Finally. I caught a cold that just won’t go away. But I refuse to let it get in the way of my holiday spirit! And now that we are in December, it’s time to get back to business. The shopping, rushing to meet deadlines, and planning all of the fun activities with my munchkin. I’m really excited for December. November was kind of slow which was different. But don’t get me wrong I love November and Thanksgiving, especially the delicious food. And I do appreciate the little break in between holidays, but I am ready for of the fun things coming this month.
So for starters, I have a few photoshoots in the works for my munchkin. It’s a way for me to practice on doing some holiday photos. Testing the waters, so to speak, for when I finally have the courage to pursue a photography career. I’ve already started collecting some things for her photos and I’m curious to see how they’ll turn out. Three shoots in all. So thats going to be fun and interesting. I was planning on doing another DIY photoshoot post just so I can show you guys all of the equipment I’m using this time, since there will be a few changes to my setup. But if her photos are a fail, then I won’t have to worry about writing one since I won’t be sharing.
We are also planning a day trip to Disneyland this weekend before we’re blocked, and a day trip to Big Bear. She’s been obsessed with Frozen, so she’s been asking us to build a snowman just like Olaf. And every time we’re about to leave the house she asks if we’re going to the snow. I don’t know why, but she does. So I want to fulfill her little dream of going to the snow this year. And I’ll make sure we build her snowman, carrot nose and all. Anything I can do to make this holiday season as magical as I can for her. After all, that is my job.
Another job I have to do is all of the Christmas shopping. Does anyone else have a love/hate relationship with shopping? Especially with online shopping. Most of my shopping was done online this year. The stress of putting the success of Christmas morning in the hands of a third party is insane. Wondering if you’ll receive your packages on time, in good condition, and wondering if they’ll fit. Oh, and the overwhelming feeling of fear of not receiving them at all. That can drive any normal person mad. You should see me; waiting by the door as if a stork was coming by with a precious little baby. That’s how serious it is. I have to say though, I am grateful that I was able to take advantage of Black Friday sales, since they were going on for an entire week. I thought that was amazing. I normally don’t shop Black Friday. I’m not that “die-hard” shopper looking for the best sales. Mainly because I don’t like to hold off on buying things until they go on sale. I’m always worried that the items I want will sell out before I get my hands on them, and I’m not big on alternatives. But this year the stores I’ve come to love on Instagram had discount codes they were offering. I saw that as an opportunity to save big on some really popular things I’ve been wanting. Those shops can get pretty expensive and most of the time it’s difficult to justify the price so waiting up until 3 a.m. on Thanksgiving night so I can score big on a Letterfolk board was totally worth it. While I was doing some Christmas shopping I also managed to pick up a few things for the new baby. Swaddle blankets from Little Unicorn, some outfits from Zara, and a baby monitor that was originally $150 but was on sale for $79.99. My husband laughs at me for buying baby stuff, but you have to take advantage of the sales for those types of things while you can. Especially since I’m not having a baby shower. Black Friday week was a success. I got a lot of shopping done and I’ve been receiving packages everyday since. Isn’t that just the best feeling?
Of course we need to take our munchkin to see Santa and visit the lights. Then decorate our Christmas tree, and the house. I wanted to make some cute little ornaments out of felt. Of course, there’s the tedious house stuff; cleaning, laundry, and doctors appointments. Before you know it, Christmas Eve. Lots of things need to be done in such a short amount of time. But I’m excited for all of it.