Wednesday, November 5, 2014

[almost DONE!]

This year, I'm determined to be done early with Christmas shopping. I want to enjoy Christmas time with family and friends instead of spending my time at the mall. I want to have time to do service as a family too. Teach our daughter the joy that comes from helping someone else or doing fun surprises for someone.

So far so good - I'm done shopping for our daughter. A task made easier this year as she has discovered Ever After High. We watched many episodes together last night and I must say that it was enjoyable even for me. :)
If we can get some of her friends excited about Ever After High as well, then maybe the girls can form a Club together. Take photos of their dolls doing stuff, drawing the various characters, etc. Something fun to do when it's too cold to go outside.

Stitched another polar bear card (pattern by Mr Printables). Making it reminded me how much I enjoy stitching. That gave me an idea for another Christmas gift for our daughter. I have been trying to come up with non-toy gift ideas. I'm making her a stitchery kit by putting together some fabric, needles, an embroidery hoop, patterns and these cute dachshund thread holders. I also printed actual photos of dachshunds and made them into thread holders too. I'll try to remember to post photos later.

Only 50 more sleeps until Christmas. :)


  1. Thank you for the inspiration. I always plan to be done ahead of time to have time to really enjoy my family time, but somehow it never happens thay way!!!

    1. This is my first year to achieve this goal. Feels good!


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