Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve

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From my family to yours, have a wonderful Christmas! I'll be back posting again soon!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

2... Happy Birthday to Me

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It's my birthday today! I'm really...I am! No...I am NOT 44! Come here and let me slap you for saying that! You have a potty mouth! Yeah, so what if I said I was 26 last year...what's that got to do with anything? How old will I be next year? 26.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Sunday, December 21, 2008

4...Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer

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This is what we watched tonight!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

5...My Puppy

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Here is a picture of my puppy Bowser. He's not really a puppy, he's 4, but he's my puppy!

He's a bi-black Sheltie. No carmel at all on this pup! He's such a little sweetie! Oh yeah, and just to make it a christmas post, I'm wearing snowman socks!

Friday, December 19, 2008

6...Candle House

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Here is one of my houses...the winter wonderland one. It's hard to see, but it is all sparkles and shimmers!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

7...Birthday Plans

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I am working on birthday plans right now. Both for Baby Girl who will be 8 and myself who will be... forty... something... mumble... mumble... thought I was going to tell you didn't you! My birthday is the 23rd and hers is on the 29th. She's easy! We will be having a Royal Tea Party for her celebration! The girls will drink from china tea cups, ice their own mini muffins, have finger sandwiches, play games and do a craft. I stumbled across this one today and thought that it would be perfect for the girls.

(click to go to site)

I'll cut out all the flowers ahead of time and have a small bowl at each place setting for each individual girl. We are going to have a "guess how much candy" is in the jar contest, pin the kiss on the frog and musical glass slipper (think musical chairs only passing a shoe around instead) I think all that should be enough to keep them busy for a couple of hours... although I am open to suggestions from those who have done something like this before.

I'm a little harder. I don't even know what kind of cake I want. I don't know where I want to go to eat (hubby always takes me out) or what I want to do for entertainment. I'm like a vast desert wasteland when it comes to ideas for myself. I haven't been much help in the gift department either. I don't know what I want. I suspect that the problem is that I just don't want Spartan to spend a lot of money on me. We just don't have a lot this's been a tough year. Spartan always goes overboard on me. If I tell him I want a music CD, he's likely to buy me that AND a new CD player to play it in. I know it's because he loves me, but I'm worried about it this year.

Do you have any clever ideas for me? Inquiring minds want to know!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


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This image is one of my favorites so far this season:

Spartan and Baby Girl made cookies. This is the first time that Spartan EVER made cookies! HE proposed the idea to Baby Girl and they didn't even want my help! How cool is this! Definately a special memory for this holiday season!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

9...German Paper Stars

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I have made these using regular copy paper weight paper. I find them much easier to make that way, I don't really like using heavier paper, I can't get my points sharp with it.

Monday, December 15, 2008

10... Pretty Little Christmas

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Here are some of the Christmas things that make me smile...

Sunday, December 14, 2008

11...Funny Picture

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Yesterday I took an ornament class at a LQS with my Mom. We really had a nice time with all the ladies and when I finish the binding on my ornament, I'll post a picture. This is an example of the ornament I made:

I made the ornament size and my Mom made the trivet size. She said we made the young (ornament) eyes versus the old (trivet) eyes versions! Afterwards, I got to have tea with Mom and her best friend until Spartan showed up with the kiddos and he and I went shopping.

Speaking of Spartan, just before I left for my class, I snapped the cutest picture of him. Baby Girl was giving him a makeover while he was studying for finals. He's such a good sport about this stuff! All the boys thought it was hysterical! Here is my bee-ute-ious husband:

She even put earrings on him!

I finished my step-sister's lap quilt this weekend. After I give it a wash, I'll post a picture of it. I really love the way it turned out. I know she will love it!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

12...Sneak Peak

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I managed to get my sneak peak picture up! Yea me!!

Check in on Monday for a closer look at these things that make me happy!

Friday, December 12, 2008

13...Christmas Jokes

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Okay, so I was going to give you a sneek peek at what I will be posting on Monday, but my Paint Shop Pro is having a fight with Vista today! I'm thinking Vista is just having a bad PMS day. Every so often it just doesn't like my photo editing program. Stupid Vista! So instead here are some jokes for you:

Just before Christmas, an honest politician, a generous lawyer and Santa Claus were riding in the elevator of a very posh hotel. Just before the doors opened they all noticed a $20 bill lying on the floor.
Which one picked it up?
Santa of course, because the other two don't exist!


At a monastery high in the mountains, the monks have a rigid vow of silence. Only at Christmas, and only by one monk, and only with one sentence, is the vow allowed to be broken.
One Christmas, Brother Thomas is allowed to speak and he says, "I like the mashed potatoes we have with the Christmas turkey!" and he sits down. Silence ensues for 365 days.
The next Christmas, Brother Michael gets his turn, and he says "I think the mashed potatoes are lumpy and I hate them!"
Once again, silence for 366 days (it's leap year). The following Christmas, Brother Paul rises and says, "I am fed up with this constant bickering!"


What's the first thing elves learn in school? The "elf"-abet!


What do you call someone who doesn't believe in Father Christmas? A rebel without a Claus!


According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, while both male and female reindeer grow antlers in the summer each year, male reindeer drop their antlers at the beginning of winter, usually late November to mid-December.Female reindeer retain their antlers till after they give birth in the spring. Therefore, according to EVERY historical rendition depicting Santa's reindeer, EVERY single one of them, from Rudolph to Blitzen, had to be a girl.We should have known... ONLY women would be able to drag a fat man in a red velvet suit all around the world in one night and not get lost.

Hopefully tomorrow Vista and my PSP will be getting along and I can tease you with some preview pictures!

Until then...

Thursday, December 11, 2008

14...Mr. Bean Christmas

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I love the music part of this clip!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

15...My Sewing Tutorial Roundup

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Here are a bunch of the tutorials I have saved in my favorites. I really want to make these up! I have so many WIP's though, that if I don't start finishing some of those first, there won't be any more room in my house (read: places to stack each of my different projects that I am working on!). If I make one more pile, Spartan will leave me...of course that would allow for more places to put more works in progress...

Just click on the pictures to go to the site where the tutorial is posted!

Fabric basket

Covered measuring tape

Hair clips (these will be in Baby Girls stocking this year!)

Cutest little monkey

CD coasters (My parents will be getting a set of these!)

Travel Doll House (Baby Girl...need I say more?)

Sparkle mittens (next year...)

Checkbook cover

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

16... a Pretty Little Christmas Blog Party

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I am going to be participating in a blog party! On December 15th a bunch of bloggers are going to be joining Heather over at Pretty Petals who is hosting a Christmas blogland event! We will be posting some of our "Pretty Little Christmas" things. I have one thing in mind already, and we will see what else I might be able to come up with! It should be fun and inspirational to see all the beautiful things that, as Heather put it, make our hearts sing! Make sure you drop by her blog!

On the sicko front...I went to the Doctor today because I just got sick and tired of being, well, sick and tired! Apparently I have a bacterial virus (???) in my vocal cords. I didn't even know you could get both, I thought it was either one or the other...learned something new! Here's the part my kiddo's like...I'm not supposed to use my voice for the next 3-4 days! Whispers only, thank you very much! Trust me when I say, umm, whisper, that if you have a dog and can only whisper at it to make it stop barking...It keeps barking! I have to say that since I haven't been talking today, I am coughing less. He gave me an antibiotic and told me to breathe lots of steam.

The worst singing Christmas songs with Baby Girl right now! We love to sing together! so on that is a Christmas song for your listening pleasure...

Monday, December 8, 2008

17... Moda Poem

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I recently signed up for a giveaway over at Moda...Home...Mom... She was giving away a nice package of Moda fabric things. To enter you had to come up with a holiday song or poem about Moda. I didn't win (I'm sure she's very nice, and the winners lyrics were cute, but she must not have read mine as I OBVIOUSLY wrote the better, but I thought I would share my entry with you.

Twas the night before Christmas

and all through the home,

not needle was stitching

through the rooms I did roam.

I stopped at the mantel

and did gaze with my eyes all alight,

at my quilted snowman hanging

from Moda's "Merry & Bright."

I paused by the tree and felt such a resonance,

I knew all would be happy

with their "Christmas Presence."

I stepped on the stair

to go snuggle in bed,

in "Funky Monkey" pj's

when I heard a sound in my head.

Santa walked behind me

and whispered quite clear

"Cranberry Wishes" to all

and to all a Moda year!

It was fun coming up with the the words for the poem! The woman who won, did a great job with new lyrics to the "I want a hippopotamus for Christmas." Go to Angela's site to read them!

I should have an update on a couple projects I have been working on in the next day or two, I am afraid with this cold/flu thing I have, I just haven't had the energy to work as fast as I wanted too. Stay tuned...

Sunday, December 7, 2008

18...A Giveaway & My Christmas Giveaway

***UPDATE*** I used the random number generator thingy...and the winner is...Penny from Bee and Bean! Congratulations Penny! I always feel bad for those who don't win, but hopefully, we will have made a new contact here in blogland and I hope to see you guys back!
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You have got to hop on over to The Great Christmas Giveaway site and check out the giveaway being hosted by Angelina's Trinkets. The amount of generous, lovely items she is giving away is truely amazing! She will be drawing names on Christmas Day!

In that spirit, I am having my Christmas Giveaway! I am giving away a Santa hat purse made by yours truely! There will be a few other goodies along with the purse, but I want them to be a surprise, so they aren't pictured. This giveaway is open to EVERYONE! If someone internationally wins, though, due to the cost of postage, I can't guarantee that you will receive it before Christmas. I will be drawing the winner on the morning of December 12th so that I can get the package posted that day!

You do not have to have a blog to enter!

For one entry leave a post here on this blog entry. Say hi, tell me where you are from, tell me anything! Although you won't be penalized for a simple "pick me" message, I would love to have something more to read! I am trying to find some more blogland friends, and who knows, I could be your best friend in hiding!!!

For two extra entries post about my giveaway on your blog and leave me a second comment telling me you did and where your blog is!

That's it! I hope to hear from lots and lots of you!