12.15.2012

Get R Done

I have not wrapped the first gift. Nope, nada, not one. So this weekend they will be wrapped and placed around the tree. It is cloudy with rain in the forecast so the perfect time to stay in, put some Christmas movies on and wrap the presents.

I have my paper and tags from Hobby Lobby and vintage Dutch twine from Dreamy Whites.

I was only going to use the brown craft paper and then while standing in the check out line at HomeGoods I see this vintage looking Santa paper and of course it hopped in my cart. Yep, those folks at HomeGoods know exactly what to place in that check out line.

So I am armed and ready to get r done.

Have you got all your shopping and wrapping done?

Prayers go out to all who are affected by the horrible tragedy in Connecticut.
Last night, on facebook, there was a comment left on an exterior shot of a home with a lot of Christmas lights saying that she could not believe this person was posting this after this tragedy and that she couldn't even turn her lights on. I know a lot of people may feel that way, but I think right now we need some "pretty" in this ugly world.

I will have some more decorating to share later.

35 comments:

  1. my wrapping is done but I just love that vintage Santa paper..some would have jumped in my cart too if I saw it there...

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  2. Love the Santa paper. I wrapped a few gifts so far. I have to get them done while the kids are at school so I have been doing a little bit here and there. Now that it's the weekend, I am trying to keep them away from the TV. I don't want to even have the conversation with them about Connecticut. They are only 6 and 8 and I want to keep them sheltered as much as I can. I can't even imagine what those families are going through right now. The sadness is overwhelming.
    -Shelley

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  3. Done! Done! Done! Our hearts and prayers go out to those families.

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  4. Ohhhh....the vintage paper is so sweet! Don't feel bad Kim, I have not wrapped any yet either!
    Enjoy your day. :)

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  5. Using your words....NOPE, NADA....still working in the decorations...I will probably be doing last minute wrapping on Christmas Eve!!!..So very far behind this year...Love the paper!!

    I had pics ready to post yesterday, but I was upset and sad that I could not find my "happy" ..you are right....we need happy and pretty.....all that we can get!..

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  6. I agree Kim. We do need some pretty. May God help those who have lost their precious loved ones.

    Love the paper, tags, and the twine is wonderful. I have all my gifts wrapped, though some are bagged. Enjoy your day!

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  7. You've inspired me, Kim, to get some wrapping done...maybe tomorrow??
    Mary Alice

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  8. Great minds think alike.... LOL! I bought all brown paper for this year, but so far we have all been so sick nothing is wrapped. Evan came down with the plague last night! My best Christmas present this year would be for this wicked stomach bug to leave our family! It is disinfectant duty again!! blessings ~ tanna

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  9. I only have a few presents purchased since we aren't celebrating with our girls until late January....again. :( But even in northern, MN we are experiencing freezing rain, which means no shopping trip to visit the brand new Hobby Lobby as scheduled either. Since I'm stuck in the house, I can finally finish the simple decorating I have planned, and even bake a few cookies! Michael's knows how to get you to spend more, too, with all the dollar items staring you in the face while you wait to check out. :@

    Happy wrapping!

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  10. Kim I still have to wrap my gifts.I will be working on that next week.Today I will be baking more.
    I am saddened and heartbroken over the tragedy.But I am choosing NOT to watch any coverage on television about this.I have not seen any coverage AT ALL.I heard about it on the radio and prayed.I don't care to hear about the person that did this and why they did it.I will continue to pray.
    Visiting your blog and other blogs helps to put a smile on face and escape the madness that just happened.To see something pretty.No I am not forgetting about what happened.But I don't need to be glued to the television or radio while they analyze a person that just murdered a bunch of children.I have a daughter in middle school and I worry about her to.I pray for her.It is a scary world.
    xx
    Anne

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  11. I love the Santa paper.

    The tragedy is horrific.

    But what we must keep in mind is that every single person grieves differently.

    Last night we lit a white candle, said many prayers AND we turned on our lights in memory of children who probably loved them.

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  12. hi Kim, when you are finished with your's please head on over to my house. I will even feed you.

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  13. That paper is so cute! Normally, I wait to wrap & then it takes forever. This year I wrapped as I bought & it's been much more manageable.

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  14. Great vintage Santa paper, Kim. I'm done wrapping everything. Just have a tricycle to put together!

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  15. Yes, I think everyone grieves differently too, I think Laura had a wonderful idea to light a candle and pray, then turn on the lights in memory of those babies who loved them.
    I love your Santa paper so much and of course the string!

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  16. I think I am done, but you know how that can go, all of the sudden you can remember just one more thing!? Today is the beginning of festivities in our home, first grandchild has arrived and more to come later in the week. going to a Christmas tea today. Love the vintage looking paper and it will look great with the bakers twine. I used black and white bakers twine to tie my tags on packages this year.I also used it to hang ornaments from my chandelier, Handy stuff!
    Enjoy your movies and wrapping,
    Kathysue

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  17. If I didn't know we were sisters, I WOULD now! I just told Jimmy this morning that I was going to wrap Christmss presents tomorrow while it rained and watch Christmas movies. LOL! Too ironic that your post said the exact same thing. I have that butchers twine too and just love it! We are going Christmas shopping today to try to finish it up. I haven't started wrapping yet either. The tree looks sad without gifts under it. I know it is sad to watch the news coverage about the school tragedy. It is extra sad because of the young ages of the victims! I can't believe that this has happened yet again and young children needlessly lost their sweet lives. I hugged Will extra hard when he got home from school yesterday!

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  18. The world need beauty and we all need to spread it around. Don't stop!

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  19. Your packaging as adorable..
    My heart goes out to the families involved. This kind of tragedy is so hard to understand.....so sad....

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  20. After such a dark day, we need the light.

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  21. Well said. We need light and even more we need normalcy when the unthinkable happens. Have a good day Kim ~ Ann

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  22. I LOVE that paper Kim. I am going to have to run to HG to see if ours has any. My heart aches for those families. It is something so unimaginable that you just have to pinch your self to make sure what you heard was real. I can see where somebody could be upset and not want to turn there lights on but for me I think of it as a reminder that we MUST remember to cherish each and every moment we have with our families. To cherish each and every wonderful holiday tradition with my children because you never know when it could be your last. Trust me those babies who are now angels above us would WANT those lights on.

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  23. I agree we need the pretty, Kim. My heart is broken for those people of course. It is such a senseless tragedy. I am NOT finished shopping or wrapping and I am going to NYC tomorrow to see the RCMH show! It is supposed to be rainy but we will make the best of it. Have fun wrapping, I love that paper too! XO, Pinky

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  24. I am wrapping tomorrow night or Monday. I have SweetCheeks here with me for the weekend.
    The Conn thing is beyond sad. There is going to be a Silence & Support from the blogging community next Tuesday- I just got posts from three or four bloggers.
    I turned all my lights on because I believe the light needs to burn for those left and that it lights the way to heart and home.

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  25. You are right, we need the pretty right now, and those babies need to see the lights that bring so much cheer. It was a sad day all around, had to put my cat Sam down after spending more than 15 years together, and I can't stop crying for everyone.......no lights last night, but tonight they go back on, love shines brightly.....

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  26. Have fun wrapping! With those choices I think they will turn out great. You are so right Kim, and I agree with the others... this world needs lots of pretty and lots of light to bring us back from tragedies like this.

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  27. I agree with all the above comments! If we don't celebrate and don't participate in the beautiful of the season then the in some way, evil wins. I pray the families effected by this horrific act feel some comfort by all of the nation lifting them in prayer.

    I LOVE your vintage wrapping paper! Happy wrapping....

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  28. I've been wrapping today too. Though our hearts are breaking, there is still a lot of good in this world along with the evil. The story of Christmas has not changed.

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  29. I, too, think we need to celebrate the season-not to take away from the tragedy-but to heal ourselves and our loved ones. We'll all just pray for all of them that they make it through the next weeks and months.
    I hope, especially right now, that everyone can let others grieve and deal with the sorrow in their own way without
    recrimations. This seems a time to think
    WHAT WOULD JESUS DO?

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  30. Kim - I love the vintage Santa paper. I might just have to try and find some of that paper for my grand daughter (for next year) - I plan on doing all my wrapping tomorrow. I agree with Sooner Laura - the story of Christmas has not changed and the good Lord has welcomed those precious angels into his arms - they will never suffer again. Love and prayers to all those affected by that senseless act of violence.
    Hugs -
    Carol

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  31. I agree with Laura. The children would have wanted us to keep the lights on.

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  32. Kim, I love that paper! I have nothing wrapped. None of the Christmas cards are even started. I have been 95% done with my shopping since Thanksgiving but haven't moved forward. It's like I lost the spirit somewhere! Many have said that the warm weather we have been having in the midwest puts a slight damper on the Christmas spirit so I'm going with that! Maybe tomorrow I can move forward!

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  33. Kim, Thank you for opening up and sharing your home, ideas to all of us I love the beauty and wonderful ideas. Our homes are the places we feel safe, express who we are, show our love to all who enter. So thank you, when my heart is broken I pray, and look to my blogging sisters to see beauty around me.

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  34. I want that vintage paper. Love it, it is perfect. All my gifts are cash this year:( Teenagers don't want presents, so I have nothing to wrap. Sorda makes me sad. I know some people hate to wrap, but I love it. Can't wait to see what you do with yours, Im sure they will be wrapped to perfection:)

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  35. I'm crazy about the vintage Santa paper. Hummm, I'll have to run to HomeGoods.

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