Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merriest Christmas Wishes



Well, I'm still sick. Ugh! Very frustrating to be mostly immobile this week. Baking? Never happened. Cleaning? OMG my house is a disaster. I did run the vacuum so that I could wrap presents last night. But that nearly killed me. So in case you were wondering, I advise against obtaining Bronchitis this time of year. Very inconvenient.

I did however manage to pull together some very cute kiddie gifts, if I do say so myself. Last year I gave the kids in my family buckets filled with funky sodas and a soda bottle koozie. It was a hit! Which was wonderful because it was so easy (albeit heavy to transport!) and inexpensive and I didn't have to deal with the toy aisles. I never know what to buy kids who are over the age of three years. This year I used the same general idea with the buckets (love the $2.50 section at Target!) but gave the kids chips and movie theater candy. Crap food their parents would never buy them in bulk. Merry Christmas! Each gift, including the bucket, was under $12. And I wrapped them up in scrap fabric- about a yard per bucket. You can find cheap-o fabrics under $2/yard at Wally World that you might never use for sewing but are great for gift baskets. Its about the same price as a roll of that cellophane wrap- it would take an entire roll for each basket- and soooo much easier to use! I don't have a single straight edge but you can't tell the difference.








Merry and Magical Christmas wishes, everyone! I hope your holiday is spent with family and friends and a glass of wine! Or glogg. Really I just like saying the word glogg and have never actually consumed it. There's always next year though. You never know, 2010 could be my year of forgiveness and glogg....



12 comments:

gCe said...

Merry Christmas! I hope you feel better by tomorrow!

Prep in the country said...

These gifts might be the most adorable things I have ever seen and such a good idea. Hope you get better soon. Thanks for the comment it made me smile. I'm sorry I have been MIA for so long.
Merry Christmas.
Prep in the country.

Tammy B said...

What a cute idea. Merry Christmas!

Suburban Princess said...

Feel better soon!

Merry Christmas!

Pearls, Curls, and A Southern Girl said...

Those gifts are so adorable! I hope you are feeling better by tomorrow!

Susan said...

Oh my heck! PPC....I think you are a genius. What lucky kids. I'm totally stealing your idea next year. You'll have to remind me. You are awesome. You have the best ideas. You give those of us without an ounce of creativity good ideas.
Darn! I can't believe you're still sick. Seems like it's just hanging on huh? Are you going to be with your dad for Christmas? Hope you get to feeling yourself again soon. Happy Christmas.

Sweet TN Biscuits said...

These are adorable! I am sure the kids loved them . Merry christmas

thepreppyprincess said...

Oh Miss Crocodile, I am so sad you have bronchitis. (We stopped counting after the 22nd or 23rd time I had it. Seriously. The greatest medical minds in the state of Oklahoma said I was allergic to the State. True story. Ultimately we left.)

At any rate, we send wishes you have a peaceful and enjoyable Christmas, and an even better New Year. You are such a delight, I just know next year will bring some of your dreams closer to reality.

Sending you a 'feel better' hug and another one to go with the "Merry Christmas" sentiments!
tp

MissBliss said...

totally adorable! you are so creative.

sorry you were sick... hope you are better now... I got the bronchitis thing/flu stuff too, and in Miami!

Before traveling to CO, I researched staying well (esp. with travel) and we have been taking Echinacea, garlic (pill form ;), and Lysine. Also I was drinking echinacea tea by Yogi Tea... the throat teas by Yogi Tea and Traditional Medicine teas are great when you are sick.

Can be a hassle to be proactive for free spirits like me... but man it was awful being sick...take care!!!

Just Anonymous Prep said...

Sorry to hear that you're still sick! Those gifts are so cute and functional. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

perfectly paisley said...

Just found your cute blog! LOVE this gift idea. I have to remember this for next year... or maybe birthdays! :o)

~~Tracey~~ said...

great ideas for kids! Mine would love it! I think I'll do this for Valentine's Day for them. They'll be jazzed.
Just found your blog ~ it's darling!

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