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against COLD

against COLD

Maybe I have been overwhelmed with my life… I am not really sure! This holiday season stuff really freaks me out. but I can’t believe that it’s been more than a week since I blogged. Where have I been? What have I been doing? All good questions. All I can say is that I think I have been busy! But I still feel like I have a lot to do. I was evaluating my to-do list, and it’s being whittled down… well, the work stuff is. “first we work, then we buy Christmas presents…” right? I haven’t even STARTED. Is that SCARY or what. There are people that are ALL DONE! Presents WRAPPED… UNDER the tree. I can SO not relate. Every year… I am telling you I am shopping on Christmas EVE. No wonder this isn’t my favorite holiday. I don’t know how to work the system… like making lists; shopping on-line to get the best prices; organizing receipts and keeping tallies of money spent.  Usually, I don’t get into the spirit of spending until the end, then I just give in to racking up the credit cards… I really should give in earlier!

So I finally took some photos of the forest.
It’s so cute.
I love it.
I still really need pink tree skirts. I need like 4. I want pink velvet and tulle and white fur and the works… but you guessed it.. I haven’t gone to JoANNs to buy fabric… and there are no wrapped presents to hide the fact I don’t have skirts… and I have finally decided last night, that I want a crown for the top of the tippy top of the tallest tree… so I need to find something for that too!

I know something I did… I came up with my Christmas card! YAY! I now need to get a family photo and finish the letter that makes our family sound really smart and fun! (wink!) i will be showing it in my DEC newletter that will hopefully go out next week! it involves the holly mask, silver spray paint, polk a dot ribbon and this really cool new sticker that i am releasing at CHA winter….

Saturday I indulged myself a little and went to visit my family in UTAH. (dang it’s cold there… I am really sorry for all the people that live in such cold places). It was SO much fun to visit! And Capri got all of everyone’s attention, so she liked that!  My dad is my CPA, and, well, it’s almost the end of the year, and time to think about taxes and stuff like that (yuck). So it was a legit trip! I have 2 favorite restaurants at home: Italian Village and Hires. We ate a both. So that made the tax talk all worth it!  a little caloric therapy!

Ok… much left on the to-do list tonight!
Leaving for Minneapolis tomorrow and let’s see if you can guess who is making me dinner!!! I will blog from her HOUSE!
And speaking of COLD… I have NOTHING that can protect me from -7 wind chill… 

  • Kim

    5 December, 2006 at 5:35 pm Reply

    Wow! I love the pink forest and think the crown idea is super cute! So fun to see all your sparkley decorations!!! Good luck with the Christmas prep.

  • Amy

    5 December, 2006 at 5:37 pm Reply

    Looks awesome, Heidi – Michael’s has pink tinsel and pink feather trees – little mini’s, maybe 4 feet, but adorable. Merry, merry.

  • Suezi

    5 December, 2006 at 6:05 pm Reply

    I LOVE it!! I only wish y husband would go for a pink christmas forest. I can’t even get him to okay a white tinsel tree!!! I will just have to come and look at all your pictures during the season. Love the tiara idea!!!

  • Kris in TX

    5 December, 2006 at 6:10 pm Reply

    Love the forest again this year!
    I’m betting it’s Cathy Z….have fun!

  • Sheri

    5 December, 2006 at 6:38 pm Reply

    Love the forest!!. I’m creating one of my own with pink, green and silver trees. My husband will be so surprised! Can’t wait

  • Vee

    5 December, 2006 at 6:38 pm Reply

    I bet Cathy Z too!
    maybe you can con her into starting her blog again (wink)
    have a fun trip girlie and stay warm
    ps…love those blinged out birdies!

  • elizabeth wickland

    5 December, 2006 at 6:41 pm Reply

    I don’t know if they still have them, but Target had pink and silver rhinestone tiaras in the dollar spot. The perfect size for a tree!
    LOVE the forest!

  • Vicki

    5 December, 2006 at 6:41 pm Reply

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh the pink forest! So cool! Thanks for sharing!

  • Beth Jacklen

    5 December, 2006 at 6:45 pm Reply

    Heidi- Better budle up !! Supposed to be in the single digits tonight. and and a cool WELCOME to Minneapolis! Can’t wait for your class to start. Maybe I’ll run into you shopping at the M.O.A. Enjoy your stay!

  • Melissa Hernandez

    5 December, 2006 at 6:59 pm Reply

    wow! Finally! I’ve got to see the pink forest! I love it! Well done Heidi! 🙂
    Stay warm!
    Regards from Dominican Republic! (Yes, it is REALLY warm in here! 🙂

  • Hillary Chybinski

    5 December, 2006 at 7:21 pm Reply

    soul sisters. . .i feel your pain girlfriend. i have barely scratched the surface of gift-buying, i just planned out my card tonight, and my trees are not yet up. . .an 8 week old baby just doesn’t seem like enough of a reason to be so slacker-ish. . .LOL
    tfs –

  • Colleen

    5 December, 2006 at 7:48 pm Reply

    Beautiful Heidi..can you explain how you made all the cute ***sparkly*** words..Thanks! Colleen

  • Kim Griffin

    5 December, 2006 at 8:00 pm Reply

    You are flippin’ over -7 wind chill??? We are only Dec 5 here in ice cold Winnipeg with -27 wind chill….to start off our winter season…it actually gets down to about -48 with the wind chill towards the end of January…anyway, you crybaby, ( heeheehee ) your pink Christmas forest looks spectacular…hopefully you can stay on guard of those little grabbing hands…happy holidays!!

  • Krista

    5 December, 2006 at 8:22 pm Reply

    Welcome to Mpls/St. Paul! Don’t forget your coat…you’ll need it, we have the frosty weather but no snow on the ground 🙁 Any chance you are teaching in town?

  • Jessi Stringham

    5 December, 2006 at 9:16 pm Reply

    Yes, it’s freezing here……..and I ate at Italian Village all of my high school years…..aw, the memories! 🙂
    P.S. Stop coming out with cool products. I’m going broke!!!!!! LOL!!!

  • Kelly

    5 December, 2006 at 10:20 pm Reply

    TOTALLY LOVING the pink forest! I’m with you on the shopping thing. We haven’t started yet either. We are waiting to close on a new house so we haven’t even dared to start decorating yet! Ooh Minneapolis, bundle up big time! We are just outside Chicago and it is miserable cold here so it will be brutal there! Please tell Cathy Z we are sooo missing her blog! Happy Holidays

  • Talia

    5 December, 2006 at 10:58 pm Reply

    ooooh! i love it! i finally got my tree up this weekend, too…but no presents wrapped under the tree! good luck with all of your shopping and stuff on your to-do list…i honestly don’t know how you do it all!
    can’t wait for the new newsletter!

  • Vickie K

    6 December, 2006 at 12:10 am Reply

    Some of my favorite memories of when my children were your children’s ages were going shopping on the 24th til the store closed and just filling the buggy up with gifts and stuffing them in the trunk of the car then staying up til the wee hours wrapping them and playing Santa…enjoy, don’t be too hard on yourself!

  • Angelique

    6 December, 2006 at 1:28 am Reply

    LOVE the pink forest!!! I saw a pink tree the other day and thought of you! :O)
    Italian Village is our all time favorite place to eat here in Utah! Pizza Benders are the BESTEST!!! Hires is yummy too.
    We still dont even have our tree. We are going to buy one this weekend! In the freezing COLD. I hate winter- I would love to move to AZ!
    Anyways- kudos to you for having your forest up! It looks great!

  • Sara

    6 December, 2006 at 1:37 am Reply

    Your pink forest makes my heart happy.

  • Val

    6 December, 2006 at 4:04 am Reply

    Caloric Therapy. Love it!

  • Kelli Johnson

    6 December, 2006 at 5:19 am Reply

    okay those are darlin’! LOVE THEM ALL 🙂

  • Maria Hernandez

    6 December, 2006 at 6:19 am Reply

    Melrose Vintage has the neatest sparkly crowns around. It is on 7th Ave. and Indian School. It is just North of Lucky 15 (you can walk to it from Lucky 15) I hope you check the place out becuase it has really cool vintage stuff!
    Have fun on your trip!

  • vcki

    6 December, 2006 at 6:36 am Reply

    I am with you on the whole xmas thing. i have no tree, but i did finally breakdown and buy a xmas present. you can find crowns at Hobby Lobby. I was just there and they had two different sizes of crowns that are xmas ornaments. They are actual crowns. They are so cute. Glad you had a great time at your parents. love to see some pixes. forest looks spectacular.

  • marci lambert

    6 December, 2006 at 7:17 am Reply

    all i can say about your pinky-ness is:

  • Telah

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  • mitchell kraft

    6 December, 2006 at 8:43 am Reply

    Oh Heidi, you should stop and see us at the Scrapbook Shop in St. Paul… http://www.scrapbookshopofstpaul.com, we are just a few miles from Cathy Z…so you could stop and visit her too! 🙂

  • mitchell kraft

    6 December, 2006 at 8:46 am Reply

    Oh Heidi, you should stop and see us at the Scrapbook Shop in St. Paul… http://www.scrapbookshopofstpaul.com, we are just a few miles from Cathy Z…so you could stop and visit her too! 🙂

  • Tammy

    6 December, 2006 at 9:02 am Reply

    Heidi, hang in there girl! It sounds to me that you are very overwhelmed. If I lived closer, I would be your personal shopper and help eliminate the added stress of the holiday. One step at a time…hey you have the pink forest done (pat yourself on the back). It’s looks wonderful. It always is a boost to get the Christmas tree(s) up. I’ll be praying for you.

  • Elena

    6 December, 2006 at 4:26 pm Reply

    I love your forest Heidi! So pretty and festive! And don’t fret about the holidays. Lots of people feel the same way – I know I do! I stress myself out so much… This year I have vowed to try and enjoy the holiday and not stress so much. 🙂 The shopping and other stuff will work itself out. Enjoy your family… 🙂

  • Suzanne

    6 December, 2006 at 4:37 pm Reply

    Your forest looks incredible! So beautiful!
    Enjoy your trip and tell Cathy we all miss her blog!

  • prazdance

    6 December, 2006 at 5:41 pm Reply


  • Jaymie

    7 December, 2006 at 10:39 am Reply

    looks great!
    The FlyLady has a “Holiday Control Journal on her website that is can really be helpful (well, it is helpful in November) in keeping the holiday stuff manageable – if you like it, maybe it can help next year be more fun – everyone should get to enjoy the winter holidays! =-)

  • Lacey

    7 December, 2006 at 1:09 pm Reply

    If you are still in Mpls YOU HAVE TO stop at HUNT & GATHER!!!! http://www.huntandgatherantiques.com/sneak.html It is an antique store filled with treasures and has been featured in numerous magazines. I would describe it as Anthropologie-ish, but 1/4 the cost :). I purchased an antique chandelier there last week for only $20. You will not regret stopping!

  • Tannis

    12 December, 2006 at 9:33 am Reply

    fellow mom of four says, don’t even wrap, Santa just leaves the presetns under the tree. The pink forest is super cool. I showed my DH and got the “LOOK”.Oh well, maybe a mini pink in my DD room. Can’t wait for Jan for class to start. Still can’t find the group online. Do you know how I do?

  • Tracy Whitney

    16 December, 2006 at 7:59 pm Reply

    cool! so much fun!

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