I am starting to feel slightly stressed out that Christmas is right around the corner and I have yet to wrap one gift or finish my Christmas shopping. I am kicking it into high gear this week.
We actually had a fairly busy weekend this weekend.
This year I have been trying to get more creative with Sparkles our Elf. Now I am not nearly as creative as most people but I was proud of this scene I set up Friday night. I found this adorable Melissa and Doug Nativity Set so after Sterling fell asleep I snuck in his room and set it up with Sparkles. He woke and screamed Mommy The Elf brought me a baby Jesus set. He was so excited and I thought it was a nice way to try and incorporate the real meaning of Christmas. The nativity set is great because it is wooden, he and Frances played with it most of Saturday setting it up and rearranging the figures.
Saturday Matt worked most of the day so I decided to take the kids to see Santa at WonderWorks.
This was the face Frances made when I told her were going to see Santa- not a fan.
and can we discuss her outfit- it is all Old Navy! They have had the cutest stuff lately!
I also snagged this poncho at Old Navy as well. It is so stinking cute.
As I expected Frances did not like Santa and I don't blame her. This Santa was kind of lame, I really prefer the ones with the real beards. Even Sterling kept asking him if he was the real Santa. I do love a crying Santa picture though.
After our visit with Santa I got brave and took the kids to lunch solo. We ate at LaTabella and it was delicious. I shared the Bang Bang Shrimp with Sterling and had the chopped salad as well.
Then we hit up the park.
I came home to the loveliest package from L'Occitane. I am obsessed with their hand and body creams.
This box would make such a beautiful gift for someone. It is filled with all the best selling L'Occitane items and is currently on sale! A great way to try out some of their items if you have not before.
Saturday night I helped host the Pink Chicken Store Opening and did not take one photo! But you must check out the store its awesome! Then we met some friends for drinks at Coast and headed to Caycee's 30th Birthday party.
We had such a fun night dancing at Trio.
I love Amy photo bombing our picture!
Sunday was a struggle not gonna lie. This Momma can not hang like I used too. Thank goodness for real coke, it always helps.
I finally got around to hanging my Michelle Armas from One Kings Lane.
Ended the weekend with some comfort food. I made a homemade chicken pot pie and it was divine. The recipe is under my recipes tab- this time I used pie crust instead of puff pastry.
Lastly one of my friends in Charlotte just published the cutest children's book. If you live in Charlotte and have kids this book is a must! Such a fun tour of the city. Would be a great Christmas Gift. You can order your copy HERE and use code CRICKETSHIPPING for free shipping!