We'll start with my new boots! Ok, these technically weren't a Christmas gift. But, they were a gift to myself! You see, every year my Grandma gives us a gift in the shape of a signed piece of paper with her bank routing number on it- yup- a check! So I decided that my shoe collection needed to be expanded and so I bought these!
Ahh I love them! In fact, I have worn them EVERY single day of break. I even tried to find an outfit that I could wear them with tomorrow when I go back to work. I think my students would like them, but somehow I can't picture myself being that teacher who teaches in, well, boots! Moving on...
Has anyone seen my next favorite? Now where did I put it? Let me look again... Ahh! There it is!!
It is Where's Waldo for the Nintendo DS. I don't know about you, but I love a good hunt, whether it's in a thrift store, or on a video game, this has already provided me with hours of brain-exercise (vegging out). So fun!
Speaking of fun, spray painting will be oh-so-fun to do with the help of the Spray Grip! I saw this at my parent's this fall when my mom and I were working on these and it took all of me not to go out and buy one right away. Ok, I'll admit it, I looked for it in the store, but couldn't find it. I dropped some major hints that I wanted one pretty bad and voila! It showed up in my hands on Christmas evening. Thanks mom! Can't wait to see what I paint next...
All that paint will probably need to be cleaned up and I will be able to use my Pottery Barn-inspired towels that my Aunt (remember her from here and here) monogrammed for me and the hubby! I LOVE these! They are so plush and oh-so chic! Perfect!
And finally, I do believe I have saved the best for last, only because this last gift was made for me by a fellow Red Headed Crafter. No, I am not talking about my cute Mom, I am talking about my BROTHER! Was I ever surprised (and later moved to tears) when I opened up the silhouette of my precious baby (dog), Tulah! He took pictures along the way, so look for those in a later post, but check out his work. FYI: He used an actual picture of my doggie that he traced to make the silhouette.
This truly was a wonderful holiday season. At times I could feel the magic of the season, and I am grateful to my husband, our families and our friends for making it so special!