Wednesday, December 14, 2011

I'm exhausted

I am exhausted from all the holiday hoop-la that has been going on this past weekend. It doesn't hit full force until next week, so this was just the test run. Saturday was a busy day. A ride on the Santa train, birthday party at chuck e cheese (first time and last time). What a wretched place. This is what hell must look like. And then back to the house to prepare for a UFC party that my husband was hosting.

The train ride was good. I wore the wrong outfit though. No one told me I would have to walk through the snow to get to the train. I wore Jimmy Choo high heeled boots and a cute, but not overly warm, Mackage coat. After watching me attempt to walk in the snow my mother-in-law said "Michelle you and your fashion!"

Snapped some cute pictures of Rowan. He went through a range of emotions while waiting for Santa Claus. He started biting on his fingers, which he does when he is nervous. He smiled. And he also had this blank look on his face with his mouth wide open...zoning out and in his own world. This is the first year that Rowan really understands the whole Santa thing, so it is a treat to watch him.

 Chuck e cheese. Never go there. EVER. Hell on earth.

I had the opportunity to watch James and his crew cheer grown men breaking some arms, and choking people until rendered unconscious. I tell ya, a potpourri of Saturday activities.

Friday, December 9, 2011

December Daily 2011- Days 5 to 7

My December Daily is looking a tad schizophrenic. I was going to go with a softer colour palette but then October Afternoon's Holiday Style arrived at my door and I had to re-think my decision. So now, there is no method to the madness. I am treating every page differently. After all, this is supposed to be fun, is it not?

Day 5 - Cupcakes. We all love cupcakes.

Day 6 - Looking ridonkulous while having my hair done at the salon. The end result makes it all so very worth it.

Day 7 - Documenting Rowan's obsession with Prep and Landing.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Sunday, December 4, 2011

December Daily 2011 - Day 1 to 4

This is going to be a long post with tons of pictures. All scrapbook related.  I am warning you now.

Day 1 - I wanted to do something Christmas related with just James and me. The book last year focused on our experiences together as a family, or specifically about Rowan, and while that is important, it is only a facet of our lives. I want James and me to be represented as well. I should mention James was game for coming home from work and just relaxing. Which I get. He has a super stressful job. But being the good hubby he is, he begrudgingly came along for the ride. I met him for dinner at Lonestar. It is a Mexican restaurant that James and I if possible would like to have their nachos, salsa and queso drip fed into an IV. At this point we were feeling very full and I could have easily have said eff this event and go back home. But I really wanted to meet this blogger who was going to be participating in this event at the West Elm store. She was super sweet. I stocked up on some cute advents that I will attempt to make next year. Here is a link to her website where she provides the templates for free. Check it out.
I am using the Evalicious journal to use as my base. But I have been removing the pages and embellishments that I don't like and using my own. I removed most of the Echo Park paper and replaced it with Crate's Peppermint collection. I am so glad that I did. I love the softer palette. I included the West Elm invitation, Aubrey's business card and the cute little brown and white bags she was selling.

Day 2 - I must have lost a bet with god at some point because I always get sick over the holidays. My sorry ass was feeling ill and depressed until the door knocked and there was my iPad2. I am in love.

 Day 3  - Still sick and had to cancel my hair appointment which I hate doing. I so look forward to having my hair done.  I love it when someone else has to spend an hour blowdrying my hair. I may be guilty of not going to the gym for a few days after getting it done so that I don't have to wash it.

Typical Saturday at the Eaton residence. Lots of playing with Rowan. James had an early evening hockey game so Rowan took a swim in our six foot long bath tub with jets. After about an hour I drug him out because he started to prune. I have been using Elle's Studio Christmas vintage number tags.  The Crate paper brads have been getting a lot of action as well.

Day 4  - We put up the tree. I'll let the journaling do the talking for this one.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

December Daily 2011

Last year was my first crack at creating a December Daily.  I love to look through it to re-live all of the small details that I have already forgotten about last year.  I purchased the Evalicious journal for the second time.  I love her eclectic embellishments and sewing details.  I use it as my base and then add stuff from my own stash into the journal for good measure.  Mostly Crate Paper's Peppermint collection and October Afternoon's Holiday Style.

James and I are going this event at West Elm tonight.  So I am thinking that will be my topic for the first post. The tree goes up this weekend.  I can't wait.  If I could have a tree with lights in my living room all year long, I would.  I love grabbing a cup of coffee and curling up on the couch and staring at the Chirstmas tree lights.  Soothing.

I am loving seeing everyone's December Daily pop up in the Studio Calico gallery.  Off to look through it now.  Happy December!