Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
My shipping station turned 'holiday gift wrapping central' is now back to a shipping station, ready for orders to start rolling in when the shop opens up again on January 2nd. It's stocked with all the handy mailing supplies & I don't know why I didn't set something like this up sooner. I can actually have everything out & LEAVE it out instead of hauling tape out of the closet, boxes from the basement, scissors from who-knows-where, tissue paper from my art studio, etc. & then put it all back again to only start over the next week. I've set a little crafty ambiance with some miniature Chinese lantern globes & my vintage light-up globe. I'll fill in the blank spots on the wall later with more of my favorite things & inspirational images. It all might not LOOK pretty, but it functions BEAUTIFULLY!Would you like to have a little peek of the Valentine owlie??? Tune in tomorrow!
Saturday, December 27, 2008
And FINALLY I got to go sledding. It's a good thing, too, because the weather is supposed to "warm" up & all the snow will be slush. We had so much fun! My bum was icy cold! We came home to hot cocoa & a toasty sit by the fire.
Friday, December 26, 2008
Then the girls & I were off to more holiday fun at their Mimi & Papa's house with cousins, aunts, uncles, a "G.G." (their Great Grandma) & lots of other family! I played a Wii for the first time. (My parents got one to have at their house for when kids & grandkids come over.) It was SO much fun! I whooped my brother at bowling & tennis & then we played baseball & golf. I suck at those. I think there might be a night of Wii competition in the works...
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
I am so excited about Christmas! I still get that happy-little-giddy-butterflies in my tummy-Christmas day-feeling every year, just like I did when I was a kid. Although, having my OWN kids, it's even MORE fun now! But before all that holiday happiness can happen, it's gonna be a busy Christmas Eve day. Here's a peek at my 'to-do' list:
*finish making Christmas gifts (this last-minute stuff happens every year it seems)
*finish wrapping gifts (just a few--not too many!)
*make rice krispie treats (it's my dad's favorite treat)
*make caramel corn (yay for a speedy microwave recipe!!)
*go to grocery store to get ingredients for caramel corn & rice krispie treats
*return last night's videos
*pick up some stocking stuffers for Mr. WhiMSy love
*sit with a cup of marshmallow stuffed cocoa & listen to some holiday tunes
*visit some REAL reindeer (I'm serious!)
*make a wreath (I know. Kinda late. But I didn't have one this year & I really want one.)
*charge camera batteries
(I also hope to get in some sledding this evening with the girls.)
If I don't get a chance to say it later: Have a supa dupa Merry Christmas!!!!
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
I recently found these adorable tags from Emily of 'the black apple'. Tags are those little bits on a package that I sometimes forget until last minute! Forget no more! Bella Dia has compiled a HUGE list of blogs & sites where you can download & print FREE gift tags---right from home! Also, check out Tipnut.com for another large stash of gift tag fun. Have fun looking through them all. (I did!)
I printed these onto sticker paper for a quick gift accessory.
Monday, December 22, 2008
After our chilly fun, it was time for hot cocoa & then back to work on the cookies!
Now it's frosting time!!
And I might as well mention now that WhiMSy love is officially closed for the holidays. I'll be honest & say it was kinda hard to do. I've never closed my shop before. So, if you see double or triple blog posts in ONE day, just know that this is my outlet while the shop takes a break!
Now the wee WhiMSy elves & I are off to deliver some tasty treats...