Simple Little Thing #2

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Labor Day Weekend is upon us, y'all! I started getting a bunch of sale emails into my inbox (guilty pleasure, I know I need to unsubscribe!) and an idea came to me.


I'm all about simplifying and eliminating stress from situations. I want there to be joy in picking out gifts for people, not stress. I want to spend the weeks leading up to the holidays baking for people, decorating, and planning crafts and activities. So, I decided that this weekend I'm going to knock out some Christmas shopping. Yes, I may be a little crazy. Yes, these presents are going to have to sit in the closet for a few months. But it will be done, and I can focus on other aspects of the holiday season. Mainly, gratitude. 

So let me encourage you to get out there and get tackle your Christmas shopping! There are seriously online discounts everywhere and I'm loving it. I would give you some examples of discounts but I don't want to reveal my present sources. 

I will say, that you can easily check out tons of online discounts on Retail Me Not! Plus, because of how we save for Christmas shopping, I already had cash in hand to use for this shopping adventure. I'm so excited to tackle things early. Last year was absolute mayhem, with us moving into our house and getting married (4 days after Christmas!). 

Has anyone else started thinking about Christmas shopping or am I totally alone and crazy? What do you think makes a really great Christmas gift? I want to hear from YOU! :) 

Ps. If you want more of a look at our daily shenanigans, follow me on Instagram, @victoriastrader! I often post major things on there before the blog because I am inpatient. :)

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  1. I LOVE Christmas shopping early, especially being pregnant and knowing we will have a little one during that season. I just bought my niece a Great Day plate from Emily Ley's shop for Christmas since they were having a flash sale on other things and I was already paying for shipping! Can't wait to hear in person where you are finding these goodies!!! :)

  2. Ooh girl you've gotten me so excited for the holidays! :D I don't think you're crazy at all, in fact I think I know what my weekend is going to be spent doing ;) x

  3. I love the idea! Last year, I was about to start student teaching so we did handmade gifts for everyone. I learned how to knit a few months before the holidays, and made all of the girls in our families (since I have all sisters and he has an older sister - no brothers!) fingerless mittens. They were a hit, much more special than anything store bought, and it wasn't hectic. This year, I've already started Christmas shopping ;)

  4. I started stressing when you brought up holiday shopping. Sister, you are too much! :) Best of luck with shopping this weekend, I'll be running around like a chicken with her head cut off in December trying to get gifts together! Have a great weekend!


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