Surviving Not Thriving is pretty much our life motto. We each have 2 kids, a husband, and work every waking hour of the day.
Needless to say, we are on a daily obstacle course and barely dragging ourselves over the finish line.
So we wanted to put together a gift guide that highlighted all the things we pack into our lives to get us through.
[ THE ] CHAMPAGNE IS BASICALLY SPARKLING WATER GIFT GUIDE
Well that sentence really stands alone, doesn't it? Champagne is key to daily survival and is pretty much the only thriving moment of the day. Yes, I've sipped on a glass while reading a bedtime story to my children. You haven't?
[ THE ] LOWBAR LIFESTYLE GIFT GUIDE
We strive to survive and not thrive, so we set the bar very low. Diet, exercise, parenting, sleep.... the bar is so low we barely need to step over it to receive a self-congratulatory pat on the back.
PILATES UPDATE: I'm still going and still mostly hating it.
[ THE ] TRAVEL DAY GIFT GUIDE
WE ARE ALWAYS TRAVELING. Always. Sometimes we wake up and forget what city we are in. And one of the only ways we make it work, is to have our essentials on-hand. And priority boarding. And champagne.
[ THE ] ROYGBIV GIFT GUIDE
Rainbow everything, always, and often. It makes us happy and provides a little bit of zen during our crazy days. It's also one of our signature organizing styles, so we incorporate it whenever possible.
[ THE ] NOT A BEAUTY BLOGGER GIFT GUIDE
We ain't getting any younger, and clearly have little time to sleep and take care of ourselves. This results in a consistent Sephora spiral once a month to stock-up on under eye concealer so we don't look like The Walking Dead.
HOWEVER, we always give the disclaimer that we are NOT beauty bloggers. This is just a list of what we use.
Happy Holidays! Xo Clea and Joanna