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6 Days to Go!

December 19, 2013

Well actually 5 days and 3 hours!

I cannot believe how fast December has gone! It’s always a busy one for us with both me and my husband celebrating our birthdays, and of course the build up to Christmas. I did the last of my shopping today and now I’m looking forward to wrapping the presents over the next few evenings, doing our food shopping and relaxing. Jessica finishes school for the holidays so I’m relieved to no school runs for the next couple of weeks.

This year is going to be a nice quiet christmas with just the four of us and I’m not going to cook a huge meal but lot’s of little yummy things that I can throw in the oven and not worry about cooking all day. The last couple of years have made me realise that while the kids are small I just want to spend the day enjoying being together and playing with their new toys with them.

I’ve tried to keep spending to a minimum this year as well, by being realistic about how generous I need to be and shopping around before I buy anything. It’s amazing how much you can save with multi buys and reductions.

I have bought all my wrapping and as you’ll see in the picture above I’ve gone really traditional this year with lots of reds and greens and my very favourite gift wrap – simple brown paper which always shows of any pretty ribbons and trims to their best.

Anyway I’m sorry this is just a brief chatty post today, but I have heaps to do tonight before Jess breaks up tomorrow and I’m going to put on some classic christmas tunes, make a cup of tea and get some wrapping done. I’m hoping to do a post in the next couple of days with some christmas wrapping ideas so watch this space.

How are your preparations for christmas going? Have you blogged about anything christmassy, I love seeing other people’s ideas so please feel free to link up in the comments and I’ll take a look.


  • Reply
    Jessica Cangiano
    December 23, 2013 at 5:05 am

    We’re having a nice, low key Christmas (my favourite) kind here as well. We’ll be spending the bulk of the 24th, 25th and 26th at my mom and step-dad’s house with my sister in town for part of the first two days. It’s just how I want to unwind and relax after a hectic, long, unpredictable year.

    Wishing you and your family the very merriest of holiday seasons!
    ♥ Jessica

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