Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Homemade Christmas ~ A Few Gift Ideas

Since we are attempting to do an entirely homemade Christmas (except for the kiddies) I have decided to give the following to many of the recipents on my list. These are by far the easiest things I have ever made and can be totally customized! They were so easy to make in fact, I have decided to add them to my craft booth in November!

Paper Clip Bookmark

Pony Tail Holders

Monday, August 4, 2008

Christmas To Dos....

So, I am starting a new job on the 11th. Which means my time working on crafts is going to become much more limited. However, DH has promised me the time I need to do Christmas. We shall see.

My goal for this week is to get as much done as possible...I'm laughing as I type this. No, seriously, I want to get as much paperwork and first round of attempts at projects done by Friday, so I can "Celebrate Me" on Saturday.

One other thing I am struggling to do is master grocery lists. I'm hoping I can develop a game plan for stocking away in the coming months, so as to not have a huge grocery bill in November and December.

My notebook is still unfinished. I know what my problem is...I am a perfectionist. That's why FlyLady never worked for me. Hopefully, that too can be marked off my list this week.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Still so much to do...

Christmas in July has ended, yet I still find myself with so much left to do. I did get a good bit the way of paperwork anyway. There are many projects I intended to begin, but have not. That's the story of everyone's life though right?

Here is one quick and easy project I did manage to take a stab at. While attempting to stamp the last two letters, the "Munchkins" decided they needed to help. I also made a matching pen. (not pictured)

In the next few days I hope to get some altered notebooks completed, as well as a stab at some luggage tags. We shall see....

Friday, July 25, 2008

Christmas in July

So, it's Christmas in July.

This is the first year in FOREVER that I am soooooo excited about Christmas. I'm almost as excited as I am on December 24!!! How crazy is that.

I'm working very diligently on my Christmas Notebook. Once it's complete, I will post pictures to share with everyone. This notebook is going to be my best friend from now until the end of the year. I like to pride myself in my organization, but this just totally excites me.

My Christmas lists are getting longer. That's a good thing though. That means there is much less for me to have to figure out come December. This year we are planning on going all homemade. Yep that's right, all of our gifts with the exception of some of the kiddies, will be made by yours truly.

Keep checking back and see what kind of craziness I get myself into!