Friday, December 21, 2012

| instaCHRISTMAS |

We've shifted into full-blown holiday mode around here lately...

This involves |but is not limited to| working on our gifts for family, playing loud Christmas music throughout the house, and rolling up our sleeves and exercising our craft muscles! ;)

Of course, I haven't had time to break out the DSLR, but I've done my best to keep up on IG.
Here is a little bit of what we've been up to lately...

coloring foam ornaments with daddy.   
this keeps her busy for a long while... which in toddler time, is about 15 minutes!    

I'm totally in love with our reindeer gift tags from Dear Lillie.
I would purchase the entire store if I could... 

making salt dough ornaments for our neighbors... 
 ... I was a little nervous that I would mess up the recipe, 
but they turned out so much better than I expected. | SEE RECIPE |

We used the massive amount of leftover salt dough we had, and decided to take advantage and do a handprint craft... because no holiday can go by without one of these ;)

it's not often that Oz gets festive... but he actually allowed B to put these around his neck!
of course, B thought it was hilarious... he definitely earned some big brother points ;)

we also received our very first Kiwi Crate today!
we thought we would give it a try, and I have to say that I'm very impressed...

just the amount of time gathering supplies and planning that it saved me is well worth the $20/month... B had an absolutely BLAST with the penguin bowling.

and there are still more projects for us to do!
I'm looking forward to squeezing in a few after the holidays. :)

this week, and especially today, cannot go by 
without acknowledging all of those who were lost at Sandy Hook...
I have held my baby and wept for all of those mommies who won't be able to hold their own anymore.
my thoughts and prayers are certainly with these families...

I carry their hearts with me, just as I do all of the other babies 
who have touched my heart on their way to Heaven.

I hope you all enjoy your holiday!!
merry, merry christmas from our family to yours...


Lindsay said...

Oh my, I love these -- and the Santa handprint ornament! It's wonderful! I think we might steal it and do it this afternoon! :)

a day in the life... said...

love the ornaments! they turned out so cute :)