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Ok friends, don’t shoot the messenger here, but did you know that after today we have 15 more days to get all of our Christmas shopping done?
And is anyone else in the same boat as me: totally not finished, but also totally worn out??? Yes??? Then you will understand why not once, but TWICE last week, lunch at my house looked exactly like this:
Walgreens had these pizzas in their case 2/$9 (or $4.99 each…I wanted the deal!). I’ve tried several things from the Good & Delish line that is exclusive to the brand, but not the pizza. It was, in my family’s opinion, exceptionally awesome for frozen pizza, and we will be purchasing it again in the near future. I went into the store to get myself some cold medicine (yuck) and while I was there, decided that I was just too tired and overwhelmed to make lunch. In fact, I was so over-extended that I realized I needed to treat myself to quite a few things!
It is pretty much ALWAYS dangerous to realize that you deserve a little something special when you are already in a store! But lucky for me, I was at Walgreens and could find exceptionally yummy treats thanks to the Good & Delish line, without busting my budget.
And treat myself, I did! I decided to do a little shopping just for me. What do I want to have on hand for holiday snacking? What would I be perfectly happy to hide from my family members (don’t judge!). I picked up this gorgeous selection of cookies, which really are the perfect thing to bring to a holiday shindig, or to arrange on a pretty platter for a creative gift. But this time, the cookies were just for me! Ok, ok, I shared a few of them with my family, but only after I had done some pretty serious sampling.
And can I just tell you how good it feels to be treated to something so pretty? It definitely made me feel better in the midst of my cold!
When I was browsing in Walgreens, I also picked up their free Happy & Healthy Holiday Guide (you can find it right next to the weekly fliers!) to get some ideas. That’s when I spotted these lovelies!
I discovered two very important things about this product. First, the holiday gift guide has a $1 off coupon for it at the back, so don’t miss that! 🙂 Second, I realized that the Belgian Chocolate Thins contain 24 pieces of yumminess. And that makes it a perfect Christmas countdown activity for mommy to do on her own. One chocolate for every day until Christmas! If you like the idea and want to do it yourself, you are going to have SO MUCH FUN getting caught up to December 9th! 🙂 My girls have the Elf on the Shelf, and they do a Christmas Countdown with one Hershey Kiss each day. This one is just for me, though!
I also noticed a very cool wax bead candle in the holiday catalog, and since I had been secretly wishing for a holiday scented candle for a few weeks, I decided to turn my wish into a reality. And what’s a unique and yet absolutely perfect pairing with a hot candle? Oh yes, a cool treat from the freezer section! This hot & cold therapy was just what the doctor ordered, let me tell you!
Another holiday favorite treat of mine are mint cremes, and let me tell you, Good & Delish knows how to do these right! The creamy center is just perfect, and the chocolate-to-mint ratio is spot on! I ate the entire bag in an embarrassingly brief period of time. Good thing Walgreens is near my home so I can get some more soon.
Oh, who am I kidding? I already got more!
And finally, for when the holiday stress gets to me and I realize that I need a little medication, I’ve got a beautiful jar full of what I call, “mama’s jolly pills.” They put a smile on my face SO fast! And they taste incredible! These jelly beans would make an outstanding gift for someone on your list who may be tough to buy for. They get two very enthusiastic thumbs up from this taste-tester (hey, somebody had to try them out for the rest of us. Happy to be helpful that way!).
Between the Happy & Healthy Holiday Guide and all the amazing Good & Delish products throughout the store, you are certain to find Christmas present ideas that will please most everyone on your list. And Owen the Elf, if you are reading this blog post, please know that I’m hoping or a Good & Delish-filled stocking this year! Bring on the premium snacks, please!
Have you tried the Good & Delish line of products, found exclusively at Walgreens? What’s your favorite find (please tell me, because I want to try it!!). As for me, I’m going for some of their crazy-awesome sounding gourmet appetizers the next time I head in the store!