Happy Holidays from Columbus – Tips to Keep the Holidays Simple!

The Holidays are here and I have a special treat for you!  You know I’m all about keeping things simple, and while this isn’t entirely related to health and fitness, it’s going to help keep your Holidays simple and stress free!  How?  Let me show you 🙂

Happy Holidays, from Columbus - Tips to Keep the Season Simple! Meet some of my favorite bloggers and their tips this year to keep your Holidays simple! Whether its with a gift guide, tips on black friday shopping, or some fun crafts for the kids, there's something for everyone!

Keep Your Holidays Simple!

Throughout my blogging journey (okay, so not quite a journey yet, more like a quick trip), I’ve had the pleasure of meeting some amazing bloggers!  And we’ve come together to round up an awesome list of Holiday goodies!  Each of these lovely women have a tip or trick or idea to keep your Holidays simple and fun this season.  Several are directly related to my hometown, Columbus, Ohio, where all of us live.  But don’t worry if you aren’t from around here, there’s a few other posts you’re going to like!

Posts No Matter Where You Live!

How to Keep the Holidays Healthy but Still Fun! – So of course I’ve got to start off with my tips and tricks to keep the Holidays healthy without being a buzz kill!  There’s great ideas in there like finding a fun race to compete in with family, or sharing your piece of pie rather than eating the whole slice.  Plus, a few of my friends have shared how their families keep the Holidays healthy!  You’re sure to find one idea to suit you 🙂

Simple Holiday Tips - Healthy Holiday

Holiday Nature Crafts – Do you have kids and need some Holiday themed crafts to keep them entertained??  Ashley from Columbus for Kids has you covered with 4 adorable crafts that are super simple to make!  I think the marshmallow snowman is my favorite!

Simple Holiday Tips - Crafts

From Walmart to Wow:  How to Decorate Your Artificial Christmas Tree – This year my husband and I are going to get an artificial tree (we usually do a real one, but now we’ve got one toddler and two cats…) and I can tell you, I’ll be using Tara’s tips from Pennies From Heaven!  I love how simple she makes it sound and both trees turned out beautiful!

Simple Holiday Tips - Decorate your Tree

Tips for Black Friday Shopping – Black Friday is almost here!  And if you’re anything like me, you get completely overwhelmed.  There’s so much, where do you start???  Luckily, Mary from Mission: to Save can help!  She’s got 5 simple tips to get you through it.

Simple Holiday Tips - Black Friday Shopping

Santa Claus is Coming to Town – My son is now a toddler and he’s beginning to chatter ALL THE TIME!  He’s trying so hard to talk which is why I love these tips from Emily at Let’s Play the Speech and Language Way!  She gives you several different ways to incorporate sounds for your little one to learn!

Simple Holiday Tips - Speech and Language

How to Simplify Holiday Gift Giving –  I LOVE this post from Shannon at My Life In The Blink!  Why?  Because it’s all about keeping it simple!  She has 5 easy to follow tips on how you can buy gifts for your family!  My husband and I are constantly trying to figure out how we want to do Christmas gifts.  I think we’ve found our new tradition 🙂

Simple Holiday Tips - Gift Giving

With Love, From Columbus

These posts are specifically related to local things around town!

Christmas in Columbus:  A Family Adventure – Malini from Lakes & Lattes has come up with a fun scavenger hunt for you and your family to try!  Even though she mentions some delicious places in Columbus to fuel up before your adventure, you don’t actually have to be in Columbus to take part!  Looks like a fun way to get outside and enjoy the Holidays!

Simple Holiday Tips - Scavenger Hunt

Columbus Gift Guide – You guys know I love a good gift guide (I’ve got my own fitness related one here!), and this one is perfect if you want to shop local!  Kim from Wear Love Wanders has put together a beautiful guide and organized it so perfectly!  You can find things for her, for him, for littles, for the foodie, and one AMAZING holiday basket with over $500 worth of goodies!

Simple Holiday Tips - Columbus Gift Guide

10 of Our Favorite Columbus Traditions – If you don’t know what to do this Holiday season (or honestly any weekend throughout the year), then Julie from What Should We Do Today? is your girl!  She always knows EVERYTHING that’s going on around town and has rounded up 10 of her family’s favorite traditions!

Simple Holiday Tips - Columbus Traditions

Healthy Columbus Holiday Gift Guide – Lindsay from Find Where You Fit has rounded up an awesome fitness gift guide specifically tailored to Columbus!  It has great ideas like yoga mat spray, juice bar gift card, class pass, and…. well, go read it for yourself!!

And finally,

The 2017 Holiday Guide – This guide from Eryn at 614Mom is seriously an all inclusive list to EVERYTHING going on in Columbus this year.  From tree lighting to light displays to theater events to photos with Santa and SO MUCH MORE!  I’d be super surprised if you couldn’t find something to love from this list!

Simple Holiday Tips - Christmas in Columbus

You’ve still got plenty of time this Holiday season so check these out and let me know what you think!

Do you live in Columbus and have a favorite tradition??  Let me know so my family can check it out!

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