We've done the circuit of local thrift stores once and possibly doing it again this week as I continue keeping an eye out for a certain style of coat for a friend and finding crazy deals along the way. In the past week I've scored a Children's Place packable anorak (a half-zip windbreaker/raincoat that folds into an integrated storage pouch) new with tags for $2 and a Kate Spade handbag for $4. While I dislike retail store shopping, I enjoy thrift stores.
We also met phoena and her husband for coffee, which was fun. I wish we had normal neighbors like that, I'd be a lot more social! (Laurel has been playing daily with the item since Christmas morning. I picked up Cooking Mama for her stocking and now I get to hear her blowing into the microphone to cool off dishes.)
In other neat pre-Giftmas fun, I was one of five randomly selected entrants in Hanna Andersson's holiday photo share on Facebook to receive a $100 gift card. I plan to mail it on to my sisters to shop at their
I am just getting around to my gingerbread construction this week after feeling blah on Christmas Eve and then full-out awful on Christmas Day with a virulent stomach bug. Photos and templates are forthcoming!