I can’t believe that Christmas is just around the corner. In fact there are only 7 weeks until Christmas.
I love Thanksgiving for its family time and voicing all the wonderful blessings (and there are many) that have been bestowed on us during the year but Christmas is my all time favorite holiday. I remember the anticipation of the Christmas season when I was a child. The Christmas programs at church when you had a part to say and you practiced it for weeks. The beautiful new dress I always got to wear and the “clippy” shoes that went along with the outfit !!! My grandparents lived in Toledo, Ohio and, when we were small, we would make the 1 1/2 hour trip with the presents all piled in the trunk. I still love all the sparkly lights and Tom and I usually visit at least 1 Christmas light display every year. The best part of Christmas for me is the giving. To brain storm all the ideas for just the perfect gift. To shop and hunt for that gift. To wrap it up in pretty paper and then to see the joy in the eyes of the recipient.
When I saw the post for a Christmas ornament exchange I knew I had to participate !!!! What a wonderful way to met new blogger friends !!!!
Thanks Erlene from My Pinterestventures for hosting this exchange – it was great fun !!! She got together 80+ of us to share and exchange ornaments – both purchased and handmade. Stop by Erlene’s blog during the next 14 days to see all the fabulous ornaments that were exchanged !!
I was paired with Brittany from DIY Just Cuz. Take a look at her awesome web site. Brittany and her 2 cousins have amazing DIY projects. I saw several projects that I would love to work on. Be sure to read her About Page for a sweet love story and some cute critter pics.
Now on to my ornament shopping trip. My husband Tom and I headed off to our local Michaels store. Brittany likes country so I was on the look out for ornaments that would fit in her style.
Look at these festive arrangements !!! They really get me into the Holiday mood. But, I need to get on to my ornament shopping.
But I get distracted again. Everything is so pretty !!!
How about this evergreen scarf !!??!!
Or maybe a new lapel flower or hair clip !!!
Saw more beautiful displays – oh, yes – I’m supposed to be shopping for Brittany !!!
Maybe this isn’t the look I’m aiming for – country it is not !!!
Finally – I think I nailed it.
So, off to Brittany these cute country ornaments will go. I hope they grace her tree for years to come and let her know how much fun I had shopping for her. Just a note – there is no cow ornament included !!
My partners today in the ornament exchange are:
Check out each of these fabulous web sites to see what creative bloggers we have as they each share their ornament story today !!
I pray that your holidays will be blessed and you will spend it with those you love.