Wednesday, December 19, 2012

[Our Lives] 12.19.12

The kids are officially on Winter Break (yee haw!) and the holiday preparation craziness is subsiding (phew!).  Here's what we've been up to this week... Is it only Wednesday???

Prepping the Teachers' Gifts
some of the house boxes are printed on the diy marbled paper that i made this summer. i filled the boxes with an assortment of Dove wrapped chocolates... sea salt caramel... nom nom nom.

[house box template from design mom]

Wrapping Presents
gift wrapping is slowly coming along

Making Salt Dough Ornaments
the boys' salt dough ornaments. metallic paint & glitter "fix" everything!
[salt dough ornament tutorial]

Making Gingerbread Boys & Girls
my mom and my 30+ year tradition! each year we say "maybe not this year", but then the gingerbread guilt kicks in and by the end of the night i have tendonitis in my right paw.  ;)

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Donning our "Cold Weather" Gear
it's been cold (for southern california) so the cute hats have come out.

Making Holiday Cheer
litte elfie is a mischievous one.

Enjoying Holiday Performances
after happy vee's "christmas around the world" performance
looking rather grown-up with his top hat and scarf!

Making Gingerbread Houses at School

after: smarty pant's gingerbread creation

Now, my friends... I need a nap! Hope you're having a nice week!

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