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Thanksgiving is just around the corner and I’m happy to say that this year, I’m completely ready for it. But, I wasn’t always like this.
You see, I host Thanksgiving and I used to stress out about it every year. I would conjure up all sorts of potential disasters in my mind like drying out the turkey, making gloppy mashed potatoes, and burning the cookies – but none of it ever happened! And even if it had, I was always surrounded by my family and they wouldn’t care one bit. They would just encourage me to laugh it off and then they would help me salvage the holiday!
But last year, I decided to let go of the stress that usually accompanies hosting a big family holiday and I felt so much better! I only wish I had realized earlier in my life that holidays should be – and can be – simple and enjoyable.
So, this holiday season, Babbleboxx helped me get my home ready for my holiday gatherings. And, I was delighted to see my Babbleboxx filled with so many amazing products that will help me have a stress-free holiday season!
MY BABBLEBOXX GOODIES
ECOVACS DEEBOT 900
The day before Thanksgiving, my sister volunteers to watch my kids so my husband and I can team up together and deep clean the house. Although this isn’t the most exciting way to spend a day off from work – we do have fun. We have a day full of uninterrupted conversation as we sweep, mop, and sanitize every nook and cranny. The only downside to our day is that I know the minute my kids walk through the door, leaves, crumbs, and dirt will be blowing in alongside them. This is why the ECOVACS DEEBOT 900 is a sanity saver for me.
The DEEPBOT 900 is the best robot vacuum for cleaning anytime, anywhere. Through the ECOVACS app you can program a cleaning while you sit on the carpool line, or you can schedule it for daily cleanings for a time that works best for you. I like to program it at night, when everyone is asleep, and not actively making messes! The week of Cyber Monday, the ECOVACS DEEBOT 900 will be $100 off at participating retailers.
Chesapeake Bay Candle
One of my favorite ways to get my home holiday ready is by lighting a few scented candles. I love to settle down at the end of the day by lighting a candle, brewing a cup of chamomile tea, and reading a great book. One of my new favorites is the Pumpkin Latte Small Jar Candle from Chesapeake Bay Candle. This candle has an attractive wood top that complements so many rooms in my house, which makes me think I should pick up a few more! The aroma of praline, pecans, and pumpkin make my home smell delicious! And, I love that they are made in the USA – designed and poured in Maryland!
Do you often host overnight guests during the holidays? If you do, Brooklinen’s Luxe Hardcore Sheet Bundle will ensure that your guests feel right at home. When I first felt these classic sheets, I was really tempted to put them on my own bed, instead of in my guest bedroom. They are so smooth and silky — I really need a set for myself. Brooklinen’s sheet sets let you mix and match your linens allowing you the freedom to style your bedroom any way you want. If your linens have seen better days, you can receive $20 off any order of $50 or more using our discount code: weknowstuff20
Sengled Element Color Plus
Before becoming a mom, holiday music used to annoy me. I know I sound like the Grinch, but I just wasn’t ready for jingle bells before Thanksgiving. That all changed for me when I had my daughter right after Thanksgiving. I remember being in the delivery room with Christmas music playing. Everyone was in a happy mood singing along to their holiday favorites. Now, I’m that person streaming holiday music from November to January!
With the Sengled Element Color Plus smart light bulbs, I can choose from 16 million colors of light to achieve the perfect ambiance! My kids love to use the Sengled Pulse app to control how the light from the Sengled Solo Color Plus changes with the beat of their music. This makes impromptu dance parties with their cousins a lot more fun! For Black Friday Sengled is running a special promotion with 25% – 30% off their products!
Smooth Top® Easy Liner® Shelf Liner
Right before the holidays, I make sure I pull out all of my silverware and give everything a good washing. Sadly, I only use my silverware during the holidays or special occasions because my kids have a habit of throwing away my flatware!! Spoons get tossed with their yogurt cups and forks get scraped into the garbage with the remainder of their dinner. I am usually unaware that this has even happened – until I have two spoons left in my drawer! While I’m busy washing and buffing the good stuff, I like to put down fresh shelf liners to keep my drawers nice and clean. Smooth Top® Easy Liner® Shelf Liner is so easy to cut, install and replace – I use them everywhere from my kitchen pantry to the bathroom medicine cabinets! Click here for more great ideas on where you can use non-adhesive liners.
Even though I love hosting Thanksgiving, I love the weekend that immediately follows it even more. It’s when we pack away our Thanksgiving decorations and turn our home into a Winter Wonderland. I love decorating my home with my family; it really puts everyone in a never-ending holiday mood. One of my new favorite decorations is this frosted mini green Christmas tree from Christmas Central. This mini green pine tree is dusted with “snow” to create a sparkling wintry look and I love how it complements the modern farmhouse look of my home. You can find the perfect size Christmas tree for your home here!
So, now that you’ve heard about my Babbleboxx, what is your favorite way to get your home holiday ready? Do you have any family traditions to make the season special? Let us know in the comments!