Sunday, November 29, 2015

Lasting Memories #270 - Holidays at Home

Hello everyone! I hope that you have had a great weekend. Sadly, our nice long Thanksgiving weekend is about over, but I have truly enjoyed every minute of it. 
It is almost the start of a new month, and that means a new set of challenges over at Lasting Memories. Our theme for the month of December is Funny Holidays and our first challenge is, "National Roof Over Your Head Day".
Here's a little more about this fun holiday:
Date When celebrated : Always December 3
Today is  National Roof Over Your Head Day. It is a day of appreciation for the things we have, starting with the roof over our heads. For most of us, a roof over our head signifies living in a house that protects us from the elements, keeping us warm, dry, and cozy. Unfortunately, not everyone is as lucky as you and I. There are many homeless people right here in our country. Some people live in a cardboard box on the street...... literally. There are millions of people around the world who live in poverty or disaster areas, and do not have a home to keep them comfortable and safe. Spend a few minutes  being thankful that you are not homeless, and appreciating your roof and home today. Also make a contribution to a homeless shelter, so others can come in out of the rain.
Happy National Roof Over Your Head Day!

Now, our challenge to you is to scrap about your home or someone else's home in general, or switch it up and scrap about your home during the holidays.

I have chosen the latter - to scrap about our home during the holidays.
I knew from the start that I wanted to scrap about how our home was decorated, but then finding pictures of everything was hard! Apparently I don't take pictures of all of our decorations each year and we have yet to decorate this year, so I had to go back through my photos of the last few Christmas's to find everything I wanted to show. I guess this year I need to be sure to get a picture of everything!
My journaling is hidden behind the pictures, but it basically just says how decorating for the holidays is one of my favorite things to do. I love getting out the decorations and reminiscing about when and where we got them. My favorite thing to decorate is the tree. We only use ornaments that the kids have made over the years, or ornaments that we've received during our annual family ornament exchange. It's so fun to remember who got what ornament, or to see what grade the kids were in when they made one. It is a trip down memory lane every year!
Be sure to check out the Lasting Memories blog to see how the rest of the design team have scrapped about this fun holiday.
I am offering up the prize this month, so for each challenge that you play along with, you will have a chance to win this:

Happy Place Collection Kit - Fancy Pants
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a blessed day!


  1. Fantastic layout Lori :) Love your take on the challenge and such a pretty embellished page :) You need to do a Dec Daily album and then you'll have those pictures of your house all decked out for the Christmas Holiday :)

  2. Beutiful page. I love the paper you used and the journaling tag behind the photos. Love seeing decorations.

  3. I love decorating our house too! Our tree is filled with the same kind of memories! I think I need to scrap a similar page! Thanks for the great idea!

  4. This is a fabulous page - it really focuses on the photos! Great job!