Monday, December 19, 2011

Baby It's Cold Outside!

Winter has arrived in Southern California!  I love it!
I spent the majority of the weekend standing in lines, fighting traffic, and finishing my holiday shopping. Now I can do some fun things this week with the granddkids.   I spent 3 hours last night doing this.
Even though I said I would not be taking on any more orders before Christmas, I took one more.  I will be working on that today.
I have an order for 4 Holiday Bloomie's that will be ready for pick up today at 2:00. 
 Aside from a couple of sewing projects I am working on for gifts, there won't be much left in my shop until after Christmas. 
 Have you had these white chocolate Hershey's Kisses with peppermint?  Oh MY!!  Go find these, they are amazingly delicious!!!
Do you have an Elf On The Shelf?  We do.  His name is Billy.  Silly Billy is what we usually call him.  Over the weekend Billy was tucked underneath a blanket on the sofa and had gotten a bag of fruit snacks to use as a pillow for his head.  Today, we woke up to find that Billy was completely rested and had gone sledding in the house!!

Is your Elf getting into mischief too?  I wonder what he will do next? 
I am going to have one more cup of coffee and then greet the day.  There is a little person sitting next to me who says he wants breakfast now.
What have you got going on this week before Christmas?
XO  Kris


deb said...

I keep seeing these kisses on blogs...must go get some some, although Iam a purist and herseys kisses are my fav all time candy....BUT I bet they would be yummy dropped in a steaming cup of coffee!!!!

Bethany said...

Those kisses are amaaaaaaazing!!! My co-workers looked upon them with disdain--force-feeding was involved (to a point) and now I have a few converts. Engineers. So against change!
I remember watching my mom write out cards and I couldn't WAIT to be older to write my own - it looked so fun! Now I think "Ugh! You've got to be kidding me! This is awful! Why can't grandma have email!!!!"

Debbie said...

I am enjoying the cool temperatures too. Your week sounds good. I only have a few presents to wrap and 1 pair of jammies to make. That leaves me mainly free to just enjoy the grandkids which is what I intend to do. Have a wonderful week Kris!

Erika said...

I thought for sure Noah would sleep till 9. We both did yesterday,,,errrrrr what?! Un heard of.
Silly Billy, hehehe

Linda said...

I love those kisses...we got an extra bag last year and froze it so we'd have them for a while! Enjoy this week with the Grands!! Merry Christmas!!

Sinta Renee said...

Brrr... it's 37 right now in Oakhurst! I would love to join you in a hot cup of coffee! I love your little elf... but that photo behind it is really adorable!

Pammy Sue said...

That is a LOT of Christmas cards! Good for you for getting them done. Love your little Elf, Billy. We don't have one. I just heard about them a couple of weeks ago when the creators were on Rachel Ray.

Congrats on the "winter" weather! Enjoy!

NanaNor's said...

You said cold???? Girl, here is Colorado that is a heat wave!!! WE've enjoyed the warm weather until today when we had white fluffy things floating in the air.
Loved to hear about Hershey's Peppermint kisses, will have to get some tomorrow and maybe a couple extra bags for the freezer.
Have a great week.
Hugs, Noreen

From the Kitchen said...

I'm trying to work up some sympathy for you but I have to go dig out my long johns right now!!!! Love this post.


Holly said...

I'm loving the cold weather here too. Dad is coming over for Christmas dinner!!! Most amazing Christmas present ever! I'm going to be baking and cooking up a storm for the next several days. God is soooo good. Thinking about posting something, don't hold me to it. Miss your face Lovey!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Don't ya just love this weather?! Perfect for us that do not get snow! I just came down with a yucky cold that I hope is gone by Christmas Day! We will have the whole family here! Enjoy getting ready! Your home looks so warm and cozy Kris! xox

Gloria said...

I love Cris really love winter (some people dont understand me) and here Winter Christmas (lol) but I born here and my Christmas are hot, ha, Enjoy your winter dear:))

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Love that mug, do you have a whole set? They would fit in great at my place. I have to stay away from them M&M's they are addictive and not good for my wait line. Merry Christmas!!

Grammy Staffy said...

Enjoy the week.... don't work too hard. I hope your elf won't get into to much mischief this week.

Merry Christmas. hugs, Lura

by Teresa said...

You are braver than I am to have braved the stores this last weekend! We hid out like a couple of hermits! Hubby went out today and braved downtown to find me a few "surprise" presents. Isn't that sweet?
Enjoy your week and the big day!
*M*E*R*R*Y* *C*H*R*I*S*T*M*A*S*!*
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Linda said...

You sound busy and enjoying the holidays, Kris! I hope to do my cards tomorrow! We are pretty warm for Minnesota, and no snow...a brown Christmas this year!

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

Hard as I might try, I still have a few things yet to get done but I'll get there. I love my bloomie and wear it every chance it get. Merry Christmas dear friend. Patty

Nicolle said...

Looks like a lot of fun around your house. I love that cute mug in your last photo. Oh gosh, I do love those peppermint kisses. I need to get some before they are gone. :)

Not much going on here. My sister had her surgery yesterday! It was stressful, but went well. It was a long and emotional day. She has a long road to recovery and a lot of pain, but we are so grateful. Thanks for your prayers.


Jill said...

Ugh I'm too busy this year...LOL
Hope you have a great week!!

Betsy said...

Hi Kris,

Yes, those kisses are amazing. I used them to top off chocolate cookies and the combination was perfect. Enjoy your time with your family and have a very Merry Christmas!


DaCraftyLady said...

I have not tried those kisses but they sound wonderful...I am making photos and hanging them up over the diningroom table, made my MAgic Cookie wonder Bars today with banana Bread....yummmm...and finished my wrapping yesterday...countdown is here...and yes it COLD outside...Debb