Beauty & Blessings: This Week in Photos a.k.a. Gift Ideas!

Hello beautiful souls,

Happy Weekend. I cannot believe that Christmas is a mere 5 days away! I feel like it was just yesterday that I was thinking “it’s already December?”

Santa came early this year and showered me with some of my favourite things, which for those of you who are last minute shoppers, may provide some inspiration for gift ideas!

As my last post before Christmas, Drew and I want to take a moment to wish you and yours the most wonderful Christmas and Holidays! May your hearts be overflowing with the grace, love, and joy of this festive time.

For the one with a sweet tooth…

I love hot chocolate and cool packaging. This delicious treat came courtesy of my good friend @lisadawnpoole of In Love With Love. (word on the street is she found it at Homesense)

For the sentimental one, consider getting a meaningful photo framed…

I didn’t personally take this photo but it was too cute not to post. It is a photo of my dad and his grandson (my nephew) Jackson. This may be one of my favourite photos of 2014. #familylove #preciousmoments

For the Christmas junkie and/or the one who has everything, consider getting an ornament made…

Christmas is a time of love, a time to cherish, and a time to celebrate. This beautiful ornament was made by my Mother-in-love Andi and is made from two of our grandpas old shirts. Our grandpa joined the ranks of heaven this year so this little bird holds special meaning for all of us. (Click on the image to check out more of Andi’s stunning handmade creations!) #crafts #homemade #madewithlove

For the deep thinker…

Raw. Beautiful. Inspiring. Three words that describe Kara Tippetts (@mother_to_many) and her book “The Hardest Peace.” #goodreads #inspiration #faith

For the one who loves fashion and a good cause…

This soft and stylish tee came courtesy of Anna Lozano (@yourfreedomlife). Profits from #thefreedomproject clothing line go towards funding startups with a cause. To learn more, click on this photo or check out #socent #fashion #entrepreneurs

For the one who loves a sweet treat or a trip down memory lane, consider making a homemade treat (childhood favourite, grandma’s recipe, etc.)…

Homemade clean eating cracker jack (organic popcorn + maple syrup + organic molasses + organic coconut oil + himalayan sea salt)! This is a quick, easy, and delicious treat to make to snack on and/or give away! #cleaneating #homemade #foodielove

For the eco-friendly one, consider a book like this one…

I am a bookworm and am slightly obsessed with everything eco-friendly/wellness related so I was beyond thrilled to receive this book from one of my best friends (who so happens to be a Dentist/Holistic Nutritionist)! Christopher Gavigan (@christopher_gav) is one of the co-founders of the amazing company The Honest Company (@honest). The other co-founder? Jessica Alba!

Wishing you and yours the Happiest Christmas and the most wonderful 2015 to come!

Christmas Wish 

#Westjet Surprise