Christmas Prep

So I just finished wrapping all of the gifts. Mostly it was just the gifts from Santa. Sorry I have not been too active on posting, but we are trying to get ready for Christmas and more importantly getting the house ready for Hazel's birthday party. Our cleaning people come tomorrow so everything needs to be picked up for them. Here are some of the things I have been up to though. 

We have made our gingerbread house. I bought a kit at AC Moore this week. Hazel has been asking to do it. Here are a few more views of it.

Today Hazel and I baked cookies. We have to have some to leave for Santa plus we will bring some to both grandparents' houses. We made thumbprints using our blueberry jam and some peanut butter cup cookies using mini peanut butter cups from Trader Joe's and mini Hershey kisses.

While we were baking my dear husband took my car to Sears to be repaired. Apparently my tire had a slow leak and being Sunday the only place to get it fixed is at Sears at the mall. Ugh!! What a time for that to happen.

I also made Hazel some new Christmas pajamas. I bought this flannel at Joann's and if they still have some on clearance I will buy it all. It is the softest and warmest flannel I have seen in a long time. I used McCall's pattern number 5965. It is the easiest pair of pajamas ever. The only thing I didn't like is the neck band needs to be a stretchy knit, but it sews up so quickly.

I also discovered HP Create via Pinterest. And have been making some of their holiday projects. I am using this star box to "wrap" a gift card for Steve's stocking. Then I made a bird ornament and a holiday frame.

They have some neat projects to check out! Enjoy!!

FYI: Happy Family Times will not be happening this week due to the holidays. Kelly and I decided we all should be enjoying some time with our family and not posting it. Enjoy!!


  1. You've got some darling projects here and the gingerbread house it so cute!!! Thanks for sharing at "I Gotta Try That" I hope you and your family have a Happy New Year!


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