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Friday, November 30, 2012

Day 2 of Ellie + Plans for December!

This morning we found Ellie in the Christmas Tree Snow globes we made the other night!
We figured that she must really be missing the North Pole! She also brought back little trees and got snow everywhere!


On another note, I'm done with school for this semester. It feels great to have nothing to study for! I'm so excited to spend these next 5 weeks with my family. I'm thankful for 2 more "A's" that go on my nursing school application too. I made new friends in my class and they will be in my class next semester too! It's hard to beleive that i've been back in school for over a year now. Honestly, it's flying by which is scary. It's also scary lanie is almost half way done with K-5. I wish I could keep her smaller for longer, but that's not happening. The more I think about time flying by, the faster is goes. So, here is to a December full of crafts, family time and traveling.
I'm trying to document on this blog as much as I can this month, so you'll probably be seeing posts more often!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Meet Ellie!

Ellie showed up this morning from the North Pole and was sugary sweet to the girls!
I've heard these elves can be mischievous, I can't wait to see her sneaky side!

She perched herself on our light fixture so she could have a good view of the girls with their special North Pole Breakfast!
Ellie left a plate of White Powdered Donuts shaped like a Christmas tree..and Chocolate milk with a bright green straw!

She also left each girl a cute Santa bag with a coloring book and pack of crayons.

See you tomorrow!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Christmas Crafting!

I love Christmas time and super cute crafts. I saw this on Pinterest and decided it was perfect for our dining room table!
Here is the pinterest link..and I will add my twists below..

What you need:

  • Different sized trees-I bought a pack from Michaels for $8.80
  • Tape or Glue Dots or Sticky Velcro
  • Mason Jars or jars with screw on lid
  • Fake Snow
  • A frame (Michaels had these laser cut frames)
  • Paint color of choice

Avg Cost for the project is between $15-$20 depending on sales and if you use coupons ;)
1. Paint your frame desired color and let dry
2. I had 1 set of sticky velcro and for the rest I used rolled up duct tape...whatever works, right?

3. Secure the tree to the inside lid of the jar you are using...the tape holds it fine. The trees aren't that heavy!
4. Fill the mason jar about 1/2 inch with the fake snow.
5. Screw on the lid and voila...your cute new snowglobes!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Our First Showing

If you know me, you know I'm super OCD and stressful about things like...being judged ;) So when we were getting our house ready to list I really tried to pull myself out of the process and envision what potential buyers would want. Those weeks were stressful! Painting and sanding and just touching things up were time consuming. It felt SO GOOD to list the house.

Then I got dissapointed when I didn't have an immediate showing! I would get phone calls from random numbers that I hoped were agents and they were just appointment reminders...like from the dentist. So I stopped getting my hopes up and one night didn't sweep the floor and I didn't put every single dish that was dirty in the dishwasher. Sure enough, that next day I got a call!

I didn't have a heart attack...but almost. Justin and I flew home to tidy things up. 1 hour later I was shaking and all worked up, back to where I was before. That showing was yesterday and I'm on this 'high' of when is it going to happen again!? This whole situation is very weird for me...Having strangers come in and judge my house. Hopefully I can get used to it?

Those who have sold or who are selling, can you relate??