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.


3 comments:

amytangerine said...

loving all the different sized pages and all the bits!!

Geralyn said...

Beautiful Michelle! Love that you journaled a lot and the different sized pages are so fun :)

Elise<3 said...

I love that you have incorporated a lot of journaling! I love all the little fun elements too! Can't wait to see the rest!