Friday, December 19, 2008

That's A Wrap!

The house is all decorated, you have spent countless hours shopping and it's all done (for the most part), now it's time to sit back and relax.....hold on there G...those presents aren't going to wrap themselves. Need a little boost to get in the groove? Check out these ideas for wrapping the perfect gift.

Whether you reuse wrap and bowes, buy new each year or you are in the "Green" movement, you'll find some wrapping ideas. My fav's were the paint cans, printing out script font phrases from your computer, and decorating lunch bags. Have a flat bow that won't perk up-BH&G cut the loops and made it look like new. And my final fav-spray paint a leaf and use instead of a bow.

Now, go turn on some music, get out your stuff and Get Your Wrap On!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Happy New Year to Everyone Out There!

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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Glittery Snowman Gift Tag

When my kids were little we would make a special craft project every year right before Christmas which we would give as gifts to our families. Normally they were ornaments (wire craft with beads, snowmen in clear globes or old Christmas card/patch work stars), all to hang from someones tree. My husband and I enjoyed the time together watching the kids (and ourselves) create these magical pieces, and we hope everyone enjoyed receiving them as well. These days it seems a bit more difficult to find the time to do that but these tags would certainly have made the list.

Check out Better Homes & Gardens instructions for making these adorable snowman gift tags. Any previous scrap-booker probably has all the supplies on hand. Brrrrrr.

12 Tips to keep joy in the holidays

Bah Hum Bug! Not everyone enjoys this time of year, (gasssppp..I know it's hard for others to believe or understand)...but it's true-and for many different reasons. The holiday season can also lead to depression for some people (either during the busy time or after the celebrations are all over). If you feel yourself slipping into the "holidays blues" try some of these suggestions from Psych Central for keeping the joy in the season.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

100 Days of Holidays

I LOVE Christmas! I love everything about it. The sights, sounds, tastes and smells of it. And of course, I decorate. Sometimes even a little too much perhaps, what! After all the decorating that I have done over the years, I search for new ideas that I haven't used before or in the last several years. I am always amazed when I come across an idea that makes me say...DUH! Why haven't I thought of that.

Check out these easy ideas for a great looking Christmas. Some are simple Duh ideas (maybe new to you) and some are new chic ideas. I take the ideas I see and expand on them with what I like or already have in the home. The ideas that struck me were: using scrap book paper or wrapping paper for a runner or place mats, filling pretty cups or jars with cinnamon sticks and using berry sprigs for napkin holders. 100 Days of Holidays