I think I did pretty well with my dad's and sister's gifts this Christmas. My sister got Chameonaire Jamberry Nail Wraps (I've recently discovered Jamberry and am positively in LOVE with them! Check out my Instagram for my "Jamicures" over the last few weeks!). I honestly thought my sister knew, because when I had a Jamberry party a few weeks back, I was trying to figure out what my Hostess wraps would be, and I knew I wanted to get my sister something, since her party didn't do so well. I called her into the living room, and asked her what she liked when she was looking, so I could get ideas (There are a lot of wraps. It's mind-boggling!). She was surprised this morning, and told me she honestly had no idea. We did our nails this afternoon.
|(L-R) Icy Boysenberry Polka Dot, Blue Quatrefoil, |
Sheet Music, Bird on Fire, IBPD
My mom was the hardest for me to buy for. I honestly had no idea what to get her. I was going to get her a hat and scarf set to go with her new coat, but before I had the chance to go out and look, we had a dish-related casualty at our house.
To kind of set this up, my parents had been planning to move for about the last five years. They tried back when I was in college, but nothing. One thing they'd been told is to pack up the things you don't use very regularly, so they packed up a LOT of coffee mugs. One of these mugs was a Snow White and the Seven Dwarves mug my mom had gotten at Disney World back in 1981, which was her first trip there.
When we moved into this house, we were sorting the boxes of mugs, and I pulled out the Snow White mug. Snow White was my favorite movie when I was a kid, so I used it a LOT. It got put into the new mug rotation, and I used it all the time.
One afternoon, however, it slipped from its hook, falling to the tile floor, and shattering into hundreds of teeny pieces. My mom played it cool, saying that things aren't forever, but I could tell she was bummed. I hopped on eBay to see if they had it. And let me tell you...
THERE WERE TONS!
I made mom open mine first this morning, because I've been keeping this a secret for about a month now. I just wanted her to see it. She was absolutely stunned, and touched, and couldn't believe that I'd been able to find it. I'm pretty sure I got a couple tears out of her, too. I wanted to find her something she loved.
It was a great Christmas. It was low-key, and I stayed in my PJ's all day, and was just the breather I needed before I go head first into overtime at work.
Merry Christmas from The Modern Jane Austen, and have a Happy New Year!