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Getting Ready For Christmas With the Imperfect Perfectionist

posted Dec 20, 2010, 9:53 AM by Kristin Mastromarino Vander Wiede

Getting Ready For Christmas With the Imperfect Perfectionist

posted 2 minutes ago by Kristin Mastromarino
Monday is my new series The Imperfect Perfectionist  found on Life With Wendy where I am partnering with Kristin ( (a Professional Organizer and owner of The Organized Lifestyle Store, to find a way to manage time as a mom and feel a sense of accomplishment at the end of the day.

FIVE DAYS LEFT. Not like I am counting.  I am counting, because I have a million things to do and five days, count them 1,2,3,4,5, left to do them in.

Here is my naughty and nice list:

#1) Finish Stocking Stuffers.

    ”Mom lip gloss is a tradition in my stocking.”

          The only thing that saves my daughter is that I still love my lip gloss. Remember these? Dr. Pepper was my favorite and I found them, the big tubes, $3.95 at

#2)Holiday parties and Band Concerts. 

#3) Extra Gift Shopping.

  • post man
  •  milk man
  •  bus driver
  • paper boy
  • hairdresser
  • nail salon
  • office at school

Ironically enough, the person that I owe the most to is my garbage collectors and I didn’t think about  them. Should I attach someone, whoops Fraudian slip, something to the trash can?

#4) Prepare House for Christmas Eve Party which will be a blast, right?!

  • Cook Food
  •  Buy Paper Goods
  • Clean House

#5) Bake (hide the scale)

  • Peanut butter cookies with chocolate kisses
  • Double chocolate cookies with white hugs
  • Anjonettes
  • Chocolate chip heath bars
  • Macaroons
  • Fudge

 I am putting out this challenge to you Kristin to give me a way to make life simpler (ha ha) and help me so I still can sleep and function enough to enjoy myself because afterall that is what holidays are for!

PS- And don’t tell me to give up baking…I would even give up my martinit before I gave up the cookies.


Check in tomorrow for Kristin's Response...