I know you won’t be able to start 2011 at peace without a full recap of what was under This Mom’s Christmas tree, so here you go! Be forewarned that because of this post, these items will be flying off the shelves, so act fast if you want to own the same cool stuff as me!

Faith Hill “Parfums”
 After the Calvin Klein “Obsession” days, I converted to Body Shop “White Musk”, which has been my staple for, oh, 15 years. It was time for a change, and I found this winner after a lengthy search (during which my sister-in-law politely mentioned that maybe I shouldn’t be walking around Costco smelling my wrist every thirty seconds. I had to know whether the scent changed throughout the day!)
M and M’s – plain, of course.
 If you eat the bag in handfuls, over the course of a few hours, it’s not nearly as weird as sitting down and eating the whole thing in one sitting.
three button pullover
Sweater from Ricki’s
Silver Charm, Black Zirconia
New bead for my Pandora bracelet
Traditional Washer Toss Game (PAC)
Washer toss game (from Mom and Dad, who like to give us a game every year)
A donation of three pigs through World Vision Canada, to empower less fortunate families
(Also from Mom and Dad, and really a cool gift, don’t you think?)
Just to be cute, they also threw in:
Though I think the point of the gift, as I understand it, is more about saving the children than the pigs. But still a witty connection.
This list is not complete, but it’s the best I could do with a quick Google Image search. (I’ve spent enough time uploading and sharing Christmas pics, and I’m not enough of a die-hard blogger to start taking photos of my gifts. No offense to those who have done so on their own blogs.) Therefore, you don’t get to see my new wallet (Roots), gloves (Joe Fresh), money (Canadian currency), or decorative Kleenex box holder (vintage. Not really, but it doesn’t have a brand.)
And not to be cheesy or anything, but in case anyone is visiting for the first time, I do want to add the disclaimer that being with my family is truly the best gift of all. Well, that and two weeks off work.
Happy New Year, everyone, and all the best in 2011!

4 comments on “Kate’s Favourite Things (Alternate Title: Stuff People Bought Me)”

  1. Lovely! I loved white musk too… but I've since converted to an orange blossom scent from Bath & Body Works.

    That pig gift is especially cool! Thanks for an interesting post, I love seeing what everyone else got for Christmas. 🙂

  2. I always love hearing what other people got for Christmas or birthdays etc because I find I get a lot of my ideas for gifts this way too! Thanks for sharing! I think you need to post an updated photo of your Pandora bracelet now so we can see the progress! I have played the Washer game at my Dad's and it is super fun!
    Glad you had a great holiday!
    Krista S.

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