Shopping, Wrapping, and Celebrating

December has been a whirlwind. But my holiday shopping is finally done. See, it pays to procrastinate (sometimes?). I braved the mall on Saturday, something I vowed never to do after my experience a few weeks ago, but it was not as crowded as I expected. I narrowed down my shopping to a handful of stores and had a list all prepared (in my head). By 3 pm I was finished — gifts purchased, car packed, and in major need of a coffee or something sweet. Fortunately, IHOP was right across the street and satisfied my craving.

Now I just need to start wrapping everything…before Christmas Eve.

Stay tuned for my final gift guide coming to the blog tomorrow. And apologies for being slightly behind on responding to comments and visiting all of your blogs the last few days. I promise to catch up soon. In the meantime, here are some snaps from the weekend:

Shopping, Wrapping, and Celebrating

{How many should I “gift” myself?}

Shopping, Wrapping, and Celebrating

{A very expensive coffee machine or an extra from Star Wars. You decide!}

Shopping, Wrapping, and Celebrating

{This mug says it all….}

Shopping, Wrapping, and Celebrating

{Cinnabon French toast from IHOP}

Shopping, Wrapping, and Celebrating

{Finally, a truffle that’s large enough for a choc-o-holic like myself! PS – it was as big as a soccer ball.}

If you’re looking for ways to relax before the holidays, be sure to check out my movie night essentials for a cozy night in!



    1. Me too, Ashleigh! I was very proud that I did not “gift” myself any Coach bags this year — although I made up for it with lots of trips to Target, and a couple of pairs of OTK boots.

  1. So many seriously intriguing pictures! That coffee machine?! The french toast?! And that truffle, yes yes yes. If it was real chocolate I would’ve been purchasing that Coach bag and slipping the Lindt soccer ball inside hehe — nothing to see here lol

    Happy Christmas week to you!

    1. Thanks, Tristan! The truffle actually held 40 smaller truffles inside. Wouldn’t that make a great gift? I would love to have that coffee machine, too…but I don’t think it would fit under my tree. Oh, and it’s $15K!

    1. Thanks, Shaira! Three Coach bags would work for me. But in the interest of full disclosure, I’ve done well this season with gifting presents to myself. I would say for each present I purchased for someone, I purchased one for myself. I’m glad you enjoyed the post and happy holidays!

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