Good Morning Friends!
It's officially December and that means Christmas is almost here...Yikes!!
I still need to do more than half of my shopping.
I am not a big fan of Christmas...
Let me re-phrase that... I like Christmas, I just hate the shopping part.
That part completely stresses me out!
So every year I seem to put it off, and put it off, later and later.
This year I REALLY put it off!
In fact, if it weren't for my husband, I don't think we'd have as much done as we do!
I have my kids' gifts, and as far as I'm concerned, that's all that matters.
I really don't feel like I should have to buy presents for anyone else.
And I don't need presents because I buy myself whatever I want whenever I want it.
I'm an instant gratification kinda girl!
So this time of year sucks because I can't buy what I want because I have to make sure to have options for others to buy me gifts.
Just one year I would like to say : "Nobody, buy me anything...and I will do the same"
Again, except for my kids...my kids get presents!!
Honestly if I could take the presents out of the equation I would LOVE Christmas!!
Okay, okay, enough of that.
On to other things.
This year I am trying to complete a December Daily album.
I'm hoping this will help make me enjoy Christmas more than I have in the past.
My version is going to be a very "watered down" version.
It's my first time and I don't want to stress myself out!
I bought myself a photo album that holds two 4x6 pics on each page.
The top slot will hold the pic, the bottom will hold the journaling which I will write on a 4x6 piece of holiday paper.
That's it! No bells and whistles.
Can't get any more watered down than that!
As I said it's my first time and I want to start easy.
I want to focus on the pics and the journaling not on all the "pretties".
I started a little "early" w/ my December Daily.
Mine should probably called "December Daily w/ a few November Pics Thrown In".
I took pics when we picked out our tree, and when I started drinking egg-nog, and then having a "red-cup" drink from Starbucks. They were all taken in November.
At first I thought I couldn't include them because they were taken in November and this is supposed to be "December" daily. But I read over on the SB.com boards that some people call there's a "Countdown to Christmas" album and document ALL the holiday related events regardless of when they took the pics.
If I go that route, that means I CAN include my November pics, Yay!
I'm so silly though...
I'm so silly though...
I mean I don't know why I thought I couldn't include them, after all there are no rules in scrapbooking, right?
Anyway that's all from me today!
But before I leave I have to share one pic because I think my blog looks too boring w/ just words, LOL!
Peppermint Mocha Latte from Starbucks, Yum!