Thursday, August 2, 2012

Happy Birthday, Time To Make Something

August is always a fun month around these parts!  It's our birthday month (Chris' birthday is 12 days before mine) and we like to celebrate with gifts and our annual birthday trip.  This year we'll be heading out to Albuquerque and Santa Fe, and I'm excited to explore a new state (adding another star to our map).

As for gifts, we both ended up with items that will help in future DIY endeavors. We really tried to keep the gifts a surprise until our birthdays, but Amazon kinda ruined that for us.  Chris ordered my gift and it was sent to the house (where I work so I always get the mail).  Unlike pretty much everything else we've ordered from Amazon in the past couple of years, this order was sent as is.  No need for guessing!

I haven't sewn since middle school home ec class (I still have that gumball pillow), and am so excited to start again!

As for Chris' gift, well I was just a little lazy and didn't attempt to hide this huge box once I got it home.  I felt it was only fair since I saw my box early.

There are a couple of small gifts that will be left as a surprise for our actual birthdays, but right now I'm itchin' to for a trip to the fabric store!

Are you able to keep gifts as a surprise?


  1. Awesome gifts! I can' wait to see your New Mexico recaps! Smaller gifts are easier to hide, but we've sometimes done bigger things or weekend getaways - and then I don't worry about a surprise!

  2. happy birthday month to you both! love the gifts that you got for each other. so excited for your trip!

    1. Thank you!! I'm excited too, ready for a break from work.

  3. Happy birthday month! I'm pretty good at keeping gifts a secret (but I also work from home and get the mail everyday!). Surprisingly, hubby has been doing a good job at keeping his gifts secret, but I'm pretty sure he has them mailed to his work so I can't snoop. :)

  4. Yay a sewing machine! Can't wait to see what you make :)