I think Kelly said it best the other day:
I get serious anxiety when there is too much clutter in my life. So, you can imagine my Christmas joy when I am trying to cram a buncha new toys and lovelies into our home. You know I was at the store the other day buying storage bins to organize the new stuff. Oh and making a nice ol’ Goodwill pile.
But, I think this year more than ever, my family got me. They know that I love useful and clutter-free gifts. Here are my #5Faves:
Young Living Oils: Mike bought me Peace & Calming and Stress Away. He loves buying me gifts that ease my anxious mind. And, although I am mostly a Doterra girl, I wanted to try some YL oils after Carolyn sent me a literal bottle of Joy.
Stock Pot: Gone are the days I have to put four small pots on all of my burners in order to make a large batch of soup to eat and freeze. I graduated into new domestic territories.
Date Nights: Both sets of our parents bought us gift cards for fancy restaurants and included babysitting to sweeten the deal. A night out with just Mike is always what I want.
Calming Video: I won’t post it here because it’s long and mushy, but Mike recorded a video of himself talking me down from a panic attack. Can you tell my anxiety has been bad this pregnancy? Anyway, his reasoning was so that I could always have his voice in my pocket during times when he is not around to help me.
Kindle Freetime: My brother works for Amazon and scored one of these for the kids. Now I don’t have to let them touch (and mess up, delete, rearrange, lock out, sneeze on, grub up…) my iPad. It’s a total kid tablet, and I can download whatever I want them to use and put a time limit on their usage. It also comes with a sweet – and already proving useful – case to keep it from the inevitable.
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