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December 18, 2014

Holiday Workout & Party Playlist

Hello, hello! I feel like I have been raving about holiday music this year.

An upbeat holiday tune never fails to heighten my mood, even on a dreaded Monday morning. If you haven’t been listening to holiday stations and songs throughout the month of December, what are you waiting for? They’re pretty enjoyable, y’all.

While I do appreciate the slower classics, I recently put together a fun workout-worthy playlist you can listen to at home, in the car, and even play during workouts and group exercise classes! Below you will find 21 awesome holiday jams you could also put on at your next holiday party.

Scroll down to give it a listen online!

awesome holiday workout and party music


(You can always access my public playlists on Spotify!)

I would bet that listening to even one of those songs made you smile and/or gave you a reason to break out your “jazz hands”. If this type of music doesn’t put you in the holiday spirit, I don’t know what will. Maybe a go see a show? I’m excited for Cirque Dreams tonight with Scott and friends.

Sorry to make it short, but I need to get going. See you in the morning!

Question of the Afternoon

• What is your all-time favorite holiday song?

I have too many. I love Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree (<- fun video that brings be right back to my childhood), mainly because it reminds me of growing up watching Home Alone! I’ve also been loving Holiday a cappella music over the past few years. O Holy Night gets me every time!

December 16, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

Good morning! I hope your Tuesday has started off on a great note. I’m in a hurry to get off to work, but I wanted to share the next installment of this year’s Holiday Gift Guides with you first.

This one is a collection of last minute (mostly smaller) ideas for a variety of loved ones in your home. Each item is one I could have added to the specific gift guide category, only it’s smaller, and most likely cheaper.


holiday gift guide stocking stuffers

For Her

TOMS for Target bracelets

TOMS for Target copper and polylurethane bracelets

(Have you heard about this cause yet? Amazing.)

• nail polish

essie nail polish going incognito

(Swooning over these dark Essie shades: Bump Up the Pumps, Going Incognito, Bahama Mama & Bordeaux)

• winter accessories

red plaid scarf

(scarves, scarves, and more scarves)

antropologie beanie

(How cute is this Anthropologie beanie?)

• unique stationary set

unique stationary set

(These Mara-Mi stationary sets from CASA are so fun!)

• fuzzy knit socks

fuzzy knit socks set

(Forever 21 fuzzy knit sock set)

» Check out more ideas in this year’s Holiday Gift Guide: For Her.

For Him

• beanies/hats

timberland reversible beanies

(Loving these Timberland reversible slouchy beanies)

• 1 year magazine subscription to his favorite publication

mens health magazine cover

• money clip, personalized with their name, initials, or their favorite college team

Things Remembered NCAA money clip

ticket stub diary to keep memories from those fun nights out

ticket stub diary gift idea

• watch, fancy or not-so fancy… whatever is in the budget

diesel double down mens watch

(Definitely eyeing this $100 Diesel watch!)

» Check out more ideas in this year’s Holiday Gift Guide: For Him.

For Fitness Lovers

• protein bars for post-workout snacks on-the-go

quest bars banana nut muffin

(Love me some Quest Bars)

compression socks for added support

reebok compression sock

• activity tracker/heart rate monitor, a very helpful and important tool to track heart rate zones and intensity levels

Polar FT 4 heart rate monitor

This Polar FT4 is under $100!

(See all colors here)

• active texting gloves, practical and stylish for outdoor winter activities

lululemon frosty run gloves

(loving these lululemon Frosty Run Gloves)

» Check out more outdoor active winter gear here.

performance running hat, durable and waterproof for outdoor activities

oakley performance running hat

» Check out more ideas in this year’s Holiday Gift Guide: Fitness Goodies.

For Foodies

K-cup single serve coffees, select a box or mixture of their favorite brews

K-cup single serve coffee keurig

TSP spices, perfectly pre-measured sealed spices

TSP spice nutmeg

• food, dessert, or baking ornament

sur la table white chocolate dipped strawberry ornament

(Sur la table White Chocolate Dipped Strawberry ornament)

• Crystal cake knife and server set

crystal cake knife and dessert server set

• gourmet hot chocolate, specifically from Williams-Sonoma

peppermint bark williams-sonoma hot chocolate

(The entire canister is filled with chocolate shavings and the peppermint bark flavor is incredible)

» Check out more ideas in this year’s Holiday Gift Guide: For Foodies.

For Kids

I’m obviously not a mother yet, but I did stumble upon some great ideas to include!

animal & monster hand tattoos set

animal and monster hand tattoo set for kids

Left Center Right (LCR) dice game

left center right dice game

(I just played this for the first time last week! Kids would love it.)

eco-kids all natural playing dough

eco-kids all natural playing dough

glitter crowns set for your favorite (pretend) princess and friends

alex and alexa glitter crowns

(Um, the entire alex and alexa website is adorable!)

• currency you don’t see every day

Because even as an adult, I still think it’s cool to get my hands on a $2 bill or 50¢ piece every now and then!

two dollar bill

Am I alone there?


I invite you to share some of your favorite stocking stuffer traditions and gift ideas in the comments section too. Happy Shopping!

*Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. The Holiday Gift Guide series features items I genuinely want to share with you, and have possibly purchased myself. Please understand, however, that affiliate links are included. As always, I truly appreciate your support! <3

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