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December 5th, 2012, 07:22 PM
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So how is everyone doing with decorating, shopping, baking etc.?

I am almost 100% done decorating hubby has not done the outside yet but he has been very busy at work so it is ok if we go a year without all the lights and such outside. I would like some more garland and burlap for my staircase also.

I have 20 presents left to buy and stocking stuffers are only 1/2 done for the kids. No wrapping done at all. No baking either though I am not really a baker!

I still have to get my kids Christmas outfits and I have not even ordered cards yet. To say I am a little behind the game is an understatement. Hubby and I both need new outfits for his Christmas party. Geesh writing this out makes me want to cringe! On to of ALL things Christmas my sweet baby turns 2 next Tuesday and his big party is this Saturday
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December 5th, 2012, 07:47 PM
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My house is decorated inside and outside. My sons Christmas outfit is ready, even got our doggie a holiday sweater. Still gotta get DH and I Christmas outfits, oh and still gotta get Christmas presents and wrap them of course. got lots to do, too!
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December 6th, 2012, 04:22 AM
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I'm starting my baking next weekend I think! I made my list yesterday. We only have a few gifts left to buy, but I still have to wrap everything. I'll probably start that this weekend too! And we don't do much decorating, but our tree has been up and done since Thanksgiving weekend!
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December 6th, 2012, 04:47 AM
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I'm pretty much at 0% haha . Christmas decorations still in the basement. No tree yet. Very few gifts purchased. I'm making lists today for gifts and groceries I need to buy. My husband gets a bonus tomorrow and I get an extra 10% off one transaction tomorrow at work (wal-mart) I want to get as many gifts and groceries for the house plus baking and any household stuff I might need with that 20% off . That can be a really huge savings and with all I need to get for the babies I really need to save whatever I can
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December 6th, 2012, 05:57 AM
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I am really hoping to he a lot done this weekend. The outside of our house is decorated and the tree is up inside but that's it as far as the decorations go so far. Planning on finishing up decorating this weekend. Most of the gifts are taken care of but still need a few things. Haven't started wrapping yet. I've got to order Christmas cards this weekend! Thought about doing a little baking this weekend so we will see. Still have a lot to do!
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December 6th, 2012, 06:21 AM
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Tree is up and decorated (which is the extent of our decorating) and we're finishing shopping today! Then we just have to wrap everything.
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December 6th, 2012, 07:27 AM
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Things are a little different for us this year, since we're back living with my parents. Usually I'm hugely into Christmas and I decorate and bake and prep for weeks (months sometimes). My dad decorated this year instead, hung the lights and the wreaths outside, and put up a garland on the stair banister inside. We'll probably get the tree this weekend and decorate. Thankfully I brought a box full of sentimental ornaments with us when we moved, so we'll have some of our own stuff for the tree.

I've got most of the Christmas cards addressed and ready to go, I'm just waiting on a few addresses that I've asked my husband to track down about 30 times over the last few weeks.

I'll be making mince pies with my step-mum this weekend, and then over the next few weeks I'll bake up a bunch of tins of peppermint meringues for neighbours, friends, and teachers.

We're doing "Secret Santa" for Christmas this year with my family, since there are a lot of us, and I've already gotten my brother his present. The only other gifts I have to do are for my husband and my daughter. I've made the majority of my daughter's gifts already - thankfully I'm pretty crafty and she asked "Santa" for things that I can make. No idea what to get for my husband. It's always hard to buy gifts for him, since being a stay at home mom, I have no money of "my own"...so anything I buy for him, he basically has bought for himself.
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December 6th, 2012, 08:09 AM
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We're not decorating, so that's one less thing for us to worry about. I'm not baking either so not worrying about that either.

We only have 2 people to shop for, and DH has to do all his shopping for me still. We're finishing up the other 2 people this weekend, so I can pack the box that goes to Iowa and ship it out next week. Then I figure out how I'm packing the 6 plates I got for my sisters so they don't break on my way to California
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December 6th, 2012, 09:11 AM
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We have a tree up inside and thats it. We dont have many decorations for the house because we were never home for Christmas before. And we just havent got around to buy anything now that we are. I may check out the after Christmas sales this year to see what I can pick up. We have a few things up outside but its been pouring here so we havent been able to finish. Baking havent started we only do Christmas cookies and we do that on Christmas Eve. Wrapping my husband and I also do on Christmas Eve. We have about 4 gifts left to buy. We scored on Black Friday and I think this is our least expensive Christmas yet because of it.
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December 6th, 2012, 09:54 AM
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Yikes, Christmas cards I haven't even ordered any yet!
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December 6th, 2012, 11:13 AM
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I'm kind of at a standstill at this point. Presents are mostly done, just not wrapped. I'm in NO mood to bake, so that'll be last minute. Basically I'm just enjoying a little bit of lazy time before the true rush begins.
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December 6th, 2012, 12:00 PM
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It's coming along! I'm done decorating. I don't bake until Christmas is closer. And I'm about 60% with gift buying.
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December 6th, 2012, 01:58 PM
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Decorating all done. Gifts are being bought as I think of them. I'm not much of a baker, but we will do gingerbread men and sugar cookies one of these days.
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December 6th, 2012, 03:30 PM
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What holiday
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