Surprisingly, my husband, who hates to shop, loves him a little Black Friday mayhem. This year, there were too many stores opening at the same time that had something he thought we needed so he made me wake up with him at the stinkin' crack-o-dawn and go stand in line with a bunch of other crazy people.
I was 0% successful. He was 100% successful and I heard about it for the rest of the day.
Plus, when I got home, I pulled the car into the garage but realized I'd forgotten my house key. I didn't want to wake anyone up by knocking so I sat in my car, in the garage, for a good 30 minutes waiting for my professional shopper to get home and let me in.
It was a great start to the day, let me tell you.
I decided, I was going to do absolutely as much shopping as possible on-line this year because venturing out into the chaos with small children really should be avoided at all costs, so that should pretty much cover shipping.
One of the places I've loved treasure hunting is Etsy. Many of you may be way familiar with this website but it's a little new to me and I'm in love!
It's full of handmade goodies from around the world. You can find distinct and creative gifts for everyone on your list and you never have to get out of your slippers and Thanksgiving pants. Score.
Each Christmas, some friends and I have a fun dinner and ornament exchange. We're big fans of old finds with character so this year, I bought a great vintage ornament from Leslie Jansen's Shop. I love this store! She has great vintage textile items and some fun holiday gifts. She fashioned my ornament from vintage keys, a vintage earring, and green gingham wired ribbon.
Leslie was kind enough to send me this additional ornament to give away to one of you! Score, again!
It would be a great addition to your own tree or wrap it up and give it to someone special.
Check out Leslie's shop and then come back and put your name in the comment section. Be sure to include your email so I can let you know you won! I'll draw a name on Friday, December 5th and let you know who the lucky winner is!