First of all, I am quite proud of the creative and cheap wrapping techniques we used when packaging gifts this Christmas.
The only thing I bought was a roll of red and white baker’s twine to add a little festive touch to some gifts – The rest of the wrapping material comes from brown paper bags from the grocery store, sheets of magazine pages that have been taped together, bits of ribbon from packages I have received and other recycled pieces of paper.
As you can tell from my Holiday Blog Hop post, this year was all about the handmade gifts for me. I both gave and received some pretty amazing goodies from indie artisans:
We also had fun tormenting my Dad’s dog, Tucker.
And finally, I treated myself to a little something! – I have been looking for a pair of tall, leather boots for a while now, and I swore to myself that I would not pay an arm and a leg for Fryes … But I confess, I broke down and bought some … At a very affordable price on eBay!
They smell deliciously leathery, keep my toes toasty warm and just look badass – They are a little more red than I was anticipating from the online photo, but I have grown very fond of them and, since I tend to wear mostly neutral “boring” colors, I think these little boots will add a nice pop of rusty color.
What sort of awesome goodies did Santa bring you this year?
Where you can find some of the gifts you see here:
- Wooden Necklace by Peeko (also available in Black)
- Silly Plush by Fluffy Flowers
- Ugly Xmas Sweater Tee by Vardagen