Carrie is a stay-at-home-mom to two children, Jack (3) and Claire (1). Previously an account manager for a local insurance firm, she now spends the days wrangling small children and wondering how the house got so messy, and considers the day a success if everyone is dressed by noon. She also likes horses, books, iced tea and lip gloss. She blogs about learning to be a Stay-at-Home-Mom at Carrie Elle.

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Get Ready for Christmas at the Wylie Arts Festival 2012

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat!

For some reason, that particular line of that particular Christmas song is on repeat in my head these days.  Kinda tired of it, already…but what I’m NOT tired of is Christmas!

In my world, Christmas can’t come too early!  I consider early Christmas celebrations and decorations to be preparation…and we all like to be prepared, right?

That’s why I’ll be taking the kids to the Wylie Arts Festival 2012 at FBC Wylie Event Center on Saturday, December 1st.

I am lazy and I like to do my Christmas shopping on Amazon, but this year I’m trying to change that and support local shops and vendors (in fact, Small Business Saturday is November 24th – buy something local!).  The Wylie Arts Festival 2012 is the perfect place for doing just that (and it’s open all day – from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM).

With over 95 art and handmade craft booths, there will be plenty of stuff to choose from.

Bring the kids – this event has something for them, too!  There will be food booths, a children’s area, pictures with Santa and a parade!  The Festival of Lights Christmas Parade begins at 5:30 and can be seen on Ballard street between Jefferson Street and Oak Street.

At 7:00 PM, choirs and carolers will be singing at the Olde City Park Christmas Tree Lighting.

So bring the whole family…get the kids excited about Christmas (unless you’re like me, and have been getting them ready for Santa for a couple of weeks already) and support your local shops and vendors.

You can find more information here.

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  1. Jere Nip 02/03/2013 at 2:36 pm

    Great blog! Sorry to get off subject, but since this is the time for New Year’s Resolutions, I’m looking for a great financial planning company to help me with my mess of a bank account. Have you heard of any good ones? There’s an insurance company in town called Capital Financial Group LLC that could be good, but I’ve only seen a few reviews. Here’s the address of this Knoxville financial planning company, 8320 East Walker Springs Lane #100 Knoxville, TN 37923 (865) 246-1680. Let me know your thoughts! Thanks!

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