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Getting Into The Holiday Spirit

I admit this year has been quite an interesting one and as we start towards the end of year holidays, I’m finding it a bit of a slow start. I’m not one to spend a lot or buy a lot just to spend but I do enjoy finding beautiful things and getting ideas that I can bring home. Or share. 🙂

I saw this the other day and was fascinated. If you are like me and love beautiful ornaments, this will give you a bit of a wow moment.

Come Shopping!

I love my UK folks! I especially love it when they take me along on their travels.

Luke Catleugh recently posted a wonderful London shopping trip that made me smile. Check it out:

I love to find stores that still decorate their windows. Holiday window displays are magical things.

Looks like Maggie will be having a magical Christmas, too! Such a good dog!

I’ve been browsing shopping sites and catalogs trying to find ‘just the right gift’. It isn’t easy. I like to feed folks but that isn’t easy, either. 🙂

What are you planning for the holidays this year?


Thinking About: Subscription Boxes

I’m sure you have seen or heard about the monthly subscription box services that abound. It seems that there is a box out there for pretty much everyone at a variety of price points.

I admit I’ve been curious about quite a few and some have made me stop and consider while others just … didn’t grab me at all.

If you are in the midst of a gift hunt for someone, or even yourself, it might be worth your time to look into what is available.

What is A Subscription Box?

Subscription boxes are collections of items curated to meet a particular niche.

Sew Becca (look for her over on YouTube) receives several each month that provide items used for sewing and/or specific projects. She covers each in depth with a breakdown of the cost of the items in the box along with the total cost and her thoughts on the contents.

What’s For Tea? (also on YouTube) gets a couple of subscription boxes each month that have a variety of snacks.

Rachel Maksey (yes, also on YouTube) has been a subscriber of the Hunt A Killer mystery box.

And even the Missouri Star Quilt Company has put out a monthly subscription box that provides the materials to make a quilt.

If you are curious about what is available, one resource is My Subscription Box Addiction. There you will find reviews and links for a wide variety of boxes.

I think the idea could be a good one if you know your recipient well and take into consideration preferences and tastes, it could also become a bit expensive depending upon the time frame you choose. I tend to stay away from quilting / sewing boxes because I find they tend to carry items I either already have or don’t want. I’m intrigued by the food boxes, but can see where allergy issues could be a problem.

What do you think? Have you subscribed to a box and what did you think? I’d like to know.