last minute gift ideas

DSC_7958-copyThis post was originally inspired by Rubyellen’s Three Easy Gift Ideas on her blog CAKIES. While I couldn’t think of any friends or family members specifically that would relish her handcrafted gifts, I thought that each were so simple yet inventive and definitely needed a mention. 

These are some of her selections.

DSC_8044-copy1. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

DSC_8016-copy2. The Stockings Were Hung by the Chimney With Care

If you were looking for other quick presents to DIY, check out these previous tutorials from HSB.

img_341. Woodland Snow Globe

reindeer32. Reindeer Plate

Only two more days!



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  1. I would hang a stocking and would love a stocking….. But I would have to fill it myself!! Remember Mr. Bean? He wrapped his own present. And I think it was Teddy by hats what I feel like!!!

  2. Hoping this Holiday brings you both much joy Emory!!! Cheryl x

  • Welcome, friends! My name is Emory. I am a wife, mother of two (one earthside and one with the angels), and an animal rescuer. This is our life on the Canadian prairies.

  • Man, did Remy and I have a standoff this morning. All because she didn’t want to wear socks with her boots. She threw a massive tantrum, and I yelled at her. Afterwards, we went for our walk and everything was back to normal. That is, aside from her puffy eyes and tear-stained face. My poor girl. Parenting can be so hard sometimes. Thank goodness for children being so resilient. 
That disaster behind me is nearly gone. We’re currently installing the last of our kitchen shelves, and our new sink arrived this morning. I’m excited to have a less cluttered spare room!
Have a wonderful week, everyone. This room has not yet been touched by us. It is our master bedroom. Everything about it (aside from our furniture) is exactly the same as when we purchased our home. I think that if we do list in the near future, it will be the only room in our house that we did not renovate. Part of me wants to stay just to finish it. A small part.
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