My girlfriends drop their children off at school, and pull up to my casa. No cookie exchange, no white elephant gift. I don't want them to do anything, no work, no stress. Then we sit around for the majority of the day and drink coffee and make fancy hot chocolates from the bar. Freebase on sugar and icing and generally just take a few hours off duty.
There is not much discussion of being SO INCREDIBLY BUSY and of CHRISTMAS TRYING TO KILL US, because we are all in it together. We all know how hard it is, but this day, we tend to focus on each other. The elements of those friendships that transcend the busyness of the season. Giggling and much discussion of what (if any) ridiculous gifts the men in our lives will manage to have picked out. Some mention of putting on our winter weight, but then vehement insistence to one another that, YOU LOOK AMAZING and JUST EAT ANOTHER CUPCAKE PRETTY GIRL!
It's one of my favorite things. No stress, no work. I don't do the baking, I order everything and just sass it up with my magic. Before we realize it, it's time to run afternoon carpool and everyone scoots out with promises not to go so long without seeing each other.
I love my girlfriends.
I am getting ready to order invitations for this years Cupcakes and Coffee, and I found these cute options on Tiny Prints. I haven't decided which one, what do you think?
They are all so cute and the price point is perfect. I'd rather spend my budget on sprinkles and a new lip gloss...obviously! I am leaning toward the second one, I love the shape and the bright colors.
Priorities include packing for a week in Chicago, ordering invites, and getting an enormous latte to drink while I peruse these Christmas card options here at Tiny Prints and having them shipped rush... would be weird if I used a selfie pic from Twitter, right? heehee
Merry, merry y'all...