Holiday Countdown Planner {Finale}

Here we are after eight weeks of following the countdown to Christmas. Did you stay on track? As mentioned before, I like to think of it as shooting for the stars so I can at least reach the moon. Some things didn’t get done around here, but I’m not sweating it. With my son being away at college and my husband traveling all around the world for work (yes, he has an amazing job!), I decided to nix a few tasks. Life just gets busy, and sometimes sitting down and watching a Christmas movie is needed a whole lot more than another batch of cookies, wouldn’t you say?
 

Countdown to Christmas- weekly plans and free printables to keep you on track.

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With that being said, I hope you are feeling prepared enough for the big day. I have a few gifts to wrap and some cookies to make for the ice cream sandwiches we enjoy for dessert on Christmas day. Otherwise, it’s cleaning a little here and there and enjoying everyone being under one roof- can’t wait! If you’d like a recap of the entire series, go here.

You probably thought we were done last week, but there are a few more things to take care. I didn’t create a printable for this week, but you can read the post Holiday Countdown Series {Finale} to get your homework (remember it’s a post from last year, but the ideas are the same). I promise it’s easy!

So, what have you been up to the past 8 weeks?

Check out the Holiday Countdown Link Party I’m co-hosting with Aimee of It’s Overflowing to see what everyone has been doing to get ready for Christmas! You can share your projects, too, if you haven’t done so already.
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Holiday Countdown Planner {Week Eight}

As we all know, Christmas is almost here! Can you believe it’s December 13th already? I think we could all use a little more time right now to get our shopping, baking, decorating and everything else done before Christmas (and, perhaps, have some fun in there, too)! Are you feeling good about things right now or is a sense of panic setting in? I say, don’t fret. It all seems to come together in the end, doesn’t it?

 

Holiday Countdown Series 2013- weekly plans and free printables to keep you on track.

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If you joined the Holiday Countdown back on week one, I’m sure you’re sitting pretty good (if you’ve missed any weeks or you’re just joining us, you can get the full holiday countdown planner here).

I’m a little behind on my gift shopping, but I’m hoping to take care of that this weekend. I also plan on finishing up the last of the decorating, which I’ll be showing you next week. Here’s a sneak peek of this year’s tree for now. I still have some ribbon and other ornaments to add (hopefully today).

 

2013 Christmas Tree in Progress

 

Surprised to see the red? Well, when Pottery Barn sent me the box of Christmas ornaments, it inspired me to add red to this year’s scheme. Did you see the hot chocolate bar I put together using the ornaments too? So yummy and so much fun!

 

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Let’s see what’s up for this coming week, shall we?

To get your free Printable Planner for Week Eight, simply click on the image below and the pdf will automatically download (or you can right click and save).

 

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Holiday Countdown Planner {Week Seven}

We had a major snowstorm this week and, although it looks Christmasy outside, I’m not loving all the shoveling I’m having to do! I was working up the courage to bundle up and head out into the chilly weather the other night (we’re talking -27C) when I heard my neighbor using his snowblower on our driveway. I must make some extra cookies and take them over- bless his heart! I think my husband will be in for a shock when he arrives home later this weekend to see the winter wonderland we have going on (he always knows the perfect time to go away on business)!

Needless to say, I didn’t get our front porch decorated yet. The tree is up, but I want to add a few more ornaments before I show it to you. If you’re just joining this year’s Holiday Countdown, you can catch up on all the details here.

 

Holiday Countdown Planner Series 2013- weekly plans and free printables to keep you on track.

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Let’s find out what’s up for this week…

To get your free Printable Planner for Week Seven, simply click on the image below and the pdf will automatically download (or you can right click and save).

 

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Holiday Countdown Planner {Week Six}

A belated Happy Thanksgiving to my US friends! Can you believe December is just around the corner? It’s pretty hard not to notice when the yule log channels show up on TV, outdoor lights pop up more and more with each passing night, and the malls get crazy. I think I’ll try to stay away as much as possible and do most of my shopping locally or online (especially since today is Black Friday)!

I hope you’re enjoying this year’s Holiday Countdown series. Although there’s still so much to do, I’m feeling good about where I am right now. Last week I managed to cross a few people off my shopping list and I also started putting a few decorations out around the house. Thanks to everyone who gave me some fantastic ideas on how to carry on our advent calendar tradition while my son is away at college. I can’t wait to start sending him emails on December 1st! If you’re just joining this year’s Holiday Countdown, you can read about all the details here.

 

Holiday Countdown Planner Series 2013- weekly plans and free printables to keep you on track.

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Let’s get to this week’s tasks, shall we?

To get your free Printable Planner for Week Six, simply click on the image below and the pdf will automatically download (or you can right click and save).

 

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Holiday Countdown Planner {Week Five}

If you haven’t figured it out yet, we only have 5 weekends including this one before Christmas. If you’re someone who’s swamped during the week and Saturdays and Sundays are your days to play catch-up, I suggest making the best of them (with some down time, of course!). Yesterday, my husband sprung it on me that he not only has one business trip before Christmas, but two. I’m used to him traveling, but December is not the best timing! I guess we’ll be power shopping and in full decorating mode while he’s around, and a few things may need to be scrapped from the to-do list. I say “oh well” as long as I’m surrounded by family and friends!

 

Holiday Countdown Planner Series 2013- weekly plans and free printables to keep you on track.

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If you’re just joining this year’s Holiday Countdown, you can read about all the details here. Don’t worry, there’s still time to catch up on what we’ve been up to!

Now, onto this weeks tasks…

To get your free Printable Planner for Week Five, simply click on the image below and the pdf will automatically download (or you can right click and save).

 

Holiday Countdown Planner Printable Week Five

 

Once you’ve printed out the planner, read the post Holiday Countdown Series Recap {Week Five} (it’s a post I wrote last year, but the tasks are the same) and you’ll know what your homework is for the week. Then I’ll see you again next Friday for the next update.
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