On this Christmas Eve 2015, I want to give you the top reasons I dislike gift wrapping. I mean I dislike it tremendously much -that’s the extent of my dislike! I’ll just jump right into this thing…
#1. The paper never cooperates.
I think my gift wrapping paper secretly plots against me every year. It crumples; it tears (in the wrong places); it just won’t fold right!
#2. Though not as exciting, a bag is easier. (Pretty self-explanatory)
#3. It never fails that I have to either hide in my closet to wrap gifts or wake up super early -before the little one can see anything. Hey, we have an elf and Santa Claus running around this place, so she thinks. Hence, I keep the magic going.
#4. Time, time, time. Gift wrapping is time consuming.
And #5…All that paper gets thrown away! I know we could gently unwrap the gifts, but really? The kids wouldn’t have any fun, which brings me to the “love” part of this gift wrapping thing.
I LOVE seeing the excitement and thrill the kids have when seeing their unknown goodies under the tree.
On this Christmas Eve, as you wrap that gift, it’s okay for you to hate doing this daunting task. However, have more doses of your kids excitement than doses of the dislike of gift wrapping.
Your Restyled Mom…who is all wrapped up…MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Don’t mind the mess…RestyledMom is getting crafty. #ornamentwreath
On Tuesdays, I like to do what I call a #TuesdayExchange, where I share something I’ve read of other bloggers. Today’s #TuesdayExchange is a bit late since Christmas is 3 days away and all décor should probably be up by now. This is where I tell you my secret. I am like the scrooge of Christmas decorating. I get real ‘humbuggish’ when it comes to decorating –even as a child, I wasn’t too crazy about taking all that stuff out, putting it up, then taking it all down weeks later. So, at this point, better late than never; plus, I do it for my kiddo. No need in passing this scrooge of décor on to her.
I decided to try out the Christmas wreath made of ornaments. While I liked lovepeaceandtinyfeet.com’s utilization of a wire hanger, I own no wire hangers. This may be the direct result of watching that movie “Mommy Dearest” where the mom says, “no wire hangers”. I doubt it, but sometimes, I like to self-diagnose –no matter how far-fetched the diagnoses may be. Nevertheless, in place of the wire hanger, I used a Styrofoam wreath from Hobby Lobby. I promise every time I go in this store, I feel like I need to purchase something. Hence, I have this built into my latest budget. I’m not real crafty, but I am trying to get there. That may end up being a later post –showcasing some of my “I saw it on Pinterest but when I did it, it ended up looking like this…” type of post.
I digress. Long story short, I did the wreath and added some letters (cut out from a brown box), painted and glittered by my kiddo. We now have “JOY” over the mantle, and I’m beginning to re-think this decorating thing –as long as it doesn’t require me to paint and glitter crap treasures 😉 Check out lovepeaceandtinyfeet.com for her Christmas wreath, as well as her latest post regarding “Sprinkles are for Winners”. Interesting read, in which I agree, but that’s another #TuesdayExchange.
Your Restyled Mom…who is spreading #Joy
The #Joy of being a #restyledmom
The kid and I (#RestyledMom) @ Race for the Cure
Being a mom is hard and something that we don’t always feel like we’re doing so well. Here’s an “a-Ha” moment where I realized that I AM good enough!
Source: The Day I Realized I’m An Awesome Mom – the crunchy mommy
It’s about 49 days shy of being 2016. What are your Top 3 Goals for the New Year?
There’s an Instagram post I usually see, around mid-January, which reads something like “if you’re just now planning your goals for the New Year, then you’re already late!” I’m paraphrasing, but this statement is so discouraging! However, this post is to ERADICATE the aforementioned ever applying to you; and in turn, ENCOURAGE you to #ShineIn2016!
I usually get started on my New Year’s goals in the New Year, of course. Though this time, my approach to the new year will be different. Last year, I completed my 2015 goals worksheet on January 1, 2015. While I will complete my goals worksheet again for 2016, I have started early –comparing my 2015 accomplishments (some not so accomplished) to what I am working towards in the coming year. Failure is not an option and there is no room for doubt. (Tweet This)
Just as it takes time to break a habit, it also takes time to form one. As of today, November 13, 2015, I have decided to go into 2016 already Rockin’ It! With that said #RestyledMom, let’s not get so far into 2016 waiting for our budgets, our diets, our attitudes, our _____________ (fill in the blank) to fall in line before deciding to kick your goals into high gear. You’ll glance away for what feels like a second, and before you know it, it will be 2017. The only thing you’ll be kicking is yourself –wondering where did the time go?!
Jump start your goals now! I want you to Step Out on Faith and Tweet @RestyledMom, to let me know how you are going to #ShineIn2016. Don’t just bring in 2016. Come in already Shining!
Your Restyled Mom…who wants you to #ShineIn2016