Monday, December 21, 2015

Disneyland Bound

Early in December, Christopher and I flew to Anaheim for a quick trip to Disneyland. We rented a car and drove out to ShopHouse. Have you heard of it? It's Chipotle Asian style.

So I went in with high hopes and left with an okay meal.
I had green curry over white rice noodles with the pork/chicken meatballs. Everything tasted good especially the meatballs, but it was the noodles that weren't up to par.
ShopHouse is located in a very cute and modern shopping complex called The Point.
I know shopping is not Christopher's thing, but he was receptive and I bought this shirt at Prana which i love, love love! Folks if it fits and feels good...go for it :)

We wanted to go to the beach and the closest one near LAX is Manhattan Beach.

Christopher was sporting his Seahawk gear, GO HAWKS!

There are a lot of cute places to shop at Mahattan Beach. I especially loved the Beehive and the Manhattan Beach Bakery. Do yourself a favor and buy yourself a treat. 


After Manhattan Beach, we drove out to Anaheim (Thank you Google Maps!) to visit the most wonderful place on earth, LOL! I am joking. Disneyland is fun, but hiking the Washington Coast with Christopher will always be my most wonderful place.

Hello Disneyland!

The real reason for Disneyland is Space Mountain. Yes, Space Mountain! 

 Above is the first ride and below is the second ride. You see how I prepared myself the second time!

 Christopher and Yoda above. Us on the monorail below.

 Eating a Jumbo Turkey leg below. Nom, Nom

Decided to try single riders to see if it would be faster. Do not use the single rider lane...I repeat..Do not use the single rider lane. You will watch people much farther than you pass you by while you wait!

Disney ended with a pretty fun parade and firework show. 

Goodbye Disneyland!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Week 3

I finished my Christmas cards on Dec. 6th, but have I mailed any! Ack! I love making bulky chunky chipboard loaded cards and I made a lot this year.

I shopped the clearance section after Christmas last year and I found these super cute inexpensive Merry Christmas words that I knew would look good on a card. I also found the word joy, snowflakes and Christmas trees.

Do you like that "merry" word? It's a Heidi Swapp die love love!
I did warn you I made a lot, eh! Off to the post office.....

Friday, December 11, 2015

Week 2

I love the look of air plants, but I still manage to kill them by forgetting to water them. I found these faux air plants that look pretty real and was super excited to create faux holiday wreaths with them.

Last year at Ravenna Gardens, I saw these fancy & expensive real air plant wreaths and I knew I could make something similiar.

and here is what I made....

The hard part is giving them away!

Friday, December 4, 2015

Make Merry

If you know me then you know how much I love Heidi Swapp product. I was super excited when she started selling at Michaels and Joann's because I also love a 40% off coupon.

 Heidi's latest release is a Christmas line at specific Joann's and I have been stalking my store waiting and waiting for it to come. I thought I would have to buy it online because I could never find it until I turned the corner in the back section of the craft area and lo and behold it was there.

 I was super happy and super annoyed they couldn't put it out with the rest of the Christmas stuff.
and here it is 50% off. My language of love.

and here's Merry Christmas to me

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Week 1

As December approaches, I find myself busy making holiday decor and prepping for a small holiday bazaar. I normally make cards and scrapbook stuff, but last year I did really well making faux snow mason jar scenes so I decided to make some more.
I love little scenes with a tree tied to a pickup truck and I even found a tear drop camper too.

Next up holiday wreaths!