With all the wrapping finished, Thing 1 and I decided to take on another holiday project.
Last weekend I watched a reel on Instagram and was like, “Pfft! I can totally make that!”
Thing 1 was all, “I’m so here for it!”
We got foam shapes and made yarn choices at Michaels, went home waited for Baby K to take a nap then got to work.
Y’all, my daughter has always been a natural craft-artist and made this work for her from the moment she began this project.
Not satisfied with the trees we made, we returned to Michaels armed with coupons and rewards dollars for different yarn choices and more foam shapes.
We started with varying shades of green and white/cream and added grays and a white with rainbow-colored iridescent strands.
To say I’m pleased with the results is an understatement.
Now I’m asking:
What can I get up to next? (so much yarn to choose from)
Do y’all have any interest in being crafty? Do you do homemade holiday decorations?
Or is that all too much for you? Am I just super extra for doing this?
Here’s more of my favorite things!
Y’all wanna play along?
What is your:
C H R I S T M A S!!
favorite non-traditional way to celebrate the holidays
Christmas Eve at Church of the Motion Picture
YBW and I love to go out for drinks
then to the movies on Christmas Eve
favorite holiday outing
visiting the creche exhibit at the cathedral
favorite sign of the season
Christmas trees on cars
favorite Christmas song
Brian Setzer Orchestra’s Santa Claus is Back in Town
*hangs up fishnet stockings*
favorite Christmas hymn
O Holy Night
When I was a little girl, I thought ‘fall on your knees’ was ‘aww yawn ya ynee’ and that was how I sang it for years.
favorite holiday tradition
new jammies and a book opened Christmas Eve
favorite item on your holiday to-do list
favorite Christmas movie
Miracle on 34th Street
(the original with Maureen O’Hara and Natalie Wood)
favorite holiday baked goods
crispy gingerbread men
What are your holiday faves?
be a professional sports player or a movie star
Movie star. They don’t let girls play professional baseball.
shovel snow or rake the leaves
While I love the fall, raking leaves is a thankless chore. They’re not super cooperative, leaves. Flying about and never staying in a pile. Snow on the other hand has no choice but to leave the shovel in a pile and stay there till it melts.
be only able to whisper or only able to yell
I’m inclined to say yell. But I get shrill when I yell and that’s no good for anybody. So I guess I’ll choose whisper. I mean, I was in theater for about six hundred thousand years in high school, so I can stage whisper like nobody’s business.
eat healthy or exercise regularly
Eat healthy foods. It’s so much simpler than it sounds. And my cardio is pushing a buggy at the grocery store buying healthy food, so…
live without a cell phone or a TV
This is a no brainer, live without a TV.
I have an app for the weather. I can watch all the streaming services on other devices. If I didn’t have a cell phone, I’d never talk to Thing 2 cause she pretty much only chats and texts…that’s way more important than watching telly.
This song is Every. Damn. Thing.
It feeds the part of my soul that’s all mod all the time.
Check out Combustible Edison’s The Millionaire’s Holiday.
I bet you’ll play it more than once.
Please listen responsibly.
Sunday morning was sunny and almost warm when we went over to the new house.
OH MY GOODNESS!
So! Much! Squee!
We have an actual ground floor!
Thing 1 and Baby K came with us again this week.
I’m in the garage and Baby K is standing in (what will be) the bathtub in the ground floor bathroom. Thing 1 is slipping through from the mechanical closet. YBW is in the background taking a photo of…the floor…? Must remember to ask him.
Baby K picked up each of these items. The pieces of concrete and the washer were in the pocket of her hoodie. I carried the nail, screw, and nut for her. I’m adding this to the rocks she brought home in the previous weeks.
Maybe I’ll find a way to incorporate her collection into the decor of her room at the new house.
But being there was even more exciting than I expected!
It gets more real each week, y’all and I am SO here for it!
The beanie crisis is over.
Here it is ready to be wrapped and sent to Thing 2.
I’m still pretty fucking salty with Love Your Melon.
I was able to get a kids beanie, but it feels more like a draw than a win.
I’m joyful my daughter will get what she asked for.
This silver paper and snowy ribbon are helping tip the joy scales.
Thing 1 and I set up a wrapping station in Thing G’s old room.
We moved the desk to the middle of the room and sorted gifts into bags so we’d know what’s up.
All the wrapping paper, ribbons and bows on the bed ready to make things merry and bright.
Wayne and I are kindred spirits.
And one of my most favorite things about Christmas is wrapping gifts!
I love to create beautiful packages for the people I love.
Husband N asked me if there is one, what is the word that means to create something just to then destroy it.
I actually don’t know if there is or what it might be.
He then told me my Christmas gifts are the perfect example.
You know, he’s kind of right.
I make them because it pleases me to give gorgeous gifts to my family. I don’t care if they get ripped up and destroyed in the opening. Because they’re beautiful in the meantime and that’s what matters to me.
Tags: beautiful, bows, celebrate, Christmas, Christmas gifts, decorations, giftwrap, holiday shopping, love, ribbons, wrapping paper, wrapping presents
Week two of holiday tunes brings us this adorable duet with Michael Buble and Ariana Grande, Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Y’all better watch out, now.
Please listen responsibly.