If I haven't already said it...I LOVE THIS TIME OF YEAR!!!! What time of year could be better, the chilly outdoors makes you want to snuggle up with some hot cocoa (with mini marshmallows of course), a blanket and a good book! Need to find me a good book....maybe this week sometime! I am getting SO excited for this week! Wednesday and Thursday night I have my way fun craft nights, then Saturday I'm doing a way fun cookie exchange! Okay, so we didn't get the mantle completely decorated, but here's a pic of what it looks like so far:
as soon as Brycen saw that I was taking a picture he jumped in :)
On another note, I LOVE Jim Shore decorations! So does my parents, I think they rubbed off on me! But if you're not familiar with Jim Shore, here is a picture of my favorite Jim Shore ornament!
I snagged this one 2 years ago on New Years Day!!! I was SOOO excited when I found it, I waited over an hour to buy it! I got it for 6$, which is an AWESOME deal for a Jim Shore ornament, it was originally over 30$! But Dillard's had all their Christmas Decor clearanced, with an additional 25% off the sale price on New Years Day. I am a HUGE fan of sales obviously :) I am actually terrible when it comes to sales, especially such great sales!!! So my reason for this post is to show you my favorite ornament and to say, think about saving a little money this christmas season and go shopping after Christmas for next year, you'll save SO much money! I do it almost every year! I have seriously saved hundreds of dollars on gifts and decorations by shopping this way. So that's just a thought :) Another store that has great deals after Christmas is Target! Well I promise to get back to deals and crafting this week, I've pretty much slacked off this past week, SORRY!