Thursday, October 14, 2010

71 days...

Did you know that there are only 71 days till Christmas. Did you also know that Santa has a blog? click here to check it out. Kiddos can write a message to Santa, how cute.

Ok so I am not really in the Christmas spirit yet (although there is a coworker that announces the countdown daily) because I want to enjoy Trick or Treating with the girls and then I will start to dream about Thanksgiving and all the Delicious food. But I do want to start thinking about Christmas crafts, gifts and projects. I want some of my gifts to be homemade especially since I have a lot of immediate family members but not a lot of cash! ;) Plus homemade gifts are so sentimental and I think people really appreciate the time and effort you put into it.

So what I need from you are examples or hints. I have a few ideas but would really like a few more. Is there something you love to make for your friends and family for Christmas? Have you seen a neat blog with neat DIY ideas? Let me know and I will check it out.

I also want to do a Cookie swap this year. So do you have any good recipes that I should try?

Thanks for your help, I look forward to your ideas!


  1. Personalized ornaments are my staple Christmas gift to everyone! Once, I did store bought gifts and everyone got mad at me!

    You could go to one of those paint your own pottery places and make ornaments-

    Do you scrapbook? If you have a Cricut or access to one, it is super easy to cut initials out using sticky backed vinyl :) As easy as putting a sticker on something -

  2. Or cute jars filled with homemade cocoa mix or spiced tea mix...