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…these monograms made out of sailing flags. Each letter of the alphabet is represented by a different flag in this shared room. 

Isn’t that cool? I love it!  

I love these monograms, the artist that made them, and the mama who put them in her babies room.

All around lots of love, nautical love, LOVE. Sailing away with lots of kudos. :)

Thanks Creature Comforts for introducing me to The Mayberry SparrowThemayberrysparrow.
There is something delightful and ever charming about  The Mayberry Sparrow.  I think the Custom Name Stamp: Bookplates would make a darling baby shower gift.  Don’t you think?
Beatrice could really use some of those for all of her books. Maybe I should get her a few.  Have I mentioned lately that she is infatuated with books…the same ones.  Of all of her collection, she wants me to read the same three books over, and over, and over.

Oh, back to my post. Sorry guys. 

I like the sweet Matryoshka Doll Stamp, too.  Customize it for a crafty friend on her next birthday.  Your gift is sure to be a hit.

Thanks Creature Comforts. You made a fine introduction!


My Grandaddy Tygart used to wrap our gifts in cartoon paper.  Certain it was a last minute whim to make things easy or a another way to save money, it is one of my favorite memories. Still, when I see the funny papers I think of Barbie Cars and Tonka Trucks under the tree. 

When I stumbled upon this idea from David Seo at Simply Green.  I became nostalgic.  Then, I remembered my Christmas Eco-Challenge.  Ah, ha.  Here it is. Here will be my first attempt to strip down our trash production.   

Hmm…you can use full pages from glossy magazines, maps, brochures, color copy pages and even an oversized instructional manual. You can also use the brown paper sacks from the grocery store.  You know, I think you can also get rolls of unused paper (unprinted) from the Statesboro Herald.  We used to use them for cheerleading banners in high school.   

When tied with a nice ribbon (all cut extra long so the recipient can reuse the ribbon easily on other gifts), it all looks really nice.   Ribbons with dots, and stripes, and fun colors will be super cute. I love the idea already.  So, this year don’t be surprised if your Christmas gift from the Hulsey’s comes wrapped in non-traditional paper and a gross grain ribbon. Be happy, give us a smile, and know that we are helping out the earth this year. 

Happy Operation Christmas Eco-Challenge!

P.S. It looks like my ‘boro blogging buddy, Laurel is up to eco-friendly Christmas, too.  You can mosey to At Home Laurel for more ideas. Great minds DO think alike : )!

More ideas on my later post – click here.