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Christmas, Slurpees and Chicken!

Merry Christmas in July!  While my Christmas Countdown app tells me that we still have 166 days left until Christmas, some merchants are already telling us it is already time to begin working on those shopping lists!

Universal Orlando in December-
White Christmas is highly overrated! 

For example, this weekend (July 11-12) is the 2015 Hallmark Ornament Premier at most Hallmark stores.  Even though the catalog has been out since April(!), Hallmark is having an event to begin their sales of their ornaments this year.  The activities vary from location to location, but last year our neighborhood store had a visit from Santa and served Christmas cookies.  There are company-wide promotions that you can read about here .  Hallmark Channel is running Christmas movies all week and is also premiering one of its Christmas movies, "Family Christmas", on Saturday night. I love the Hallmark Channel (and its sister Channel, Hallmark Movies and Mysteries).  I have their movies on constantly during the holiday season!

QVC has been selling Christmas decorations this month.  Did you know that Ellen DeGeneres has a line of Christmas decor? They are on sale, along with other holiday items on television and here.

Now, I am not quite ready to begin watching Christmas programs or purchasing my Christmas tree to be shipped in December, but this is a good time to begin thinking about holiday projects and to start getting those gift lists together.  I have decided that this month I am definitely going to finally complete this Christmas quilt that I began years ago.  Now that I have posted it here I have to get it done!

In other promotions, 7-Eleven is giving away free small Slurpees this Saturday (7/11) from 11:00 am until 7:00 p.m.  There is nothing like a Slurpee on a hot summer day!  Here are the details and a photo of my Slurpee from last year's event- Wild Cherry, yum! 

Chic-fil-A also has a freebie this next week. Cow Appreciation Day is Tuesday, July 14. If you dress like a cow you get a free meal. If you dress partially like a cow, you get a free entree. 

My daughter is a teacher's assistant in a day school and they made a project for this program last year.

Chic-Fil-A will even help you to get started on your costume here. 

So whether you are enjoying a little bit of the holidays, a free Slurpee, a chicken costume or whatever you are doing during this beautiful, hot summer, I hope that you are having a wonderful day!  

Thanks for stopping by! 


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