Live Your Best (Holiday) Life: Week 4

A cold took us down one by one over the weekend, but it was a blessing in disguise, because it meant extra time for rest and relaxation (albeit with lots of tissues handy). Of course no one wants to be sick, but I'll take some sniffles if it means I get a nap on Saturday. I already feel much better, and I think everyone else is on the mend too. Anyway, here are last week's highlights and this week's prompts for Live Your Best (Holiday) Life for Less.


{What is #LYBHolidayL?}


Alexandra, of Simply Alexandra, and I created a challenge for the month of November to help us focus on self-care, contentment, and gratitude this holiday season. Each day we have a prompt to inspire creativity, organization, and a sense of peace during this often crazy month. 

Every Monday we'll each share the week's prompts on our blogs, with ideas for ways to incorporate them into your life. We'd love for you to join in! You can find the full list of prompts on Instagram, and also at the bottom of this post. Be sure to tag your posts with #LYBHolidayL so we can see them.





{Highlights - Week 3}


Thank you to everyone who has joined Alexandra and I in this challenge. I can't tell you how happy it makes me to see your Instagram and even blog posts about LYBHolidayL! The blogging community is seriously the best, thank you for being so awesome! Here are my highlights from last week.

- Cleared my to-do list so I could spend more quality time with the kids. We had frozen pizza for dinner and I put off doing laundry and other cleaning for another day. 
- Started my Christmas gift spreadsheet and even got started on my gift shopping.
- Bought a few goodies from Target's Dollar Spot and started planning an Advent calendar for next month. 
- Set an alarm on my phone to go to bed early and read. 
- Shared a gratitude quote on Instagram from Winnie the Pooh. 
- Took a couple of bags of goods, mostly clothes, to Savers to donate. 
- Went for a walk with Aaron, the kids, and Ellie. We got some much-needed fresh air. 

{LYBHolidayL - Week 4}


November 20 - Allow yourself a small indulgence today. I usually just make coffee at home and bring it with me to work in a travel mug, but I might treat myself to a Salted Caramel Mocha at Starbucks today. 

November 21 - Give yourself a mani or a pedi. It's sad just how rarely I paint my nails. In the summer I'm pretty good about keeping my toes painted, but my poor fingernails are bare year-round. I'm overdue for an at-home manicure. 

November 22 - Try this color combo: pumpkin + blush. These aren't colors that I typically combine, so it will be good to step outside my style comfort zone. I have a pumpkin-colored cardigan that I love, so I plan to pair it with some blush accessories. 

November 23 - Put your phone away and be present today. It's Thanksgiving! We're actually celebrating with family next Saturday, but we're going to have a mini Thanksgiving meal just the four of us on actual Thanksgiving. It will be nice to take a technology break and just be present today. 

November 24 - Reminisce over old pictures. Do you use the Timehop app? I love it. It's so fun to look at what I was doing on this day one year ago, two years ago, and so on. I also have a few family photo albums that I'll have to reminisce over as well. 

November 25 - Have a hot cocoa date with your significant other or BFF. This is such a busy time of year, but just sitting and chatting over hot cocoa is an easy way to connect and spend time with Aaron. 

November 26 - Check in with a far-away loved one. Although she left for Florida only recently, I might have a little FaceTime date with my mom so she can see what the kids are up to. We miss her a lot when she's gone for the winter, but technology helps a lot!



I'm excited to announce that Alexandra and I will be doing a #LYBHolidayL challenge next month too. Stay tuned, we'll be sharing the December prompts next Wednesday. Also, be sure that you're following on Instagram too (@shealennon and @simplyalexandra12). We'd love for you to join us for this month and next!




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