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Christmas Themed Style: The Boy’s Store

I love to dress up for the holidays. No, I do not mean dress up in fancy clothes, I mean dress up in FUN themed clothes. My kids always have holiday-themed pajamas. They always have at least one holiday-themed shirt or sweater. It is part of the fun of the holiday season to be goofy and wear something different and special. The Boy’s Store knows that kids like to be part of the festive fun so we have stocked a few items to keep them in the holiday spirits all season long!

A few choice items:

Boys Dinosaur Santa Shirt by Mulberribush: This fun long-sleeved tee is perfect for the holiday season. Little boys that love dinosaurs and Christmas can now combine the two for a fun-filled Santa list tee. The dinosaur has his list in the pocket of the shirt and he is ready for the holiday season. Snag one now!

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Boys Fightin’ Elves Shirt by Wes and Willy: This fun football and Team Santa themed long sleeve jersey tee is so much fun your boys will love to show their support for Team Santa. The Fightin’ Elves are the best team at the North Pole, and now your boys can be their biggest fan this holiday season.

Christmas Themed Style #2Boys Santa Pajamas Set by Sara’s Prints: This fun Santa Themed Pajama set is perfect for the holiday season. A traditional red and white striped bottom with an I love Santa top it is a sweet little set for the holiday season.

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Self Care During the Holiday’s: Stress Less

The holidays can indeed be stressful. We try so hard to make everything perfect that we run ourselves ragged. It is only December 7th and I have already found myself taking on too much for the holiday season. Why do we try to be overachievers? Why do we try to do so much when we know it will only wipe us out? Well, this year let us all make a pact to avoid stressing ourselves out. In fact, here is a list of things we should remember when we are asked to help with something or we think we should just do one more thing to make the season great.

      1. Set boundaries! It is ok to say NO! We do not need to volunteer for everything, we o not need to bake cookies, cupcakes, gingerbread houses, and make bread and meals from scratch just because it is the holiday season. Our kids do not need everything to be perfect. We have the ability to make things special without making them more work. Pick one or two special things you want to do this holiday season. Set aside time for it, enjoy it, and tell everyone you are not available to do anything else!
      2. Self-Care! Self-care is very important during the holidays. We matter too! Take a walk, get in a workout, go out for coffee with a friend, take a nap, do something for YOU. We stretch ourselves thin all year long and even more so during the holidays. So take a few moments to yourself this season. Carve out time for something you enjoy, and do not let anyone guilt you for it. Remember, when you are on the airplane and they are giving safety instructions they tell you to apply your own oxygen mask before your child’s? This is the same principle you should apply now. You cannot take care of anyone else until you have taken care of yourself. You cannot refill someone’s cup from an empty cup of your own. Make the time.
      3. Try not to make everything perfect. Nothing will take up your time more than trying to make the holiday season perfect. You will be so busy working to attain perfection that you will miss out on the beauty of the imperfections. Take a hint from Charlie Brown. Life is beautiful if you just slow down and see the deeper meaning. Don’t get caught up in the commercialism and the grandeur. Find the beauty in the small moments, and enjoy them as long as you can.

We hope you have a great holiday season. We want everyone to stay safe and enjoy the small things.

Frozen Hot Chocolate

I have always wanted to try this recipe. I see it online every year, but somehow I never seem to get my rear in gear and make it. But this year I am. Frozen hot chocolate. I remember seeing it in movies that take place in New York. The original recipe premiered at a restaurant called Serendipity.

This recipe is from A Spicy Perspective. It is simple to follow, and it tastes delicious. My kids were absolutely in love with it. We did have to change the recipe for us, we are allergic to dairy in our household (hence why I was always so slow in trying to recreate it.) But we discovered it could be easily replaced by cashew milk. We chose cashew milk because unlike almond milk and coconut milk it doesn’t have a heavy taste, and it is very thick and creamy more like traditional dairy milk.

Frozen Hot Chocolate

We loved how fun it was to add this to our holiday movie night. It was a great addition to the popcorn. There is just something about the sweet and salty mix. This year’s holiday movie was Home Alone 2 Lost in New York. My oldest has fallen in love with this movie this year. She is finally old enough to get the slapstick comedy. My youngest just loves the big toy store scenes.

I definitely suggest this sweet treat. It made the night even more special.