i love holidays!

These past couple of days have been surprisingly productive.

On Friday, we hosted our mini Thanksgiving celebration, which has become a tradition at our home. After our festive dinner, we start decorating for Christmas. Have we finished decorating?! Not even close! We still have to put up stockings and garlands, put up the outdoor lights, and so much more! …but first we have to get through Thanksgiving!

Gloria?! Decorating?! Did I miss something?!

Maui thought some of the ornaments were good enough to eat.

"This is sooooo boring! Decorating takes forever, so I'm just going to sleep!"

Once we finish the tree, I’ll make sure to share with everyone.

Yesterday, we headed to Gloria’s parents’ house to help set up their Christmas tree. Funny how we finished their tree, but we didn’t finish ours, haha! πŸ™‚ Maui and Hilo had fun. No, not because they got some chicken from the grandparents, but because they had fun running around, hehe.

Their tree this year is red!

The goofballs were hanging out by the tree.

Scrapping updates:

Recently, I wrote up a review for Scrapbooking Supplies R Us; it’s the online store for Memories Live On. Here’s a couple of projects I created using some of the latest from American Crafts.

To read my review on the “Merrymint” line, click here.

…and don’t forget, Zutter is still doing the 12 Days of Christmas! If you need some Christmas inspiration, head on over to the forum to see some projects, challenges, and giveaways!

Now, I’m off to do run some errands today.

Happy Sunday,




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25 responses to “i love holidays!

  1. gloria

    love the photos and your american crafts layouts. i love cloudy days. i can’t wait until it rains and this cough goes away.

  2. that Christmas tree is absolutely stunning!!! I love the holidays, too!

  3. Jing-Jing

    Your tree is up already? Unbelievable, you are so so speedy! hee hee, so cute Maui pictures, and lovely layouts!!!

  4. Their tree is gorgeous and I’m sure yours will be stunning as well. Love that shot of the “kids” by the tree :o) Your schnauzers are such photobugs,it kills me!
    Have a great week.

  5. Julie

    Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the tree and loving the projects U made! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  6. Their tree is lovely. ( I love a red tree. ) But I think those babies take the prize. They are so pretty.

  7. That photo of Maui & Hilo by the tree is priceless! They are just too cute. Did I ever mention that Bryn asked me over & over again if Maui & Hilo were coming with you & Gloria to AZ? And then she’d ask me to please ask you to bring them. I kept telling her that they probably weren’t going to be flying on the airplane with you. LOL!

    I β™₯ the LO & card… both so adorable & inspiring!

    Have fun decorating! πŸ™‚

  8. I love your ladies tree! How pretty! I cant wait to start decorating our tree and house. We do ours the day after thanksgiving and after we do some Black Friday shopping! Love the fur-babies too πŸ™‚ They look like they are ready for some gifts πŸ™‚

  9. lydia — we haven’t finished our tree yet. that was gloria’s parents’ tree. haha. we prob won’t be done with ours until after thanksgiving too. today tho, i worked on our wreath and garlands! πŸ™‚

  10. lovin’ your Christmas trees!!! terrific LO and lovin’ the fancy cut embellies!!

  11. Chris

    Just love your parents’ tree – I will be doing mine in red this year too. Look forward to seeing yours. I read your posting over at scrapbookingsuppliesrus – loved your LO and card. I will check out the zutter site for inspiration. Have a great Thanksgiving!

  12. WOW, that tree is wonderful!!!!
    I am so surprised to see how busy you girls allready are for Christmas!! Here in Holland NOBODY decorates the tree before december 5th, because then we celebrate Sinterklaas. Sinterklaas is someone like Santa Claus, an old man who brings presents. It’s an important tradition here and we honour that. When he ‘leaves’ Holland on dec. 6th, the Christmasdecorations jump out of their boxes, lol!
    Wishing you a wonderful week!


  13. Yep…we have to wait a few more days before Christmas starts here…;)
    LOVIng that tree…yours must be awesome too,you all ready had some practice now πŸ˜‰
    Love your layout and the card is gorgeous with all that ribbon sarah!
    Have fun decorating some more!

  14. The tree is gorgeous! Don’t you just love the holidays? ~sigh~ And your furry kidlets (aka the goofballs) are just awesome!

  15. How fun is that tree layout?! I LOVE it!

  16. Can’t wait to see your christmas tree once it is finished. I think I’ll put up mine next weekend.
    love, Isolde

  17. love that Christmas Tree card! really neat idea to layer the paper like that. Gloria’s parents’ tree looks spectacular. Will you do my decorating too??

  18. chelsey — if i lived closer to you… you know i’d help out! πŸ™‚

  19. Love the pics, LO, and tree. We always decorate ours on Thanksgiving day as we watch the Macys Parade. Can’t wait to see pics of your tree.

  20. LOVE that ribbon card!
    Must try it myself.
    Thanks for the link to Zutter (didnΒ΄t know that).

  21. oh wow sarah. Their tree is pretty. I can’t wait to see pic of yours though with your artistic little self!

    I bet your thanksgiving celebration was amazing!!!

    ❀ B

  22. Vel

    OMG I love that pic of the tree and the doggies. πŸ™‚

  23. Beautiful tree!!! Ours is red, silver and black!! I LOVE it!! I gotta get a pic πŸ™‚ AWESOME layout and card!!! LOVE!!!

  24. Wow people, it’s Thanksgiving Day! I’m enjoying my extra day off, and I am planning to doing something fun that will probably involve a car trip and seeing something new in Pike Creek I haven’t seen yet.
    You write new post at Thanksgiving?

  25. Laura

    You’ve got some really nice decorations! I love decorating for Christmas. I always blast the Christmas music and get the decorations up in a couple of hours. Most of my decorations are handmade. Every year I add something new to the collection or I replace something that has fallen apart or gotten old. There have been other projects I have done in the past, like “card door runners” that hang on the interior doors of the house. I’ve made wreaths, and Christmas ornaments too. It’s a lot of fun to get creative and add something unique to your decorations.

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