live on TV!

live tv freaks me out.
i was on what is called “sonoran living”… it’s the 9 am live show on the abc channel here. i thought that it actually went pretty well! a long time ago, we worked on a book at making memories called ‘a season of giving’. i love the book… good stuff in there. anyway, i had an idea to create an advent album. the idea would be to have like a tradition-a-day type thing… so that basically i would be forced/gently nudged into following through with the traditions. so, i wanted to carry that idea a little further, and give some really do-able solutions for the concepts. i made a photo album of the pages in the advent album i made 3 years ago… so that you can see all the pages. i didn’t ever FINISH it. (typical me)… i want to finish it.

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the 2nd idea that i presented was this ‘i believe in santa’ book. (it’s a beautiful children’s book that compares santa to Christ–really a great one for the kids) I glued different sizes, and styles of envelopes in the book and the idea is to put traditions in each envelope so that you would open one a day. you could put little stories, scriptures, nice words about loved ones etc. in each envelope. i inked the edges of the pages etc. it turned out so cute.

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the 3rd idea was an advent scrapbook… basically i made 24/25 little ‘traditions’ to do… and created them as a pdf that viewers could download… cut 25 pieces of paper, and foam stamp the date (1-25) on each page. as the day comes, you do the tradtion and take a photo, then add it to the album! looked fun enough that i might even follow through with it.

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if you go to www.sonoranliving.com you can download the pdf… you can even view the segment. i was on at like 45 min past the hour, and it’s only like a four minute segment. i got this cool mini-poncho thing…(we are not sure what to call it) it’s like a cut-off sweater so it just goes over the shoulder. and i got a really cool feather flower pin at anthropologie… so you can check that out. it was the “wednesday” show if you are looking for it. it will only be on there for viewing until next wed. when that current wed show will take it’s place.

(glad it’s over)-smile!
tonight: getting the tree out.
gasp… i got a few pink tinsel trees from urban outfitters. i will post my trees and my homemade ornaments tomorrow (hopefully)-SO cute.

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24 Comments

  1. Maria 1 December, 2005 at 2:13 am - Reply

    Wow, awesome album ideas!

  2. Chanel 1 December, 2005 at 3:06 am - Reply

    Cool Heidi! I am throwing myself into Christmas stuff now too – in an attempt to get organised. Love the ideas, and especially the santa one. looking forward to seeing the pink trees – i wouldn’t expect anything less from you = ha!

  3. Sharma 1 December, 2005 at 5:05 am - Reply

    SOme great ideas! Love your work….
    Sharma
    ps I tried to follow the pdf link on the sonoran site, but it is damaged

  4. Christina 1 December, 2005 at 5:48 am - Reply

    Your albums are fantastic – you are just so talented!!!!! Off to go check out that website – thanks 🙂

  5. Dana 1 December, 2005 at 7:46 am - Reply

    Watched the video… you’re so cute and you have such neat ideas!
    Pink Tinsel Tree??? Oh do share! I hope my local UO will have them… I’m going to go there this weekend! 😉
    Hugs!

  6. Laura 1 December, 2005 at 8:32 am - Reply

    OK, so I’m wondering where you are for a few days and you are “just” doing a television segment for live tv. I am unpacking damp clothes from our beach trip LAST week. What in the world?? 🙂

  7. Robyn 1 December, 2005 at 9:34 am - Reply

    Really cool Heidi – so fun to watch and your albums are awesome! I also love all your pages below – incredible! Hugs.

  8. JennyRebecca 1 December, 2005 at 9:39 am - Reply

    Those books are AMAZING! Absolutely beautiful!

  9. marlo 1 December, 2005 at 9:39 am - Reply

    Very cool!! I wish we got that show here. I’ll have to check out the website. I think your little sweater is called a caplet if it doesn’t have sleeves. Can’t wait to see what your PINK trees look like. Too fun!!

  10. Jessica K. 1 December, 2005 at 10:30 am - Reply

    loved the segment! and the alums too! you are so cute. i haven’t seen your stuff in target here in surprise yet but i will definately be looking for it now. thanks for the inspiration.

  11. robin 1 December, 2005 at 10:45 am - Reply

    heidi….you looked so chic! loved the albums. Looking forward to all your future post. Loving your lo’s posted cause it shows me how I can use your products. Thanks

  12. Kristen 1 December, 2005 at 11:16 am - Reply

    Awesome Heidi! I love the album ideas. And your segment was great!

  13. Sandra 1 December, 2005 at 1:11 pm - Reply

    Wow, love the books, ideas and your little mini poncho is adorable. I really want your hair! I love how you do it. Thanks for all the inspiration you give. 😀

  14. Ngaire 1 December, 2005 at 1:33 pm - Reply

    LOving the projects darl.. all TOO cute!!!
    Esp the beautiful hand done page in the Advent scrapbook.:)
    Just DARLING!!!!
    Ngai
    xxx

  15. Rhonda 1 December, 2005 at 2:23 pm - Reply

    What a great segment. Thanks for sharing it. LOVE that santa album.

  16. Alison 1 December, 2005 at 4:24 pm - Reply

    I watched the clip and loved the traditions scrapbook. This will be my first Christmas being married so I’m thinking this will be something cool to make and keep. Thanks for the great idea!

  17. Talia 1 December, 2005 at 5:10 pm - Reply

    AAAAaaaahhhhh! I love these ideas, Heidi!! Which one to choose??? Gettin’ me excited…

  18. sarah green 1 December, 2005 at 7:43 pm - Reply

    Love the album ideas I’m going to steal the advent one… too cool, off to look at that website now and then CREATE!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  19. Jana Perenchio 1 December, 2005 at 9:00 pm - Reply

    Congrats on your TV apprearance, how cool! Love the ideas you presented, fantastic as always. Now it’s over & you can relax, at least for a short while! Can’t wait to see your tree. Happy holidays!

  20. Nita 1 December, 2005 at 9:23 pm - Reply

    I just visited the Sonoran Living website! I absolutely loved the albums & the ideas! I will definitely be creating an advent scrapbook, as these are some of the things my family already does!! By the way, your outfit was just too cute! As always, thanks for the great ideas!

  21. Linda A (elendae) 1 December, 2005 at 10:15 pm - Reply

    Loved all three of your projects (wish we could have seen the first one in more detail!) Wonderful ideas! Congrats on your tv appearance – you looked mah-velous!!
    Looking forward to your PINK trees! My girls are going to love to see them. We saw a pink Barbie tree in a store last year, and they were so sad when I didn’t buy it. In retrospect, I sure wish I had!

  22. Susan 2 December, 2005 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    I love the albums and I enjoyed watching your segment on Sonoran Living. Was it me or did that lady constantly interrupt you??? You looked great! 🙂

  23. heidi larsen 2 December, 2005 at 7:25 pm - Reply

    live tv freaks me out too. i have only been on once. good things utah. i didn’t think that i would be nervous at all until the cameras were on me and i saw the red lights. ahhhh! let’s just say i don’t look forward to ever doing it again. you never know though. i am just about to watch your segment. good job!!! you are a natural. really. good ideas too!

  24. candace 3 December, 2005 at 7:25 am - Reply

    hi heidi- just watched your segment. it was great. love the ideas. today i will start our family book as well. one of the traditions i have been doing w/my family is getting together w/all of the ladies in my family and we start making the tameles for christmas day. can’t wake to take my camera and get snapshots of this. you are a true inspiration.
    thank you

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