Well another weekend gone and other week begins. Only one and a half weeks till Christmas, can you believe it?! My goals for this weekend was to deal with Comcast, I made the switch to save money. I also wanted to get all the gifts I needed to mail wrapped and sent. This was a success and I couldn’t be more relieved.
Highlights from the weekend:
~ The boxes all put together and ready to go.
~ While out getting a few more ingredients I listened to my coffee mug and gave to the local pantry at the grocery store
~ Saturday night Kate and Joe had a housewarming party. Their place is so cute and she even has a reading nook. Jealous.
~ This is batch 2 of my trips to the post office. Saturday it was packed but Sunday the line was really short. I didn’t know they were open on Sundays but they are through the holidays.
~ This book is due in 2 days so I am trying to finish it up. So far I am really liking it, though it has mixed reviews on Goodreads.
Odds and Ends: They’ve got some good deals right now at Old Navy, but do NOT go in if you are trying to save money!! The stores around my town are INSANELY busy!! I am hopefully all done shopping and can stay away from them until after Christmas, the lines have been so long.
Seamus: You wanted more Seamus, so you got it.
How was your weekend?
Are you done Christmas Shopping?
Linking up with Leeann from Join the Gossip and Biana from B Loved Boston.
kathy c. says
omg the stores at the mall..i can’t even handle it. 99.9% of my shopping was done online because the crowds and lineups give me rage.
It is insane. My town has so many strip malls and stores, plus the mall and it was so packed everywhere. That kind of craziness makes me want to turn around and go home. Luckily I am all done.
Such a fun weekend and I have to say I’m with you…staying away from the stores…that is after today because I have one more thing left to buy lol!! Hope you have a great Monday!
Yes, the stores are just getting crazy. Haha! I still have to get a gag gift for work but I most likely will get it somewhere random without the crowds. Happy Monday!
SMD @ Life According to Steph says
I fell prey to Old Navy online yesterday! Merry Christmas to me.
Great job getting the big stuff done!
Right?! They had so many deals I couldn’t help myself! Haha! I was stressing about getting everything mailed but glad it is all out the door.
productive as always! and who doesn’t love seamus? so handsome!
Thank you, of course. He is loving all the extra attention.
Linda sheridan says
I am lucky enough to be able to shop during the week with less crowds. I need to bake and buy and make stuff for Xmas dinner and to take to Xmas eve, too. Attending our little Riley’s kid writing this Wednesday and then her holiday party next Tuesday, as they only had one other parent volunteer!
You had a nice and productive weekend! Love, SMD’s momma
Yes, that sounds so much easier, the crowds can be rough. Oh boy, that is awesome of you to volunteer. I am sure they appreciate it. I luckily don’t have to cook for the actual days of the holiday because I am all baked out! 😉
Bri @ My Life As says
I am in love with that coffee mug.
Thank you. It was a find from my Maine trip, and i loved it immediately.
yay the girl you left behind!!! i freaking loved it. mixed reviews, schmixed reviews. can’t wait to hear what you think. thats crazy about old navy, thanks for the warning as i was thinking of swinging by to try on some pants, but i’ll wait till after christmas!
I am really liking it so far. It is dangerous, so many good sales but you end up spending way more than you want too! Buy all the things!!
Oh he’s so handsome, I love it!
He will be getting a feature every week now. 😉
Oh those cookies look so good. I’m staying away from stores until the new year. They are too busy and too crazy. Plus, its better for my wallet.
Thanks! Yes, it is a mad house right now, and so much better for the wallet! 😉
Looks like a great weekend! I finally finished all my shopping!
It was really good, though I am looking forward to this weekend not having anything else to do or make. Yeah, that is the best feeling!
I will stay far away from Old Navy because I have a tendency to shop for myself very easily. So glad you got to come on Saturday despite the long drive!!
It is so dangerous, I wanted everything!! I had such a great time and totally worth it.
Kateri Von Steal says
I keep getting the emails from Old Navy – I need to stay away. I need to stay away!!! No more Christmas Shopping for me!!!! Hehehehe.
And Seamus – SQUEEEEEE I love his face.
Cookies for gifts – you are amazing!
Stay away!! It was just to easy to shop for myself. It was about 20 dozens of cookies, it was tiring.
Kate @ Green Fashionista says
A reading nook sounds fabulous! And your cookies look like they were DELISH! 🙂
She had a great set-up. Thank you. I am hoping to create some more too.
Your cookies look delicious! I still have some more shopping to do. Sigh. It has been pretty busy around stores lately! It seems I am not the only one who is behind this year. That book is on my to read list! Hope you have a great week!
Thank you. People always fall on one side, early or late shoppers. I can not handle the crowds well so I have to get it done early. It is worth the read so far. Have a great week!
Thanks to the beauty of Amazon Prime, I’m done with my shopping – between 6 hours out in the crowds on Saturday and the internet!!!
Fun that you were able to go to Joe and Kate’s housewarming party.
That is awesome! Trying to deal with the crowds is not fun! Thankfully I am now done. It was a fun night and I consider them both friends.
Those cookies look amazing, especially the sugar ones. Yum!
I am not really a sugar cookie person but they were fun to make.
Cookies make me so happy.
I read that book! I really liked it. My favorite of her books is Me Before You though.
I am trying to get them out of the house so I don’t eat anymore! I really liked the first half and just begun the second half. Hopefully i can finish before I have to return it to the library.
I can’t believe Christmas is right around the corner! It came up fast but thankfully was able to get decorations up before my weekends are packed full. Yay for more Seamus photos!!
It is so close, it really snuck up on me. Luckily I have most everything doe so I can sit back and relax for a change.
Alyson from Alyson Cornman Photography says
Sounds like you had a lovely weekend! I am just about done with Christmas shopping! I got an early start this year so it’s been a lot less stressful:) Thank goodness! And great tip on shopping at Old Navy. The older I get the less patience I have for crowds so that would not make a happy Alyson haha
Hope you have a great week!
So much less stressful when it is done early. The crowds seem really bad this year. I mean if you want to spend all your money then Old Navy is a good bet, but if you are trying to be good, then steer clear. 😉
You were busy, indeed. Seamus is adorable, as always. 🙂 I drove by Old Navy today…60% off everything. Yikes!
It was busy but I am glad it is done because next weekend I can sit back and enjoy! It is dangerous to go anywhere near Old Navy, run, run away!!! Haha! So much good stuff and so many sales.
I love sending Christmas packages! Your cookies look amazing, like always!
I love checking to see if they are delivered. I get so excited for the people getting their gifts. Thank you.
I only had 2 gifts to ship and I’m DONE! They’ve been ready since last week but I was being lazy! hahaha!
Woohoo!! They were on my spare bed for weeks so I feel your pain.
All the people at the malls make me want to never leave my house. Again. Love that you got to see Kate’s place and a reading nook?! So cool! I was in, out and back home from the post office in 15 minutes when I went on Saturday. Mom went today and had to wait in line for 15 minutes alone! Crazy. Thanks for more pics of Seamus!
Haha! Isn’t it horrible. Ugh. I am so jealous of your post office trips, it was a nightmare just trying to get out of the parking lot. Seamus is not camera shy so he approves. 🙂
Melanie at Ribbons and Rotor Blades says
mmm those cookies. The frosting on them looks so delicious! I need to make these!
I have never been a huge fan of sugar cookies but the frosting is the best part! 😉
Love it!!! I baked cookies over the weekend too! And seriously…I did the majority of my shopping online to avoid the crowds. I just can’t stand some people. Bonus that you got everything shipped AND wrapped already!! And Seamus. YES. Love that pup. 🙂
Online shopping is the way to go! I am so glad it is done or I would have lost my mind!
Tricia Coniglio says
Almost done shopping! I bought some Pillsbury cinnamon rolls to make next weekend and my grandma wants me to make that peanut butter pie but that is it for my baking. LOL
Yeah! Cinnamon rolls are the best on Christmas day. Feel free to send some pie my way! 😉
seamus is the cutest! i’m nearly done with my gifts and now i need to work on cookie baking!
Thank you, he sure doesn’t mind the camera! 😉 Yeah for cookie baking. Do you have a favorite?
I just finished Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, cried for the last three chapters but it was so good!
I’m glad people voted to see more of Seamus, I love his smile!
I really want to read that one too. I heard it is better than this one. Thanks, he does light up a room with that smile. 😉
Krystal R. says
Those cookies look yummo you seriously rock!!! And yay for Seamus!
I did so much baking I am worn out. My not bake for awhile, or two days. Whatever! haha