At this busy time of year it's easy to become a bit frazzled.
The to-do list is never ending and the days fly by faster than ever.
If we're not careful it can become downright overwhelming.
Sometimes trying to pull off the "perfect Christmas" proves to be anything but.
As I've gotten older the idea of perfection at Christmas has taken a back seat to sorting through all the possibilities out there and carefully picking out the ideas, recipes and traditions that fit my life right now... today... not ten years ago when life seemed easier, happier, you name it.
Anyways. . . all that to say, in my small way I'd like to offer a giveaway with the hopes of giving one of you a small break from the hustle and bustle of the holidays. A few little things and permission from me :) to sit down for a few minutes, relax and have a little "you time."
To start a book titled Christmas At Home.
A little book filled with recipes like:
* Mulled Holiday Punch
*Apple Cinnamon French Toast Souffle
*No Fail Party Dip
*White Christmas Chili
*Chocolate Covered Coconut Balls
to name just a few.
While you're sitting in a comfortable chair with your feet propped up you might as well take a little more "you time" and enjoy the talents of Susan Branch in this charming little Christmastime book. I think many (if not all) of us are enjoying Susan's delightful blog.
I've been enjoying this little book for several years. Recently I found another one at the thrift shop and thought maybe one of you would like it.
As we finish out 2012 and move into 2013 I thought it might be nice to stay organized in a very pretty way ... a little Susan Branch for your purse.
With the hopes that you will occasionally remove your holiday apron, set down the rolling pin and pamper your sweet self...
I'm including the Burt's Bees Essential Kit containing:
*Beeswax Lip Balm
*Coconut Foot Cream
*Nourishing Milk & Honey Body Lotion
*Soap Bark & Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream
Love Burt's Bees for being made with natural ingredients and also made in the USA. Yay!
Okay gals, that's my small way of trying to keep your holidays less than perfect. In a good way, of course :).
If you're interested, please leave a comment.
That's it... no hoops to jump through here.
I'll drop all of your names into a festive Christmas bowl and choose the winner on Sunday night.
Oops, one more thing...
for some reason Peanut has been insisting that I add a gift from her to the giveaway. This is what she's contributing:
I'm not quite sure why, but she is adamant.
I know these knee hugging elves are one of those things you either love or not. If you don't want to receive Peanut's contribution, should you win, feel free to let me know. I won't tell her ;-).