Saturday, November 7, 2009

*they call me...Mrs. Griswold* :):):):):):):):):):):)

Yes...I am GOING to say it ALOUD!!!!!!!! It is ONLY 47 DAYS TILL CHRISTMAS!!! And in Julie's world ... that means its time to DECORATE for CHRISTMAS!!!!!! YAYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!! I am a Christmas nut!!! Seriously...I am!!! LOL! We started last night...and did more this morning...and still have the tree and outside lights to do tonight!!! LOL!!! (can U all count to 7,000???? YEP!! That is how many I use outside!!! LOL!!!!) Here are some photos for everyone's either PLEASURE...or OMYGOSH is she an idiot??? Its not EVEN THANKSGIVING yet!!! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

This is the little tree that Adam bought for his room with the Target giftcard he got from Sarah and Gloria last week while they were here!!!! He will NEVER admit he has sooooooooooooooo got my Christmas gene! LOL :):):):):):):):):):):)

And here we are decorating the living room!!!!!!! U can see that ummmmmmmmmm Mommy WANTS Brookie's Princess stocking :):):):):):):):):):):):)



And here is Adam putting stockings in the hallway...U know I've been reallllllllllllllll goodddddddddd this Santa needs EXTRA stockings to give us presents! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)




And my Mommy MADE both of these!!! *love* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)


And here are the kids showing off their hard work! :):):):):):):):):):):)

And I wanted to share some lo's! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

First up we have the lo I made for the latest Kiddie Lit challenge!!! Our newest DT member Mandy selected the book....*The Secret Garden*....and my title reads: *My not so secret garden*...yessssssssssssssssssss again....Julie is showcasing the Bellagio's conservatory *love* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)  I used the latest Kenner Road kit on this LO....PLUS that AWESOME sun is from my dearest Bryn! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)


Next...I want to share the LO I made for the latest Cafe Mojo challenge!!! This time we wanna here about some yummy Fall happenings!!!!! I made this again using a Kenner Road kit and I added that YUMMY pumpkin and those yummy leaves that Jennifer sent me....and those YUMMY alphas are from Michelle! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)




And the last lo I want to share is the one I made for  Sketchy Thursday's!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed this sketch!!! And I think I think I think....I WIN DEANA and SARAH!!!! lol!!!!!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE U! :):):):):):):):) Again...I made this with the latest Kenner Road kit! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)


And my dear dear dear dear jessi.....had sent Brookie the most ADORABLE interchangeable headband for her Birthday and today we want to model it for U! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)





LOVE TO ALL...and be back soon with my Clark Griswold yard! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)




    I love decorating for Christmas but I've been restraining myself until after Thanksgiving because I just adore Thanksgiving time! But I say decorate as early as possible, we could all use a little Christmas!

    Love your decor, can't wait to see the yard!

  2. I can not believe you are allowed to start decorating already. I have to wait until the day after Thanksgiving. You layouts are adorable. I love the pumpkin you put together. Very cute. Have a great weekend Mrs. Griswald!!

  3. 7,000?? wowee i can't wait to see that! your decorations look great so far. i still have my Christmas swag up from last year!!! because i need Christmas in my heart all year. ;)

  4. YES YES YES!! I LOVE CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS, TOO!! you just go on w/ your festive self!!! i would decorate now, too, if it were up to me, but we get a real tree, and so we can't yet :( that week after thanksgiving i get sooo giddy wanting to get the tree up already!!
    love the l/o's! and brooke is TOO DANG ADORABLE modeling...her room looks soo sweet!! ahh, to have a lil' girlie room!!!
    love ya!

  5. WOW! Can you come and decorate my house when your done?...hehehe I can say that we done have as many lights so you can finish up in enough time so we can get our scrap on :)! Love your layouts and I also think that you should into the Pumpkin love lo into the scrapfit challenge.

  6. OH MY GOODNESS.....Julie you are amazing....look at all of that Christmas Spirit happening at your house....Can I ask a BIG FAVOR...since all this has gone on with the house...I have NO Desire to drag out any more can you come HELP me PLEASEEEEEEEEEEE! I guess I could just print the pics of your house and put them around mine :-( Love the LO's sweet friend...each one is just PERFECT!!! Love ya and MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!! Do you have Christmas music playing!!!!! :-) Guess what I have...the tile man installing tile in the foyer at 7:00 PM on a Saturday Evening!!!!!

  7. HAHAHAHAHA!!!! holy geebuz..... you are so on top of things.... I still have yet to take down the halloween stuff! LOL. :)

    i prob won't get to Christmas decor until the end of this month. YIKES. i feel behind already. HAHAHHA :)

    gloria saw your post and LOVED all of the christmas decor!! she wanted me to tell you.

    okay, that's it for now.

    sarah (and gloria)

  8. OMG...that's a lot of lights. I want to come to see your house this year!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE Christmas too:) I love the photos of the decorating. I also love the photos of Brookie too...she is always too cute. Hope you are having a great weekend!! We have had such a great weekend just spending some good quality family time, since Anthony is off!! Love, Jess

  9. You are incredible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love decorating for the holidays also but I don't do it till December. Your decorations are amazing! I do themes - last year was blue and white, this year is red and gold; but I always put out my reindeer collection!!!!!!! Just love your layouts - so full of color and energy, and love that pic of the 3 Scrapateers! what great photos of Brooke and Adam - altogether, a super photo posting. thanks for sharing!

  10. ooo love that reindeer!! Loving the projects too, babe!!! especially your girls layout. so fun and you girls are too cute!

  11. WoW, I love those layouts!!! They are just terrific!!! I was just thinking today, how I wish I could start decorating (but my house isn't done). I think it is another year of no xmas decorations for me!!! I will live vicariously through you! Rock on, decorate and enjoy!

  12. Julie, you rock at EVERYTHING!!!!! The Griswolds have NOTHING on you! LOL! The pics are fab-U-lous! Now I want to drag out my decorations and get started! Thanks for the pre-Christmas holiday cheer! Love it!!!!

  13. You decorating for Christmas already?? LMAO. I love it. It's so.... YOU! I miss my Julie!

  14. Oh wow how fun, I love this time of the year. Its so magical. I love christmas decorations. I can't wait for the time to pass and we can actually have the space so I can buy more. I think a tree is every room is perfect.

  15. Your house looks wonderful, I love how you celebrate Christmas, all those little lights!
    And the lo's are just gorgeous. I love the picture of Brooke and the pumpkins really makes me smile!

  16. Hahahaha, girl you made my day!!! Loooooove those pix and wow do you have a lot of christmas goodies!! Can't wait to see your yard!! Looove your LO's, the one with the fave girls is my fave!!! And that headband is so adorable!!!! Have fun decorating your yard Clark Griswold!!

  17. I'm the OH MY GOSH type..... OOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHH,MYYYYYYYYYYYY, GOOOOOOOOOSSSH!!!!! In Holland it's common to decorate only AFTER "Sinterklaas" (december 5th) so how much you want to visit here, it would be nothing to do for you around november huh...

  18. Hahahahaha, Julie, you're crazy, lol!!!!
    Nov.7th and you are already decorating the house for Christmas!!!! Here in Holland you would be a hot item in talkshows, because here we always discuss the fact that we have to wait decorating until dec.6th! On dec. 5th we celebrate Sinterklaas (an old man who brings us presents, lol..) and any christmas decoration is 'forbidden' until that moment! So I have to arrest you, hahahaha!!


  19. Oh my my my Julie!!!! I cant even think that way yet....though looking at your pics and your fab post....kinda makes me wanna!!!!

    I love christmas tooooooooo!!

    Love, and adore your creations!!! Brookie is sooooo cute....and just you watch Adam and his 'christmas' when he's all grown up and married!! He'll carry forth the tradition in true spirit!

  20. oh my goodness!!! can you PLEASE come over to my house and help me decorate??!!
    Pretty please??
    across the ocean.. then third street on your left.. number 51 with the butterfly windows *insert sweetest smile here... *
    I said please... =D
    Your projects are BEAUTIFUL!!!

  21. Amazing Julie griswold!!!My goodness you have A LOT of christmas goodies..A LOT!!!!
    It does look very gorgeous though...makes me wanna decorate too..but Jenneke would arrest me...LOL!Looks so very cozy decorating with Adam and Brookie!
    Love your LO' love the fave girls one...beautiful picture!
    Wishing you all alot of fun decorating some more!!

  22. It's that time of year! I cant put our decor up til the day after Thanksgiving, which is ok, Thanksgiving is an important day that gets overlooked so we put out all the fall decor when we took Halloween down! House looks great! Love your work!

  23. Woww !!!!! I love decorating for Christmas!!!
    And I love your creations too!!! I love the picture of Brooke and the pumpkins'LO...

  24. Looks like you had a fun decorating weekend! Adam has a cool tree!

    I'm lovin' the shrinky dink sun on your LO... I showed Bryn & she smiled! Great LO's... lovin' that Hambly, too!

    Brookie's headband is ADORABLE! :-)

  25. Wow I think I just got some Christmas spirit looking at your blog!! Your house looks beautiful! And I so enjoy the pics of your kids! They are gettting SO BIG!
    All the LO's are gorgeous! Great job ladies!

  26. Now now Missy J2 I have no chance at beating you at the longest blog post. lol

    So love the layouts and the pics too. Gorgeous.

  27. I love Christmas too!!!! But with us moving Not sure if or when I 'll get to decorate this year :( Love all of your decorations!!! So fun! Awesome LOs!!!!!!! The head band is so adoreble, So is the model :) Hi brookie :D Hugs Jamie

  28. crack me up! I was sitting out today, getting a tan in this beautiful AZ weather while trying to decide if the pool is too cold to swim in without heating it and you're decorating for Christmas :) You are a crazy one Julie...crazy, but I love it! I can't wait to see the yard! That is something I miss from the Midwest, a nice decorated house. They are far and few in between down here :)

  29. What can I sayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.... you take the 'Christmas' Cake... you really are the bomb... if I could I would be decorating right now too... but my hubby can only stand it all up for sooooo long... and the day after Thanksgiving to the day after Christmas is long enough for him... I'm lucky I have pretty much a full month.... love the decor and the 7000 lights... can't wait to see what it all looks like...

    Now for the lo's... they are fab... I was wondering if it was going to be you are Deana who got the first lo of your time together... but then you had an unfair advantage of not having to travel... teeheeee..... honestly I am constantly amazed by you... inspired and amazes... you rock!!!

    Hope your evening is plesant and your week full of wonderful things!!! {{BIG HUGS}} Michelle

  30. love the layouts Julie. The pumpkin one is especially darling. I am one of those freaks that doesn't set up my tree until about 2 weeks before Christmas but keeps it up through January...that's always when I need the sparkle the most!

  31. Love the layout!!! I am so glad you are playing along with us, and I love all the Christmas talk! Thanks for playing with us!!
    -Diana, Sketchy Thursdays founder

  32. I can't wait to see all the decorations up. 7,000 lights!!!! Wow. I love your colourful layouts and the headband is priceless. Thanks for sharing your pics.

  33. I'm so laughing my butt off right now. With that many Christmas decorations you need to start now!!!

  34. I was just thinking I needed to get going on my xmas decorating. Love everything you guys do! Bet the outside is absolutely luminous (practically seen from outer space, eh? haha)! Love your layout! Thanks for playing along with us!!

    Heidi, Sketchy Thursdays

  35. oh my Gosh.
    you are definitely putting a little Christmas spirit in my heart.
    it's amazing.
    i LOvE the layouts.
    Brookie is just too cute modeling her headband.
    i'm gonna go find my Christmas CD's since you put me the mood to start listening to Christmas music now.
    big hugs


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