Hey friends! Can you believe that Christmas is only 5 days away? Don't even get me started on the fact that an entire new year is only 12 days away! This year has flown by! Are you ready for the holidays? I made some chocolate chip cookies yesterday and will probably be baking sugar cookies tomorrow, I bought everything for our Christmas dinner (only thing I still have left to buy is raspberries for the cheesecake... because I already ate all the ones I bought haha), all of our Christmas shopping is done and I definitely need to finish up the wrapping. We went a little smaller this year gift wise, and honestly it felt a little bit refreshing. I kind of took it as a challenge to find nice gifts for the kids within the budget I had that were things I knew they'd really love. Like we bought each of them a book, some useful things (like an ocean cleanup bag for Bodhi, and a backpack for Bella) and a couple toys each for them. For Frank and I, I mostly (with the exception of a bag of Laird Superfood coffee for Frank) shopped small and local for ourselves (everything of mine came from surf shops, and are we really surprised? haha). The weather has been nice here and we've been going to the beach when we can, it's so strange (and wonderful) to be on the beach during December, definitely makes it not feel like Christmas is THIS week since we are used to snow this time of year, but hey, I'm not gonna complain about it at all! Anyways, I'm sharing some new favorites that we are currently loving below, hope you love them too (maybe you'll even find ideas for a last minute gift or two)! Merry Christmas!

I've been hearing about CBD forever and finally took the plunge this year and tried it. I am officially a CBD fan for life now. It's helped so much with my anxiety, for sleep, and even skin issues! One brand I've been trying and loving recently is KAMU CBD. KAMU Labs is a brand who creates plant based wellness products designed to help improve sleep, immunity, mood and overall daily life. They formulate and craft their product in small batches, partnering with farms based in Oregon and Minnesota to create their products, using only sustainable, responsible, organic and pesticide-free practices, to ensure the CBD in their products is clean, top quality and free of any impurities. KAMU sent over a few of their best selling products for me to try out: their KAMU Dream, KAMU Vitality, and KAMU Recover. They are all great products with different functions, I'm loving the Dream drops for sleep support (definitely notice a difference in my sleep quality when I use this), the Vitality drops are great for supporting your immune system (which is more important now than ever, especially as we are going into the colder seasons of the year), and this Recover topical balm is a literal dream product. Recover balm is so great for any and all aches and pains, formulated to gently ease tension, soothe sore muscles, relieve discomfort and aid in recovery, all while supporting the body's natural ability to fight soreness and discomfort, and simultaneously providing instant relief through a cooling sensation. Find out more about their products HERE!

I've mentioned recently how much Bodhi loves comfortable clothes, I recently got some new sets from Goumi for him and they've become some of his favorites for when the weather is chilly. Their loungewear is perfect for lazy days, adventuring, wearing out and about for errands, and yep, even sleeping! I have a thing for matching sets and I love the little front pocket (Bodhi loves putting little toys in the pocket) as well as the details of the thumb holes and peekaboo heels! They are so soft and the colors are absolute perfection, you know I'm all about neutrals and earth tones, the Sea Glass set is probably my favorite, that color is just so good, and I also really love the Sun Stripe color, a little brighter than I typically choose but I thought it was such a fun look and it's super cute on him. Goumi loungewear is created with a bamboo and organic cotton fabric mix which is what gives their clothing that extra soft feel and I am here for it. Goumi also carries knitwear, and you already know I'm obsessed. I picked this Storm Gray Knit Hoodie for Bodhi as well and I am just a little bit obsessed, it's so soft and perfect for autumn with plenty of room to grow into next year as well! I don't just love this brand for all of their amazing products though, another huge reason we love hem is because they give back! Since the beginning of their brand, Goumi has donated 10% of their profits to some of the world's most vulnerable, by helping rescued human trafficking victims stay rescued and giving preemie mitts to families in need in the NICU! how amazing is that? Find their adorable lounge sets and knitwear on their website HERE and make sure to use my code JOYFULTRIBE at checkout for 15% off your order!

If you are an ocean soul and anything like us, then The Happy Sea is gonna become one of your absolute favorite shops reaaaal quick. You know I love a good small shop, and The Happy Sea is one of my new top favorites; they have so many cute items, each one of which has hand designed graphics fit for any mermaid (or merman) and are designs you'll want to wear again and again... or just stick on your vehicle so they're always on display... or both. Owyn, the owner and creative behind The Happy Sea, is a graphic designer with a background in marine biology and a lifelong love of the ocean, and her love of the sea definitely shows through her beautiful art work. Christmas is coming up fast (not sure how it's already November, but here we are and Christmas is already less than 2 months away) and if you need a good gift for the ocean lover in your life, The Happy Sea is the perfect place to find it. They have items for everyone! A few of my favorites are this Retro Surfboard Tee (my husband loves this one), the Protect What You Love Beach Tank (literally so comfortable and I am loving it), this To The Tropics Notepad (perfect for gift lists, grocery lists or to-do lists), and of course all of the stickers!! This 3.5" Protect What You Love Turtle Sticker and this 4" Tropics Surfboards Sticker are two of my total favorites (planning on adding them to our car soon). Stickers make perfect stocking stuffers and I'll probably end up grabbing a couple more for Bella and Bodhi's stocking from one of our local surf shops that carries The Happy Sea (like this Jellyfish Sticker and this Whale Shark). The Happy Sea is a brand created by the sea, for the sea, and with each purchase they give back to the ocean through ocean conservation nonprofits such as the Orca Conservancy, Ocean Alliance, and Sea to Shore. You literally cannot find a more rad shop to shop for all your gifting (and home decor, clothing, and more) wants and needs, shop all of  The Happy Sea designs HERE!

Have you ever needed a gift for someone and didn't know what to give them? I mean, we've all been there. That someone who has everything, or doesn't have a lot of room for "stuff" and "extra "things" in their home, maybe that person is a minimalist who like useful or consumable gifts, but maybe that same person who likes consumable or gifts also isn't a huge fan of your typically cured meats and cheeses gift baskets. Give that person the gift of hydration this Christmas with Nuun! Nuun is a company with a mission to keeping you as hydrated as humanly possible. Pop a Nuun tablet into your water and you get a delicious and fizzy drink that's loaded with electrolytes, vitamins and sometimes caffeine (in their energy tablets) to keep you healthy, hydrated and full of energy for all the things life throws your way on a daily basis. Nuun is no sugar added, clean ingredient, and the perfect way to ensure your body is getting all of he hydration it needs (with electrolytes, but also I think most of us can agree that flavored water is pretty enjoyable to drink). A few of my Nuun favorites: this Watermelon Nuun Sport, this Orange Citrus Nuun Immunity, and this Berry Blast Nuun Energy! Find all of their products HERE!

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