14 October 2009

holiday prep 001


• read thanksgiving issue of real simple
• declutter + organize + find sturdy hangers for coat closet
• collect the comics every sunday; major gift wrap potential
• schedule life in december with holiday planning committee
• buy ginormous bag o' chocolate chips at costco

this charlie brown tree sat on a table at my favorite bookstore in sun valley. iconoclast books.

20 comments:

Erin O. said...

While you're at Costco. Grab some Hot Cocoa - the Stephen's Toasted Hazelnut is...well, words can't describe how good it is.

Jen Anderson said...

yes girl, rock it! Planning ahead is the best feeling! Love your tree and will pick up the Real Simple for a roadtrip read this weekend.

Katie Clay said...

Wasn't the Nov. issue of Real Simple amazing?

brandy said...

Great reminders! I can't beleive the holidays are right around the corner.

S T R E S S.

I am committing to getting everything ready early this year too. So I better get on it NOW.

the craftivist said...

oh, costco's got a great pasta sauce 3-pack for $5 as well - at least, ours does. it's the reason we have a costco membership some months!

i love that you're preparing for the holidays already - it doesn't make me feel so weird that i've got tons of lists made already, and a drawer designated for holiday hand-knits!

Hil said...

OH boy, Holiday planning... so it begins! Been reading the thanksgiving issue of Real Simple while recovering. I love that magazine. so pretty. I also love the Charlie Brown Christmas tree!

Kelly said...

look at you!! i'm doing my best to get prepped early this year as well. but this week all i'm hoping to accomplish is buying my ticket home to PA for the holidays. :)

xo
kelly

Christine said...

What a cute little Christmas tree!

Lovely In Pink said...

i got my real simple in the mail yesterday, i can't wait to sit down and read it! and i too, want to get started early this year, i really want to enjoy the season!

hannah :: sherbet blossom said...

i, too, have begun the holiday planning process. i made 20 dozen cookies and put them in the freezer for neighbor gifts later. I even made myself a weekly do to list to get ready.

with this baby due around that time, i have no time to mess around. ;)

::Sylvia:: said...

I definitely think preparing for the holidays helps eliminate a lot of stress, leaving time to enjoy them.

I will definitely be stocking up on giant bags of chocolate chips and hershey kisses.

As for saving the funny pages for wrapping, I thought I was the only one that did that anymore! :)

summer said...

okay i am totally and completely on board with this, marta! can't wait for more updates on how the prep is progressing. i love your first five listed here and think i'm going to join you on all of them. i need to find a real simple to peek through. have to tell you- i was so excited when i saw the topic of this post. the anticipation for the holidays is just ridiculous for me this year, so thank you for indulging me!


can't wait for the photography tips.
the chili mascot is oh so true.
you are the clever one.

ps. will there be a christmas countdown and grocery store stocking stuffers this year?!

the dibers said...

just yesterday i was just thinking about the magazine reviews you did last december and was hoping for another round- would love to hear what you think of the new real simple.......should i spend the $6?? please do tell!

Miranda said...

Wow. Apparently I need to get my hands on this Nov. Real Simple! I also love your comics for wrapping paper reminder. Am embracing your sage advice. (P.S. I heart Iconoclast)

Krista said...

I am so ready to embrace the holiday season this year too!

Amanda said...

Can't wait to check back and see your Christmas planning and prepping progress. It's one of the most exciting times of the year. Hopefully, I too will get a head start on the festivities. I haven't read the Nov. RS yet, I get them from my sister when she's done but I am eagerly waiting.

I love the Christmas gifts ideas that you posted last year (the grocery store stocking stuffer is already saved in my wallet-I plan on sending it to one of my long-distance girlfriends.)

Travelin'Oma said...

October is when I turn into a snowflake. Halloween bulks me up a bit, by Thanksgiving I'm a on a roll, and the middle of December I feel like an avalanche rushing down the hill. Christmas comes so fast! But planning it is the best part. I'm anxious to read all your tips—it's like vicarious planning, which is much less work, and even more fun.

Melanie Anne said...

Great ideas...and i LOVE your litle Charlie Brown Tree--my boys would just love that!

Rachel said...

I am a huge believer in early holiday prep. I started my Christmas gift spreadsheet (organized by family member with all my gift ideas and last year's gift history) yesterday. Yes, I am incredibly nerdy.

k said...

Ha ha. That tree is hysterical! I love it! I want one just like it. To make me smile everyday.

You are just the cutest thing Marta!

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