December Daily ~December 7th

Every year we pick an Angel or two or three off the Angel tree at church.

And last night while I got the fun chore of shopping for the basic necessities like toothpaste, shampoo and laundry detergent, Travis and the kids had fun picking out toys, clothes and candy.


Hmm…their cart looks a lot more fun than mine.

I used~
Studio Calico December Daily Kit
October Afternoon Holiday Style Miscellany
Studio Calico let your heart be light Stamp

December Daily ~December 5th & 6th

Travis and I had a date night!



It was a “working” date night, since my UPS Freight Representative took us out to dinner.

But, it was an enjoyable meal where no one constantly jumped up from their seat, climbed under the table or used my sleeve as a napkin.

Good times!

For Thursday I could not pass up the look Hartly gave me when I caught her sneaking a banana right before dinner.


She kept steadily shoving the banana in her mouth as I tried to explain she couldn’t have it.

And my lecture certainly paid off since she just walked in here with an apple.

This child!

I used~
Studio Calico December Daily Kit
Elle’s Studio Be Merry Note Tags

December Daily ~December 4

This has to be the best December weather day ever.

So, it was the perfect time to take all the holiday tubs back out to storage.

And guess who wanted to help?

Nope, not the two teens who claimed to be too busy with homework.

But, the littlest.


She looked so cute carrying the wreath tubs.

I did draw the line at her carrying the tubs with the leftover ornaments.

That would have been a disaster!

I added a Whisker Graphic bag from the Studio Calico December Daily kit to tuck my journaling card in.


And it holds my wish that this helpful stage lasts or at least rubs off on the other two.

I used~
Studio Calico December Daily Kit
October Afternoon Christmas Stamps
Elle’s Studio Vintage Christmas Flashcards

December Daily ~December 3rd

Today is my Dad’s birthday.

Happy Birthday Dad!!

Of course, this means it’s party time.

Or at least dinner out with the family.


And that to me is one of the joys of December.

Spending time with family.

Even if trying to get a picture of everybody with their shirts down is a chore.

I used~
Studio Calico December Daily Kit
October Afternoon Merry Mini Book Kit
Ali Edward Hello Christmas Brushes

December Daily ~December 2nd

He’s back!

Hartly’s BFF.

He’s a two foot tall metal snowman on a spring base.

So, no it’s anything but calm here.


She is currently making up for lost time, so all I hear is bounce, bounce, bounce…

I used~
Studio Calico December Daily Kit

Daily December 2012 ~December First

It’s beginning to look alot like Christmas especially since Krispy Kreme now has Snowman Doughnuts.


We had a busy day yesterday shopping, running errands and our first family Christmas event.

But, the highlight was finding a Krispy Kreme shop in our travels.

Especially, since we were lost, hungry and trapped by a Christmas parade.

A quick trip through the drive thru and we were all smiles again.


I used~
Studio Calico December Daily Kit
October Afternoon Holiday Rub Ons

Let’s Get Ready for December Daily 2012

Can you believe it’s almost that time again?

I can’t, but boy am I excited!

Last year was my first attempt at doing a December Daily and while I enjoyed it I didn’t finish it until sometime in February.

This year I hope to keep up and as a way to do that I have already completed my foundation pages and cover.


My cover~

I kept it simple with a glittery snowman and ribbon.

The spine~

My pages~

Now each page is ready for either a picture or journaling and certainly more embellishing.

A close up of my favorite~

My plan is to have a two page spread for each day depending on what story I want to tell.

Last year’s album included everything from our Disney trip to messy cakes to burned hot dogs.

So, I can hardly wait to see what this December bring us.

I used~
Studio Calico December Daily Kit Contents: AE 6×6 Paper Pad, Crate Paper Sleigh Ride Buttons & Brads, Border Stickers and Stitched Labels, Glitter Paper, Washi Tape, Ribbon, SC Wood Veneer Shapes, Sequins, MME Winter Wonderland Enamel Dots and Technique Tuesday AE Christmas Stamp Set
Misc Washi Tape and Ribbon, EK Snowman Punch