Friday, July 30, 2010

Vacation time

Woohoo, vacation time is here! I'm not actually doing anything interesting, just taking time off of work. I'm hoping that I can get some knitting done. Lately I just feel this need to create things or organize things or basically do something productive. It's hard right now since the kids are so young. I try to keep that in perspective and remember to enjoy the moments with them, since the knitting projects will always be there, the messes will always be there, but the kids will grow up. Still it's hard to balance mommyhood with everything. I think vacation will be a good time to find the balance in both.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Basket fun

When I am giving people a present, I like to give baskets. They are a good way to do something unique and fun. I was able to give a couple of baskets recently - my sister got married and had a baby! For her wedding I gave her and her husband a coffee and tea basket. I included two of the reusable cups, one for hot drinks and one for cold drinks. I also included chai tea, black tea, fruit tea, coffee packets and creamer.

I also made a basket filled with baby stuff for her. I included a blanket, two sets of booties and two burp cloths. I still want to add a little something for mom and big sister, but this is almost everything that will go in the basket.

The last thing is a diaper cake. While not a basket, it is still a neat way to give a creative gift! It was used as the centerpiece for the baby shower.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Funny Coincidences

Sometimes I think I share a brainwave with my husband. The renewal on tags for our car was due today and I had asked him to buy stamps yesterday because we were completely out. Well I left for work this morning without getting the stamps from him and putting the renewal in the mail. Ten minutes into the drive I remembered and picked up my cell to call him (yes I know - shame on me for talking and driving). At the very moment I started dialing, he called me. And what makes it even funnier is that he was calling me to see if he should take care of them. Too Funny!