I love my Mr. B tremendously. Prior to getting married, Mr. B found creative ways to bless me. One time he blessed me with a nice pair of Montana Silversmith earrings and another time with a new washing machine. However, after marriage he sort of ... well, lost his creativity but not his generosity. Prior to marriage there were many things I and the older boys were in need of and all sorts of wants we'd enjoy, so finding ways to bless us was a pretty easy task. After I roped Mr. B into marrying me (inside joke among our family & friends, Mr. B used to be a rodeo cowboy, specifically a calf and team roper), finding ways to bless me became more of a challenge. Since Mr. B. is very generous, if there is ANYTHING I or the children need or want, within reason, Mr. B instructs me to purchase it immediately. Because of this generous quality, I am never without any necessity and most of my wants are taken care of as well. Thus, after years of marriage and proving that I very effectively handle gift giving on our family's behalf, Mr. B has also given me the task of selecting, purchasing, making, crafting, etc. my own gifts. He is delighted that I always get exactly what I want and he doesn't have to be bothered with the task of shopping. If there is one person on this earth who dislikes shopping more than I, it is my Mr. B.
I LOVE homemade and handcrafted items and products. For some time now, I have been wanting to try Ms. Kay's, The Rustic Cottage, (http://therusticcottage.blogspot.com/) handcrafted soaps and room sprays. This year I decided that one of my Christmas gifts from Mr. B would include some of her products. My order of soaps and room spray arrived today!! I am absolutely thrilled with the quality and speed of service. The scents are as heavenly as I had hoped they would be. My favorite is the Country Clothesline, as I suspected it would be. You all can be assured that I will most definitely order from Ms. Kay's Esty Shop (http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=16118) again. Now, I've gotta go get my gift wrapped. I think Mr. B will be very pleased with his gift selections this year!