It was another four day week, this time for both Gary and I, so we will be enjoying a leisurely Friday morning. Work is still crazy so these days off are a blessing! I’m linking up with Andrea to share some favorites from the week.
A couple of people decided to organize a Secret Santa-type event at work this week. Each person bought and wrapped a gift valued between $10 and $15 and brought it in on Monday. Everyone picked a gift from the collection, and also received a stack of Trivial Pursuit cards. Then we went around and tried to steal each other’s gifts by answering a trivia question. The idea was great, but I was so busy that I barely did any stealing. And my desk is off the beaten path so only a couple of people stole from me. But it was still fun and I made a point to steal from new people I didn’t know very well. Today is a catered lunch (which I am missing, boo!) and the opening of the gifts. I will have to wait until Monday to see what I ended up with. This is the gift I started with.
It was stolen and I was left with this one.
I then stole this one, which was really solid and heavy.
It was stolen from me for this little one. I actually wish I had kept this one, but in the spirit of the game I had to let it go.
And my final steal was this.
I can’t wait to see what’s in there!
And in case you missed it in my Monday post, this is the gift I brought. It was two white ice cream dishes, fudge sauce, caramel sauce, and a jar of candy sprinkles. A bag attached to the bow had single malt scotch caramels, a piece of dark chocolate peppermint bark, and two Annie’s caramels.
My journaling pens were starting to fade, so I found this new set.
It’s the same brand, but with 12 colors instead of 10, and they came in this sweet box.
I love fresh new pens!
I spruced up my desk for winter. I added some mini carnations and eucalyptus to my tree trimmings.
I swapped out the red ribbon for blue on some metal snowflakes, and picked up this felt ball garland at Patina last weekend. I just had to print out and frame my favorite new photo of the kids! It was pure luck that the garland also had a green that matched the mat on the frame.
It’s think it’s festive without being too Christmas-y. I love making my desk more homey and less corporate.
I have been enjoying my Nespresso machine, and found one more reason to love it this week. I had been using my glass measuring cup for brewing the espresso and lungo, but it was dirty one morning so I checked the cupboard and found my baby mug! It works perfectly.
That cup has been sitting in various kitchen cupboards for years and now I finally have a use for it. It makes me so happy! (I also dumped the granola to use my glass jar to store the pods.)
I haven’t been wearing nail polish for several months because my nails were in such rough shape, but I found this color last weekend and decided to try it out.
It’s Essie’s Bare with Me, and I may have loved it more in the bottle than on my hands, but I’m going to give it a chance. It’s a very subtle neutral with just enough pink and just enough beige-y tan. It would probably look really great in a French manicure but I’m not that talented!
Both girls are home now, so we are enjoying some nice family time. Tonight we gather with Ryan, Amanda, Hayden and the Fisher clan to celebrate Hayden’s birthday. And that’s the only set plan we have for the whole weekend. Napping is at the top of my to-do list! I would also like to watch a couple of holiday movies, maybe White Christmas and The Holiday? Hope you have a great weekend!