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Yay, it’s Friday!  The week has gone by pretty fast but I’m still really happy the weekend is almost here.  Except for giving the boys and Andy haircuts this weekend we don’t have a thing planned!  Maybe we’ll take advantage and go to ‘the big city’ and get some Christmas shopping done.

Speaking of shopping, I hope you all make an effort to shop locally this year.  Even if you just make a plan to buy one thing at a locally owned shop that will help that store owner out and I bet that money will be put back into your own town.  So many small store owners are struggling, but those small stores have the neatest gifts!  I love walking through a little gift shop and finding a ‘gem’ of a gift that I know so-and-so will just love!  It’s so exciting to give those kind of gifts.  So please, shop locally this holiday season!

Yesterday I volunteered at our little church gift shop.  They were having their Christmas Open House this week and yesterday was their big day.  I was swamped!  It was so much fun!  And because I only volunteer once a month I don’t know what all they have, so every time someone brings something up to buy it’s like finding a new treasure!  And it was all decked out for Christmas, with pretty Christmas music playing lightly in the background – heaven!  I took a couple of pics to share with you.


I love Santa’s, and this guy really spoke to me.  He said “take me home with you!”  I didn’t, but will be asking for him for Christmas for sure!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, talk to you soon!



  1. Small local stores always have the most unique stuff too!

  2. Awww Christmas... love the small boutiques and that Santa is too cute.

  3. Ahh I love Christmas! JCP gives free kids haircuts on sundays by appointment, you're welcome :-)