This is a sponsored post on behalf of The Mrs Band. I hope it encourages you to remember this holiday season that #EvenThough things might not be perfect, you are enough!
Last year during the holiday season, it was my job to make Nana’s almond bars for our annual family get together.  I have baked these a thousand times in my life and its one of the special treats me and the kids make together every year.  However for some reason, I couldn’t get my head straight that weekend.  With the cleaning, shopping, wrapping, and packing because we were traveling just a few days later to spend the holidays in South Carolina, baking just wasn’t as appealing as it usually is.

The morning of the party I got up and whipped together the ingredients and shoved a couple pans in the oven, then quickly went on to bathing everyone and getting ready for the party.  As we ran out the door, I grabbed the pans from the oven and we were off to my uncles house.  Everything appeared to have worked out as we sat in the car driving over, the kids were all dressed and no one seemed fussy, I hadn’t smudged my mascara, and the almond bars were baked, burning my legs as I held them but none the less, baked.  The party went well, we ate dinner until our pants burst as we Italians do, and then it was time for dessert.
As I cut into the almond bars I quickly realized they seemed squishy.  Then as I got the bar cut, I realized the entire bottom layer was raw batter.  As everyone sat waiting for something sweet to satisfy them after a heavy Italian dinner I realized the dessert, the one thing I was in charge of, wasn’t cooked.
#Eventhough everyone had their heart set on Nana’s Almond Squares, we were able to pull out some cookies and everyone nibbled on them while watching the end of the football game, so that I could get the pans back in the oven.  However it is not forgotten and is a joke at every get-together since, but it has turned into us having a batch of Italian cookies as every party to go along with the Almond Bars.  #Eventhough I sometimes put so much on my plate that I loose my passion, I’ve learned to just breath because #Imenough!
So, maybe you’re wondering why I’ve told you my #EvenThough…#ImEnough story. There are so many plates spinning during the holidays that it’s easy to get caught up in the idea that you’re never enough. Mistakes happen, blood pressures rise, things get spilled, balls get dropped…basically, that moment you had planned to go one way turns out the exact opposite.

In those moments, instead of crying, take a picture and share it with The Mrs. band on Facebook, on Twitter and/or Instagram. We can all lift you up! We can laugh about these things that make us imperfect and remind ourselves that we are enough anyway. Use #EvenThough…#ImEnough.

#EvenThough…#ImEnough is all about us. It’s no surprise that we get overwhelmed during the holidays. 
We know that Thanksgiving and Christmas is all about family and loved ones and celebrating with them, but we often get caught up in believing we have to find the perfect present and create the perfect holiday surroundings. We’ve seen so many perfect holiday decorations and meals on Pinterest and in magazines, and we think we should be able to replicate that in our home. What should be a peaceful, loving time of gratitude and celebration becomes crazed, hectic, and stressful. Together with The Mrs., we’re aiming to change that!

Here are some more #EvenThough…#ImEnough story examples, from members of The Mrs. band. 
I was walking around my kids’ school carnival and sat down to talk with a group of moms when I noticed something was coming out of the bottom of my jeans. When I looked down, I noticed it was a weird bulge on my calf that went down my leg. “What in the world can that be?” I asked myself, and as I went to pull it out, I had this horrible realization: “That’s my underwear!” They must have hitched a ride with my jeans when I pulled them out of the dryer.

I was sitting with a group of moms, so I couldn’t just casually yank these out and act like it was perfectly natural, like I was a clown casually holding conversation while pulling a never-ending stream of scarves from out of my sleeve except it would be underwear and my pant leg. Even worse, I realized that I had just been talking with my daughters’ school principal and walking all over the school grounds. Did people see the weird bulge? I had on skinny jeans!

Luckily, my youngest daughter came over right then and asked me to come play with her on one of the rides. I went over with her, ducked down, and, thinking I was safely hidden, put my purse in front of my leg and pulled the underwear out. Just then another mom came over and asked if I needed bug spray because I was getting bit by bugs. “Oh, no, that’s okay” I quickly said, shoving the pair in my purse, not knowing if she saw me. All I know is that my calf was now panty free.

I will never pull pants out of the dryer again without checking them first…thoroughly.

{#EvenThough I had no idea this pair of underwear was poking out of my jeans the entire time I was at my daughters’ school carnival, #ImEnough! #themrsband #theywereclean #mydryerisouttogetme #apairtospare — Andra from The Mrs. band}
Some people drop 30lb bags of food for their dogs and spill it all over the kitchen floor.
 {#EvenThough this just happened, I still fed it to my dogs. And you know what? I’m not ashamed…#ImEnough! –Christie from The Mrs. band}
Other people accidentally drive off of curbs and have to call for tow trucks when the car gets stuck.
{I will NEVER live this down. #EvenThough I’ll hear about this for the rest of my life, I know I can handle it and laugh, because…#ImEnough! #yesmykidsareintheback #theythoughtitwashilarious — Nikki from The Mrs. band}
 So, next time you’re having a moment where you think, “Did this really just happen right now? Really!?! Do I laugh…or cry?”, keep in mind that we all have our #EvenThough moments!

So let’s be in it together. The Mrs. band has created something really fun that will have us laughing and cringing together. Even though you might be feeling low and frustrated and uncertain of how things will turn out…we want to be right there with you, reminding you that you are enough! From November 23 through December 13th, share and tag posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram of all the moments that did not happen the way you anticipated. The Mrs. will be sharing their moments, too…because we all have plenty!

Here’s how it works: 
 Share and tag posts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter of all the moments that did not happen the way you anticipated. Use the hashtag #EvenThough and #themrsband and make sure to tell us “#ImEnough! *Photos not always necessary for Facebook and Twitter!*

Post as much as you want! Tell your friends! We’ll laugh together!

Plus…the winner gets a goodie basket FULL of prizes. That’s right, by sharing your #EvenThough…#ImEnough moments on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, you’ll be entered to win a fabulous prize package from The Mrs. Band, valued at over $750! This $750 prize package contains:

  • Band merchandise
  • I Am That Girl book
  • $100 Visa card
  • Olive + M face oil
  • Blo gift card
  • Go Primal Body Whip in Orange Lavender
  • Hand illustrated stationary
  • The Mrs. sterling silver necklace with diamond accent
  • Kendra Scott earrings
  • Ann Web – skin calming products
  • W3ll people- water purifier
 

Just make sure you tag TheMrsBand on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram and use the hashtags #EvenThough, #ImEnough and #themrsband to be entered. And above all, remember this holiday season that you ARE enough, no matter what!

Giveaway:
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Giveaway Ends: December 8th, 2015

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of The Mrs Band. I hope it encourages you to remember this holiday season that #EvenThough things might not be perfect, you are enough!

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