Well, today is Black Friday and of course I had to go out and get a few Christmas gifts, while the prices were so good. Only hit 3 shops, as I cannot take the crowds and traffic. Did you ever notice how everything that you need is on sale this time of year and yet you cannot buy for yourself because you have others to buy for. I do. But we really did need some smaller dishes. Our new dishwasher's top rack hangs down too low for my Pier 1 Import plates to stand upright. Soooo, I got a setting for 8 that was regularly 99.00 for 39.88. Whoot! Gotta love that!I absolutely love this time of year. The bells, the lights, the smell of fresh cut pine trees and the spicy candles that scent our home. As soon as we get back from South Carolina I am going to try to convince my husband to go cut a Christmas tree. He likes to wait until at least 2 weeks before Christmas before getting the tree but then it seems like the holiday zooms by too fast. I really want to savor it this year.
I found some tasty recipes last year in this book called Christmas all through the house by Gooseberry Patch. I will try to scan some in and share them with you in the coming weeks.
Click here to find a list of gifts under $30. that I compiled last year. Have a lovely weekend!