Friday, December 11, 2009

Friday Favorites

Christmas music is something that really makes the holiday for me. I have more Christmas CDs and ahem, cassette tapes(!) of Christmas music than the rest of my music library combined. I have many favorites, the first being, the classic:

The next is an album (yes, vinyl) that DeAun and I listened to every Christmas Eve to help us fall asleep.

This one isn't music, but if anyone can get me a copy, I would love you forever. All I have is the record jacket- see how old I am? I know the term record jacket. My kids have never even heard of a record jacket, they only know CDs with digital extras. (I digress.)- It is the story of some kids going to the north pole, and it is narrated by the Sugar Plum Fairy. Even a digital copy would be o.k.

Enjoy- I could list a lot of other Christmas CDs- like the Carpenters, Amy Grant's first Christmas one, and Mariah Carey (surprisingly good!) but I can't list them all. I love Christmas, and the right music really sets the mood. Here's to a great and productive Christmas weekend! I am a busy little elf!!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Friday Favorites

I want to add a Friday Favorites feature to the blog, and today is my first day. One of my favorite things about Christmas is wrapping presents- I love paper of all kinds- it's why I started scrapbooking. My very favorite Christmas wrap is from The Container Store. It is thick and glossy and beautiful stuff.

The first one is my favorite from this year- you can't tell that the background is kind of glittery/prismatic.

The next one I debated in the store for a long time, but I kept coming back to it. It isn't my typical style, but I can't wait to wrap something in it.

If you want to buy some for yourself- it really is the very best wrapping paper out there- go here: the container store

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Wednesday Words

After a week off for Thanksgiving prep- here is my quote for this week. I am starting to feel like I am doing pretty well on the Christmas plans, and then I realize there are only 23 days until Christmas, so I'd better be on it.

"Christmas! The very word brings joy to our hearts. No matter how we may dread the rush, the long Christmas lists for gifts and cards to be bought and given--when Christmas Day comes there is still the same warm feeling we had as children, the same warmth that enfolds our hearts and our homes."
~ Joan Winmill Brown, American author and editor.

Our church is starting a series this week called Artificial Christmas- should be interesting.