You know that saying “Shop ‘til you drop”? Well, I quite, literally did! We shopped our hearts out all weekend. Saturday, after a major all day shop-a-thon, I barely made it back to our room. I have issues with my knee and have to have knee surgery this next year. I have been putting it off but, after this weekend, I will be making it a priority come the new year.
But, even with the whole knee thing, we had a blast this weekend! It is always fun to just get together with girls. We caught up with what has been happening in each other’s lives and had the chance to just be silly. One night we were up until 3:00am wrapping all our gifts. We started doing that a couple of years ago and it is so much easier to just wrap them while gabbing at the hotel. We just put the name tags on and add bows and ribbons later.
My dad has always given me money when we go for our girl’s shopping trip. To him, I am and always will be his little girl. He doesn’t care what I use the money on as long as it makes me happy. Well, this year I decided to splurge on some new clothes for me. Yup, I bought brand spankin’ new clothes. Whoa Diann! I went to JC Penney and bought 3 long sweaters, 2 shirts, 1 pair of pants and 1 pair of pj’s. After all the sales prices and coupons kicked in I paid a total of $89.46! Not bad!
Besides seeing tons of gorgeous Christmas decorations that I would love to have, I also saw a Christmas decoration trend toward a homemade look in ornaments. I took a couple of pictures of what I am talking about.
Have you noticed this trend? I am keeping these ideas in the back of my head for next year. That way I can watch for thrifted sweaters or craft items at yard sales and thrift stores. And of course, when I see these types of things, my brain starts coming up with several other spinoff ideas. When that happens, I need to immediately write them down and keep them in a folder. I use the computer and have several different “idea folders” (Christmas ideas, Halloween ideas, 4th of July ideas and so on). It’s the only way I can remember them. LOL