Tuesday, December 7, 2010

I went shopping (a giveaway)

clockwise: bubbly schnooks xmas journal cards, raven's rest key chain, cabin + cub note card, note + emote christmas card, cabin + cub vintage notebook

extra goodies: Pretty Little Studio calendar brackets, Elles Studio tags and Evalicious i heart petals stickers.

We finally made it out to the Got Craft? Christmas craft fair in Vancouver on Sunday at 3pm! All because of my indecisiveness:P. So I went shopping:). Got a few things that I'd like to give away (plus a few extras) to show my appreciation of your support this season.

TO ENTER: for a chance to win the items above, leave me a quick comment (with this post - sorry, email entries will not be accepted) on whether your Christmas tree is up yet. I'll draw a name on Thursday evening and announce the winner on Friday.

Every year, my husband thinks it's ok to put the tree up well into December (2nd week) and it irks me every time cause it doesn't feel like Christmas until it's up. He finally put it up last night but it doesn't have lights on it yet:). Yay it's beginning to look like Christmas around here!

112 comments:

Nikster said...

I like to get our tree up the weekend following Thanksgiving. But this year my 7 yr old wants to help with the ornaments, so I've been enjoying the tree for now with just lights and garland! Ornaments go on tonight! Lots of them!

JulesHollis said...

I feel the same way! It's not Christmas until the tree is up. Unfortunately, we didn't get schedules to coordinate until this past Saturday. So, it is up and it's very pretty.

marla grace said...

cute giveaway! i put 3 trees up!!! it looks like christmas exploded at my house :)

i'm also having some giveaways this week, so come on over! marlagrace.blogspot.com

Carla Clark said...

We put of tree up the weekend after Thanksgiving - usally I go black Friday shopping and he puts it up then when I get home I put the lights on it and the kids put the ornaments up. When we finish we have a cup of hot chocolate. Its a wonderful tradition.

Luluuk said...

mine will go up this weekend. My boys who are 5, 4 and 2 have been nagging me since the first! XX

Maria Krumbæk said...

what an amazing giveaway! I love christmas! We dont put out christmas tree up until the 20th :)

Rebecca said...

My tree has been up since the week before Thanksgiving. I traveled out of state for T'giving and I knew I'd be tired when I got home - loving having it up so early this year!

fawn said...

Picking up tree tomorrow.
Hung stockings last night.

Tonight, lights on the house plants. does a rubber tree count?
Thanks Fawn

Hi from Mike, Christy and Finn: said...

So pretty!

We put up our tree on Saturday =)

Heidi said...

Oh, so much super shopping :)
We haven't got a tree this year, we are going to a small danish island to spend christmas, in an cute old house, and then we'll have a big tree.

The Queen said...

I'd love to say that the tree is up but it's so not -my 2 daughters both have birthdays soon and that has been the focus so far.

Thanks for the giveaway

TheVintageMouse said...

Yay, our tree is up! I like decorating it as early as we can because if I see a tree in someone's window in the neighbourhood, and ours is not up yet, I always feel like I'm missing out! Happy Holidays!

Yategirl said...

I actually prefer my tree up just before Christmas but with 2 young children.. it's already up! We also have a few Christmas ornaments so they get put out at the same time.

alphacrafts said...

We just got our tree on the weekend. We get a fresh one every December from the Scouts. We are doing red and gold this year but our tree is so big we need to buy more ornaments to fill it up. It is summer here in Australia so I don't decorate with snow motiffs. Just baubles and lights and also one-of-a-kind ornaments here and there.

the life of a teenage scrapbooker said...

well i live at both my moms and dads house, my dad has his up, but my mom, not yet, but i don't really mind right now because i'm focusing on finals that will be here next week, so until those are done, we'll put the second one up!

Megan

Louise said...

Our tree usually goes up 12 days before Christmas or thereabouts, so this weekend is when we will go buy our tree :)Thanks for the opportunity to win your fab giveaway x

Brenda said...

We usually try to get our tree up the weekend after Thanksgiving. i like to enjoy it as long as possible because I'm always sad to take it down.
Thanks for the chance to win!

Donna said...

I have mine up...your right it doesn't feel like Christmas until the lights are on and twinkling!!

ErinKJ said...

Yep! Our tree is up!!! This is our first year (in our 4 years of marriage) we have put up a tree! I love it and I am having a blast decorating the house!!! Thanks for the giveaway! Keeping my fingers crossed for a win!! These goodies will go great with my Christmas kit I purchased from you last month!!!

Olivia said...

Glad to hear you've got the Christmas feeing now your tree is up. Our's isn't yet as it is my Birthday on Friday. We usually put it up on the 13th, 12 days before Christmas & take it down again 12 days after Christmas. Our neighbours have their decorations up already & they look so festive :)

scarthur said...

Yep - all of the trees (our family tree and one in each of our daughter's rooms) were up the day after Thanksgiving. It seems as if that is the best "family" time we have since December ends up packed full!

Melissa said...

I usually get the tree up the weekend after Thanksgiving. But this year, we have been doing some redecorating in the family room, and I just managed to get the tree up two days ago. Tonight, we put the ornaments on!

Desiree said...

Haha.... Our family use to put it up Christmas Eve. So I am with your husband on this one. However my husbands family puts it up before Thanksgiving. We comprimise by putting it up on Thanksgiving or the day after. So yes our is up. :)

capello said...

our tree is up, but not decorated.

i usually like to get it done the first weekend in december, but we just got home from a trip for my SIL's wedding so, yeah. no completed tree just yet.

Tiffany said...

We had to put our tree up EARLY just in case I had our baby early. So we put it up the weekend before Thanksgiving. Usually I wait until the first or second weekend in December. Good thing it was up already... Baby came 11.23.10! If it wasn't already up, I would have skipped it this year :o)

Deb said...

Thanks for a chance to win. :o) Yes, my tree is up - finally got it finished last weekend - now my cat is tearing it apart one ornament at a time.

Mama to Jayden said...

As much as I would love to, there is no tree for us. We have cats who think it's funny to knock it down and a dog who thinks it's ok to pee on it.

Sarah said...

Our Christmas tree is up and ready for Santa :)

Cristina said...

My tree is not up because I'm leaving on Friday: we're spending Christmas with our parents!! I'm so looking forward to seeing them after 2 years apart! So no tree in my house this year, but I'll enjoy my Mom's! :)

Mel said...

you're right about the feeling when the tree is up. ours is up and it stayed undecorated for almost a week, but it's all done and now it's Christmastime!

QuartetDesigns said...

I usually like to put our tree up the day after Thanksgiving, but this year we were out of town and it went up a little later. I'm like you, doesn't feel like Christmas until the tree is up! I love just sitting with it all lit up!!

MoraPiggy said...

I'm usually a silent stalker of your blog, but couldn't resist your giveaway.

I feel the same way about the Christmas tree. My husband and I usually take our son to go cut one down every year, but this year we're just gonna buy one off a lot. He's out getting it now. Can't wait.

~DaMora, Maureen's daughter.

Mernin said...

We put up our tree 2 nights ago and decorated it last night! I agree that it doesn't feel like Christmas until its up but we usually don't have it up for another week (real trees just don't last that long!). Thanks for the chance to win!

Rachel said...

My tree has been up since before Thanksgiving! I've never done that before, but this year is my first as a divorced mom and I wanted as much Christmas joy with my three-yr-old for as long as we could get it. It's been very peaceful sitting in the living room with just the tree lights on every night.

krisg said...

Happy to report...tree is up (with lights and decorations). First presents just got put under yesterday. It is starting to feel like Christmas...

Ho Ho Ho to all...

Rene said...

I put mine up the day after Thanksgiving last year and it was wonderful. I haven't bought it yet this year and I am irked also :) Love the give away!

Michelle (from KY) said...

haha, you are closer than me. I have the box out, but the tree is still in it! Great Giveaway!

Lydia said...

Yup, got ours up the weekend after thanksgiving so that we can enjoy Christmas a little longer! Christmas trees absolutely make it feel like Christmas instantly!

Shirley said...

No tree this year, but perhaps in future years. We typically go to my in-laws for Christmas, so we just enjoy their tree. Heh.

suzantzavala said...

No tree yet. We are on for the weekend though. We are waiting for no rain to cut a tree down.

kiteride said...

We put up a mini tree in our condo last week, mini snowflakes and all :)

Dee said...

awesome give away! We have our tree up. We put it up the monday after thanksgiving. I agree... it doesnt feel like Christmas till the tree is up and ready!

Valerie said...

No, the tree is not up yet. We always get a real tree. We'll probably go out this weekend and pick one out.

Mama said...

When I was a child we used to get the tree on Christmas eve - I know unbelievable now-a-days. It took my parents for ever to agree on a tree and because it was getting late we ended up with a crooked one lots of times :O)

Now that I have my own family we all (we have 2 children 7 and 10) go the first week of December. We are not picky: full and about 7 ft tall is all it takes. The fun part is the decorating. Every year every family member get's a new ornament and the kids love to get out theirs and put them on the tree.

melbel said...

I still like at home. Mum NEVER puts the tree up until at least second week of December. But this year without prompt she put it up on the 1st! I'm not sure what has gotten into her - perhaps its because us kids haven't been pestering her about it. Hopefully it will stay up longer after Christmas too!

melbel said...

*live

Nadine said...

my family never put up a tree so I don't really get the tree actually (teehee) but thank you so much for the giveaway!

lhalnan said...

I wish I was one of those that gets their tree up TG weekend, but we still don't have a tree. We have to go out of town for a funeral this weekend, so I'm not sure when we'll even get a tree.

todido said...

In Hungary the christmas tree is up just on the 24th of December!! We never making the tree befor this day!! But I totally love the tree so can't wait to have one too!

Amber said...

We usually put the tree up the day after Thanksgiving BUT this year we didn't get our household goods until the day after Thanksgiving so we put it up this last weekend.

Angela said...

We just put ours up last week. This year we caved and got a fake one already with lights. We are considering getting an air freshener for cars and hide it inside the tree for some pine scent. What do you think?

Rachel M said...

We put our tree up Sunday last week. We were going to leave it until the second weekend in December, but I wouldn't stop twittering on about it, so it's up in all it's Christmassy glory now!

Tracy Ross said...

We put our Tree up a few days after Thanksgiving. We actually got a new artifical tree this year and it was so worth it. But although its up; we still haven't added the ornaments to it yet. I am hoping to get some new ones painted with the kids so that we can put all of them on the tree this week.

Lou-Lou said...

Our tree went up on 1st December. We had so much snow the schools werent open where we live so it gave my daughter something to do.
I agree that it doesnt feel like christmas until the tree is up, also for us I dont feel christmassy until I have taken my children to see father christmas at Harrods - we go every year and it is so lovely.

humel said...

Oh, cute!

It was my son's birthday yesterday - we never put up any decorations till after that, so he doesn't feel that Christmas has taken over his own special day. We're not having his party till the weekend so we'll be waiting till after that too! Probably aiming for Sunday :-)

Michelle*G said...

No tree for us yet. We usually put it up a little closer to the middle of the month. It'll be late this year because my husband will be working out of town this weekend and our holiday decorating plans will have to wait for him to get home. Looking forward to spending time with him decorating and reliving the holiday memories and making new ones!

Lydia said...

No, tree isn't up yet. This Saturday for sure!

Ελένη said...

I put up our tree with the children the last weekend of November.
Thanks for the great giveaway!
Eleni

Char said...

We usually put ours up the 1st weekend in December. It's apart of our daily advent tradition.

I agree doesn't feel like Christmas without a tree.


Thanks for the giveaway.

julie said...

Yes - it's up!

Julie

Julie said...

my tree will be up tomorow with the help of my 4 year old son. It's a first for him. I usually decorated it in the evening and he was surprised in the morning.

J'ai hâte...I'm eager to do this with him.

Thank you for the giveaway Eve.

Sarah K said...

I put a mini tree in my kids rooms and a big on in the library. Awesome givaway!!

Liberty :) said...

tree has been up and away since last weekend in november, love it! fab giveaway thanks for the chance x

Erika Thomas said...

I agree the decorations must be up to get the season going. Hope you get light on today. Thanks for sharing. I'm loving my art journal are you going to post any pictures of your journal or do you even have time to do that.

Shay said...

Glorious giveaway! Afraid no tree yet. We are doing a very unstressful holiday season this year as we are a bit overwhelmed with the loss of loved ones and health issues. Thank you for the chance to win.

ana manzana said...

I putting it up today!

mmpm88 said...

I am glad to see that your tree is up! We don't have our tree up yet. We usually go back to Michigan by now to be with my parents for Christmas, but this year we can't make the trip. I have to have a tree up for it to feel like Christmas too and even more this year. My goal is by the weekend. This year is going to be so awesome for the three of you. Myelle's first Christmas...AWE!!! Can't wait to see those photos...

MaRLeNeF said...

i agree! i always put up our tree Thanksgiving weekend but by the time Christmas comes i'm tired of seeing it LOL thanks so much for the givaway!

Glynis said...

My tree won't go up till after the 16th as i have a wee little grabber running around this year and don't plan on protecting the tree for the month of december! :O)

emily said...

My tree is up and decorated. Just waiting for Santa to put some gifts under it.

Jill said...

Embarrassed to say no--I blame it on a grandchild getting sick over the wkend. We were going to do it together. How's that for an excuse? I totally agree. . .I was making a ton of cookies last week for a Sat cookie walk and it still doesn't feel like Christmas with decorations not out.

2girlsandapoodle said...

ours went up this past weekend! my birthday is the first of december, so i like to wait until after that so occasions don't get mashed together. i like the tree to come down right after new year's though! all.done. by then.
happy christmas!

Anya said...

Not yet :( I hope it will be up by the end of the week!

Catie said...

We usually get a tree later in December because otherwise the needles fall off way too early - even if we keep it watered the weather is so dry. This year we won't be having a tree because we're heading to my parent's place on the 22nd.

Viv said...

Love this give away :) Here in Holland we put up our tree after -Sinterklaas- a Dutch Santa! So after 5 dec it`s OK to decorate the tree. Mine is not up yet :(

LaraMatzat said...

No Christmas tree this year...we'll be out of town for 3 weeks! Otherwise, yes it would be up!

Jennifer Land said...

We actually got our tree up on the first and decorated on the third. Love using your Christmas Art Journal to record it all!

Miki's scrapbook said...

I haven't set up my Christmas tree yet and honestly, don't think I will. I kind of lost my Christmas spirit when my mom passed away over two years ago. I live with my sister and my dad, who has cerebral palsy due to a stroke, so it's kind of weird to celebrate the holidays. I'm sure this will change when I have kids. I'm willing to get my Christmas spirit back! :)

Miki.
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Dina said...

Yes! It's up, and you are right. It now feels like Christmas!

Katie said...

We went and picked out our tree today and put it up and decorated it tonight. Bring on the Christmas!

Danielle Sprouse said...

cute giveaway! i have three trees up; very christmasy!

Liz said...

Yes, the Christmas is up :)! One thing that doesn't need to be done.

Stephanie said...

I start getting hives if it's not up within a week after Thanksgiving. I don't want to go through all of that effort for a couple of week's enjoyment!

Dawn said...

Our tree is up! Has been since the weekend BEFORE Thanksgiving in the US, my husband works retail and this is his INSANE season and it's easier to enjoy putting it up early so we can do it as a family.

eric and denise costa said...

Nope no tree here yet!!!
Hopefully this weekend if the weather cooperates.
Denise

DayDay said...

My Christmas tree is not up and unfortunately won't be going up this year. I am spending Christmas in Regina, SK... I know, right? It's so different than Southern California...

Tricia said...

Ours is similar to yours, up but without lights. My poor kids. :)

Dawn said...

Our tree is not up yet. However, that is only because a one year old takes up A LOT more room than you would think with toys, etc and I also do not look forward to guarding the ornaments from her 24/7... Please don't think I'm complaining, I love her so much and Christmas is a billion times better with her here... it just takes a bit more planning. ;)

naomi said...

I put my tree up this weekend! I mailed my Christmas cards and I'm ready for Santa to come visit me!

stephanie said...

my tree went up at the weekend as im working pretty much constantly until christmas eve!!

Windsor Grace said...

My tree is totally not up yet. Trying to decide whether to put it up or not.

Jane said...

We put up our tree Dec. 5th The night St. Nick comes to put some goodies into your boots...confused??? This is a Croatian tradition...actually the traditional way to do it is to put up your tree on Christmas Eve!!!!
Love all your giveaway goodies!!!
happpy holidays!

Živilė said...

I was going to put up the tree on the 4th of December - this was according my December Daily plan :) but I was visiting my parents that weekend, and only yesterday evening got the tree up. Now it is time to start packaging gifts :D

Kelli said...

Our tree is not up yet, it will be put up this weekend. The rest of the house is decorated though.

jendcnguyen said...

LOL. My christmas tree AND decorations have been up since November 1st. I did it all on my own instead of asking the hubby to get it set up. That way he has no say to how I decorate it & the home (and I did it all before he came home from work). =)

Geralyn said...

Yep, we got our tree up the last week of November :)

rkokes said...

our tree is up! actually got put up 2 weeks before Thanksgiving because we have our first christmas the day after thanksgiving.

gill said...

Haven't bought our Christmas tree yet!!
Gill

Jean E said...

Be glad you're not married to my husband...we can't put it up until AFTER the 4th Sunday of Advent, but it's up thoughout the liturgical Christmas season and comes down after the Epihany. Merry Christmas!

gladiator007 said...

We had our tree up the day after Thanksgiving and the my girls helped me decorate it with the ornaments. He knows the routine that it must be up after Thanksgiving and I agree to make sure it's down on New Years Day.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Ohk, my tree isn't up yet, but I still have time. It is inside teh house instead of stored in the shed. Thanks for a chance at some goodies. terriavidreader at yahoo dot com.

Grace Hester Designs said...

The tree is 1/4 way up! *haha* Lights and baubles to follow. The mini trees in my girls' rooms (their heights) are up but we are going to add hand-crafted ornaments this weekend!

Jackie said...

In Ireland we traditionally put the tree up the 8th December, but this year we were snowed in (never usually get so much snow so early in the year) so we put up our 2 trees last week. So glad as its true its not really Christmassy until the house is decorated.

Great giveaway thanks again

Melissa said...

No tree up yet...well a fake little baby one, but not a full fledged tree. No plans to put one up this year. :(

jackie said...

My tree is up but still needs more decorations at the top and more "fine-tuning". I'm OK with that right now :)

HappyTimes said...

Our Christmas tree is up.... but there's only one strand of lights on it... and no ornaments. LOL - it looks pretty silly ;) It is such a busy time of year for us (my hubby finishing up his semester in grad school) that it usually takes over a week to get it decorated! Our sweet 3 year old son keeps asking where all of the decorations are, lol. Maybe we'll be able to finish this weekend ;)

Lindsey said...

My christmas tree is not up yet, we never get it done till school's out.

Marolle said...

we have bought our tree the 1. advent, but we will take our tree in about the 23th og 24th, because we are going to have christmas at our place this year :)

Iara said...

my husband would wait until next weekend (the 3rd advent) but for me Dec 1st is the deadline lol this year I went Christmas tree shopping alone with the kids, I amanges to put a 7 feet tall tree in the car and bring it home and when he arrived from work he was very suprised, and the kids so so happy.

Michelle said...

My husband is the opposite he wanted it up before Thanksgiving but I got him to wait until Thanksgiving. My kids got to decorate it this year.

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Julia L. said...

I'm from Germany and they put the tree up as late as Christmas week. However, I like the tree to be up and decorated the week after Thanksgiving.

Inspired.By.Love said...

I Like To Get Our Family Christmas Tree's Up By The First Sunday In December (Sunday Is Our Only Official 'Day's Off') But It Seems Like Every Year It Comes By SO Fast That It Doesn't Actually Happen Until The 2nd Sunday.. Same With The Outdoor Christmas Lights. As Far As Ornaments.. That's Another Story *lol* I Try To Be As Stress Free As Possible During The Holiday Season.. As Long As The Memorable Ornaments Get On At Least One Of The Trees & The Family Puts Them Up Together.. I'm Happy :) We May Skip The 'Fancy' Tree Ornaments This Year.