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“Stocking Gift” and “Candy Wreath”

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Christmas Stocking for my two kitties…

BIG MISTAKE!…

I bought them some small containers of “wet food” Meow Mix…

They only eat the dry… and it HAS to be Original Meow Mix… OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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I divided a can between them… and as you see they loved it!…

So much in fact… that they would go to their stocking… hanging up and look at it and MEOW!…

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Jill got full quicker than Kit Kit… and left some of hers…

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Kit Kit spied Jill’s leftovers…

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and cleaned both plates!

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I saw this idea for a Candy Cane Wreath…

and even though it was Christmas Eve Day...

I decided to go through with the project since I had already bought the Candy Canes…

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It took two boxes… using 22 of the 24…

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Cutting out a circle from an old Christmas Card I had… It needed to be slightly heavy in weight…

I started hot gluing the canes with the cellophane still on along the straight sides…

in sets of 2… keeping them flat… 

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Gluing the tips of the crooked ends together and placing the ends on the circle of cardboard…

gluing them too!… leaving about 1/2 inch apart around the circle…

As you see… a heart-shaped pattern was forming…

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I cut out another piece of cardboard (old Christmas Card)… and placed it on top of the canes...

I then cut a circle of printed wrapping paper to cover cardboard…

A pretty picture on a card would be nice also… or even a photo… 

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Added a bow I had to center… and hung with a ribbon in my kitchen…

Simple and pretty!…

I might change out the center for Valentine’s Day…

since it is a heart design… and get some more use of this pretty wreath!

 

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Last night while Carson visited… I drew a Christmas Stocking Stocking and told him to look through a catalog I had k18732834 …

Pick out… cut out… pictures of things he might like… and glue them on the stocking…

WOW!… did I get a stocking full!… of ideas… OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

BB Gun… Ping Pong Table… Headphones/Speaker… Remote Control Car… but the best one was a fold up bed for friends when they come to spend the night!

Now to see… what Santa has already put in his sack of toys tagged for Carson! k20358142 before I actually purchase!

 

 

Christmas Gift Giving…

I’ve started stashing a few presents for Christmas… I have to buy a few things at a time… with our money coming in on certain days… u13311684

YOU know what I mean!…

and the every day bills are still there… and food needs to be bought sfo0814… and gas for the car…

We do draw names with the adults in our immediate little family… consisting of 7 of us…

I suggested it last year and everyone jumped at the ideak15480118 … and we are continuing this tradition… Thank Goodness!…

I have three Grandkids… and have a budget ( certain amount I spend ) for their gifts too…k4399683

They like gifts… ( wrapped presents ) x18728389and maybe a gift card… to a favorite storek4809558

and it makes me so happy buying something I feel they will really use or enjoy…

I give this great thought…

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My husband , my son who lives with us and myself… fill each other’s Christmas Stocking including our cat, Jill’s…

We are not allowed to peek until Christmas Eve night when everyone has left for the night…

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My niece gave my son “A Christmas Story” stocking last year for fun… since she knows that’s one of his favorite Christmas Movies…A-Christmas-Story-30

Mine is a quilted one…

My husband’s is the Santa and Jill has a kitty on hers… which is only appropriate for a cat!

Our own private little celebration…

Our own little tradition!…

And we are so surprised at our own ingenuity in finding items that fit into the area of a sock u17965586and are items that each will enjoy! 

We do good!

Other than these few gifts… I draw names with my BUNCO group… and we exchange when we go out to eat to a favorite restaurant…k13712070

When we go to my niece’s house for a pre-Christmas get-together… Women bring a $10.00 lady gift… and the men bring a $10.00 man gift… ( if you want to participate… which is optional ) and then a game is played where everyone ends up with something…sma0111

Fun and not expensive

The men seem to have more fun than the ladies… passing a certain present from one to another… like it’s worth more than the $10.00 paid!…

The children here… also draw names… with each other… and they are all satisfied… u23842863

I feel we have become smarter in our thinking on this gift giving idea…

Less stress…

Less a financial burden…

and we have learned that just being togethermardep0013s

enjoying good food prepared by all  x10497109

is the best Christmas Present we could ever have!

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