Thursday, January 14, 2021

Choosing Your Word of the Year

For the past several years I have chosen a Word of the Year. It is a way for me to stay grounded make sure that each goal, new challenge or endeavor truly aligns with what my focus is. 

I dive more into the process of how I select my word of the year into this Squad Life Podcast with Addie Yoder, and then recently was interviewed by Stacie McCracken of the Coalesce Network.

It can be a bit paralyzing choosing a word. The thing to keep in mind is that there is no wrong way to do it. You can change your word. You can keep your word for multiple years. I used the word Brave for two years. People don't have to understand your word. It is truly a personal decision. 

To give you some ideas I have put together a worksheet that can guide you through finding the word that will best represent you. 


Each year I also engrave my word on a necklace or bracelet so it can be a daily reminder. It is amazing that once you choose your word you will see it pop up more frequently. Kind of along the lines of buying a new car and then all of a sudden you see that same car everywhere. If can help design a word of the year jewelry piece for you please shoot me a message or take a peek at my Stella & Dot and Keep Collective boutique. 

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Top Finds of 2020

 

We had a lot of fun in 2020 swapping finds and favorites. For as much as we all stayed home this year, you all sure did like coats! What I happy to say is that all of these items are pieces I wear or use pretty much weekly. Except for that snack pack... that is all Jon! 

1. "The" Coat: Man you all loved this coat. It often dropped below $100 and you all snatched it up in a variety of colors. Remember if you grab it for yourself size down one. 

2. Stainless Tumblers: Not only did you buy these for yourself but lots of you told me that you bought the four-pack and gave them out as gifts! 

3. 100 Days of Brave Devotional: This is still one of my favorites. I reopen it often to reference back to pages I marked. 

4. Crave Snack Pack: Jon was given this as a gift this fall and he went crazy over it. Lots of you snatched it up to give as Christmas gifts. Don't forget Valentine's Day is coming up. 

5. Marc Jacobs Booties: I finally bought the suede pair and LOVE them. Then Jon surprised me with the black pair for Christmas. I hope you guys are loving yours just as much. 

6. Sticky Bra: I talked about this bra a bunch in my Insider's Club. I'm a size C and this is the most comfortable bra I own. 

7. Heated Vests: Both the men's and women's versions were top sellers. I know Jon and I glad we have ours while doing farm stuff because it is has been cold! Size up one in the lady's version. 

8. 3-in-1 Winter Jacket: You all went crazy over this jacket, and I am so glad I got mine. After I bought it many of you told me this is the coat you've been wearing for years. I have the olive green version but this camel color was a close runner up. 

9. Leopard Button Up: This is a bit of a splurge unless you get it on sale. I wear mine 2-3 times a week and it is SO warm. 

10. Masks: Everyone needed them this year, but these are my most comfortable ones and the ones I get the most compliments on. 

Were you surprised at anything that did or didn't make the list? Have your personal favorites? Make sure you share or shoot me a message on Instagram

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Last Minute Ladies Gifts

Whether you need a stocking stuffer or a gift for a secret sister exchange I've the things that will make her excited. Don't forget to check out my mother in law, coworkers, and bestie gift guides too. 


1. Plush Blanket // No one gets mad about a ridiculously soft blanket. 

2. Travel Cosmetics Bag // Perfect for travel or keeping your counters organized.

3. Swig Cup // I have given so many of these as gifts. 

4. Mini Waffle Maker // These are so cute and come in a ton of colors and shapes. 

5. Erasable Pens // That's right... I said erasable. 

6. Mittens // I love this pack because you get two sets. 

7. Frother // One of my favorite kitchen appliances. 

8. Dinner for Two // I recommend ALL Of Christina Lane's cookbooks.

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Monday, December 14, 2020

Last Minute Guys Gifts

 The countdown is on and are you still struggling with what to buy the favorite guys in your life? Well, I have you covered. All of these gifts are approved by my husband as awesome and they will arrive by Christmas! The best part is most of these are under $25. 


1. Gloves // I grabbed these for Jon last year. I was skeptical of them for the price but the rating was high. Jon loved them and they are still going strong through their second winter season. 
2. Swig Tumbler // I love the golf dimples on this one. 
3. Crave Box // Jon received this gift earlier this year and flipped out. I promise you'll be winning if you buy your guy this. 
4. Speaker // Waterproof, 10 hours of playing time. Perfect for the shower or the shop. 
5. Thermometer // I buy Jon on of these every Christmas because ours usually get lost between seasons, lol. 
6. Heater Ice Scraper // Enough said. The perfect gift. 
7. Gas Can // Or as Jon would say the best gas cans on the market!
8. Heated Vest // Jon has had his for a couple years and loves it. Last year he bought me one for Valentine's. If you grab one for yourself know the lady's version runs pretty slender. 
9. Jack Stack Seasoning // Jack Stack is our favorite KC BBQ. Order in their meat as a great gift OR grab these seasonings. 
10. Calendar // Because this is hilarious. 

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