Handling the Christmas Chaos – Ladies Only Blog Share

Stop the Christmas Chaos!!

There is so much irony in our LOBS topic this week… insane schedules during the holidays. Why ironic? I have been so neglectful of my favorite hobby – this blog – for the past few weeks. I have justchristmas stress been absolutely slammed at the office and with the girls that by the time I finally get to sit down with a glass of wine in front of the TV, I can’t put 2 words together much less 2 sentences. And I’m afraid it’s only going to get worse with Christmas less than 3 weeks away.

BUT! There is hope in the end and that hope is December 27th when our company leaves and I pretty much go into hibernation mode. Do not ask me to go anywhere.. do not ask me to do anything.. I just want to stay home, play with my toys and get my blog(s) cleaned up, my goals set and my calendar in order.

One of the ways that I do corral the chaos is with my all time favorite Christmas app that goes WAY beyond Christmas. Think of it as an organizer for any event where gift buying is required. The app is called Gifts HD 2 and I discovered a couple of years ago. At some point, I emailed the support team with questions, and since then have had the honor to be on the inside track for updates, beta, etc. This app is incredible and is the only way that I can keep on track and on BUDGET during the holidays. You can have multiple events (Christmas, birthdays, etc.) and you can review what you’ve done in years past. The only thing that I wish this app did is let you know if you’re over budget when you set up your people and their individual budgets but I’m sure it’s coming.

What else keeps me sane during the holidays? My girlfriends. Both local and far away, they help me keep it real and included in that list are these ladies who host this party with me!

Michelle at:


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So now we want to know how do YOU handle the stress of the holidays? Share your favorite post on your Christmas life hacks.. favorite cocktail, snack, movie – whatever keeps you from losing it. 

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Four Hens and a Rooster


December 7, 2013 at 1:29 am

I let go of Christmas cards long ago… and although it saddens me to not share the love, the liberation is BEAUTIFUL!!! One less BIG thing to do! WHOOT! 🙂 We send an animoto video to people we are vaguely and dearly in touch with, and that’s really all we need to do “our part” in sharing during the Holidays.

Chris Carter recently posted..Devotional Diary: BreatheMy Profile

    December 8, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    I am totally hit or miss with the cards. The problem that I have is gathering addresses.. since this is really the only time of the year that I mail people things, it’s not always up to date.

December 5, 2013 at 10:30 pm

I am feeling the stress too. I am so far behind…there is no decorations out, I do not have a Christmas picture…it’s enough that I am getting dinner on the table! I need some stress-busters!
Michelle recently posted..Crazy Stressful Holidays, Ladies Only Blog Share Style!My Profile

    December 5, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    Tree is up.. decorations are out. I have Christmas cards in hand and now the race is on to see if I’ll actually get them out this year or if they’ll end up in the trash again in February. Breathe, right??!

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