Winter Break Is My Absolute Favorite!
I Love the Lazy Days, Long Conversations, Sleep in Mornings, and all the Memories made. As much I look Forward to the Long-Awaited Winter Break. I also Dread the Day that I must return to the Hustle and Bustle of my Everyday Life.
In Preparation for knowing the Struggles, I feel just about every year when Winter Break comes to an End. I have Created a Tried and True List of Five Tips to Follow up after Enjoying a Wonderful Winter Break. These Tips are a Great Way to Ease just about anyone back into their everyday lives.
I am a Huge Fan of To-Do Lists. In all Honesty, on a Daily Bases, I like to write down all the Activities/Chores that I Accomplished that Day. This way I can Physically see how Productive or Unproductive I was. I Find this to be just as Strong a Motivator as a To-Do List is. However, the Beneficial Aspects of Creating A To-Do List is that you can give yourself the Proper amount of Time to Complete Each Activity before Break Ends. This also Allows you to set up your activities in the most Time Efficient way possible because when it comes to the ending hours of Winter Break, every moment counts. An Added Bonus to Creating and Following a To-Do List in the ending days of Break is that you can mentally prepare yourself for the Daily Routine Changes that will occur.
One of the First things on your to-do list should be
We had an Amazing Christmas Celebration in our home this year, as I Hope you did. The Holidays and Christmas bring Christmas Gifts from Our Loved Ones. Which Translates to Inviting More stuff to Fill up your Living Space. Therefore, before you Jump Back into Your Regular Routine, Try to Take Time to Declutter.
*Decluttering is known to have many Health Benefits!
Such Include Sounder Sleep, Reducing Stress,
and/or Helping Reduce Anxiety Levels.
While You Are Decluttering, You Might as Well put in a Little More Effort and Organize.
Reorganizing Allows you time to Leisure Around, Take Stock in what you have, and To Place things in Easy to Find Locations. No more Searching around the Closet for your Favorite Belt because you now know Exactly where it is. I know that I am not the Only Person Who Absolutely Loves the Feeling of Instantly Finding the thing that you want.
It’s Hard to Say Goodbye to Old Friends and Family. Expect the Let Down or Goodbye Blues to Come Over You. As you Pack Away the Christmas Decorations and Say Goodbye to Family and Friends. This is a Hard Feeling to Battle and One that You can not really Avoid. However, if you Prepare Yourself, you will hopefully be able to Bounce Back Faster and Functionally Return to Your Everyday Life.
CREATE NEW GOALS FOR THE MONTH
Create New Goals for The Month. Not New Year's Resolutions. Just a Few Simple and Attainable Goals You Want to Accomplish for the Month. This will give you something To Look Forward To and something To Work Towards. Now once you have this Set of Goals. Do Not Go and Hide your Paper where you Can't See It. Leave it somewhere where it Catches Your Eye At least Once a Day. This way you have that Subtle Reminder that You Have Goals You Want To Accomplish.
All in All ThavinMarcob's Tips For Recovering from Winter Break are about Going Slow. It's about Preparing Yourself for the Upcoming Change. Reconnecting with Co-Workers and Friends after a Long Absence. It's about Establishing New Routines and it's about Welcoming a New Year.
A Year Full of Possibilities, A Year where You Can Accomplish Anything You Want To. It's Your Year to Shine!
Go Ahead, Don't Hold Back, because You Got This!
Maintaining Boundaries at Family Get togethers
We may dress to the nines and head out to family gatherings but we are all united in the dread that we experience in some deep, dark corner of beings when we anticipate meeting a relative – or worse, plural. It is not because we are bad people or lack affection. It is because the breach of boundaries we do not even realize it is happening per millisecond we spend in their presence. Perhaps it is because family seems to take upon itself the exclusive privilege of tearing people apart without remorse, be it love life, employment, important life milestones, health, or physical form. However it is time we take back our boundaries and self-esteem.
Defining clear boundaries, as any relationship counselor/article worth their salt will tell you, is most essential when it comes to maintaining relationships that are not taxing, but affectionate, as relationships have the initial aim to be. Let us take a look at how these popularly encouraged boundaries can actually be set into place.
Be an Example
One person we might not point fingers at is ourselves. Whether it is a teenager we keep pestering about their GPAs, or an aunt whose love life we find deliciously scandalous, we may begin by setting out the tone for the questions that we are asked. It is undeniably saucy, as the cool kids will call it, to know all the gruesome details about somebody’s skeletons, but will we want it travelling the room and coming back to us? Which is why we should start out by limiting questions we ask to topics we know people will be comfortable talking about – and hope the favor will eventually be returned to us.
Keep the Positivity Running
A common but cheap tactic we find ourselves employing in uneasy social gatherings is exclaiming your misfortune when the narrative turns to negative self-talk. We may bring up our troubles and woes, casual or pertinent, to gel in with people and earn easy empathy points. After all, it is so much easier to spend the evening with someone when all you have to do is empathize with their low points in life and have them validate yours. This needs to change – lead with a positive narrative. Counter conversations going down the self-deprecation or self-pity lane with silver linings. Not only will it set out a reflexive response system in your mind to counter negativity with optimism, but also it will make people wary of dumping their burdens on you for validation.
Let us be honest and accept the times we have prepared ourselves for family gatherings by making a list of topics and statements never to make. I do not blame you, it is a safety measure. You avoid the unnecessary, unwelcomed judgment and your family remembers you by the socially acceptable qualities you choose to show. As bold as this boundary may seem, it is an important one to draw. Go all out and be yourself so that your family knows what they have got on their hands. The reason why family gatherings drain us is because we are constantly maintaining a censored, edited version of ourselves that is trying to appease to everyone, which never works. Next time at a family gathering, to whatever extent, try showing your authentic self to the people you interact with – either you will be let go off family obligations or you will score a modicum of acceptance.
The first step to healthy and happy family gatherings is accepting that boundaries are essential, and family is no exception to that rule.
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When I first opened up our location in La Conner Washington I was Unaware that Retail Radio was a thing. I really thought I could play my Spotify and spend my days dancing to my songs list.
Nope, this is Not true. You Can Not Do This.
The first Retail Radio service we used had songs that were so old I think I was still a twinkle in my mothers eye when they came out. Our second Retail Radio however was is a winner!
I truly do love the Retail Radio stations we have at the store, but I do find that sometimes I have to explain to our customers that I don't necessarily get to pick the music that's playing. I can pick a genera but I can't pick the songs.
Which is why I'm so excited to share my Personal Christmas Eve Spotify playlist with you guys!!
All I want for Christmas is you by Mariah Carey
Jingle Bell rock by Anita Kerr singers
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas by Michael Bublé
White Christmas by Bing Crosby
A Holly Jolly Christmas by Burl Ives
Do they know it’s Christmas by band aid
Christmas (baby please come home) by Darlene love
Santa Claus is coming to town by Bruce Springsteen
Happy Xmas by John Lennon
Mistletoe by Justin Bieber
Let it snow let it snow let it snow by Frank Sinatra
Santa tell me by Ariana Grande
Santa baby by Eartha Kitt
What Christmas means to me by Stevie wonder
Please come home for Christmas by the eagles
Holly Jolly Christmas by Michael Bublé
Joy to the world by Nat King Cole
Deck the hall by Nat King Cole
I want to hippopotamus for Christmas by Gayla Peevey
Believe by Josh Gordon
Mistletoe and holly by Frank Sinatra
Mary did you know by Pentatonix
Shake up Christmas by train
The Christmas shoes by Newsong
That’s Christmas to me by Pentatonix
Angels we have heard on high by Josh Gorban
Snow in California by Ariana Grande
Christmas time by Bryan Adams
A New York Christmas by Rob Thomas
Cuddle up by Catey Shaw
Christmas all over again by Tom Petty
Santa is coming for us by Sia
You make me feel like Christmas by Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton
Snowman by Sia
All my Christmases by Julian Edwards
Our Christmas Eve
On Christmas Eve we play a lot of games.
I will share a few of our favs with you guys on another post, but playing Christmas music in the background is a major must for my family. It brings a warm welcoming feel to our get-together.
I would love to hear your Christmas/Holiday Playlists.
Feel Free to Share it with us
OR Share Your Top Favorite Christmas Song!
Have a Wonderful Christmas and a Happy Holiday!
Happy Winter Solstice Everyone!
Can you believe Winter is already here.
Not to mention Christmas is just a few days away.
I’m definitely feeling like it is time
to commence the Winter Adventures.
We are Celebrating the New Season
with a Bottle of Wine and Each Other’s Company.
While we enjoy our Winter Wine. I thought it was the Perfect Time to share a few Winter Solstice Facts.
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Have a Wonderful and Joyous Weekend!
Which only means Tons of Shopping and Tons of Gift Wrapping! Both Shopping and Wrapping have their Ups and Downs. It can be Incredibly Frustrating Trying to Find that Perfect Gift. It can also be Incredibly Irritating knowing that Each Item then has to be Wrapped Perfectly.
One thing that My Family Loves to Do During The Holidays to make Gift Wrapping more Fun is Creating
Here are a Few of our Hacks when it comes to making your own. If you have Never Tried, Give it a Try. If you make your own Give Our Hacks a Go and Share How You Create Yours.
You Are Going To Need:
A Hot Glue Gun
String, Yarn, or Ribbon
An Item to Wrap--Like Old Napkin Rings, Wooden Craft Squares, or Mansion Jar Lids.
Place a Little Dab of Hot Glue on the Inside of the Ring that you intend to wrap then simply start wrapping.
I usually Cut my String into Two Pieces to make the Wrapping Process a little easier to do.
If you choose to Wrap a Square. I typically like to Add Extra Hot Glue to the Corners.
Here’s a few of the pieces we did for this year.
I Love how Easy these are to do, but what I Love knowing that Everyone gets a Little Something Specially Handcrafted by me for Christmas!
I would Love to see what you guys come up with.
So Share Your Christmas Crafts with Us.
Until next time
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Christmas Eve is the day where most of the Christmas Fun happens. We Enjoy a Grad Dinner Together, Play Holiday Themed Games, Feast on Wonderful Desserts, and Exchange/Open Each Others Gifts. Since a Fair Share of Wonderful Memories are Made and Captured on Christmas Eve it only makes sense that Christmas Eve is my Favorite Day of the Year. I also is the day I make sure I dress the most Festive and Fabulous. That way I can ensure I look Amazing in the Photos!
Go To Dresses
The First Dress
Is One of Our Made In The USA Collection
Check out our
Sexy Wear For The Everyday Dress
In Our Boutique.
That We think could really Add some Sparkle to your Christmas Eve can be found in
Our Fall Fashion Collection
Check out our
Night On The Town Dress
In Our Boutique.
That We think would be a Real Show Stopper on
Christmas Eve is also a Dress from
Our Fall Fashion Collection.
Check out our
Sparkle All Night Long
In Our Boutique
The Holidays are sometimes
The Best Moments for You to Put Your
Best Fashionable Trendsetter Style on Full Display
For Everyone To See and To Be Dazzled.
Try out Our Adorably Comfy Felling Fancy Wide Leg Pants! They Pair well with our
Sleek Smooth Top or with a Basic Black Tee.
Looking For Casual and Cute
Casual, but Cute Outfit this Holiday Season?
Look No Further ThavinMarcob Has Got You Covered.
Leggings are very Versatile! These being No Different.
Pair Any of Our Leggings with either a
Center Bird Stage Sweater or Our Sleek Smooth Top.
In Order to Create an Outfit that Screams
Super Cute, But Super Comfy.
While We Try
While We Try to Always Look Our Best the Truth is you should just Enjoy the Moment. Remember to have Fun, Spend Your Time Laughing, Sharing Dreams,
and Making Memories.
Merry Christmas Everyone!
From The ThavinMarcob Family!
Thavin & Marcob is a place where you are celebrated for being you!
Always Growing is our motto!
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