The best part too- the homemade stuff!
I finally finished my Karen Foster advent calendar for the kiddos. Not nearly as fancy smancy as some of the ones I've seen but I know they will love this thing(especially when they realize it will be full of lil things for them). I love starting new traditions with my kids. I wonder what I can put in it when they are 21 and 24? [insert rolling eyes smiley]
You can't tell from the pic but there are A LOT of stickles on there. I <3 stickles! Need to still figure out what I can put in it for baby that she won't want to swallow and choke to death on. But for the boys I picked up micro cars- they don't make Micro Machines anymore so the good santa that I am I searched kijiji, drove to the other side of the city, and picked up a $4 lil bucket full! Santa is really liking kijiji this year (and no santa is not 100% sure how to spell it ;)
I've also been making Christmas presents.Here is something I'm really proud of.....
My first batch of lip balms (vanilla)! Aren't they soo cool? The recipe (flavoring, beeswax, sweet almond oil, cocoa butter, coconut oil, vitamen E oil) was super easy too- I will definitely be making more (okay I am going to make a dozen orange creamsicle before bed!) I also picked up a digital kitchen scale to try my hand at soap (lye)- stay tuned to see if/ when I manage to burn myself or others in the family. :P It'll be the Christmas everyone remembers because their skin was red and raw from their new soap.