It's been one of those weeks that absolutely disappeared on me. Maybe this review will help me remember what I did with it.
After the rain, the temperature began to drop on Monday. I knocked out chores, packaging more Etsy orders, and the grocery shopping. And, we found a reason to celebrate.
Tuesday was the first of December. It took me a little waking up before I realized that also meant it was the first day of Carve December! I'll share each day's stamp a little further down in this post so you can see them grouped together. I worked on and off all day and finished it with a disaster of a desk. I'll spare you the pictures and instead share our yummy dinner.
We woke to freezing temperatures on Wednesday.
The freeze wilted a lot of our delicate plants and even most of our ferns. But, I discovered this one that was working on clinging in there.
I spent the morning working on several business tasks. Once it warmed up, I helped Pat paint primer on the shed until we rain out of paint. This is the before.
I was exhausted from painting and convinced Pat to order out for dinner (woohoo!)
We thought we might get more painting done on Thursday, but rain was predicted. We did take a look at the paint swatch on the shed.
Before trying to head out to shop, I noticed that the camellias were blooming. I had to stop and admire them.
On Friday, I handled a few tasks at home and ran to the Southern Antiques and Accents to update the booth.
After that, I spent the whole afternoon knocking out more Christmas shopping. While I hate putting myself at risk out in the public, there were just some things I couldn't purchase online.
Since most of the shopping was done, I spent some of Saturday decorating in the house.
We still haven't decided if we're going to get a tree this year or not, I feel a little more festive with at least a few baubles out. I'm hoping to make a few things too if I can ever decide what!
I also decided to begin Kasia's Advent Calendar course from Everything Art. And, in true "me" fashion, I first created a new journal.
While I did that (and a few other things on my to-do list), Pat and his sister were outside tearing the tin off one of the lean-tos attached to the pole barn. Somehow I was able to get out of that task!
Here's a look at the stamps I've carved each day this week for #CarveDecember.
And, that was my week!
I stayed so busy that I didn't have much time for other inspiration but did find a few things that might spark your creativity.
- As I said above, I'm feeling the ich to create some Christmas decorations and keep stumbling on great tutorials. Here are 21 Free Patterns for Felt Ornaments.
- Jen at EPBOT always finds the best stuff. She recently shared 10 Christmas Crafts that Inspired Her.
- If you're looking to make some of your gifts this season, Sadie Seasongoods has a list of 150+ Creative DIY Christmas Gifts.
- For good measure, here's one more ornament pattern. This time, it's embroidery hoop ornaments.