Archive for December, 2011

Okay, Christmas was this past weekend. Today is Wednesday and my wrapping paper is still out lol!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE decorating for the holidays! Un-decorating….Not so much.

It is after holidays and birthdays that my wrapping stash gets revamped. I take all of the bags and non torn tissue paper we received and pack them away in my way cool Tupperware tote (LOVE IT!) so that I can reuse them and save money next time. Wrapping is expensive! I would rather save that money for something else or even use that money to put towards the actual gift itself than spend it on something that will most likely get thrown away anyway.

Trouble is, like I said before, its Wednesday and the tote is out but so is ALL of the wrapping paper, bows, ribbon, tags, tissue, and bags….lol. I guess I better stop eating the cookies, and playing with the kids and their new toys and actually put this stuff away as I originally intended.

Don’t even get me started on un-decorating the tree! This year though, since we went mainly home-made, the process will be much quicker AND I can recruit my three-year old to help me without the fear of him breaking a store-bought ornament.

It’s my goal to have everything down and packed away by the end of this weekend so I can start the New Year fresh and clean. I’ll let you know how that goes ;^D



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Holy Cow! It seems like just yesterday it was October! The Holidays were a whirlwind this year. I enjoyed them but would have enjoyed them that much more if they were about 5000 MPH slower.

So Halloween was a hit with our Charlie Brown costumes. Anderson, my oldest, loved hammering his Braeden, our youngest, with his Snoopy nose. It looked just like a Peanuts comic strip watching Snoopy hammer down Woodstock with his own nose. Classic!

Thanksgiving was a breeze! Thank you whoever came up with Brining the Turkey! We brined the turkey with a delicious dry brine for 8 hrs and then slathered it with a home made herb butter. The turkey came out of the oven beautifully and was to Die For! We made a delicious home made sourdough stuffing with apples, pears, and bacon oh man! My mouth is watering just thinking back…Thanksgiving in January anyone?

Christmas was CRAZY busy with working, doing crafts with the kids – who were off from school, baking, CLEANING, shopping, wrapping, and oh yea….being merry! We had a Charlie Brown Christmas this year with home made crafts decorating our house and tree. Construction paper snowflakes hanging from the ceiling were a BIG hit and paper link garland was a blast to make for the tree!

Looking back, I would so do it again but in slow mode haha!

Hope you all had a very Merry and Blessed Christmas!

Until next time, remember to keep your family close, keep work at work, and the oven on.

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