Saturday, January 10, 2009

A little bit of everything...*photo heavy*

Lots of things to share today. It seems as though I'm loving blogging these days. :)

I am so excited to get my Becky Higgins 365 kit (yep, I was one of the lucky ones who was able to get one in my cart and checkout...well, it took 30 minutes, but I'm not comlaining)! I just tracked it via UPS and it'll officially arrive on Monday! I've kept up with my photo taking and finished editing them last night. And since there will be so many photos, I'm going to avoid printing them from home. I'll upload them to Walmart (LOVE their matte finish) and pick them up each weekend. And if all goes as planned, I'll post each completed week's photos (maybe not all, but some) here either Saturday or Sunday. It happens to be Saturday this week. So, here's my photos from Jan. 1st to Jan. 9th.

Hanging of the new calendar...palm trees, beach and ocean scenes of course...
Even a few days after Christmas, still enjoying my new Il Divo album...
Finally made my famous Frosted Sugar Cookies that I didn't make on Christmas Eve. (I combined two of my vertical photos in PSE to make a single 4x6 photo to fit in the horizontal pockets in the 365 kit.)
Made a few Christmas thank-you's...
Purged and organized a guestroom closet with the contents going to Goodwill...
Sat and enjoyed watching Barefoot Contessa (Ina Garten) like I always do...
Dan playing a little Wii Mario Kart...
A beautiful snow day. I took the photo from our upstairs bathroom window...
Running around doing a few errands including the post office...


Remember this Christmas planner I made? Well, I made full use of it during my Christmas shopping trips! At the end of the season, it was stuffed full of receipts, gift cards and Christmas lists. I took it with me into every store I went and in the car. I really loved that I made this and was happy it turned into something so functional.




And while cleaning up my Christmas decorations, I sat down and went through all the Christmas cards I received. With the economy and everyone cutting back, I thought for sure I wouldn't receive many cards in return. I made 110+ cards this year and ended up getting 62 cards in return!! Can anyone say Christmas spirit?!?

I keep all the cards I receive in this container I bought at Target a few years ago. It's whitewashed metal with a plaque on the front that says "Christmas Cards". In the bottom of the container, I put artifical pine greenery with a few sprigs of faux holly berries on the side and I just love it.

One day I received 10 cards in my mailbox! The most I'd receive in one day during the season. :)


Hope you're enjoying your Saturday! Thanks for stopping by!


Oh and by the way...what is up with the spacing (or lack of) between sentences on Blogger sometimes? Annoying! Anyone have any ideas?

10 comments:

ashlee said...

your pics are amaZinG! those cookies look scrumptious!!!
and beautiful cards:)

Renee Lamb said...

wonderful pictures!

SAR girls said...

Great idea with the 2 vertical photos, Nicole-a very creative solution! :)

Anabelle said...

Love your photos. The vignette on them looks awesome. So glad I'm not the only one making Christmas cookies in January. And Mario Kart is huge around here, too. :)

Maryfrances said...

YAAAAA Baby....now this is blogging at its finest. I am so happy you are doing this. Love all your photos and I think I may need to lift your border idea. Thanks!

Leigh said...

What fabulous everyday pictures!

kim_sonksen said...

I love your photos and especially the one with the snowy road. I wish we'd had snow.
Have fun with your Becky H Kit!

Marjorie said...

Awesome post Nicole...love your photos.

Patrizzia said...

Gosh those cookies look amazing. You are one fantastical baker. Awww man.. I would have taken those clothes... lol!

I can't wait to see your 1st page.

LeslieinTN said...

Beautiful photos again! I have issues w/the line breaks in Blogger sometimes too. It drives. me. crazy!! Often I'll go into the HTML formatting to look at what's going on and will add or delete some.

I forget how many cards I got this year. Maybe around 40-ish and I sent out 60-ish. I've really cut back. I love getting them though and hang them around the entry way into my kitchen from my living room. I love your white tin holder for them. Very nice!