Monday, November 29, 2010

I Refuse!

This week begins December(in case you hadn't heard, 'the most wonderful time of the year") and I absolutly refuse to be sick in bed with this miserable cold! There is far too much fun to be had! The outside arrangements need to be arranged, the presents wrapped, the elves to arrive, the tree to be lovingly found and brought from the woods via horse and sleigh and carried triumphantly into the living room. It sounds like a lot of work to some but it's the journey to Christmas and I love every minute! Right now the ideas are fighting for room in my congested head! My thoughts are, if I get the ideas out, the cold will soon follow! I hope...

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

My birthday present

I know this isn't Christmas related but I wanted to share what my very talented husband made me for my birthday! A new cabinet for the kitchen-perhaps not very romantic you say but what I actually asked for was more storage in the kitchen. I know- I'm not the real high maintenance type! LOL! I'm thinking maybe breakfast station and recycling underneath? He has everything ready to assemble for my new pantry too. Our kitchen is small so it will go in this broom closet. Can't wait to share it with you!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Folgers Containers

I don't know if any of you drink Folgers coffee or not, but they have a great sticker project to make their canisters into some pretty cute gift containers! Even if you don't drink coffee (What-no coffee!?) you could include it in your donation box to the food bank or in your Christmas morning baskets, as a gift. I've had this on my to do list for quite some time, maybe I'll get to it this year!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Small things Make me Happy...

Finally! The huge box of cereal was gone. It took up too much room in my cupboard! Pretty good box, though. 'AHA' moment...I was going to buy a box to wrap my brother's gift in for Christmas-duh! This got me thinking of more ways to wrap our gifts while saving money and the planet. Planet Green has some great ideas, including the old standbys (newspaper) and some things I hadn't thought of (a clay pot with drainage plate as a lid). I'm just happy I've finally got one present wrapped! Now how to wrap that big Santa figure?!