Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
December Daily - My Plans
I must admit that I am already truly enjoying the holiday season this year, which in my mind kicks off with Thanksgiving Day and runs through January 6. As you've already read, our Thanksgiving Day was fun and relaxing. We put out all our Christmas decorations and decorated our trees on that following Friday and Saturday. The house looks so festive that it brings a smile to my face every morning. All my gifts for family and friends are completed, wrapped and under the tree. Robbie and I still have a little shopping to do for each other, but I'm almost done!
Today's Christmas Decoration Feature - Christmas Trees
We purchased this first tree the year we bought our little 1200 square foot happy home in Lufkin. We'd sold our 10 foot tree as there was no room for it. When I first saw it at the store, Robbie didn't like it because it was so skinny, but it fit perfectly in the little space we had in our living room that year. Since then we have both come to love this tree; it reminds us of the Douglas Firs covering the mountains when we visit Banff in the Canadian Rockies. This year I decided this would be our Santa tree, so it holds all our Santa ornaments.
Three years ago while we were out shopping during Christmastime, Robbie mentioned that he really liked the silver trees and would like to have one someday. After Christmas that year, I picked this tree up at 80 or 90% off. This tree is in our front room and is filled with ornaments we've collected in our travels over the past nine years and all our other miscellaneous ornaments.
This next tree is only four feet tall, and we display it on a short table. This year it is serving as the toy tree and is located in the entrance to Robbie's collectible toy room. These ornaments feature toys, movies, and superheros. Robbie rigged up his Thunderbirds 3 for a topper.
And then we have a miniature tree sitting on the kitchen counter that holds Coca-Cola and other red and white minature ornaments and balls.
I hope your December is off to a great start and I'm looking forward to sharing the holiday season with you this year!