Sunday, September 9, 2012

Week 3

September 9th-15th

Three weeks in.   Can you believe how fast time flies?  Let's recap to see just how much we've accomplished. 

Three weeks in and we've already made our Christmas card list, planned our holiday meals, started a gift list, created a long term shopping list, stocked up on our baking supplies, made a freezer meal, and ordered our Christmas cards.  That is amazing progress!  Let's be honest, if you've managed to accomplish any of those, that is amazing progress!  Don't be discouraged, just keep going.

Here's our "to do" list for this week and it will begin to look very familiar over the next several weeks:

Make 1 batch of holiday goodies- most cookies freeze really well.  Another option is to make the batter and freeze it in ice cube trays and then bake them off when you're ready.  Thank you, Pinterest!

Make 1 freezer meal- or buy one at your local grocery store or warehouse store.  Just be sure to earmark it for the future so it doesn't become dinner this week.  It will help you to keep a freezer inventory so you don't forget what you have on hand.

Buy supplies for homemade gifts- this may include canning jars, gift bags, ribbon, etc.  If you don't plan on making any gifts this year, congratulations.  You're done!

Buy camera batteries, blank video discs, extra memory cards for holiday picture taking and programs.  Store them and make a note in your holiday planner as to where they are so that you can find them later!

Go back to weeks 1 or 2 and tackle any unfinished items if you have time

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