Hellooooo all my friends! Where the heck have I been huh? LOL—just busy with holiday stuff-s and spending time with my family—that’s what the season is all about right? We are holly-jolly happy in the Dean household---the weather has been in the 60’s which is FANTASTIC. Alexa & I were out grocery shopping yesterday and we had short sleeves on, I freakin’ LOVE THAT! It made the traffic & crowds not seem so bad. Although I did have a “shopping cart” incident where the case of soda fell off the bottom of the cart in the middle of the road outside of Wegmans and my cart got lodged on top of it. The funny part? The cart was so heavy from all the groceries that me & Alexa couldn’t lift it up over the soda case (yes it was my Cherry Coke lol) so traffic has NOW stopped & we are laughing hysterically. Two ding-dong girls trying to lift a loaded cart but it NOT moving an inch—oh what a sight that was! BUT—chivalry does exist cuz a very nice man came to our rescue & helped us out.
So the kids are out for school (lord help me) and last night Riley had 4 of his friends over to play Madden Football on the Xbox 360 & play pool & have a sleepover. Alexa was over a friends house making cookies for a bit while I was in the kitchen cooking & baking! My parents are coming up today for a late luncheon so I made some goodies---buffalo wing dip, pineapple cake w/ buttercream frosting, Muddy Buddy mix (yum & so addictive, see here if you have no clue what I’m talking about lol) & we’ll have some cold salads & panini’s too (I loveeee paninis—Reubens, Roast Beef & Honey Ham paninis). Christmas Eve will be spent at dinner at our fave restaurant which is a tradition—no cooking for mom yayyyy! Then Christmas Day we are not going anywhere or having anyone over---that’s a first in 17 years. So we will stay in our jammies, have some sweets for breakfast and hang out and then have a quiet dinner (Prime Rib—yummers). Then Monday we head to my parents house to exchange gifts & have dinner with my entire family—good times! We are sticking around our house thru the New Year and I’m looking forward to sleeping in and reading a bunch of good books!!
The other day Alexa & I had arts & crafts day on the kitchen table---it was a MESS! I was working on the ornaments below and she was making a Smash Book for her BFF Maddy with LOTS of help from Mom of course LOL! Have you seen the Smash Books (go here for a great selection)? They are fun, quick & easy scrapbooks to make. I bought one to create a scrapbook of my travels, when will it get done? Not really sure but I have all the supplies to make it hee hee (duh right)! So Alexa did a good job with my help hee hee & then we took some pictures to share with you all—then headed over to her friend’s house to give it to her.
-Don’t forget my first Copic classes of the New Year will be in Anaheim, CA on Jan 28th before CHA! If you want to come I still have a few spots—go to www.cmcroad.com! I’d love to meet ya!
-All the classes (not just the Copic ones) are on Holiday Special thru Jan. 5th—so hop on over to the CMC Classroom to see if any want to hop into your holiday stockings ok? LOL!
-Also don’t forget about the HUGE HOLIDAY CHALLENGE going on thru Jan 5th at the CMC Challenge Group! A Cricut Mini machine, a Kindle & more fabulous gifts will be given away---EVERYONE is welcome to join and there are many ways to play ok!
So my latest addiction is Pinterest---if you haven’t heard of it, well go over & check it out and have fun! I have found so many great ideas and recipes! I saw some fabulous sheet music ornaments from Etsy pinned on the site and knew I had to make some. Below is a quick slideshow of how I made these if you wanna give it a go. I had vintage music sheets that I used for my ornaments and then I dumped lots of Deco-Art Glamour Dust on top of them while they were wet so they sparkle prettily. I dressed them up with some flowers, bows & holly leaf cutouts. They are now hanging on my tree—I just love them! And so easy to make!
Slideshow of how to make these for ya:
Xmas Glitter Graphics