Friday, December 18, 2015

Friday Favorites- 1 week til xmas!

One week till Christmas!?!  Seriously, how did that happen??  My shopping is done but I still have a TON of wrapping to do (yeah, my goal of gifts wrapped by Dec 1st didn't happen).  And I also want to cram as much holiday fun as I can into this coming week!

OK, so let's get to it... Friday favorite time!!!

Number 1: Christmas cards!
I love how our cards turned out this year (thanks Shutterfly)!  I also love getting cards from my bloggie friends (like Amanda over at A Brownie World)!  I feel like Christmas carding has become a lost art...Less and less people send them out each year and it makes me sad.  Send out those cards people!!  Everyone loves getting some tangible and fun snail mail!

And speaking of Christmas cards... have any of you heard about Sa'Fyre Terry?  This little girl is local to me, but her story has gone national and is all over Facebook.  Sa'Fyre lost her father and siblings in a fire (arson) 2 years ago.  She was very badly burned over 3/4 of her body.  Well, Sa'Fyre's Christmas wish this year was to fill up a metal card holder her aunt had bought at a thrift shop with Christmas cards.  Her aunt posted her request on Facebook, and it went viral.  In a little over a week, Sa'Fyre has received 430,000 letters/cards and 10,000 packages!  How amazing is that?!  With so much bad going on in the world recently, this truly restores my faith in humanity!
If you would like to check out Sa'Fyre's facebook page, click HERE
Or if you would like to send her a card, you can mail it to:
Sa'Fyre Terry
P.O. Box 6126
Schenectady,  NY 12306
She is an AMAZING little girl and I am so happy her Christmas wish has come true (and so much more)!

Number 2: Special Gifts from friends
A special gift was handed to me at work the other day.  My lovely friend Sommer has been giving me personalized Christmas ornaments since Alec was born.  This is the one she gave me this year.  Such a sweet and thoughtful gift!

Number 3: Date night
The hubs and I got a date night!  We went out for a nice dinner and then got coffee and drove around looking at Christmas lights.  A simple but lovely evening. :)

"Turn the flash off!"

Number 4: Cookie baking/decorating with the kids
Cuz baking is fun and cookies are delicious!  

Number 5:  This random funny
Total cheeseball but it made me laugh!

Tonight we are going on Santa's Magical Express.  Then the rest of the weekend is wide open!  Maybe brunch with Santa, maybe Holiday Lights in the Park, maybe an all day Christmas movie marathon with popcorn, maybe something I haven't even thought of yet!!
The next 2 weeks are going to be jam packed...  Christmas, Alec's birthday. my birthday, New Years Eve, my birthday trip... maybe I should just relax?  Nah...that won't happen!

What will you be doing this last weekend before Christmas?

Linking up with Andrea at Momfessionals


  1. You funny is too cute! Stat bucks :) Hope you can relax with all that you have going on in the next 2 weeks!

  2. Love this!!! Your Christmas cards are beautiful! Your hubby cracks me up I'll bet you guys have a ball! Thank you for the address of the little girl I'm going to send her a card what a sweet sweet thing is so precious of you to share! I hope your weekend is chalked full of Merry and joyous you awesome pretty gal!!

  3. I can't stop smiling after reading this post! What a fun and festive week! I totally agree with you on the Christmas cards! (Although I must admit I'm still sending some more out today...I am getting them out there though! lol.) It does seem like less and less people are doing them each year and it makes me sad too. There's nothing like pulling out some old fashioned Christmas cheer from your mailbox! It warms my heart to hear how much love that precious little girl in your area is receiving! :) Hooray for thoughtful gifts (special ornaments are so sweet to pull out each year), date night, and Christmas cookies too! Enjoy all the FUN you have coming up!! Happy (early) Birthday and have a very Merry Christmas!!! xo - Brenda //

  4. I love sending Christmas cards, I write a little note with all of my cards, i love going to the mail box and there are cards waiting for me

  5. many sweet things in this post! Love your Christmas cards...and that cute ornament. And thank you reminding me that I need to send a card to that sweet little girl. I am so happy that she has received so many already though! How wonderful. :)

  6. Sounds like an awesome week, and I'm definitely going to look into sending a Christmas card to that sweet angel. Love your card and your cute ornament you got!

  7. Merry Christmas, girl! I love the card and have it on my card ribbon. What a festive 5! Happy weekend to you, see ya on IG! xo Amanda