Sunday, December 20, 2009


After a few setbacks, our stockings are all finished! I didn't have enough wool yarn for the name band/ toe/ heel, on mine, so I had to use some yucky white acrylic. It was the yarn equivalent of fingernails on a chalkboard, or maybe knitting with cotton candy. Eew. At least it's done, and now Santa can bring me lots of goodies! Did you hear that Santa??

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Frosting and Sprinkles with Some Cookies Buried in There...Somewhere...

Jayson got to make his Christmas cookies today. He may have eaten his own body weight in frosting and sprinkles. That's why we only do this once a year...

Sunday, December 13, 2009

In Da' (Gingerbread) House

Here is our little gingerbread house! I've got icing in my hair, and my kitchen looks like a hurricane just blasted through Candy Land, but it's done! I don't really bake, but Jayson has been begging to make a gingerbread house since Halloween. So, I really had no choice. I used this recipe for the dough, but designed my own template. The dough came together really well and I didn't even burn it. It's a Christmas miracle!

I was disappointed with one thing though: Safeway had no old school, cheap candy! No peppermints, no gumdrops...WTF Safeway?!

Mama's little helper, except for the 350 times he bumped my elbow while I was piping on the icing.

Melted Jolly Rancher window!

Creepy Gingerbread Man.

Our Frosted Mini Wheats roof and coconut snow.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Getting Festive.

I finished my banner this morning. It's made from gift wrap and scrapbook paper, and attached to yarn with clear tape. Its not fancy, but it's cute. Jayson and Kyle were tons of help while I was making it. They were beating on each other and everything in sight with cardboard gift wrap tubes. Boys...

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Take 2.

Here is my second and final attempt at Jayson's stocking. The first one was complete disaster. And no, there are not, and nor will there ever be any pictures of it. ever.

One more to go....

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Three Words.

Hecka Canadian.

I just finished hubby's stocking, complete with Canadian flair. Because you know, he's all Canadi-ish and stuff.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Just Wrappin' Yo!

It's that time of year again. We've stuffed ourselves with turkey and pumpkin pie; then swore we'd never do it again. We've participated in the insanity that is Black Friday; and swore we'd never do THAT again. Now, here we are on the first day of the craziest, busiest, most fun month of the year; and I am so ready!

I have to give a shout-out to Target for offering some seriously cute wrapping paper this year! And another Wo0t! w0oT! for and, I am completely finished with my Christmas shopping!

Just for a little extra motivation, here is my holiday to-do list:

  • Re-knit, yes...RE-KNIT Jayson's stocking. The colors bled when I wet-blocked it, ruining the whole thing. An absolute disaster...
  • Finish Jay's stocking. I'm waiting for yarn to dry right now. I'm at the heel right now, so it'll be done in another day or two. 
  • Knit my stocking. Of course, I am making my own last. How mom-ish of me. 
  • Make a gingerbread house with Jayson. 
  • Make and decorate cookies with Jayson. I'm not super into cookies, so these will be prefab dough, sugar cookies, gobbed with icing and obscene amounts of sprinkles...Just the way Jayson likes them.
  • Wrap 5 or 6 more gifts when they arrive.
  • Mail Christmas cards
  • Make a cute banner to hang behind the tree.