Tuesday, December 23, 2008

More crafty goodness!

This week is proving to be really busy at work, so when I come home I am not really in the mood to wrap presents or make anything but I did manage to make these little gifts for my family on Sunday! I have a few other things that need to be done, but no time to do them! Maybe I will finish early tonight and get some things accomplished. We did manage to watch a Christmas movie together as a family last night. Christmas Kaper...not a great movie, but it was good to spend time with the kids and hubby being all together!

We are not exhanging gifts with them this year, but I didn't want to go there empty handed so I made these frames with pictures of the grandkids. Hope they enjoy them!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

It is getting closer!

Here are a few of my crafty items that I made this week for my kids teachers and some friends. It has been hectic this week being the last week before Christmas. Devon got sick and did not attend school the last 3 days. I had to juggle my schedule around to stay home with him in the morning and have Miranda watch him in the afternoon so I could go to work! Needless to say it has been a little stressful at our home!

The pail is filled with candy. I got the pails from the dollar section at Target, I just love that section. I always find cute things I can alter and give as gifts. The little note book is a post it note holder. These were quick and easy to make. I am sure their teachers will like them!

This jar I made to with an old mayonaise jar. I like to save all kinds of glass jars to use as a gift later on. I filled this jar with hershey kisses after altering the outside with papers, tags, and ribbons.

So today I am working! It has been busy at the salon this week! I am so grateful. I have Sunday off and then I work 3 days straight, then off for 2 weeks!!! I am so excited to have some time off, I really need it!

Gotta run, gonna be late for work!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Sneek Peek

So I just wanted to give you a sneek peek of what I have been working on the past week! As it gets closer to Christmas I am in a rush to get all of my projects complete...so much to do and such little time. I am almost finished with the cards, just need to get labels and finish the letter, I still have teacher gifts to make. I forgot that Devon has 2 teachers this year so I had to start on something else for her last night...how could I be so forgetful!!!

The excitement is building at my house as we get closer to Christmas Day! I have finished my shopping for Miranda but still need to get things for Devon. He wants Legos, lots of them. I just have to find the time to visit the Lego Store in our area and hope they still have the sets he wants...he might be really mad if he doesn't get this one he has been hoping for!

I gotta run so that I might get finished with our family cards today! My goal was yesterday, but it was just too busy! I am hoping today will be better and I will be focused on the goal at hand!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Christmas Party

Just thought I would share a few pictures from my hubby's Christmas Party on Saturday. For the first time ever I had my hair done in an updo!!! I know that sounds silly, but I was so excited! I have always had short hair and never been able to do anything up with it, but the girls from work said no worries they could do it! I am thrilled with how it came out!

We had a nice time at the Christmas party, talked with lots of Dan's coworkers and met some new faces, had great food and even better dessert! It was a fun night out just the 2 of us! That does not happen often enough!

I have not been in a festive mood this season, but getting dressed up and going out really helped that. Also just trying to be grateful for the things that are good in my life is lifting my spirit. I have to remember that when days seem tough, it could always be worse!!