Saturday, December 21, 2013

Christmas Card 2013

 Last year at Thanksgiving I saw a girlfriend of mine post their family Thanksgiving picture...all of them were in different shades of plaid...I thought it was so quaint, cozy and picture perfect.  Therefore, a year ago I knew what my Christmas card was going to be this year!

I found an inspiration photo on the internet, made a burlap banner, bought some fun vintage thermos, a plaid blanket & shirts and was ready to go!

My photographer came to my backyard and took these.  What you don't see is that just before this I was running around like a chicken with my head cut off trying to get everything set up by myself...because my husband loath's photos! LOL!  But we managed to be falling when this shot was taken and we burst into laughter so all was well, whew!

I bought a groupon for 110 cards with envelopes and free shipping for only $40!  These dang groupons pick where I order my cards from every year!  But my favorite place of all time to order cards is!  Unfortunately they didn't have a groupon this year :(

Anyway, since I didn't get to send out a card to everyone I love, I thought I'd post it here to wish all of my blog followers and friends a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays...and Plaid Tidings of course! :)

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Elf on the Shelf 2013

This year's Christmas season is shorter than last year's season.  As a result, we have less days to celebrate Elf on the Shelf.  At first this made me a little excited as I thought about the amount of work it will save me; however, once I tried to figure out all the fun stuff to do with the Elf this year, I was bummed that I couldn't do it all.  So, I came up with my schedule for the month which you will see below to help me make sure I do the ones that I really want to do.  I know this may seem overboard, but I'm not the most creative person at 8pm at night and need to just look at something that tells  me what to do so I can just do it quickly.  

Hope you are inspired to make your own Elf on the Shelf Calendar so that your nights can go smoother too! :)

Lastly, in case you are looking for some photo inspiration, here are all the Elf ideas I did last year: