Thanksgiving has come and gone and whose memories aren’t filled with turkey, stretchy pants and the entire guest list eating way too much pumpkin pie? With that said, the thoughts of "omg, I ate too much, I need to nap for 3 days” will once again approach us with the Christmas holiday! There is nothing like having the best intentions and then falling a little short of preparation. Here's a few survival tips for getting things done for the holidays. These aren't in any particular order but for me, this list is a sure way to get myself on the right track!
1. Charge the ipads! My kids love their ipads and without them its painful. I load my kids ipads up with educational games like ABC Mouse, PBS kids and the newest app I love, Homer (reading app). We also load them up with lots of holiday music and lots of FREE drawing apps. If you're worried about too much time on the ipads, not to fear, there is a timing limit app for that!
2. Have lots of wine. :) No further instruction needed. Seriously though, when in doubt, bring a bottle of wine to any holiday party. It really is a nice "thank you" gift for any host or hostess. I'm a firm believer that one must bring a gift to any get together you're invited to. I went to the dollar store and bought a cute tea towel and wrapped the bottle of wine with a ribbon and festive tea towel for an instant gift! It was a sure hit too. If they don't drink wine, no worries, you can do this with beer or go the non alcoholic route with a great sparkling cider. You really have a lot of choices for this option.
3. Ladies..... if you're a iphone user, ask Siri for help! Siri can make your lists and she'll make sure you're checking it twice. I have her make all sorts of lists for me and I make sure she sets them on alarms so that my calendar reminds me of what's next on my ever growing busy-bee agenda. Pretty neat if you're always on the go like me and forget everything.
4. Have a plan...... well, sort of? If you're running out of time and need last minute gifts, why not check out my shop? We have lots of fun items that are sure to please and for a limited time, we're offering FREE priority shipping on all online orders. Type FREESHIP during checkout @ www.lanicheboutique.com. We have a little something for everyone on your list.
Last but not least, Have some fun! With the ever crazy season approaching, let's not forget who we are and how fabulous it is to bring joy to those around us during this festive holiday season.
Happy Holidays...from my family to yours!