IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR!

DSC_0054  It most certainly is that time of year, my favorite time of the year. During the colder half of the year life just seems to be bursting at the seems with Love and joy, laughter, travel, respite, generosity, great fashions, delectable holiday foods and everyone’s favorite… Adult beverages!
I designated last weekend as my FINAL weekend of shopping and planning, as usual, that was not the case and I ended up going on a mini gift haul in target. I picked up some great stocking-stuffers and wrapping supplies and went to work on some gift for co-workers and family members. 

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It just so happens that I work with a few awesome people that I couldn’t possibly pass up the chance to give a gift to. I wanted to do something sweet yet thoughtful and not too expensive so I opted for some holiday themed chap-sticks that were on sale at Target.
 
Ok, pause. Two things, if you ever happen to be imagining my voice or reading this aloud please do not mispronounce Target, in my world it is a high end department store and we pronounce the name as such: TAR -JEY! Got it? Good! Second thing, Everything, unless otherwise mentioned, is from Target. Now, Where were we, oh yes gift bags. I picked up some candy canes, EOS lip balms, Cards, Lindt Lindor truffles, miniature bottles of wine, some cute little mugs and cards, gum and a few other items to make cute and affordable gift bags. It was really a joy putting these together and wrapping other gifts and I hope my co-workers enjoy them. 
Goodies to pass out at work!

Goodies to pass out at work!

Gift tins! Tin cans were only $1!

Gift tins! Tin cans were only $1!

If you are looking for a last minute gift for someone on your list and you just want to give a simple and loving gift go ahead and throw together some stocking stuffers and write a nice note on a Christmas card. I love to give all year and I have been fortunate to have what I have but I never pressure myself about the extravagance of the commercial part of the holiday season but rather to realize that there is nothing as extravagant as the holiday spirit, time spent with loved ones, generosity, and the reason for the season the birthday of Jesus Christ! 
I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday! Enjoy the photos! 
Great Books purchased for my little cousins!

Great Books purchased for my little cousins!

A sweet and inspirational note for the young girls receiving these awesome books!

A sweet and inspirational note for the young girls receiving these awesome books!

Gifts for my mother, she loves Harry Connick Jr

Gifts for my mother, she loves Harry Connick Jr

Getting it all together!

Getting it all together!

Goodies!

Goodies!

stocking stuffers

Made with love,

Zan

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