Two Weeks ‘Til Christmas ~Plus~ $25 Novica GC #Giveaway (12/15)

Although I swear every year that I will simplify things to avoid the stress of the holidays, it somehow creeps up on me. Perhaps it is that my son shares his birthday with Christmas so I have more festivities to plan and prep, and maybe it is because my husband is home this year and I want it to be extra special. Whatever the reason, I am trying to find a healthy balance between prepping for the holidays and enjoying my favorite time of the year. With only two weeks until Christmas Day I am trying to get last minute gifts purchased and shipped to loved ones and I am sure many of you are in a similar boat.

Novica Gift

The line from the song “My Favorite Things” about brown paper packages tied up in string goes through my head as I gaze at the lovely wrapping of this Novica gift under our tree. This is a new store I was introduced to this year and it features the work of artists around the world in partnership with National Geographic. My goal for the New Year is to be more physically active and to tighten my core and legs, which have been weakened after pregnancies and my car accident in 2009. One way I would like to achieve this is through yoga, so after I sifted through beautiful jewelry like these wooden bracelets and keepsakes on the Novica website I decided a yoga mat bag would be a great way to get prepared.

Although I dappled with a little prenatal yoga when I was pregnant, I have not done any “serious” yoga since grad school and think that it may be a good route for me to achieve my goals while being able to adapt to some of my physical limitations. There is an instructor in my area that my friend highly recommends and I hope to work towards my goals and benefit from the meditative nature of the classes as well.

Novica is now offering premium gift wrapping like you see featured in my photo above, which adds a special touch to gifts and saves you the time it would take to do it yourself. If you are still looking for that special gift for friends or loved ones, check out Novica’s selection of jewelry, home décor and other creations and enter the giveaway below!

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A promotional item was provided for this view, but the views and opinions are my own.

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By Emi Stapler. I am a cloth diaper advocate, green parenting blogger, mother of three and a military wife who enjoys sharing my motherhood adventures and advice. Follow me at The Cloth Diaper Report on Facebook, Twitter @TheCDReport , Google +, Pinterest and Instagram.

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