Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Is It Wednesday Already???

Not only is it is a week and a half since I last posted! How in the heck did that happen??? To quickly catch you up on the comings and goings in my world...Thanksgiving was wonderful! It was probably the best I've ever had. I know you all are aware of the zaniness within my immediate family, ie me and mine...but we had to get it somewhere. Yep, we got it from my side of the family. My mother, brother, sister, spouses, children and friends all came to my house to celebrate. It's the first Thanksgiving I can remember that we all were together on the actual holiday. Laughter was plentiful... food was bountiful...hearts were grateful. Everything the holiday was meant to be.

The weekend was spent attempting to decorate for Christmas..."attempt" being the operative word. My mom came back on Friday night and we finished one favorite tree. The other tree that is the "main" tree...weeelllll, it is a little lacking...of ornaments. I will get it done. Just not sure when. After the decorating session with my mom, a couple of girlfriends came over and we spent the night doing the "girl" thing until the wee hours of the morning. Saturday consisted of a multitude of chores and errands then Sunday included a trip to Georgia to see my mom's new lake house. She had lunch prepared for Keri and me when we got there. We had a great visit but I then had a 2 hour drive home. After my late night the night before, coffee became my friend.

The lack of sleep hurt come Monday morning. Back to the old grind. But it is a short work week as I leave tomorrow afternoon for Boston with my ex-sister-in-law. We were quite the travel buddies back in the day. This will be the first trip we've shared in a long time. I'm really looking forward to it. There are rumors of snow and what a wonderful time as I'm sure the city will be beautifully decorated for the holiday season.

So there you have it, the reason for my absence. To top it all off I've been a scrapping fool as my Serendipity projects were due as well as a new challenge at These Are a Few of My Favorite Things. The current challenge at Fave Things is our favorite holiday. If you want to get in the holiday spirit...this would be the place to go. Inspiring layouts galore feature several different holidays but many revolve around Christmas. For my layout, I used the December I Deserve It All kit from Serendipity Scrapbooks to show my love of my mother's vintage Christmas. During the holidays, I can spend hours roaming around her house taking in all the ornaments of times gone by wondering about the stories behind them.

I know this is the busiest time of year but I hope you can find the time to play along with us. As always, there is a wonderful prize up for grabs.

Before I go, I will share one more layout from the Serendipity kit.

This kit is filled with gorgeous Webster's Pages papers, fabric tags and ribbons, plus Core'dinations cardstock, Kaiser pearls and rub-ons, Little Yellow Bicycle chipboard shapes and so much more. You will truly love this kit. But you might should hurry as I don't believe they will last long.

So here's an early wish for a happy weekend as my weekend starts early.



  1. Glad you had such a great Thanksgiving - love both of your layouts, and I am envious of your trip to Boston all decked out for the holidays. Have a fantastic trip and take lots of pix.

  2. Love those layouts!!! Can't wait to do my Fave Things one...if I get time. This month is gonna be quite hectic:):) Hope you have a great time and talk to ya soon. Love, Jess

  3. love love love love love love those lo's....i'm telling ya...i'm coming with u to your mom's house for christmas!!! I wanna see all that yummy vintage-ness! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  4. You're back! Yeah!!! Gorgeous layouts girl! The 2nd one is my fave for sure! Super cute! Have a fun road trip & be safe! Take care!

  5. Glad to hear you had a great Thanksgiving!

    Cute LO's(& photos, too!) Hope you have a great weekend... sounds like it will be FUN! :-)

  6. So happy you had a nice holiday! Your layouts are lovely!

  7. So glad to hear that your Holiday was Fabulous!!!!

    Just loving the Lo' did a Fabulous Job with them!!!

    Have fun in Boston.....think of me....wish I were with you!!!!!

    Call when you have a chance!!! Love ya girlie!!! :-)

  8. Glad to see you back! Lovely LO's! Have a nice trip to Boston!

  9. LOVE the titling on that 2nd layout! ADORABLE! :)


  10. Sounds like the perfect holiday weekend! And you needed that!! Love your layouts, that kit has some gorgeous papers in it!!

  11. Hey I've missed you!! But glad to hear you've been having a wonderful time! I love your LO's...the second is just sooo it all!! Have an amazing time in Boston...snow would be wonderful too...have fun!

  12. Fabulous layouts! As soon as I get past 2 Dec birthdays I'm hoping to get some scrapping done. I'm adding the Favorite Things prompt to my to-scrap list.

    Lack of sleep is a killer. Found that out the hard way last week during Thanksgiving. Better now and determined to never let that happen again.

  13. Hi there, Lisa!

    As a friend put it, I think we've all been under the spell of a turkey induced coma for a week. She said it, I'm stickin' to it!!

    I know exactly what you mean about going down memory lane with Christmas ornaments and decorations taking you by the hand and leading the way.

    Lisa, I adore all of your sweet details on your layouts! Pearls, trim, a sweet butterfly...and that velvet ribbon flower...ahh....sigh....sweet happy sighs...


  14. Sounds like you had a great Thanksgiving. Your main tree sounds like my main tree right now. We got the lights on and what do you know they decided NOT to work once they were hung:( SO, now back to the beginning! Love your los as always! Hope you have a great start to the week!

  15. Great LOs there, and it sounds like a wonderful holiday!

  16. gorg layouts! love that reindeer...aren't those kits awesome this month?!?!?! those dolls freak me out a bit, LOL! not your layout but when i am in the same room with them i feel like they are all looking at me

    you must reach out and fill me in on your weekend!

  17. LOVE the new layouts! I've been MIA...just got internet back today and so happy to check in!! ((Hugs)))

  18. I LOVE your vintage Christmas LO!!! I could have takent that photo!!! Your mother sounds like mine! She has these dolls everywhere! She is a doll maker!

    I was soooo drawn to your LO Lisa on Fav Things!!!
    Gorgeous work!

  19. WOW love your layouts beautifully done!


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