Monday, July 7, 2008

Christmas In July Schedule

Here's a list of everything I plan to do this month:

  1. Go through my Christmas decorations. See what I don't want or need to add. Create a decor plan.
  2. Work on several holiday craft projects (homemade greeting cards, ornaments and post-it holders)
  3. Purchase gifts for 4 of the people on my gift list.
  4. Plan Christmas In July menu (date set for July 31st).
  5. Try a new cookie recipe.
  6. Do some of the housecleaning tasks from the Houseworks+Holiday plan.
  7. Inventory holiday movies/music
  8. Watch a few holiday movies. For the first week of July over at MHH we watched "Scrooged" with Bill Murray. Hilarious!
  9. Put my holiday CD's in the car.
  10. Create and print my Christmas Eve dinner invitations
  11. Finalize holiday menus
  12. Shop for stocking stuffers
  13. Create grocery lists for baking/holiday menu
  14. Update my blogs (started today)

Well that's all for now. I've just been over at MHH to see what everyone else is doing. Now I am going to create my July calendar with my '24 Days of Christmas' activities. Will write back soon.

Christmas In July!

Well this month over at Magical Holiday Home boards, we are celebrating Christmas In July. The first week was light because of the July 4th celebration. We were asked to tell of our most favorite/memorable Christmas. My favorite Christmas memory was when I was about 8 or 9, my grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends all came to our house for Christmas. I remember us kids entertaining the adults by doing dances, singing or telling jokes. It was really a wonderful time. My grandfather, father, an aunt, an uncle and a cousin have since passed away. Whenever I think of them, I always remeber the Christmas pasts that we were all together.

It was also the year I got my very first sewing machine. I was asking for a 'Sew Perfect', instead I got a Singer sewing machine. I had that machine for about 27/28 years. Never did learn how to make clothes or anything like that... just the basics.