Let's start with the giving part of this post. I saw my BFF Marcia this weekend. Her husband, cute baby Jack and she moved into a house just recently so I wanted to give them a little something as a housewarming gift. It was a sign from Target (love that place) that reads: And they lived happily ever after. I wrapped it is kraft colored paper, but knew that I wanted to make a cute little sleeve to dress up the package. I found a package of houses at my local LSS for only $1.50 (hello, how great is that price). Then, I went back to my stash and favorite paper line to grab this tree. I had cut it from the Pink Paislee paper a while back, but never used it. I think it works perfectly here. After a few alterations, this was created. A helpful hint if you would ever consider making one---score the lines where you will place the folds. It just creates a crisp edge!
Tomorrow is my second favorite holiday of the year! A time to give thanks and ruin your diet! When I tucked Nathan in last night, I was explaining the concept of being "thankful". Being only 4 years old, he doesn't quite get that word so I attached other words like lucky, happy, blessed. We even chatted about God a bit, how He has given us so many blessings. As he dozed off, I just stared and thought about how grateful I am. My life is wonderful despite those bad days, unachieved goals (that might not always be as important as I think), and stressful expectations. Those things need to be put in their place, not allowed to overshadow all that is amazing. Maybe it is all about perspective. Those things help you remember what you are thankful for. So I officially shout out, "I am blessed. I am happy. I am thankful."
Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! May it be filled with good memories, good food, and good fun.