Thursday, November 15, 2007

{feeling festive}

Wow, Thanksgiving is next week? As in 7 days from now? Really? How did that happen? Wasn't yesterday the 1st? I can't believe how time flies by when you're ultra-busy! It seems like that should work the opposite way. Shouldn't time slow down when you really need it, and speed up when sucky things happen, like waiting in line at the DMV, or at the grocery store? Makes sense to me. Let's campaign for it!

This year, the huge Thanksgiving get-together is going to be at my house. I have no idea what I was thinking. My house, that hubby and I painstakingly constructed ourselves 5 years ago, yet remains unfinished. Shower doors are missing. No backsplash in the kitchen. Cabinets still need painting. So what do I decide to do instead? Re-do the kitchen island! LOL It's been completely rebuilt, repainted, and re-tiled. It still needs grout, but it's looking fabulous! I'll post before and after pics when it's done.

But things are finally getting done. No, we still won't have shower doors, but things are getting cleaned up, and other projects are getting done. My scrap room is seeing the good side to this. Since it's also the office/guest room, it has gotten a complete overhaul before guests arrive. New bed, new bedding, new French doors, new artwork, and a thorough cleaning. I actually feel creative in here now!

I'm finishing up work/scrapping stuff this week so that I can clean and decorate all next week. My house has to be completely decked out for Christmas by Thanksgiving Day. It just makes it feel so much more festive! With our 6 Christmas trees, and infinite yards of garland, it usually takes me about 3 days. So I probably won't be online much next week.

I do have new products going in the store tomorrow, though. And with all this holiday stuff surrounding me, my new kit for November will be just as festive. Here's a little peek:

{latest layout}

On a side note, my little nephew is turning 1 this weekend! I was commissioned by my bro to do his invites. Happy Birthday Dylan!

Here's to sugared rims, tinsel, and white fairy lights! Cheers!


Rita Weiss said...

Are those Amy Butler curtains I spy?? oooo....i LOVE! and that invite is just darling. so darn cute! can't wait to see the island makeover :)

Anonymous said...

Your house is beautiful!! I can't wait to see photos of it all decked out in Christmas gear!! :)

KathyinFL said...

Being that I am the said guest that will be invading your house for Thanksgiving I am excited to hear it will be all decked out. I have seen so many pictures over the years and cant wait to see it in person. But please dont kill yourselves on our account. Love yall bunches and see ya in a few days. Kat

verabear said...

Your scraproom/guestroom looks cozy! I don't think I'd be able to get any work done in a room as pretty as that. ehheheh :)

I checked out your kids' photos in the posts below and the pictures are great, the kids look so happy and having fun having the photo shoot. they did not look fuzzy at all :)

your eldest must have gone ecstatic seeing the LO you scrapped of her :)

Rachael Giallongo said...

I didn't realize you had your own store now... I think I am in love! :)