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Christmas thinking

I am slowly starting to get into the Christmas spirit, but I tell ya, it's a process.  Ideally we won't become fully engulfed in all things holidays until a month before, on Nov. 25th or sometimes Dec. 1...depending on when they fall during the week.  But regardless when I decide to Christmassize our world, it takes a couple weeks before to get ready for the event.

1- I spend one weekend taking down all the fall decor and getting out Christmas stuff.  I usually also do my Christmas baking on that weekend.  I also will put up the tree and put the lights on, but no decor goes up (This is what I did this weekend)

2- My Christmas shopping needs to be done by December 1st.  There's usually a couple little things here and there that don't get done or that I forget that I have to buy...shit, the teachers. Forgot them already. Oops.  (I am 97% done my shopping as of right meow.  95% if you count the teacher presents that I have forgotten.)

3- Outdoor decor goes up around the Remembrance Day weekend before it gets too cold.


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Once all of that is done, I am ready to decorate, which takes a weekend in itself and I'm definitely pegging this upcoming weekend as the weekend we decorate, but also we will celebrate Thanksgiving with the Americans and have a turkey in your honour.  So let me update you on what I've bought for presents thus far:

Willis (9 years old) is getting a kids version of those virtual reality things (here), some Pokémon pajamas, a Star Wars Speaker (here) and a reading light....he was a tough one to buy for.

Lucia (6 years old) is getting Harry Potter slippers and a Hermoine Magician Robe (here) and then she's been obsessed with this Mia & Me show and she wants this Legend of Centopia book (so she can see if Mia's fairy world is real)...I can't find anything good for that, so I am going to make her one instead. To be continued.

As for my wishlist?

WANT:

  • a 50 mm lens for taking better pictures of my cute kids, but also for the blog.

  • wireless earphones. I hate cords.


 

NEED:

  • a day alone at home.

  • lots of sleep.

  • a good facial, manicure and pedicure.


WEAR:

  • I'm currently coveting wedge sneakers in black and Mary Poppins-esque boots that are pointed and lace up with a kitten heel.


READ

  • I completed my reading goal for the year and read more than the 30+ books I set out to read.  For 2017 I'm going to have the same amount of books to read but I want to throw in some books out of my comfort zone- some non-fiction learning type books, more french books and different genres.  I'm currently working on a fun book club for the new year, so stay tuned.  So right now, I have no direction for reading...Anna Kendrick has a new book out that I want to read and the Fantastic Beasts one looks great too.  Any suggestions for the new year?

Comments

  1. Living on Cloud Nine20 November, 2016 21:40

    Your Mary Poppins boots sound so cool!!! I took down all my Fall Stuff and decorated most of the inside on saturday....10 hours! I need all the things in your need category too!!!! Oh how I hope you get them all sweet cheeks!!

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  2. That Anna Kendrick book looks fun!! And yay for being 95% done with shopping ! I do a turkey this week in honour of the Americans too!! Happy Monday!

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  3. Oh my goodness you said right meow. I do that all the time in text messages :P. Love you even more now.

    I have a mm but I think I am the only blogger in the world who doesn't love it. I do use it more at the holidays than any other time of the year though.

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  4. So many things. I loved the video. And miss Lucia. I love the gift for Will. So cool. I constantly have a space issue on my phone, so I'm not sure how that would work if I got it for Calder.

    We needed more time last night, because I bought a new camera! And I splurged and bought the lens you want. I think you should get it for Christmas too. Then we would be Christmas gift twins (Yes, I bought my own Christmas gift. What better way to get what I want?)

    Be careful about asking for a day alone. I asked for one for my birthday. Hugh specifically wrote in my card that that's what he was going to organize for me. It hasn't happened yet. I am doubtful that it is even going to happen in 2016! LOL

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  5. I don't like to decorate anything until the first weekend in December but I am trying to get the bulk of my Christmas shopping done by then. I'm about 75% finished but I still need one other little thing for my mom and I have nothing bought for my dad yet. Hopefully inspiration will strike and I can get those taken care of sooner rather than later!

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  6. I want those dang headphones too. Yesterday, dang it. I love how organized you are at life. I think I need to be more intentional in the planning. Been reactive rather than proactive lately and it stinks.

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  7. Girl... you've got a lot on your plate. I hope you get those needs! Schedule that "good night's sleep" seriously. PLAN FOR IT!! Then the next morning, get that facial, massage and mani/pedi. I feel ya... I "need" those things too! LOL!!!!!!!!


    Amber
    All the Cute

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  8. You are so organized! I started taking down my fall decorations over the weekend but didn't get very far. A new camera lens is on my wishlist too. Your video is so cute!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  9. I need to get my butt in gear - I have only bought one Christmas present. Loved watching you and Lucia baking together!

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  10. My "need" list looks a lot like yours! I feel like I have been sick for weeks and just need a day to sleep! But I am looking forward to decorating my apartment next weekend :)

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  11. Umm, Yum! I want to live in Deena land. Please adopt me but I'm not allowed to leave The Lone Star state!

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  12. how cute is Lucia?! And it was so nice seeing you on video, made me miss you though!

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  13. You are so lucky that your shopping will done next week. I haven't started, have no idea what anyone wants..or even what I want yet! :)

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  14. I love hearing about this! I'm getting closer to being done with shopping but not quite where you are at!

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  15. You have such an organized Christmas list, lady- I love how you methodically tackle decorating! :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  16. I am slowing getting into the Christmas mood. I love your "wish" list. I love that you want the Mary Poppins boots - can wait to see how you style them - hope you get them. There were these green velour ones on Jeffrey Campbell's site - that I really, really wanted - but wasn't sure how practical they were. But they were cool!

    Lisa
    Daily Style Finds

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  17. I am so impressed with the amount of shopping you've done! We decorated last weekend and I love having everything up in our home. It really helps me get into the Christmas mood!

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  18. Your almost done shopping already? Can you do mine too? I haven't even started. And my husband is impossible so wish me luck on that one. Also, wireless headphones are amazing.

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  19. Ha- the Mary Poppins-esque boots that I wanted were Jeffrey Campbell too...

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  20. i totally agree...I need to get my tree up soon.

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  21. Ya, husbands are tough....sometimes I have to go unconventional for him.

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  22. I saw your tree...makes me want to get cracking and get my lights on.

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  23. I'm a to-do lister on all things, I guess.

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  24. Sleep and Gilmore Girls...that's my weekend plan

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  25. YUp...totally going to have to do that!

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  26. I'm organized but then I get rebelious and do nothing.

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  27. Well done!!! I can't handle being in the stores when it's crazy busy!

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  28. Right meow is regular part of my vocab :)

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  29. I totally need way more hours with you.

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  30. I am just starting my Christmas shopping. I can't ever seem to start early. My troops change their minds too easily! lol!

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