The art of finding

Go Finding with Amanda Sanchez

November 26, 2018
by HG Guest

Entertaining and Recipes Seasonal Decor

We all have special memories passed down to us, but where do new traditions come from? As a lifestyle influencer, and someone who is so close with her sisters and family, I knew I wanted to do something special this year, but didn’t know what. We all know the holiday season includes a lot of cookie swaps, parties and hostess gifts, so when I was looking for some inspiration, I visited my local HomeGoods with my sisters to explore and get creative.

While exploring the aisles, Norwegian Christmas prints immediately caught our eye and sparked the idea of creating a gift for our 97-year-old grandma, inspired by our Norwegian roots and tradition of making Norwegian holiday cookies together. I was so excited to find everything needed to put a twist on our childhood tradition!

Have you been thinking of starting a new tradition this Christmas? Here are some quick tips to get you started.

1 . Think of the reason for your new tradition, then Go Finding at HomeGoods – Is it to spend more time with loved ones? To be more intentional with how you spend time together? To serve others, to create something new, or to give more meaningful gifts? Once you have a reason in mind, head to HomeGoods to find inspiration! You don’t have to know what you’re looking for before you get there, which is why I love wandering the aisles for ideas. Sparks will fly regardless of if you’re wandering the holiday section, bakeware aisle or gift-wrapping options!

2. Embrace an unexpected find While incorporating a stuffed holiday troll into a cookie platter isn’t the most traditional move, it really made our holiday cookie plates feel special. When we spotted these guys at HomeGoods, we just couldn’t leave them behind! And I love that everyone will have a little something to remember their gift (even after the cookies are gone).

3. When you get an idea, roll with it – Once inspiration struck with the Norwegian Christmas print, we really went with the theme. From that point on, we continued to find items that reminded us of Norway (including cute stuffed holiday trolls, blankets, aprons, gift tags and more), and everything suddenly came together. It was such a thrill!

I had so much fun finding inspiration at HomeGoods, baking Christmas cookies with my sisters, and bringing joy to my sweet grandma this year. What began as an ordinary Saturday morning turned into something we will do for the rest of our lives!

Amanda Sanchez is the vision and creative behind Little Miss Fearless. What began as a personal style blog blossomed into a real-life blog that celebrates struggles, strengths, the capsule wardrobe, and the courage to be imperfect. Amanda believes in living your values and that true creativity comes from letting yourself be seen. She has been featured in publications such as Glamour, Glitter Guide and People StyleWatch.

Images by Mariah Garret