Shop For a Cause…and Cocktails!


Ahhh, another week down the hatch!

I’m off to a dinner/work event for the evening, but couldn’t leave without announcing the winners of the Des Moines Junior League Gift Mart tickets!

Winner of 2 tickets to Thursday night’s “Candy Canes & Cocktails” event (11/18):

Cindy F: I would LOVE to go to the Candy Canes and Martini’s!!! If you wouldn’t mind, please throw my name in for Thursday night.

Winners of 2 tickets each to either Friday or Saturday’s events (11/18 or 11/19):

Steph F: I would love to go on Friday and get my Christmas shopping done! I don’t have a free shopping day until after Christmas so this would be great

Chelsea W: The Candy Canes and Cocktails event sound fun! Saturday the 20th would be prefect.

Jessica: That sounds amazing! Friday or Saturday for me!

Kylie: Love beginning of the holiday season with festive events! I want to go to the Gift Mart on Friday!

Elizabeth R.: I’d like to go on Friday!


Congrats ladies! Email your full name and phone number to and I’ll get you your tickets. For the rest of you local shoppers, check out the Gift Mart website for info on how to purchase tickets. It’s for a great cause!

For everyone else, I’ll see you bright and early for a TGIF breakfast post! :D



Do you usually wait ’til the last minute to get your Holiday shopping done?

My Mom and I usually go on an annual shopping trip to the Mall of America in late Fall, where we try and get the majority of our Christmas shopping knocked out. Even without it though, I’m actually pretty on top of purchasing gifts!

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  1. I love Christmas shopping! I tend to wait til a bit later in the year, because if not I just keep buying and buying. But that is changing as I get older!

  2. Teresa K 11.04.2010

    I want to go to that mall – we start xmas shopping early and finish on xmas eve – ALWAYS forget something – or my fave – lose presents in the attic! and this year ta da da – homemade socks!

  3. Congratulations to the ticket winners! Sounds like a fun event.

    As for shopping, I am a “here and there” kind of girl. I don’t think I’ve ever purchased everything in one go. MOA shopping would be fun for Christmas, but I’ve never gone there to get the goods. I’m just under four hours away so you’d think I’d do that, but the mall in my town tends to be “good enough.”

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