Saturday, November 29, 2008


Here it is November 29th and our house is completely decorated for Christmas. This year, Alexis was extremely excited about decorating and we figured we didn't have too many of these "excited" years left, so why not. Tyler is 16 this year, Cat is 12 and Alexis is just 6. She already has her letter written to Santa, though I am sure there will be edits along the way. The older children have decided to hold off writing their letters till they find something that they just can't seem to live without - well for the moment at least. :) Brian is a district manager for Kohl's so he had to get up at 3am yesterday and worked a 12 hour shift, visiting each of his stores, for Black Friday sales. He missed the entire decorating but Lex was thrilled to point everything out to him when he did finally get home. I really should have taken the photo's yesterday. We got a good 4 or 5 inches of snow on the ground last night so the light coming in from the windows are really bright, so bare with me on the lighting. :)

Friday, November 21, 2008


Yep we are having our own black Friday sale at the BTDL Boutique. Check out some of the savings on Friday November 23. Some sales are only lasting one day, others maybe extended through the weekend. Come early for the best selections! :) You will find a link to the boutique in the top left hand corner of the side bar.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

TUESDAY Trivia on BTDL's blog

Just to let you all know, the Tuesday trivia is still without a winner... Up for grabs is an adorable gingerbread house piecing done by Juliespieces. Head on over there and submit your guess! :)


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Halloween 2008

The children LOVE to carve pumpkins. We missed just about every pumpkin patch this season so I picked up a couple at Walmart. Not as fun at the pumpkin search at the patch but this year it had to do. Here are the children with their creations. Our neighbor had a little pumpkin patch in her yard and gave us the little one they ended making into a football. :)

This year was the warmest Halloween we have had since we moved to Colorado in 2000. Of course, Alexis picked a very warm puppy costume to wear. It was total over kill for the weather. By the middle of the evening, the head was off and she was hot. Oh well, she made one cute little puppy! Caitlin decided at the last minute to invite her friend Kennedy over so we scrambled for a costume. Thank goodness her red witch still fit! Tyler, of course being to old, didn't want to go out. But when his friends came to our house, out came the old costumes again and he went out with a cape and mask.

Tonights listings.......

Boy, this week went by way too fast! I did manage to catch up on the things that needed to be done around the house but have fallen a little behind on my orders. Sorry. :( I wanted to post a few quick peeks at my listings for tonight. I am especially happy with the little girl dress up layout. I love to do princess or dress up layouts because of Alexis. She loves to playing dress up and has tons of little princess dresses, what better inspiration than your own little princess! I tore the little bear without any pattern and she is tiny! She measures about 2 inches tall and 1 1/2 inch wide...

I also created a new gingerbread man for this Christmas. I wanted one with a little more personality then the ones that I have done in the past. It worked so well with the Heide Grace Papers.

Well I am off to finish up my photo's and auctions. Oh and check back later this week, I have some great ideas brewing in my head for some adorable Christmas cards.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Tonights challenge listings....

The challenge is actually supposed to be listed on Sunday nights but I just have not been able to get much done during the weekend. This weekend was no different. It was my birthday on Saturday. :) We went shopping all day and then met up with some friends for dinner at my favorite Japanese restaurant. We then packed all 13 of us into our local Baskin Robbins. We all had a great time! The children also enjoyed this Halloween. This is the very first Halloween we have had here in Colorado where we were not freezing or under a couple of inches of snow. I'll post those pictures some time this week.....

Well here are my challenge listings. :)