Thank you all for the nice notes on my post yesterday. If you're like me then you're hoping that this year the holidays are relaxing, stress free and that you get the hustle and bustle out of the way early. We say this every year, right? Well, why don't we make it happen then? I'm going to do my best.
To kick off the holiday season, I always like to make a Holiday Planner for me, my friends and family. You can scroll through my "notebooks" posts and see more planners I've made over the years. These below are the first of my Holiday Planners for this year. My sister is back in town tomorrow and we're dropping everything to head to the city for a little junkin'. We just talked yesterday about how we don't need another thing. However, our conversation ended with a junkin' date to one of my favorite places.
These Holiday Planners are the perfect size to tuck into a bag. I am never without mine until well after the holidays are over. I use them for gift lists, grocery lists, party planners, projects, Christmas card lists, etc. Everyone that receives one absolutely loves it.
I use two lined Papertrey notebooks for my Holiday Planners, so double the list making. The supplies used for my notebooks came straight from my December Daily stash that I'll be sharing soon. So you get a good feel here at what my Daily December will be like this year. I used papers from Studio Calico (top red) and October Afternoon (holly). Medium Manila Parcel Tag is from my shop along with the vintage buttons. "December Notes" stamp is from Elle's Studio's Exclusive Christmas Stamp. Flair buttons are from October Afternoon as is the brown mist. Diagonal stripe stamp and gold/hemp twine are from the Gossamer Blue December Daily collection of items. Yellow stripe washi is from My Mind's Eye. Small staples are from my Tiny Tim attacher.
I came across this pin on Pinterest and thought it would be perfect if I could follow this rule. I'm going to make a list for the girls to fill in with these 4 things. I'll probably get back some front and back filled list with a request for more line items but hey it's worth a shot, right? I really love this idea though.
Speaking of making lists, how about I list a few things that I'd love to share this holiday season. Here goes.....
1. holiday home decor
2. junkin' finds
3. my new love of slow cooking and my meal planning system
4. sewing and quilting
5. Pinterest projects
6. food as gifts...canning, baking
7. housewarming ideas
8. a new acquisition that makes me so happy....road trip anyone?
9. Daily December and Project Life albums....this has been in the works for over a month so I have high hopes to complete both this year in a timely fashion
10. good books
11. cards as gifts/Christmas cards
We'll see how many items on the list make it to the blog. I'm pretty excited to share some new things with you. Thanks for stopping by. I've got my list made for today and ow I'm off to shop. Check.