Jul 24, 2012

A Sweet Gift

I got together with our neighbors last weekend to take their family pictures and they surprised me with this sweet present last night.  It cracked me up because she was in our house for about 5 minutes total and she picked up on my monogram theme that developed unconsciously as we started to add things into our house. I love sweet gifts like this and am officially announcing that we're going to have a handmade Christmas this year.  We better start now but I am so excited to get moving on this.

My husband is completely on board but it's just because he thinks he won't have to go shopping.  How wrong he is.  Shopping with me in Hobby Lobby for an hour is equivalent to three hours in a clothing store.  I like to think it's the universe getting even for him making me live through years of football time.

Do you have any great ideas for handmade gifts?  I would love to hear from you.


  1. That was really sweet of your neighbor! I love handmade Christmases - they're the best. I've been doing it for a few years now, and I've finally got my husband and sister on board now. It's so much more fun that shopping in crowded stores!

  2. I am so excited to get started. If you have any ideas for the adult fellas, please send them my way!