Wednesday, November 26, 2008

STORE CLOSING - 50% off!

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It's not a fun post, that's for sure. I've been a member at Scrapbooker Online for 3+ years now and have placed many orders in Maryfrances' store. Unfortunately, she's closing the doors of the store, but fortunately for you everything is 50% off! I know...bittersweet.

The good news is that the message boards and gallery will still be the same and all are welcome as usual! Come and get to know a sista or two and upload your work into the gallery - we'd love to see!

On another note, I'd like to wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving. We'll be spending time with hubby's parents in the early afternoon before heading to my parent's for dinner with my sister, brother and their families (all my sweet little nephews!). Tomorrow is a day to be thankful for all the big things but especially all the little things in life. I love Thanksgiving for that alone, as well as how it seems Thanksgiving is the ushering in of all the holiday goodness. Just love that feeling of the coming month!

Enjoy the holiday with whomever you're spending it with and I challenge you to take a little moment in all the hustle and bustle to look around and soak it all up. And for all of you scrapbookers out there, don't forget your camera! ;)

Happy Thanksgiving!

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice. ~Meister Eckhart

On a side note - thanks to everyone who left me a comment with your special Christmas traditions! Our family will be going through all of them and hope to pick up a few! :)

Monday, November 24, 2008

Christmas traditions...

Hi everyone! Yeah, I's been a long time, so just settle down, lol! First of all, I have to give a shout-out to my friend, Marjorie. She helped me switch over from old Blogger to the new Blogger and it's sooooooooooo much easier now! Love my Marjorie!

Can you believe that Turkey Day is almost here?! I can already smell my mom's kitchen with all the traditional smells of her sweet potatoes, dressing (do you call it dressing or stuffing?), mashed potatoes, turkey (turkey breasts in my family), 5 cup salad, cranberry relish and on and on! I'm ready to eat and ready for a day with family. :)

So, back to the subject on hand. I need your ideas! Our family is looking to start a few new Christmas traditions this year as we need something fresh! That's where you come into the picture. I would love to hear what you and your family do for Christmas. What do you do on Christmas Eve? How do you go about Christmas morning? Special foods, appetizers or meals you always have (please share your recipe if you'd like!)? What do your kids do (or what did you do as a child)? Do you read a special book or maybe the Christmas story? Do you sit and make a craft? I would LOVE your input and hope to incorporate some new traditions for our family!

I'm hoping to start my Christmas cards today although I still need to narrow down my design. As of now, I have 2 designs and I might just go with both and do half and half. I have all my supplies out and I just keep staring at the pile wondering when I'm going to get going. Sometimes I do think less is more...naa, maybe not. ;) Last year it took me about a week to make 132, so all I know is I better get busy!

I also need to freshen up my photos in my header up there...maybe a little Christmas. :)