I bought myself a nice Christmas gift last week, and I’m not going to lie. I cry a little tear each time I have to take these boots off, I’m so in love. I’m a closeted shoe-aholic. There is nothing like a sassy new pair on my feet to make me smile and skip through the day.

If you are looking to add a skip to your day, consider the following:
~ Need something to get you in the holiday crafting mood? For truly impressive sewing and fabric selection, check out Not Quite Vintage’s flickr account. Ay! Such lovely projects.

~ Need a kick in the apron to get you in the kitchen, baking for all those parties this weekend? Smitten Kitchen is such fun to read and her photography makes my stomach growl with envy.

~Trying to figure out what to wear to those parties? How about a FedEx rush delivery for this with this and a little bling. Yep, these would get you pulled under the mistletoe in a hurry.

And if you are staying home this weekend to finish your wrapping and the such, throw in a good movie, pour some Baileys into that coffee and whip up some lingerie bags for your girlfriends.

lingerie bags

The latest installment in the adventathon. Here are a few other ideas.

These are essentially giant wristlets, minus the strap. I give them in pairs — one for clean, one for those to be washed. They are great for those in your life who travel regularly and cringe at the thought of airport security folks digging through their luggage. A friend of mine gave me a set when we traveled to the Philippines several years ago. I use them all the time!

Three cheers for practical gifts,
Kelli, the booted blogger