I'm getting things done and checking things off my 'mile long' to-do list. I delivered 4 packages in the past day and that feels so good. I love giving gifts so this brings me lots of joy!
I tried my hand at these tissue holders. I found the excellent tutorial here. I made one for each of Sean's teachers and paired it with an ornament and pocket planner. I don't have any photos as I was wrapping last night at 11:00pm!
I had a hair appointment last night and made a little something for my stylist. Kerry is so kind and sweet and does such a great job with my hair, although I told my husband last night when I got home from my appointment to take a good look at my hair because 'it will never look like this again.' No matter how hard I try, I can never replicate the way she styles my hair.
I made her a set of flat notecards because it is always helpful to have some blank cards around when you need to get a little note in the mail ASAP.
I paired it with one of the tissue holders for her purse.
I love to wrap gifts and make special gift tags. I decided to turn this photo into a gift tag. The 'to' and 'from' are on the back. And I am in love with the Martha holiday ribbon available at Michaels. I kept looking at the red grosgrain ribbon and kept putting it back until yesterday. Now that I have used it, I am going back for more. It is so soft and easy to work with!
Lots more to do, but I feel like I am making a dent each day! Hope all is well in your world today!
Our plans of getting a Christmas tree last weekend quickly changed when Sean came down with strep throat. Fortunately, we did make it this weekend. We went out on Saturday night when the temperature was only about 12 degrees. I actually chose the first tree we looked at. Now, this can be considered a small miracle as I have a reputation for being indecisive and taking a very long time in choosing a tree. Kevin was thrilled and he learned an important lesson: take me out to get a tree when it is extremely cold! Here is a blurry photo of us by our tree.
Our tree is not decorated yet, but that is okay as we spent Sunday playing in the snow and decorating Christmas cookies with our neighbors. This was Luke's first time playing in the snow. He loved it! He spent lots of time just lying in the snow as well as laughing at this new experience.
Sean would stay out for hours if allowed and his favorite thing to do is shovel! Now somehow I am guessing that when he is sixteen and I ask him to shovel the driveway I won't be met with the same enthusiasm. I guess I'll take it while I can!
I've been working on making these crayon holders for some special little people in my life.
I have a total of six to make, so three down and three more to go.
I adapted this wonderful pattern. Although I would love to make one that holds 16 crayons, I decided to make mine to hold only 8 crayons. I envisioned this little crayon roll to make its appearance at dinners at restaurants and church. Since space is often constrained in such situations, 8 crayons seemed more reasonable.
I cannot believe that is already December 11...yikes...where has the time gone? I still have tons to do in preparation for the big holiday. Sean came down with strep throat on Sunday, so I have been nursing him back to health and doing all that I can to keep Luke away in hopes of keeping him healthy. I keep reminding myself that everything gets done in the end! I hope all is going well with your holiday preparations!
We went to the mall on Friday to visit Santa. And, when I went to put Luke on Santa's lap, he quickly told me not to do so. He went on to explain that 'allow he was a normal guy', the mall doesn't allow it anymore. That just made me so sad.
It appears from the photos that he was the same Santa as last year, but he must have been having a much better day. He was very nice to the boys and it didn't take long for Luke to warm right up. Although this photo is blurry, I still love it. It shows Luke in his element...totally laughing!
Here is a funny story from our Santa experience. Before we went to see Santa, Sean told me he had to go to the bathroom. So I took him to the closest store, the Gap, while my dad took Luke for a walk in the stroller. At this Gap store, the bathroom is right next to the fitting rooms. When Sean and I walked out of the bathroom, an employee turned around and looked at us and said, 'Oh, that looks really nice." I quickly processed what she said and assumed she thought Sean was trying on the sweater. I then explained that we were going to have our picture taken with Santa. Fortunately, I know most of the employees that work at this particular Gap (I guess I spend too much time there), so I knew others could verify that I had already purchased Sean's sweater, but I had to laugh at how this must have looked!