I was going to write about turkey, but since that is so 4 days ago I won’t.? Our Thanksgiving turned out nice despite my slight mishaps.? No homes were burned down in the process, so we’ll call it good.
I also won’t bore you with tales of chocolate.? After the past month I am sure you are getting tired of it.? But for those who follow my Twitter feed… I’m sorry.? It’s going to be the all chocolate all the time channel for a while.
Instead I’m going to do the Nelson* dance over here and gloat about how I have 90% of my Christmas shopping done.? That’s right.? Done.? And!? And, I didn’t even have to step foot in a mall.? This year I am taking the Handmade Christmas pledge.? 99% of my gifts this year are handmade.? The only exception will be the boy’s.? I am not capable of making a bike or a guitar and a 4 year old does not need a handmade guitar.
At this point my whole family is making that noise.? The one that says, “oh dear lord not a hand knitted ugly sweater.”? Have no fear family dear… your gifts will kick ass this year.? You see… I’m not making all of them.? I hand selected everything from various artists and am letting them do the work.? Smart girl wouldn’t you say?
So this is where I want to hear from the internets.? What do you think of handmade gifts?? Love them, hate them?? And would you ever consider making the Handmade Pledge?
*A stupid dance the trusty husband’s bff does when he gets to gloat about something.