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December 18, 2015

Friday Quick Notes and Ideas #6

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… 

Christmas 2013
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!







10 comments:

  1. I too use Ballard's papers. I love them.
    Prayers for your brother and safe travels, Liz. xo

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  2. Liz, When you get a gift wrapped so prettily you want to enjoy it. Such pretty papers and ribbons. I loved the picture of you and your sister...what cute hair cuts. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  3. Liz,
    Your choice of gift wrap is gorgeous, dear friend!!!
    I'm so~o~o ready for our TJ Maxx to open, but not projected until AFTER Christmas!!!
    Love that you purchased a LOVE sign already!!!
    I'm getting 'in the mood' to put the SNOWmen out once the Christmas decor gets put away!!! Maybe, they'll help bring the SNOW to the Midwest!!!
    Drive carefully and I'll be keeping your family in my prayers!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  4. I am happy for you to see your kids. I pray that your brother in-law stays in God's hands. Safe travels. And I saw Valentines candy in Walmart yesterday. Mixed in with Christmas candy...did they think we wouldn't notice? ?

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  5. I am happy for you to see your kids. I pray that your brother in-law stays in God's hands. Safe travels. And I saw Valentines candy in Walmart yesterday. Mixed in with Christmas candy...did they think we wouldn't notice? ?

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  6. Sorry to hear about your Brother-in-law. Safe travel for all. It's great your kids are coming home for Christmas. The Ballards paper is so pretty. Good for you, regarding the Valentine sign. Get it while you can.

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  7. Sorry to hear that your brother in law is not doing well, but I'm excited for you that your daughter, son and daughter in law are visiting you for Christmas! Pretty wrapping!

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  8. Sorry to hear that your brother in law is not doing well, but I'm excited for you that your daughter, son and daughter in law are visiting you for Christmas! Pretty wrapping!

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  9. Love the wrapping Liz....and have a most wonderful Christmas....safe travels!!!

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  10. Pretty packages, Liz! I hope things improve for your BIL!

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