A little bit of everything

Operation Christmas Child Party and Holiday Season Kick-off

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From The Runaway Dilettante to you: welcome to the Christmas season! That means holiday posts, holiday baking, Christmas parties, Christmas decorating, holiday music, everything! I’m smiling even as I write this – I truly sometimes believe I belong in Dr. Seuss’s Whoville. Continue reading

Newspaper Wrapping – the Right Way

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We all know that thing men do. At the very last minute they take a gift and roll it up in newspaper, maybe adding a bow if we’re lucky, and then hand it off to the recipient with that “it’s wrapped, what more do you want” attitude. And I mean I don’t blame them, they probably have much better things they’d rather be doing than taking a half hour to dress up a present for that 10 seconds before someone rips it all off. Continue reading

Mother’s Day Crafting

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Happy Mothers Day! I hope you all had a wonderful time with family today and spoiled your mothers with love and little favours (my mom was so happy just because we did the morning dishes for her). I am so blessed that I still have all four grandparents alive and well, and so today we celebrated three mothers and two grandmothers at our house. And of course a Mothers Day would not be complete without gifts and cards, so I got to break out the stamping supplies and get a little creative.

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Personalizing Your Gifts

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If you’re like me, then you enjoy giving gifts as much as you love receiving them. Whether it’s for a specific occasion or simply in the spur of the moment, the joy I get from putting thought and effort into something special for a special someone is just so rewarding. Because of this love, I don’t like to stop after the picking of the gift, so I have taken to packaging my gifts with different forms of tags and cards and wrapping that lets me add an even more personalized touch. Continue reading