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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Weekend Recap {Two Weekends Ago}

I'm clearly playing catchup here, but better late than never right?

Written 12/15/14:  Happy Monday and as every retailer's email I've received today states "Only 10 More Days Until Christmas"!!!

Are you ready?  I just have a few more things to buy and a {large} handful of things to wrap, but I have to say that this is the most on the ball I've been with gifts.  I'm not stressing one bit and that has a lot of do with scaling back this year in terms of gift-giving and opting for gift exchanges rather than buying for everyone. 


I took the day off from work to volunteer at the Junior League as a waitress.  I have to do this once a year as part of my volunteer commitment to the League.  All went well and I was done by 2pm so I grabbed a Starbucks and picked up the last few gifts I needed to buy. 

Gotta love the Junior League Green Apron!

Jason had a holiday get-together with his coworkers that evening so while he was out I got some one-on-one time with my little man and then got to wrapping!

Wrapping in my "Cottage Room" + Dateline + Junior Mints = Chelsea's Heaven


Saturday ended up being errand day since I had a super busy Sunday.  After a lazy morning at home, we did super exciting things like a trip to grocery store.  I also sent Jason on an Academy mission with a long list of gifts to buy the men in our lives.  He did great and came back way under budget.  I always go over and he always stays under.  How???

Jason made a super yummy steak dinner for us and after putting Jack to dinner, I setup shop in the kitchen for some cookie making for my annual cookie exchange the following day.  This is shallow, but one of my favorite things about my house is our perfectly placed TV in our kitchen.  It makes cooking and baking so much more fun. 

As soon as I started baking I turned on Bravo {y go-to channel}and Dirty Dancing was starting.  I posted this already on Instagram, but can you believe that up until now I had never sat down and watched Dirty Dancing from start to finish???  Sure I have scene all of the major parts and know what happens, but it was wonderful to watch all of it! 


I headed out the door midday {while Jason and Jack were watching the Texans game} for my Junior League Girls Annual Cookie & Ornament Exchange!  I look forward to this tradition every year and Adrienne is always the best hostess. 

We all bring a cookie to try and vote on and then everyone goes home with a little of everything.  We vote on Best Dressed, Best in Show and Best Tasting.  For the second year in a row, I won "Best Dressed Cookie"...this year it was thanks to my little prop cookie jar that matched my cookies - nothing original this year - just Christmas funfetti cookies with icing and sprinkles.

After event #1, I headed back home to prep for event #2 - The Houston Moms Blog Holiday Party.  Our original venue fell through so my house it was!  I was super happy to host everyone, but the best part was that I really didn't have to do anything except provide the space.  The food, drinks and activities were all taken care of.  I plan to post a full recap of this event another time, but it was a really great way to end an awesome day...and year with HMB!  I feel very lucky to be apart of this amazing group of women. 

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