Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Hanging LKJ's Stocking!

According to Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project, "we should all strive to have a big menu of healthy treats, so that we can recharge our battery in a healthy way." 

This is so totally my justification for thinking about what to get myself this holiday season. The more we take care of ourselves, the better we're able to take care of others!

And who's better at taking care of others than a mom???  

Lauren from Simply LKJ is definitely one of those wonderful moms. I love learning from moms who are just a few steps ahead of me on the mothering path. An empty nester now, Lauren traveled to Texas recently for a weekend with her second daughter. 

Before she left, I asked her to think about some of her favorite things for a virtual stocking (mine is here).

Here are her fun choices!

From the top: Philosophy's Amazing Grace Perfume; Monogrammed Ball Cap;
Streams in the Desert Devotional; Simple Strand of Pearls; Plaid Scarves (this one happens to be J Crew); Kendra Scott Pendant Necklace; Queen Bee Goes Home Again by Haywood Smith--according to Lauren, her books are hilarious and take place in Georgia; Lilly Pulitzer Script Earrings; Jo Malone Candles. 

Isn't this a great look? Lauren has some beautiful taste! And couldn't she totally pass for a college girl herself?!

You can check out her Christmas home tour from last year here. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care (and style)!

If you would like to create your own virtual xmas stocking (or whatever YOU celebrate), please send me an email.  

And if you're decorating your tree this weekend? I hope you can do the last part of this bit of wisdom with a smile. :)


  1. You were so sweet to ask me to participate. I had so much fun coming up with things I would like to see Santa leave in my stocking. Now, maybe the family will take a hint!

  2. Lauren is such a sweet person and a wonderful mom. I enjoyed seeing her choices. Hopefully Santa will be good to us all this year!!

  3. Lauren is such a kind, down to earth and gracious woman and the love she has for her daughters and husband really shines through on her blog. I adore her. Great list for Santa! I might need to put that book on my list. I'm in the market for a good book and always love a beautiful strand of classic pearls. I hope Santa brings Lauren everything she wants this year and for you, too, Carrie. Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. I adore Lauren. She is always an inspiration in spite of all she has been through, has the best attitude and truly cares about her friends! Thank you for featuring her!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    The Arts by Karena

  5. I loved reading this ~ thank you for featuring Lauren! She's such a sweetheart and I hope Santa is really good to her.


  6. p.s. I forgot to say that I'm glad to have found your blog! I'm a new follower and look forward to getting to know you. :)


Thanks so much for commenting! I love to read what you have to say. ~Carrie


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