Friday, November 4, 2011

day 148: shabby art boutique's simply christmas

xmas organisation diary
day 148 and i have signed up for shabby art boutique's simply christmas for the coming holiday season :)  yeah, i am a christmas addict and totally proud to be one. i love the feeling christmas provides and the opportunities it gives people to do kind and generous things they otherwise might not.

i love the idea of making more progress with my christmas planning in november so december runs more smoothly and a little less frantically!  lucky for me someone is doing all the hard work and putting all the planning and ideas in place so i can follow along ... thank you kerryanne from shabby art!

first on her list of things to do is an A5 planner for all the to do's that go along with christmas ... and again she has provided all the necessary printables for you to download here in pdf form.  what a lovely lady :)

i grabbed an old A5 notebook and ripped out the pages that had been used then glued in the downloads i needed, making muliples of the ones i wanted more of.  i then jazzed up the cover very slightly and added a pocket to the inside cover to put the list downloads into.

the downloadable free christmas organisation pages

the inside cover pocket for the shopping lists 

november weekly printables

a gift list for all the immediate family with a santa's stocking
list hidden underneath :)

outcome:  not too shabby ;) but hopefully shabby enough to make christmas in this household run just that little bit smoother.  i have yet to put any figures onto the christmas budget page (that would be just plain spooky) YET but i am planning on mulling this page over with my dearest and seeing if we can find a happy medium after the argument about christmas spending of course!  honestly, my husband is so laid back and he knows my passion for this time of the year (and our kids) that the argument is more of a roll of the eyes kind of deal where i know i'm wrong but we do it anyway :)

a big vote of thanks to kerryanne and her blog the shabby art boutique for this wonderful concept of simply christmas, i am totally excited to play along and make christmas a far more home made and home baked occasion!  hoping this will make no spend november a little easier too ;)


Kerryanne English said...

Hi Kirsty,
I'm so pleased you have joined in with Simply Christmas. Your planner looks great and I love and share your enthusiasm for the Christmas season.
I hope you will link this post to the Inpsiration Party next week.
Festive hugs ~ Kerryanne

Kate said...

A great idea - thanks for sharing.