12.09.2011

Celebrating the sparkle...

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The snow on the ground from Wednesday night made every room in our house sparkle yesterday. It was beautiful in a way I simply hadn't anticipated. Instead of running errands, the kiddos and I decided to celebrate the sparkle and spent the whole day at home, baking cookies, making homemade wrapping paper, and wrapping gifts.

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handmadeWe only used markers and kraft paper, but they were both so thrilled to be making wrapping paper! Instead of ribbon, we used neon pink flagging tape from the hardware store to make bows.

handmadeThe toy on the top is a Haba Magica Clutch toy; it's one of our go-to baby gifts. EZ E was particularly satisfied to see gifts wrapped in his drawings. I also used it as an opportunity for him to practice his writing. This morning, my friend Sosser shared this article about taking time to celebrate the seemingly mundane moments in life. That's what yesterday was all about.

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7 comments:

  1. fantastic idea! Also I am coveting your snow...and the sparkle :)

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  2. Awww, this makes me wish really bad that I had kids!!! What a great post! And whoever receives such a niftily wrapped gift has my envy :)

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  3. You guys are so creative, it always looks like you're doing great activities at home. Love the wrapping!

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  4. um, I have got to know what kind of ribbon that is? must know! so what kind is it?

    thanks!

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  5. Thanks everyone! :) The ribbon is neon pink flagging tape from the hardware store.
    xo,
    Abbey

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  6. Love the concentration on their faces ;) the final result is ace too!

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  7. I love, love, love this. The colors make me happy just looking at them! I write a blog about gift wrapping and am getting ready to move back to my hometown, where my sister is expecting her first (yay!). This is awesome baby shower gift inspiration. Thanks!

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