Surviving the Holidays

The holidays are filled with so many things that sometimes all those things can be somewhat overwhelming. To make it through the season without totally losing it I've compiled a list of my 'must haves' to make sure I survive the holidays.
Let's start with the obvious:

1. The coveted red cup. Once the switch from Pumpkin Spice (which I adore) to Peppermint Mocha is made you can bet that I'll be singing fa-la-la-la-la until the New Year. There's nothing better than strolling the aisles of Target, or anywhere else for that matter, with a red cup in hand.

2. Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark. Don't mind me if I eat my weight in these delicious squares this holiday season. I seriously cannot think of a better way to celebrate the season than with these. They also make fabulous go-to gifts for, well, anyone.

Moving along to the not so obvious:

3. Younique 3D Fiber Lashes. You guys, I don't even know where to begin with this. Simply put, this mascara is amazing. To make any holiday outfit and makeup combo complete I add a layer or two of these 3D lashes, and BAM, the look is immediately stepped up. I'm obsessed with these. OBSESSED.

4. A good workout. There is no better way to wind down from all the hustle and bustle of the season with a serious sweat sesh. A good run, a solid workout, give me all the sweat.

And the holiday shopping:

5. Ebates. I can't shop in stores anymore. Just can't. I don't have the time or patience to deal with all the people, the lines, the crazy of it all. Online shopping for me. But, online shopping with Ebates. Not only am I notified of amazing daily deals (super sales and whatnot), but I'm also rewarded with cash back. No catches, no gimmicks, no anything. In a few weeks I should be getting a sweet fat check from Ebates thanks to all the online holiday shopping I've done. If you're not an Ebates user (why not?!!!), click HERE to start making money back on all your online purchases, too.

Speaking of shopping, have you finished your holiday shopping? If you haven't found the perfect gift for the guys in your life I highly recommend checking out Man Crates. They have the perfectly manly gifts for all the guys in your life. I snagged the Personalized Barware for Scott's birthday and the personalized glasses have become his go-to glasses when the tops are popped and the beers are poured.

Now tell me, what makes the cut for your holiday survival list?

{{This is not a sponsored post - I was contacted by Man Crates to share bit about them. I was not compensated for this post, all opinions on all products are my own.}}


  1. FUN POST!!!! I love the red cups and it makes me fa la la too!

  2. Great list. I really want to try that mascara! Everyone raves about it!

  3. Red cups... YES. Peppermint bark... YES. And oh my gosh, we have those bags of Ghirardelli at work (wayyyy over priced if you ask me) but they randomly decided to put them on sale 50% OFF (!!!) last week and it has taken every last ounce of willpower that I have to not buy them all....

  4. #2. YES. i eat one every night before bed, because "peppermint helps with the nausea and then i don't throw up so much!!!!" LOL.

  5. So...Confession. I have yet to sign up for Ebates and I've known about this site for FOREVER. How sad is that. BUT I just changed that and signed up. And a big fat YES to the beloved redcup from whom all good things flow. Literally. Great list!!

  6. Fun list! YES to Ebates! Love it!

  7. I freakin' love Peppermint! And I'm not a Starbucks girl but I'm so tempted to try these Peppermint Mochas (they come in a white chocolate version too, I think?!) that everyone is talking about! And that bark?! Come to mama!! ;)

  8. #1 & #2 simultaneously for me please. #IrunsoIcaneat ;). Seriously though add a Christmas move and it would be a slice of heaven.

  9. I am the best gift giver then, aren't I? I scared on number 1 and 2 for you and Liz. No matter where life takes us, we will always have red cups and peppermint.

  10. Yes to red cups and all things peppermint & chocolate! And really no catches about this ebates stuff? it sounds too good to be true... tell me more....

  11. >>> The coveted red cup <<< YES!!! Love this post!