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Take the Time

November 20, 2017

I can’t believe it’s the week of Thanksgiving already!  It feels like my kiddos just started the school year, and before we know it, 2018 will be knocking on our door.  This time of year always flies by for me, and I know for a lot of you guys too.  Work obligations, school parties, volunteering, shopping, decorating, traveling, and the list goes on.  All of it is enjoyable and I look forward to it each year, but it can also be overwhelming at times.

My family opted for a non-traditional Thanksgiving this year, and we are headed to the beach!  I am super excited because we have not had a family vacation with my side of the family in over 7 years!  The larger our families get, the more complicated it becomes to get everyone together.  It will be amazing to spend time with my mom and my brothers and their families, and watch the cousins play together.  We will be taking the time to bond, reminisce, and catch up on each other’s busy lives while we all relax (as much as we can relax with kiddos) together during this usually busy time of year.

My friend from waaaaaay back–I’m talking 6th grade–owns a t-shirt business, which features a variety of thought provoking messages.  Diagnosis Outfitters offers a full range of tees and tanks with unique and meaningful slogans.  I was excited to feature this one, which I felt was perfect for this time of year.  Take the time.  It’s so important to literally stop and smell the roses, or eh pumpkin pie.  It’s all too easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and sometimes we forget to take the time to be in the moment with the ones we love the most and cherish the times we have with them.

Sing like no one’s listening, love like you’ve never been hurt, dance like nobody’s watching, and live like its heaven on earth. –William Purkey.  I took the time to spin in circles like a little kid.  Only problem was, I am not a kid anymore and I almost lost my lunch afterwards.  #truestory #oldpeopleproblems  Anyway, it was fun while I was spinning!  haha!  And the point is to just ENJOY LIFE!  Have fun, be in the moment!  And if you have to throw up when the moment is over, then so be it.

I have a little surprise for you friends!  Because my friend is awesome, she is offering you a coupon code for 30% off your purchase!!!  BUT, it’s only valid for the next 24 hours!!!  Use code: MAMA to get the discount.  So, hurry on over and go give my buddy some love!  Check out Diagnosis Outfitters for my super soft shirt and others!  There are some really great Christmas tees that help us remember the reason for the season.

I hope each and every one of you has a wonderful Thanksgiving and I hope you are all able to take the time, really soak in all of those quality moments, and make memories with the ones you love.

Before I sign off I wanted to take a minute to say THANK YOU to all of you out there who have supported me through this crazy blogging adventure.  It’s because of YOU that I enjoy this little corner of the web so very much.  I love and appreciate all of your comments!  Happy Thanksgiving friends!

***Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means I may make a small commission.  This does not affect the price you pay, but does help me maintain my blog, so thank you for the support!

Niki French

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