Well it is that time of year again. Time to send out Personalized Santa Letters. Seasonal Smiles is my personal business that I am just starting out and I would love to have you as a customer. You get a lot of stuff for a great price and the smile you see on your childs face when they receive a letter from Santa is priceless.
So this year I am trying my hardest to make most of my own presents. I am making photo flipbooks with the help of Snapfish. I am making my special Mom-Me Rag quilts for the smaller children in my family. I am making crochet slippers for my daughters. And I am going to make pajama pants for my kids too. I had a collage made for my husbands grandma of some pictures that we took while we were visiting her. Let see who else is there. Now I am having to buy my husband all of his presents except for one picture collage I am going to make for my hubby from the kids. It is kind of nice. I am going to be able to make over 50% of my presents. WOOO HOOOO. So what are you doing for your family that is handmade with love?
Thanksgiving week was here and gone before I could even blink. But my body sure feels it. I am tired worn down and do not want to do dishes or cook for the next two weeks. I know, I know you are thinking how can I not cook for two weeks. If you seen all the left overs we have you would totally understand.
We went to my aunt Neva’s house on Thanksgiving Day. Oh it was a very nice time and it was so to be with family and just eat and have a great day. But then dishes came. It was me and my cousin’s girlfriend doing dishes. An hour and a half later we were still doing dishes. I am not sure how long it took to do dishes but it seemed like forever.
Then on Saturday we had Thanksgiving at our house. I cooked and cooked and cooked it was great. I so enjoy cooking and having family at my house. I really enjoy entertaining at our house and everything turned out perfect. I could not of asked for a nicer day.
The best part of the whole thing is that my Mother-in-Law comes every Thanksgiving from Texas to spend time with us. It is such a great visit and I so love spending time with my MIL. This year for Christmas she gave me two of the most perfect gifts I could of ever imagined. She gave me a star opal ring that my husbands dad gave her years ago and I have always told her how much I love the ring and how beautiful it is. And She gave it to me when she got here. I cried I was so excited. It is so great. And then the second gift I got that I was so excited. Is a HP printer, scanner, and copier all in one. And it is make to print photos. I totally love that about is that I can print photos and do all kinds of photo things. I am like a kid in the candy store with my new printer.
So anyways that was my Thanksgiving week. What was your like?
Well I have started to do step aerobics twice a week and I am totally loving it. I have lost another pound. This aerobics are really helping out. You know I tried to go on south beach again but that just does not work for me. I do much better at watching my portions and exercising. If I can lose a pound a week I will be very happy. I am doing very well right now and I just need to stay on track.
It has been a very busy week this last week. I have been working on Seasonal Smiles and getting it all ready for Christmas. I have also been working on Christmas presents. This year I am giving alot of handmade christmas presents. My family love to receive pictures from us so we are giving them photobooks. Those photobooks seem to be a big smile on their face. My husband is the one I struggle with when it comes to Christmas presents.
I am so upset with myself. I have always been almost done with Christmas shopping by now and I have only bought three presents. Don’t get me wrong I have started making alot of them but they are no where near done. What is my problem this year? Why am I so far behind? And last but not least why do I not want to even go shopping? I need motivation. I need to start making my Christmas list. Have you started your Christmas shopping? How much more do you have to do?
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