Mrs. Claus

Mrs. Claus To The Rescue – Best Christmas Ad

With the barrage of Christmas ads appearing earlier each year and in seemingly greater numbers, it seems to get easier to just try to tune them out or ignore them altogether. But here is a wonderful ad for a UK store by the name of  Marks and Spencer.

This ad is beautifully produced and so classy, it may make you think there is hope yet for holiday advertising. It’s actually almost secondary as to what the product is that’s being advertised. If this one doesn’t make you teary-eyed, then you may have no heart or soul.

Happy Holidays 2009 from

Well it’s December so Happy Holidays!

It’s been a long time since I’ve done anything here. I have spent the last year buying a bank owned fixer-upper home and selling our previous house at the worst point in the real estate downturn, and in so doing we lost over $70,000. The good part is that we moved to a far better area, we downsized and now our housing and almost every other living expense costs less, including car insurance. I have spent almost every minute of my time working on our 1956 ranch style fixer-upper.

I got the Bendaroos for my six year old daughter that were featured in my last post way back in February. They were a huge hit. They promote lots of creativity and keep her busy for a long time.

I hope to be more active here this holiday season and post some good buys and recommendations.

Happy Holidays!