Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Decorating for the holidays...

This morning Jake and I started our Christmas decorating while listening to Bing Crosby's White Christmas. Yes, I'm one of those people that listen to Christmas music way before Thanksgiving. Dan teases me but I know he loves watching me get excited for the holidays. I love the hunt to find or make the perfect gift for someone. It is so hard for me to keep a secret once I've found the gift. Poor Dan he knows most of his gifts already. I love to wrap the perfect gift in beautiful wrapping paper with beautiful wired ribbon. Half the fun of giving a gift is the wrapping of it. I love the scent of a real pine tree decorated with Christmas balls grouped together with white tinkle lights. I always look forward to buttery sugar cookies decorated with frosting and sprinkles. (I'm already feeling fat just thinking of all the goodies I'm going to enjoy this season!) Every year I have to get my fix of Christmas movies - White Christmas, The Bishop's Wife, Miracle of 34th Street, The Grinch, It's a Wonderful Life, etc. Each year Dan has given me a Christmas themed movie in my stocking and I'm hoping he keeps the tradition going. We'll be getting our tree after Thanksgiving and I can't wait to decorate it. (We're debating on whether to get an artificial or real tree this year with Jake around. We're worried he's going to eat the pine needles and pull the decorations off. So we'll see...)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Stocking Stuffer's

Stocking stuffer's for Jake's stocking this Christmas. shhhh, don't tell...
Here's a great website with a pattern and instructions: http://www.purlbee.com/fabric-beach-balls/

Monday, November 10, 2008

Jammie Pants

JoAnn's Fabric had their Simplicity patterns 5 for $5, so I bought a few patterns. One of them was a pattern for infant jammies. I found some fun Christmas fannel and made Jake some jammie pants. They turned out so cute and it was so easy I think I'll make him some more.