I’m not sure where I am at the moment in terms of feeling Christmassy. I want to get excited because I love Christmas and this will be the first year that N really understands a bit more about it, and can make some good memories. But I’m torn as my mum has just died after being ill for most of 2013, so my family’s going to have a really difficult time over the holiday season.
However I have taken part in my online mum’s Secret Santa (gift all sent off, really hoping it’s ok as didn’t get many clues from the lady that I got to buy for), and now I’m taking part in the Social Fabric Virtual Gift Exchange. If you’re not involved or haven’t seen my posts for Social Fabric, then do look up my Cadbury triple topped chocolate bark or Bombay Sapphire cocktails. Either would be good for Christmas gifts.
Anyway, back to the Virtual Gift Exchange. I really wanted to take part to find about someone else in the social fabric community, and share my chosen person’s blog. If you’re into crafts (or would like to be), then do read on about Amber and her blog JadeLouise Designs. I know I’ve definitely got some ideas of things to try out in future.
Here’s some that caught my eye:
I also love the idea of her food storage section – recipes based on ideas from the store cupboard. I mean, who doesn’t need to dig deep and use up what they have, or rely on stand by ingredients occasionally?
If you’d like to follow Amber’s antics, you can check in at Facebook, follow on Twitter, Pinterest (I know I’ll be pinning lots) or follow her tutorials on You Tube.
Check out the other blogs linked up to the virtual gift exchange here