Sunday, November 18, 2012

Monday is Mom-day

Sunday, November 18, 2012
Yes, we start them young in our house. :)
So, here we are, back to blogging. :)  I have been feeling the pull, the desire to create and share and inspire and be inspired.  So here I am.  I can't promise that I'll be an amazing blogger any time soon.  Right now I am in the throes of sewing bunches and oodles of wallets.
I am loving them.  They are lovely and selling faster than I can make them. :)  It's a wonderful problem to have, especially heading into the holiday season when the extra cash is helpful for all the expenses that come with this time of year.
Mass production leaves little time for creative projects, but I have the feeling that I will need the break from the wallets every once in a while, so hopefully there will be some fun stuff coming.
We are getting back into the swing of things, but as with everything sometimes you swing one direction and sometimes you swing back the other.  Balance is a funny thing.  So, here's to hoping we don't go too far one direction or the other and we find a nice happy place here. lol
Today, I want to leave you with a question.  I'm sure I've asked it before, but I am sincerely wondering how you keep Christmas celebrations from being all about the gifts.  Even if they only get one gift, my kids want items that cost from $100-$200 dollars.  I really don't think it's what the holiday is all about, but I also don't want to disappoint my children.  I want our celebration to be meaningful, purposeful as well as fun.  What have you done to add some meaning and depth to your own celebrations?  I'm really looking forward to hearing what you have to say.
Until next time.
xoxo,
Amy

11 comments:

Kristie said...

I don't know how to do this. I have 3 kids, all 5 and under. And some in-laws that Christmas is all about the presents(which drives me nuts!). For me, I don't spend much, and try to make some of it. And the kids are still young enough to not know any better. We do try to spend some time together as our family. Family movies, seeing Christmas lights, main street life parade(our city does it every year), we do the little things together. And maybe that is the big thing, doing things together.
Please do share what you find out. I am very interested to know how others do this!

Prudence said...

These are fabulous! And that is a wonderful problem to have (selling out)!!

Caroline @ Artfully Caroline said...

Your littlest one is such a cutie :). Love the wallets too

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

Love the picture of the babe! The wallets are gorgeous... Really great fabric combos. I don't have any advice on the gifts because my girls aren't old enough yet to want the expensive stuff :) There's a pin I've seen floating around that says to give your kids one thing they want, one thing they need, one things they'll wear, and one thing they'll read.

chris said...

I agree with Gwen. I love the idea of keeping things simple. We're open enough with our kids about our finances that they know not to ask for something outrageous.

Muriel said...

We are very specific in giving our kids three gifts, because that's what the Savior received. Granted, they still get stuff from Santa and it definitely gets harder the older they get and the more expensive their tastes get, but we try to help them with the underlying principle. We also try to read a story and scripture and sing a hymn every day of the month.

Maddock Family said...

how can I buy a wallet????

Maddock Family said...

how can I buy one?

Maddock Family said...

where can I buy one?

Maddock Family said...

how can I buy a wallet????

Amy at Ameroonie Designs said...

If you are interested in purchasing a wallet you can e-mail me, or leave a comment with you e-mail address and I will be in touch. I'm working on getting them listed online, but have not made it that far yet. :)
xoxo

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