Today is the last LET’S LOOK of 2021!!!
That went by quickly!!!
Okay, but first, you guys!!!!! Sheaffer and I cried so many tears yesterday over how generous YOU are!!!!
Today is the last day for…
…our St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Fundraiser Plus Christmas Giveaway! At midnight tonight (CST), St. Jude will randomly select one of the donors to receive…
…our fabulous prize of this Chloe tote filled with all of our very favorite things!
DONATING TO ST. JUDE VIA THIS LINK WILL GIVE YOU THE CHANCE TO BE THE LUCKY RECIPIENT OF OUR FAVORITE THINGS GIVEAWAY PACKAGE.
ONE LUCKY LADY IS GOING TO GET AN AWESOME PRIZE PACKAGE, AND ST. JUDE FAMILIES ARE GOING TO BENEFIT GREATLY FROM ALL OF YOUR GENEROSITY.
Here are the simple steps:
1. Go HERE and make a secure donation on our St. Jude donation page by tonight at 11:59 p.m. CST.
2. Our contact at St. Jude will choose a random name from all of the donations (made via this link), and we will announce the recipient on Friday’s blog post.
Whew! Okay, if you don’t know what this is, once a month, Erika and I do a little link up where we “look” at different aspects of our lives (and then if you blog, you share and link up too!). It’s often a random little assortment of topics.
In January, we looked at our coffee bar areas.
In February, we looked at our love languages.
In March, we looked at a perfect night in.
In April, we looked at our fridge and pantry.
In May, we looked at our outdoor organization.
In June, we looked at our summer bucket list.
In July, we looked at our bathroom organization.
In August, we looked at our phone, apps & such.
In September, we looked at meal planning.
In October, we looked at holiday decor storage.
In November, we looked at our Thanksgiving menu.
Today, we’re looking at one of my favorite things…OUR CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS!
I was born for this post because my family LOVES CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS!!
I’m going to share a few and then please, share yours too!
This last weekend, we were so happy to do this Christmas tradition here…
…see the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders perform at The Star in Frisco! A few years ago, the Cowboys started hosting this fun tradition several times a week where, for free, you and your family can head up to their practice facility (The Star in Frisco, TX…not the big stadium in Arlington) and the cheerleaders put on a show! There are fireworks, extra dancers and musical numbers, Santa arrives and of course, the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders are there. The performance is outdoors and lasts about 30 minutes. It’s super festive, super fun, and super family-friendly!
Thanks to the huge screens and big stages, there really isn’t a bad place to stand while you watch…
If you’re local, this is totally something you should do! Check online for the performance dates and times!
Speaking of local things to do…
…going to Highland Park Village to see the lights is a must 🙂 . Just seeing them is magical.
If you have a chance to make reservations in advance…
…you can take a carriage ride through there too 🙂 .
Every Thanksgiving weekend, McKinney hosts their annual Home For The Holidays event!
This is something we’ve loved doing for years and years and years 🙂 .
Also in McKinney…
…it’s our annual Parade of Lights! This is such a fun event that typically happens the second Saturday night in December. It feels like the whole town comes out for this parade around our historic town square where all of the floats are aglow. This is my FAVORITE McKinney tradition!
Ice skating is always a family tradition for us! Well, I mean…not for me but for Andrew and the kids 😉 . I am really good at watching them though. Ha!
We always make a ton of cut out cookies this time of year. You can see our favorite recipe HERE.
Andrew (and Kensington) took this pic on Sunday night. We were all six piled on the couch watch Christmas with the Kranks. Watching holiday movies is FOR SURE one of our very favorite family traditions!!
And of course, one of our most loved traditions is…
We’ve already checked this tradition off our list this year. I have some pics of our cozy fun night…
Nothing says looking at Christmas lights more than fake glasses. Hahahahaha!
We took approximately 4 billion pictures like this and for whatever reason, Ashby didn’t make it into a single one. What was she doing back there?!?! #hiding
Our first stop, getting goodies at Starbucks! Smith’s face says it all.
Nothing says Merry more than wearing your your pjs into a public place 😉 .
We got our drinks and treats, bundled back up in the car and listened to my Christmas Playlist as we looked at lights around McKinney (go to Tuckerhill if you’re local!). This is truly one of our VERY favorite traditions!!
One final favorite tradition, enjoying lots and lots of hot chocolate! My kids want it for breakfast, after school, in the evening…all the time, so look what I did this year…
…I made a Hot Chocolate Board for you to use as inspiration to your next batch!
Whether you’re hosting, having a fun family movie night or just need a little extra merry in your day, head HERE to check out my board.
Well, that wraps up Let’s Look for 2021!
If you have suggestions for things we can “look” at in 2022, please comment and share! I’m about to make our prompts for next year and would covet your input!!
Merry Wednesday, friends!!! Thank you so much to all of you who linked up with us this year!! xx