Sunday 23 December 2012

The Countdown Has Begun.

We had a major disaster, Chris came in from work during the week with engine grease on his shoes, so it was trailed all of the way through the hall carpet and into the living room carpet too. I was very reserved, I didn’t tear my hair out or his, I didn’t scream or shout, it wouldn’t of helped the situation if I did.

So poor guy had the carpets to deep clean Saturday, I must say he made a very good job of them too, even though the cleaner decided to act up and he had the whole thing to strip down them build back up before he could get going, thank heavens I have a handy man.

So onto the gift wrapping, I’ve made a start, you forget how long it takes until you start gathering all the bits and pieces together, I have to say though that it is all starting to look quite pretty.

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All of the children's gifts are now wrapped and I’ve made a start on the adults gifts. The good thing is I’ve had Katie Renz helping me, remember the beach stone she had engraved for me? well I have been using this as a paperweight and sitting it on top of the bows until they are set.

My trees, I only have small trees, I have 3 that i love as you take them out of the box, give them a shake, plug them in and hey presto I’m done. here is two of them.

2012-12-16 19.28.50Food shopping today, I will probable get the veggies in ready for Tuesday and I am picking up the meat early Monday morning from our local butchers, last year i made the conscious decision to buy all of my meat from him, I think it is important that we support our local shops and our butcher is second to none.

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Lori m said...

Beautiful wrapped packages and love your trees. We only have one set up this year which is much smaller then we use to. I just finished wrapping things, today was breakfast with Santa and our grandson.

Merry Christmas, hugs, Lori m

Luella said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours and all good things for 2013.

Lady Anne Milnes-Howard said...

Oh Jak, you were so good not to scream and shout when you saw the grease all over your carpets but your right of course; there isn't any point. I bet the carpets look nice now all clean for Christmas *smile* Your presents and tree's look so pretty. I would like to wish you a very happy Christmas to you and all your family and may 2013 be your best year ever...
Love ~ Lady Anne xx
Cards by Lady Anne

Dawn said...

Jak,your parcels are beautifully wrapped! I need to start on mine today! How nice that you had Katie helping! It's a wonderful time of year for remembering those no longer with us!
I love your little trees too!
Have a wonderful Christmas & A Happy New Year to you & yours!
Dawn xx

Laurian said...

Your gift look beautiful Jak! Pretty trees.
Most of my gifts are wrapped and gone as the majority of gifts have to be sent to different parts of the country but I have to say I doo like real bows and ribbons they make the pressies looks so speciaL.
I always believe everything happens for a reason so the engine oil trail must have been to ensure your carpets were nice and clean ready for your Christmas decorations!
Have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year and thanks for all the wonderful inspiration and beautiful freebie artwork you have given us through the year!



Lisa Jane said...

ooh those bows look fabulous .. and how wonderful that an angel was helping you .. love the trees too... we are braving the shops for the veggies too today
Lisa x

Daisychain said...

Your gifts look beautiful Jak and I just love your poinsettia tree. I am about to start on the second batch of baking and so far everything is going to plan (maybe I shouldn't say that out loud). This is the first time in 12 years that I have had to do the cooking but thankfully it's only for six.

Thank you so much for all the inspiration you have given me in the past year, in fact you can see what you inspired me to do recently here

I would also like to wish you and yours a very Happy Christmas and a Healthy and Peaceful New Year.

Hugs Christine x

Maryann Laursen said...

Your gifts and trees looks awesome Jak, ad I too love your bows and agree it really looks special, when we use the real ribbon and bows on the gifts.
I want to thank you so very much for all your gorgeous shares and inspiration here the past year too, and I so look forward to see lots more of your stunning creations in the new year too, and finally a very Merry Christmas to you and your family, and may this New Year be the best ever to all of us.

Tammy said...

Sounds like you are just about ready for the big day! The gifts and trees look beautiful!

Linda Simpson said...

Love the trees and the presents look stunning with the fabulous bows. Enjoy the festive season.
Linda xxx

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Turtle In The Sand said...

Well God Bless you for keeping your cool. It only makes it worse when you loose it. The oil stains are still there and everyone is upset then. Ask me how I know. :(

Love your bows Jak. I know your tree looks lovely with all of them below it. Katie is surely smiling down on them.

Have a Merry Christmas!

Jo Rice said...

Hi Jak, great looking bows and trees. .I hope you have a lovely family Christmas , lots of love and hugs. X X

Debbie J said...

You're packages look beautiful! I'm all done wrapping and am in the midst of finishing my cookie baking. Wanted to take time to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a New Year of prosperity and, most of all, health.