The holidays just did a sideways skid into my life and it could easily become overwhelming. Really? It is December? Instead, I find it easiest and the most fun to fall back on three words brought into my life this year. Simple. Living. Technology. These words aren’t new or unique, but when I was able to combine them, my life began to hum.
For your holidays and Friday Fun, let’s take a couple for a spin.
Holiday Shopping can be an awesome excuse to buy for yourself or friends and loved ones. If you can’t find the greatest gizmo or gadget this year, then click on over to Lehman’s for some classic toys for kids (and you can send me a Sock Monkey or twelve if you must!). You won’t need batteries for this list, there are some classic games and hand made toys. Lehman’s is really best known for their Simple Living products. Their natural goods and old style tools help remind of what life was like before microwaves. Yep … there was life before microwaves, I am sure it was sweaty hard work, with little in the way of leftovers, and not nearly romantic, but it was there. Not ready to go that retro yet, but it is fun to see some of the nostalgic products.
Living well doesn’t necessarily mean better than your neighbor. This year has brought a wealth of good things to our Houston lives for better living and sharing. One of my favorite ways to live well in Houston is with good food. You can experience locally grown food at one of the many Urban Harvest Farmer’s Markets, including the Sunday edition at Discovery Green. If you live under a rock, or haven’t ventured out to one of the many markets, you are missing out. Put something good in your body, buy locally and live well!
This weekend also marks a recurring event in the Heights. Go visit the 1st Saturday Arts Market for ideas and unique gifts. Get it, 1st Saturday? You can probably figure out when these are going to happen. But, for sure this weekend you can visit from 11am – 6pm and fill a bag full of goodies.
Farmer’s Markets and stuffed toys not for you? No worries, we can always fall back on Technology to help with the Holidays. Deal sites and social media accounts help navigate the overwhelmingness of Holidays. There is a brand new crop of coupon sites offering discounts and memberships. Between @Grouponhouston and Houston on the Cheap, you can stay local see what deals are the latest and greatest. Love food much? Houston Entree from My Table offers foodie deals to help keep up your strength during the holidays. Need more deals? Don’t forget your old school Woot for consistently good deals and laughs along the way.
Holidays are a great time of the year, just remember to keep it Simple as you head into the first full weekend of December.