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Month: December 2012

Happy 2013!

Happy 2013!

Tweet It’s my last post of the year. 2012 was a scary year with lots of unexpected surprises thrown in the mix. My husband and I finally made our move to Hawaii halfway through. I said goodbye to a lot of good friends. And I […]

Catching Up to Christmas: More Wrapping Paper Ideas

Catching Up to Christmas: More Wrapping Paper Ideas

Tweet UpDaTe: One more gift came in. Scroll down to see how I used leftover craft paper and tissue to wrap the last gift. Well I finally caught up to all my Christmas tasks. I blame it on the Hawaii culture. Makes me slow and […]

A Wrapping Paperless Holiday

A Wrapping Paperless Holiday

This year I vowed not to buy any holiday wrapping paper. Why? It’s unnecessary wastes that gets used for a few days and then thrown away.

I knew not using any Christmas wrapping paper would take some rethinking or should I say re-wrapping my Christmas wrapping mindset. But I was up for the challenge. Especially since I didn’t really didn’t do any new DIY Christmas decorations this year. We even went sans tree and opted for a little Christmas vignette with crafts I made last year:

Christmas Decoration

As for those Christmas presents, I’ve been able to meet the challenge with tissue paper (reused from presents I’ve gotten throughout the year), pretty packages (I’ve also saved), and even a small painting that I decided wasn’t “hang worthy.” Here’s a few gifts I’ve wrapped with things I had around the house (ribbons I’ve saved from our wedding 4 years ago).

DIY Wrapping Paper

{This one was from a pretty package I cut into wrapping paper and a ribbon saved from our wedding.}

Hand-painted Wrapping Paper

{This DIY wrapping paper was actually a watercolor painting I wasn’t completely happy with. But it does make a good gift wrap.}

DIY Wrapping Paper

{A few more of my tissue papered gifts with a Mason jar I use hold ribbons I collect throughout the year.}

What about you?

Are you DIY-ing with wrapping paper this year?

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Loving What You Got

Loving What You Got

Tweet It’s not always easy to look down at your cracked shoes, your too light wallet, your larger-than-life thighs and say to yourself, “Gee, I love my life!” But I’m going to tell you why it’s hard not to. Even though you could list hundreds […]

Finding Your Life’s Purpose

Finding Your Life’s Purpose

Tweet I used to think that finding your purpose was as impossible as finding your keys on a busy morning. It was something you couldn’t do on your own. And it had to involve a little hair pulling and be stress inducing. So I did […]

Friday’s Inspirational Quote: On Light and Dark

Friday’s Inspirational Quote: On Light and Dark

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Making Peace With Where You Are Right Now

Making Peace With Where You Are Right Now

Tweet I’m going to confess something that I’m sure 90% of you won’t understand or agree with. Here it is. I hate living in Hawaii. Okay maybe hate is too harsh of a word. “Strongly dislike” or “difficult to adjust” may be closer to what […]

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