Thursday, December 21, 2006

Yeah, baby!

I am in the holiday spirit, big time! In fact, I'm feeling very jolly, so I'm offering y'all, my fabulous blog readers, a 15% discount on anything in my store through Jan 3rd. Just use the coupon code HOLIDAY06. Yee-haw!

I finished the family holiday letter yesterday, which is mainly just an excuse to show cute pictures of the kids. I think I've posted all of them here already, so you guys aren't missing much. I am just so amazed that I actually got organized enough to do it! People probably won't actually get their cards before Christmas, but hopefully before New Year's. The next big hurdle is finding all the addresses and sitting down to write out the envelopes...

To top it all off, I got a big box in the mail from my Sockret Pal! Ho, ho, ho, indeed! Once again, she totally hit the nail on the head with the gifts she sent me. And everything was wrapped up in this gorgeous Santa bag, which is perfect for us and our obsession with reusable objects! We're trying to use fabric bags instead of wrapping paper as much as possible this year...

Inside were all these little goodies:

So awesome! Ghirardelli chocolates, Starbucks Xmas Blend and some holiday-flavored syrups (now I can make my peppermint mochas and vanilla lattes at home!), a big ball of dishcloth cotton, some lip stuff (which is already being put to use on my horribly chapped lips - love that cold weather!), and the Knit Picks bug finger puppet pattern booklet! Perfect, since I have that big bag of Palette sitting in my stash, waiting to be used. And then there was the item sure to be a huge hit with the kids - the Baa Humbug Grumpy Party Pooper. Owen immediately demanded it as soon as he laid eyes on it...

He's using it to beat his sister with right now! Oh, wait, actually he's using the can opener. Don't ask how he got his hands on that! And no, that's not poo on the carpet behind him - he got ahold of an empty mocha cup and spilled the chocolate dregs. Since the carpet is so disgusting anyway I didn't bother to clean it up. Once the kids are a little older and less messy, we're going to rip it all up anyway. I cannot wait for that day! I'm going to have a little party when it's time for that stuff to go.

But wait...I saved the best for last. She sent me my socks! Yahoo!

Aren't they gorgeous? They fit like a dream and are so soft and comfy. Love them!

Okay, my peaceful computer time has come to an end - time to deal with the screaming urchin trying to worm his way up onto my lap. As I've said many times before, if he wasn't so cute, he'd be a goner!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great socks and great gifties! I've been working my way through a similar bag of Ghiradelli chocolates. Merry Christmas, Chrissy!

11:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool loot - and the socks look like they fit you perfectly. My December socks are DONE!!! They are in the "gold box" on my last post. :) This is all you need from us now, right? Just a comment that we've finished the socks?? (I'm so bad with directions lately.)

4:30 PM  
Anonymous Bobbi said...

What nice gifts right before Christmas! Chocolates and warm socks, just what every Mom needs to get her through Christmas.

8:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The socks are beautiful. What a great package. I love the Starbucks Christmas Blend. I make sure to stock up every year, and peppermint mochas are the BEST!!!

12:49 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Three pairs of socks done for me this month~ Woo! And your sockret pal ones look great!

7:35 PM  

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