November 29, 2014

The Gift of Gratitude

We are in the middle of one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year.  I usually skip the craziness of black Friday and this year was no exception.  I really feel like this is our year to skip the craziness of the holidays all together.

It felt amazing to take 48 hours away from my computer to hang out with Justin, my dad and some extended family in southern Maryland.  We had a feast on Thanksgiving, played some games, caught up over a few beers and then had a good old fashion holiday road trip back home yesterday.

This weekend, I will be wrapping up my Christmas shopping, which is a record for us.  We are heading back to Minnesota for an early holiday + work trip.  This means that our Christmas will be quiet and peaceful just like Thanksgiving.  When the holidays aren't jam packed with rushing from one place to another, I feel like I'm embracing the spirit of the season a little more.

In the spirit of gratitude and giving, I put together a gift guide for anyone on your list that is diving into their spiritual/yogi/grateful side this holiday season.  You can also check out the holiday sale at to see the good deals and scoop some of these things up.  Getting into yoga a little more this year has inspired me to add a few comfy, stretchy items to my Christmas list.

Share the attitude of gratitude

Are you shopping at any small businesses this weekend?  Are you a black Friday shopper?  

**I was given a credit for in exchange for writing this post.  All opinions and words are mine.


  1. I'm glad you guys had a lovely and chill Thanksgiving. We did too.

    I was out Black Friday at small businesses and again today.

    I love the more gratitude less attitude!

  2. So glad you had a peaceful holiday. That's the way to do it. Sometimes we get so busy around the holidays that we completely miss the point! Love that t-shirt!!

  3. I have the good deed journal- its a good one!


Thanks for reading my ramblings. It makes my heart happy.