Coffee Chat No. 16 | Hello, Holidays!

Happy Monday and hello, holidays! It’s crazy that Thanksgiving has come and gone, and now we’re knee-deep in Christmas planning and festivities. I’m still working on getting all our decor up – for the first time ever, I completely overhauled one of our main living areas with new decor and I’m thrilled with how it’s coming together. Stay tuned! In the meantime, let’s jump into this morning’s coffee chat with a roundup of some of my favorite links and small-business shopping finds.

Coffee Chat No. 9
My FitBit recently gave out on me, so now Apple Watches have piqued my curiosity. If you have one, yay or nay? I’ve read countless reviews and articles, but I’d love to hear someone’s personal experience. Similarly, if you have a FitBit Versa I’m open to hearing your thoughts on that, too!

There was a lot of interest about light therapy after I shared my current Amazon Prime wish list. Here’s a little more information, as well as a roundup of more lights.

What’s your ideal reading situation? I might dedicate an upcoming post to this topic!

Any of these genius cleaning tools would make great stocking stuffers. Hey, mom – if you’re reading this put me down for the cutlery cleaner. 😉

If you’re already streaming holiday tunes, might I recommend John Legend’s and Pentatonix’s new albums. I’ve also been very into the Kacey Musgraves Christmas album, but it might not be for everyone. All three are available on Amazon Prime!

10 unique gifts for the book lover in your life.

If you happen to be in/around Wisconsin, these are the five Hallmark-worthy towns to visit in the next few weeks. Cedarburg is where we recently had our family photos taken, so I can’t wait to get back to see it decked out in Christmas charm.

Lastly, even though small business Saturday has come and gone I still encourage you to shop small! Many are still offering discounts through today. I had so much fun throughout the weekend finding a few unique items for the house (and for myself …). Here’s a few of my favorite shops and finds:

What shopping deals did you score this weekend? Let me know if there’s anything I should scope out before the end of today!

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  1. 1.28.19
    Debra Stachelski said:

    Wow, lots of neat things to look at here today, thanks for the stocking stuffer ideas! I would love to go to a couple of those Hallmark worthy towns, too! Happy shopping!

  2. 1.28.19
    Biana Perez said:

    I’ve had my apple watch since it first came out and I love it!! Definitely think you should get one! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  3. 1.28.19
    Kay R. said:

    I still have my fitbit but just got my hubby an apple watch for christmas. He (obv) has used it yet but even just seeing it made me want one. I say get it 🙂