Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Today I Went Christmas Shopping.



I'm hooked. 

No lines.  No wrestling two, cranky, small people.  No traffic.  No need to even get dressed (though, I did.  No, really, I did.  Haha!).  No spending way too much time out and about, and then getting dinner started late.  What's not to love?

I'm not done but I am pleased with how much I was able to check off the list.  Ash's list is almost done.  **thrilled**

I love those blogs that list all the great deals going on.  I just checked out a couple today and found out some stores are offering free shipping.  Eddie Bauer and Lands End have no minimum right now.  JCPenney is free after spend $69.  Brookstone is free after $35.  To name a few. 

Wanna see what I got?  I'll only share a couple of things I got for the girls, since Tony does randomly read this blog.  Sorry about the blurry pics.

For Britt:

Thank you Pottery Barn for having such nice, clear photos!  It's Baby's first Christmas, but I decided to just get her a normal stocking.  I think it's rather meaningful since Britt's got kitty-cat eyes.

I just love that they are bringing back the vintage Fisher Price stuff!  They must have been paying attention to how much people pay for it on Ebay!  Heehee! 

For Ash:

A mini guitar.  She loooooooooooooooves the guitar that one of her teacher's at Signing Time Class plays.  Sometimes she's allowed to pluck the strings.  I know she's rather young, but maybe this will encourage me to pull my guitar out of storage and show her how it's done.  **snort**

I got the white one.  I'm kinda wondering if I should have gone with pink.  **shrug** Oh well.  Ash needs one of these since I'm getting rid of the cheapo table and chair set we've been making do with for a while now.  It's taking up too much space.

And I didn't pay for ANY shipping!  The girls are getting a lot of musical instruments this year.  I didn't mean for that to be the recurring theme.  It just happened.  I already picked up a little drum for Britt several months ago and then last week I found a bunch of fun little noise making toys to go in stockings.  Woohoo!  So, tell me.  Where are you at with your holiday shopping?  Or are you making gifts?  I think I will be making some too.  I've got a couple ideas.  If I actually follow through, I certainly share.  :)


Myrnie said...

Love it! I considered getting the girls a mini piano...but they love playing on the big one, so I skipped it ;) I got pretty lucky this year, doing a few reviews for an online company that comped me with gift certificates- I was up waaay too late last night picking out presents for everyone :) Lite brite for the littlest, big ol' desk globe for Dad, and a wooden multi-tone drum for the big girl :) Most everything else is homemade or thrifted!

Adriane said...

Hi Jamie! Thanks for visiting my blog a while back. I love the little piano above! And I'm thinking that those little desks would be good for around here too. I still need to get started shopping. I'm planning on doing it via online as much as possible. :) I'd like to make a few gifts too...if I find the time!

Charlotte (Life's a Charm!) said...

i am so jealous! haven't done any shopping yet, not even for thanksgiving - it's next week!
btw, great toys you got there! for my boys, hubby usually chooses the toys to give them, while I choose the clothes and the more useful, practical stuffs to give them.

Anonymous said...

woohoo on getting some shopping done! I am almost done :-) I have a few more things to buy but not many! I have a few more things I want to make.. we will see how many more are actually completed by Christmas :-P