Wednesday, January 2, 2013

my Christmas break {through instagram pictures}...

While I'm starting to get back into things (slowly but surely)- I wanted to give you all a little sneak peak into my lovely "vacation" via Instagram pictures :)

What a good vacation it surely was.

I decided to make some gifts for loved ones- so I found some amazing gun metal grey yarn and made trivets (until I could crochet no more). So proud of my work, I "securely kitty proofed them" deep within a bag full of other gifts. That next morning I was surprised to find Mustachio...had found and made a toy of one of them. Sigh. 

It's demolished.

Sooooo because I'm a good fur-mommy, I took leftover skeins of yarn and made both kitties a plethora of little "mouse" cat toys. ;) I kid not, they've played with them...once. I guess things are more fun when you're not supposed to have them.

My husband and I created our 4th married Christmas card (top)- a tradition we've gladly adopted from my grandmother. She'd hand create their Christmas cards every year for YEARS. If something big happened that year (like a birth of a grandchild) she'd incorporate it into that year's card. Pretty neat looking back at them all. So, we excitedly decided to continue doing so- with our cards! This year- Mustachio and Mombi girl were baking Gingerbread Bill and Christina's...

Christmas cards from loved ones started coming in (bottom) which made my heart sing.

I wrapped a lot. Which I actually enjoy doing- I so very much love wrapping gifts. Even better, I found some free printable gift tags online! I printed a bunch up and my husband and I used them up! 

By the way, "To You, From That Guy"....from my husband to me. He loves me.
I made homemade chicken stock! Feels good to have extra time to do things I so badly have been putting off. Need an easy (and yummy) chicken stock recipe? Click here :)
 I also spent a lot of good kitty love time with these two beauties. 
AND GIFTS! Oh how I received some of the most lovely gifts. My family knows me well. Kitchen stuff, cute products from Etsy, and clothes are always a good thing for me!

I'm off! I have a few things left to do before I dive head first back into working this here bloggy full time.

How was your Christmas friends?? I'd love to know all about it!


7 comments:

  1. Christmas was wonderful this year. Sad to say, I was recovering from a cold, but good food, friends, and "family" helped that out. Glad to hear you had a wonderful Christmas!

    Happy new year!

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    1. So sad to hear about your sickness! BUT happy to hear you had a good Christmas none-the-less! Happy New Year to you too, friend!

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  2. I made (well my card did) the blog! Jazz Hands!

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  3. Seems like we packed in so much fun into those few short days! Love you!

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  4. I guess things are more fun instagram follower cheat when you're not supposed to have them.

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