And thanks for sharing that Christmas list printable…now if I could just START the shopping process. I always have big plans to get it done early…and always fail. Haha. Maybe this year will be my year to be on top of it!

  6. Jess Scott says:

    I love that Christmas gift printable!! I am usually not in the "spirit" yet, but this year, I am full force!! What are you getting the girls? I can't wait to shop for Cam!! 🙂 Have a fun weekend!!

  7. Awesome roundup! Thanks for the printable, as well as the great style ideas for layering. Enjoy a restful Sunday evening, Natasha 🙂

  8. That printable. It made my week. But really.

    Secondly, I now need a pink vest, polk-a-dot sweater and cute plaid button up w/ pink in it. That outfit must be mine! What I'm saying here is that you're a bad influence!! 😉 HAPPY WEEK AHEAD, DEAR!

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