fun new things.

fun new things.

Surfing the web this morning while the kids finish their snack of “fruit bars” I happened upon a shop called boygirlparty. SO fun. SO much cute stuff! I ordered a letter pad adorned with the sweetest little birds and polka dots, and was oh so tempted by these recipe cards – look at the Cat ones too! Holding the knife with her tail! Haha.

I’ve been racking my brain trying to decide what to get people this year for gifts. Our families are very different in ages especially. Cameron’s family draws names, both the adults, and the kids – depending on who wants to be involved. My family, we’re really in a weird spot because Dan’s on his mission, Dillon’s at school and probably will be on his mission before I know it, and the rest of the girls are really all too young to be “adults” and on their own spending their own money on each other. I figure, at this point we’ll draw names with Cam’s family and I’ll do mine. My sisters, all 4 of them, still enjoy fun little gifts and now that I’m in a normal, non-suffocating relationship, with a little dough of my own too – haha, it’s fun to actually be able to shop for my family! I haven’t been doing birthdays this year, and I don’t think I will past cards, but hey – maybe next year. But Christmas for sure.

Anywho, I’ve been looking. PS: Girls… up for suggestions as well! πŸ˜‰

I already have an idea for Mom’s Christmas gift, just not sure if it’s the right one. I’m obviously ordering everything super early since we’ll be there, this year, at Thanksgiving time. With higher prices and COMPLETE loss of trust with the post office, I’d much rather get my gifts and then take them, with my person, in my vehicle, to Oregon myself.

It’ll be an early Christmas, I think they’ll get over it. πŸ˜€

Meanwhile, I do need to get into gear with some more ideas for my shop. I feel like I’ve been lazy with it, but I think it’s more of a lack of inspiration. I have some ribbon I’ve hardly touched and have been considering some new looks and types of bows… keep updated, if you wish, with the Etsy Newbies section and let me know what you think.

Possibly more later… I have yet to do the kids’ newsletters for this month – laaazzzzy! But I will, I’ll get to it!

Just 11 days until anniversary trip to Park City with Hubbs! Horray! And then it’ll seem like SECONDS until Brin arrives! πŸ˜‰

Loves.

ETA: And if it wasn’t enough… the artist, Susie Ghahremani, of all the above… also has a band. Snoozer. Here’s the myspace page to hear her music. I like “Winterclothes”. πŸ™‚

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