Tuesday, December 18, 2012

No more menus and Favorite Things 2012

Well, as you may have noticed, I’ve failed miserably in the menu planning blog posting over the last two weeks.  It’s been a great two years (almost) of posting menus, but I think I’m calling it quits.  Of course, we will still be planning our weekly menus before we hit the grocery store, but I’m just not going to stick to posting it here every week.  Given the busy-ness of the upcoming holidays, our plans change day-by-day, hour-by-hour, so while there are groceries for meals at our house, there is no exact plan for when to fix them.  December has been an insane month for us, with the birth of our niece, the end of the semester for Ryan, and a crazy hectic work schedule for me.  I’m HOPING things settle down these last two weeks of 2012 and that we get to enjoy lots of fun with family and friends. 

Last night, I got started by hosting a fun holiday party with the girls from my job.  We had a “favorite things” party where we each picked our favorite thing and gave it to all the other girls.  We set a budget (around $5) so that we wouldn’t end up going too crazy, since there were 6 of us in the group, each of us had to buy five $5 gifts. 

Our favorite things included….
Me… Honey from The Fresh Market and a honey dipper from Mast General, along with a loaf of my homemade bread
Amy… Silver Hoop Earrings fromHandPicked
Andrea… Bath & Body Works Hand Sanitizer with a bedazzled carrier to attach to your purse or keychain
Jenna… fuzzy socks (confession, already wore mine last night after everyone left)
Jennifer… a cute jewelry hanger to organize necklaces and earrings

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