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ornamentmaven
10-29-2015, 07:44 PM
:tree: It seems that just about everyday, from now until Christmas Day, I'll do something to prepare for the big day. What have you done today?

I finished addressing/signing my Christmas cards and now I'm looking through the Seventh Avenue catalog for gift ideas.

ornamentmaven
10-30-2015, 10:01 PM
I just noticed that my Christmas cactus is beginning to bud. It hasn't flowered in about 5 years! It has bright pink buds. I've been looking at the Hallmark Christmas movie listings. Starts tonite at 10pm!

ornamentmaven
10-31-2015, 02:50 PM
Watching Home Alone on the Hallmark Channel!

olga
10-31-2015, 07:50 PM
Spent lots of hours thinking of where to put Bruno the hours I will be working, when I decorate home for Christmas.........

ornamentmaven
11-01-2015, 10:27 PM
Watching Hallmark Christmas movies and listening to Christmas music!

steph535
11-02-2015, 07:11 AM
Had a very old and dear friend over today for about 2 hours that I hadn't seen in 8 yrs. She is one of the very few people who loves the same kind of Christmas music that I do. I shared as much of my favorites with her as I could, but when you have upwards of at least 20 of them, 2 hours is like no time at all. It was so nice to enjoy such beautiful music with a kindred spirit and also great to have a good excuse to play Christmas music well before Thanksgiving.

snowbell1
11-04-2015, 10:52 AM
I decorated my home for christmas it looks great and listened to christmas music as i was doing it up.676967706771

ornamentmaven
11-04-2015, 03:37 PM
Julie - It looks lovely. Love the tree!

I've been watching Hallmrk Christmas movies on both of their stations!

wstaple
11-04-2015, 03:41 PM
Just placed the order for our family Christmas cards!

steph535
11-04-2015, 11:20 PM
Very pretty tree and decorations, snowbell1

Elf_Erv
11-07-2015, 10:50 PM
decorating the Christmas tree

steph535
11-08-2015, 02:15 AM
Watched a Christmas movie and am now listening to Christmas music

ornamentmaven
11-08-2015, 04:03 AM
Ordered another Christmas gift and found some Christmas decorations that I have been missing for YEARS!

Mistletoe
11-08-2015, 04:22 AM
Had a very old and dear friend over today for about 2 hours that I hadn't seen in 8 yrs. She is one of the very few people who loves the same kind of Christmas music that I do. I shared as much of my favorites with her as I could, but when you have upwards of at least 20 of them, 2 hours is like no time at all. It was so nice to enjoy such beautiful music with a kindred spirit and also great to have a good excuse to play Christmas music well before Thanksgiving.

That sounds so nice.

Mistletoe
11-08-2015, 04:25 AM
...and found some Christmas decorations that I have been missing for YEARS!

That's one of the nice things about moving. :santahat:

Mistletoe
11-08-2015, 04:33 AM
I put up the outdoor Christmas lights! I really wish the 70F degree weather had stuck around an extra day for that. I'm putting just white lights up this year (I alternate). Had to buy all new ones, since pretty much all the strands that I had were faulty, so I have 2000 lights up and ready to go for December 1st (they were all lighting when I tested them and they better all still light in a couple weeks!)!

I also listened to my first Christmas music on the radio today!

ornamentmaven
11-08-2015, 03:51 PM
I put up the outdoor Christmas lights! I really wish the 70F degree weather had stuck around an extra day for that. I'm putting just white lights up this year (I alternate). Had to buy all new ones, since pretty much all the strands that I had were faulty, so I have 2000 lights up and ready to go for December 1st (they were all lighting when I tested them and they better all still light in a couple weeks!)!

I also listened to my first Christmas music on the radio today!

Good job mistletoe! Yes, it has definitely gotten much cooler here! I have a tradition going with my outside lights - they wait until Dec 24th to start shorting out - usually an hour or so before the guests arrive!

Mistletoe
11-09-2015, 03:12 PM
Good job mistletoe! Yes, it has definitely gotten much cooler here! I have a tradition going with my outside lights - they wait until Dec 24th to start shorting out - usually an hour or so before the guests arrive!

How sad that you'll miss out on that this year. :santahat:

ornamentmaven
11-09-2015, 03:18 PM
How sad that you'll miss out on that this year. :santahat:

I know - I'm sad just thinking about it! I do plan to do something, even if it's in a temporary location. Hope to at least get one of my trees up and some lights in a window. It will actually be more difficult if we have moved into a new place and are busy painting and replacing flooring - but I will manage something!!

*Snowflake*
11-12-2015, 06:31 PM
listening to Christmas music:home:

wstaple
11-12-2015, 08:05 PM
I bought these for my Christmas cards while I was lunch today....

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ornamentmaven
11-12-2015, 09:32 PM
I bought these for my Christmas cards while I was lunch today....

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I bought the same stamps today!!! Then went home and affixed them to my cards!

ornamentmaven
11-13-2015, 08:56 PM
Wrapped another gift. So far 12 are bought and wrapped and 5 more are on order. Still need to buy another 13 gifts at local stores! I also ordered some specialty food for Christmas from Swiss Colony

*Snowflake*
11-15-2015, 04:39 PM
Bought Christmas present for my grandpa yesterday:presents1:

ornamentmaven
11-16-2015, 12:05 AM
Bought a gift for my dog!

ornamentmaven
11-19-2015, 03:57 PM
Wrapped more gifts. Now I need to order a few more!

ornamentmaven
11-20-2015, 02:56 PM
Ordered 7 more gifts last night. I just need to buy 3 more at a local store and wrap these last ten gifts! Funny, this year I decided to go with a theme of reds and greens foil wrapping. It would look great except that everyone else will wrap in whatever colors - so it really doesn't matter!

wstaple
11-20-2015, 03:35 PM
I put up 2 Christmas trees this morning at work - my personal one and the one for the lobby!

ornamentmaven
11-25-2015, 03:50 PM
Wrapped a few more gifts and bought some stocking stuffers last night

tinkerbell2
11-25-2015, 09:58 PM
Wrapped some presents up and have the landing tree is up and now started n the kitchen...living room tree is up so Loki and Mishka get used to it..

ornamentmaven
11-27-2015, 11:39 PM
Baked my fruitcake!

Mistletoe
11-28-2015, 04:04 AM
Tried really hard to find creative stocking stuffers for people! I'm burned out on Pinterest. We all have too many things.

I saw an ad today in the paper for a company that does full service holiday lights and decor- they can design a display, you lease their commercial lights & greenery, they install it, maintain it throughout the season and then remove it and store it after the holidays. That sounds nice. :rolleyes:

ornamentmaven
11-28-2015, 04:48 PM
Tried really hard to find creative stocking stuffers for people! I'm burned out on Pinterest. We all have too many things.

I saw an ad today in the paper for a company that does full service holiday lights and decor- they can design a display, you lease their commercial lights & greenery, they install it, maintain it throughout the season and then remove it and store it after the holidays. That sounds nice. :rolleyes:

Nothing worse than "un-decorating"!

Well, I got gifts mailed to my grand-niece in Seattle. Plan to buy 2 of the last 3 gifts I need, later on today - then will wrap them. I am in really good shape gift-wise, wrap-wise, card-wise, and baking-wise. Because of the move, the fruitcake will be it for the baking. Hope to get the cards in the mail next week - they are all ready to go.

tinkerbell2
11-29-2015, 01:48 PM
I'm going to be writing on the cards this week and sending them out to all those that have had one in the past. Also wrapped a few presents up too.

Mistletoe
11-30-2015, 01:10 AM
Nothing worse than "un-decorating"!

Or having to re-do a whole section because they inconveniently burned out! Or buying new ones every season!

Mistletoe
11-30-2015, 01:22 AM
...I also ordered some specialty food for Christmas from Swiss Colony

I have to say the chocolate I'm craving most is Swiss Colony's original Dobosh Torte- so good!

steph535
11-30-2015, 06:45 AM
Been listening to Christmas music

ornamentmaven
11-30-2015, 03:04 PM
I have to say the chocolate I'm craving most is Swiss Colony's original Dobosh Torte- so good!

Swiss Colony has great chocolates!

Wrapped 2 gifts and watched Christmas movies

ornamentmaven
12-02-2015, 04:02 PM
Finishing up last few stray cards. About to watch Elf in a few minutes

wstaple
12-04-2015, 03:09 PM
My wife and I are going to a Christmas concert tonight - A Very Merry Christmas with Dave Barnes and the Nashville Symphony Orchestra. The web site says "& special guests", which is always pretty exciting in Nashville. With all the musical talent in Nashville, you never know who's going to show up!

https://www.nashvillesymphony.org/tickets/concert/dave-barnes?deeplink=buytix&prodid=4969&perfid=4971

ornamentmaven
12-04-2015, 07:07 PM
Received my 1st 2 Christmas cards of the season - from Merry and wstaple. Beautiful cards - thanks so much. Mine should go out in tomorrow's mail!

ornamentmaven
12-06-2015, 04:56 PM
Well - yesterday I mailed out another package and my cards. I also bought the rest of my stocking stuffers. I still have to wrap 2 gifts - these are cash gifts - so no shopping involved. Physically - it has been a very easy Christmas with a lot of on-line shopping and no decorating - but I miss the hectic-ness!

snowbell1
12-06-2015, 09:19 PM
Wrapped a few gifts and watched a few christmas movies.:christmastree:

Mistletoe
12-07-2015, 02:57 AM
Could only decorate a little (due to stuff being everywhere from the kitchen)- my bedroom and the mantle, but I'm happy to have those! I feel like I'm finally IN the season. :home:

ornamentmaven
12-07-2015, 03:55 PM
Watched Miracle on 34th Street and received a card from mistletoe!

Mistletoe
12-15-2015, 05:40 PM
Watched Miracle on 34th Street and received a card from mistletoe!

Got yours, too! Thanks! :santa2:

tinkerbell2
12-15-2015, 07:38 PM
Watching a Christmas movie..

wstaple
12-15-2015, 07:43 PM
Did a little Christmas shopping for my youngest daughter during lunch. :giftpeek:

ornamentmaven
12-15-2015, 11:44 PM
Got a bunch of cards and wrapped the last two gifts - they were cash gifts, but I like to wrap cash up in a big box

wstaple
12-17-2015, 07:21 PM
Closing the office early today and taking the staff for our annual Christmas lunch/party. :presents3:

ornamentmaven
12-18-2015, 01:12 AM
Received some gifts in the mail!

wstaple
12-21-2015, 05:49 PM
Just finished my Christmas shopping (I think)!

ornamentmaven
04-01-2016, 04:04 PM
I am seriously considering watching a few Christmas movies today, as all my DVD's were packed up during the last Christmas season and I really missed them!

ornamentmaven
04-15-2016, 06:11 PM
About to watch a Christmas movie - maybe It's a Wonderful Life

wstaple
04-15-2016, 08:09 PM
Finally convinced our oldest daughter to watch that with me a couple of weeks before Christmas. She loved it! Always been one of my favorites!

ornamentmaven
04-16-2016, 06:29 PM
Finally convinced our oldest daughter to watch that with me a couple of weeks before Christmas. She loved it! Always been one of my favorites!

One of my favs too, but I couldn't locate the DVD yesterday, so I ended up watching Christmas Vacation!

*Snowflake*
04-17-2016, 04:20 PM
I am seriously considering watching a few Christmas movies today, as all my DVD's were packed up during the last Christmas season and I really missed them!

I'm considering too:elf3:

ornamentmaven
04-19-2016, 04:10 PM
Yesterday, as I was flipping through the tv channels, I came across three Christmas scenes from three different movies - right in a row! Ironic - I almost had to check the calendar!

*Snowflake*
04-19-2016, 05:27 PM
Watched The Holiday. What do you guys think about this movie ? It's holiday themed and nice to watch, but really nothing special, don't know:dizzy:

ornamentmaven
04-22-2016, 03:45 PM
Watched The Holiday. What do you guys think about this movie ? It's holiday themed and nice to watch, but really nothing special, don't know:dizzy:

I have seen it - but don't remember much about it. I may be confusing it with another movie, but wasn't it set at Thanksgiving time?

ornamentmaven
04-22-2016, 03:50 PM
Watched The Holiday. What do you guys think about this movie ? It's holiday themed and nice to watch, but really nothing special, don't know:dizzy:

I have seen it - but don't remember much about it. I just did a search which helped me remember - it was okay, but I don't think it was all that "Christmassy"

*Snowflake*
04-22-2016, 06:27 PM
I have seen it - but don't remember much about it. I just did a search which helped me remember - it was okay, but I don't think it was all that "Christmassy"

Yeah,I have the same opinion.

MinnesotaMike
04-27-2016, 05:53 PM
Today...I made a plan to go check Hobby Lobby to see what they have out for Christmas.

chocolatechip1979
05-27-2016, 07:19 PM
i'm looking online for a new tree. My old one is ten years old and I think she needs a little help this year.

ornamentmaven
05-28-2016, 04:33 PM
i'm looking online for a new tree. My old one is ten years old and I think she needs a little help this year.

As long a she is still standing, you can always use her as a second tree with a unique theme. I put my second tree in my bedroom with a purple/Madame Alexander doll theme

SilverBells
05-28-2016, 05:17 PM
I listened to some Christmas songs on youtube!!! :treedance:

chocolatechip1979
05-28-2016, 10:21 PM
found some cutesy Christmas items at a few yard sales today.

*Snowflake*
05-30-2016, 05:30 PM
Ordered Home Alone: The Classic Illustrated Storybook and Frozen Olaf Night Before Christmas Book one week ago:elf3:

chocolatechip1979
05-30-2016, 07:29 PM
I thought about how I want our trees setup this year

ornamentmaven
05-31-2016, 06:15 PM
I spend a bit of time every day planning my 2016 Christmas decorations in my new house! I can't wait - tomorrow is June - can start decorating in 5 short months!

chocolatechip1979
05-31-2016, 06:16 PM
went on an early morning hunt for my huge gingerbread cookie sheet

SilverBells
05-31-2016, 07:03 PM
Browsed thru my cell phone's :christmastree: Christmas :christmastree: photos :elf3:

Mistletoe
06-01-2016, 03:13 AM
Was looking at a book I bought last year 'Christmas On The Farm'- a collection of favorite recipes, stories, gift ideas and decorating tips from The Farmer's Wife monthly magazine.

chocolatechip1979
06-01-2016, 05:45 PM
getting ready to watch A Christmas Card. Great movie :elf3:

ornamentmaven
06-01-2016, 07:52 PM
getting ready to watch A Christmas Card. Great movie :elf3:

Also likethis movie. I just can't stand the actor we plays her fiance

chocolatechip1979
06-01-2016, 10:00 PM
Now I'm watching All I want for Christmas and searching OfferUp.com for holiday items

chocolatechip1979
06-02-2016, 04:46 PM
put on holiday themed fuzzy socks

ornamentmaven
06-02-2016, 05:37 PM
Plan to watch Christmas with the Kranks later

olga
06-02-2016, 09:32 PM
Plan to watch Christmas with the Kranks later

Haha, I still remember the moment Nora tells their parents on the phone she's coming home for Christmas...
Every time I watch this movie, I enjoy it a lot.

ornamentmaven
06-02-2016, 11:38 PM
Haha, I still remember the moment Nora tells their parents on the phone she's coming home for Christmas...
Every time I watch this movie, I enjoy it a lot.

It cracks me up! I always enjoy it

SilverBells
06-03-2016, 04:57 PM
Looked for Christmas bedding online.

*Snowflake*
06-03-2016, 06:16 PM
My Christmas books came:presents1:

ornamentmaven
06-03-2016, 07:36 PM
Looked on-line at this year's Hallmark ornaments

chocolatechip1979
06-03-2016, 07:46 PM
Looked on-line at this year's Hallmark ornaments

ohh. I cant wait to purchase in July. Do you collect any of the series?

ornamentmaven
06-03-2016, 08:03 PM
ohh. I cant wait to purchase in July. Do you collect any of the series?

I always buy in July as well. I personally collect the Madame Alexander doll series; and for my daughters, I always buy the Puppy Love series and the Fairy Messenger series. Such beautiful, whimsical ornaments. I am always tempted to buy more, but my main tree can barely hold the weight of all my ornaments as it is! I have a separate tree for the Madame Alexander ornaments!

What abou you? Any series?

chocolatechip1979
06-04-2016, 02:28 AM
I always buy in July as well. I personally collect the Madame Alexander doll series; and for my daughters, I always buy the Puppy Love series and the Fairy Messenger series. Such beautiful, whimsical ornaments. I am always tempted to buy more, but my main tree can barely hold the weight of all my ornaments as it is! I have a separate tree for the Madame Alexander ornaments!

What about you? Any series?

The series we collect are A Christmas Story, Christmas Vacation, Heavenly Belles, Caddyshack, and John Deere. Then we choose one family ornament and my daughter gets to choose 3 that she likes for her tree.

ornamentmaven
06-04-2016, 04:33 PM
The series we collect are A Christmas Story, Christmas Vacation, Heavenly Belles, Caddyshack, and John Deere. Then we choose one family ornament and my daughter gets to choose 3 that she likes for her tree.

Do you put up more than one tree? ......because it sounds like it will fill up fast! I love collecting ornaments - hence my name -ornamentmaven! But, I will be 60 this year, so I am trying to tone things down a bit! Certain things I won't give up on however - like my Hallmark ornaments. I will have to check out your series in the Dream Book!

chocolatechip1979
06-04-2016, 05:21 PM
Do you put up more than one tree? ......because it sounds like it will fill up fast! I love collecting ornaments - hence my name -ornamentmaven! But, I will be 60 this year, so I am trying to tone things down a bit! Certain things I won't give up on however - like my Hallmark ornaments. I will have to check out your series in the Dream Book!

We have 3 trees that we put up. One with Hallmark ornaments(they rotate every year) One with all our homemade ornaments and then the last tree has all of my daughters favorites.

ornamentmaven
06-06-2016, 01:04 AM
We have 3 trees that we put up. One with Hallmark ornaments(they rotate every year) One with all our homemade ornaments and then the last tree has all of my daughters favorites.

We also set up 3 trees - the main tree - on the living room - has EVERYTHING on it. A 4 foot white tree in my bedroom is for my Madame Alexander ornaments (3 different series), and then a small 2 foot tree which is decorated with small Rudolph ornaments. I really like your Heavenly Belles ornament; but did you know that this is its final year!

chocolatechip1979
06-06-2016, 01:27 AM
We also set up 3 trees - the main tree - on the living room - has EVERYTHING on it. A 4 foot white tree in my bedroom is for my Madame Alexander ornaments (3 different series), and then a small 2 foot tree which is decorated with small Rudolph ornaments. I really like your Heavenly Belles ornament; but did you know that this is its final year!

yes. I saw that this was the last year for the Heavenly Belles. :sad elf:I really don't understand why Hallmark is doing a bunch or short series lately. I did see the Tea Time series that starts this year. As an avid tea drinker I thought it was really cute. (also going to be a 5 part series)

ornamentmaven
06-06-2016, 06:14 PM
yes. I saw that this was the last year for the Heavenly Belles. :sad elf:I really don't understand why Hallmark is doing a bunch or short series lately. I did see the Tea Time series that starts this year. As an avid tea drinker I thought it was really cute. (also going to be a 5 part series)

I didn't realize that they pre-planned the length of each series. I guess I always thought they simply based it on sales. Although some of them would be obvious in length. I have been lucky - my Madame Alexander is on it's 21st year, the Puppy Love series is on its 26th and the Fairy Messenger is on its 12th. For my younger daughter, I started several short lived series before we settled on the Fairy Messengers. I am always impressed by the Frosty Friends series which is on its 37th year. I was given the 1st and 7th in that series as gifts and wish I had kept up with them. The first one is worth over $500 now.

ornamentmaven
06-06-2016, 06:25 PM
The Tea Time ornament is very cute. Do you collect miniature ornaments as well? I was looking at the Heirloom Angels which also starts this year!

chocolatechip1979
06-06-2016, 08:52 PM
The Tea Time ornament is very cute. Do you collect miniature ornaments as well? I was looking at the Heirloom Angels which also starts this year!

a lot of the miniatures are cute but not really for us. The Heirloom Angels are beautiful.

chocolatechip1979
06-06-2016, 08:53 PM
I just finished looking through all my Christmas photobooks

ornamentmaven
06-07-2016, 03:45 PM
a lot of the miniatures are cute but not really for us. The Heirloom Angels are beautiful.

Agreed - I don't collect the miniatures either. I always get disappointed when I see an ornament I love, then realize it's a miniature!

chocolatechip1979
06-08-2016, 10:19 AM
I just made some instant apple cider and I'm going to watch "Matchmaker Santa" while I surf this site

SilverBells
06-08-2016, 04:29 PM
Does thinking about Christmas time count? :home::christmastree::familytree:

wstaple
06-08-2016, 04:32 PM
Does thinking about Christmas time count? :home::christmastree::familytree:

:elf3:

SilverBells
06-08-2016, 04:35 PM
:elf3:

:merrychristmas:

chocolatechip1979
06-08-2016, 06:59 PM
Does thinking about Christmas time count? :home::christmastree::familytree:

:elf3::hopxmas::elf3::hopxmas:

ornamentmaven
06-09-2016, 02:41 PM
I was just viewing Lemax's village collection for 2016. As many of you know, I have a large village I set up at Christmas time. I haven't added any new houses in 3 or 4 years. Lemax has some nice ones this year - including a Brewery and a Gift Shop. I know I shouldn't add to my collection, but it is so hard to resist! I guess I have about 35 houses. I have a good friend who has at least 400 houses in her collection. She has so many, she can't really even set them up as a village. She ends up stacking them on multiple tall bookcases. Can't wait to set it up in my new home this year!

chocolatechip1979
06-10-2016, 03:27 AM
made a reindeer craft with my daughter.

ornamentmaven
06-10-2016, 04:42 PM
Was viewing on-line the selection of nutcrackers available this year. Target usually has a great, inexpensive line of nutcrackers. I like to add one each year. Maybe I'll add two this year since didn't buy one last year. I've decided that for 2016, I will only buy 3 Hallmark ornaments (1 for myself and 2 for my daughters), 1 village house, and 1 or 2 nutcrackers.

olga
06-13-2016, 06:19 PM
Wrote an article on my Christmas blog, about the book " The snow queen"

chocolatechip1979
06-13-2016, 06:44 PM
Watching Home Alone with my beautiful daughter

chocolatechip1979
06-17-2016, 06:12 PM
My daughter and I finished our reindeer ornaments
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ornamentmaven
06-17-2016, 09:33 PM
My daughter and I finished our reindeer ornaments
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So cute!

I got word of a 50-75% off sale on Yankee Candles - so I picked up two as small Christmas gifts. One candle is a Peeps Marshmallow scented one - regularly $28, I paid only $7. It is one of the gifts I purchase for my older daughter - who is addicted to Peeps!

chocolatechip1979
06-19-2016, 10:01 PM
Happy Birthday to Me!! :yahoo:

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ornamentmaven
06-20-2016, 06:51 AM
Happy Birthday to Me!! :yahoo:

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Happy Birthday! Looks yummy!

*Snowflake*
06-23-2016, 06:17 PM
Happy Birthday to Me!! :yahoo:

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Happy belated birthday:elf3:

I was watching if some new Christmas movies are coming this year and liked some Christmas pages on Facebook.

chocolatechip1979
06-23-2016, 07:23 PM
Happy belated birthday:elf3:

I was watching if some new Christmas movies are coming this year and liked some Christmas pages on Facebook.

Thank you for the wishes :)

chocolatechip1979
06-29-2016, 05:25 PM
My plan is to watch Christmas movies all day :)

chocolatechip1979
06-30-2016, 03:12 PM
Getting ready to watch a Christmas movie with my breakfast :)

ornamentmaven
06-30-2016, 03:22 PM
The two Christmas gifts I ordered arrived in the mail yesterday, so now I'm motivated and scouring more sales!

ornamentmaven
07-01-2016, 03:42 PM
Watching QVC Christmas in July and previewed the list of Hallmark Christmas movies starting next Friday!

chocolatechip1979
07-01-2016, 08:22 PM
Getting ready to watch the Christmas movies on Hallmark HD channel 565 starts at 12pm :)

ornamentmaven
07-02-2016, 04:49 PM
Getting ready to watch the Christmas movies on Hallmark HD channel 565 starts at 12pm :)

Yes - their Movies and Mysteries channel has far superior movies when compared to their basic Hallmark channel movies. Even so, I enjoy watching them all!

wstaple
07-05-2016, 03:06 PM
Yes - their Movies and Mysteries channel has far superior movies when compared to their basic Hallmark channel movies. Even so, I enjoy watching them all!

I was able to watch a couple of them myself this weekend - Dashing Through the Snow (the book was much better; they changed too much in the movie) and November Snow.

ornamentmaven
07-05-2016, 04:12 PM
Been looking on-line for nutcrackers to add to my collection.

ornamentmaven
07-06-2016, 05:06 PM
I am searching for craft ideas. Every year I like to make a few new ornaments. I especially like beaded ornaments. Any suggestions??

*Snowflake*
07-14-2016, 03:08 PM
Watched Christmas movie yesterday, French movie Le pere Noel.

wstaple
07-15-2016, 07:35 PM
Watched a preview for the movie "A Perfect Christmas", premiering on the Hallmark Channel this Saturday.

SilverBells
07-15-2016, 09:12 PM
Yesterday I watched the last 20 mins of "Four Christmases". I didn't know it was on. Today I bought some "supplies" that were on sale, saving them for Christmas time :xmaswink:

ornamentmaven
07-16-2016, 03:45 PM
Been watching QVC Christmas in July sale and Hallmark Christmas movies!

SilverBells
07-16-2016, 04:57 PM
Watching QVC Christmas in July, online.

SilverBells
07-17-2016, 05:22 PM
I was ironing clothes while listening to Christmas Carols :singing:

ornamentmaven
07-29-2016, 07:28 PM
Watching QVC Christmas in July finale!

SilverBells
07-30-2016, 10:09 PM
Listened to Christmas music :singing: while housecleaning :home: and talked with hubby :smitten: about Christmas presents :presents1: :giftpeek: :presents3:

chocolatechip1979
08-18-2016, 03:23 AM
Got a new Santa soap dispenser for the down stairs bathroom

chocolatechip1979
06-15-2017, 08:00 AM
I am on Pinterest looking at holiday crafts to do with my daughter this summer.

*Snowflake*
06-15-2017, 10:20 AM
I am on Pinterest looking at holiday crafts to do with my daughter this summer.

I am doing this right now:elf3:

snowbell1
06-15-2017, 10:38 AM
Checked out christmas in july preview on qvc.7282

wstaple
06-15-2017, 02:59 PM
Listening to a Christmas audio book to and from work every day - Starry Night by Debbie Macomber.

ornamentmaven
06-15-2017, 08:30 PM
Went thru my inventory of Christmas cards

christmasnut
06-19-2017, 10:00 AM
Posting here on ATC

*Snowflake*
06-19-2017, 06:41 PM
Buying frames for Christmas photos.

chocolatechip1979
06-19-2017, 06:58 PM
I'm going to make gingerbread cookies later today

chocolatechip1979
06-28-2017, 07:12 PM
working on a Christmas cheer book for our family on Shutterfly

ornamentmaven
07-13-2017, 04:57 PM
Been thinking about my big Christmas Eve buffet. Traditional 7 sea foods - Shrimp cocktail, fried scallops, stuffed clams, lobster newburgh, crab cakes, Salmon scallop, tuna croquettes. Along with stuffed pasta, Swedish meatballs, rice pilaf, antipasto salad, cookies and fruitcake! Yum!

chocolatechip1979
07-13-2017, 05:37 PM
YUMMMMY!! :) What's your address again.. LOL :):elf1:


Been thinking about my big Christmas Eve buffet. Traditional 7 sea foods - Shrimp cocktail, fried scallops, stuffed clams, lobster newburgh, crab cakes, Salmon scallop, tuna croquettes. Along with stuffed pasta, Swedish meatballs, rice pilaf, antipasto salad, cookies and fruitcake! Yum!

tinkerbell2
07-13-2017, 06:09 PM
Thinking about down sizing, with having 3 dogs bounding everywhere..

chocolatechip1979
07-14-2017, 08:11 PM
Earlier this morning I went to a warehouse sale and I bought my daughter and I new Christmas sweaters for a grand total of $5

christmasnut
07-14-2017, 08:38 PM
Surfing the net for christmas decorations

ornamentmaven
07-14-2017, 09:55 PM
Helped my husband set up his "Christmas in July" table at his flea market store and picked up a box of purple glass ornaments to hang on my Madame Alexander tree

snowbell1
07-15-2017, 08:45 AM
Watching QVC Christmas all weekend.:christmastree:

Elf_Erv
07-15-2017, 08:21 PM
watching Christmas in July on QVC

chocolatechip1979
07-16-2017, 11:06 PM
Watching a bunch of Christmas movies with family and friends

ornamentmaven
07-19-2017, 07:33 PM
Discussed Christmas Eve buffet menu with my older daughter

chocolatechip1979
07-19-2017, 07:49 PM
Well with the thunderstorm and rain we are having, I would like to go through my snowman collection and see what I need to clean, repair or pass on to a friend. Their little noses and twig arms get tricky during storage.

ornamentmaven
07-25-2017, 02:28 PM
Ordered several Christmas gifts

chocolatechip1979
07-25-2017, 06:07 PM
Added 4 more snowman decorations to my collection thanks to my beautiful MIL :)

snowbell1
07-26-2017, 08:43 AM
Watched QVC Christmas and added more candles.:christmastree:

chocolatechip1979
07-26-2017, 05:23 PM
Watching " A Madea Christmas"

chocolatechip1979
08-01-2017, 04:54 PM
Finished my Snowman books.. All crafted from free items except the hot glue. :)

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ornamentmaven
08-02-2017, 03:59 PM
Wrapped another Christmas gift!

chocolatechip1979
08-07-2017, 02:16 AM
Organized my snowman ornaments

wstaple
08-07-2017, 08:03 PM
I bought a Lionel Polar Express G scale train set for my grandson's Christmas tree at our house. When I told my wife it was for him and not me, she didn't have a problem with it. At least it gets to stay at my house! :xmaswink:

chocolatechip1979
08-08-2017, 05:21 PM
I'm going to a Free & Trade event. I have a few Christmas candles on hold

Elf_Erv
08-12-2017, 09:02 PM
ordered a new Christmas tree from Home Depot. 2400 lights

ornamentmaven
08-18-2017, 03:14 PM
Ordered a special shelving unit to use for displaying my Christmas Village this year

chocolatechip1979
08-21-2017, 03:35 AM
made some salt dough ornaments with my daughter

ornamentmaven
08-21-2017, 05:13 PM
My daughter wants to make Christmas day brunch, so we have been discussing the menu

snowbell1
08-24-2017, 09:38 AM
Working on more christmas pieces and searching the net for more ideas.:elf3:

ornamentmaven
08-26-2017, 02:02 PM
Julie did you see the set of 5 Lenox ornaments on sale on QVC yesterday? I ordered those - so excited. A $44 value on sale for $18, plus $5 off on new accounts! These will make great small gifts! I have ordered from QVC in the past, but not in a number of years, so I, thankfully, came up as a new account!:christmastree:

ornamentmaven
08-31-2017, 11:01 PM
Wrapped 6 Christmas gifts today after they arrived in the mail!

Bishop1954
03-21-2018, 02:58 PM
Went through some more of the ornaments I purchased after Christmas. I sure wish they would go back to just hooking up the lighted or motion ones to the light string as in the past. Those "button" batteries can get costly after awhile.

Elf_Erv
10-20-2019, 04:20 PM
listening to Christmas music via Pandora:tree1:

Bishop1954
10-22-2019, 02:40 PM
Same, but on AccuRadio (it's free)... :carols:

chocolatechip1979
10-22-2019, 08:24 PM
I have been watching holiday movies all morning. As of right now I'm watching " Angels Sing" on Hallmark Drama