Friday, January 13, 2012

Every once in awhile, I get it right....

Ok, so I know Christmas has come and gone, BUT I am so proud of a certain gift that I got my hubby that I'm just dying to share it with you!

I don't know about you; but I find it EXTREMELY hard to buy gifts for my husband. He hates when I spend money on him and when I do, according to him, it's either too much money, not the right thing, or it's something that goes in a desk drawer never to be seen again. I can't tell you the amount of gifts I've bought him that have been returned and or exchanged. Hands down, I stink at buying my husband gifts.

So at about this time last year I had had enough and decided to keep a running log on my computer of things Tyler mentioned throughout the year he wanted, but never bought for himself. This was as basic as LL Bean Slippers to as big as a Nail Gun; every time he mentioned something I made a note! So come this Christmas I had about twenty items I could chose from; it was AWESOME!

Hands down, the item I believe he loved the most was a leather recipe journal with his monogram on it (of course!). To understand why this is such a perfect gift, I've gotta give you a little background-- His Pepere (French for Grandfather) was a Baker and hand wrote all of his recipes into a notebook; which he passed down to his sons. His brother Conrad has also started doing this as well. In the recipe book, they write all of their favorite recipes with the intention of one day passing it down to their children and so on. Well, to say that I went "gaga" for this idea is an understatement! Last Christmas when Tyler saw his brother's he was dying to start his own, but like most random ideas, it got lost in a year full of crazy! But AHA! Thanks to my sneaky note keeping, it was under the tree for my sweet hubby this Christmas!

He's been writing and writing, and writing in it for about two weeks; so, at this point, I think it's safe to say I knocked this Christmas right out of the park! I'm pretty proud of myself if I do say so myself! 

In other news, in keeping with my New Year's Resolutions, hubby and I are taking a beginners wine class tomorrow afternoon at a local winery for a day date! I'm pretty excited! 

How about you, what are you up to this weekend???


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  2. I've heard about this gift at least twice at work- so I think you definitely did good! That is a really cool idea. I'd like to do someone similar for my dad.

  3. What a smart idea to keep track of gift ideas! I need to start that. Thanks for entering my blog design giveaway over at inspire me heather. Your blog is already super cute!! I love the color palette, sometimes green is hard to pull off, but you did it!


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