Friday, December 21, 2007

Day 21

Today is your Christmas Menu - when do you have your big dinner - Christmas Eve or Christmas Day? What do you do for breakfast? MMMMMm - it sounds yummy just thinking about it!

Thursday, December 20, 2007


Today's question is do you do holiday baking? I love to bake for the holidays. I usually host a cookie swap at the beginning of Dec and I keep baking until Christmas. I love to share fun holiday treats with my family and friends. Here is one of my favorite recipes:

Mint Truffles
1 8oz package cream cheese - room temp
1 package mint oreos (or store brand) - finely crushed
chocolate chips

mix cream cheese and oreos in mixer until well blended. shape into 1" balls - i use my smallest cookie scoop. Chill for 30 minutes. melt chocolate chips and dip the oreo balls into the melted chocolate. I keep the chocolate over low in a double boiler so it doesn't harden. I used about 1 and a half bags this time, but it just depends on how much chocolate you want around the truffle. Chill until hard. (a few hours)


Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Day 19

Today is your letter to Santa - yes a letter from you - a grown up. I have a friend who wrote a wonderful Christmas letter to Santa a few years back, I wish I could share it with you - it was so heartfelt and wonderful to hear her wishes for Christmas that year.

I stayed up til midnight last night making pjs for the girls for Christmas. With a friends help, I finished both pair of pj's, pj's for me, pillowcases for the girls and she made two sets of pj for the girls build-a-bears. Once I finish the handstitching stuff, I'll get a picture of them to share. I'm so very excited about them!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Day 18

Today's theme is "that special Christmas present" be it one you've been given or one you'd like. I have a friend who asks for a certain necklace every year, she has yet to get it - would that be her special present????? What's yours? I'd love to see your answers.

I'm off to make the Christmas p.j.'s this morning, hoping to get them done in time for Christmas, I'm not a very quick sewer!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Once again, I'm behind

wow- I missed the whole weekend! It was a crazy busy tiring weekend, and i'm really glad my little one slept in this morning so I could too.
Day 15 is Christmas Music, - what is your take on it?
Day 16 is "What are you grateful for this year?"
Day 17 is "The Christmas things I love"

Yesterday was little dude's birthday and we had a nice quiet day with family. Tonight we are headed to "Jump Planet" and she requested a special ice cream cake. Another full day today!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Day 14

Day 14 - the people you spend Christmas with. Usually for us it is family, but this year we will be visiting some friends.
This is a horrible picture, but having given them all away and not checked the photo before I did that, this is what I have. I used Lizzie Anne Designs tea cup and marvy punches. We made 60 of these for the people who work with the children at church - yes we have 60 teachers and leaders for all those kids. It was fun to make. The back of the tag says "to special friends so dear, wishing you a cup of cheer! Thanks to whoever came up with that!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

the journal

So, between my responsibilities at church and getting ready for Christmas, the journal is not getting done. The journaling is getting done, just not put on pages. I'm hoping this weekend to have some time to catch up, but who knows how the weekend will go! I'll still post the daily propmts, and soon have some pages to show.
Day 12 is Now & Then - what is different.
Day 13 is Describe your ideal Christmas

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Day 10 & 11

I missed a day! To be totally expected, but I was hoping not to! So Day 10 was "traditions" and day 11 is "a christmas tree" - real or fake? who decorates it? etc. I'm hoping to have both pages up later today, but realistically, it will probably be tomorrow! Have a good one!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Wrapping Presents

I love to wrap presents! When i was younger, my brother and I would see who could disguise their presents the best...this included adding weight to the box and even making it an odd shape. Today's entry is about wrapping presents.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

How do you know Christmas is in the air? Is it the sights? the sounds? the smells? something you do?

Friday, December 7, 2007


Today's topic for my Christmas Journal is "shopping" this year I am way behind in the shopping department. I'm still wondering what to get my girls. . . I'm hoping to go out tomorrow to do some shopping, we'll see how it goes!

I've decided that if I really want to finish this journal, it's been much harder to do each day than I thought, that my pages must be simpler and focus on the what this journal is about...the jounaling. So my pages are going to become much, much simpler! And that makes me excited about knowing I can finish this project on time!
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Advent Calendar

Day 7 is Advent Calendar - do you do one? It's a fun thing that I plan on making each year - never quite get to it, but it remains on my to-do list and hopefully someday i'll get it done! Here is todays page. Enjoy the day!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

baby, it's cold INSIDE!

So today, day 5 is a not so good memory. Mine aren't of a not-s-good Christmas day, but of events leading up that make that Christmas memorable. I have a huge to-do list that I need to complete, so I'm off to get one or two things checked off before the girls get up from naptime!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

not loving it

A good Christmas memory - that is the entry for today in my Christmas Journal. I'm not liking my page, and I will probably change it, but I wanted to get it up for now. It is feeling a little plain and needs some embellishment or something, but that will have to wait til later.

Monday, December 3, 2007

The winds have died down for now, but I think they are supposed to pick up again tonight. So here is my page for "Cards", pretty simple but I like it.
Supplies: SU Real Red, Old Olive and Certainly Celery Cardstock and Ink, white cardstock, ISUn the Spotlight, Snow Flurries, Petals and polka dots stamp sets, SU scallop circle punch


Todays theme for my Christmas journal is "cards" - do you send out cards for the holidays? If so, do you make them? what is the status for this year? I'll try to post my page in a little while, but I wanted to get the theme on before the lights go out! Scrapbooking and stamping are the perfect no-power activity. As long as I sit near a window so I can see, that is! Have a great Monday!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

The weather?

So today is "describe the weather"...what is usual for this time of year. As I wrote that usually it is rainy, rainy, rainy, it was snowing outside and Little Dude was sure that it was Christmas Eve and Santa was coming and we didn't even have our tree up yet. We assured her that it was not yet Christmas and the tree went up this afternoon. The snow is now all gone and we are back to the rain and wind that is the norm. I sure hope we have power in the morning!

Saturday, December 1, 2007


This is later than I planned on posting, but that is how my day is going so far. I helped with a craft day at church, we cut down our Christmas tree today and I have been cleaning the house so little dude will stop asking to get the Christmas decorations out (that is next on the list), add a sick little girl to the mix who was up all night and snow covering the ground and it hs been a busy day! That is the subject of todays layout - what are your intentions with this Christmas Journal? Mine is to remember the memories of Christmas and share the love that I have for the Magic of Christmas. I can't wait to see what you have to share!

Supplies: Paper; DCWV papttern, white cs, SU real red cs, old olive cs, Ink; SU Real Red and Old Olive, Stamps; SU Snow flurries, Polka dots and petals, tall tales numbers, Lizzie Anne Designs Holiday Cheer, Misc ribbon and SU red Gingham ribbon, Marvy Scallop Circle punches