I absolutely LOVED Esther's layout - what great inspiration!

I decided to use the list idea to detail my Christmas cookie baking project. I have been doing this for years, but finally took some photos so I could document it all! : )

Main journaling reads:
Every year for the holidays, I bake cookies. Lots of cookies. What originally started with two family recipes sent to 4 or 5 relatives has become a multi-month endeavor involving 10 to 20 recipes and over 35 cookie deliveries. It’s affectionately known around the house as “Operation Christmas Cookie,” and despite the time involved, I look forward to it every year. My husband thinks I’m totally crazy and he’s probably right; but what can I say – it's all about the cookies!

Caption copy:
1. Double chocolate mint drops get their drizzles 2. This year’s packaging theme: red and teal nostalgia 3. The kitchen island: ground zero for cookie assembly 4. This year’s Italian cookie was in the shape of a knot 5. Packed up and ready to go

Copy in squares (from left):
Christmas, 1997: My first year out of college and the humble beginnings of Operation Christmas Cookie from my tiny apartment kitchen in Des Moines.
2009 Fave Cookie: It’s a tough call, but I think my personal favorite from this year is the orange macadamia nut (pictured in top left of previous shot).
Round One: Final assembly for all the cookies that have to be shipped out of state.
Cookie Guide: In case of allergies, I started doing a guide to the treats a couple years ago.

In this Project (all DD):
Anna Aspnes
Stitched by Anna White No. 04
Stitched by Anna White No. 05

Katie Pertiet
Classic Cardstock: Christmas
Color Challenge, 11.01.09 (papers)
Cut Ups: Christmas
Lil Bit Tags: Winter Park
Notebook Paper Pack No. 05
Postage Strip Words: Holiday
Spot Dots No. 11 Paper Pack
Spot Dots No. 13 Paper Pack

Mindy Terasawa
Christmas Dreams Glitters

Pattie Knox
Itty Bitty Alphabet Beads

Fonts: Pea Carmen, Interstate

Thanks for looking! : )