Wednesday, December 23, 2009

My After Christmas Shopping List

I decided to venture out, against my better judgement, and head to the mall for a "quick" trip yesterday for a few last minute things.  Boy was that a big mistake.  What normally is a 15 minute drive took me 1 hour and 35 minutes to get parked, yikes!  At one point, once in the mall's drive I sat in p.a.r.k. for what was clocked at a whole 14 minutes!! Lesson learned, I will revert back to my old way of handling my Christmas shopping, finish all shopping by Thanksgiving!  Thank God I had some Starbucks and good tunes to belt out.

For post-Christmas shopping I normally just show up and shop. But this year I've got my eye on some particular things that must become mine as soon as 1:00:01am strikes on December 26th.  Some of these are needs, not just wants, like a Christmas tree skirt.  Can you believe I've managed to go 3 entire Christmases without one?!?!  Not sure how anyone does that, let alone me.  This is all thanks to an oh-so-adorable tree skirt I found 2 years ago at Homegoods that I questioned buying and when I returned to buy it it was gone!  Since then, nothings compared!

Here are just some of the things I'm eyeing...

PB Wreath Hanger - been eyeing this for months, $29 isn't even bad but I'm determined to get a steal!  So far it's $12.99 w. free shipping.  (the best part, I can use it all year long!)

Gift wrap from the Container Store and Papyrus.  Usually I splurge and just buy it now, but this year I'm in competition w. myself to see how low I can go.

Kate Spade holiday thank you cards.  I found some adorable navy ones last year that were 75% off! 

Some sort of tree skirt but I'm clueless on what color, style, etc.

 Cute, but not $99 cute!

L.O.V.E but not the $190 price tag.

This however is calling my name, $78 or not.  It's the perfect blend of all things me!

Lastly, I'll be on the lookout for some super cute ornaments to add to the tree next year.

Merry Christmas!

1 comment:

  1. Ahhhhhhhhhhh, now I'm dying for that skirt. Crap. But I'm not paying $99 either.