Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Week

I don't know about you, but I can't believe that Christmas is here this week!
We will be bringing baked goods to neighbors, going to a cookie exchange, and wrapping up last minute gifts:).

And because I am a professional procrastinator, I thought I would share some of my last minute ideas.

Here are some things on my to do list...

I am going to try and make these...I just found the tutorial at Design Mom.
Don't they look like a fun gift for a friend or family member?
I LOVE the mugs from Anthropologie, so these would be so neat. You could use any font to customize each one.

Post image for Holiday Recipe Exchange: Cranberry Bliss Bars

Cranberry Bliss Bars are on my baking agenda.
They are divine! Recipe HERE.

Easy OREO Truffles recipe

I am also hoping to make these for the neighbors...Oreo Truffles!

I will also be whipping up Aunt Barbara's Popcorn Cake for some special people:).

It is such a fun treat to make with your kids...and it is Christmas, after all...so we don't hold back on the goodies.
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For our friends with children..."Root Deer."
Too cute!

I am wishing I would have had time to do this for the neighbors.
Isn't it a neat idea?
Maybe next year:).


If time allows, I might sew up a couple of these cute teddy bear/dolly sleeping bags for Lily.

These might be added to my neighbor/friend gifts...they look like a fast and easy addition.



Wrapping is so fun to me...
Here are some great and frugal ideas!
Just click on the picture to go to the source.

I printed out these tags and they are just "make" the package. I love the design!
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newspaper-wrapping

Small Kraft Gift Bags
I know there is a bunny on that bag, but what a cute idea!

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AND if we get snow...I am really hoping we have a white Christmas...the kids and I are totally doing this!

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Wishing you a wonderful week of preparation!

~Julia

13 comments:

Stef said...

Oh my, Julie. There are so many cute ideas in this post, I don't even know where to start pinning....

Merry Christmas to you and your blessed family.

Stef said...

Julia, Julia, that was a really weird tired brain typo.

Kaitlin @ Homemaker Design said...

Such great ideas....if only I had more time...and ambition this year! ;) I'll save them for next year - thanks for sharing!!! But OH that snowman takes the cake!!! If we ever get enough snow, I'm so joining you in making one of those!!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

~ko said...

What a refreshing post! Just when I was growing a little weary with all the holiday prep, you came to my rescue! Thanks for the motivation and the inspiration!

Cailan said...

So many lovely ideas all in row! I am completely impressed that you've collected these all and have them on an actual agenda. I aspire to be more like you...next year. ; )

Anonymous said...

Hi Julia

Have just found your blog through Anne Marie. Thankyou for sharing your wonderful ideas! Merry Christmas!!

Christine in New Zealand

Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication said...

Wow! Those gift wrapping ideas were amazing! How creative!

Valerie said...

Happy Countdown to Christmas, Julia!

Loved all the sweet ideas you posted...I think Santa is going to leave the Reindeer Rootbeer for my little ones. They love rootbeer, so what a fun treat!

Blessings from the Heartland,

Valerie

Christi said...

You have some super cute ideas here!

I love the new photo of you and your family!

Merry Christmas, Julia!

Florence (Flossie Teacakes) said...

Oooh, thank you so much for the inspiration - I love the rabbit bag especially!

Thank you so much for including my sleeping bag pattern - I hope you find the time to make a few!

x

Sandy said...

Thank you for the good laugh Julia!
Especially the snowman was pretty famous today in our home.

Love all the photo's you shared.
Those crochet cloths are so pretty.
Love the wrapping and adorned roses.
The tags you added. Wow.

Have a wonderful Christmas with lots of snow.

Hugs,

Sandy

Shannon said...

What a great post! I love all of these ideas. The snowman at the end is my favorite...it made me laugh out loud...totally going to do that with my kids, too! If it ever snows...

Have a very Merry Christmas!

~Shannon

LibbiesHome said...

So many lovely ideas all in one place! But I have to say that snowman is just what I needed today as I head back to school. I am going to share that picture with my 4th graders - now if we could just get enough snow to make that happen. :)

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