2013 December Daily December 11th~


That about sums it up.

“I’ve got a SURPRISE for you Mommy!” was the first thing Hartly said to me this afternoon when I picked her up from Nursery School.

But, I had to wait till we got home and ate lunch before I could see it.

December 11~


She had made me a cookie.

“It even sparkles Mommy!” she said with so much excitement.

My journaling~


How could you not love a cookie that sparkles?

I love this child.

I used~
Bingo Card, Tim Holtz Bingo Piece, October Afternoon Very Merry Kit, K&Co Date Stamp

2013 December Daily December 9th and 10th~

Monday was a day!

A day filled with messy weather, school delays, doctor’s appointments and Christmas shopping.

After her doctor’s appointment Ashlyn and I enjoyed a Girls Day Out. Woot woot.

We had so much fun that she didn’t even balk at the idea of me taking her picture next to the Yule Love This sign.

December 9th~


She’s even smiling. Willingly.

I love that!

And as good as Monday ended up being, Tuesday was the exact opposite.

Let’s just say that I forgot it was Pajama Day for a certain little one at Nursery School and things just fell apart from there. Sigh.

The good news is a little ice cream bribery got my gas tank filled.

December 10th~


And I do believe a milkshake makes everything a little better.

Especially when enjoyed in your pajamas. He he.

The full page~


I used~
Studio Calico December Daily Kit, October Afternoon Very Merry Kit and Kelly Purkey December Kit from Simon Says Stamp

2013 December Daily December 8th~

Today has been cancelled.

Really, when they cancel church you know it’s not safe to leave the house.

So, that means no family Christmas get together.

No shopping.

But, it does mean cool pictures of your frozen outdoor Christmas ornaments.

December 8th~


And how cool is it that I just happened to have made that Tree Ornament shaker pocket on this page?

You’d think I planned these things when really it’s all just luck.

And Mother Nature.

I used~
Studio Calico December Daily Kit, October Afternoon Very Merry Kit, DCWV Gem Stars, Jenni Bowlin Holiday Printable

2013 December Daily December 6th and 7th~

After another dreary, rainy, but exceptionally warm day we spent the evening at our church’s annual Christmas Play.

Nothing says Christmas time in Virginia like a 70 degree day.

But, the music and acting was wonderful.

Especially hubby’s!

December 6th~


Since Holden, Hartly and I sat in the wiggly three-year old’s section of the church, my pictures were mainly of the backs of people’s heads.

So, I chose to include the Eyewitness Christmas logo in my album.

I attached it to an Anna Griffin Christmas card that she gave each of the Cricut Circle Members when we got to meet her at Circle Mania this November.

I love that Santa and all his wonderful layers!

December 4-6th~


On the back of the envelope I created a pocket that holds various tags and several pictures of my new wreathes that I finally got out of the boxes and onto the doors.

December 7th~


And guess what?

Only one ornament needs to be reattached.

Yes, I had a helper. He he.

I used~
Anna Griffin Card, Studio Calico December Daily Kit, Fancy Pants Merry Little Christmas Decorative Tags, Basic Grey Capture Attach Me Stickers

2013 December Daily December 5th~

Okay, I’m going to be totally honest.

I didn’t just get this Costco sized tub of Peppermint Bark today.

My mom gave it to me days ago.

And I’ve been eating it EVERY day.

December 5th~

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Do you know how tasty and delicious it is?

If not, head straight to the Seven Levels of the Candy Cane Forest and get some. He he.

The moment I saw the Kelly Purkey Santa’s Coming stamp set, I had to have it.

That movie is an Andrews’s Family favorite.

Much like the Peppermint Bark.

I used~
Studio Calico December Daily Kit, October Afternoon Very Merry Kit, Kelly Purkey Santa’s Coming Stamp Set, Elf and Basic Thickers

2013 December Daily December 4th~

Life with a three-year old is never, ever boring.

Today at Nursery School she must have rolled around in the sand pile.

Seriously, she was covered from head to toe.

Instead of waiting till we got home, she decided to go ahead and clean her boots off. Sigh.

When I turned to check on her this is what I saw…

December 4th~


So, I started with “Hartly, why is your boot on your ear?”

She respond, “Because, the sun is in my eyes!”


That makes perfect sense, doesn’t it?

At least to her.

Of course, it had to be today’s entry in my December Daily.

I add a bit of embellishment to the outside of the pocket page, so here’s what it looks like all together~


Now I am off to clean out the back of my car.

I used~
Studio Calico December Daily Kit, October Afternoon Very Merry Kit

2013 December Daily December 3rd~

This was not your ordinary Tuesday for us.

There were big happenings all day long.

I’m talking cranes, new equipment deliveries and sinkholes.

But, the biggest was my Dad’s 68th birthday.

December 3rd~


And yes, there was cake! Yum.

Happy Birthday Dad!!

We love you!

Here’s the first three days all together~


I used~
October Afternoon Very Merry Kit