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lakeerieartists
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on 12/16/2011

How many people are still shopping?  I have just ordered two things for my kids, big things, but things.  Chanukah starts on the 20th.  We are not ready.

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Paula Atwell (aka lakeerieartists) is the owner of an online art gallery, Lake Erie Artists Gallery and a freelance writer
chefkeem
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on 12/16/2011

I've just ordered 2 things from Amazon. They offer free shipping (over $25) until Monday. How that's supposed to work...I'm not sure. For today's orders they estimate the arrival for 12/22-12/24. Ordering on Monday might be a little iffy to get it by Christmas.


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Jimmie
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on 12/16/2011

I'm pretty much done with Christmas shopping. I delivered all my baked goods and candies this week. LOVE that part of Christmas! And of course I left plenty of extras at home for us to enjoy.

I have some stocking stuffers to buy (we have BIG stockings), but that's low-stress. 

Kangaroo_Jase
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on 12/17/2011

Christmas shopping is nearly done.

Ive one order on Amazon, but being in Australia all my items ship from the UK Amazon base. But Im happy for that order to come after Xmas.

lakeerieartists
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on 12/18/2011

We are going out today to buy some more things for our kids.  It snowed here quite a bit yesterday, which impeded a lot of people from shopping, so I hope it won't be too crazy out there today.  Got the two big gifts already though, a new computer for my college age daughter, and a new iPod for my high schooler.


Paula Atwell (aka lakeerieartists) is the owner of an online art gallery, Lake Erie Artists Gallery and a freelance writer
TerriRexson
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on 12/19/2011

I think I've got our kids sorted, and nephews and nieces (last gifts bought yesterday). Actually I came across a lot of the ideas when I was writing on Wizzley. Although it can be frustrating when I find cool stuff that isn't available in the UK yet. 

We're going out today so the kids (3 and 5) can choose a few little presents for their parents. They helped me do some laundry and cleaning yesterday so they have a little money of their own to spend. (They're actually getting to the point where they're helpful, rather than me having to pretend Smile)  

Then we still need to make some edible presents for their grandparents, great grandparents and aunts and uncles. Dates stuffed with marzipan and chocolate brazils, and I picked up a discounted Christmas cake mix which we can bake, cut into smaller slabs and decorate. 


lakeerieartists
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on 12/19/2011

Yum, Terri, your house sounds fun.

Jack and I went out and bought some of the stuff we need, including 9 liters of pop to take to his sister's house on Saturday.  I still need a few more for my younger daughter.  Going to buy her some artist pastels today.  She wants a 3/4 sleeve shirt but I have not been able to find one so far.


Paula Atwell (aka lakeerieartists) is the owner of an online art gallery, Lake Erie Artists Gallery and a freelance writer
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Marie
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on 12/19/2011

Shopping has been challenging this year as my little girl has been very ill with ear infections on and off for the last month and has been too poorly to go anywhere. So I've had to do most of my shopping online which is ok but there are certain gifts I like to see before I buy!

I enjoy making gifts so have been working on some hama bead snowflake ornaments as well as Christmas cookies and little things sewn from felt like plush brooches.

Am almost done - just hoping I can get out to shop sometime this week otherwise we won't have anything special to eat on Christmas day!

Terri's edible gifts sound divine mmmm.


lakeerieartists
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on 12/19/2011

I am sitting here eating Christmas cookies made by a local Amish woman, and they are delicious.  Yum.

Well, I knocked two people off of my list today.  My niece and nephew.  They are out of town this week, so I won't mail until the end of the week. 

Need to go to the art supply store to buy something for my daughter tonight, then we will have to see if we have enough.  Laughing


Paula Atwell (aka lakeerieartists) is the owner of an online art gallery, Lake Erie Artists Gallery and a freelance writer
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