Self Care for the Holiday Season

With the holiday season in full swing, it’s the most wonderful time of year and often one of the busiest! Blink, and you might miss it as Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve are sure to fly right by. This year has been such a challenge. Now, more than ever, it is important to carve out some time for yourself to relax, reflect, and focus on self care for the holiday season.

Self Care for the Holiday Season

Self Care for the Holiday Season

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx

While self-care can come in the form of taking care of your skin, relaxing in a warm bath, or treating yourself, it also means eating well, getting enough sleep, moving your body, and keeping up with healthy habits. This holiday season proves to be an unusual one for many of us. That’s why it’s vital to take care of your mental and physical well being during this time. I’m thrilled to partner with Babbleboxx this holiday season to share products that will help you check more off your holiday to-do list and feel less stressed, whether it’s running fewer errands, battling breakouts, or getting better sleep.

For self care ideas during the holidays and products to help make things less stressful, keep reading!

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50+ Cheesy Romantic Christmas Movies to Stream for Free

Love cheesy romantic Christmas movies? Have access to a few streaming services? You’ve come to the right place! I’m a huge fan of Hallmark and Lifetime romantic Christmas movies, and last year I could not get enough of them! This year, with even more Christmas movies to stream and plans to stay home for the foreseeable future, I couldn’t wait to dive in!

Romantic Christmas Movies to Stream This December | Seattle Lifestyle Blog

While the holidays might look a little different this year, I find that Christmas movies always bring a little cheer to my day. For a fun festive activity, consider hosting a remote Watch Party (Amazon, Hulu, and Disney+ offer this feature in-app!) with your besties or family this holiday season. And to save you some time in picking a movie, I’ve organized it by streaming service availability, included a quick synopsis with personal commentary, and a rating for each movie, too!

I hope you enjoy these movies and don’t forget to share this post with your BFFs who love cheesy romantic Christmas movies, too!

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How to Create a Cozy Reading Nook for the Holidays

There’s truly no place like home for the holidays, and as the temperatures drop, I’m most definitely craving all things cozy! During the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, there’s really nothing better than cozying up with a good book, sipping on something warm, and being in your comfiest of clothing. That’s exactly the reason I set out to create this cozy reading nook in my living room, all decked out with holiday cheer!

How to Create a Reading Nook | Seattle Lifestyle Blog

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx on behalf of Harlequin

Inspired by holiday classics and new releases from Harlequin books, I thought it was the perfect time of year to create a cozy reading corner in our living room! If like me, you’re feeling a bit stir crazy at home and are craving warmth, coziness, and the festive cheer that comes with the holiday season, then you’ll love having your own reading spot to do just that.

If you’re looking to cheer up your space and create a special reading corner this holiday season, or any time of year, then read on for ideas for your reading nook!

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Shop Local for the Holidays: 101+ Best Gift Ideas from Seattle Businesses + Makers

2020 has been a challenging year, and like everything else this year, the holiday season promises to feel different too. As holiday gatherings move virtually and annual traditions are adapted for the new normal, I encourage you to change up your holiday shopping habits, too! Now more than ever, local businesses need our support. Many of them have adapted to these trying times by offering shipping, curbside pickups, and delivery to make buying gifts from Seattle easier than ever. Why not shop local and get the best gift ideas from Seattle businesses this year?!

Best Gift Ideas from Seattle | Shop Local Holiday Gift Guide 2020

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That’s exactly why I wanted to lend my support to small businesses this holiday season. Not only here on the blog, but also with the holiday shopping I am doing, too. I know the holiday season is going to look different this year. However, I’m hopeful that by putting our dollars back into our local economy, we can help small businesses stay afloat.

If you’re trying to do the same and shop locally this holiday season, I’ve rounded up hundreds of gift ideas from Seattle for everyone on your list!

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Athleisure Outfits for Fall // Day to Night

Athleisure has to be the trend of the year for 2020. I’ve never spent more time in joggers and sweatshirts than this year, and I can’t lie: I’m loving it! Athleisure outfits for fall are versatile; you can easily take your look from day to night or from comfy to stylish with incredible ease.

Athleisure Outfits for Fall

Disclosure: Thanks to Adidas for partnering on this post. All opinions are my own!

That’s why I’m so excited to team up with Adidas to share their Glam On Collection! It’s taking some of your favorite classic Adidas styles and putting a glam spin on them. Whether it’s a beanie with an oversized furry pom pom, soft cascading layers, or a shimmery detail, this entire collection will have you seeing stars!

Today, I’ll be sharing how to mix and match pieces from the collection to achieve athleisure outfits for fall! Take these looks from day to night with ease, whether you’re craving something cozy and comfortable to enjoy time outside with friends, or are heading to a socially distant soiree!

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