Monday, December 22, 2014

Christmas Cheer

Can you feel it?


Oh what a fun time of year!

I am all done with shopping with the exception of sending Poinsettias to my Aunt and two Grandmas.


These pretty little Christmas plants are fun to send to out of town family or take to a holiday function as a hostess gift.

You know what else is fun? Signing up with Amazon Prime for a free 30-day trial so you can get FREE 2-day shipping for those last minute gifts! (It’s not too late)

We went to my MIL’s Christmas concert for her church choir last week. 


It was really good!  It’s a gigantic church so it was a full on show with an intermission and everything.


Lots of fun Christmas music, dancers and Santa to get us in the Christmas Spirit.

Remember that Christmas when we saw the Nutcracker?  When Justin learned that ballets have no singing or talking.

I took some pictures of my nephews.


Good grief, those boys are cute.  And the age different just made everything cuter.


As soon as I downloaded and started editing, I had to go to PicMonkey and put Santa hats on all of them!


Gabe, in the middle, is 18 months of pure energy!  My sister basically trapped him in that pose by linking his arms with the older boys.  He kept us laughing (and sweating) the whole time.  I can’t imagine what next year will be like with TWO around that age!

I made this.



And these. 

Wool dryer balls. 


I am giving them as gifts with essential oils. You use them in place of dryer sheets.  I haven’t tried them yet, but from my research, you throw 4 or 5 in the dryer with your laundry and they fluff and cut down on drying time.  Plus, they smell good after you put several drops of essential oils on them!

And these.

Treats for Day Hab Staff


In case you are new around here, we own and run a group home for individuals with developmental disabilities and during the day they go to an adult day habilitation center.  So as a Thank You, each person that works there received a jar of candy along with a poem I wrote.

And I am still making these!


There will be a troop of little Santas running around on Christmas day!

I volunteered

with Girls on the Run this past weekend.


I wasn’t sure who all was going to show up at Athleta for gift wrapping and to my surprise, it was only girls from the Girls on Track team that I helped coach last Spring!  It was so good to see the girls and catch up with the coaches!

Before I go…


This is my December order of essential oils!  Some for gifts, some for ME. Two of those diffusers are staying in our home.  One ended up in the car and the other is plugged in to my computer right now with White Angelica and Magnify Your Purpose.  I love these little diffusers!

White Angelica: This blend contains Ylang Ylang, Rose, Melissa, Sandalwood, Geranium, Spruce, Myrrh.  It increases and strengthens the aura around the body to bring a renewed sense of strength and protection, creating a feeling of wholeness in the realm of one’s own spirituality.  Its frequency neutralizes negative energy and gives a feeling of security.

Magnify Your Purpose: This blend contains Sandalwood, Nutmeg, Patchouli, Rosewood, Cinnamon Bark, Ginger, and Sage.  It stimulates the endocrine system for greater energy flow to the right hemisphere of the brain, activating creativity, motivation and focus.  This helps strengthen commitment to purpose, desire, and intentions until you realize your goals.

*Information taken from Essential Oils Pocket Referent and not FDA approved.

Plus, they smell good!