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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

November 20, 2008

Christmas planner-4

This is planner #4...if you will leave a comment I will pick a name late, late, this evening and give this one away! If you will read the post yesterday, I showed how to make little books to embellish and decorate. I printed this saying out on my computer and then framed it with some scrapbooking papers I had, embellished it with little ribbons, flowers, tags...

I used dividers to be filled out accordingly...one for shopping, Christmas card names, menu's, etc. But tomorrow I will show the Christmas organizer I use at home that really keeps me organized from menu planning to free things I have found on the internet, family names with sizes and interests for Christmas shopping. I will also post a couple things that are great gifts, minimal cost but wonderful ideas...and some great sites with lovely ideas for Christmas time!


This gal has a wonderful site, and lots of kids...sons to be exact. You will get a kick at her planner and ideas.

Tip: My hubby and I agreed not to argue over ANYTHING during December, we made a decision to stay peaceful, we don't volunteer for extra things (I already do a Christmas music thing at church with lots of practices and he cooks the Christmas dinner) no matter how enticing! We don't venture into troubled waters, but make an effort to stay peaceful...there is already alot of extra outside challenges and stress with relatives, not enough time or money to do all we want to do and giant expectations!
"Whoever wants to enjoy life and wishes to see good times...must strive for peace with all his heart." I Peter 3:11
She has many ideas for setting your table for Thanksgiving and she even posted on my Blessings book!


Juanita said...

Ohhh i Love this planner-Sign me up! And thanks for sharing these other sites. I am on my way over to check them out! have a blessed day!

Robin Beck said...

Okay...I have not been to your blog for a couple of days because I have been busy with a giveaway on mine! You sure have been busy with all your adorable planners. I also love your new blog look!
I went and checked out the other sites too...Just wonderful~ So many creative ladies in the world!
Please sign me up for this darling planner...Thanks so much Debbie~♥

erica e said...

oh, i really struggle with all things pertaining to organization! thanks for these great ideas for getting organized for christmas. i'm inspired.

Colleen/And Baby Makes Five said...

Count me in, Debbie!

I can't wait for tomorrow's post and I'll have to find some time to check on all of these wonderful sites you've mentioned.

I'm delighted you enjoyed my glittery basket yesterday. When I look at it, I am reminded of so many blogging buddies and all of their wonderful ideas and inspirations. How wonderful!

Sandy said...

I love your planners...such a great idea. So far they all have been so great...your quite creative.


{lauren} said...

I've loved ALL of the planners you've shared..but this one is so pretty and Christmas-y:) Count me in please! Thanks for the offering! And thanks for all the other great ideas & links..I enjoy reading your blog so much! Have a great day! <3Lauren

Darlene said...

Oh please sign me up for this great little planner. I have LOVED seeing your planners. I will be checking out the other sites!

onlymehere said...

I have enjoyed your planners. I couldn't get the one web site to let me print out the forms though. I think it's on my end and am going to have my son check it out for me and fix it later. I'll have to check out these other sites you left today. You're so creative and organized. I love it!

TidyMom said...

I LOVE this planner!! It's just adorable!!

And what a wonderful "deal" you and your hubby made!! I like that!!


Neabear said...

Me-me-me-me too. Sign me up too. It would fun to win something. I am enjoying your tips and things. Also noticed you changed your background. I first I thought I was on the wrong blog. Lol! Goes with the season.

jennykate77 said...

I love all these planners you keep creating! They are so adorable! You're just too creative!

Love the new Christmas layout on your blog :)

Cheri said...


I am certainly going to throw my hat in the ring for this wonderful give away, so please add my name.

Love the look of your blog.

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...


Please do sign me up! I need a planner and I love yours! And I LOVE your idea of not volunteering for anything in December! It can get crazy during that month! I'd love to not DO anything but stay home and enjoy the peaceful decor, watch movies, and bake and do crafts with Joy!

I'm going to check out the links! Thanks for sharing!

Everydaythings said...

Debbie, another wonderful creation and such a practical one! I love the way youve agreed with your dh to stay peaceful over the christmas season, that can be hard sometimes with not getting too committed with other things. Please put me into the draw too unless its restricted to USA bloggers only? ( i live in oz)

Marge said...

Wow! I am always amazed at your creativity. More than that though, I am so thankful for all of the sharing that you do with us. Thank you...Marge

Bettina Groh said...

Great ideas! Love your planner and went to the dollar store for some cards to give it a try! But I'd love to win yours!

Ginger said...

Hi Debbie:
That sounds like a great plan you have with your hubby not to argue in December. All the stress of the holiday season can really make us on edge.
I think your planners are so cute and practical. I am one of those people who will never be organized and always running around like a chicken with my head cut off.
I like the new look of your blog.

Carrie said...

Please sign me up for this lovely planner.

Cathy Miller said...

Nice! I hope I'm not too late...this has been a looonnnggg day, and I'm just now getting around to blog reading! Love the planner!

Cottage Rose said...

What a cute idea, a planning book I was reading your past posts, and love the other ones, my you do great work, if it is not too late I would love to be entered in the drawing.


Marianna said...

I"m probably too late, but just in case!


Kindra-At Home With K said...

I'm probably too late to leave a comment, but just wanted to say, I love your work. I just love, love your books you make!! And I am way behind on blogging but love the new look!

Unknown said...

Hi Debbie,
I love the planner. Put my name in the pot if it's not too late!

Angie said...

Count me in if I'm not too late! These planners are just adorable!

Anabelle O'Malley said...

What a wonderful project!!! I need one of these. ;)

Amanda said...

Love the Christmas planner idea- Im not very scrapbook crafty but that looks awesome! and Thanks for the twinkle lights suggestion. What about the cords? or do I use the battery operated kind?