Santa Claus is coming to town! He knows if you've been bad or good so be good for goodness sake! Since we just finished celebrating being thankful for what we have, lets share that goodness with others, eh? After all it's Giving Tuesday. And I bet you're not even done with your holiday shoppings even after all the sales and deals this weekend. Here are some ideas of gifts you can get for friends and family that make an extra impact on the world as well!
For the parent(s) and/or grandparents that have everything: donate to a charity they love on their behalf. Ask the organization to send your parents an email notifying them of your gift in their name! Often times they write a lovely and grateful message. We often donate to local animal shelters.
For the friend that loves her teaching job and making a difference to children: a gift card to Staples, Michaels, or Joan Fabrics. These people spend their own money to make their classrooms a warm, fun and inviting place, why not help them out! That way, you too are helping kiddos learn.
For the sibling that loves cooking/learning to cook: a food service subscription like Purple Carrot or Sun Basket. They use ingredients from sustainable farmers, provide completely recyclable packaging, and help you're loved ones eat/cook more nutritional meals. Helping someone stay healthy and happy is always a thoughtful gift. Plus you're helping them with their grocery billAND helping sustainable/organic farmers!
And if anything else, remember that if you are getting anything shipped via Amazon, please remember to log into your account via Smile.Amazon.com. A percentage of your the sales go to a charity of your choosing. *BONUS* This can be done all year round and they give you and update one how much money has gone to the organization of your choosing.
Our little holiday card and announcement went out to friends we didn't get to talk to about the news!
Wishing you all safe travels and a relaxing loving holiday this week.
Enjoy your family, your relaxation, your great outdoors, your shopping, you're food and leftovers, your music, your movies, and any of your traditional Thanksgiving weekend activities!
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Heading into the Thanksgiving holiday week, being like where'd the time go? We've been pretty busy getting ready for the baby and the holidays. Fall really is one of the most productive times for us! We're starting this "10 Things" list as a series to quickly fill you in on things we've been thinking of lately and would like to share. So here we go:
1. A few weeks ago we consolidated our clothes into one dresser, sold the extra one and registered for one that will work as a changing table. We went with Pottery Barn Kids Emerson dresser. Thankfully, our parents already bought it for us and it's on the way! Hooray! Consolidating our clothes into one furniture piece was also really helpful in making us get rid of excess, once again.
2. We checked out strollers and car seats. One of the places we recommend for locals in the DMV area is Baby Blossom. Unlike the big box retailers, the staff is ready to help and very knowledgable about what works best for the uses customers need. For city dwellers like us, where space is limited and city walking is what we do most, they suggested the Nuna Mixx with the Nuna Pipa car seat or the Bugaboo Cameleon 3. Both come with overnight rated bassinets if you for travel purposes.
3. We designed our Holiday card, with and emphasis on "H". Pretty excited to showcase it so keep an eye out for it.
4. We sent out a Thanksgiving card/baby announcement to friends we didn't get to share the news with in person.
You guuuuys, this place is legit!
If you want to see what it was like to live in one of the colonies just as the revolution was about to begin, come to Yorktown's newest American Revolution Museum. They have a portion set up so you can walk through a soldiers camp, including the camp's "kitchen", the soldiers' tents, captain's quarters, and medical facilities (let me just say "yikes"), a traditional colonial house and farm with crops, live chickens, ducks, dried tobacco leaves, and slaves homes. Beyond this, is a brand new musuem housing some of the true artifacts of the war, several extensive and easy to follow exhibits that display each battle, each person's life style, facts about both sides views on the war and two very large theaters with excellent films - one is a surround screen (almost half circle) amphitheater that had us wondering why aren't all movie theaters like this?
Welcome to Details & Highlights! My name is Marjorie and this is my little online journal. It began as our wedding website, which I then revamped and kept as a way to record our adventures and memories.
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