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Top 5 North Idaho Winter Must Haves

We’re finally getting some snow up here in north Idaho! Which means the cold air and winter blues are in full swing. Here are some of my winter must haves to survive the single digit weather!

Sorel snow boots. Seriously though. I know they’re expensive….but you will be SO thankful you hashed out the hundo’s when your feet are nice and toasty warm while having to shovel the foot deep snow in your driveway…or sloshing through the slush in the grocery store parking lot. This is number 1 on my list for a reason! They last a lifetime and worth every…single…penny! Not ready to drop $200? Buy a used pair and just replace the liner! That’s what’s so amazing about these boots!

Fleece lined leggings. Because regular leggings are way too cold for the winter weather and let’s be real jeans are not everyone’s favorites….some fleece on the inside of your already comfy leggings will get you feeling like your legs are wrapped up in a cozy blanket!

Speaking of cozy blankets….you need an actual cozy blanket! I don’t care how hot your fireplace is or how high your furnace is set…there’s nothing like cuddling up on the couch with a cozy blanket as you watch the snow fall from the white skies. Best feeling ever! This one is SOO nice! Thick and BIG! Perfect for those blizzard-y evenings!

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Thieves essential oil! Now I know not everyone is jumping on that hippie oil bandwagon yet…but I diffuse this stuff daily in my massage room and happy to report I have yet to get sick this year minus a super inconvenient cold that lasted a whole 24 hours. I 100% believe in this stuff! A couple drops in your diffuser will be keeping your family healthy during sick season and THAT is priceless my friends!

A long coat! The parka kind that go down to your knees! I wear mine every single day once that first snowfall hits. Keeps my booty warm and chances are it has a big hood on it because let’s be honest….hats are a pain!!

There you have it. Those are my top 5 winter must haves! I’d love to know your winter must haves and what you can’t live without when the snow starts (or not!) falling!

Xoxo,

Christi

Holiday Ice Show

This past weekend Brooklyn was in her figure skating club’s 3rd annual Christmas ice show. She’s been figure skating for a little over 2 years now and has been in the ice show every year! This year she got to perform in the finale, which she was VERY excited about.

It’s amazing to me how these kids learn the choreography, practice a few times and execute it (practically) flawlessly!

The past couple months Brooklyn has been dreading going to ice skate practice. She says it’s hard…well duh! That’s why we practice. At 7 I guess it’s hard to understand that concept. But being the mama I am, I’m not letting her give up that easily!

To see her face and how proud she is of herself after performing is SO worth it and makes her want to keep going….that is until she forgets that feeling again!

She has a collection of medals she has earned over the past couple years that I hope she treasures for a life time and remembers that when something gets tough to keep moving forward because it will be worth it in the end.

Sports are such a good way to introduce that mindset to kids early on. Brooklyn has blossomed with confidence and skill that I don’t think she would have had otherwise.

Competition season will be starting in just a couple months along with a new adventure she begged for….ballet. So we will be experiencing her first dance recital come spring time! And I’m so excited to see where this path will lead her.

Xoxo,

Christi aka Proud Figure Skate Mom!

2019 Planning

If you’re like me you’re not that great at being organized but you LOVE all things organization.

I just got my 2019 Erin Condren life planner in the mail (my 2nd Bible!) And I’ve been working on planning my entire year. Yes, you read that right, my ENTIRE year.

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Last weekend I got the privilege of being at a private training with the CEO and founder of Senegence (best makeup and skincare everrrr! You can check it out here!) She suggested over and over that we plan out our whole year. Between family vacations, training’s, and work. Knowing exactly what is expected of us since being self employed we don’t technically have a boss to keep us accountable.

I’m dutifully working away with the help of some super cute stickers I snagged from Erin Condren as well! Stickers make it more fun!! Make sure you grab your 2019 calendar before the end of the year and get a head start on being more organized this coming year.

Here are some of my favorites!

Erin Condren Life Planner   – I get the hourly layout and love the one where I can customize the front and back with my own pictures!

Franklin Covey Yearly Foldout

Fly Lady Calendar 

I’d love to hear some of your favorites and ways you stay organized throughout the year. Lord knows I could use all the advice I can get!

Xoxo,

Christi

Welcome!

Welcome to The Blonde Mom Diaries! I’m a 27 year old mama to a 7 year old little girl who is about as girly as they come. Been with my (super handsome) boyfriend Levi, for almost 3 years who also has a pretty awesome 4 year old little girl named Brylee! We are lucky enough to call the beautiful city of Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho our home.

I’m excited to open this diary of mine and have you follow along with my every day life, share things I love with you, and maybe even talk about some of passions like beauty, self care, and……wine.

There’s always something new happening and never a dull moment. Between Levi and I being entrepreneurs and 2 little girls, our life is chalk full of excitement.

Thanks for joining me on this new journey friends and I’ll see you at the next chapter of The Blonde Mom Diary!

Xoxo,

Christi