holiday gift extravaganza: day three

Can you believe it’s Wednesday already? Tomorrow…the big turkey day. Already? This past week has gone by so fast! And when I say ‘past week’, I mean since last Friday when we ventured down to California to be with my side of the family for Thanksgiving. And on our way down, we had some hairy weather just outside Cedar City–where we saw so many accidents, including this: 



It was pretty intense for about 20 miles of this. We probably saw 15 accidents, including a couple rollovers. A lot of people had slid off the road. Let’s just say it wasn’t a good moment.

And luckily we have friends staying at our house to take care of Otis. I think he knew we were leaving. Kass found a friend for him to stay with, but upon meeting them at their place a few days before, he was incredibly anxious and whining  and I think he could sense what was going on. That, and maybe it had something to do with the pig that someone had in their condo next door.  We also tried to take him to the groomer the next day, but I think he could still feel what was going on and we didn’t even make it out of our neighborhood. This dog, which usually is beyond excited for a ride, was pacing in the back of the car and whining with his leash in his mouth.

Yeah. That groomer thing didn’t happen. He just knew we were leaving and thought we were taking him somewhere else for that. So we thought it would be best to see if we could get someone to stay at the house and that seems to be much better for him. The cat, on the other hand, is with my sister.

But then last night we got a little of this to balance out our universe’s week in review.


A little day trip to Santa Monica Pier. Went there for the photo op and beach experience for the kids. My sister-in-law came too. We all ate at Bubba Gumps and had a great time all around. Great waiter at the BG too. So funny.

Been doing lots of stuff and if you follow me on Facebook, you’ll have seen some of the other stuff going on. I’ll do a recap next week. :)

In the meantime, let’s get to the business at hand!

 On today’s lineup we have some great little treat/gift bags from Miss Naomi! These are perfect for parties, for little gifts for your neighbors or teachers…soooo many different things!

[ Designs | Christmas Countdown (gingerbread cookie cutter) / This+That: Christmas (christmas tree, merry&bright) / A Very Retro Christmas (snowflake+card) / Happy Holidays / December 25 (‘cookies’) ]


I just love the whole DIY of this! They look so cute and crafted. Who wouldn’t want a gift in these cute little packages? They are just lovely!

Here’s what Naomi has to say:

I decided to make some DIY treat bags! I loving giving away cookies and candy at the holidays and what better way than with a handmade treat bag! I am making these for all my kids’ teachers this year! If you are not a baker substitute out cardstock for the parchment paper and fill with a gift card! This is great for homemade candy as well.. I always make glazed almonds which are going in the bags this year! Fill with cookies or mini apple pies.. but have fun! 
First of all, I Cut a 5 by 10 piece of parchment paper and folded it in half. I cut a 5 b5 square of burlap, and zig zag stiched the parchment to the burlap, leaving a hole up top to fill with treats.  I then embellished with doilies, patterned paper, KBS journaling cards and KBS die cuts.. some I glittered and some I sprayed with ink mists for the perfect color to match my papers.

I then cut office tabs for the top, and when they are full, I will staple the office tab shut.  I used my tiny attacher (mini stapler) and sewing machine a lot on this project as adhesive will NOT stick to parchment paper.. found that out the hard way. Anyway, hope this inspires to cook up something fun this holiday!


Well boys and girls. Tomorrow is the big holiday! Got something fabulous from Nichol to share too, so be sure to tune in.

Now, I’m wondering, who here is a big Black Friday crazy person out to get the best deals at the wee-est of early morning hours?

Not for me. I’ll just be staying here on my computer in the comfort of my home. ;)

2017-10-17T21:09:47+00:00 November 27th, 2013|naomi atkins, projects|0 Comments

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