December Daily, part two

Congratulations, Jen! You’re a mere 16 days behind on your holiday book! *cue wild applause*. Here are pages from December 1st through 5th.

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The first page features a beautiful printable from Marie Lottermoser.

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I did a couple of lists from 30 Days of Lists, one from 2013 and one from this year. I’m torn on what to do with this page. I’m tempted to split it and make it one half page, front and back. One of the big reasons I decided to do a cheapo Blurb book for DD this year was so I can play around and cut up pages. This spread might be my first victim… err experiment.

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I initially wanted this to be a strictly holiday album, but changed my mind around December 2nd. I like having little bits of our daily lives in here. And Monday Night Football is seasonal, right?

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Christmas wouldn’t be the same without a few “holiday fails” I love the splotches of gold glitter that give this page a messy look.

2014 December Storyteller by Just Jaimee

Speaking of holiday fails, I just found a typo in the next page. Good job! Anyway, yay fancy decorated palm trees! And boo overpriced Cronuts!

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Because I always strive to keep things classy, I’m using a sheet as a tree skirt this year. I’m playing around with different RadLab filters this season. Not sure if I love it, but it’s fun trying new things.

December 2014 Storyteller by Just Jaimee   Photo from NASA websiteOkay y’all this page is my favorite! I didn’t have a picture for the 5th, so I stole this one from NASA. I had absolutely no idea how to decorate it at first, but do you know what the awesome thing about Christmas kits is? They’re filled with stars and “countdown” words- both of which are perfect for all your nerdy holiday space related December Daily pages! I totally squealed and bounced up and down in my seat when I figured that one out.

Supplies used-
Christmas Countdown bundle by JB Studio
December 2014 Storyteller by Just Jaimee

The rest of my album can be found here-
Plan and cover page
November pages 

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December Daily, part one

We’re already halfway through the month, so I guess it’s about time I shared some DD pages, huh? I’ll start with some November pages. My cover and basic plan can be found here.

Forever Joy Basic Holidays papers WA by Ali Edwards

I wasn’t going to do an intro page, I always feel awkward doing those because it’s hard finding words. Then I started talking about DD on the GingerScraps forum and the words just came to me. I used Ali’s free word art for the title.

Christmas Countdown by JB Studio

The next page is from a Shimmelle JYC prompt. My holiday manifesto took the form of a to-do list this year that I made in the middle of November. And I’m super happy that I’ve already crossed a lot of those items off.

Christmas Countdown by JB Studio

Now onto our Louisiana pages! We went up to LA to visit Jason’s dad and brother for Thanksgiving. We haven’t been there for a few years, so we were really looking forward to it! (Posts recapping that trip are here and here). I didn’t want to overwhelm my holiday book with a hundred pictures from our trip, so I limited myself to one page per day. The first page is from the trip up.

Christmas Countdown by JB Studio

I wanted to use pictures with holiday decorations in this book, and as soon as we stepped off the trolley, I knew this would be my photo for Monday.

Christmas Countdown by JB Studio

I took a lot of photos of the Cathedral, planning to use one of those for Tuesday. Then I found this one that Jason’s dad caught and it became one of my favorites for the whole trip.

Christmas Countdown by JB Studio

On Wednesday we went to our very first wine tasting at the vineyard where Jason’s dad volunteers. It was a lot of fun, and Jason wasn’t nearly as pissed off as he looks here. 😛

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And Thanksgiving! I’ll do a page for that in my Seasons and Holidays scrapbook, so I kept it simple here.

Christmas Countdown by JB Studio

Another very simple page for our trip home on Friday. We stopped in Panama City Beach, and it was one of my favorite things all year.

Christmas Countdown by JB Studio

I used a 30 Days of Lists prompt for Saturday. We didn’t do much that day except rest and do laundry, so I wrote about what little lushes we were.

Christmas Countdown by JB Studio

 

And then, November came to a close. Poor Jason was back at work and I got my new GS praise team avi.

Supplies used- Christmas Countdown by JB Studio, Forever Joy Holiday Basics papers, Ali Edwards WA Fonts- Avenir, Chunk Five, CK Ali’s Hand

Thanks for stopping by! I’ll be sharing more pages in a few days.

Throwback Thursday- #30Lists edition

While working on yesterday’s post, I decided to peruse my older entries for 30 Days of Lists. I came across this list from September 2012-

Events I’d like to attend-

inauguration of a president
opening night of Catching Fire
Oshugatsu (with my sister) or in general again
another Food and Wine Festival at Epcot
Food and Wine in Miami
a wedding that’s not my own
a race
mardis gras
Comic Con
some kind of Olympic competition

I’m very happy to report that I’ve crossed three of those off my list since then.

Not only did we attend Oshugatsu in 2013 and 2014, but we also went to Hatsumi Fair with my sister this year as well.

I went to not one, but two weddings, Steve and Kendra’s in 2013, and Antoine and Heidi’s earlier this year. (Before then, I’d only been to one other wedding besides my own).

And Jason and I celebrated our anniversary last year by doing our first 5k.

Finding little things like this make me so grateful that I’ve kept up with this blog. It’s so interesting to see how things change (I eat much less ice cream now), and things that remain the same (I still curl up my nose at neon).

More Throwback Thursday posts.

#30Lists September 2014 (part 1)

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I’ve been doing 30 Days of Lists for a couple of years now. I love doing the lists, but I’m terrible at the follow through, that is actually making something with my lists. Should I do a mini book? Add them to Project Life? Make layouts, or just show them in blog posts? The “finishing” has always been my stumbling block.

Enter the Project Life app.

I really liked the neutral look of Megan’s lists from awhile back using the physical Midnight kit, so I went with that one, which comes free in the PL app. I picked a few journaling cards and added my lists, which I’d written in August and September. (Except the first one, which I rewrote to reflect the day I made the LO). As with every page I’ve made with the app, it was super quick and easy.

So the next question is, where am I going to put it? It doesn’t really fit in with my no-product Project Life this year, so I’m going to print it out and stick it into my All About Jen album. I think I’m going to do that with my 30 Lists from now on. I might even go back and redo some of my other lists and add them in there too.

I’ll share the rest of September’s lists probably next month. I’m not 100% sold on the font I used, so I want to get it printed and make sure I can read it before I use it for any more other pages. (Not the font’s fault, I just have a harder time reading thin fonts)

Curious about 30 Lists? Learn more here. You can see more of my lists here.

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I’m joining in 30 Days of Lists again this round. It’s a fun little way to document a snippet of your life. Find out more about #30Lists here.

I (of course) ran behind on my lists 🙂

What I’m going to remember about today-
All the CT goodies I get to play with
taking (yet another) pic of MK under the tree
trying a new fish recipe tonight
digging out Christmas cards (I’m late this year)

On my movie watching list
Christmas vacation
Great Gatsby
Red 2

My favorite outfits/ accessories
striped maxi skirt
new pants I got in WV (yoga and jeans)
froggy pj’s
blue shirt

See my other attempts at #30Lists here.

#30Lists Day 6

I’m joining in 30 Days of Lists again this round. It’s a fun little way to document a snippet of your life. Find out more about #30Lists here.

On my reading list-
The Cat Who Came for Christmas (always!)
Agatha Raisin and the Busy Body
Agatha Raisin- Kissing Christmas Goodbye
Agatha Christie holiday books
Visions of Sugarplums
And Four to Go
various other holiday murder mysteries

I’m starting a new tradition with myself this year. I’ve downloaded 20 or so holiday mysteries. Some I’ve already read, some will be new to me. I’m going to see how many I can get through this month.

If you have any holiday mysteries that you love, please share! I just did a search for “Christmas” and “murder”, so I’m definitely open for suggestions!

Also, you may notice that one of those books is not like the other. I’ve read the first chapter of The Cat Who Came For Christmas almost every single year since 1991. But that deserves a post all on it’s own 🙂

See my other attempts at #30Lists here.