The end of the week is upon us. I had a very productive one and today I have to get my party planning hat on. Saturday is the Army/Navy game (Ed likes to refer to it as the Navy/Army game) which is a big deal around my house since Ed is a Naval Academy alum.
We have always had a party and when we lived in the Philadelphia area we went to the game quite a few times. Now that we are in South Carolina, having a party to watch it is the next best thing.
Before I move into party mode though, I have a mixed bags of items, ideas and inspiration I want to share with you.
Yesterday I tried to combine work and relaxation when I got all the Christmas presents I bought for family and friends wrapped. It was cold and rainy outside, so I decided to get the job done. I watched two of my favorite Christmas movies while I wrapped.
We all love the holiday classics, like It’s A Wonderful Life, but my two favorite movies to watch at Christmas are Desk Set starring Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy. The second is, Christmas in Connecticut with Barbara Stanwyck and Dennis Morgan.
Desk Set is not a Christmas movie, but is set at Christmastime. It takes place in a Rockerfeller Center, NYC office. I never worked in an office, but if I did, I know I would have liked working in this one with the characters in the movie. Christmas In Connecticut is about a magazine writer hosting a war hero at her house, plus a whole lot more. It wouldn’t be Christmas for me without being able to watch these two movies.
I always enjoy finding out what Pantone’s color of the year will be every year. Previous colors never excited me, but I am loving the color of 2018.
Holiday DIY’s I Want To Do:
A fast and easy way to create a Gingerbread Village or a sweet way to wrap a small gift.
If you love the Dollar Store and Pom-Pom’s, you will like these fun and festive Christmas gift wrapping ideas.
Like all things Rudolph? These are cute stamped, handmade holiday cards.
I am going to try this the next time I serve up mugs of hot chocolate.
Gift Ideas for Family and Friends
Citrus Fruit from Hale Groves comes fresh from Florida. It is a gift Ed and I give ourselves and friends every year. It sure beats the grapefruit that we get from the grocery store.
When I am out and about I always get asked, Where did I get my phone case? I customized it just for me. :-) Here is where: Custom Envy Phone Cases
These are the best black leggings, ever. I love them and have 3 pairs. They have a high waist and pockets. Yes, two pockets for your cell phone or keys. I live in them.
Need help with holiday planning? This may help you get and stay organized.
And lastly… I have a book to give away to one of you.
Christmas Paper Crafting is a Christmas paper crafting kit in a book. It is filled with ready made cards, gift tags, envelopes and more that you cut right out of the book.
A fun way to create with your kids or grandkids.
Giveaway is Over: Winner is: Barbara H.
I will be back on Monday with more quick and affordable holiday decorating ideas.
Till then… :-)