Friday, December 9, 2011

Showing Some {Friday Favorite} Blog Love

Hi Friends & Happy Friiiiiday :)

How is December treating you so far?  Are you counting down till Christmas...are you racing around checking off your gift list...are you doing Advent activities?

There are some blogs out there that really get me into the mood of this Wonderful Season and I thought I would share a few of those favorites with you:

~  One of my favorite things to do this time of year is to make my Christmas cards.  I love looking around to come up with a design and I even enjoy staying up late to get them done {one of these years I'll have them done way ahead of time!}.  There are a few blogs that I enjoy reading as I begin my card-making process...
1.  Erin's card-making post.  Erin does a great job at explaining her process when she makes her Christmas cards.  I love the layouts that she uses and I refer back to this post often when I am thinking about what kind of card I want to design.  She even posted a cute idea of what to do with the cards each year...here.
2.  Rach.  She was my inspiration last year to do multiple designs.  I love her style and just love her to pieces overall.  I peeked at her stamping blog today and love the cards that she recently made.
3.  Heidi.  Like Rach, Heidi is another go-to gal for card designs.  I love her simple, cutesy style.  Right now on her stamping blog she is sharing different gift ideas and I have loved each one so far.

~  Another favorite thing to do during this time of year is make cookies.  Recently Mel @ The Larson Lingo hosted a cookie exchange party on her blog...how fun is that?  Now I have a few recipes to try...not just for the Christmas season but all year long.

~  A series that I have been been really enjoying this week is one that Nancy @ The Goat and the Kid is hosting...Christmas Is _______.  Christmas is first about the birth of our Savior, but it also incorporates so much more and this series highlights all of those things.  Today you too can join in on the fun :)

~  I have recently found a fun new blog to read...the tichenor family.  The blogger Meredith has been doing such a great job at documenting the fun things she is doing with her boys during this Christmas Season.  I have gotten a few ideas that I might do next year...like opening and reading a Christmas book each day.

~  One post that gives me the warm and fuzzies is this post from Darby @ Fly Through Our Window.  The first time I saw those videos I was amazed at how well her girls memorized Scripture.  Last year it inspired Jamison and I to do the same...you can see our video here.

~  Lastly, {and this is not related to Christmas blogging} I am SO excited to be able to participate in ten on ten tomorrow!  If you enjoy taking pictures I highly recommend this to you.

5 comments:

carissa at lowercase letters said...

there's so much fun going on! i've enjoyed Nancy's series, too! and all the cookies with Mel - what's not to love! : )

Hershey's Moma {amy} said...

Wow. This is packed full. Thanks for the links Kelli! I already peeked at a couple... :)
And another thank you for the 10 on 10 reminder! Yeah for you being able to do it!!!
I'll see you tomorrow.

Alene said...

Glad I made it here from Friday Favorite. What an awesome post. I have got to hop around and check out these wonderful links. Thank you - great favorites.

The Starr Family said...

Girl, you are one busy little reader!!!! Thank you for all the links, and I'm headed straight for the cookies recipes :)

Oh, and yes, Darby is one of my faves. She is real and centered... love her desire to fill her children with the TRUTH!

Rach said...

I'm behind! How did that happen?!? Oh, I don't know, maybe candy making and working on cards??? Oy!

This is a fantabulous round up of fun blogs and ideas (thanks for the shout-out, Friend, you are too too sweet!). Thank you for organizing and sharing them with us! :o)