Holiday Preparations Are In Full Swing

Holiday Preparations Are In Full Swing

I made a quick run to Dallas this past weekend.  Sure it’s a 6 hour drive, but in Texas time that’s practically your next door neighbor.  Just a simple country jaunt.

I went to visit my friends Connie and Brandy.  We were working on some secret projects for the upcoming Homeschool Moms’ Winter Summit in Texas.  Oh!  Did I tell you that two people will win their registrations?!  If you register by December 31 you will be entered to win back the money for your registration….go register I tell you!  You don’t want to miss this.

And if my post from last week wasn’t enough to persuade you, here’s one from Connie saying why she loves it so much.  Y’all have to watch her video….it makes me cry!

I got home on Saturday afternoon and started filling shop orders.  The Christmas stocking orders are rolling in along with lots of orders for jars and lids.  Wouldn’t this be a fun stocking stuffer or secret santa present?

Adorable Christmas gift for under $10!

Not to brag, but we have a bunch of cute things in our shop that would make great, unique gifts.  And some fun decorations too!

This week we’re getting the house ready for a big Thanksgiving feast.  We will have a houseful and it’s gonna be cold.  Our old farmhouse isn’t well insulated and doesn’t get warm, so usually we just wrap up in blankets.  But I doubt that our guests will be interested in wearing quilts and footie pajamas, so I am scrambling to find ways to warm it up.  Do you think they will notice if we sit really close to them at the table?  Body heat is very helpful in 30° weather.

I’ve already done the grocery shopping and have no plans to go back before Thanksgiving.  Whatever we are out of we will just have to skip.  I can’t take the grocery store crowds during the holidays.  It makes me wish for alcohol and I don’t drink.

But I will have to go shopping at all manner of other kinds of stores on Tuesday.  My daughter’s birthday means shopping and nothing I say or do will change her mind.  I tried bribing her with promises of candy and soda if she would stay home instead, but when you’re 18 a full PEZ dispenser really doesn’t have the same appeal that it used to.  So shopping it is.

I guess if I can go to Dallas and back in a day I can handle the holiday crowds with my favorite 18 year old.

Have a great week!



  1. Happy Thanksgiving Lisa and Family!

    And Happy birthday to your favorite 18 year old!
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  2. I just found your blog through a homeschooling interview. It was awesome. As to how to warm your house up, you can do what they used to do before indoor electrical heating. You can hang the walls with quilts, top to bottom. Old English mansions used tapestries to cover the walls and they laid threshing on the floor. It’s not a quick solution but next year you may be more prepared. :)

  3. Even, I am waiting for Thanksgiving day >This year i invite all my friends for turkey dinner.Thanks a lot for this lovely post,I really enjoyed reading this… Happy Thanksgiving!!

  4. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your wonderful family Lisa!!

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