Saturday, November 9, 2013

Bring on the Turkey!

This year we will be hosting Thanksgiving at our house. Chris's mom flew in for a few weeks and I'm inviting my parents as well. I absolutely love cooking Thanksgiving dinner. I love all the prep that goes into it. Making lists, shopping, chopping, decorating. You name it. I've started loading up my Giving Thanks board over on Pinterest and noticed a lot of others are doing the same.

I really wish our kitchen table was big enough to do something like this. It's gonna be fun trying to cram 6 people at ours! Maybe I'll just end up decorating the kitchen island instead.

Ah, the red barn. If that doesn't scream New England in Fall! I don't know what does. (Can you tell I'm a little homesick?)

You can find more Thanksgiving inspiration here.

But seriously, do we really need anything other than this?

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

30 Days of Thankful {Week One}

As part of the 30 Days of Thankful movement going around, I thought I'd take a moment to say thanks to all of my blog, Twitter and Instagram followers and friends. Each week this month I will be posting a giveaway. This week I've gathered some extra holiday goodies I had stashed away and I'm putting them up for grabs!

There's an assortment of holiday themed paper, tags, stickers, glitter tape and ribbons and more.

There's also chipboard, reindeer die cuts, rhinestones, a vellum envelope and a mini stocking.

Just follow the directions below and good luck!

The deets: Open to US residents only. You must share each week's giveaway on Instagram to be eligible. All additional entries are optional. One winner will be chosen at the end of each week (Sunday) and posted here on the blog. The winner will have 5 days to respond otherwise the prize will be added to the next week's giveaway. All prizes will ship at the end of the month.

101: Books

As part of the 101 Project, one goal is to read 101 new books. Here's my list so far.

1. The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls
2. A Touch of Dead
3. Grave Secret
4. An Ice Cold Grave
5. Grave Surprise
6. Grave Sight
7. The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls
8. Sharp Objects
9. Dead Ever After
10. And the Mountains Echoed
11. We Were the Mulvaneys
12. Gone Girl
13. Dark Rose
14. Sister
15. The Cutting Season
16. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
17. What Papa Told Me
18. The Highest Tide
19. The Litigators
20. The Rescue
21. City of Lost Souls
22. Souvenir
23. After Dead
24. Dark Places

You can also find out what I'm currently reading here.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

It's finally here!

After not so patiently waiting, it is here. Finally. And I couldn't be more excited.

I am in love with the nontraditional colors that Kelly chose for this kits. And hello? Deer, gold foil alphas, ELF inspired stamps. I'm practically giddy. There's items from Tim Holtz, Basic Grey, Allison Kreft and of course, Kelly Purkey. 

I was waiting to see if this kit would include an album like Ali had in her December Daily kit, but alas, it did not. No worries though! I found an 8 x 8 We R Memory Keepers album in... wait for it... aqua. Totally nontraditional, I know. But how sweet is that gonna look with the kit? It comes with 10 divided page protectors. Still trying to decide if I want to house everything in those or do a combo of page protectors and pages/tid bits just hole punched and added to the album. We'll see. Now the wait begins for the kit to arrive at my house. 

The full list includes:
  • 1 Jolly 4" x 6" stamp set designed by Kelly, which is exclusive to this year's kit.
  • 1 sheet each of red, teal and white Kelly Purkey alpha stickers
  • 1 sheet each of Kelly Purkey's Tis The Season and This is Magic stickers
  • 1 sheet of Tim Holtz Idea-ology number rub-ons
  • 4 flair badges designed by Kelly
  • 1 roll of Kelly Purkey diamonds washi tape
  • 1 roll Kelly Purkey gold glitter tape
  • 4 Simon Says Stamp foil cut out snowflakes
  • 1 Kelly Purkey foil cut out reindeer
  • 2 Allison Kreft star paperclips
  • 2 gold heart paperclips
  • 2 cork hearts and 2 cork stars by Fancy Pants
  • 24 sheets of 6.5" x 9.5" of "Capture" designer papers from BasicGrey
  • Assortment of Freckled Fawn wood veneers (approximately 12)
  • Alpha stickers in gold foil from Chic Tags
  • 1 Kelly Purkey "Stacked Deck" in 3" x 4" cards (25 Kelly Purkey designs, 2 Allison Kreft overlays, 2 Kelly Purkey overlays and 2 Kelly Purkey letterpress cards)
  • 3 holiday themed wax seals from BasicGrey
  • 1 sheet of gold and silver candy buttons by BasicGrey
  • 1 pack of Attach Me stickers from BasicGrey

You can find Kelly's here and the aqua album here.

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