We’re in the thick of the holiday season right now and I’m absolutely loving it. Every year I just feel like this is my prime time. Come Thanksgiving, I am practically rolling in holiday spirit. I love decorating, I love spending the additional time with friends and family and love (love!!) Christmas music. Sean on the other hand, well, he’d be good if the whole season was canceled. He just doesn’t care. And I’d be lying if I said this hasn’t been a point of contention in our relationship. I mean, we don’t yell and scream about it, but every year I get excited and Sean gets slightly annoyed.
So, in the spirit of holiday joy and in lieu of a Weekend Wellness post, I decided to put this post together on having holiday spirit when your partner isn’t into it. If your relationship is anything like mine, I hope these ideas help!
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In case you missed my Instagram post, I recently discovered a new personalized shopping service called Spruce Up… and I’m kind of obsessed! As you all know soooo well by now, our kitchen renovation has taken over the house. It has also inspired me to revisit the decor in pretty much every other room in the tiny bungalow, so I was thrilled when Spruce Up wanted to partner on a post. I turned to their design and style experts to help me re-style the living room and make it feel super cozy, just in time for holiday guests!
Today’s guide to coffee gift ideas is dedicated to my good friend Becca Luna. Not only does she have exquisite taste and fab personal style, but she knows her stuff when it comes to coffee. Meanwhile, I’m happiest with a cup of cheap dinner coffee! But when our kitchen is finished, I’m excited to try my hand at espresso drinks (and art??) and maybe even perfecting my pour over skills.
Honestly, I should have shared a chicken lady gift guide last year, but the thought didn’t occur to me! Now that I’ve befriend Kate from Drinking With Chickens (hopefully not against her will), it felt appropriate to curate a gift guide with her in mind. After all, she’s answered countless texts and Instagram videos from me about all the weird crap my chickens get up to… The least I could do is dedicate a gift guide to all the chicken ladies out there. Oh, and maybe include a shameless plug for her newly launched shop!
Alright, alright, who’s ready for all the December festivities!? Now that Thanksgiving is out of the way, I’m full steam ahead on the holidays! Usually, my family enjoys homemade bear claws on Christmas morning. However, this year these insanely delicious, gooey Cranberry Orange Cinnamon Rolls may just edge them out! This recipe is a classic with a holiday twist. The filling is heavily perfumed and infused with orange zest, while the rolls are bathed in a tangy cranberry glaze. The tanginess of the cranberry balances out the sweet, pillowy-soft dough. That magenta glaze is undeniably pretty, too, so they have holiday festive vibes written alllll over them.
A few weeks ago, I asked on Instagram about the types of gift guides that you’d find most helpful. So many people surprised me by asking for eco-friendly, zero waste gift ideas! Clearly, I needed to curate some awesome gifts that can either encourage someone to try going waste-free or for someone already on that path. I hate to say it, but living green is such a trend right now. There were tons of great gift ideas out there. Let’s hope that everyone continues to examine their impact on the environment and how to improve our current climate situation!
If you’ve been hanging around here for a while, then you know I’m all about finding ways to reduce waste in pretty much every spot of our home. You might think the holidays put a damper on this, and they do a little, but there are still ways to stay on top of it! All you have to do is be a little bit intentional about your actions and it’s easy as pie. Here’s what we plan to do around #mytinybungalow this holiday season to keep our waste in check.