From grocer to giftwrap...

This year I decided to use Trader Joes grocery bags as gift wrap.  I love craft paper, and the bits of red and white print made it the perfect holiday paper...

I used a set of very old (from my childhood) wax seals to give the tops of the gifts a little interest...

Very simple, and free paper ;)

In other news, my daughter and son played the parts of elves for Mrs. Claus checks in.  They had so much fun visiting families and children all over the area from Thanksgiving to just last weekend.

A very good friend of mine just wrote her first book, Shaggy Dog Eats.  The kids and I have had so much fun baking and preparing all of the amazing recipes in it.  The doxies are also very happy with the book, but for obvious reasons.

Christmas dinner will be just us and the kids this year.  Travis is working all day, but we will be together tomorrow night for dinner and exchanging gifts.  This year is so different from past years, but I am looking forward to new traditions.

From my family to yours- have a lovely holiday and a beautiful new year...


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you, Debby. A very merry Christmas to you!

  2. Merry Christmas! I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday!

  3. Hope your holiday was wonderful and you made some new traditions!

  4. Merry Christmas! Blessings for the New Year :)


Thanks so much for popping in. I appreciate all of your lovely comments...Tricia