‘Twas the Weekend Before Christmas

‘Twas the weekend before Christmas and all was… crazy.  

I made the horrible mistake of hitting up Barnes and Noble… at the mall… on Friday at 4 pm. 

Bad move.  

Somehow, there were only three weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year and I was sick for two of them.  This is my excuse for being slow with the holiday preparations, and I believe I have learned my lesson. 

Leaving it all to the last minute meant turning my kitchen into an explosive wrapping station all weekend.  Friday, I had the pleasure of wrapping gifts for a kiddo in need.  It was really nice to do something for a little soul who needs a bit of excitement and love.  Although shopping for a little boy did prove difficult.  Neither I nor heather had any clue what to get him, but some nice Target shoppers helped us out, and all was well.  Apparently, Spiderman is very exciting.  Who knew?

Post gift drop-off we explored a new restaurant.  Asheville is such a foodie town, but I seem to stick to my favorites, so it was a nice change to try somewhere new.  I can now highly recommend Nona Mia, and it’s in my ‘hood!   With the advice of our lovely friends who we ate with, we all tried and shared their chopped salad, Sicilian pizza and some kind of roasted eggplant pasta amazing-ness.  I am a huge fan of thick crust pizza and this did not disappoint!  Clearly, Friday night ended in a food coma on the couch. 

Saturday commenced the wrapping for our families while listening to the last episode of Serial. (I am very unsatisfied with the ending, as is the rest of the world.)  I am actually pretty proud of some of my wrapping…and I discovered washi tape!  Made me feel like a real blogger.  I doubt I’ll ever turn into someone who spends hours making their gifts look perfect, but it was actually fun to try and make my gifts look more than just disguised.  Despite wrapping all morning, I am still missing some things and the tracking is unavailable for those items.  Two-day shipping is a lie!  Post wrapping was…surprise…more shopping.  This weekend was full of wrapping, shopping and eating and I didn’t hate it.  We also got to catch up with some lovely friends before we all part for the holiday.  

Today was more of the same and ended high, with some delicious local ice cream, and not-so-high, because Heather is currently 30,000 feet in the air on the way to the land of shuffleboard and Disney.

No matter what, I am feeling thankful for all the people I get to love in my life.  

God bless the corny-ness of Christmas!

Hope you have a fabulous holiday and feel the love!


  1. Caroline Juterbock
    December 24, 2014 / 2:18 am

    What is washi tape?? I'm interested…

  2. Caroline Juterbock
    December 24, 2014 / 2:19 am

    Also, did you watch the Serial SNL parody I sent you? LOL x 100000000000

  3. Courtney Masters
    December 29, 2014 / 6:58 pm

    Alright, we need all need to sit down and talk about serial stat

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