Friday, December 19, 2008

Motley Crew of Christmas Stuff

I am sitting here posting instead of doing the million other things I should be doing. Anyone relate?? Anyhow, of course my pictures are flipped again and I cannot move them. Okay, the above photo is all my packages ready to go to a cookie/ornament exchange that my friend, Jaime, hosted. I am a firm believer that packaging is almost everything. I love to make it look fun and festive. The cookies(whose recipe I will post soon) are in my favorite fun plastic bags and I had to add a bunch of ribbon and fun bow to the basket to tote them. I even snuck in a felt deer. The ornament is in the polka dot bag and the hostess gift is in the takeout box. You can see it below.



I just took a clear glass ball from Michael's, added in some fake snow, used rub-ons to spell snow and some fun, festive ribbon completes the little gift. Unfortunately, I did not take a picture of the actual ornament I took for the exchange. It was cute, though!!




Lilly, very fashionable in her brother's clothes, wanted to help me cook one day, so I let her stir the pot. Gotta love those boots. Three kids later and they don't fit anymore.



Our little peppermint baby...




Another little hostess gift. Kimmy, one of the girls in our homeschool group, hosted a Mom's party and we exchanged $10 or under gifts. Oh, forgot to add that onto the post, but I will, along with the cookie recipe. Anywho, here I just put some Bob's soft candy canes in a jar(I pick these up from the thrift shops all the time) with lots of ribbon and a tag. I love inexpensive, but cute ideas.

Hope y'all have a Happy Friday!! I am off to shower and hopefully find Christmas Eve pj's. Nothing like waiting until the last minute...





9 comments:

Laura said...

Cute, cute, cute of course! I found Christmas jammies, online at the Children's Place. Am I crazy or don't other people put their kids in matching jammies? They were so hard to find! Now I am in need of one boys Christmas outfit and a whole lotta snow is keeping me from searching!

Laura :)

mysteryhistorymom said...

Elise, You are one of the most creative and thoughtful people I know!:) Everything you made looks amazing! We are off to take treats to the animal shelter today. It's a tradition for the girls and me.:) Are you taking a break from school yet?? We are still plugging along. Maybe next week... Lori

Your little cuties are precious!!

Lipstick and Laundry ~Jen said...

CUTE ornament... CUTER Lilly... SUPER CUTER peppermint baby!

Rachael said...

I just got the pjs for my boys at Target. The pickins were slim though! I am still in the thick of Christmas shopping....as in...lots more to do! I have so much stuff to get done before Christmas it's insane, and yet I sit here on the computer!

Your photos are very cute though!!!

Rambling Girl said...

OMGosh so cute! Elise you have so many cute crafts...I wish I could think things up that fast...

Oh that pepperment baby is adorable and that liitle girlie is a cutie...what a beautiful smile!

Hadley Coble said...

Looks like fun! I love the jar of peppermints! I am so going to be on the lookout for pretty jars for next year!

Leigh Ann said...

Elise,
Everything looks great! What beautiful kids! Have a great weekend!
Hugs~
Leigh Ann

homespun living said...

Dear Elise,
Thank you so much for your condolences!
Warmest wishes to you all for a Joyful Christmas.
Deb

Ruth said...

I love all your pictures. What an adorable peppermint baby. Your daughter is too cute with those boots and doing dishes.
I love the jars in your kitchen. I can't believe anyone would get rid of them either.
Ruth