Amazing Gift Box
Good Morning Ladies,
We had an unexpected glorious afternoon yesterday, which meant I was able to continue with getting through the backlog of washing both from holiday and the laundry that had accumulated in the days while we were away but the girls were home. I think that we are going to start a new rule, which will be that each of them can have a Bath sheet and towel to last them from Monday to Friday, because every time I ask them to collect their laundry I kid you not there will be over 12 towels from Sophie and Lucy's bathroom alone, because they don't hang them up when they are done with them, they will chuck them on their bedroom floor, then just get a fresh one the next day because theirs is still wet in a pile on the floor! It's just ridiculous to be washing so many towels. I will get some new ones I think as some of ours are quite old. I will get each of them a different colour, that way they know which one is theirs.
The other thing that I am 'toughening up' on is meals, over the past year or so mealtimes have turned into a nightmare, I have made the mistake of asking people what they fancy for tea, of course nobody ever agrees on the same thing and where I don't cook 5 different dinners there is always somebody wanting something different. So from now on I am going to prepare a meal (with Paul's help) and if they want to eat it's there, if they don't want it they can either go without or go buy themselves an alternative, we have had way too much wasted food. I am going to start meal planning I think, it's not something I have really been bothered about before because I am a bit impulsive and I can't guarantee that I will want chicken casserole on a Wednesday night! But with Paul working so far from home and the nights starting to draw in I don't want to be going to the supermarket after he gets in from work.
What do you all do?? Are you all Meal Planners? or do you have a rotating weekly menu?
I could never be like my mum, she always had the same thing on the same night of the week, every week without fail!
Today's stunning card is my Birthday card from Our Brenda, I literally gasped when I opened the box, it is just so pretty.
Brenda has used the Stampin Up! 'Springtime Impressions' Thinlits to create the background to the card and the decorative element on the box too. The embossing folder that Brenda has used behind the die cuts is 'Petal Burst', (one of my favourites).
Brenda has them made some beautiful flowers with Fomiran (silk) I believe, they are so beautiful Brenda and look so real too. Some delicate foliage and pearls finish the card, Brenda's 'signature' piece is the Vellum Sentiment tag, which is a beautiful touch.
Brenda wrapped the card in the prettiest pink fabric, tied with a ribbon and decorated with another beautiful flower.
The handmade box really adds that touch of luxury to the experience, I will be using your idea Brenda, I love how the thinlits look on the box lid.
I was absolutely thrilled with my card Brenda, thank you so very much for going to so much trouble to create such a beautiful gift. xxxx
I am slowly trying to tidy and organise my craft room, it's just a higgledy piggledy mess and it's driving me crazy. So that's where I will be today.
Have a lovely day, however you are spending it,
Love and hugs
Ps. I went over to 'A Crafty Place' website yesterday to place another order and if you are a new customer you get an extra 15% off !