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Posted 12/6/2012 by pennyscraps in General Scrappin'

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Posted: 12/6/2012 7:32:40 AM
"It's a ding dong marshmallow world - those are the lyrics that just finished up on my iPod Christmas shuffle! That good 'ole Johnny Mathis.

We are just marching right along through December! Yesterday turned out to end up very lovely. My teenage sons met DH and I at The Cheesecake Factory at 8:30 for a very late dinner. I think we got our food right before 9 - and didn't leave there until 9:48. This gal was tired last night. Anywho, THAT was my picture for 12/5 - all of us in the booth with a beautifully lit tree out the window beside us. Oh, yeah - I staged that photo totally when I requested THAT particular booth.

I do the surprises of December. You just never really KNOW what the day will bring and WHAT your picture will end up being...So, yesterday was a great day and I don't even pretend to know what today holds. Maybe some of that elusive list-making. Or card ordering. Or goodie baking.

I AM excited that we are getting near the weekend - I feel like I can unwind and catch up some. Or at least be in my home, awake, for more than a 20 minute interval.

What do you have going on? Amy Grant is crooning now, "Christmas can't be very far away" - and she is right! Hope your day is full of music or laughter or good food, or all of the above.


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Posted: 12/6/2012 7:57:47 AM
i've blogged ., what and awesome word on today .. i'm so tired .. I really do new a word of encouragemnnt... Thanks you Lord for saving me....

"Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord" Psalm 27:14

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Posted: 12/6/2012 8:26:27 AM
Ok I'm feeling very boring! It's only day 6 and I'm wondering HOW in the world I'm going to fill up 25 days! This had made me realize we lead a very boring life. I mean how many days can I journal about what movie we watched?! Our movie night is our excitement most weeks. Our week days are filled w school, homework, dinner, bath time then bed time. That's it. So far I've done a movie night, fav Christmas music, decorating the outside of our house, the kids writing their Christmas list, shopping for decorations. I only have a few more ideas! then

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Posted: 12/6/2012 8:38:54 AM
I'm with you, MrsKLewis! All work and no play makes for a very boring DD. We don't have any decorations up and probably won't til DD comes home from college. DS and I were home sick the last two days so I guess I'll do a page about the Christmas movies I watched and the Christmas music I listened to.

This is my first year doing a DD - not a very exciting start...



PeaNut 520,755
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Posted: 12/6/2012 9:28:29 AM
I'm including in mine, my favorites: Christmas movie, song, memories. Got an idea from Ali Edwards about writing a letter to Santa. I'm going to do that later.
So today I'm going for unique things. My babies (rats) are going to write Santa a letter about what they want for Christmas. Read on someone's blog that they write a letter to Santa from their dogs point of view. Hehe.

Proud mom to 8 very loving RATS!

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Posted: 12/6/2012 9:30:23 AM
Wrapping some gifts today...guess that will be my photo and journaling. The only other thing I'm doing is going to work...yuck!


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Posted: 12/6/2012 10:38:39 AM
Today is DHs birthday, so it is an easy photo day for me.
I also live a very routine life and have to think about what to include.
Most week days we don't do something Christmas related. I then include photos from past christmas's. I have 2 days across from each other with my DH and I as children enjoying Christmas. I have a page with my son and daughter as kindergartners in the school play. I have Christmas morning when my children were little. ( they are now teenagers )I have done pages that are just collages of Christmas ads. Past Christmas cards make nice pages. I do the mundane: kids studying -just another day - type page. Close ups of individual Christmas ornaments - each person's favorite. Last year I did a page showing our bed with the winter linens- BG Christmas paper totally helped it out! Neighborhood walk showing the Christmas lights? Photo of december daily basket full of supplies? Christmas decorations at the grocery store. They are religious and I think all religious ornaments will disappear in my lifetime. School activities....
Hope this helps. Words to favorite Christmas song - no photos- the weather



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October 2011
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Posted: 12/6/2012 11:29:49 AM
Well. My DD is not yet fully assembled, but I am taking photos and jotting down some notes.

We got our tree last week. Somebody (it was me ) forgot to water it the other day, so it may or may not make it.

I hope "the year Mom ruined Christmas" will bring some smiles when we flip through the book in a few years.

(DH is not amused.)


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Posted: 12/6/2012 1:22:29 PM
Yesterday I hit a wall and didn't do my page. I do have a picture of the cat under the Christmas tree that I think I'll use. Not a great photo but it will do. She was "helping" me decorate. It is her first Christmas with us so I'm a little cautious. She is very curious.

Today is going to be a really boring day. I have no idea what I'm going to do. Dd has to go to the doctor to have her ankle looked at so who knows!

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Posted: 12/6/2012 2:02:18 PM
Well I am excited to say that we are almost one week into December Daily and I am still caught up. This is my third year attempting this project and I am bound and determined to finish this year. I just keep reminding myself to keep it simple.

Here is a link to my December Daily: Day 6


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Posted: 12/6/2012 2:37:59 PM
My pic today will be me and my peeps having dinner at Melting Pot We do an annual dinner out with the office gals and exchange Christmas tree ornaments. We love Melting Pot and go there every year.

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Posted: 12/6/2012 3:49:44 PM
Hello all--So far nothing exciting happening here.. I got a few presents ordered via the internet (what did we do before the WWW?) I have a photo of my list making and tonight I am swinging by the mall so there will be a photo op there too... You just never know!

For those of you struggling you gotta bring a little jolly into your life!! only you can make it happen a few ideas:

Make red and Green mashed potatoes!! get festive
Replace your regular paper plates with some Santa ones
Add a bow to the dog
Paint your toes RED
Put Candy canes next to the coffee pot
Turn off the tv and turn on the holiday music and play a card game
If you have kids string popcorn for outdoor decoration and bird food
Cut snowflakes and paint them with glitter


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Posted: 12/6/2012 4:33:48 PM
We did the all-important Santa picture today, so that will be on my page when I get a chance to sit down and work on my DD tonight.


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Posted: 12/6/2012 4:33:56 PM
Penny, sounds like you got a great picture at Cheesecake Factory. Love those on the spur of the moment pictures.

Dancingfish-great ideas.

I am going to try to get a picture of our new dog with a Christmas hat on-not sure how it will work. We have only had him 3 weeks so he might not cooperate.



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Posted: 12/6/2012 5:08:56 PM
DD POTD was the two new glass snowmen ornaments I got at Hobby Lobby. I lined up all my snowmen ornaments for a background and featured the two new ornaments in the front of the shot.

Thanks for the thread.

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Posted: 12/6/2012 7:47:22 PM
I approach December Daily as NOT all about Christmas. On December 1st, I scrapped my son doing chores and my daughter holding a stuffed animal with the Christmas tree in the background. That's what we were doing, so I scrapped it.

Pinterest has some fun ideas. One night, I plan to give the kids water bottles with their dinners with google eyes, a red pompom nose, and brown pipe-cleaner antlers. We might use Christmas napkins.

Another night, I plan to read them How The Grinch Stole Christmas, and we'll drink sprite/lime sherbet floats with green sugar around the rim of the glass. Or maybe we'll just use green straws.

Little, cheap things that are quick and easy but make December fun.

Tonight I got a photo of my son petting the cat and letting her sniff a candy cane!



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Posted: 12/7/2012 7:07:49 AM
well, i'm little late but yesterday I took pictures of candy cane in my big coffee mug that i use.

last year, there was a thread on DD idea list to help out I have save them on my laptop: here is few:

--sending cards
--some decorations/special stories about them
--Any crafts or special foods I make
--Work events
--Something about music (pic of the radio or a CD or something)
--shopping traffic (from inside the car)
--dog outside in the first big snow and/or dog park in snow
--the car packed with presents on the way to visit people
Starbucks red cup
kissing under the mistletoe
hanging stockings
silly costumes on the cats
Christmas Wishes
- Weather (snow, sunrise, sunset, etc)
- Family Christmas Card
- Received Christmas Cards (document special ones), make a page (
(patterned paper) out of the received
christmas cards using a one inch punch, 2 inch punch etc)
- The Perfect Christmas
- Christmas Lists (To Do, Christmas List, Christmas Card List)
- Christmas Dinner Menu
- In Your Town (Various Christmas Displays around town)
- Christmas Traditions
- Christmas Lights
- Christmas Gift Wrap
- Favorite Christmas Story (Book, or Movie)
- Advent Calendar
- Christmas Past vs Christma Present (ex. Comparing 2 different years of
Tree Toppers)
- New Years Resolutions
- Christmas Tree (Ornaments, Tree Topper, Tree Skirts)
- Childhood Memories
- Christmas Music/Songs
- Christmas TV Shows/Movies
- Gifts that are being given
- Visitors
- Christmas Party
- Religious Aspect of the Holiday
- What will be missing this Christmas?
- How do you spend your day after Christmas
- Letter to Santa/ taking pictures of the kids mailing them
- Household Decorations
- Last Minute Preparations for Christmas
- Stockings
- Christmas Shopping
- Christmas Indulgences (Candy, Chocolate, Starbucks etc.)
- Family Christmas Recipes
- My Favorite Christmas Treat
- Christmas Cookies
- Every Christmas
- Sitting on Santa's Lap
- Decide on 2 questions to ask every member @ the dinner table.

I know it is a long list--I have over 9 pages save of various ideas that everyone was doing and suggesting ideas...
it really helps me out last year and i pick out couple for this year as well.


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Posted: 12/7/2012 7:20:14 AM
For Day 6 we didn't do anything holiday related so, I added a 4 photo grid of some of my Christmas decorations and journaled about how I decorate in tight living quarters.

Today we're taking our boys to see Santa and it's my birthday so, plenty of material to choose from!

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Posted: 12/7/2012 7:41:54 AM
Butterfly247- thanks for the list.

So my day 6 ended up with a simple page. I set the timer on my camera on the kitchen counter while my son and I made Rice Krispie treats. So I got a cool shot of our hands holding a sprinkle bottle together. A little journaling and I was done.

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