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Holiday Playlist + Santa Pictures

I think December is the only month of the year where I am constantly wishing for just a few extra days. Holiday parties, festive events with the kids, or just an extra Saturday to get all of our shopping done. These days are my very favorite! We have our Christmas party coming up this weekend & I wanted to share the playlist I have put together (loved all of your feedback on my Fall playlist, by the way!). If you haven’t heard the Jadon Lavik version of Mele Kalikimaka, you must download it.

Over the weekend, we took the girls to see Santa. Harper could hardly contain her excitement, which of course rubbed off on Eloise who was all smiles as we walked in. The girls watched other kids take their turn, and then as soon as it was time to sit on Santa’s lap, Eloise totally lost it. She burst into tears & made a mad dash into Brandon’s arms. Harper was so shy at first but eventually told Santa that she wanted a hula hoop, a mermaid fin & a flower blanket to give to Claire since Claire wasn’t old enough to ask for anything for Christmas. My heart melted, she seriously is the sweetest big sister.

I think we are still a few years away from getting all three smiling girls on Santa’s lap, but I guess these pictures are pretty priceless. 😉
Hope you all are having a great week!! XO

Fall Playlist

I love, love, love a good playlist. I have them saved in my phone for everything, for holidays, showering, cleaning, drinking on the patio, dance parties for the kids, everything! And one of my favorites, is always my Fall playlist. I know things are super slow around here lately, and I so hope to be posting more frequently again one of these days. But for now, I’m sharing a few of my favorite jams of the season & hope these songs give you lots of cozy Fall vibes like they do for me.

Have a favorite? Be sure to share!
Happy Tuesday loves! XO

It’s Just a Bunch of Hocus Pocus

Happy Halloween Eve!!
So many exciting things happening over here, getting our Halloween party set up ready, baking goodies & putting the finishing touches on our costumes while Harper is upstairs snoozing… “while visions of Sanderson sisters dance in her head.” 
Ladies & Gentleman. Ghouls & Boys. It’s time for a little Hocus Pocus Drinking game action! Sadly, I cannot partake this year, but I hope that you will carry on without me! 😉

The Garvin Family Official Hocus Pocus Drinking Game

What you will need for this game: an excessive amount of beer & a witch hat
Take One Drink Every Time:
  • Winifred calls for her “Boooooook”
  • Mary smells a child
  • Sarah says something stupid
  • Dani cries or whines about something
  • Billy Butcherson loses a limb
  • Thackary Binx loses a life
  • The witches fly on their brooms… or mops or vacuum cleaner

Additional Rules:

The entire group must all drink a full beer during the “I Put a Spell on You” performance.
Anytime someone in the group starts to chug their beer, everyone must chime in saying “amok! amok! amok!” Last one to catch on has to take a drink.
If anyone says Zachary Binx instead of Thackary Binx, they are automatically beer bitch for the entire game.
“Damn, Damn, Double Damn” is the only curse word allowed during the game. If anyone says anything else, you have to take a drink.
First person to spot the Christmas Vacation house that is in the background during one scene of the movie gets to give three drinks. (Mind blown? I know, mine was too. Read more here.)
Anytime someone misquotes a line in the movie, they have to wear the witch hat until it gets passed to the next person. When the movie is over, the last person wearing the witch hat has to shotgun a beer & finish by saying “Makes me Sick!

If you are watching this movie on VHS, you are a badass, but you also must chug a beer while you rewind the movie at the end. 🙂

I think it’s safe to say that this might be Harper’s reaction to me craving a beer so badly & watching Hocus Pocus empty handed this year. She knows there is a very good chance I will be up at the crack of dawn making her a festive breakfast instead of trying to sleep in with a witch of a hangover! 😉
Hope you all have the BEST Halloween tomorrow!!!

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