“A few of my favorite things”

Linking with Hallie today! And, mostly, I’d like to just “ditto” all hers. I’ll try to be original. But I’d rather just ditto. For the record.

I love a pretty package. But I like simple, too. Whether I’ve internalized the Sound of Music, I’m not sure (but, while we are on that line of conversation, can I just say: I auditioned in shower the other day, and I’m not sure why they picked Carrie Underwood instead of me…). It IS true, though, that I am partial to brown paper packages. Tied up with string. alltogethernow These are a few of my favorite things!!!

My five faves this week are a few of my favorite pins that are inspiring my wrapping game this particular Christmas season.

This is my favorite of the favorites because it’s just so easy. Liam and Logan are helping me to draw out patterns on brown kraft paper with white and gold sharpies. I like the white exceedingly, and I plan to snag a silver sharpie the next time I’m out. We don’t look quite as…non-scribble-y, but I’m happy with the result.

ours haven’t turned out so lovely, but you get the idea {source}

Another simple one. Brown paper. String. And some greenery with a simple tag. I plan to incorporate this style this year as I get everything wrapped up.


I know you’ve seen this one on Pinterest. It’s crazy-smart-like-Martha-Stewart, which explains why it’s on her website. Have you pinned it 735 times, roughly, like I have? I always forget to do it, though. So, if you are like me: REMINDER! You ARE welcome.


Aren’t these just so fun? I know a couple of kids that would get a kick out of these packages.


Isn’t this just the cutest? The paper is not brown, so I hope you’ll forgive me. I don’t think I’m giving anything this year that lends itself to this, but I’m keeping my eyes peeled for that VW Van and plan to use this idea in the future. Also, baker’s twine! Mine’s in storage, and I’m trying to get by without buying more, but…*sigh*…I love it’s sweet simplicity.


And…that’s a wrap. (Come on! You knew I had to throw a groan-worthy pun into this fairly un-funny post!) Go hop on over and see all the other lovelies of the lovelies.


6 thoughts on ““A few of my favorite things”

  1. I’ve never seen that gift-card pocket! Genius! But I’m like you, I’ll need a reminder on Dec. 24 to actually do it 🙂 Loved all these ideas.

  2. Too too cute! I’m so noncreative with my wrapping – somehow we’ve ended up with a trillion rolls of Christmas wrapping paper over the years and I feel like I can’t get any new stuff until I use up what we have which will happen NEVER because I go to great lengths to wrap in old gift bags and tissue paper so I don’t have to get the tape and scissors out!

    John Paul found the wrapping paper and started trying to wrap an old xbox controller, so I *might* actually teach him how to wrap and put him in charge 😛

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