Waiting for Thanksgiving is always a little torturous for me, since Jordan will not let me put up Christmas decorations (or listen to Christmas music) until that holiday has passed. I personally feel like this is a little unfair because honestly Thanksgiving is a little late in the year. This year it was practically in December. I'm considering moving to Canada, as I hear they have a more reasonably placed Thanksgiving.
Our decorations this year aren't super exciting for two reasons. One, we'll be traveling soon and won't actually be here for most of December or January. This wouldn't really have kept me from decorating except for the fact that we don't really own much in the way of Christmas decorations, and it seemed silly to be spending money on them now when we weren't going to be here. So I've made do with the few odd and ends that I had saved, or that I found in the attic.
I love making layouts, but I hardly ever do it anymore. I'm looking forward to January, because I'm thinking to have another month scrapping extravaganza like we did in October. I have a couple projects I'd like to work on. But for November, I made this one layout. And I actually made it in December, so I don't know what that means for November. I used the Piccadilly Kit from Pixels and Company.
1. Joined #onedayhh to capture the day in photos.
2. Karith and I are *slightly* obsessed with Doctor Who.
3. My doodling is progressing, starting to fill the sketchbook.
4. Saw Ender's Game, Thor 2 and Catching Fire at the theater,
5. Read Speaker for the Dead.
6. Found some great rain boots at Goodwill.
7. Helped decorate the church for Christmas.
8. New car, White Swan, joins the family.
9. Full house for Thanksgiving, Brendan and Thani visit.
10. We successfully cook Thanksgiving dinner!
What a weekend! Snow was predicated for Friday, and it was my impression that it doesn't snow much here, so I wasn't expecting much. However, we woke up to a complete winter wonderland!
And it continued to snow for the rest of the day. The city doesn't seem to have much by way of snowplows, so we've been snowed in ever since! The forecast is starting to show warmer weather, so hopefully in a few days things will be back to normal.
The weather has definitely added to the festive feeling of the season, and today I'm happy to show you my holiday bundle!
Here's some inspiration to get you started!
When I look back through my photo collection, it's hard to resist choosing a photo from our travels in Taiwan. It was such a wonderful place to travel. The people were so friendly, and not in a "they say hello to you way" but in a "take you to the train station in their car when you are lost in the middle of nowhere" sort of friendly. This happened to us multiple times. I have never in my whole life had so many strangers offer ridiculous amounts of help. It most definitely left a very special impression. Also, Taiwan is the birth place of bubble tea. Those two things make it basically the best place on Earth. :)
It's past time to have a new bundle giveaway and I've got a super one for you this time! I asked the other designers here at Pixel Scrapper to give me a hand and they sure did deliver! The theme this time is "Enchanted" and I'm sure you'll be enchanted by what everyone has made!
To collect this bundle, you'll need to follow Pixel Scrapper on Facebook and get our newsletter in your inbox. On our Facebook page just click on the black and pink Freebie tab to get the elements. The papers will be delivered by newsletter and they should arrive for the first time this Thursday, and for several Thursdays after if you're signing up for the newsletter a bit late.
Also, I was having so much fun that I made a little mini kit bonus which you can download right now by clicking on the image. Hope you enjoy this wonderful bundle!
I forgot to mention that Brooke has a great coordinating freebie on her Facebook page too! Check it out!
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I love digital scrapbooking. I also love to read and bake cookies. Especially while drinking tea. I've lived around the world, and love to travel, which is usually the theme of most of my scrapping projects.