Monday, December 8, 2014

Christmas Blues

Hey Loves! F & J here!
The countdown is getting serious now. We have 17 days till Christmas, 18 days till our friend from Germany comes back into town, and 25 days until the new year! The Christmas season is going by so fast, partially because Thanksgiving was so late this year. 
Time is flying by so fast and yet our to-do list is growing! We don't even have time to slow down and feel Christmas, which is sad because even though we are doing all the normal Christmas things, it feels like we're just going through the motions and it doesn't feel special at all. The song Where Are You Christmas from The Grinch never felt so fitting. 
We do rely on our Christmas music to try and get us into the spirit. There is a lot of good Christmas albums out there. We thought we'd share some of our favorite music to help you, and us! get into the Christmas mood. 

The Prayer - Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli
I'll be Home for Christmas - Meghan Trainor
The Christmas Attic- Trans-Syberian Orchestra
Christmas - Michael Buble
Noel - Josh Groban
Mistletoe - Justin Beiber 
Little Drummer Boy - Pentatonix 
Of course there is many more songs and albums we love and if there is anymore that you love PLEASE tell us! We would love to hear more!


F & J 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

It's Gotta Be Shoe

Hey loves! F & J here!

When it comes to Christmas, we love to give unique gifts that we know the person won't have. So today, we thought we'd share one of the ideas we came up with.

We had to post this picture because it's one our favorite bands wearing our all time favorite football teams jersey.Go Hawks!

J's family friend, who is 14, loves, loves, LOVES One Direction, so we were trying to figure out a way to give her a unique gift that she would love. There's a lot of One Direction paraphernalia out there, but she probably owns most of it already, so we wanted to play it safe and give her a gift that we could guarantee no one else could have and she would be proud to show off!
We decided to make her custom tennis shoes that she could wear whenever she was feeling that One Direction Infection coming on. She is a true fan girl so we knew she would love it. We bought a pair of white tennis shoes, and a pack of sharpies and let the magic begin. We came up with a rough idea of what we wanted the shoes to look like, keeping in mind at all times One Direction. Since most members are from the UK and one is from Ireland we decided to use the countries as a theme, one for each shoe. And put a flag on the back.

We themed one of the shoes orange, white, and green for Ireland and the other red, white, and blue for the UK. We covered the rest of the shoes with other One Direction themed stuff such as music notes, initials of their names, their names, and album titles and then added her favorite song lyrics to the shoes to make it even more personal. We texted asking for her favorite lyrics, she doesn't know what we're up to though. We are pretty sure she'll love them. We will let you know her reaction when we give it to her. We are meeting up mid-December and will have the present wrapped in One Direction gift wrap. We are also including One Direction socks we found at Claire's, an accessory store designed for kids and younger teens. This will probably be the best gift she gets all Christmas! It will be the best gift ever, do you see what we did there? We were up all night making these shoes One Direction pun intended, and we know all those midnight memories we made will provide a gift that is better than words. Okay we will stop with the puns now.

This was our first time doing anything like this, and working with sharpies on cloth shoes, so we know they are imperfect. We only got one try when drawing on the shoes, and we ended up with more mistakes than we would have hoped, just because we didn't know what to except with using a shoe as a pallet. We had so much fun making them, and we know the more we do it, the better we will get. But if you guys love the shoes and would like your own custom pair with the band or theme of your choice we would love to make them for you. Send a message through the contact us link tab or you can email us at lovefandj@gmail.com and we will get back to you as soon as we can. We would love your feedback on the shoes and if you have any other gift or craft ideas you want to try out, let us know, because we'd love to try them out for you.


F & J

Monday, December 1, 2014

Baby It's Cold Outside

Hey Loves! F & J here! 
Can you believe that it's already December?! That means it's the countdown to Christmas, or for any holiday you celebrate there's definitely something to look forward to this month. December is a cold month where you can snuggle up and stay warm, spend time with family, and just enjoy the cheerful and giving warmth that fills the air. We've been lucky enough in Seattle, that even though it has been freezing, we have been able to stay clear of most of the harsh weather, and we even got some snow last weekend which was absolutely beautiful. Sometimes we don't feel the holiday spirit as much as we'd like to, so it's nice to have the weather help us get into the holiday mood.
Lately we've been working on filling up our Christmas lists and getting everybody the perfect gift! Also the season puts us in even more of a crafty mood than we usually are. Our goal is to be able to share with you guys some ideas for gifts or things to do this month! We have busy schedules, but because it's Christmas we have to find the time to do the things we love because it only comes around once a year.
Tonight we went to Wildlights at Woodland Park Zoo, which was a lot of fun, we had never been before, so it was a special experience. For those of you who don't know, Wildlights is where our local zoo puts up Christmas lights throughout the zoo and makes them look like animals. It was really good for a younger crowd, which worked great for us because F took her little sister, and J took her nieces. It was literally freezing outside, and it was hard to keep warm, but hot cocoa and cotton candy definitely helped! 

It was a great start to December, and we hope that the rest of the month can be filled with equally great memories. November went by too quickly, so we want to cherish every day in December because it is one of our favorite times of the year. Wherever you are in the world we hope you are staying warm, but not too warm, and enjoying your December as much as we are. 


F & J