Hi, friends! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I can’t believe it’s Thanksgiving week. Usually, I’m not one to rush the holiday season, but I am soooo ready for it this year. My schedule is already filling up with holiday parties and get-togethers, and I’m sure you’re in the same boat, so I wanted to share two of my go-to tips for staying consistent over the holidays. Ok, ok… I’m sure you’ve heard these…

Hi, guys! The Hauperts had quite the fun holiday weekend with all sorts of activities to kick off the most wonderful time of year! I really love that Thanksgiving fell so early this year because now we have an extra week of “Christmas holiday” to celebrate. (Quinn always says “Christmas holiday” when he’s talking about Christmas, and it’s the cutest thing ever. It’s also caught on with Mal and me, so now Christmas is “Christmas…

In a perfect world, we’d all “hit our macros” every single day, but, in the next few weeks leading up to the holidays, your days will likely be jam-packed with opportunities to eat, drink, and be merry. Of course, it’s the most wonderful time of year and you should enjoy yourself, but if you’re not careful with your choices, too many splurges can really add up and wreak havoc on your goals. I mean, no…

I receive a lot of questions about Quinn’s favorite toys, so with the holidays (hey, Black Friday and Cyber Monday) on the horizon, I wanted to share what’s on his Christmas list this year as well as a few blog post round-ups of his very favorite toys. On Quinn’s Christmas list this year: PicassoTiles – Quinn already has a set of PicassoTiles (aka cheaper version of MagnaTiles), but he absolutely loves them and literally plays with them every single day, so we…

The holiday fun continues in the Haupert household! It’s been a fun few weeks to say the least, and I really love that this tradition adds so much to our daily lives this time of year. Here’s the next recap of our 24 Days of Togetherness activities! Day 13: Make a holiday drawing. We named this year’s drawing: “Snowstorm in December.” Day 14: Tell each other something you love about them. Quinn told me his…

HOW is it December 18th already? I feel like it was just Thanksgiving, and I couldn’t wait to get going all things Christmas and now it’s just a week away. Holy cow. I mean, remember when you were a kid and Christmas took FOREVER to get here? Now, it just flies by too fast. Anyway, we enjoyed quite the holiday-filled weekend. Here’s a little recap! FRIDAY On Friday night, Mal and I had the pleasure…

This post is brought to you by Merry Maids. As always, thank you so much for supporting CNC! This time of year, many of us are expecting guests. Maybe they’re staying for a few nights or just guests at a party you’re hosting. No matter the occasion, it’s important that your home is warm and welcoming. But, of course, as crazy as the holiday season can be, it’s not always easy to go the extra mile and…

Yesterday, we visited The Enchanted Village at Jordan’s Furniture! My mom, sister, and nephew came to visit and then we all headed down to Avon to see what The Enchanted Village was all about. We had heard great things and it definitely put us in the holiday spirit, but, holy cow, it was busy for a Wednesday. I can’t even imagine what it would be like on a weekend. Check out the ropes for the weekend…

Hi, friends! Merry Christmas Eve! I can’t believe Christmas is already upon us. What a whirlwind holiday season, right? That said, I’m glad I was able to capture some of our memories from the days leading up to Christmas. It was especially nice because it was Quinn’s first holiday season! Here’s a recap of our third annual 24 Days of Togetherness! Days 1- 10: Here is the first part of our 24 Days of Togetherness recap….

This post is sponsored by Ziploc. Is anyone else gearing up for a busy few days of baking next week? I sure am! Holy moly. It’s a good thing I like to bake! During the week of Christmas, I have a whole slew of holiday parties and gatherings on my social calendar””many of which I plan to bake (cookies) for. I love contributing a baked good to a dessert spread or simply gifting a batch…

Gooooood morning and happy Monday to you! How was your weekend? Filled with lots of holiday cheer? I sure hope so! My weekend was great””pretty low-key to start (lots of rest and relaxation), but it picked up yesterday with a fun 5K that I ran with some lovely ladies from KFIT. That said, here are some pics from my weekend! Day 13: Get holiday beverages from Starbucks. <— My new favorite is an iced decaf…

Having a baby drives me to drink! Kidding! KIDDING! Well, sort of. Truthfully, after a long day home alone with my little munchkin, I am all about enjoying a glass of wine on the couch as a way to relax. Perhaps some of the other moms out there will agree? Yes? Anyway, I love all things related to wine, so here is a holiday gift guide for the wine lover on your shopping list! Wine Tumbler…

Hello, hello! This week is totally flying by for me. How the heck is it already Thursday?! And just 14 days until Christmas?! Holy cow. The holiday season is whizzing by like lightning. Well, can lightning whiz by? I guess so? It kind of crashes down, I suppose. I dunno, but the holiday season is passing quickly! Anyway, I wanted to share a quick recap of our 24 Days of Togetherness this year. We are having a…

Hello! Good morning and happy Friday to you! Thank you for all of your wonderful feedback on my CNC blog survey. It was really helpful reading your responses and they gave me lots of great ideas for moving forward with CNC. As always, you guys are the best and thank you for supporting me and this little blog! A ton of you guys said you enjoyed my What I’m Loving Lately posts, so here’s another…

Happy National Regifting Day!! (There’s a national holiday for everything, isn’t there?) Did you know 41% of people have regifted an item? [source: couponcabin.com] [image source] I’m on the fence about regifting. Of course, it’s a very “green” way to give and if you can regift something to someone who might really like it, I don’t see the harm. But, at the same time, I’d feel weird giving someone a gift I haven’t actually bought…