live tv freaks me out.
i was on what is called "sonoran living"... it's the 9 am live show on the abc channel here. i thought that it actually went pretty well! a long time ago, we worked on a book at making memories called 'a season of giving'. i love the book... good stuff in there. anyway, i had an idea to create an advent album. the idea would be to have like a tradition-a-day type thing... so that basically i would be forced/gently nudged into following through with the traditions. so, i wanted to carry that idea a little further, and give some really do-able solutions for the concepts. i made a photo album of the pages in the advent album i made 3 years ago... so that you can see all the pages. i didn't ever FINISH it. (typical me)... i want to finish it.
the 2nd idea that i presented was this 'i believe in santa' book. (it's a beautiful children's book that compares santa to Christ--really a great one for the kids) I glued different sizes, and styles of envelopes in the book and the idea is to put traditions in each envelope so that you would open one a day. you could put little stories, scriptures, nice words about loved ones etc. in each envelope. i inked the edges of the pages etc. it turned out so cute.
the 3rd idea was an advent scrapbook... basically i made 24/25 little 'traditions' to do... and created them as a pdf that viewers could download... cut 25 pieces of paper, and foam stamp the date (1-25) on each page. as the day comes, you do the tradtion and take a photo, then add it to the album! looked fun enough that i might even follow through with it.
if you go to www.sonoranliving.com you can download the pdf... you can even view the segment. i was on at like 45 min past the hour, and it's only like a four minute segment. i got this cool mini-poncho thing...(we are not sure what to call it) it's like a cut-off sweater so it just goes over the shoulder. and i got a really cool feather flower pin at anthropologie... so you can check that out. it was the "wednesday" show if you are looking for it. it will only be on there for viewing until next wed. when that current wed show will take it's place.
(glad it's over)-smile!
tonight: getting the tree out.
gasp... i got a few pink tinsel trees from urban outfitters. i will post my trees and my homemade ornaments tomorrow (hopefully)-SO cute.