Santa was very nice to me this year. I'm hoping he was just as good to all of you. Here are some things you'll (hopefully) be hearing more of next year (when I put these together/read/watch them).
As a kid I was really into semi precious gems. I actually tried to find geodes at the beach one year (spoiler alert: I didn't find any - they don't form on beaches). I'm thinking of cutting the geodes open rather than smashing them with a hammer so I have display worthy pieces at the end (assuming of course some of the geodes look cool inside). I've also seen these crystal growing kits around and wanted to try one, so that's great.
I've been getting into these mini dollhouse DIY kits. You get all the component parts and put the diorama together. Once my homemade alchemy one is done I'll do a few of these.
Metal puzzles! They take a few hours - and a whole lot of patience - to put together, but they look incredible when done.
And it wouldn't be a holiday without some books! I got a Viking book and a DVD learning set. I got some other books as well, but as these themed, they made the blog post.
Did you get anything fun for Christmas this year?