Dec 2, 2009

Ready, Set, Go!

Any survivors out there?

I know, it's been awhile... can we blame it on Thanksgiving? oh, and let's blame the nasty head cold my baby brother gave me too - yeah, that works.

OK, so maybe you've heard that it's December? I thought so. Seems like it came on hard this year - my guess is that it's been a rough 2009 and everyone could really use a holiday. I know I could.

Here's my plan of attack...

First, I'm going to transform my huge framed chalkboard into a countdown calendar this month. Kinda like this:

Image courtesy of Living etc. Magazine

I'm going to tape up party invites, make note of dinner plans & plot out shopping trips. It feels a little soon to decorate the house for my taste, so instead I'll hit the grocery store for some of these:

A big bowl of clementines is a bright and pretty centerpiece - and I'll grab one every time I walk by so I should get enough vitamin C to fend off any more colds! I'm also going to stock up on real apple cider and cinnamon sticks so I can serve warm spiced cider to any and everyone who comes over this month:

Last but not least, I'm going to find some old fashioned ribbon candy like this:
Image courtesy of Hammonds Candies

I'll fill my candy jar with these colorful treats and maybe tie them to the outside of presents with beautiful ribbon when I start wrapping! Get some in every color of the rainbow here.

How are you welcoming the holiday season?


r116192 said...

I thought we'd lost you. Glad to see you're back.

ELIN said...

I've never seen candy like that. Did you make it yourself?

The Single Gal said...

Hey Elin!

Nope, I didn't make it - you can buy it on-line at places that specialize in old fashioned candy like Hammonds - I've added a link to the post - thanks!

kendal croix said...

love that chalkboard calendar idea.