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Christmas Bucket List

Okay guys, it’s CHRISTMAS CRUNCH TIME: 5 more sleeps until Santa comes!

It is so easy to get bogged down by the stress of shopping + to-do lists + gifting + holiday hullabaloo, that sometimes we forget our favorite parts of the Christmas season.  These are usually the simple pleasures that stick out in our minds, flooding us with joy when we near this season next year.

In one last attempt to reign in some Christmas magic, we present (pun intended) to you our Christmas Season Bucket List, where we hope to spark some ideas for increasing tradition/nostalgia/excitement/hope/light in your lives!

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Local Christmas Tree Farms {conejo valley + ventura county}

When do you get your Christmas tree?

The day after Thanksgiving (every year, without fail) my parents would load up the car with all four kids, a big blanket, and a huge roll of twine, and head to a local Christmas tree farm.  Once the first few notes of the Amy Grant Christmas album started playing, everyone knew it was officially Christmas tree time!img_9686img_9686

…alright, thanks for letting me have …

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Five Friday Faves {This Week’s Edition}

1. We really really like Christmas and therefore we’ve already got our Christmas trees up, lit and decorated.  But if you’re still searching for the perfect Christmas tree, check out our post on Local Christmas Tree Lots.

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2. There are a ton of holiday events happening all over the 805 this weekend and here are just a few of our faves…

65th Annual Oxnard Christmas Tree Lighting Fri …

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Five Friday Faves {This Week’s Edition}

First off, how cute is my baby girl?!? {shameless mom over here!} Secondly, it’s the weekend! Which means it’s time for this week’s edition of our Five Friday Faves.  It’s all about getting into the holiday spirit (including how to sneak in some R&R and give back amidst the chaos). Enjoy and happy fri-yay!

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1. Tis the season for Christmas Tree Lighting! It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year and to celebrate, a lot of the shopping centers around the 805 are hosting their annual tree lighting events.  We will definitely be at

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Holiday Festivities {local events}

Alright, Scrooges — don’t get your Christmas sweater in a bunch just because we’re already talking about holiday events 😉 Plus, Costco and Target have had their halls decked since Halloween, so we’re not the only ones!

Get a little merry, jingle and mingle ’til you tingle, and get yourself over to these holiday events — some of them start this weekend!

The Promenade at Westlake annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place on November 21st (tomorrow!!) from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. There will be live music entertainment by the Joy to Life Fountain. Perfect for a date night – grab dinner at one of the …

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