12.18.2014

Yes I Did Just Get My Christmas Shopping Done At The Louis Joliet Mall!

T'was the week before Christmas, and all through the house...mommy had been working, and NOT gotten out. To the Louis Joliet Mall she must go, to meet nephew James for lunch...and then shopping they'll go!
Seriously, I had NOT shopped a bit, and Christmas is fast approaching. James, who just graduated from college (insert applause here) met me for some fine holiday shopping fun!

We. Shopped. It. Out!
So many stores...H&M just opened last Friday, and I LOVE that store. I found some super cute gifts for my Maggie. (Can't show them, because she reads this blog...but I did well.) I also picked up a cozy warm sweater and infinity scarf for me. Oh, and how CUTE are these New Year's Eve party favors?! SO. CUTE.

Gotta stay focused though. More shopping to do...
I could not be happier. Oh the deals we found. Honestly, I got so many wonderful presents, I am just thrilled! I checked off my list so fast, we had time to grab a yummy lunch at TGI Fridays (Nachos as far as the eye could see.)

Then some selfie fun at the Digi Tree.
Took our picture-check. Picked our category/seasonal-check. Added caption "hot cocoa & s'mores" because it sounded so good-check. Send selfie to the tree-done! Would it make us sound silly if I told you we followed our picture all around the tree? Yes. OK, well...we didn't do that. (Totally did.)

I have been slammed at work, and it was a relief to meet James, who I don't get to see enough, exhale and get my Christmas shopping done. Well, close to done;)

To check out all the goings on at The Louis Joliet Mall, visit their Facebook page.

Now that I am feeling good about catching up with my holiday shopping, how about you...done, almost done, or *gulp* haven't started yet?

*While I was invited to experience the holidays at Louis Joliet Mall, and compensated, all experiences and opinions are my own.

12.15.2014

Confession time...

This is not my house. THIS house has lovely Christmas decorations.

MY house...none. I gotta get on this Holiday train! Working too much...Holidaying too l little.

12.04.2014

Great Visit With Mom and Tucker at Louis Joliet Mall

I looked forward to Paws & Claus Pet Pictures With Santa at the Louis Joliet Mall all week! I think my Mom and Tucker were just as excited to meet Santa!
At first glance, Santa thought Tucker was Rudolph. She leaned in and gave him a quick kiss and told him her wish for Christmas.
Maggie, Santa and Tucker smiled for the camera and had a nice visit. Could this picture be any cuter?! SO cute!

Before we could head over to the Digi Tree for more pictures, Mom and Tucker had some serious Christmas Shopping to do. They were not messing around!
A couple quick peaks at some presents for the kiddos. After a moment of playtime, it was off to the Digi Tree!
What a wonderful oasis in all the Christmas shopping this is! I finally had a moment to sit down. Shopping with Mom and Tucker is a whirlwind!
Such pretty colors sprinkled in with events, store deals and photo booth pics.
Miss Maggie was super pleased to see her and Tucker in the big tree.
Tucker was very excited about her special day at the mall, but I think she was just as happy to be getting back to the farm. We had such a wonderful visit, and it was so nice to meet for a bit of Christmas shopping and head back to the city.

Next up, is shopping with Dad. I'm going to make sure we hit H&M, which opens December 12 at noon! They have such cute kiddo clothes...and Mommy deserves something cute as well! To check out all the events at the Louis Joliet Mall, please visit their Facebook Page. There is another Paws & Claus with Santa, Monday Dec 8 if your furry friend wants to meet the man in red.

Stay tuned!

*While I was invited to experience the holidays at Louis Joliet Mall, and compensated, all experiences and opinions are my own.

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