When the Holidays Get Busy

Sunday, November 13, 2016

This post is sponsored by OREO, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

I just looked at my calendar and realized that Christmas is less than six weeks away.  How in the world did THAT one happen?  While I love the hustle, bustle and excitement that surrounds the holidays, it seems that every year we seem to get busier and busier.  I make all these plans to cook these amazing treats, wrap the most fabulous looking gifts you have ever seen and decorate my house to resemble the millions I pinned on Pinterest.  And don't even get me started on that Elf that I need to remember to move every night.  But when it comes down to it, the only thing that really matters is how I choose to spend the holidays - and that's with my family.

It's important for me to make sure that we spend Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at our own house.  I love the anticipation of Santa on Christmas Eve and waking up to spend a morning filling garbage bags with wrapping paper and playing with new and exciting gifts that were left for everyone.  Last year I was still in a fog and adjusting to a newborn, so I wasn't able to get around and make the usual Christmas cookies that we leave out for Santa.  Cohen, however, was quick to solve the problem.  He said, "I know, Mom.  We can just leave him a plate of my favorite cookies.  OREO cookies!!"  Brilliant, son.  Brilliant.  So we loaded up our Santa plate with our favorite black and white cookies.

While life hasn't seemed to slow down quite yet, I got excited when I was at Walmart recently and they had all of their holiday displays set up.  Then, I saw the sign that read, "43 Days Until Santa's Arrival" and my heart started beating.  I am nowhere NEAR prepared for the holiday season, especially for Santa!  But that's when I remembered our solution to the problem last year and decided to be proactive.  I quickly found those OREO cookies and stocked right on up.  The best part is there is a $0.50 off coupon on the package PLUS a $0.50 Ibotta offer for a combined $1.00 off!  Be on the lookout for the special OREO pallet display in your Walmart - this is the easiest way to stock up on your cookies!


The countdown continues.  Before I know it the calendar will turn to December and we will be in the homestretch.  But I've played it smart this year and stocked up on my OREOS.  At least we know we have Santa covered!

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