Last time…

I don’t know how some of you all do this but this year is the last time I’ll ever do last minute shopping. The stores weren’t too busy for me but the stress was overwhelming. For those that are still out there shopping good luck to you! 

Sincerely, Courtney Renee 

What I always wanted as a kid

Hi Aspirers! 

When you were a kid was it something you were dying to have? You got everything but that one thing! That one thing for me was a toy tea cart with over 100 pieces. It was the ultimate cart because it had everything you could imagine to play house with. I was in elementary school when I wanted this and I can still remember exactly what I looked like. It was blue, it had two tiers and on the tiers it came with a toy toaster with toast, tea pot, tea cups, pots, pans, fake eggs, egg timer,  fake meats, utensils, etc. This is the closest picture I could find of what it looked like but it came with a lot more pieces. 

Looking back to when I was a child I can’t complain because I was very fortunate with the amounts of gifts I received for Christmas. I do regret I should of played with them more than one or two times but I do know if I had that toy tea cart it would of felt like I hit the jackpot!

Let me tell you if I come across that cart again I’m buying it and my kids and I are going to have endless amounts of fun because I have a lot to catch up on. If you know what toy cart I’m talking about comment below. Also let me know what was something you wanted as a kid but never got. 

Sincerely, Courtney Renee

Should I give you one? 

Hi Aspirers! 

‘Tis the season of being generous and gift giving is one act of being generous. Who doesn’t love receiving gifts but have you ever been in a situation when someone gave you a gift and you wonder should you buy them one? Well I have. I believe it all depends on you. The holidays are the days to give not just to receive. If you are the type of person to give just to receive you’re missing the whole point of the holidays. At the end of the year it doesn’t mean a big celebration for everyone. For some it could mean penny pinching to a least have enough money to give gifts. People are spending their last few dollars to see a smile on their child’s face on Christmas morning, or to have food on the table. 

If someone surprises you with a gift most likely they gave you a gift just because they wanted to not because they had to. A gift doesn’t have to be wrapped up pretty with a bow. A gift could be kind words or kind actions. When we think about what our family and friends gave us through the years, material things are the last things we talk about because we are so busy talking and laughing about the memories. 

So when someone hands you a gift act surprised and if you truly want to give them a gift, give because you want to not because you feel obligated. Do it as act of kindness from your heart. If you don’t it’s not the end of the world because those people that actually took time to give you a gifts they just wanted to. 

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Sincerely, Courtney Renee 

Last Minute Gift Ideas

OMG CHRISTMAS IS FRIDAY! I hope you figured out what you’re getting everyone. If you’re still stuck and looking for last minute gifts keep reading for stores you should go. 

P.S. Since you waited so long to purchase ordering isn’t an option so fill up your gas tank or call and Uber. 

Top 3 gift ideas for LADIES:

1. Jewelry/Accessories 

  • Charming Charlie’s is a great place to get accessories because everything is color coordinated. 
  • Claire’s: What mall doesn’t have one?
  •  Wal-mart/Target: if you live in a town without a mall Wal-mart/Target are your best bet.

2. Gift cards: head to their favorite clothing store or restaurant and purchase one of these.

3. Handbags

  • Aldo: nice quality look and lower prices
  • Outlets: These places always have deals going on. 
  • Target: Target has been selling knock off looks for under $35. Go check it out. 

Top 3 gift ideas for GUYS:

1. Gift cards: if you don’t know their size in clothing, know they love playing video games, or just super picky or plain gift cards will be perfect. 

2. Cologne: We all love a man that smells good.

  • Macy’s
  • Belk
  • Outlets

3. Accessories- Belts, socks, underwear, wallets, etc

  • Wal-mart
  • Target
  • Department stores
  • Any men’s clothing store

I hope these last minute gift ideas help! Hope you have a Merry Christmas! 

Sincerely, Courtney Renee