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(trying to put on a happy face)
I'm only like half-way done with Christmas shopping and getting very quickly to the end of my patience with the task because my mommy brain cells aren't firing on all cylinders anymore. The sheer mental exhaustion of deciding WHAT to get someone, chasing it down at four different stores, then deciding on a color or size.....it's really wearing me out.
Someday I will get it together enough to have my decorating and shopping done by the 7th of December so I can focus on my favorite parts of the holiday, such as
baking yummies and
to the sounds of Johnny Mathis for the rest of the month.
Or better yet, to sit on my butt at the mall sipping a hot mocha latte watching all the other crazies running around in a shopping trance, which would be my rather twisted form of taking in the sights and sounds of the holidays :) Unfortunately, I'm among the ranks of crazies as usual.
And get this: I forgot 5 crafty things I had planned to do for GIFTS! I found the materials stashed under the shopping bags today when I went to wrap
junk all the thoughtful gifts I've purchased. YIKES. Guess I'll be squeezing in a few more dates with the sanding paper and mod podge before this thing is over.
I did have fun wrapping today, though. Because we aren't buying a ton of gifts for people this year, and I crafted about half of what we're giving, there won't be a whole lotta presents under the tree, so I'm trying to make each one unique.
I used a big ole roll of that white paper IKEA sells in the kids department (for the easels) for some presents and their tone on tone striped brown wrapping paper for others. I wanted neutral and white, with sneaky hits of black, red, gold, silver and green. I went for rustic juxtaposed with some bling and elegance.
You all do know when you can't determine your style it's called ECLECTIC CHIC. It can cover a multitude of sins, kinda like spray paint. It's all good.
Hope your evening is merry and bright.
I'm a'linking to Gina's Transformation Thursday ('cause you'd just about die if you saw what those boxes looked like under the wrapping paper!)
(Pssst: Linked to Melissa's Holiday Linky Friday, Wendy's Frugal Friday Linky Party, and Jane's Frugalicious Friday...hosted by Kathy this week)