Monday, December 16, 2013

~* an awesome homemade gift*~

 So I asked my dad to make me this planter box for my centerpiece. I got the directions online and emailed them to him (they are not good finding things online, but do email!). 
 I gave it a quick dressing for fall. I loved it so much and it means to much to me that my dad made it for me. I've wanted one for some time and was just too busy to make one myself, so I thought this would be a good project for my dad. He is getting older and without planned events, he just sits around watching TV or eating. I want him to keep his mind sharp and keep him doing stuff.
 So now it is dressed up for Christmas! I love it! I am so happy with the way it turned out and how awesome it looks on my dining room table.  
I can't wait for my parents to come over for Christmas breakfast so that my dad can see how special his homemade gift to me is. 
I made most of my gifts this year. It was really fun and affordable to make gifts for all my family members. It made me really feel the real meaning behind gift giving.
Have a great day!

Monday, November 11, 2013

~* it's beginnin' to look a lot like Christmas*~

 So my bid as a City Councilor is over. I lost my last campaign. Truthfully I am glad it is over. It is sooooo much work, no one really knows how much, and it is thankless!!! No one tells you you are doing a good job, just what you are doing wrong.
 So I started making my Christmas gifts this year last Spring. I am almost finished, except these embroidered hand towels I am finishing up.  I love the way they are coming out and am making a few extras for those last minute events we go to where we need a gift. They are so cute and I know I especially love a homemade gift.  
So along with the other gifts I have made, I have these for my family and maybe some lucky person who invites me over for a holiday party!
Have a great day!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

~* It's been so long...*~

 I know it's been a looooong time since I posted ANYTHING. Since being elected to the City Council my life has been turned upside down. I have been so extremely busy, I can't even begin to tell you! Also I have had some personal issues that thankfully I was able to work through!!!
I have been doing some home, renovations, tho and working in the gardens. Just basic stuff.
Hope to get back to blogging regularly soon.
Have a great day!