Casserole carrier using melon from the Meadowsweet collection.
After spending a crazy-fun-filled Christmas Eve with family, we spent Christmas Day at home just the 5 of us. We wasted away the day by opening presents, making homemade donuts, playing with our new tractors and trains, watching a little girl push her new stroller and dolls all around the house, and reading our new books. We even got out to do some snowshoeing. Oh it was wonderful! But then again, I always enjoy days when the hubby is home and all we do is spend time playing with the kids, eating way too much food and are able to sneak in a movie when the kids are napping.
Just another reason why living in this house of ours is so hard…no place for a Christmas tree! For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted a house that would hold the biggest Christmas tree eva, but instead our house can only hold the smallest Christmas tree eva! That makes this Christmas tree loving momma so sad. While our oldest kept asking us when we were going to cut down our tree I had to explain to him that we had no room for a tree. It just broke my heart. Wanting and needing something, we decided to cut down a Christmas branch.
So after lunch we bundled up and headed outside to cut down our Christmas branch that Daddy ever so cleverly “planted.”
Our son spotted it first. The most perfect Christmas branch for us to “cut down.”
I made up a little drawstring bag to put the dish towels in. This makes a great gift and is fairly cheap and easy to make.
Tonight we are going to ELF people!
We filled our boxes with peanut butter balls, brownies, cookies and some extras. Basically, whatever I had in the cabinets that worked in with my color scheme.
Instead of heading out to Walmart to purchase some bags to put our goodies in, I made some. They are just a simple bag, nothing fancy. I used fabric that I already had in my scrap drawer and honestly going to Walmart on a snowy day was the last place I wanted to be and not to mention we would have waisted a good hour getting everyone dressed into the car. So tonight we will head out disguised as elves.
Alright, so maybe we will be dressed in our warmest clothes ever, slipping and sliding as we walk to your doorsteps hoping not too fall.
we may be knocking at your door!
I made it similar to making a crayon roll, except one side has the slots for the pens or pencils and the other side has a large open slot for the note pad. I was lucky to have already had the pens and note pad in my stash of goodies, thanks to a shopping trip to Michael’s forever ago. I love the contrast between the colors.
here is what I got in exchange.
A clip board calendar. She used a clip board and then embellished it with scrapbook paper, some ribbons and a little calendar on the bottom. I can either keep the same picture displayed or change them out every month. How clever is she? And might I add, she used my favorite color…orange!
She also sent me this Christmas planner. I have always wanted to make one of own, and thankfully now I don’t need to. And yes, I have already put it to good use. The lists are made and I have even checked a few of them off!
Of course we put in lots of beer, but we also added…
some work gloves,