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Friday, December 3, 2010

TIS THE SEASON TO BE JOLLY......

I just can't think of a much better way to start
PINK SATURDAY (a day early)
than with the morning paper, a PINK donut, bacon and sweet, hot coffee..
 ...ain't life grand !!
My good friend, MARTHA, and I spent the entire day..
from 10 in the morning until 6 in the evening,
CHRISTMAS SHOPPING..
By the time these photos were made, we'd been "at it" for about
3 hours and that's my excuse for lookin' pretty skanky.!!

Martha is recovering from a stroke she had last summer, and is still using a walker,
so we took it slow, had a long lunch and a few "sit downs"
and she just about got all her shopping finished.
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It sure does do my heart good to see her laugh this hard !!
One of the back bedrooms is the location for
WRAPPING CENTRAL
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...there's a sign on the closed door that says
DO NOT OPEN 'TIL CHRISTMAS
 I purchased lots of gifts, too..
some I wrapped and the others are waiting in the wings.
(I'll tell ya what's in those tiny boxes after Christmas...)

......so many good kinds of Christmas candies...
PEPPERMINT BARK has got to be my all time favorite Christmas candy

Lots of RED that might have to take the place of it's
softer sister, PINK,
thru the holidays.....
Mizz Beverly said it was ok...

All of my shopping this day was for the grandgirls and I can't show photos of what I bought but...
but there sure is a lot of CUTENESS back there in that back room....:)
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Linking with

SHOW AND TELL FRIDAY
My thanks, Ladies, for all you do.

51 comments:

Rita said...

Oh what fun at your place. When I started to read Pink Saturday, I panicked and thought; did I miss Friday?...bit then realized I was OK. What a good friend you are to Martha; I am sure she appreciates.
Rita

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks like you had a great day BJ, and it sounds like you're getting the Christmas gifts under control too-I'm jealous! Enjoy the pretty donut:@)

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Wonderful...the best part of this post today, is....the smiles!!!!

My show n tell is something my husband cut out for me and I painted. For the Holidays! Here is the link for you. I do hope you'll come visit.

Theresa said...

Nothing more fun than a day full of shopping with a good friend! Looks like you two had a wonderful AND productive day! Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS!

Debbie said...

I thought you were taking a break. I'm glad you broke the break to post the post. It sounds wonderful and fun and makes me want to grab a friend and do the same.

So... are ya busy next Friday? Come on over.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

You are way ahead of me on shopping. Not buying much this year anyway, but can't wait to get the grandgirls some cute stuff.

Diane Duda said...

Glad you had fun...and it looks like you got a lot done too!

Donnie said...

Looks like your best present was spending the day with your friend. Your bedroom looks like mine used to when the kids were small.Have a great day.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

How fun shopping with a friend! I love your red and white harlequin wrapping paper!! Where did you get that??
Hugs,
Penny

LambAround said...

Mmmm, I like the look of that peppermint bark! If you get a chance, I'd love for you to link up to my Not "Baaad" Sundays linky. It should be posted tomorrow afternoon :)

Marla @ Always Nesting said...

You make everything fun!!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Hope you are feeling better!!!

Me'thinks you caught your cold, while out on the this excursion, you post about here. Maybe?

Anyway, get all better soon!!!

Gentle Winter hugs...

From the Kitchen said...

B.J. you are the girl that I'd like to eat with. Bacon and donuts--yes maam! I'm also happy to see you and your friend helping the economy. I'm going out and buy some stock in Ghirdeli chocolate for sure!

Best,
Bonnie

Bill said...

Hi BJ,

Seems like a perfect breakfast to me! Glad you and your friend had such a fun (and productive) day. Your gifts look super-festive and you -- "pretty skanky?" No way -- gorgeous as always!

Have a great weekend!
Bill

Deb said...

How could you look bad? Always a smile on that face. I'm glad you had fun and I too have a decorating room that the cats and family members, including Kane, are not allowed inside. I can't wait to start wrapping but I have to put the big tree up tomorrow first. Isn't it wonderful to shop with a good friend? Hugs, Deb=^..^=x5

Susy said...

BJ you know how to make everything you eat a party and everything you do an adventure. You're a hoot. xo

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I'm so glad to see someone else has a guest room that looks like mine! I have most of my wrapping done and under the tree, but it is still a mess in there with odds and ends. Hopefully, no one will show up wanting to sleep in there!

Now I can't start my day with a donut or I feel pretty icky mid-morning. I can however eat one as a snack a bit later in the day!

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Beeeej,
Glad you are feeling well enough to go shopping with your friend. Looks like you both had a good time! As for the Ghiridelli, be still my heart...

LV said...

A great way to share time with a friend and accomplish something all at the same time. Te one getting the Peppermint Bark will certainly be pleased.

Marydon said...

How blessed you & Martha are in your friendship ... you both are gorgeous.
Glad you both had a beautiful day together.

Merry Christmas ~
Have a beautiful weekend ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Gracie Jewellery said...

There is no better picture than one of good friends enjoying each others' company. Happy Pink Saturday. (Is that bacon beside that Pink donut?!)

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink (I mean Red) Saturday BJ Sweetie...
What a beautiful share, and your gorgeous friend, Martha, the laughter and smiles are SO contagious. I love it. Makes me smile to see you two having such a wonderful time.

I love that peppermint bark, and you can bet I will be having a few plates and jars of that laying around for the holidays. How festive it looks, smells and tastes too.

Looks like you had a wonderful day sweetie. Oh and before I forget, I hope you didn't mind sharing a bite of that doughnut, sorry I just couldn't help myself. What is about those darn pink doughnuts. Man are they ever good.

Have a wonderful weekend sweetie. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Deb said...

Your an awesome friend to take her shopping all day, what a blessing for you both:) Now I'm off to buy some peppermint bark. . .love it!!
Blessings,
Deb

Abramyan Avenue said...

It looks like yall had a wonderful time!! I can't think of a better way to spend the day than shopping with my friend! I too LOVE ..really LOVE...peppermint bark! I could make myself sick on it! I just told my girls this evening I want to try to make us some this weekend. I don't know if that's a good thing or not! Ha!
Have a wonderful weekend!
-April

Pat said...

Looks like a fun day, BJ!

Bacon and a donut breakfast looks good to me. Better than my cold biscuit and 1/2 a glass of diet coke I just had. We are on the run this morning. Going to that little German village.

You asked about the length of time it takes to decorate. I guess it would be about two weeks, because we take our time. Every so often J tells me to slow down. I've tried walking slow this week.LOL. Isn't easy!;-) My mother always went at a run on her little short legs, I guess I am just like her!

Beth said...

Looks like a Christmas wrapping marathon! Fun, fun, fun! You are a joyful lady and it's always fun to visit! Save a bite of that peppermint bark for me.
Hugs, Beth

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

I am in love with all that pretty wrapping paper! Can't wait to see the goodies inside!

Happy PS,
Jacalyn

shopannies said...

I am not sure which looks better that pink donut or all the fun it looks as if you will be having

Carol said...

BJ,
What a wonderful day, and so much accomplished with so much fun!
.....I want the pink doughnut.

Nancy said...

You are such a super sweet friend! Y'all don't look "old" at all! This is exactly what makes the holiday season precious, good friends.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Sarah said...

BJ, what fun to have these grand-girls to shop for. Looks like a successful day. Glad you had a great time. Starting off with a pink doughnut is the way to go. ~ Happy Pink Saturday! ! ~ Sarah

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

aww..wish I lived close enough to my best friend so we could shop til we dropped! Love that harlequin patterned wrapping paper!
Happy PS!

Designs By Pinky said...

What fun to go Christmas shopping with a good friend! I know you 2 had a blast! That PINK donut sure looked good! Please stop over to my blog and maybe FOLLOW me??? I sure would love that. I am so new to blogging!!! XO, Pinky

Kathysue said...

Hi BJ, I saw your comment on my blog and you became a follower too!! Thankyou so much. Yes, I am the same Kathysue as on RMS awhile ago. I think my kitchen was the first room I posted there and then my small but spa-like bath, boy that is a blast from the past. I started my blog last Jan. so this is my blogs first year to celebrate in blog land. I am having soooo much fun!!! Thanks for stopping by, it is always good to see new faces there, Merry Christmas,Kathysue

My Crafty Little Page said...

Yea for Martha. You guys did a lot better than I did! I've been doing all my shopping online! And you wrapped, too? I'm impressed. Hmmm??? Wondering what are in those cute little boxes? HPS to you and Martha. xoxo Nancy

Susie Jefferson said...

Fabulous! You've done a lovely job of all the wrapping. I love small packages: so much fun to have lots of things to open. Happy Pink Saturday!

Kim said...

Aww,it looks like you had such a great time! Your gifts look fabulous.

CHERI said...

Don't ya just love Christmas shopping? It's a great feeling though when it's all done...and I think I've done it for this year. Looks like you & your friend had such a fun time together. Glad she seems to be doing well after her stroke. Now get to wrapping, girl!

gena said...

Nothing like a pink frosted donut to start the day !

Looks like you had so much fun !!!!!
Happy Pink Saturday !

gena
www.thehouseonlavenderhill.blogspot.com

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

Sounds like a great day...time with a friend and shopping. Best wishes :)

CailinMarie said...

looks like you all had fun! look at all that wrapping!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

bj, you friend looks happy. Really happy! My best friend just had back surgery and she is clear back in Arkansas...and I want to see her.
I love your Christmas wrap...yep..could hear those jingle bells jingling...
Pink icing?? YUM! Looks wonderful!
You have snow yet? Or do you get it where you. I am snow...and rain..deprived!!
Hugs!!

xinex said...

Great post, BJ! Love the pink donut and how fun it is to spend all day with a good friend!...Christine

Gail said...

Looks like you two had a wonderful day, does a heart good. God bless to you both.
Happy PS
Gail

Mimi said...

Christmas shopping already? Honey, you're way ahead of me but looks like you and Martha had a blast! Your home always looks so beautiful and warm and cosy ~ I love it!! Now, I'm off to make my shopping list.

The Tablescaper said...

You sure are a good friend. Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays!

- The Tablescaper

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Sounds like y'all had a fun day. I love your harlequin paper. I am soooo behind on my shopping this year. I'm thinking we may have to postpone Christmas day!! Thank you so much for linking to Favorite Things. laurie

K-Addicts said...

hello there,

thanks for coming by my blog via the show and tell friday. do come again some other times.

Ineke van den Akker said...

Merry Christmas wishes from Holland,
Ineke

Kathleen said...

That is great you got Martha out to shop. I remember you telling me about her.
I love your wrapping paper. Did you ever try making the peppermint bark? It is so easy!

Holly said...

FUN...nothing but FUN! Shopping is my favorite pastime for sure and to do it with a friend and to buy gifts for more people...even better!