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Monday, November 21, 2011

Check, Check....and Check!

So my Halloween decorations are still up and collecting dust. Guess I will skip Thanksgiving decor and move straight on to Christmas. I was in a funk last week but am back in the spirit of the season. On this week's list: Order gifts from Amazon, take Christmas card pictures, decorate cookies, play dates with friends. Oh yeah: STUFF MY FACE WITH THANKSGIVING MORSELS. YUM.

On hubby's list: Hang Christmas Lights!!!!

One More Thing: SHOP MIDNIGHT SALES FRIDAY MORNING! :) Who's with me??? Thinking I can get a group of triplet mom's to go with me???? I posted tons of Black Friday deals last year. I am still on the hunt for codes, coupons and sales, but won't be posting much on here. If you have a sure fire site that you trust to score big this week, please share!

I bought Elf on the Shelf this morning. Can't wait for it to arrive! Gotta LOVE Amazon.com.
What name did you come up with for your little elf? I am excited to start this fun tradition with the kids! I am sure more posts will be coming soon about this guy.

Have a great week and Happy EATING!!!!!!

24 Days of *SnuggleTime*

So I started the "12 Books of Christmas" tradition 2 years ago. Since then I have collected a few new books each year during after-christmas sales. I am STOKED for the kids to unwrap a new book each night!

I LOVE the Snowmen series by Caralyn Buehner. I stumbled upon them by chance at our local library. Snowmen At Night is so darling. We just borrowed Snowmen All Year and it is a good read too. So naturally my sticky little fingers HAD to have Snowmen at Christmas for my holiday children's book collection. Beautifully illustrated pages and a charming whimsical storyline draw you into this magical book.


Any who~ 12 days just doesn't make the cut anymore for my book collection. Extending it to all 24 days in December seems logical!

Snag this book for a great price and add it to your collection!


Now go snuggle up with your favorite kiddywink and blanket  :)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Winter Moon

Just purchased Mindy Gledhill's new holiday album Winter Moon. Talk about floating on a scoop of peppermint ice cream! She is brilliant! I LOVE her light hearted sound.

Nothing gets me more in the holiday mood than music.

Have a listen to her new holiday single:

Get her album on sale now!

Happy Holiday Shopping!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

49 Days To Go...

Do you have your Christmas lists ready? I have been sitting here all night trying to create a road map of all my purchasing, party planning, sight seeing, craft making, holiday baking, picture taking, card creating... phew! Sheesh. THANK GOODNESS for November! Without November to plan, think ahead and get organized, my December would be an absolute mess.


It SNOWED this past weekend! I'm not going to lie. I was giddy with excitement! :) I busted out my favorite Mannheim Steamroller CD, snuggled under a blanket with my honey, watched Elf and sipped hot cocoa. :) Why wait on a good thing? (Dang we should have turned on the fireplace to complete the atmosphere.)

So, what's on your list this year? What traditions are you planning? What activities do you have up your sleeve? Giving anyone a "special" gift this year? A big surprise? :)  I am planning my kidlets' birthday party and working on our annual triplet families' Christmas party. :) Let the games begin!

(James C Christensen  copyright)