Friday, December 6, 2013


I'm changing Fridays up a little bit around these parts. I hope you enjoy!

Five things I loved this week:

1. As I've mention ten bazillion times, I'm making ALL of my Christmas presents this year except for two. I started last Friday. So, hey caffeine and late nights! It has been fun though- searching for the right color and pattern or craft for each person! The pattern above is from Aesthetic Nest . I altered the pattern a little bit because my mom wanted a "regular scarf" versus a cowl.

2. I was inspired by Little Bit Funky to take the half finished hoop I had and turn it into a cardholder. Now I just need some Christmas cards...hint hint. Haha.

3. Fun secret Santa packages are the best! Especially when they include a gift for Clay!

4. Clay had his 15 month checkup on Wednesday and the doctor proclaimed it the best checkup Clay had ever had! No fluid in his ears, no wheezing, weight staying up and consistent. Happy mama right here.

5. I've already shared this but it just makes me so happy I had to share again! I might be in love with our Christmas tree this year.

Five posts I liked this week:

I Should Have Been an Electrician by Karly Kim (because this is something I would do...)

Three Gifts and Why I Love It by Jeannette at Life Rearranged (implementing this idea! Clay has way too much stuff!)

Christmas Sugar Cutouts by Desiree at Macke Monologues (I've been searching for a great sugar cookie recipe forever!)

Readers vs Followers by Kelli at She Crab Soup (something every blogger should think about!)

Confession: I Did Not Enjoy My Wedding by Kate at The Florkens (if I ever get married, this is why I would consider eloping)

What I wrote about this week:

Phew. (a Thanksgiving weekend recap)

5 things to love about winter (my attempt at not being so bah humbug)

The Story of Us (the first part of the story of our unconventional life)


What was your favorite post that you read this week?

Linking up with H54F, InstaFriday, and Five on Friday!



Kelli said...

Love it and thanks for the shout out, I gave you one in my post today too!!! I also loved The Florkens wedding post, it was pretty eye opening as a never gonna be a bride.

Winter Benson said...

Making all your gifts is a huge job! I'm horrid at crochet but I can knit slowwwwwly.

holly grassHolly said...

I'm making a few. No way do I have patience for making them all.

Ashley said...

WOW, so imressive to make them all! Go momma!!!

edawkins said...

Okay, when are you coming over to decorate my house? Love it all!

Desiree said...

Your Christmas gifts are THE best. It's so awesome that you're making them ALL. Everything is so personal and perfect for the recipient.
And, thanks for the shout out! If you make those cookies let me know how they turn out. :)