It’s another Tuesday Tidbits and we are exactly ONE week from Christmas! It truly is the most wonderful time of the year. That being said, it’s also a very busy time of the year for most people. We are no exception, I’m afraid.
We are hosting a few parties (thankfully these will occur in restaurants…not in our home) and one of them is in just a few days. After confirming (and re-confirming…and possibly re-re-confirming) the reservations, the menu, the private room, the lighting, the music and anything else I can possibly control, I’ve moved on to the name cards for each table.
For this particular event, there are gifts…lots and lots of gifts. It’s Christmas! Gifts are fun! I spent two evenings wrapping. (Although, I’m extremely thrilled that I already wrapped all of our personal gifts earlier this month.)
Personally, I love to wrap gifts (love it!), but I had to come up with a system for this one.
Naturally, I had help. So much “help.”
But, after a few hours and a couple of evenings the work (for this particular one) was done.
And while the gifts all still need ribbons (I also love ribbon…lots and lots of ribbon), they are currently in hiding. Not from the future recipients of the gifts, but from Niles. If I place them under a tree, he can’t leave them alone. But if I place them somewhere random, he couldn’t care less. All gifts will receive their ribbon just before they leave this house. Otherwise, Niles eats the ribbon. No bueno.
Over the weekend, Trent moved over a couple of fixer upper vehicles into the garage. People often ask if we use the entire garage. The answer is truly yes. (Those same people ask if the kitchen cabinets are all full. The answer is also yes.) As you can tell, Trent loves old vehicles. He has restored several vehicles over the years.
If you are anything like me, this upcoming week gets crazy and overwhelming. I encourage you to find the beauty in the simple stuff. I love to turn off lights and just have the white twinkle lights glowing. I love to have a favorite smelling candle burning. I love to do all of this while watching some cheesy Hallmark Christmas movie. I hope you can enjoy the simple stuff during this week.
Have a wonderful week and thank you for following along!