Monday, December 22, 2008

Weekend Recap

Well we had more yucky weather this weekend but we did manage to get out and get our Christmas shopping finished (yay!). We also picked out this year's Christmas ornament. I didn't do a whole lot as far as projects go over the weekend. I did make a notebook to keep track of each year's Christmas gifts, birthday gifts, etc.
Ok, so I didn't make the notebook, I just took a composition notebook and covered it with some scrapbook paper. I also decided to make my idea binder look a little more attractive. I've kept all the pages I tear out of magazines and print off blogs in a plain black binder for awhile now. No before picture, but you all know what the cheapy black binders look like.
It was a pretty simple project. I bought some fabric, ribbon, and Elmer's Spray Adhesive. I cut the fabric a little larger than the cover, sprayed some adhesive on, then pressed the fabric onto the binder, wrapping the overhang over the edges. Next I cut pieces that were the same size as the flaps on the inside and glued them down. I added some ribbon and voila - a prettier version of my idea binder.
Last night David suggested that we play a game so we decided to play this Christmas game that we received from my sister-in-law and family.

It was really fun! We played three times before I decided that I couldn't keep my eyes open long enough to play another game.

Do you know the answers?


This will most likely be my only post for the week. We will be heading to my mom's on Christmas Eve. We will come back here on Christmas day and have our Christmas. I'll be out looking for some deals the day after Christmas and doing a lot of baking in preparation for my husband's side of the family's Christmas on Saturday.

Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!!


Jodi said...

You have great ideas! The binder must help you keep very organized!

Merry Christmas!!!

Carrie said...

Loved your ideas!! Good for you for trying to stay busy during the bad weather. My Aunt and Uncle live in Brandon, SD so I know how the weather can be there.

We have lucked out so far with the bad weather in Southern Illinois. We have had a few cold days and even a little sleet, etc. but we have missed most of the snow and ice they have been having up north.

Anyway, I hope you have a WONDERFUL holiday!!

Tabitha Blue said...

Ohh, fun, fun!!!! Great ornament!! Love the notebooks, nice work.. none of mine look that great, and I don't even think I keep one for gifts, what a great idea!!! That game looks like lots of fun too!!!! Have a wonderfully Merry Christmas!!!


Rona's Home Page said...

Love your ornament idea. That's a nice tradition.
And your binder project is a great project.
Enjoy the trivia game.
Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Nicolle said...

I love your new ornament. You're notebooks are so cute!

And I need that Christmas Trivia game. We love stuff like that. I am going to look for it!

I hope you had a wonderful holiday!