i'm almost done!

This may disgust many of you, but I'm almost done my Christmas shopping. The major stuff is pretty much out of the way.

I've even got my packaging and boxes lined up, tissue paper to match this year's theme, and have started working on the tags.

I really outdid myself this year. I love wrapping and giving presents more than anything, maybe even more than getting them, but that may be a stretch.

Now the real fun starts: because the must-do's are out of the way, I can have fun adding all of the extras to everyone's gifts! We've booked our annual December Christmas-shopping event in Chicago... because of Ben's schedule I am getting almost a whole week to do my thing while he's in meetings and then I have five days in Phoenix on the way home to rest up (and shop some more)! Last year I stopped at Target on the way to the airport and schlepped home the much-coveted Jones Soda Holiday Pack for the kids. It was a disgusting hit! I 've started scouring the internet for ideas and making my list and checking it twice! You'd better all stay on the "good list."

5 comments:

Hulda said...

Thank you for your comment at my blog! I have seen through yours now, and I really like all your collages and scrapping. Very nice!

It must be great to have figured out a lot of chrismas presents, I have some too, but not all. :o)

June said...

I start my Christmas stash in February by buying most of my gifts at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show--then the rest of the year is free to make the extras. Just like you, I want to enjoy the Christmas season without being overwhelmed and stressed about my gift list. I'm so glad to hear about another Christmas "planner" who has a similar tactic.

DivaDeb said...

Saucy, ya know I love ya, right?
Ya know you inspire me and make me smile, right?

So ya know that I say this with a shaking head and a smirk on my face and a wink....

Beeeeotch.

Go on,girl, BRAG some MORE......

Saucy said...

teee heee! today I spotted a couple of little somethin's for my boy's stocking... isn't this fun??

And I've been called worse Deb :) my shopaholic ways always get me in trouble!

michelleb. said...

Finished by September 26, huh? A feat I can never accomplish, however, my sister-in-law is always done by the first of October. I don't know how you all do it.

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