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Bah Humbug

I love the holidays. Almost every year we get our tree the day after Thanksgiving and the month of November is spent Christmas shopping. This year I have so much going on that I haven’t even thought about it. And what’s worse–the thought of decorating a tree sounds like a burden. We are having some small life changing events going on around here and I’m trying to keep my head above water {no, I’m not pregnant–it’s good news, more details later}. In the mean time if you need ideas please refer to some of my posts from Christmases past when I wasn’t in such a funk.

Making pear ornaments

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  1. liz stanley

    December 4, 2008

    i bought all the stuff to make those pears last year and then baby hank came early and i never got around to making them. i don’t think i’ll have time again this year but they’re still on my to do list.

  2. HLM

    December 4, 2008

    Just an FYI, you can no longer purchase magazine subscriptions from ebay due to new rules. I used to get all of my magazines from there and never once had a problem! I guess the problem had to do with the fact that the comment period for feedback on a seller ended before subscriptions were received, so there was no way to accurately leave feedback on a seller. A few people took advantage of this.

  3. Meg

    December 4, 2008

    Jordan! Do you have any good sources for Kraft Paper, for lovely wrapping? I’m in SF, so if you know where abouts I could get it locally, that would be great. It’s never in the stores I think it should be in, and it seems crazy to pay a ton for it.

    I’m excited for your news 🙂

  4. Janaan

    December 4, 2008

    I hear ya on the tree decorating thing. I had no energy for it this year, so we opted for a lovely snow covered tree with pine cones that looks great on it’s own.

  5. Chris

    December 4, 2008

    I feel the same way. I am one of those people that goes nuts decorating, and I’m just not into it this year. But I like hearing about other people’s ways of celebrating.

  6. amber of theambershow

    December 4, 2008

    the last time you said you weren’t pregnant, you were pregnant… the baby shoes purchase. 😉

    i have the pear ornaments bookmarked from last year; I think this is the year for pear ornaments!

  7. Amanda

    December 5, 2008

    May your holidays be bright, if not tree-filled, dear Jordan. Maybe you need a little rosemary tree for sniffing. Thanks for all of the inspiration from years past.

  8. skye

    December 5, 2008

    i made the pears last year and gave them as gifts. they were a hit, so thanks for the help. p.s. if it makes you feel any better, i’m not sending out ANY christmas cards this year….too much writing and not enough time.

  9. Petunia Face

    December 5, 2008

    I am terrible with waiting! WHAT is your news???

  10. pret-a-party

    December 5, 2008

    i looked through all your holiday posts yesterday and i love the advent idea ones! i alwys make a list like that for autumn but now will have to do one for winter as well. yours is perfect!

  11. yawningdog

    December 5, 2008

    I love pear decorations for Christmas. I truly regret not purchasing Martha Stewart’s “partridge in a pear tree” tree skirt years ago. I now live on a farm with a pear orchard, it would be perfect.

  12. lsaspacey

    December 5, 2008

    I’m thinking you either found a house or got a book deal. Do I win a prize if I’m right?

  13. Anonymous

    December 9, 2008

    Jordan, do you know of a good place to buy the gloss white boxes in smaller qty’s. It looks like Papermart only sells by the case.

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