Monday, December 24, 2012

Tis The Season =)

For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor,  The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.  
~Isaiah 9: 6

I celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ on December 25th.
I say Merry Christmas. 
I also say Happy Holidays. 
I sing Christmas Hymns.
I also sing funky Holiday songs.
I don't believe in Santa, neither do my kids...
We watch Rudolph, Frosty & the Grinch, Polar Express etc.
We put up a tree, we buy gifts, we eat cookies.

Most importantly, we thank God for sending His Son.


{clip art found online}

May the joy and the reason for the season touch your hearts this year!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

List It Tuesday

This week's List It Tuesday topic is: the Junk Drawer
This is unusually fun for me because now I get to clean my junk drawer as I look through it :)

Let's see what we find....
the checkbook, for those rare check writing instances
mini hand-sanitizers (bath&bodyworks kind), I buy 'em, but rarely use 'em.
a baggie of halloween candy
sticky notes
coupons from bath & body
Tithe envelope with about 4 checks because I haven't been to church in 4 weeks :(
Montana's SAVE envelope, really need to take to the bank
festive paperclips 
ink cartridges, neither of them BLACK which is what I need right now
scissors, including the fancy edge ones.
highlighters <3
tape measure
camera, canon powershot
2 cell phones
envelope with christmas receipts
savannah's eye drop rx
2 calculators
photo negatives, from the last time I had them developed at a store
candle lighter
a baggie of pennies, ??
a mini microscope
dry erase markers
2 rulers
an *empty* deck of cards
pencil sharpener
white out tape runner
binder clips
sortkwik: fingertip moistener
voter registration card
bead necklace
stapler remover
Pilot parallel pen box + the mixable coulours
triple A batteries, too many of these, not enough DOUBLE A's

& that's about it. I have one junk drawer. 
Every person in the house is allowed to have ONE junk drawer in their room.
And there's one community junk bowl on the kitchen counter. I clean it out once a weekish.

Yay for List It Tuesday

Go take a look through your junk drawer & join in ....

Thanks for stopping by & thanks in advance for the comments <3

Sunday, December 2, 2012


Let me just say, it's late. like 1am. 
I usually don't blog post on such a whim, but ...

First. December is here.
& in 4 quick weeks, it will be gone.

I'm not ready for 2013. 
I mean, I'm ready by way of Project Life, lol. (I'm soooo ready to use the Cobalt series.)
But I am absolutely NOT ready for another year to take effect.
In 2013:
My daugher (firstborn) turns 13.
I turn 38.
My son plays his last year of Jr. football (so he says)
I turn 38.
and ...
I frkn turn THIRTY-EIGHT.

I swear just last week I was 23!


Moving on....

Next up: DECEMBER DAILY and all it's fabulous-ness.
(December Daily is an Ali Edwards concept....
In her own words....
December Daily is an album project that documents the 25 days leading up to Christmas. 

I decided I wanted to do it. I saw some pics on Instagram and saw the hashtag...and 
I liked the idea.  
That was like 5 days ago.
I had no idea what it was about. No idea. 
Turns out it's a WHOLE DEAL. Like with a kit and everything.
Did I get the kit that probably would have made my life a little easier? NO.

LONG story short.
I decided to do December Daily anyway, despite the fact that I don't have the groovy kit.
But what I DO have is an unused smashbook (the K&CO kind)
So there ya go.

After some thought, my take on December Daily is going to journalish. 
because with little prep time, it's just easier for me to do it AJ style.
So mine is going to be a December Daily: art journal edition.
----> Maybe next year I will be more prepared and do it properly.

So....I don't have a lot of Christmas-y stash of scrapbook crap. <- don't be offended, sometimes it's my term of endearment for "stuff"  :D
But I have washi-tape and cut up scrapbook 12x12's and acrylic paint, stickles, spray inks and a glue stick.

I am NOT going to stress out about this. (no more than I already have.)
I have bigger fish to my daughter turning 13 in 71 days and me turning 38 in 154 days.

here are just a few photos of my DD: AJE in process.

cover. unsure if it's done.

day 7

day 5: smeared around some acrylic bc I didn't care for the page itself.

cutting out the #'s.....25 circles to cut! 
I always start at the end. Idk why. Even when I'm reading magazines.

my Christmas tree! :)

just a page....and my leg, lol :\

day 10

Ok, lovies. I'm beat. only 15 more days to do!
Are you doing a DD?
Get movin''s already Dec 2... O.o

December promise you gave unto me.....

{{Listening to: Pandora: 3 Doors Down station}}