Saturday, December 31, 2016

Let's set some GOALS babes!

Hey babes it's 11:09 p.m. on New Years eve night ... and I don't know if I will make it past this blog post! So Happy New Year!!! It's been a super long day here in my home!  I just wanted to say thank you to you sweet girls who pop in and read about my crafty journey!

Before the night ends I want to speak my goals into existence here on my little ol' piece of the world wide web! Here they go....

1. Be OPEN to receive all of God's words and blessings. Without him I don't know how I made it to 43!
2. Be PRESENT in all the many activities and little moments my kids journey's take them on.
3. Be UPLIFTING to my wonderful hubby who bless him moves our family forward.
4. Be LOVING to my sweet grand baby girl. I mean isn't that what grammies do!? I am always so rushed that she is my sweet reminder that I get to just stop everything and enjoy her every little move.
5. Be ORGANIZED in my life and actually use one of my planners! :)
6. Be  HEALTHY and bring exercise back into my daily routine.
7. Be CREATIVE and nature the little girl in me who loves to make!

In doing this here I am hoping that one of these words jumps out at me as I will be participating in Ali Edwards One Little Word. It starts tomorrow and I am so excited to jump in and get back to basics. This word that you chose is a word you can reflect on all year long.

Lastly I leave you with some pictures of my day....

I did get crafty... made these t-shirts with my cameo and heat press that I promise to use more in 2017

The little girls dad will be wearing this shirt...

Shopped for a whole bunch of sweets - these girls wanted to bake tonight 

They are starting off with donuts!

and last but not least... had my daughter take pictures of me with her snap chat filters. I swear this Hello Kitty filter is going to make me download this app even though I'm too old to be on snap chat!! 

Well it's time!  I need to go fill these empty flutes with apple cider! Cheers to a happy crafty New Year!

Tell me what are some of your goals... how will you make 2017 awesome!!!??

Jossie Posie  

Goodbye 2016 and Hello 2017!

Merry Everythang! 
As 2016 comes to an end I thought I would do a little recap of some of my favorite December traditions. 
First off if you have been following my blogs you know how much I love cute coffee mugs. So setting up a hot cocoa station for us to enjoy on the weekends is a must! 

I added to my cookie collection last year with lots of goodies from Pottery Barn intact my fav time to buy is the day after Christmas when all the goodies are on sale. I buy it at a dirt cheap price and box it up for the next year! Love having everything at my finger tips when we start baking. These cabinets are in my kitchen.  

Another favorite tradition is having my youngest write a letter to Santa. He is 7 and I love that he still believes! I know I have a few years so I cherish this.  

wait for it ... wait for it... Yes! DD!! Getting with my crafty girlfriends is so fun and it 
is so fun to see each others albums! 

December traditions also include making tamales! My sisters and I take turns hosting the tamale making party. This year I was up and we had a blast! 

Crismas Mimosas to start the day off!

While we wait for the tamales to cook the littles in our family make gingerbread houses.

This picture below shows my daughter with teens from her confirmation class. Every year go to Target and the teens are given a family. We split up and shop for our family in need. After we purchase gifts we head back to the church and wrap the gifts. We then box up food basket for more families in our community.  After all of our work is done we watch a Christmas movie. Us parents make hot chocolate and popcorn for the teens. This event lasts about 4 to 5 hours but its so worth it! I love watching my daughter serve our parish and give with an open heart. It's a night full of prayer and being filled with god's love.   

This one here is not really a tradition but it's my sons birthday! I love that we get to celebrate him and it's always included in my December Daily. TO BE HONEST I usually end my dd on this date :)  

Last but not least last minute Christmas shopping! We are always pressed for time but we get the job done! 

Ahhh and now a peek of my Christmas morning. The best sight... my tiny people. This picture was taken after breakfast and just before we opened presents.

After presents we rush over to my in-laws and then over to my sisters home. It's such a busy day!
This year's theme at my sisters was "pajama party".  Here's my nieces and I enjoying some tamales we made!

We also get a special visit from Santa. My grand baby was not a fan :) haha Maybe next year she will enjoy him!

As fast as December came in is as fast as it left! In fact my tree came down the day after Christmas!
I'm excited to start the new year with new hope! I am ready to receive all of God's blessing! 

Cheers to new memories and getting those pictures printed!!

Peace, love and pretty paper!
Jossie Posie         

Monday, December 12, 2016

Papercakes DIY Advent!

Hey babes... today I am sharing an Advent calendar I made with the super cute digital files from Papercakes by for my tween. We both loved the way it turned out! Check it out!

I started off printing of my digital files and using this ikea box I had at home. I chose it because it already came with dividers. I want to say these boxes are under $4.

I then measured and cut out my paper just enough to cover each section. I then added little embellishments. Those embellishments I printed on sticker sheets.  

My digital files once printed on card stock became a flip door for each compartment.

Wa-La! My daughter loved it!
Annnd that's how we celebrated the first twelve days of December!