Dec 29, 2008
Dec 24, 2008
Dec 23, 2008
I was a bit late completing this project, but I will have it to use year after year...so I guess that makes up for it! It's a Christmas advent calendar...but I went ahead and made it for the entire month...to include New Year's Eve. You can add the days as they go by counting up to the event, or start with them all on and take them off as the days go by.
click the photo to enlarge it and see more detail
Dec 20, 2008
Dec 19, 2008
Dec 18, 2008
Dec 17, 2008
ONLY 2 MORE DAYS...
till the girls get a well deserved break from school!- Ivy loves any time-off from school, and Katie is just mentally exhausted from her 1st semester in high school.
As the week comes to an end, I am wrapping up my teacher gifts (literally)!
This year with the help of a friend's idea...we dissected a Starbuck's drink carrier and made a pattern from it. We then each reconstructed 12 of them from poster board for our girls teachers.
We covered each one in coordinating printed scrapbooking papers and embellished them a bit. They hold one of those nicer disposable coffee 'On-the-Go' cups with lid, 2 packages of cocoa and a bag of homemade Carmel Popcorn! (it's yummy)
Dec 16, 2008
Dec 15, 2008
Dec 14, 2008
Saturday morning I woke up with a killer headache & vomiting...and I was in bed all day.
Sunday I've moved from the bed to the couch...but I have been able to eat and drink today, so that's been nice. My entire body is sore from yesterday...I'm just glad it was only me. It seems my guests from Friday night are all fine. My first thoughts were "oh no...something was bad that I served them". Hopefully I'll be back to my normal self tomorrow. I hope everyone is having a good weekend!
Dec 11, 2008
|You Should Have a Pink Christmas Tree|
For you, the holidays represent a time of friendship and sharing.
You're happy as long as you're spending time with the people you care about.
You are passionate about the holidays, and that start of the holiday season makes you very excited.
You sometimes go a bit overboard in your celebrations. You just can't help it!
Passionate, easily excited, sweet, giving, love, friendship, sensitive, caring
Your pink tree would look great with: More pink! You should spend Christmas Eve watching: The Muppet Christmas Carol
What you should bake for Santa: Rice krispie treats with red and green food coloring
Dec 9, 2008
Dec 7, 2008
I've belonged to an website for quite some time, with a gal who's daughter has an inoperable brain tumor. A group of ladies are putting together an album for the mom and lil girl "Ellie" as a Christmas present. I was delighted to have the opportunity to participate with them. This is one of the layout I made to send...
Dec 5, 2008
I finished up my part of of a swap this week. We did ATC (artist trading cards)
with a theme of "holidays"...we each picked from the list, I did St. Patty's Day. I kinda struggled to put an ideas together at first, but in the last minute rush to complete and mail them by the deadline...I think they turned out pretty cute.
Dec 3, 2008
I've been shopping for my girls the past couple days, wrapping up a couple finally swaps for the year and getting ready for Christmas. This year we talked to the girls about the Christmas tree, and we all agreed to down-size from our normal one. We got a 4 ft tree Monday, and put it on a small table in the living room, that will allow for small presents on the table and bigger ones on the floor. The girls really liked it, and we are going to decorate it tonight!.
Something else the girls are LOVING this year....those advent stockings! I've bought some small thing to add to their days...earrings, lip gloss, spray glitters, nail products, etc...they are so excited to dig into those stockings each night!
I can post too many photo's right now, as several of my current projects are gifts...and you never know who's eyes are peeking around here...LOL!
So I leave you with a photo of Chris (my wonderful hubby) acting up after carving the Thanksgiving turkey!