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~Good morning! It’s been a very productive week so far. B and I are working on cleaning out the basement and took a big load of donations to the Salvation Army yesterday. Last night we took the kids to Dave and Buster’s (L’s pick from his Chore Monster rewards) and had such a good time. Wednesday are 1/2 price game days so it’s double the fun. WB selected a straw cup and a piece of candy as his prizes and L picked a Plasma Ball. Good stuff!
~I still have a bunch of subscription boxes coming this week including Amor Naturals, Bespoke Post, Birchbox, FabKids, ipsy, POPSUGAR Must Have Box and a bunch of others. I noticed that my POPSUGAR Neiman Marcus Must Have Box is in process on FedEx and it weighs 11.2lbs! I so cannot wait to see what all is in there.
~I decided to give in and start slowly decorating for Christmas. I figure if I do it over the next week or two I won’t be so annoyed with it and I won’t have to spend a full day doing it Thanksgiving weekend. So yesterday I did my apothecary jars. I am really into metallics and a sort of woodsy cottage look this season so I did gold and white for my jars this year. Thinking up ideas (and then actually finding the items) isn’t always the easiest. I *try* to not always use the same stuff, but as you can see bows are a constant. Mainly because they are SO cheap!
~B and I watched Vacation the other night and it was one of the stupidest movies ever. And I loved it! LOL. Totally my kind of movie. Trainwreck is next on my list. B doesn’t want to watch it so I guess I am on my own for that one. I also really need to start reading Troublemaker – the new Leah Remini book. Hopefully happens this weekend.
~I am starting to hear about Black Friday subscription box deals so in the next few days I will get the “Black Friday” tab up and running. It will be in the Menu bar above to the right of “About”. It’ll have ALL the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals in summary format. I will also post about them individually as well.
~Don’t forget to get signed up for Secret Santa if you want to participate! We’ve got 136 participants already and I would love to see more! Also, PLEASE PLEASE make sure to update your profile to let me know if you are willing to ship internationally. It’s no big deal either way, I just want to know so I can get the matching right. Also, I have started a Facebook group for Secret Santa participants. I will get everyone who signed up added in the next few days (I think I have everyone’s e-mail in Elfster)! You don’t have to join, I just thought it would be fun if we had a place to share!
~From the sounds of it, everyone was missing the Cynthia Rowley makeup bag in their Birchbox Luxe List Box and I got a shipping notification yesterday (after I contacted Birchbox about it) that the bags are on their way. They noted it was a warehouse issue and that the bags should have been included in the box. I just wanted to update in case you are waiting on your box or waiting on a reply from Birchbox.