Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I've been tagged!

I have been tagged by my friend Debbie!

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping Paper
2. Real tree or Artificial? Artificial We always forgot to water our real tree!
3. When do you put up the tree? Thanksgiving weekend.
4. When do you take the tree down? January 1st
5. Do you like eggnog? Not at all!
6. Favorite gift received as a child? Barbie Townhouse
7. Hardest person to buy for? My dad
8. Easiest person to buy for? My mom
9. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes, under the tree
10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Ugly sweater
12. Favorite Christmas Movie? Christmas Vacation
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Early November
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? No
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Eggplant Parmigiana
16. Lights on the tree? yes...tons, all clear
17. Favorite Christmas song? All I want for Christmas by Mariah Carey
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Stay home....
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and Rudolph
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Neither. We have a vintage Santa.
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas morning
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? the crowds
23. Favorite ornament theme or color? Red, green and gold
24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? Our traditional Italian feast!
25. What do you want for Christmas this year? Nothing, I like to give, not receive.
26. Who is most likely to respond to this? I hope everyone!!

I am tagging anyone who would like to play along!

It sure it looking like Christmas as Ohio is seeing it first snowfall of the year! It is only 30 degrees!

Monday, November 10, 2008

A layout and a discovery!

Friday night Nicole and I went to Archiver's to crop. I managed to get three layouts done which is quite an accomplishment for me since I am such a slow scrapper. I got a lot of my fall photos scrapped including our trip to the pumpkin patch. I am lovin' Collage Press Jackson's Lodge! It was perfect for these photos of my boys.
Like so many of you, I love pumpkin spice lattes. The other day, while grocery shopping I found this bottle of goodness! Coffemate Pumpkin Spice creamer. It is delicious and it almost tastes like the real thing. If only I had whip cream in the house I would feel like I was at Starbucks! While searching their website I discovered a myriad of seasonal flavors including peppermint mocha. What? Oh yes...peppermint mocha. It will be mine! Woke up to a few flurries today. I am in complete denial about winter. My boys on the other hand were stoked! Go out and get some Coffemate. You will be so glad you did!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

An organized Christmas?

Is there such a thing? Well this year I am going to try. I found this great site, Organized Christmas and it is jam packed with tips on how to keep organized this holiday season.

One idea they suggest is to make a holiday planner. I decided to give it a whirl. I used a 7 Gypsies mini album that I have had for years but never used. I used some Scenic Route Sonoma, Collage Press Camden and some Making Memories Noteworthy for the cover, along with some Making Memories Christmas wordfetti from my stash.

Here's a close-up view. The numbers are American Crafts.
I still have more work to do on the inside pages of the planner but wanted to show you some of the pocket planner forms you can download free from their site. This one is for gift ideas but they have many more to choose from. You can find them here.

This was a really fun project and it came together quickly! I hope you will give it a try.
Don't forget to get out and vote today!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Trick or Treat.

A good time was had by all this Halloween! If you can't tell, Connor was Indiana Jones and Zachary was...well I don't know what he was exactly but he was calling himself scary Petyon Manning. As usual, my boys couldn't be more different. Zachary loves all things gross and scary for Halloween and Connor does not. In fact, it down right scares him. Both of them managed to bring home quite the assortment of goodies that will surely send them into sugar shock for the next couple of weeks.
We played our last flag football game this morning. We won, 29-6 and that got us 5th place. The boys played so well and really seemed to gel. To bad it was their last game. Connor played center and linebacker all season. Our coaches decided today to give the kids who really never carry the ball a chance to do so. This was Connor's chance. Tears filled my eyes with pride as I saw him run 40 yards for a touchdown! He was ecstatic! He also had a great day on defense stopping the other team on the 1 yard line on fourth down.
A few posts ago, I mentioned that one of my layouts was going to be featured in an online magazine. Well, the November issue of Scrapstreet.com Magazine came out today and you can see my layout here. This was my first time seeing this magazine and I must say it is full of great inspiration. You need to check it out! Thanks Stacey!
Some sad news to report. All Moments Remembered is going to stop selling monthly kits. You can read about it on Heather's blog. I am sad but also looking forward to new things to come. I so enjoyed my time on the AMR DT and working with Heather and Debbie! There will still be a November and December kit so I will still have a bit a work to share!
Hope everyone had a great weekend!