The jack-o-lanterns have been tossed. The holiday candy is bagged. I managed to pack away most of the Halloween directions.
So now … obviously the holiday madness begins to hit levels of pure crazy!
Already my friends on Facebook have been reminding me I have just weeks to shop and plan for Christmas.
There was this one …
And this one …
And we can’t forget about this cute meme.
Don’t get me wrong, I love this time of year. The sweets, the art projects, the holiday songs and sweet traditions spent with family.
But let’s get real. If you’re a parent, especially if you’re a mom, the holidays mean adding a whole new layer to the already full to-do list.
I need to shop, send cards, keep up with the extra kid festivities and parties. There is decorating and baking and finding time to see Santa. Oh, and I need to do gifts for co-workers, teachers, family and beyond. HOLD ME! So much to do.
I’m already eeking away on Christmas prep work – thank God for online shopping – and trying to figure out what is on everyone’s wish lists.
The season is obviously about so much more than gifts, so I like to get most of my shopping done before December. It helps me steer clear of retail frenzy and be able to enjoy this time of year for what it really represents. Faith. Family. Friends.
So while we still have November and Thanksgiving to look forward to, I’ll be simultaneously working my way through the inevitable shopping.
And in the spirit of helping another mom out with this ginormous task, I have a little giveaway. Building projects are always a favorite in our household – so I’m pleased to offer up a Mega Bloks Barbie™ Build ‘n Play Fab Mansion to one lucky winner.
ABOUT THE MEGA BLOKS BARBIE™ BUILD ‘N PLAY FAB MANSION
You’re the designer with the Build ’n Play Fab Mansion by Mega Bloks Barbie™. Snappy modular rooms make it easy to build and decorate the perfect mansion for your Barbie™ and Skipper™ mini fashion figures. Design your dream house and arrange the rooms any way you want. Build the bed with beautiful canopy, put the big screen in just the right spot, and set up the perfect vanity for lots of fashion fun! When you’re done building and arranging the mansion, relax under the big umbrella on the patio, take a bubbly bath, or kick back for a super fun movie party with Barbie™ and Skipper™ mini fashion figures.
Ideal for ages 4 and up.
- Five interchangeable rooms to build and rebuild the most fabulous mansion!
- One Barbie™ and one NEW Skipper™ mini fashion figures
- Glam accessories to decorate each room any way you want
- Combine with other Mega Bloks Barbie™ playsets to build a world of fashion and fun!
Discover how you can earn entries below, and be sure to participate by Nov. 14. Perhaps you can cross off one item on that shopping list if you have a young girl, or you can win and donate it at a local toy drive.
Wishing you a lovely November. And remember to take some “me” time so you can survive the holiday madness and fun.