For Christmas this year I’m making a gift bags for a couple of my coworkers. Above are the bags that I decorated. I got plain brown bags from Michael’s. I used washi tape, glitter letters, and some other things to decorate them. They came out pretty well I think. I’m not normally very crafty or creative, as much as I’d like to be. But these came out pretty well I think.
These are some of gift I have inside them so far. Just some candies and cookies that I wrapped in these little gift packaging. I think I’m going to pick up individual ornaments to put in them for each person. I’m not sure yet. What do you think?
I am doing the Secret Santa Exchange at The Broke and the Bookish this year. It’s my first year doing something bigger like this. Usually I do a card exchange. My own secret buddy’s gift is slowly coming along. I have a couple of books already bought for her and a few little gifts. I just looking for 1 or 2 more little things to put in the package before I wrap it mail it off. Above is one of the items I’m putting in there since she is a Disney and Pixar fan like I am.
Guess what this is? This is the gift from my own Secret Santa! I just received and opened it today. Kristen from The Book Monsters sent me this wonderful gift and I love it!
Here is the completely opened gift. Don’t you just love the bookmark? You can see the rest of my pics on my new instagram page. I would like to thank Kristen again for the great gift! I’m definitely in the Christmas spirit right now. I wish my own box was finished so I’d know what my buddy thinks of it. Can’t wait!
Original Image by Michael & Christa Richert
Today is a day for spending time with family and remembering what you are thankful for. You can be happy for something big that happened to you this year, like a new job or getting married. Or you can just give thanks for the little things, your favorite book that you read to feel good or the smiles you get from your loved ones. I hope that all of you that celebrate Thanksgiving have a happy one and for the ones that don’t I hope you still have a happy and thankful day!
Original Image by Nossirom
Hey guys! Sorry for practically dropping off the face of the earth. I was busy both trying to write and trying to to everything else. Yeah, it’s not going really well. I feel like every November I try to do Nanowrimo, but then all of a sudden I have 50 million other things to do as well. It’s the holidays that trip me up, I think. Thanksgiving is next Thursday. I’ll be working but that’s ok, I traded working that day for having Christmas off this year. So food is being planned for that. Then we have Christmas and shopping!
Since I now have both a full time job and a part time job, most shopping will be online. It’s so much easier anyway. I have my sister done and I already know what I’m getting my brother, it’s my parents and brother-in-law that are giving me trouble. I hate to give out gift cards, but if I can’t come up with ideas I may be forced to do it. I just need ideas as to what they want! But everyone is being difficult.
Aside from those gifts, I’m also working on hand-made gift bags for my coworkers as well as my Secret Santa package hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. I already brought a couple of books, I just need to pick up a few more things for the package and box it up to sent. The gift bags for my co workers are already decorated, I just need to pick up a few more things to put in them as well. I’ll have to share pictures of everything soon.
What are you guys doing to get ready for the holidays?
Original Image by Luca Baroncini
As of today we are officially one week into Nanowrimo. And I’m running behind! It’s like my job knows that I’m trying to write a novel and is actively working against me. And when I do have free time, I have major writer’s block. But I will push on! Hopefully I can use this weekend to catch up a little bit or a lot. I want to make it, but I feel like I’m still letting my inner editor call all of the shots, when I really just need to write down what I want and edit later. Well, let me stop procrastinating and see if I can get some more words down.
How are your novels going?