Sunday, November 27, 2011

Are You Ready for Christmas?

These girls are keeping me busy these days.  My sister in law, Melissa, took this beautiful picture.  You can see more of her amazing photography here.  

Hi there!

Are you making me a proud yard sale mommy and selling your toys like crazy?  I hope so!  It's time to get rid of everything you have and start fresh for the new year!  If it won't sell now, it probably just isn't going to sell!

Sell now so you have time to just enjoy Christmas with your family.  I'll list things this week but after that, I'm taking the month off.  Decorating, shopping, baking, card making, and just plain enjoying my cozy home and my girls are going to be at the top of my priority list.  Don't let ebay cause Christmas to pass you by!

Speaking of card making, tonight I'm getting our Christmas cards together on Shutterfly.  They're pretty much my favorite cards ever!  Despite the card companies bombarding us every year with deals and steals on cards, we always end up going with Shutterfly Christmas cards.

I always have such a hard time choosing our Christmas card.  It's something I look forward to every year, though, mainly because I know it is a picture I'm actually going to be in!  There doesn't seem to be too many of those...hmm...

I also use Shutterfly to make each girl a "yearbook," a photobook every year that highlights all the pictures and activities we've done in the past 12 months.  My vision is for my girls to head off to college one day and have 18 shutterfly photobooks under their arm, a history of moments both big and little.  The girls love these...and I think they might be their favorite Christmas gift!

I'm pretty excited to get our Christmas photo cards done!  My sister in law, Melissa, graciously took pictures of us over Thanksgiving...she's a pro and they turned out great.  She actually took pictures of the whole family...all 21 of us.   She deserves some kudos for turning chaos into a beautifully and artfully arranged picture!

All of the Shutterfly photo cards are so beautiful, I'm not sure which one to choose...but I'm off to do that now.

I'll be back soon.  Until then, list your little hearts out.  And then, mail each package off, wish it God's speed...then love your kids, warm your home, forget about ebay and enjoy celebrating the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ!


  1. Good to see you again! Orders over $30 get free shipping today at Shutterfly with code SHIP30.

  2. I'm with you! I'm listing a few last things today, then nothing else until next year!

  3. Though you haven't posted much lately, I've really enjoyed your blog and have read all of your archived posts. I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award.

  4. I love your idea of a yearbook for your kids!

  5. Not sure if you would be interested, but it is time to register for WNC's wee trade.

  6. Miss your posts and your encouraging words! Would love to read more, even if you could only blog once a week!

  7. Soo, how did you make out for Christmas?!

  8. Hi Jen! I'm soooooo very curious as to why you fallen of the face of the blogging facebook planet? I hope you and your family are ok. Please remember that you created a following of people who genuinely find interest and concern in you and yours. I can 100% understand if you are just "done" with the blogging thing but it would be considerate of you to tell us all that, then we don't have to keep checking in and wondering and in my case even worrying! I loved getting to know you and relating to you and learning from your blog. You really got my eBay mojo going again! :) So those are my thoughts. Perhaps just cancel your blog and especially your facebook page, it's just full of spam anyways. And heaven forbid if any kind of trial or tragedy has struck your family, please let us know so that we can keep you in our prayers. Sincerely - Janessa

  9. Hope all is well Jen! Miss your blogs! Check out my blog! I shouted you out.


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