When we bought our house, we quickly decided that the extra two bedrooms would be an office for each of us. Both Jim and I have work-from-home components to our jobs - his when the weather is bad, and mine during breaks from teaching as I plan and lecture write - and it’s immensely helpful… Continue reading My Home Office Christmas Decorations
Considering that Tuesday was Valentines Day, I'm uhhhhh a little late on this, but I did want to share with you my Gift Tags for this past Christmas, as I was really happy with how they came out. I kind of stole part of the idea from my Aunt, who has always taken her gift… Continue reading My Christmas Gift Tags
Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a happy and fun-filled holiday season - the Christmas/New Year's season is by far one of my busiest, so I'm still playing catch-up a bit here. I've got a couple New Year's related posts on the docket for the next week, but in general am still cleaning stuff… Continue reading HAPPY 2015!!!
Christmas is my favorite holiday. Hands down. People like me are the reason Christmas stuff is already flooding store shelves in October. Starting the day after Thanksgiving, I basically turn into a 5 year old as the lights and decorations start getting dragged out - that is, if I haven't already gotten too excited and… Continue reading A “Meh”rry Christmas…
I hope everyone had a lovely holiday. Ours here at Magpie Making Do was crazy and chaotic as always. My status as musical sell sword had me running to and fro all Christmas Eve, and the usual family engagements kept me busy for the rest of the time. I didn't even get a chance to… Continue reading Another Christmas Come and Gone
This year is the first year since moving out that I have my own, full size christmas tree. We’ve never been real tree people - my mom is the daughter of a fire chief and her whole side of the family is staunchly pro-fake tree. Too many holidays in their childhoods were interrupted by fire… Continue reading My First Grown-up Christmas Tree