I hope you had a good weekend. Ours was nice. Great grandma and grandpa joined us to walk around with our three trick or treaters. It was a fun little group. Can you tell what our family costume theme was?

mario costumes

I’m really going to try to be good about my holiday checklist this week (if you missed the original, you can get it here). Last year I pulled Christmas decoration boxes out of the shed and into the garage after Halloween and it really helped.

I’m also determined to make a cool nativity with my kids this year. My dad makes the most incredible scenes every year. One of the best memories of growing up was smearing a gloppy cornstarch and dye mixture over paper to make the sky and landscape, and sprinkling it with glitter. We didn’t go all out on the nativity last year, but this year we’re going to give it a go. So RIT dye is on my list of decorations to shop for.

Anyone have any fun holiday picture ideas? I’m thinking of doing a variation on these, maybe?

I’m also on the hunt for a nice wreath for something very fun. If I find one I’ll share. Do you have any plans for preparations this week?

week 7 left

week 7 right

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Sherry Cartwright November 2, 2009 at 2:00 pm

I was feeling pretty comfortable with turning the November calendar until I came here and saw the SEVEN WEEKS. Seven. Yikes!

I better get myself in gear. I’ve been busy making Christmas cards, but not for my use — for our Cub Scout community service project. I need to make time to make mine and get them out of the way.

Thank you again for the checklist and countdown.


Dayna November 3, 2009 at 11:47 am

I love these cute cards. So organized!! I was beginning to make my holiday prep and downloading this has taken one thing off my plate! Such a lovely set – thank you for sharing. Would you mind if I posted the link to these on my blog?



Carly November 3, 2009 at 12:33 pm

I am so behind and without an excuse. TIme to get my behind in gear!!


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