While I love this season I always feel like there are things I forget to do until the last minute. I think I need to be like my mom and make lists about all the things I need to do for Christmas and pack the list away with my Christmas decorations so that when I get them out I will have the list and it will remind me of all I need to do. That would not really have worked for me this year though since...brace yourself for this...I haven't put up any decorations. I KNOW, RIGHT!! So crazy since I have TONS and I really do love putting them up. The past couple weeks have flown by in a rush leaving me wondering if I should even bother to put anything up at this point. I am doing a lot to get ready though. Just not decorating.
I love making things! This year I made wrapping paper. Ok, I didn't REALLY make wrapping paper per say...but I didn't buy wrapping paper. So I have been saving all the brown paper that comes with things that I (or people I know) order. I flattened it all out, added a few neutral colored snowflake stamps and used it as wrapping paper. I had BUNCHES of great ribbon left over from when I made fancy bulletin boards for a college class so I used that to tie around the presents to add color and make them pretty. I am so excited that I finally did this! I also made a few Christmas cards, but because I can not make cards quickly yet, most of mine are store bought this year.
I am also getting ready for Secret Santa at my work which is next week! I have made a few things for my person and I am SO excited to be able to tell them that their gifts are from me. I have to find a way to make myself wait until Friday!! I do love Secret Santa...it's fun because it forces people to be creative and kind of sneaky. After the week is over I might write about what gifts I gave. Oh, and there is a cookie exchange at work this year too. I have been looking through all of my Christmas cookbooks and magazines to find a fabulous cookie to take to that.
Ok, so that is all of my randomness for now. I must pull myself away from reading blogs and playing on Facebook so that I can be productive and get ready for the dinner party I am invited to tonight. The dinner party where I will only know one other person. Yeah...I'm nervous. I usually think dinner parties are really fun and I love to think of fabulous things to take (or how to decorate if I am hosting) but today I am only nervous. I am meeting new people and I hope they will like me. I'll let you know how that turns out. Hope your weekend is full of sparkle!