I hope you are all ready or nearly ready for Christmas!
I sat in the guest room wrapping gifts all afternoon on Tuesday. Unfortunately I still have a bit more to do! I didn't really think it would take so long.
Last year I bought wrapping paper from Ballard's when it went on sale. I really like the quality- it's heavy like craft paper. I also like the ribbon and gift tags they offered.
This link takes you to a page with all their wrapping paper and ribbons "Ballard's Wrapping Paper"
I used some of their satin ribbon and tied a knot in the center. I added one of those curly ribbon bows like you often see for a gift bag to the center under the ribbon. Then I grabbed some of the curly pieces and pulled them under the ribbon and tossed them around to cover the knot and I like how it came out. I like things easy!
I went to T.J.Maxx the other day and found some fabulous ribbons, bows and gift bags. I also found some great wrapping paper although I restrained from buying much of it since I still have a bunch of the Ballard's paper.
There are three curly bows on a card.
These are big- about 5" across. Loved the finish on them.
Now don't smack me but I already bought something for Valentines Day!
Yes they are already getting things in for Valentine's Day at T.J.Maxx. I decided to grab it since LOVE is universal and could be used anytime! I don't really decorate much for Valentine's Day but this might be fun to include in my kitchen area for VD.
Bad news on the home front… my brother in-law isn't doing well and I'm concerned how next week is going to go. I may be heading down to see the family sooner than expected.
Good news though our daughter, son and daughter in-law are coming home for Christmas! We'll all meet at my mother's place to save some extra driving for them.
Christmas long ago...
That's me on the left! I was about 2 1/2 yrs old. My sister Jen on the right is 2 yrs. older than me. See that metal saucer/sled behind her and the wheeled horse behind me yee-haw! I get a kick out of these pictures. Dig the slippers I have on and how I'm strapping on my new skates! I have a feeling I was one of those kids that raced through opening my presents- what do you think?? LOL…
|According to the extended forecast it doesn't look like we'll have any snow for Christmas. In a way that's ok because we have to drive 250 miles to see everyone. Perhaps a little dusting would be nice! |
Have a great weekend!