Okay…you ladies know how much I love this…
I mean…my life is in this book.
I must look through, write in, check off and mark through things in this planner at least two dozen times a day. It’s my world.
Well, my friends at Erin Condren asked me if I was having a party this December and if so, could they create some things for it. And I was like, um, heck yeah!
Christmas Eve 2014
Every other year, we do Christmas Eve differently around here.
Every other year, Andrew’s parents come into town and we spend the holiday with them. Since they’re not from our area, they like to make the quick little drive down to Dallas, eat dinner at one of our favorite restaurants and drive through Highland Park to see the lights before returning to our house and tucking the kids into bed. That’s our tradition every other year with Andrew’s parents.
A car selfie with my mother-in-law last Christmas Eve as we headed down to Dallas for dinner.
On the other years, we spend Christmas with my family. Since all of my family lives in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, we always celebrate at someone’s house…
…a flurry of excitement on Christmas Eve 2013 at my mama’s house…
…building our gingerbread houses that night.
Well, this year, is a year spent with my side of the family and we’ve been asked to host for the first time. All of my peeps will drive up to McKinney for Christmas Eve, some will stay the night and others will return home that evening. I’m super pumped about having my family here this year!
So, when Erin Condren asked if they could help with some of the fun paper stuff, I couldn’t say “yes, please!” fast enough. I told them what I was doing and look what they created…
So much fun, right?!?!
A gift wrap book to create stickers and tags for gifts.
I’ve been using these stickers for years and years for food I deliver to people’s houses (mine say Made with love for you by Mix and Match Mama), and now, I have Christmas labels too! Whether I’m wrapping up loaves of bread to pass out to neighbors, Reindeer Food or sending home leftovers with my guests, I can wrap it up in foil or saran wrap and stick a label on there.
And pssssst…if you don’t know what my Reindeer Food is…
…here is an edible version for you, your family and your friends and then bonus…
…a cute little version for you to leave out for the reindeer when they stop at your house on Christmas Eve night :).
We decided this year to make our Christmas Eve party an Appetizer Party. Didn’t they create some really cute invites to send out to my family?! Everyone will bring something savory and something sweet for our appetizer supper. I don’t know about you…but I loooove making a meal out of appetizers and dips.
Erin Condren also made me corresponding return address labels, but you know…I didn’t want to put my address out here :). They look like this though…
I use these spiral notebooks every single day when I write recipes. I’m going to use this one when I create Christmas recipes this year. It’s just a blank notebook, so you could also keep a running list of Christmas presents, your to-do list…whatever you want!
Sometimes when I show you guys my monthly goals, I use either one of my note cards (above) or the notepads (below). The note cards are great for writing thank you notes! You get to pick the color envelope that comes with them. They sent me pink. #iheartpink
And I don’t know about you…but I can’t enough enough pads of paper this time of year.
File folders. #ilove
This is where I’ll keep receipts from all of those gifts I’m buying.
And then finally, look at these cute paper placemats they created! Won’t our appetizers taste even better when served on a plate on top of this happiness?!?!
So, I know it’s only November 18…but I’m already ready to host my Christmas Eve party!
Speaking of things I’ll serve on Christmas Eve…
It’s pie season friends! If you need a simple (and yummy!) Thanksgiving pie (or Christmas pie!), then you need to see my Pie oh My!
And just for grins, since we’re talking Christmas Eve…here are a few pics from Christmas…
Christmas Eve 2012
Christmas morning 2011
Christmas morning 2011
Christmas Eve dinner with the in-laws in 2010
Christmas Eve 2009
I mean…look at that face! Christmas Eve 2008 🙂
I’m listening to Christmas music right now and working on my Christmas list! I’m trying to wrap up gifts this week!
And psssst…you can keep up with my holiday gift ideas here.
Just check out the page at the top!