Month: October 2016

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Use code: FRIENDS16 for 20% off at Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids and Pottery Barn Teen, valid through 10/10/16!

Happy Shopping! ¬†I see lots of Thanksgiving and Christmas items at all 3 sites! ūüôā

Jolly Holiday Prep 2K16: Day 48

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TODAY’S CHALLENGE: ¬†Do you put Christmas Lights outside? ¬†Today, I want you to take a look at your inventory, test your lights and see what you have and what you might need! ¬†Go ahead and start stringing your lights on trees while its not freezing cold outside! ¬†Then when you are ready to turn them on the day after Thanksgiving, or whenever you like to do so, all you have to do is plug them in! ¬†I do this every year and I’m always so glad I do. ¬†I like to decorate our evergreen trees so it’s nice to get them done early and mark that off my list!

Even if you don’t usually do lights outside, I encourage you to do some this year. ¬†One little tree or bush? ¬†It doesn’t take much. ¬†Most retailers are already stocking their shelves with lights so it’s simple to find some.

Here are some of my favorite things for working with lights…

The Light Keeper REALLY works! ¬†This is my main tool to use. ¬†I’ve saved SO many strands of lights using this handy tool!

Need to reach high trees?  No problem!  Use an extension pole with a handy hook attachment!

 

Let your lights shine and have a Joyful Day!

Jolly Holiday Prep 2K16: Day 47

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TODAY’S CHALLENGE: ¬†Finish up your Address List for mailing Christmas cards! ¬†Make some calls, reach out on Social Media, send a text…whatever you need to do to finish up your address list. ¬†Do it today!! ¬†Make sure you have ordered your cards (day 41) and go ahead and pick up the stamps you will need! ¬†Did you know you can order stamps directly from usps.com? ¬†They have several Christmas styles to choose from. ¬†I plan to start working on mine the first week of November so I’m making sure I have all my supplies ready and my address list finalized!

Have a Joyful Day and I’ll see you tomorrow…

Jolly Holiday Prep 2K16: Day 46

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Have you ever considered doing a small scrapbook to document the month of December? ¬†Since I’m much more prepared this year, I’m doing just that!

TODAY’S CHALLENGE: Consider the option of making a small scrapbook to document the month of December–all the things you do to prepare for Christmas at your home. ¬†The traditions, the details, the FUN! ¬†Do some research…go to your local craft store and look for some options. ¬†Decide if you want to do this and pick out your product NOW so it’s ready to go December 1st. ¬†Check out the links below to see some options.

My choice this year is Ali Edwards December Daily Project! ¬†Her stuff is always SO CUTE! ¬†Click¬†HERE¬†to go to her website to see her options. ¬†She has done this project for many years so click around and see her past albums! ¬†You’ll be inspired ūüôā

Project Life has some really cute Christmas Themed Sets too!  Their newest is Jolly Holiday kit can be seen HERE  Project Life is available at Craft Stores like Michaels, Joanns and Hobby Lobby.  Even some Walmart stores carry it!  Use your coupons from the Apps for the craft stores to pick up products at good prices.

Amazon also has some great options for Christmas Scrapbook Making!

 

Have A Joyful Day and I’ll see you tomorrow!

 

Jolly Holiday Prep 2K16: Day 45

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It’s Wednesday! ¬†Hope you are having a great week! ¬†Since we’re talking about Thanksgiving, let’s do a fun giveaway!

TODAY’S CHALLENGE: ¬†It’s simple, comment below and tell me your favorite Thanksgiving Side Dish for a chance to win a fun Thanksgiving Tablecloth. ¬†You can color, play games or just write on it! ¬†It’s a fun conversation piece to have at the dinner table Thanksgiving Day. ¬†After you’re done eating and don’t feel like moving. enjoy some fun on the tablecloth!

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*Tablecloth is VERY similar to this picture…pattern may vary!

I’ll let this run for 2 weeks, then I’ll randomly choose someone to win!

Have a Joyful Day and I’ll see you tomorrow!

 

Jolly Holiday Prep 2K16: Day 44

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TODAY’S CHALLENGE: ¬†Now that you made your menu for Thanksgiving Dinner, decorate a little for Fall…it doesn’t have to be much, just pull out what you have and spruce up an area or two around your home. ¬†Pick up some pumpkins, a hay bale, some pretty mums and some cornstalks for outdoors. ¬† Enjoy the season. ¬†Harvest is rolling for the Farmers, and the cooler temps are setting in. ¬†Enjoy your decor around your home…soon enough it’ll be time to decorate for Christmas!

Jolly Holiday Prep 2K16: Day 43

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I hope you had a wonderful weekend! ¬†Hello Monday ūüôā

TODAY’S CHALLENGE: ¬†What will be on your menu for Thanksgiving this year? ¬†Do you host, do you take food to someone else’s home? ¬†Whatever the case, let’s prepare EARLY so we aren’t running around crazy the week of Thanksgiving trying to pull things together. ¬†There is nothing worse than running to the grocery store the day before Thanksgiving, fighting the crowd only to find that they are all out of Green Beans for your Green Bean Casserole. ¬†Make your list now and start shopping for non perishable things that you can go ahead and get now! ¬†You can make adjustments over the next few weeks, but for the most part…you will be prepared! ¬†Thanksgiving is only 52 days away!

Here is a printable if you would like to use it!  Just click on the link under the picture.

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Have a Joyful Day and I’ll see you tomorrow!

Jolly Holiday Prep 2K16: Day 42

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No New Challenges today…

Rest, relax and enjoy those around you!  Be Blessed!

Have a Joyful Day and I’ll see you tomorrow!

The LEGO Winter Holiday Train is now available!

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The new LEGO Winter Holiday Train is now available at the LEGO website, click HERE to take you to it!  As always, Lego brings us great products for the Holiday Season and so many children enjoy these sets!

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AND, as a BONUS…when you spend $99 (which happens to be the cost of the train) you will receive a FREE GIFT!

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These always seem to go quickly, so I just wanted to share with you today!  Great gift idea for the Lego Lover in your home or on your list!!

Have a Joyful Day!

Jolly Holiday Prep 2K16: Day 41

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Happy October! ¬†So hard to believe 9 months of the year have passed…It won’t be long until the Holiday Season is here! ¬†Looking forward to a Thanksgiving feast and the Christmas Season!!

TODAY’S CHALLENGE: ¬†Let’s look for Christmas Cards! ¬†If you’ve never sent out Christmas cards, I encourage you to do so. ¬†Spread some Holiday Cheer by a simple gesture. ¬†We love receiving Christmas Cards and each year it seems we receive fewer and fewer so those I get are treasured even more.

One of my favorite places for Christmas cards is Dayspring, click HERE to go to their site where the Christmas Cards are listed.  They have some beautiful cards and right now if you buy 3 boxes, the 4th is FREE by using code: CARDSALE   There are SO many choices, you are sure to find something you like there!

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Amazon also has several choices, if you just type in Boxed Christmas Cards in the Search bar…

Of course, there are other places to look for cards like Hallmark and even Walmart…Again, I encourage you to send some cards out this year! ¬†Even if it’s just a few. ¬†I promise it’ll bring JOY to those that receive them!

I encouraged you back in one of the first few challenges to be collecting addresses…that will come in handy for this task once we have our cards in hand! ¬†No need to worry about that yet, but I encourage you to be finishing up your address list in the next couple of weeks!

Have a Joyful Day and I’ll see you tomorrow…