Monday, November 29, 2010

Advent Calendar

I was thinking about the Advent Calendar the other day. I know what you have to do...but I wasn't sure why people do them. Of course it is fun to get little gifts every day, but what is the real meaning?

I found this article
"Centuries ago, the importance of this event caused many Christians to feel that it was inadequate merely to mark off only one day on the yearly calendar for celebrating this incredible gift from God. Believers had (and still do have) such a sense of awe and overwhelming gratitude and wonder at what happened that first Christmas that they felt the need for a period of preparation immediately beforehand. They could then not only take time themselves to meditate on it, but also teach their children the tremendous significance of Christmas." source.
I love it. It is in preparation for Jesus Birth! Can I get an amen to this please!?!



Monday, November 22, 2010

AMA's best dressed

There are a lot of weird outfits at the AMAs. I didn't even want to put those ugly things on my blog. So I chose the best:

-simply Judy Bligh

Sunday, November 14, 2010

An early new years resolution

photo source
I decided to make a new years resolution, starting today. 
Let me explain. I sent my Mom's birthday card on Friday, November 12. Her birthday was the NEXT day Saturday, November 13. COME ON...this is not email, Judy, it takes a couple of DAYS to get from one mailbox to the other!
I am so disappointed in myself, I honestly can't think of one birthday card that arrived on time in the year 2010. So sad.

The resolution:
In the year 2011, I will put forth every effort to get birthday cards out early or on time.

How am I going to do this you ask? I have a couple of ideas that I am excited to implement this year:
  1. Make a list of all the birthdays I need to remember 
  2. Put all the birthdays in my phone under their contact and have my phone remind me a week in advance (I don't know if this is possible, but David will help me figure it out. Maybe there is a phone app for this)
  3. Start buying birthday cards in advance to have on hand, so when I remember, I will have a bunch purchased (or made by me, a designer. Go figure, what a thought...maybe making birthday cards is a good resolution for next year if this one goes well)
That is all the ideas I can think of right now. How do you do it? Do you have any great ideas you want to share with me?
Can't wait to hear your resolutions! Lets see how I do with this one :) 
Cute colorful mailboxes to keep us all inspired to use them more, esp. for birthday cards:

-simply JUDY BLIGH

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Niece and Aunt look alike

I wanted to compare how similar my niece (Emma) and I look.
Below are side by side pictures when I was 3, which is her age now!
Same hair style and hair type. Her hair is more light and red than mine was. I think we have the same nose. Do you see the similarities?

Here is us now, present day:

-simply JUDY BLIGH