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PeaNut 266,613
June 2006
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Posted: 12/2/2012 7:19:51 PM
So - here we go. December 1 was yesterday!

I hate when Thanksgiving is early because then I think I have *all this time* to get ready for December!

Our big tree is up and so that of course will be my photo for 12/1.

Today, my photo for 12/2 will be the tree that I decorated for my scraproom using a mix of new *vintage* ornaments from Target AND old glass ornaments that were my grandmothers.

HOW are YOU doing on December Daily? Album set? Working it into DD? What are your 12/1, 12/2 photographs?

I will try to post this thread each day. I did enjoy it last year, and while I am not doing a stand alone DD album, I AM making my December Project Life pages morph loosely into a DD.


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PeaNut 559,480
July 2012
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Loc: Hogwarts

Posted: 12/2/2012 7:22:45 PM
My December 1 will be a photo of our new tree this year.
December 2nd will be our first ever Elf on the Shelf

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PeaNut 142,548
April 2004
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Loc: my own little world

Posted: 12/2/2012 7:31:29 PM
12.1 was actually hubby and my first date 12 years ago so I journaled about that and pulled an old pic.

12.2 the puppy got her holiday bath and holiday atire from Petco. She was so not thrilled with us.

I've actually been working on pages all day today. I started mine on Thanksgiving and am all caught up and actually have tomorrows page all made, just waiting for journaling tomorrow.

Sweet Tea Lovin' Pea

PeaNut 236,282
December 2005
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Layouts: 109
Loc: North Texas

Posted: 12/2/2012 7:32:59 PM
December 1: Annual viewing of Home Alone
December 2: All the stockings hung with care


PeaNut 244,450
January 2006
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Posted: 12/2/2012 7:45:20 PM
12-1 was dd practice for the nutcracker.
12-2 was the tree bare n bins filled with ornaments.

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PeaNut 302,923
March 2007
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Layouts: 100
Loc: Pittsburgh, PA.

Posted: 12/2/2012 7:48:12 PM
12.01 - got an elf on the shelf, so that was the pic for today
12.02 - pulled the tupperware boxes from out of the basement with the tree in them, so that's the pic for today...

i'm using an ss sn@p album - either red or brown w/ the ss sn@p divided page protectors.


PeaNut 187,311
January 2005
Posts: 534
Layouts: 6
Loc: Northern MI

Posted: 12/2/2012 7:52:50 PM
Dec 1--no clue. We were at a basketball game(s) and a birthday party almost all day. No time for DD. I thought I would start day 1 as a list of things that need to get done for Christmas. Bad idea?

Dec 2: not much, just listening to Christmas CDs. Forgot to get a pic of the beautiful Christmas decorations at church this morning. Just beautiful.


PeaNut 326,576
July 2007
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Loc: MA

Posted: 12/2/2012 7:53:25 PM
Dec 1...woke up to snow so that was my main pic. Also pulling out decorations.
Dec 2 ... Running to lowes for decoration do dads (bulbs, ex), got the tree and decorated it


PeaNut 223,381
September 2005
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Loc: somewhere over the rainbow

Posted: 12/2/2012 7:57:29 PM
Day 1~ My son's weekly photo, he's 35 weeks, on side one. Side two is him hanging out at the firestation. I'm okay if not everyday is actually Christmas related.

Day 2~ Photo of The Santa Clause cover. My DH is a Christmas movie NUT, lol. On the other side a picture of my phone showing the temperature, it's crazy warm for December 2nd.

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PeaNut 518,558
August 2011
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Loc: Minne-sooooota

Posted: 12/2/2012 8:19:29 PM
Ooh Penny this is fun! Thanks for starting the thread.

My album is a SS brown album with divided page protectors. I laid out journaling and page protectors more than once already.....so I am going to let the plan go ka-blooey and go with the flow.

I usually include more than one photo a day and I also signed up for Shimelle's JYC and Maggie Holmes' 25 Days workshops so I will incorporate ideas from both along the way.

Day 1: picking out and decorating the tree. Also cut a large Polaroid frame from PP for a postalpix 9 photo Instagram collage including photos of all the crafty home decor I made this year.

Day 2: pics of my son playing next to the tree this morning under just the tree lights. And journaling about the first signs of Christmas and traditions for JYC in an envelope page.

This is fun!!

I am a project lifer. That's why I am taking so many pictures.....
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PeaNut 406,666
January 2009
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Loc: Melbourne, Australia

Posted: 12/2/2012 8:48:30 PM
The 1st: A Dear Santa wish list, with a few present items but also 'good car parking karma', 'inspiration and luck in finding the perfect present'... It's posted on my blog.

The 2nd: An annual Christmas shopping day with a friend with some photos from Melbourne city.


PeaNut 360,716
February 2008
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Posted: 12/2/2012 9:28:17 PM
I saw an idea on Facebook PL group that I'm going to try this year. Instead of daily photos going to make a "top 25" of the holiday season. This way I don't really need to worry if I don't get a picture every single day. Takes a lot of the pressure off since I just decided to do this late last week.

I'm using SS sn@p red album and homemade holiday paper.


PeaNut 193,131
February 2005
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Loc: Colorado, but a Texan at heart

Posted: 12/2/2012 9:35:10 PM
Dec 1 - Our new (artificial) tree, and the story of me having to sit at Home Depot with the tree, while DH ran home with DS to switch cars. My car was too small - oops!

Dec 2 - A pic of DS holding up the 1st clue for my Mom's scavenger hunt. We were at their house for Thanksgiving, so I hid a couple of Christmas gifts around her house, along with little notes for a scavenger hunt. She got a huge kick out of it this morning!

happily married to Jon, mom to Jack
cat mom to Emma, Ernie and Charlie
Texas Aggie grad - whoop!

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Feb through May 2014
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PeaNut 134,104
March 2004
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Posted: 12/2/2012 9:59:56 PM
I do mine a little differently and make it Christmas/not Christmas related, so

Dec 1 - My aunt's wedding and me at 16 weeks pregnant
Dec 2 - start of our Christmas stories (wrapped books), Advent calendar and some Christmas shopping with my parents.

Happily married to my Salvadoreno y Orgullosa de ser Mexicana. Lovin' my 3 boys. Thirty-One Gifts is my newest adventure & having so much fun!

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PeaNut 309,431
April 2007
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Posted: 12/2/2012 10:13:23 PM
Dec 1: Birthday dinner for my Mom's 80th b'day with my brothers and sister in laws. Dec 2: Elf on a shelf

Using Studio Calico Dec Daily album and kit with Ali Edwards overlays printed on white cardstock.


PeaNut 140,329
April 2004
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Layouts: 94
Loc: California

Posted: 12/2/2012 10:16:07 PM
I have day one up on my blog...working on day two tomorrow!

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PeaNut 61,202
January 2003
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Loc: Nebraska

Posted: 12/2/2012 10:16:23 PM
cover and foundation pages are done!

day 1: photo of tree with lights, but undecorated.
day 2: photo of an annual tradition of a local Christmas tour of homes with my mom and aunt Mary!

Photos taken, but not printed yet.


PeaNut 453,027
January 2010
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Loc: Kentucky Y'all!

Posted: 12/2/2012 10:42:09 PM
I am using my leftover Project 365 page protectors from 2009 for my December Daily.

My Dec 1st pictures were of my tree and decorations. My Dec 2nd picture is of my Christmas cards that I finished writing today.

Try to make at least one person happy every day, and then in ten years you may have made three thousand, six hundred and fifty persons happy, or brightened a small town by your contribution to the fund of general enjoyment.

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PeaNut 504,759
April 2011
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Loc: Washington State

Posted: 12/2/2012 10:43:39 PM
Day one: Ticket from state championship football game
Day two: My daughter's soccer game.

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PeaNut 266,613
June 2006
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Posted: 12/2/2012 10:53:13 PM
Love everyone's photos and also love the Top 25 idea!


That's QUEEN Paper Peep to you!

2012: 132 12x12 pages completed, 25 Project Life weeks completed!!
2011: 165 12x12 pages completed, 1 December Daily album
2010: 125 12x12 pages completed, 31 8.5x11 pages completed, 1 December Daily album


PeaNut 526,836
November 2011
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Loc: Beautiful HB, Southern CA

Posted: 12/2/2012 11:41:13 PM
So I must confess, I don't have anything done, but I have everything gathered & ready to go for assembly tomorrow.
Cover : december already? 2013 (Gold - tipped doilies with vintage doiles)
December 1: our first Christmas photos from 27 years ago. Decorating then
December 2: putting up the tree. Decorating now.

Penny - thx for posting, this is a fun thread. I will be "lifting" some of these great ideas!



PeaNut 329,392
July 2007
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Layouts: 23
Loc: San Diego

Posted: 12/3/2012 12:32:08 AM
DD: Day 1

I've got my first page up on my blog. Even printed it out on my laser printer, I seem to give up early if I don't print right away. I also have day 2 completed but it's not a fully digital file so I'll be photographing it tomorrow and posting then. HAven't done much holiday wise but I I can wait.

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PeaNut 444,117
November 2009
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Loc: Novi, MI

Posted: 12/3/2012 10:01:50 AM
12.1 - Picture of the box of goodies I got from ABC for our viewing of Elf. Also some journaling about the party we had that night to watch Elf on tv.

12.2 - Took the dogs to get their picture with Santa. Also some picture of our new house decorated with christmas lights.

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."


PeaNut 543,140
February 2012
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Loc: Hillsboro, OR

Posted: 12/3/2012 10:20:56 AM
My Day 1 is the advent calender I made, and the kids Santa Letters (which was the advent calendar's thing for today), which they wrote on handstamped stationary!

Day 2 is the kids doing art all afternoon, just a single picture.

I'm doing my DD IN my PL album (with MME Lost & Found Christmas papers), as a kick off to my 2013 New Year Resolution to actually DO PL. I signed up for the Day By Day class for January, so I hope that helps! Also will be getting the SC and CitrusTwist monthly kits.

- Leashah


PeaNut 256,534
April 2006
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Posted: 12/3/2012 10:24:57 AM
12-1-12: We attended our first Christmas party of the season. Got photos there and included a recipe for a dip she served.
12-2-12: Photo of two purchases made to complete a quilt I am making for a gift. Included the ticket stubs for a movie dh and I saw, too.

Thanks so much for this thread!


PeaNut 463,295
April 2010
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Loc: New York City

Posted: 12/3/2012 12:13:09 PM
12-1: Christmas Manifesto
12-2: Our tree decorated and lit up. Will journal a funny story about buying the tree.



PeaNut 169,727
September 2004
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Layouts: 57
Loc: Houston, TX

Posted: 12/3/2012 3:24:25 PM
Well, Day 1 was a photo collage of ds's basketball team with their trophy and dd at the place we ate with all it's Christmas decorations.

Day 2 was one side of a photo of dd when she was a baby, two days before her brother was born putting bows all over her head while opening presents (Fond Christmas Memory) and the other side was a photo of Ds's hand he broke Friday night but didn't tell us about until Saturday night and we found out was broken Sunday!

Mom of Carly (16) and Nathan (14)


PeaNut 520,755
September 2011
Posts: 249
Layouts: 0
Loc: Ohio

Posted: 12/3/2012 3:38:40 PM
Dec 1 will be a pic of my Christmas tree and decorations- since I put one up this year.

Dec 2 will be my 1 yr anniversary of having my tonsils out! I have a pic before and after my surgery. Then I'll journal about how nice it is not getting sore throats all the time! And no more strep throat!

Proud mom to 8 very loving RATS!

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PeaNut 51,456
October 2002
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Loc: VA

Posted: 12/3/2012 3:55:10 PM
I don't do a separte DD but have my PL that I change the type of PP for the month.

Dec 1- Picture of Granddaughter at Resort xmas tree where we were this weekend
Dec 2 Starbucks wrapper
Dec 3- My dh put the reindeer antlers on my car this morning before work.

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PeaNut 308,186
April 2007
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Loc: California Coast

Posted: 12/3/2012 4:09:25 PM
Well, all the rain we got "dampened" my plans, LOL!

Dec 1 - Photo of sunset after the rain cleared.
Dec 2 - Photo of DVDs we watched this rainy weekend.

We were supposed to get our tree but so much for that!


PeaNut 84,518
May 2003
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Layouts: 51
Loc: Ohio

Posted: 12/3/2012 4:20:56 PM
Day 1: Every year we go out to a local farm and cut our own Christmas tree.
Day 2: Decorating the tree
Day 3: My messy scrap table with my DD album and supplies scattered about

Misty (the Original)
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Mommy to Dylan (16) & Megan (13)

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PeaNut 118,945
December 2003
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Loc: Stockholm, Sweden

Posted: 12/3/2012 4:43:56 PM
Penny, thank you so much for hosting these DD threads!

December 1: Evidence from some kids having snowball contest against the walls of our house the night before (we heard them play outside but couldn't figure out what they were doing. lol!). Looked like fun but, as a grown up, I'm thankful they didn't hit a window.

December 2: First candle of advent.

Since I'm using Instagram for my DD photos, like I did last year, you can follow my photos there.


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PeaNut 416,794
March 2009
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Loc: Kentucky

Posted: 12/3/2012 4:46:39 PM
Day one: Choir recitals from Friday and Saturday. (so technically that's two days, but I couldn't put one kid in there and not the other )

Day two: Putting up our two trees.

Both are complete, with the exception of needing to develop one more teesy picture to complete day two (I used a bunch of small photos on this one, and apparently missed a group photo that I meant to develop)

Day three: We were supposed to decorate toothbrush christmas tree ornaments for the dentist's office ; but in between running one kid to gymnastics, cooking dinner, and all the kids getting their homework done; I don't think it's going to happen tonight. So I'll probably do something like favorite Christmas past, favorite carols, or favorite Christmas music.....a filler, if you will.


PeaNut 218,999
August 2005
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Loc: Ontario, Canada

Posted: 12/3/2012 6:53:37 PM
Thanks Penny for doing this

December 1st - Annual trek out to get our tree.
December 2nd - Decorating the tree.

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PeaNut 489,208
November 2010
Posts: 2,830
Layouts: 168
Loc: San Jose, CA

Posted: 12/3/2012 8:11:03 PM
12/1:Holiday Party
12/2:Winter Wardrobe (I got an all new one this year)
12/3:This year wrapping paper/tag theme


PeaNut 452,359
January 2010
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Posted: 12/3/2012 9:28:40 PM
12/1 Picking out the tree
12/2 Decorating the tree and pics of my DD's being silly
12/3 yikes haven't taken a picture maybe I will go snap one of the stockings hung

Just really decided to do this..just gonna use up my stash of supplies and I bought a red 8x8 WRMK album from Target today! Hope I can keep up with it...

Tomorrow's picture even though it isn't Christmasy will be of my DD at her first Basketball game she is on her school team! Basketball will be a huge part of the next two weeks so I figure that will go in the DD along with the Christmasy stuff...I hope I can actually complete this album I really want to attempt PL again in January I didn't do so great on my first attempt..

Love everyone's ideas.....Thanks Penny for doing this!


PeaNut 402,655
December 2008
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Loc: Pacific Northwest

Posted: 12/3/2012 9:37:14 PM
Here is my Day one. A photo of our annual gingerbread house at work.

DD 1

Day 2 - A day spent at a holiday bazaar

DD 2

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PeaNut 376,447
May 2008
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Layouts: 24
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Posted: 12/3/2012 9:59:56 PM
I haven't started yet. Butttttt I do have all my papers and such. I'm not sure about album size though. How do you all pick your album size? This will be my first year. And the only album for Christmas 2012.

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PeaNut 266,613
June 2006
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Posted: 12/3/2012 10:20:50 PM

I bought a red 8x8 WRMK album from Target today!

Fantastic idea for those just jumping on the bandwagon....er, sleigh!


That's QUEEN Paper Peep to you!

2012: 132 12x12 pages completed, 25 Project Life weeks completed!!
2011: 165 12x12 pages completed, 1 December Daily album
2010: 125 12x12 pages completed, 31 8.5x11 pages completed, 1 December Daily album


PeaNut 198,192
March 2005
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Layouts: 22
Loc: Ohio

Posted: 12/4/2012 7:44:38 AM
1 - Did our big grocery trip for the month. Between hosting 2 family events and our usual groceries, it took 2 carts. So I took pictures of our carts and funny moments in the store.

2 - Put up the tree.

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