Tag Archives: Holidays

Late for the Sky: Christmas-Opoly Review

Christmas-Opoly Property Trading Game Review + Giveaway

When I was young I would spend each holiday with my father’s brother and his wife and 6 children. The gatherings started simple and the seven of us children, and as time went on and cousins got older it began adding boyfriends, and girlfriends to our yearly celebrations.

This was something that we did for close to 10 years, and was a tradition that I looked forward to each year. I would guess which cousins would be there, and if there would be any announcements to the family.

Now that I am older, I no longer see my cousins yearly like I once did, but I still remember that yearly tradition and have now began my own. One that I have began is playing a game with loved ones on the night of the 24th. This year I am adding a new game to the growing tradition from Late for the Sky, Christmas-opoly themed property trading game,

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Paper Pumpkin: December 2016 Kit Review

Paper Pumpkin – Another Great Year – December 2016 Kit Review + Giveaway

One of my favorite activities is to go through my year of photos, send them to the printers for printing and then placing them in an album.

Sometimes I remember all the details of the moment captured in the photo, and other times my memory needs a little jogging. I keep a journal of the years events that I am able to reference back to when I make my yearly highlight album.

When I received the December 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit “Another Great Year”, I saw an easy way unique way to summarize my 2016.

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Paper Pumpkin: November 2016 Kit Review

Paper Pumpkin – Wonderful Winterland – November 2016 Kit Review + Giveaway

paper-pumpkin-november-2016When I was young the idea of mail was beyond my imagination. There was something magical that with something as simple as an address, people can get trinkets and letters from loved ones. This was in the day before I knew about bills and thought the world was full of rainbows.

Now that I am adult, I accept that most of the mail I receive is bills, except for this time of year. This is the season of family updates, family photos and letters – I love this time of year!

When I received the November 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit “Wonderful Winterland”, the decision was made that these would be in the lineup for our 2016 Holiday cards.

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Stampin’ Up: Stitched Shapes Framelits Set Review

Stampin’ Up – Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies and Stamp Set Review + Giveaway

stitched-framelits-oopI love when we can break the rules and break from the everyday norm. There are few times as adults that we can break the rules but when we do they are generally small things such as taking a work ditch day.

When companies do this it is for marketing purpose and it is more promotion than avoidance of adulting. Many times companies release their product in a yearly catalog or look-book, This gives a central place where the product are listed and featured.

On November 1st, Stitched Shapes Framelit Set will be available outside the yearly catalog and will continue to be available beyond November. As an added bonus this is being added to the regular product line. 

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Paper Pumpkin October 2016 Kit Review

Paper Pumpkin – Season of Gratitude – October 2016 Kit Review and Giveaway

october-2016-season-of-gratitude-kitIt is hard to imagine that we are starting to enter the holiday season. I have officially seen my first holiday commercial complete with music!

What is often overlooked is in our march towards this time of year, it is also important to remember to show gratitude. When I think of this coming time of year, I always reflect on what I am thankful for and the people I appreciate the most.

When I received the October 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit “Season of Gratitude” I knew I had received the cards I wanted that would show all the people I care about some gratitude.

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Stampin’ Up: Stitched with Cheer Project Kit Review

Stampin’ Up – Stitched with Cheer – Project Kit Review + Giveaway

stitched-with-cheer-notecardsOne of my favorite times of the year is when I start to receive holiday cards. I love to hear from people that I lose touch with throughout the year, and seeing the happy photos.

When I was young I was in charge of the yearly holidays cards and I would look forward to it. Each year I would look forward to choosing the perfect cards for the recipient. I loved verifying addresses and updating my “master list” spreadsheet. I credit this yearly ritual to giving me the handwriting ability I have today. Now that I am older and have a home and “furmily” of my own I tend to do our own holiday cards.

Instead of purchasing cards I tend to make them by hand. I begin my search early in the season and many times I purchase the supplies throughout the year. This year my card making will be made easier since receiving the Stitched with Cheer Project Kit by Stampin’ Up which is a 18 card kit and the perfect way to show my appreciation for friends and family.

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