I have much to catch up on. The holidays have a duality about them for me. I initially wanted to actively not participate, but its unavoidable. It's not a perfect holiday greeting card I hoped for, but I really have so much to be thankful for.
Erik, Bosley, and I packed up the car and headed north to my brother's and new sister-in-law's for Thanksgiving.
|Couldn't wait to get to the turkey and cousin-puppy Laila|
|Laila is upset with her mommy for letting another puppy so close to her|
|This is as close as they came for a very long time|
|belly rubs from Uncle DJ|
|Me and my dad - smiling is painful for him :)|
|Finally home and exhausted!|
|"No, I will not get out of bed this morning!"|
|Much to Bosley's dismay, mommy tried to make cute Christmas photos|
|Is it bad that I don't want to give anyone their gifts solely for the fact that I love how they are wrapped?|
I am definitely in the Christmas spirit now and crafting like crazy! I can't share too many crafts just yet because they are gifts. Today I made salt dough ornaments.
|Glittery salt dough ornaments|
2.5 cups flour
1.25 cups salt
1 cup water
* I added 1.5oz Champagne colored glitter
(if dough is sticky, add more flour)
mix well and roll out
use any cookie cutter you desire and use a straw to punch out a hole at the top
I used rubber stamps to create patterns in the dough
bake at 250o for 10-15 mins
dough started to lighten as it was getting close to finished
|a snapshot of some of my other ornaments|
|Enjoying the blanket from grandma|
Right after Christmas I get to go up to Milwaukee and ring in the new year with Emily! I got a new dress and could not be more excited to show it off!I hope everyone has a fantastic remainder to their Holiday season!