Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!!!!

Just a quick post today...I am suppose to be cleaning, cutting vegetables and such but here I am playing on the computer...

These are the little gifts I gave out this year....A cute take out box...either filled with homemade goodies or a bath items.

So Fun!!
Can't stay and chat....but wanted to pop in real quick and say that I hope you have a Merry Christmas!!!!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Still Here....

When I walked into my office today, I noticed my glue gun was in the trash...picking it out I realized it was still ON!!!! OMGosh!! I totally could have started my house on fire!! The space heater got unplugged...but not the glue gun!! I can't believe I did that!!! I'm still kinda in shock about it! The gun was stuck to a bunch of papers and the glue itself was almost black! Scary, Scary, Scary!! I'll be checking that {and checking it again} from now on!!! {This is the same glue gun that last month permanently left a "tattoo" of a circle on my calf when I dropped it and it stuck to my skin!}
I only have one little stuffed fabric house left to do today and all the Christmas orders are done and out. Most of my wrapping is also done...this year I wrapped quite a few like in this picture I saw over at Women's Day.....using a HUGE roll of craft paper I bought several years ago. I use it all the time and still have probably a half a roll left!! I added some doilies and rubber stamps to mine!!

Photo: Women's Day
I only have a few items to pick up for Christmas, which I will do today and grocery shop and I can officially relax for a bit! Woohoooo....exciting!!! Wish I had a fireplace....I would finish all my stuff, start a fire {in the fireplace and not my office trash can!} and drink a Peppermint latte and stare at the Christmas tree...trying to soak it all in before it disappears for another year! I'll do all that, just minus the fireplace!
I'm working right now on a few little gifts for a couple of Girlfriends which I can't show just yet because I haven't figured out quite how I'm packaging them {Presentation, Presentation, Presentation}....but some of them include an adorable little bottle of this....perfect for one and so Girly!! {Love}

Photo: The Washington Post
Have you seen this champagne before? I haven't but I'm not a big champagne drinker. I'll show you the final present when I'm done!! Fun! {It also includes a yummy bath bomb from Lush!!}
How are you? Are you all ready for Christmas? Is your shopping done? Do you have any special traditions? Are you travelling?
Well be sure to unplug your glue gun and Merry on....

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Use what you Already have.....

Christmas is such a fun time of year. Busy. Reflective. Promising. Exciting and a little sad too. I wish I lived closer to my Family, who I miss just a little bit more than usual this time of year!!

Yesterday, when I asked my Daughter for some ideas on what she might want for Christmas...she exclaimed that she wanted a big candy bar like I have in my office...then she wait...I want TWO!! So funny!!! I do have a bunch of chocolate bars in my office...these ones...

The Kids want a couple of special chocolate gifts to give to friends from church and I thought these would be perfect!! A little smaller than the bars I used last year but just as yummy!! They are so easy to make! They look pretty and taste yummy...could you ask for anything better?! {LOVE}

What little gifties are you making for your Kids to share with friends? For me...these fit in my budget quite nicely...I only had to buy the chocolate which I bought when it went on sale. I used 2 sheets of scrapbook paper per bar and rubber stamps, ribbon and other supplies I already on hand. The picks I bought last year when they were on DEEP discount just so I would have them this year!! I Love that I had most of all the supplies already!!
Well, I'm getting ready to deliver an order for a bunch of chocolate covered pretzels to a fabulous customer. Thankful to be busy!!
Have a Wonderful night!!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Keeping it Real!

It's been CrAzY busy around here! We finally decorated our Christmas tree tonight...half way into December! Ugh!! The four shows I did were great and I'm seriously so tired that I almost can't wait until Sat. where there is a possibility I might actually be able to sleep in!!
Tonight we celebrated my Daughter's Birthday....officially a Teenager today!!! Time sure has a way of going by incredibly fast!! For each of the Kids birthdays, I cook whatever they want....she picked my stuffed bell peppers and garlic bread but she didn't want me to bake the dessert she wanted a store bought cupcake {with piled high frosting!}. Her Friend and she went with Dad to the store to pick it out and she returned with this....

A Dome cake, a Christmas tree dome cake....with, I'm quite certain, way more frosting than actual cake...and TONS of green hands are stained from cutting it..I'm a frosting girl and this was over the top! We all had a good laugh!!

Do you do any digital or hybrid scrapbooking? I've wanted to but I'll admit, I never have and I don't even know how to...but I'm about to learn how {I hope!!}....I was asked to join The Hybrid Chick Blog and post a tutorial once a month over there!!!I'll be working with some of the beautiful products over at The Digichick and if I can figure it all out...I'll be doing some Hybrid projects!! Exciting!!! Go check the sites out, there are some wonderful projects out there!!!

Hope your week is going great!!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Keep Calm and Jingle On!!

Wow...has it been crazy around here! I have three shows this weekend and a show on Tuesday! I'm not sure that was the smartest plan {unless I had started back in September, which I had not!!} So I'm pretty much stressing about the amount, the variety, the prices, the look, the packaging.....pretty much everything...that is my way can be a little motivating too and its not to say...that I'm not excited because, I am! =:O)

Sometime though I just have to remind is what it is and the Keep Calm and Carry On signs fit perfectly to how I'm feeling. So I decided it was a perfect time to make a couple of Big Tic Tac packs with a variation of that....Fun?!
And speaking of Keep Calm and Carry's history lesson...
Did you know that the Keep Calm and Carry On theme or saying on a poster was designed to uplift morale for the British Soldiers in WWII in case of a disaster?! Apparently, they, the posters, were never really distributed and it wasn't until 2000 when one of the posters was found in a bookstore that the saying and its poster started becoming popular! Interesting huh?!
Well I'm off again...time to see what I can do with some Ghirardelli squares...
Hope you're doing something fun and remember....
Keep Calm and Jingle On!!
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