December Daily: Trim The Tree

Doing my December Daily page for trimming the tree was one of the pages I needed to wait to do until I had my 2″ squares page protectors from Simple Stories. And it was one I was impatiently waiting to do!

December Daily Trim the Tree

I LOVE the wood veneers from Elle’s Studio and planned to incorporate more, until it didn’t quite work out and I decided to save them for another 2″ page later in the book. Spread out the goodness!

December Daily Christmas tree page

I used a 2″ card from Elle’s Studio and some alphas to make a little title card.

December Daily Christmas tree detail

I included some photos of each of the kids and an image from Google of the music album we listened to while decorating the tree.

December Daily Christmas tree detail

On the opposite page is a photo of my daughter “decorating daddy!”, a fun Elle’s Studio transparency and an ornament selfie of me! I love this photo!

Christmas ornament selfie

Previous Posts:

Title page || Day 1 and 2 || Day 3 and 4 || Day 5 and 6 || Day 7 || Day 8 || Day 9 and 10 || Day 11 || Day 12 || Day 13 and 14 || Day 15 and 16

You can also check out my December Daily Pinterest board for more great ideas!


Good Cheer, red alphas by Elle’s Studio

25 Days class kit from Studio Calico

Advent Cards by Lost Bumblebee

Ikea gift tags

Daiso sequins, waxed paper

December Daily: Day 15 and 16

December Daily number card

For December Daily days 15 and 16, I wanted to try something new! Both days found the kids doing loads of drawing, again, so I wanted to add in journalling about that. On Day 15, I added a 4×6 journalling card as a flip-card (attached with silver grid washi) and blinged it up. I added […]

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December Daily: Day 13 and 14

December Daily day 13

December Daily days 13 and 14 see us quietly recovering from Day 12 and work parties and starting to get ready for guests arriving this weekend. These pages reflect that with much fewer pictures and a bit more white space. Day 13 was a very quiet day, recovering from a late night at karaoke the […]

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December Daily: Day 12

December Daily day 12

December Daily day 12 includes five pages! Definitely our biggest day of the month, thanks to the preschool Christmas concert and my husband’s work party that night. The standard photo size here in Japan is “L size” – roughly 3.5″x5″ – so rather than back the four L photos with cards, I realised I could […]

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Once Upon A Time: Month 1

Once Upon A Time 1

I am just loving working on my Once Upon A Time cross-stitch! It’s been perfect for the cold winter nights on the sofa, and it’s also been my reward for getting each day’s to-do list ticked off. I’ve made progress, albeit slow, from the first time I’ve shared my project a month ago. But I […]

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December Daily: Day 11

December Daily day 11

December Daily day 11 finds yet another insert! Thursday is always a good day for us for the kids to have a nice, long bath and so today was another special bath product – some bubble soap melty things. Ha, real descriptive, hey?! But they were glittery, and pink, and made some good bubbles as […]

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December Daily Day 9 and 10

December Daily day 9

December Daily day 9 was a special day – my husband came home early to watch a new Christmas movie with us all before dinner! Thus, I am so grateful for him looking after me and the family! I used the Madlibs stamps from Studio Calico to stamp Amazing + Love on vellum to staple […]

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Weekly Wrap

mini swoon mug rug

Christmas is coming and our Contributors have been super busy. Take a peek at what they’ve been creating… {Cate is giving away labels – perfect for school!} {Love this caravan block from Alyce} {Amy has been working on her Project Life album this December} {Tonya has been playing with sequins} {Amy has been making teacher gifts} […]

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{Reader Tutorial} Felt gingerbread house tissue box cover


Of course the real gingerbread house is all covered in icing and candy and will make your hips expand and your teeth fall out. Here is a calorie-free alternative, that will still be looking good this time next year too. This is designed to fit over a standard square tissue box cover, but you could […]

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{Reader Tutorial} Round Picnic Blanket Tutorial


How to make the popular round picnic blanket with a pompom edge! You can find the tutorial over at Little Bit Of Thyme.

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