Archive for December, 2007

In Search Of ….

I am in search of some fantastic kits & ideas for my son’s Pirate birthday party. He keeps saying that he wants a Pirates of the Caribbean. I just don’t think this is really appropriate for a 6 year old party, maybe for MY 30th birthday ROFL

I bought Penny Springerman’s Pirate Kit and Template and Kate Hadfield’s doodles as well. I just can’t seem to get them to combine into a theme I like. I need a kit more “kiddish” like the colors in Kate’s doodles I need papers and some more elements to go with the doodles.

I think that I will attempt this cake:

We will be having a Treasure Hunt of some kind, and I already bought some craft stuff for the kids to do, so hopefully that will be enough. Not sure though. I did score at Joann’s after Halloween and I have a bag full of goodie bag stuff that I got 75% off!! I am going to do the bags like these:

So PLEASE help!! Lauren could you PLEASE put something together so I can do the invites and have stuff to scrap the pictures 🙂


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Christmas Movies

I realized today that I haven’t watched an entire Christmas Movie all season. The kids and I have started to watch a few of our favorites, but something always comes up and we don’t finish them. A few of my favorites that I missed watching this year are:
The Santa Clause (1, 2 and we started to watch 3)
The Christmas Story
The Nativity Story

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New Layout!!

I finished up a new layout last night and I am just IN LOVE with it, so I need to share. Just click it for credits. This is Anthony and Serena on Thanksgiving. Anthony is of course the oldest grandchild and Serena is Adam’s newest daughter and the youngest grandchild. Anthony couldn’t get enough of her!

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With the Holidays …

comes stress. I actually am feeling much less stress than I have in past years. I think I will actually get ALL my gifts bought and or finished in time! I have some special things planned and with the kids old enough this year we will be going some craft projects as well.

Your Holiday Stress Level is Moderate

The holidays sometimes stress you out, but mostly because they wear you down.

Take it easy! You can have a fun holiday without running yourself ragged.

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It is December!!!

Ok, so December actually started a few days ago, but the countdown to Christmas has definitely started. To help my kids countdown to “the big day” they helped me make a Hybrid countdown calendar.

Here are a few pictures of the painting:

I created the background digitally with Traci Reed’s Reason for the Season collection, using mostly Reindeer Games. Then printed it out and trimmed it up. Then used my Mod Podge to carefully glue it down.

After it dried a few hours I used the Modge Podge to cover the painted area of the wood to seal it. Then while I was waiting for that coat to dry I cut out all of the Numbers from Traci Reed & Kristen CB’s Upper East Side kit that I had printed out. Then used my Memory Makers silent setter to make the smallest hole possible.

When the calendar was dry I screwed in the 2 small hooks and hung the numbers. Here is the final product!!

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Handwrinting Analysis

Took a fun quiz today!!

What Your Handwriting Says About You

You are a fairly energetic person. You know how do pace yourself, and you deal well with stress.

You are somewhat outgoing, but you’re not a natural extrovert. You think first before you act. You tend to be independent, rational, and logical.

You are balanced and grounded. You know how to get along well with others.

You need a bit of space in your life, but you’re not a recluse. You expect people to give you a small amount of privacy, and you respect their privacy as well.

You are somewhat traditional, but you are also open to change. You listen to your head and your heart.

You are a decent communicator. You eventually get your point across, but sometimes you leave things a bit ambiguous.

Not sure if it is 100% accurate or not.

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