Monthly Archives: November 2007

HOW many days?!

I’ve been working on a “How Many Days ‘Till Christmas” calendar. Well, not really working per se, but thinking about it.  Oh, and I have the little envelopes, so that counts. But they aren’t decorated, and I have no idea how I’m going to display them.

If you, too, are planning on making an Advent type calendar, then you you will LOVE the collection of ideas at Crafty Daisies!

I don’t want to have candy or treats in the envelopes, so I’m trying to come up with ideas for activities. Kiddley has a great list.  The problem is I am a bit lazy, and some of them I read and think “sounds great!” but then in reality, I wouldn’t want to complete the activity. Scrooge much?!  Or just realistic? You decide!

Here’s a list of activities gleaned from the internet and my own head:

  • Watch a Christmas movie before bed.
  • Take picture with Santa
  • Have an indoor picnic
  •  Make s’mores around the fire pit outside
  • Make decorations for the tree
  • take a drive and look at lights
  • make snowflakes and hang them up
  • Watch “Charlie Brown Christmas”
  • paint toenails
  • make a peanut butter pinecone bird feeder
  • make a Christmas craft
  • Purchase a present to give to charity
  • go bowling
  • make handmade cards for relatives
  • decorate cookies or cupcakes
  • Go feed birds at the lake
  • Have a camp out around the Christmas tree
  • Read Polar Express by the Christmas tree

and some specific days:

  • December 9 -go to friend’s Christmas party
  • December 16 -tour old mansion all decked out for the season
  • December 18 – make giftwrap and wrap gifts for teachers
  • December 21 – go to lunch with Daddy
  •  Dec. 19 –  make a gingerbread house at library

I would LOVE to hear more ideas!


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Wanted: inspiration

It is overcast today. I put off taking pictures until the last possible moment. And, to make it more fun, all of my rechargeable batteries decided to de-charge. I rushed around the house, found a couple old school batteries, stuck them in my daughter’s camera, and took these crappy pictures.

I added lots and lots of glitter on the pink hearts and the white flowers. Cassie’s mirror is the only glitter free mirror. I think it is my favorite.

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I think I’m in a crafting funk. (as evidenced by the lack of blogging going on) If you know of a good source for crafty inspiration, please leave a comment with the link. Maybe that’ll perk me up!?

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random bits

I had an order for 4 mirrors. Just finished them up. Actually, I still need to spray them with clear spray to make them glossy. Pictures coming soon(ish).

On a completely different note, please tell me I’m not the only adult that is mildly addicted to the games on Webkinz?

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