Jolly Times

I keep crossing things off my list and checking it twice.

  • Christmas photo taken (Check)

  • Projects finished for EK (Check)

  • Packages Mail (NO)

  • Gifts All Bought (NO)

  • Cards Mailed (NO)

  • Cookies Baked(NO)

  • Kids out for holiday break!(YES)
Here is a little something to relieve stress during the holiday hustle and bustle.
This crazy turkey has moved into my parents neighborhood. I have seen him in many neighbor's yards and along the green way by the park. Around Thanksgiving, I looked for the turkey but didn't see him anywhere. I was sure a hunter shot him for Thanksgiving dinner. As Shane and I were returning from NYC, we stopped at my parents to pick up the kids. As we turned on their street, THERE HE WAS! Tom Turkey was okay and made it through Thanksgiving. I made Shane stop so I could take a quick photo. Between the houses is the elementary school I use to walk to. Maybe Tom took refuge there.

Okay how about some Christmas Crafting?
I used a 12 x 12 frame, removed the glass, and added a piece of Swell Noel pattern paper to the inside of the frame. Added tags from the tag pad and a variety of embellishments. It might be a cute idea to add photos to each tag and use the frame as a countdown to Christmas. I am ashamed to say this project took around 30 minutes to complete. Click Here for a source on finding the product.

This festive holiday line was designed by Sheri Berry. Her attention to detail is what makes this line just shine! View Sheri's blog http://sheriberrystudio.blogspot.com to enjoy more of her lovely creations.


Leah C said...

The photo of the kids is beautiful...adorable kids you've got there:) Your checklist is a lot like mine; but, for some reason, I'm not too stressed about it. And now you've got some cute "little" helpers at home!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Sounds like you're ready for Christmas! Your blog looks so festive. Thanks for stopping by mine and leaving a message. It's always appreciated. Have a wonderful Christmas!

Sheila R said...

Love your holiday Christmas craft... all the better since it took less than an hour!

Cute Christmas helpers!

Lora Oliver said...

Your children are beautiful, though I am sure you already knew that. ;P I love the Christmas tag hanging!! What a wonderful idea, thank you. I just may have to make one too, though not sure it will happen before Christmas!

Wanda said...

I don't what I like better the picture of the kids or the turkey. I'm so glad you are feeling better...I can so sympathize. :) I miss you, too. Merry Christmas! Cut yourself some slack on that list of yours.

Sandy Michelle said...

I love the fresh colors of the tags in the frame! My man was drooling when I showed him your Turkey pic (yeah he's a hunter)LOL! Good luck getting your Christmas errands done! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Sandy xox

Rachel said...

The kids looks adorable per usual! Very cute project! You should be proud you can produce something like that so quickly!! Good luck with your list and have a Merry Christmas!! Hope to see you soon!

bekimarie said...

Hey Gorgeous
Missing you loads!
Love your picture, such a great idea and looks so pretty.
The photo of your babies is beautiful!
Love and ((hugs))
Beki xxx

p.s can you email me your address hunni as i'd like to send you something in the New Year xxx

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

That is such a cute photo of your kids!

Love the framed tags! Love all those cheery colors and seems like a super easy project.

Have a wonderful Christmas!


TxScrapAddict said...

Beautiful project! Hope Tom survives Christmas......

Karen Miller said...

Way cool that your Swell Noel frame ended up on Sheri's blog! I'm shamelessly scraplifting this one!

Kara, I was happy to see you yesterday. Diane would have been so pleased that you were there. She always really admired you and your talent.

Take care and Merry Christmas!