My crafty sassy behind has been busy this month. December is always a busy month for me and like always I am Not prepared. One year, December is not going to roll up on me when I’m unprepared. December 2019 I will be prepared with more gifts sets and personalized packages. But even tho I’m not prepared the way I want to be this year, I have been managing all of my orders and getting Blogmas posted once a day. I am a one women show and I pat myself on the back for making it to day 18 on task.
For those of you who don’t know, I am not just a blogger. I am also an Event Planner and creative innovator. I make personalized gifts and decor. As you can imagine around this time of year people are hitting me up for all types of stuff…. designed wine glasses, coffee mugs and Tumblrs, T-shirts, gift baskets and more.
I wanted to share my work with you.
If you wish to place an order, you can DM on instagram or email firstname.lastname@example.org. One day I’m going to have a store and a creative studio.
PJs … my version of PJs are legging and a oversized shirt
Do you open presents in the morning or the afternoon?
Throughout the day. Gifts from my parents in the morning and gifts from the rest of my family later in the day.
Have you ever built a gingerbread house?
Yes, It’s a Christmas Family Tradition
Favourite Christmas smell?
Scandalous from Victoria Secret and Black Tie Bath and Body Works candles
Favourite Christmas treat?
Muddy Buddy with M&Ms and Red Velvet cake
Where do you spend Christmas day?
Home Sweet Home … My grandmothers house and Parents House
Real or fake Christmas trees?
Fake tree (this year)
What’s your favourite holiday drink?
Long Island … ALL DAY EVERYDAY
Candy canes or gingerbread men?
What’s your favourite Christmas song?
Cheetahalious Christmas – The Cheetah Girls
Have you ever built a snowman?
What is top of your Christmas list?
A Bar Cart
What is most important to you about the holidays?
Spending time with the people I love.
When do you start getting excited for Christmas?
Do you still have advent calendars?
No. But I want one.
Favourite Christmas memory?
Getting a karaoke machine for christmas on year. I loved that thing!!!
What do you eat for Christmas dinner?
Ham, Turkey, Hen, Chicken, Greens, Rice and Gravy, Stuffing, Mac and Cheese, Sweet Potato pie, red velvet cake.
What is the best present you’ve ever received?
Have you ever had a white Christmas?
Nope, I live in Georgia.
Side Note: I started off BLOGMAS strong. I had my blogs scheduled and I was prepared. Now, I’m stepping into a busy week and all of my scheduled blogs have been posted. S, this week is going to be interesting. I have to really focus on what needs to get done. Wish my luck and I wish you all a good week.
December is a busy month for me so I hadn’t thought about putting up christmas decorations. At first it didn’t bother me but after 2 days of scrolling through Pinterest and social media seeing such beautiful decorations, I had to do something to my apartment. My aim was something cute, simple and cheap. My friend suggested a Wall Christmas Tree.
After a trip to the dollar tree and Walmart, I put together this sofa view!
Supplies used: (3) 9ft gold Garland, pink mini ornaments, blue mini ornaments, string go lights, and clear thumb tacks.
Tag me in you christmas decor pictures (IG @thepassionista__)
Y’all already know, I am the DIY Queen when it comes to gifts and decor. I came across the idea (on Pinterest) for holiday wine bags. I found these to be super easy to make and cute to give away as gifts. There are also cheap enough to make a resale profit.
These wine bags can be used for all occasions like birthdays gifts, wedding gifts, party favors, house warming, etc. I think else are my new favorite DIY gift item to make.
In 2009, I was a recipient of the Athens Area Human Relations Council Scholarship. Every year the organization hosts a Martin Luther King Awards Banquet. As a senior in high school I didn’t really understand the direct impact that a Martin Luther King celebration or scholarship had on the African American community.
Today, I am reflecting on the reason why we have Martin Luther King Day and what it really means for our culture, our community, and our history. I am disappointed in myself, because since that award banquet in 2009 I can not remember celebrating MLK Day.
I remember always being a part of my home church MLK Day program as a kid growing up. I even remember participating in some volunteer day programs. But once I became a college student, MLK day has just been a free day. A day I was off work and had no classes. A extra day to hang with my friends and party or chill…. And I’m embarrassed, personally.
As a 20-something year old adult, I need to grow up and make a larger effort to participant in MLK Day event within my community- at the least. So if you are like me and have not really celebrated and embraced what today really means, I challenge you to make a change. I challenge myself to also make that change. Starting today!
Tonight, my family and I had a cute little snack and game night.
We played a series of minute to win it games and ate good food. The kids made ginger bread houses.
But I wanted to share the cute little dollar tree decorations I created…
I made these cute little DIY snow globes, everything purchased from the dollar tree.
I found these cute candle stick holders at dollar tree and loved them so much that I bought all that were on the shelf. They came in white but I spray painted a few of them silver for my the base to my snow globe.
Using double sided tape I taped the bottoms of a toy Christmas tree to the candle stick holder. I used a steamless wine glass as the globe- putting just a little bit of white confetti as snow.
So cute quick and easy …
You can also use a wine glass with a steam as a globe with a candle on top.
To complete my table decor, I used Garland and toy gift boxes, mason jars and candles, and candy canes.
Growing up my mom would buy special ornaments for me to put on the tree every year. It would always be of something I was interested in as a child. I loved that tradition and even now she still has those ornaments on the tree year after year.
As an adult, I now buy a special new ornament to place on my tree every year. Last year I was lucky enough two ornaments.
Belle from Beauty and the Best- which is my favorite Disney movie.
The 2016 Holiday Barbie- which is a gift I could expect every year.
This year it has been hard to find that special ornament. I mean I have been the the Christmas tree shoppe and multiple Hobby Lobby stores… nothing!!!
Today, I found one to my liking.
This year I graduated with my Masters’ degree- so this personalized graduation ornament is perfect for my collection.
I have discovered one thing…. I am not good at tree decorating. My tree is so ugly! I don’t like it at all. LOOK AT IT!!!
I had a vision for what I wanted but clearly it didn’t work out the way I saw it in my head.
Growing up my mom always decorated the prettiest, big Christmas trees. For myself, I don’t need a huge tree. So I choose to get the little 3 ft trees every year. But it was so hard to find a nice full tree. So this is what I ended up with. For some reason I couldn’t make it work to my liking….