What is your favorite holiday, and why?
Most definitely, Christmas! Starting the day after Thanksgiving, I go into holiday mode, and I love every single minute of it. The lights, trees, music, giving, food, traditions, friends & family, celebrating the birth of Christ–all of it is wonderful.
What is your favorite Christmas tradition?
Every year our little family bundles up and goes to cut down our own Christmas tree on the day after Thanksgiving. We take a hayride out to where the trees are, then we walk up and down the aisles of trees, looking for the perfect one. Once we find it, my husband cuts it down with a saw, and we drag it back to the truck, and tie it on top. The smell of the trees, the crispness in the air, and the crunch of the snow all contribute to one of the very best days of the year! We follow it up with hot chocolate, making sugar cookies, and decorating the tree. LOVE it!
What is your all-time favorite Christmas movie?
Meet Me in St. Louis. I LOVE LOVE it!
What has been the best present you’ve ever received, and why?
My favorite gifts are always the one from my kids. I love the glued-on macaroni, glitter, lumps of clay formed into snowmen, and wreaths made of plastic bags. They are so excited to give them to me, and it truly comes from their little hearts. I treasure them, and one day when they’re not so little anymore, they will bring me fond memories of Christmases past!
5. Why do you blog?
As a mom of small children, blogging is one of the ways that I can spend do something for me–it keeps me sane! I also love to create, to share that with others, and enjoy the amazing blogging and crafting community.
Looking for a fun way to package treats or small gifts? I’ve got the perfect thing! I took paper lunch sacks and sent them through my printer, making an all-in-one bag and tag. It’s simple, inexpensive, and SO fun! You could actually do this for any holiday, birthday, or as an invitation, too!