Gift tags, socks, party planning and cute Christmas trucks

Last weekend I made gift tags from last years Christmas cards. They turned out really cute. I blogged about this last year. But I still love this idea, it’s resourceful, recycling and cuteness all rolled into one.

gift tags

I finished my son’s socks that I was working on. Remember how I told you I picked the yarn out 5 years ago? It felt really good to finish them up last weekend!! I tried to take a photo of them. Here they are and then he took off!!!


We’ve gotten to visit Ft. Worth for the first time recently and I have to say it is a fun place. Lots to see and do and eat – even if you are the littlest of hipsters!


We’ve decided to have our New Year’s Party again and so my mind has been in party planning mode. I think this year I’m going to keep it more simple than last year but we are going to have a children’s toast again this year. We had a toast for the kids a few hours early thinking some people would want to go home early with their kids but everyone stayed!
We did a balloon drop and bubble wrap pop at around 9 pm. It was tons of fun. I couldn’t believe how long it took the kids to pop the bubbles!  I thought they would all be popped in seconds!


I brought out a big sheet of bubble wrap and we did a count down.  At the same time we dropped balloons down on them and they got to jump up and down on the bubble wrap.  It was a fun time so I’d definitely like to do it again!!

And last but not least, I received the cutest ornament at a recent ornament exchange and ironically it was something that has been on my brain lately.


This is my favorite cute symbol of Christmas time.  I had even found cookie cutters that you could order.  And I also saw the cutest red truck in our hometown Christmas parade.  Funny how things get stuck in your head and then you see them everywhere!
So what holiday thoughts are swirling around in your head?



5 thoughts on “Gift tags, socks, party planning and cute Christmas trucks

  1. Couldn’t help thinking about your Dad’s 15 yr old red truck which the grandchildren seem to love to ride in and learn how to drive in !

  2. I love the ideas…esp. the red truck. It reminds me of a Christmas past when my husband and sons and I took an old green pick-up to get the tree and ran out of gas. A Christmas angel came by and rescued us. A great memory was made. Merry Christmas! Susie

  3. Gift tags – this seems like a Pinterest idea that is actually easy to do and you’ve actually done it twice!
    Socks – every time you post about knitting, I think it would be nice to do it again, but I never do. It just doesn’t get cold enough here. Also, I think that must be some sort of record for length of project, start to finish.
    Fort Worth – cutest hipster ever! I would totally hang out with her.
    Bubble wrap – throw in some moving boxes and those kids will be occupied until Easter.
    Christmas truck – for me this is a unique symbol of Christmas, but then I think I haven’t been to many Christmas parades. I have a thing for snowmen.

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