All Things Holiday & Cyber Monday
Hello sweet friends! ¬†I hope your weekend was fun and hopefully a little bit of relaxing was thrown in. ¬†We were in New Hampshire for Thanksgiving. ¬†Usually, I get a lot of shopping done over Thanksgiving weekend. ¬†This year, I only was able to do a little bit. ¬†Instead, Peanut "graduated" to being able to join us on Black Friday shopping so we got to spend time with both of my girls and I was able to spend time with my sister-in-law and nieces. After returning from shopping, my sister-in-law, Nancy, got us all started on a project for sewing our own pillowcases. ¬†We got a little out of hand and were unable to stop and we just kept making throw pillows out of the leftover fabric. ¬†I think we should forget about shopping next year and maybe just craft the weekend away. ¬†We all enjoyed it so much. They did not come out as nice as the ones in our shop, but they will be gracing all of our beds this holiday season. ¬† I would like to also take a moment to give Nancy a shout-out. ¬†She was making teepees for her sons long before they became so popular, and hers even had opening windows. ¬†She is one crafty lady and a whiz with a sewing machine. ¬†I was so thankful she could teach my girls some skills (and me too!) since I have a bad relationship with sewing machines. I am still decorating for Christmas, which is a blogger no-no. ¬†I am hoping to be all finished up today and then be able to share with all of you later this week. ¬†I made the decision to not be part of the fun Holiday House Walk that I normally have the opportunity to be part of. ¬†This year, the wholesale side of our maple syrup and candle business takes so much of our time. ¬†I didn't want to commit to something and not be ready. ¬†So, this year, it will just be little 'ol me in a house tour. ¬†I hope you will still join us! ¬†We are hoping by the time it posts, all will actually be calm and bright. I spent a good 3o minutes looking up and downloading all of the songs from Time Life Christmas album on to my iPhone. ¬†I realize I am dating myself with this, but there is so better Christmas album. ¬†I plan on turning up the music and getting through the last part of decorating, and then the dreaded clean up of it all. If you are still hoping to do a quick Advent calendar, you can print out tags here. And now to Cyber Monday. ¬†I am trying to find that balance between not getting lost in all of the noise of "sales" and not being part of the noise. ¬†We are running a sale, through tomorrow night for 20% off of your order. ¬†This will be our only sale of the season, so, if you are looking for some unique made in the USA gifts from a small business, we are a great option! ¬†Please note that our sweet cardinal got a little bit of a holiday makeover. Thank you so much for reading!