Thursday, November 3, 2011

USTREAM Today: Thanksgiving Gratitude Project!

Hi, everyone!

I swear I am not dead or anything, even though I haven't updated my blog in forever. Lately I have been WAY busy getting ready to move. This move has had some additional complications that we didn't have to deal with in past moves. There are lots of details we're not used to dealing with. For example, the bulk of our stuff is going into long term storage and not into a new home. Since we won't be able to access this long term storage, we have to be REALLY careful with how we pack.

To ensure that we have enough room to move what we'll need, we purchased a tow package for our car {arrives today!}. Now we can pack and tow a rented trailer behind us as we travel up I-95 {yay?}. We just have to make sure that anything we'll need over the next three to six months gets packed in the trailer and not sent off to storage. That means we have been going through our place room by room, decluttering, organizing and making lots and LOTS of lists. I usually like making lists, but even I am getting a little tired of the list-making process at this point.

So that's just a little update on what's been going on with us. All that aside, today we have our regularly scheduled USTREAM show! We finished the recipe album last week, so this week we will be concentrating on the table placecard/gratitude album project. The way this project works is BEFORE Thanksgiving you make personalized placecards for everyone attending your Thanksgiving dinner. DURING the Thanksgiving meal, everyone shares something they are grateful for from the last year & writes it down on the inside of their placecard. AFTER Thanksgiving, you gather all the placecards together and bind them into a family gratitude album. It's a simple and easy project to complete & a wonderful way to involve your whole family in an album's creation process.

If you don't celebrate Thanksgiving, you can still participate in this project. If you celebrate a winter holiday {like Christmas or Hanukkah}, consider doing this project for your big holiday family meal. Just choose colors that work with your holiday decor to embellish your placecards instead of the traditional fall/harvest colors of Thanksgiving that I'll be using this afternoon.

Today and every Thursday, I stream live from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and again from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on my USTREAM Channel: Live on the {Scrap}Beach.

During regualar football season, I am live every Monday from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. during the Monday Night Football broadcast.

All times above are Eastern USA {Miami/New York}. To convert to your time zone, click here: Time Zone Converter.

~Kathryn :D
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  1. Dear Kathryn, Are you moving North on the East Coast? We have beautiful beaches here in Maine.
    Moving is stressful so I thank you for still doing your U Stream shows. Awesome.

  2. kathryn life must be very very hectic for you right now....I wish you lots of luck and may God guide you to make many many correct decisions.

  3. Hi, Merrylion! We are moving back to the Washington, DC area. That's certainly closer to Maine than Miami ~ LOL! :D

    Thank you, Zeffy! Things are busy, but they are going well. I would rather have a lot off work to do, than sit around stressing out, so I am happy!

    ~Kathryn :D