holiday cheer

good morning, wonderful friends! (did anyone else get a picture of mr. rogers in their head just now? i will now proceed to change cardigans and shoes.)

i hereby interrupt this timeless capsule wardrobe series for a few christmas things i wanted to share with you.

first, the jolly ones:

  • the taylor swift, michael buble, and mariah carey christmas pandora stations are rocking my workday. {so.good.}
  • quick gift idea: buy some white mugs at goodwill ($1 or less) and tailor them for the individual. {i must confess this was my first try and it is a target mug. hint from experience: practice with dry erase marker!}
  • coffee mugsyou know how i love my printables. this ‘that’s what christmas is all about‘ printable is my favorite find of the year.

ok, now for the good but toe-stomping find i’m wrestling with. read the christmas conundrum– but beware, it will make you think. a lot. 

here’s just a little snippet:

“I’m dying to rediscover what is simple and magnificent about the Savior of the World coming to earth, putting on flesh and saving my life. I so want my kids to marvel that Jesus came, just like God said he would, and he split history in two, forever transforming the concepts of hope and peace and salvation. And I just feel like when I create a season revolving around wish lists, frenzy, and alternate characters of honor, my kids will never understand any of this.” -Jen Hatmaker

on second thought, maybe don’t read it until after the holiday. it will make life much simpler. {kidding. sort of.}

for reals, though, happy tuesday! now go change your cardigan and shoes and have a fantastic day!

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  • kat December 5, 2012 at 8:10 AM

    Cute mugs! Do I get one? ;)

    • Caitlin December 5, 2012 at 7:55 PM

      Guess you’ll have to wait and see… ;)

  • lindsay December 5, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    reading that very blog post last year literally changed my life. it caused me think differently about Christmas and gifts, it launched me into the world of fair trade and dramatically changed my shopping habits, it led me to her book “7” which I read and later tried a version of it myself, and it led me to Noonday Collection where I am now an ambassador…. all from reading one little blog post.

    • Caitlin December 5, 2012 at 7:59 PM

      Lindsay! That is incredible! I’d love to hear about some of the resources you used to look into fair trade. That is something that I’ve honestly not paid attention to before but I’m going to change that.

  • Selah December 5, 2012 at 5:41 PM

    I never thought about it before but I totally change my clothes and shoes when I come home just like Mr. Rogers. Well, I don’t sing . . . usually.

    I grew up in a home where my parents actively told us that Santa didn’t exist. I HATED it. It didn’t feel like they were trying to make the season about Jesus – it felt like they were being Scrooges.
    We tell our kids about Jesus’ birth AND about Santa. We explain that the reason we give Christmas gifts is because Jesus birthday is so special and important that everyone gets a present (and Santa is the delivery man).

  • kls3 December 6, 2012 at 8:23 AM

    i sure love the mug you made me :) little known fact: it even makes coffee taste better!! {if that’s possible :)}

    • Caitlin December 6, 2012 at 4:55 PM

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