Thanks again to all those readers who entered last week’s giveaway.
It was great to read your enthusiastic comments about the three beautiful girls’ books, and about the time you spend, or plan to spend, cooking and creating with your kids.
Just a couple of days ago, my daughter and I made our favorite Magnolia Bakery Cupcakes, in marbled chocolate, vanilla and pink, iced with ‘neopolitan’ buttercream frosting.
While it was definitely not good for the waist-line, we both had a lot of fun, and although the cupcakes didn’t last that long, I’m sure the memories will!
But having fun in the kitchen has not gotten me any closer to being organized for Christmas. I hope you’re doing a far better job of that than I am at the moment.
My daughter is now reminding me that it’s just two weeks to her birthday and I read earlier this week that Christmas is just 35 days away. Not to scare you either, but that was two days ago. So by now we must be down to…33?
To save time and a whole lot of running around, I’m hoping to get a fair bit of my Christmas shopping done online this year.
If you’re planning to do that too, here are a couple of beautiful online stores I’ve recently discovered that are worth checking out:
For now, it’s time to let you know the winner of this month’s giveaway.
Here’s the winning number, chosen again by Random.org:
Congratulations Marita! You’ll find some great ideas in Cookbook for Girls for Annie’s next birthday party. And whether or not you’ve started planning your Christmas celebrations, The Organised Housewife’s Christmas Planner should be a great help keeping you on track with what needs to be done over the next five weeks.
Thanks again to all of you who entered. If you didn’t win this month, make sure to try again next time.
For now, I’m off to start thinking about that Christmas shopping list!
I’d love to hear how you’re going with your Christmas shopping. Are you finished already? Just starting? Will you be shopping online, or mingling with the crowds? Leave a comment and let me know!