December Daily 2016: December 3rd~

Is there better way to spend your day than with family, friends and too much food?

I think not.

December 3rd~

We celebrated my Dad’s birthday with dinner at Kabuto’s. 

While Hartly was a bit unsure of the cook’s use of fire Whitley absolutely loved it.

The look on her face was priceless.

Of course Tinsel was up to his usual antics~

That elf!

I used~

Simple Stories Snap Album, October Afternoon various Christmas collections, Tags, Thickers and Sequins

December Daily 2016: December 1st & 2nd~

There is nothing quite like the excitement of a small child during the holidays.

Maybe that’s why our children are so spaced out!! He he.

This year’s excitement was increased tenfold by the purchase of both a Star Wars Lego and Disney Tsum Tsum Advent calendars.

Ever since Hartly spied them in early October she’s been anxiously awaiting the first of December to see what surprise each day holds.

Yes, it’s been a long Fall.

As you can imagine on the first Hartly didn’t know what to do first: find Tinsel the Elf, open the Advent calendars or talk to the North Pole on our Communicator.

But Whitley did!

December 1st~



I was greeted by her as I walked in the door from work with cookies all over the floor and one in her hand.

Turns out she loves Oreos.

December 2nd~


Oh Tinsel…how we’ve missed you.

He’s back and up to his silly ways.

Turns out he likes Reese Cups.

He he.

I used~

Simple Stores Snap Album, October Afternoon various Christmas collections, sequins, Thickers

Check That Off My List~

I’ve got my cover ready!!

Woot woot!!

My December Daily 2016 cover~

I’m using a Simple Stories Snap Album, because the page size is just right. Not too big and not too small. 

I especially love how much this little binder holds.

As you can see I used lots and lots of various October Afternoon Christmas collections.

A few close ups~

With time being so limited this year  I won’t be listing all of my supplies, so if you have a question about what I’ve used please ask.

I have also started prepping by picking and trimming paper, grouping the embellishments I want to use and storing them together in the pocket pages.

I’m trying to keep this manageable and doing as much as possible while the baby naps.

Want to see the chaos of my desk?

I know….YIKES!!

You should see the floor!!

I used~

Simple Stories Snap Album, October Afternoon various collections, twine, ribbon, sequins, jingle bells, Thickers and Modge Podge

I’m Making A List.

And checking it twice.

Santa Claus is coming to town.

But first have you missed me?

Life has gotten to be a bit crazy keeping up with a baby, a six year old and two High School Seniors.

Not to mention I’m now working more since my Dad retired in June.

Thanks Dad! Just kidding…he deserves it.

I have been creating and coloring, but not blogging about it.

However…December is just around the corner which means it’s December Daily time.

One of my favorite projects each year.

So, today I’m gathering my supplies and starting the base pages of my album.

Luckily I have a few supplies laying around.

Also I’m printing a 2016 December calendar provided by the fabulous Marie at her blog.

I don’t know if I’ll be able to keep up daily or weekly, but I know I’m going to have fun documenting one of our favorite times of the year.

My Little Piggy~

Would you believe this little one is 4 months old today?

I can’t.

My layouts~

My friend, Maria, made the most adorable piggy hat for the baby, so I made sure it was packed in my bag for the hospital.

And it made the cutest pictures.

A few close-ups~



I have a feeling you just might be seeing more piggy pictures in the future.

I used~

Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Flea Market Collection, American Crafts Doily, Bling, Fitzgerald Thickers, Kraft Paper, White Cardstock, Vintage Typewriter



Cute & Cuddly~

If you’re ever wondering what I might be doing….most likely it’s cuddling this little cutie.

My layout~


Seriously, I could hold her all day long.

A close-up~


In fact, my hubby claims I’m spoiling her rotten by holding her too much.

Like that could happen. He he.

I used~

Fancy Pants Me-ology Collection, October Afternoon Mini Market Letters and Thickers