Friday, November 30, 2012

Friday Inspiration

Remember the beautiful vintage glass ornaments I found? I still love them, but the more I observe my cats, the faster I've come to the conclusion that hanging the ornaments high up on the tree is not going to be enough to make sure they make it intact to next Christmas. I need to do something else if I want to display them somewhere.

I saw this and realized that this would be the simplest thing to do. All I need is ribbon and a hook to hang them from. I could even add clusters of them around our place. Add something extra to the bare corners I've never really knew what to do with.

Another way to accomplish the same thing is to string them up one next to the other. I like this idea too, although you'll need some decent wall space to make it happen.

Then there's always the option to hang then from something that's already there... Like the chandelier. I've thought before that I could replace the hanging crystals with ornaments, but somehow that feels a bit extreme. Maybe this would be the less arduous option I've been looking for.

Do you have other ideas? I'd love to hear them!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

DIY Advent Calendar - There's still time!

Have you thought about making a Christmas calendar but just didn't have the time? Did it seem like too much work? No worries, I've learned some tips and tricks over the years that will help you in the process.

To give you some background and show my credentials as a Christmas calendar expert; I've made one for Chris every year we've been together, with the exception of two years ago when we got married at the end of November. I've told you this part already. I try to gather up little things for it whenever I see something I think he'll like.

Not to worry though, even if you just decided to make one, you can still put one together for December 1st, which is this upcoming Saturday! The easiest way to fill the little packages is to buy candy. Buy two or three different kinds of the recipient's favorites and you're set. You could wrap almost anything, see an idea list at the end of the post.

DIY Christmas Calendar The things you'll need to make it happen;
- 24 or 25 pieces of candy, small toys or other little things for the packages (the number depends when you celebrate, December 24th or 25th, basically one for each day until Christmas)
- Wrapping paper, one kind is enough, but I used two and some tissue paper
- Stickers for the numbers (gift tags work too, or just use a marker directly on the paper)
- scissors
- tape (masking and/or regular)
- a marker

DIY Christmas Calendar
I start by writing the correct numbers on the stickers. Now, you can just write them on a piece of paper as long as you have the correct numbers. I find this helps a whole lot in getting organized. I wrote the numbers on the stickers and laid them out on the table in order. This really helps you see which candy/toy/present goes to which day. This doesn't necessarily matter, but I always try to make sure there isn't the same candy two days in a row. When the numbers are laid out like this, is really easy to switch things around.

Once you have it all figured out, cut the wrapping paper into pieces. I find it much easier to pack everything if you have the wrapping paper already cut out into small squares. I pack the little presents, stick on the number sticker (obviously you can just write the number on  with the marker if that's your preference) and then put them back in order on the table where I started by sorting them out. I like to triple-check things, so it just saves time this way.

Remember, the items can be as big or small as you want. You can get larger items too, especially is you don't need to send it anywhere.
Other ideas for gifts:
- a magazine
- cookie cutters
- baking supplies, like cupcake liners or sprinkles
- stickers, notepads or other stationery items
- a DVD
- nail polish or makeup
- Christmas ornament
- tea or hot chocolate

Disclaimer: I have not gotten all these for Chris, but was thinking generally items you could use!

So, are you going to make one?

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Catch up on mail, crafts and Christmas lights

For those of you who were waiting for the weekly mail update, I'm sorry. Yesterday was a busy day and as I set on writing the mail update first thing in the morning, I realized my photos were terrible. I've put a lot of time and effort into learning how to take better photos and these were just terrible. All shook up and blurry.

So, I can give you a verbal update on the mail week. It was good. A whole lot of orders went out and some personal correspondence. Including first Christmas presents! I'm especially happy about that one. I still have more to send, but I'm hoping to get those out soon. As for incoming, I got a few cool letters and as well as a package. Thank you everyone!

Pointe-Claire Village, Montreal

 I can also tell you that I will be attending two craft fairs this holiday season! I'm very excited about this and will post the details for you guys to see soon! I am making products for the fairs as much as I can, there's only four days between the two, so I need to make sure I have a whole lot of items ready to go.

Additionally, I've been thinking about my table setup for the fair and will soon do a trial run. I want to make sure I keep changing it up, especially now as this is a holiday fair. I did find a really cool display rack this weekend, so I'm hoping it's exactly what I need to display my new paper ornaments.

Pointe-Claire Village, Montreal

I have a few larger DIY posts coming up and I'm working on those as well. One is coming out this week and the other a little later in December. I'm so excited for December. There so many awesome things coming up!

Pointe-Claire Village, Montreal The photos in this post are from last Saturday. We went out to an Irish pub at a cute little neighborhood called Pointe-Claire Village. It's pretty far from where we live, but since we were in the area, we figured might as well drop by. There's several old houses converted into shops, restaurants and pubs. And best of all, they were already covered in lights for the holiday season!

How has your week started out?

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Dark nights

It still doesn't look like winter here although you can already smell it in the air. We got a mini blizzard yesterday, but it didn't stay. I went for a walk on Friday evening and true to my earlier decision, I try to always take a different route to my destination. If nothing else, go up the next street than I usually do. That's really how I find these amazing spots and can share them with you too. Last time I saw some cool roofs, this time... A beautiful alley with gorgeous light.

I'm half expecting to see Batman run across the alley any second now. I was tempted to call this post Dark (k)nights.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Outdoor decorations

It was this image I used in a recent post that gave me a potential solution to problem I've been trying to solve. I've talked about our tiny French balcony at the front of the condo a few times. It's teeny tiny, so there's not a whole lot we can do with it. In the summer I filled with tomato plants and a miniature herb garden and have now been thinking about what to do with it for the winter.

The easy solution would obviously be to add some lights, but the problem is that there's no electrical outlet on that side of the building. We have one on the larger balcony in the back, but that's hardly helpful. I have been thinking about adding maybe a lantern or a few, but I never even thought about ornaments. Why not? How cute are these ones on the picture?

I haven't actually tried any of this out, but this is definitely sparking some ideas. I'll report back as I try some stuff out.

All of your ideas are welcome! How would you decorate a tiny outdoor spacec when there's no electric outlet for lights?

What's up Montreal - m0851 Sample sale

Just a quick heads up guys, the m0851 sample sale is going on right now and it ends tomorrow, November 25th! They have their offices full of really awesome stuff and it's up to 70% off!

Source: via Katri on Pinterest

This bag is a good example of their products. I've been wanting this weekender for a while.

The address is 5555 Casgrain Ave (right next to Jeans, jeans, jeans). Definitely worth dropping by, maybe get started on the Christmas shopping.

P.S. Regular posting coming shortly!
P.P.S. This is not a paid ad, I just really like the products and am more than happy to support a Montreal company

Friday, November 23, 2012

Friday Inspiration

So, let the holiday season begin! (What do you mean 'it's too early'?)

Ok, I'll try to keep it reasonable and not go overboard immediately. One step at a time and all that. I would like to add a few holiday touches here and there, but I promise I'll try to do this gradually. (Key word: try) The first things I'm thinking are some lights and I would love to come up with something fun outside. Let's start with the lights, I think awesome lights always make a difference.

Now, where to hang them up and what kinds should I get?

I've had a huge glass bowl for a number of years that I've filled out with ornaments and battery-operated lights. I'll bring that out soon, but I need to buy some more lights to put in it... (There was a Halloween-pumpkin related incident last year due to which the lights were covered in pumpkin goop and were finally tossed out. Not a chance to get them working again) I'll show you a photo once I get new lights for it.

In the mean time, I've been thinking about other options. I mean, I already have to go get some lights, so wouldn't it be just sensible to get more at the same time. You know, no need to again... I really like this idea of haphazardly stringing the lights off a mirror, but there's two major issues with it. One, I don't have a mirror like that, and two, I have two cats who would try to chew on the chords. (let's not even think about the cat hair the lights would gather if they'd just lie on the ground like that)

These look pretty cool. I would imagine the lights shine through the colored glass really nicely. And this would have an added bonus of having to drink a few bottles of wine...

I really like this idea of a wreath. I think I might even try this one out. I do wonder though where you'd plug this in... I mean, I would put a wreath on a door. This looks like it's on the wall though. Still, I think I'll try it out and figure it out using the same methods I always do, it's called the 'oh-well-I'll-just-try-it-out-and-let's-hope-for-the-best'.

Where would/do you hang lights on/from?

Thursday, November 22, 2012

The last hurrah for fall

Let's enjoy the last of the autumn. I feel this is really the last opportunity to enjoy what's still a beautiful fall. I know there is snow already in a various of places in Canada and Finland, as well as a number of other places on the northern hemisphere.

Source: via Wendy on Pinterest

Today is  beautiful day here in Montreal. It's 11 degrees Celsius (that's low 50's in Fahrenheit) and the sun is shining. Don't worry, I'm off for a walk to enjoy it as soon as I've finished writing this. I find this extremely appropriate as I decided to keep the holidays/winter/Christmas topics at a minimum over at HipsterCurious until after the US Thanksgiving. Which, as it so happens, is today!

So, let's enjoy the fall for one more day and then please get mentally prepared for all sorts of holiday craziness starting tomorrow!

Does it still look like fall where you are?

Happy Thanksgiving to those celebrating today!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

New High Score

We've now been married for two years and one day, that's a new record!

This is an actual conversation we had this morning, it's what you get when two nerds get married.

Anyhow, that's not what I came here to talk to you about. I actually wanted to show you a project made for Chris as an anniversary present. Like I mentioned yesterday, we got married in Las Vegas.

Nevada and Las Vegas
This is the state of Nevada and the heart is roughly where Las Vegas is located on the map. I've been wanting to do this for a while and I'm really happy how it turned out. I certainly can't take credit for the idea as I've seen a few photos floating around the interwebs. Unfortunately I never saved/pinned any of the photos, the idea just stuck with me.

I guess the only part I didn't think until I started working on this, is the fact that the state of Nevada is one of the less excitingly shaped states. Imagine how this would've looked if it was California or Texas instead.

[Disclaimer: I love Vegas and the state of Nevada has been nothing but good to me. This is not a criticism towards either, merely an observation on the lack of visual interest in the shape of the state]

Photo wall I have to assume Chris liked it as he hung it up on the wall immediately, it's there at the end, furthest away from the camera. We've been working on a picture wall for a while, so this added to it nicely. Right now, as you can see, the collection of pictures is still fairly small, but we have another batch going up soon. There's at least a great photo from a recent wedding with a whole group of our friends, there's naturally space for a photo of our new nephew and a few other snaps, mainly from our travels, that need to be hung up.

You can also see a bit of our condo from this photo, the photo wall is in a hallway that's between the office in the back and the open space that is our kitchen, dining area and living room.

All in all I have to say that I really like how the project turned out. I ran into some problems along the way, but it wasn't actually too bad, just time consuming. I like the outcome so much that I'm already thinking about a few other things I want to make with the same technique.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Second anniversary

2 years ago today, my awesome husband Chris and I got married in Las Vegas.

I made my bouquet out of vintage jewelry and my shoes matched in style

Who would've thought this post would be this hard to write? I got the first sentence out and started looking for photos to use. I wanted to share a few snaps from the wedding, but somehow all of them seem too personal. I also can't seem to formulate this post properly.

It'll have to suffice to say it's been an amazing two years.

Monday, November 19, 2012


And so it is Monday again, I feel like this weekend just slipped by. Not complaining though, merely observing.

I already have a long list of things to make this week and I'm quite excited to get started. One of the most critical things is a serious deficiency of holiday cards. I must remedy this soon. I am attending some craft shows again this season, so I need to get prepared. I'll get back to you with more details once everything is settled and finalized.

Last week was slower with mail. I sent out a whole bunch of orders, but very little personal mail.


Mail Love - outgoing
This one's on it's way to my Lovely Letters partner Autumn with task 3. I would like to direct your attention to the awesome stamps. I'm especially happy with the one on the left, it's a part of a 'national parks' series.


Mail Love - incoming
This is a letter from Autumn with task 2. The letter was off adventuring somewhere since it took over 2 weeks to get to me.

Mail Love - incoming
A postcard from Cambridge. I love it, it looks like an old time-y photo. I think I'll display this one somewhere.

How has your week started off?

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Strangely positive and cheery

Like I mentioned just a few days ago in my Friday Inspiration post, I've always gotten pretty bummed as we start approaching winter. I love fall and always have loved it, but I used to always say that I love everything about fall, except the fact that winter comes after.

Coming from a country as north as Finland, to me winters are freezing cold and insanely dark. None of that -2 degrees celsius, it's-a-tad-nippy-oh-well-I'll-wear-a-pretty-scarf kind of a cold. Oh no, I mean the There's-no-crying-in-baseball-winter-because-your-tears-will-literally-freeze kind of a cold. The kind where there's a bit of sunlight around lunch time, but it'll be gone before you know it.

[Disclaimer: I'm from the south of Finland. So to a lot of others I'm just a whiny little city-kid who has no clue what cold is. So, there's always someone who has it worse/better depending on how you look at it]

Winters here in Montreal are quite similar to the ones in Helsinki. There might even be more snow here but to balance that off there's a bit more daylight. I always joke I moved south, which is absolutely true but people just tend to look at me like I'm nuts (which, consequently, is most likely true as well).

All this is to say that this year I'm not feeling the usual creeping feeling of... well... bumminess. Generally it's the kind of a vague feeling where you are not looking forward to what's coming up. Doesn't mean there's anything bad happening, but just one of those slightly blue feelings. Do you know what I'm talking about?

This year I'm feeling oddly expectant. Like winter is not half bad after all. It might just be my warm and cozy christmas mood that started extra early this year, but I am almost waiting for snow. It's very strange. I'm not quite sure what happened. Lt me give you an example how serious this is getting; I went to spend some time with my sister-in-law and my nephew on Friday and caught myself talking about buying skates. Me! Seriously?

I've been thinking about this unusually positive mood and trying to figure out where it's coming from.

Some time ago, after talking to some people I now find extremely negative and bitter, I made a firm decision that I will not, under any circumstances become like them. I had caught myself making comments that could've been made by them and realized I am thinking like they are. I had to stop and rethink what kind of an outlook I want to have. And I decided being happy sounds like a pretty good idea.

So, that's what I did. Now, don't get me wrong, it's not like I just decided I'll be happy and nothing sucky ever happened again. This is an ongoing process and at times it's frustrating when life throws those curveballs at you. But I find that for the first time, with this approaching winter, I'm not feeling trepidation or vaguely down that winter is coming. I'm *hesitantly* excited. I sort of like this feeling.

This post doesn't really have much rhyme or reason, merely some observations. I guess this feeling is equivalent to those who after months of hard work at the gym all of a sudden notice some of the changes they have been hoping for. I'm not at my goal, but all this work is at least starting to pay off. If you're a generally positive person, this all might sound odd to you, but to me this is a change. It's quite interesting.

My gut reaction is to apologize all this gushy happiness talk that doesn't sound much like the old me, but in the spirit of this post, I will not.

So, how are you feeling about the approaching winter?

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Vintage Christmas Ornaments

I went to a charity shop last Thursday looking for some new materials. It was slim pickings when it came to books, but I found something even more awesome.

Vintage Christmas Ornaments
I found a box of vintage glass Christmas ornaments. The box alone was worth the few bucks I paid. They had tons of ornaments there, they've probably been stocking up all year, but I found one box of these vintage beauties. There are seven glass ornaments and three plastic ones. The plastic ornaments weren't anything special and I doubt they're vintage, but the ones that were are simply stunning. They are in unexpected colors too, pink and mint green.

vintage ornaments
I loved all the vintage ornaments, but the best ones were these one with the ornate middles. I'm so happy to have found these!

As you might be able to tell from the photos, I had more ornaments out as well. I did buy a few boxes of non-vintage ornaments from the shop as well, since I found them in amazing colors and they were the right price for a project I've been wanting to try. Once I get to try it out I'll report back. However, after getting home with my hoard of ornaments, I realized there's quite  bunch that are glass... I love them, but they might not be the best idea with two rambunctious cats around...

[It might have occurred to me when I dropped one of my new ornaments on the floor and was promptly reminded that as beautiful the glass ornaments are, they don't simply *break* when they fall, they *shatter*]

So, what do you think; crazy colorful vintage ornaments or tranquil and coordinated decorations?

Friday, November 16, 2012

Friday Inspiration

As the days are getting darker I used to get bummed about winter. This year though, I am almost excited. I can't quite explain how that happened, but I am looking forward to all the fun things to do this winter. I know this sounds almost blasphemous as I've never been a winter kind of a person. I just realized my excitement the other day and am still a bit confused. In a good way though. I've given it some thought and will perhaps get more into the thought process once I've fully figured it out.

My plan was to share today one of the things that's been occupying a lot of real estate in my head recently, lights. However, then I found this image. It has lights as well, sure, but so much more...

This space is near perfect. I was originally drawn to it because of the soft lights in the corner. I've been wanting to get some additional lights, probably on strings, to add to the condo and my first thought after seeing this was how much I loved the lights here. After closer inspection it seems like these are a more permanent cluster of bulbs, but the idea is still there.

Just look at this space though. I can't find one thing I don't like about it. There's something really serene, but quirky going on here. I have a board on Pinterest called "I want to live here" (go ahead and take a look if you're curious) and I feel like this would be the epitome and definition for it at this very moment. Maybe it's partially the cozy, wintery vibe I'm getting from it.

I have always loved exposed brick walls, so that's an obvious bonus for me. The wood floor is beautiful and even though I used to be opposed to painting a floor like that, I have to admit it's been growing on me in the last few years. I love the gilt framed mirrors and the mismatched furniture. Funny enough, just before coming home and finding this picture, I had bought an antique gilt frame. I have a project for that too... More on that later.

I could go on about the windowsill and the  crown molding and the chandelier and... Well, you get the point. I think I'll just enjoy my coffee and get lost in the mood of this photo.

So, what's inspiring you today?

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Walk around the neighbourhood

Yesterday was a beautiful day, crisp and clear. My cold has reduced to an annoying cough and general tiredness, so I figured I'll go for some fresh air and bring my camera too. (This had nothing to do with the fact that DeSerres, a craft store, had a members only sale yesterday)

A fall walk around Montreal
I have made it a habit to walk everywhere I can, I don't mind if it takes me a bit longer. I also try to make a point of taking different routes to my destination, that way I might just find something I missed last time. I don't mind too much looking like a tourist, so whenever I get a chance I take my time wondering around the streets, snapping photos of interesting buildings.

A fall walk around Montreal
I always try to keep an eye out for interesting details. This time I looked up and started noticing the gorgeous details that are at the top of the buildings. I love these windows and the colours are just amazing. In my head there just has to be a small writing desk in front of a window like this. Wouldn't you agree it needs to have an antique desk in front of it? That, or I'd accept an old armchair as well. With a floor lamp for reading and a side table for keeping your cup of tea on.

(What do you mean by "overactive" imagination?)

A fall walk around Montreal
I love the weathered finish and the colours. I think there might be a head of a lion there too. And how could you not love the round little windows. I would imagine those would be so much fun for a kid to look out from!

I was looking for holiday lights, obviously not assuming they'd be on during the day, but just to see where to go take photos when it gets dark. Looks like there aren't that many up yet, so I'll need to wait a bit longer. I guess in the mean time I need to figure out what kind of lights I can hang up at home.

See, I'm not talking about putting up holiday decoration in mid November (frankly, I lost that argument) but just some lights. I'll keep you posted once I have something figured out.

So, are there winter/holiday/whatchamacallit lights up in your neighborhood?

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Deck the Halls

Sick or not, there has been work to be done. I've kept busy powered by gallons of hot tea.

I was finally able to get started on some new ornaments. I wanted to share the first photos with you, since I am just so thrilled how these turned out!

Christmas ornaments

I made ornaments out of vintage book pages. I've had the heart-shaped ones available in the shop for a few weeks, but these round ones are completely new. These are actually the first ones I've made! I love the heart-shaped ones, but these... I'll have a hard time selling these guys, that's how much I love them!

Christmas ornaments

I think Chris put it well when I showed him the first ones I made last night. He said it looks like every one of the panels has a little scene or story to tell. I used three books for these ones. There's Rudolph the red nosed reindeer, Jingle bells and a Child's book of the saints. They all had amazing illustrations and I love how they turned out!

I'm setting up my gear shortly to start taking photos of them, so they'll be available in the shop very soon!

So, what do you guys think?

Monday, November 12, 2012

What an airmail-y week!

Hi guys!

I'm still sick, which really, really sucks. I was hoping to get a move on the newest projects I had planned, but I'm not sure what I can get done. So, I'll guess it's another day of tea and naps. Which, when I put it that way, doesn't sound half bad, but in all honesty, I have way too much to do today. I do need to go for a walk later, it's supposed to be close to +20 degrees outside today! Can you believe it?

Without further ado, let's take a quick peek at last week's mail.


Mail Love - Outgoing
I was exceptionally effective last week with my outgoing mail. Admittedly it was a great week for the shop, so I did send a ton of orders out. In addition to that, I did send out some personal correspondence as well.

Mail Love - Outgoing Last week was definitely a polkadot kind of a week.


Mail Love - Incoming
Mail Love - Incoming My incoming mail was airmail. I got two airmail letters on two consecutive days. Thank you!

How has your Monday started?

Sunday, November 11, 2012


Happy Father's day (in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland and Estonia) and remembrance day!

I'm still not feeling a 100% well, so I'll still take it easy today! Just so you know, I appreciate all your comments and will answer soon! Thank you!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

I can't talk about washi tape!

No, I'm being serious! I have a sore throat and I'm really having hard time talking at all. I'm feeling fairly well otherwise, but my throat is really bugging me. And I'm sore all over. Oh, and it feels like my brain is a little fuzzy. One could argue that the last one is an ongoing condition.

I'll keep today's post shorter, but I wanted to show you what I'm experimenting on.

Washi tape bows
I'm making washi tape bows! I think they look pretty cute, but I don't think they are quite there yet. Assuming I can figure a good way to make them, I'll share the tutorial with you guys soon!

Notice the book they are on? It's an adorable version of Bambi, how cute is this? I actually bought it to make stuff out of since there's a rip on a page and few others are loose, but I'm not sure if I can use it after all, it's so cute. This is the downfall of what I do! Too many adorable books I have to rescue, but then can't use them for anything in the end.

I'm off to the couch feeling pathetic! I hope you are feeling well!

Any sore throat or cold/flu remedies are welcome!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Friday Inspiration

My sister and I both had (at least) one Christmas calendar every year when we were kids. It was an integral part of the holiday season when growing up. It's hard to beat a good Christmas (or advent, depends who you ask) calendar.

It doesn't seem to be as big of a thing here in North America as it is back in Finland. Is it a Scandinavian or perhaps a European thing? Can anyone from elsewhere than Finland elaborate on this?

Anyhow, going a little bonkers over Christmas has made me continue this tradition all the years I've been in Canada. Since we don't have kids, I make one for Chris every year. The only year I missed it was two years ago when we got married. Our wedding date is November 20th, so that was the one year I simply couldn't squeeze making one in. There was enough going on planning a destination wedding. We basically got home just at the beginning of December, so I couldn't even make one when we got back.

I have a lot of fun making the calendar and I've tried quite a few different methods to making one. I like a ton of little presents the best. I usually put them in a large glass bowl, so they'll work as decoration as well.

I do like the idea of little envelopes, I'd hang them on a clothes line. You can't go wrong with envelopes. I made a few sets for my shop. However, if you're craftily inclined, you could put one together yourself.

Have you ever had an Advent Calendar? What type is your favourite?

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Stiff neck and Christmas paper

I have some sort of a neck injury going on over here, please forgive me for being a bit short today with the blog. Sitting in front of the computer is not helping and if I need to look to the side, I need to turn my entire body. I probably look like a weirdo, but i feel oddly regal. Just try it out. Keep your back completely straight and if you need to turn, do it with your full body. Fun, no?

Christmas Gossamer

I'm working on Christmas projects like I have for a while. As you can see, Gossamer was helping out the other day. I promise I actually have some fun ideas to share with you guys soon.

Vintage paper ornament

Currently I'm making some more stock for the shop and getting even more carried away with all this holiday cheer!

How are you doing today?

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Exciting news and a whole lot of Holiday inspiration!

I am so excited to tell you that the amazing Holiday Guide from Discover Paper is out! I loved last years guide and am loving this years even more.

I am also extremely excited to announce that one of my new holiday products, the repurposed paper origami bow is featured in the guide.

Holiday Guide

See, there it is, smack dab in the middle of the page on pages 62 and 63. I've been waiting to share this with you guys!

After getting over all the squee-ing over making it in, I went through the entire guide. It's so full of absolutely amazing holiday things... If you're the type to go bonkers for Xmas, then this is for you. Just take a peek, look me in the eye and say you're not inspired! I don't believe you. I like it so much I'm tempted to put up the tree already!

                         Open publication - Free publishing - More advent

You can get straight to the guide by clicking on the cover or just click HERE

P.S. Today's been an awesome day and it's not even 10am. I have more awesome stuff to tell you soon!