Tuesday, December 11, 2012

What's Your Favorite...

     I'm very excited to have had my layout featured on the Kiwi Lane blog today! It was so much fun creating a Christmas layout since that is not something that I do often! Not only that, but to make it an interactive layout as well was a lot of fun. I wrote up a little about it on their blog so I will not repeat what I said here, other than the fact that I do love the Kiwi Lane Tiny Tags. (I also love their scallops but that is for another post)!
     I used October Afternoon's Holiday Style to create this layout. A few things about that...first, I love it. And I mean really, really love it! The moment I saw it last year I knew I needed to somehow get it. It evokes so many memories when looking at it. It reminds me of my grandma's house and her decor which is now "vintage" I guess! It is truly just a feel good collection for me. I wasn't able to get my hands on any until this October when my sweet friend Erica had some extra and offered to sell it to me at a steal! The only thing that I still need is the miscellany and then I am set! So, this was my first time using it and I think that I literally smiled the entire time!
     I am also referring to this blog post as "the post that almost wasn't"! I am having major blogger issues in regard to uploading my photos! Sadly, most of my afternoon was wasted trying to upload photos.  Happily, I have found a good way to keep my posts coming thanks to this blog post. Thank you random blogger for teaching me something new today :)
     I am feeling really happy with where I am at in regard to the holidays. I still have a bit of wrapping to do yet and a few odds and ends for shopping but overall, I am satisfied. I think for me, having the chance to sit down on the couch, play my Christmas music, light up the tree and read a book at least a few times before the holidays makes me happy...and I've done that twice! Additionally, when I do feel a bit crazy overwhelmed, I am really trying to remember to be grateful for all that I have. To do lists don't matter if you don't remember why we are celebrating in the first place!
     Thank you for taking a look today! I have a cute little holiday home decor piece I will be sharing with you next time! Stop by again please!

Scrap Happy~Melissa


  1. Beautiful work, Melissa! I am so happy for you and proud to be your scrappy friend!

  2. Very cute layout! I love the colors you used!

  3. Totally just saw the shout out on this post. So glad I could accommodate! it made me happy to share with you.