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Simply Stated – 42

Happy weekend friend!

How was your week?

We had a super busy week around here.

Anne and I got a ton accomplished this week for the blog.

We got a bunch of video content done.

Which meant we had to get dressed with hair and make up done every day this week so we were camera ready

We also crafted until the skin on our finger tips was burned from the glue guns.

Seriously…glue guns can cause some damage…geez!

We decided that they should be sold with little thimble type finger covers to protect your pointer finger.

Can’t wait to share what we’ve been up to behind the scenes with all of you in the coming weeks.

Are you shopping early this year for the holiday season?

I am!! (btw…this is AnnMarie coming to you this week)

Usually I wait until Thanksgiving weekend to start shopping, but I’m trying to get things early this year before I can’t get what I need, like last year.

We shared some amazing holiday shopping guides this week on the blog.

Having six teens and young adults (three girls & three boys) between the two of us practically makes us experts on what teens want for Christmas, don’t you think so!?!

collage with 25 gift ideas for teen girl gift guide

Our lists of over 25 amazing gift ideas for teen girls

collage with 25 gift ideas for teen boy gift guide

AND another gift guide for teen boys will definitely help you with your shopping for the teenagers in your life this season.

Links for all the items are shared in each post so you don’t even have to leave home to get them everything they want!

Just shop from your couch!

Pinterest graphic Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Mom, Dad & Teens

We also shared over 70 stocking stuffer ideas for mom, dad, teen girls & teen boys!

Are you starting to plan meals during the holidays?

Close up of low carb breakfast casserole on a plate showing layers of vegetables, eggs, and meat

Anne shared a delicious keto friendly breakfast casserole that would be perfect for Christmas morning.

We found some more inspiration for you from around the web:

As bloggers, we spend a lot of time reading our friends’ blogs, and when we find something amazing we like to share it with you!

After all, that’s what friends do.

So be sure to check out these great ideas!

This Thanksgiving salad looks so good.

A pretty printable for Thanksgiving.

This pinecone wreath that’s perfect all winter long.

Beautifully styled bar cart for the upcoming holiday season.

Everyone loves a home tour and this on is amazing!

Tomato soup is my favorite & I’ll definitely be trying this recipe.

Nothing better than a heartfelt handmade gift and this peppermint scrub would be a perfect gift idea.

This pretty DIY Christmas candle wreath.

These DIY Christmas ornaments.

This delicious chicken recipe for busy nights.

You have to see this gorgeous kitchen makeover!!

These cute DIY ornaments for the holidays.

Are you hosting this holiday season? Then you’ll want to read this post.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend & have an amazing week!

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