Is it just me, or does the season otherwise known as “the holidays” make every day feel like Friday?
Not in a good, “wheeeee, it’s Friday” sort of way. But more like, “there’s still so much to do, it can’t be Friday yet!”
Every year it’s like this. But this year, I’ve decided to take a chill-pill. “It” will all get done. Or it won’t – whatever.
Anyway, Thanksgiving is next week. After that, we shop our faces off until the end of the year. Here’s what I’m thinking:
1.) Earlier this week on the Goodwill of Orange County blog, I wrote how I think it’s smart – for a variety of reasons – to buy your holiday gifts secondhand. Yes, it’s a radical idea: “here, I got you something used!” doesn’t sit well with holiday traditionalists. But I’m all about rejecting things which are obligatory – like buying your gifts at Kohl’s (gah, I can’t even type the word “Kohl’s” without being annoyed).
So, seriously, consider buying a unique gift from a thrift store that supports a charity. Trinkets are good. But, if you’re crafty, and you happen to know someone who needs a lamp, consider this project I found on Design*Sponge.
2.) Remember when we talked about skinnypants? Check these out. All totally affordable, all from JC Penney (a retailer I really think you should give a second look).
3.) You know what I hate buying? Bags of generic gift bows. You know what I have an abundance of, just lying around my entire house? Magazines. BOOM.
4.) Pecan pie. It’s happening this year – finally. For SIX years now, I’ve submitted to my husband’s demands that we have pumpkin pie. But I’m putting my foot down and going with pecan.