Friday, December 12, 2014

D is for (Package) Decorations

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Yep, it's Alphabe Thursday on Friday, and it's going to be a short and sweet. Anyone who has received a gift from me in the past few years knows that I am notoriously lazy when it comes to wrapping presents. I'm not very good at it, and I hate that most wrapping paper ends up right in the garbage. It seems like such a waste. So typically I buy a pack of tissue paper, stuff presents into old gift bags and shopping bags, write recipient names on leftover card making paper scraps, and call it good.

I put a lot of effort into the gifts themselves (is it a surprise that I always make a number of gifts?), and needless to say, the wrapping doesn't reflect that effort. So I'm stepping it up this year and going with a "brown paper packages tied up with string" theme that includes reusable decorative items and fun little goodies, like candy and ornaments. The following reveals just a little taste of what's to come. I will do my best to get some pictures of my wrapped presents later this month.





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Thursday, December 4, 2014

C is for Christmas Decorations

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Christmas is the only holiday where I really put up a lot of decorations. Jake loves Christmas decorations, too, and always helps me get things up right after Thanksgiving. Every year our collection gets better and better. Today I'm sharing just a little peek at Christmas in my house. Enjoy.























 
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Thursday, November 27, 2014

B is for By the Way...Happy Thanksgiving!

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To those of you celebrating the holiday today, Happy Thanksgiving! I hope that you enjoy it, regardless of how you're celebrating. I'm sharing a few quick pictures of the pumpkin pie that I made last night for the family festivities this weekend. I wasn't in charge of cooking a whole meal this year, but of course I still volunteered to do some of the baking.






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Thursday, November 20, 2014

A is for Art Museum

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Yep, we're going again! If you've always thought about doing Alphabe Thursday, this is a great time to start participating.

I'm starting off simple with a classic: the Milwaukee Art Museum. I've featured it in previous Alphabe Thursday posts for the letter A. (See the orange statue across from it? I also featured it for the letter C in the last round.) The Art Museum is a Milwaukee institution, and it never gets old. I took these pictures back in September. Enjoy.







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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Z is for Golden Hour at the Zoo

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We've reached the end of the alphabet yet again! Congrats to all who have been playing along. For those who are simply here to read, I hope that you've enjoyed the ride. I plan to play along again if it keeps going.

Today I'm sharing pictures from this summer when I spent the golden hour at the Milwaukee County Zoo for the first time during one of their Sunset Zoofari events. Enjoy.












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