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Friday, November 30, 2012

Merriment Chain Day #4

I always post so late at night, but this time I chose to for a reason....it's official, they are up and they are on:

Without flash

With flash

and hubby is still out there stringing up more!
(Don't forget to sign up for my current giveaway)
Have a great evening:)

Thursday, November 29, 2012

My 1st Giveaway!

There are so many giveaways going on out there that I thought I would jump on the bandwagon and share something as well!  So to add on to the Christmas spirit, I am giving away 3 cinnamon stick tree ornies that I created:)

To enter all I ask is the following:
1.  A follower you must be, new followers are definitely welcome!
2.  If you would like to post to your sidebar, I would appreciate it and would give you an extra entry!
That's it!
Please let me know in one comment and please make sure there is a way that I can reach you.
I would love to reach 100 followers before the end of the year as I am very close! 
I started my blog on January 1st so it would be wonderful to have met 100 of you over this past year:)
Giveaway ends on December 13th - my birthday!
Good luck!
Merriment Chain - Day #3
Today I share a picture of my daughter tinsled out with some elf friends!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Merriment Chain

So I decided to join in on the Merriment Chain hosted by Robyn of Primlish and Misi of 1890 Gable House Musings. 

I believe I am a day behind so I will put up two images to make up for missing a day. 
These are just two of my many gingers I have hanging in my trees.

I love gingerbread men!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

My Ornie Swap Goodies!

It has been absolutely crazy in my household this past two weeks! 
It all started on Friday, Nov. 16th when my daughter came home with a sore throat - on her big brothers birthday!  We had a lot going on that day including a turkey parade my 6 year old had at school and ending with all of us going bowling to celebrate my son turning 11!
On Saturday, my oldest was in a dance competition against some other local schools.  They had been practicing ballroom dance including the Salsa, Rumba, Tango and Merengue.  Well there happened to be more girls in the class than boys, so during the competition, my son and two other boys had to keep going out and doing the same dances over and over to make sure all of the girls were able to dance each dance.  My son happened to have 3 partners which meant he had to dance 12 times during judging and then go back out again when names were called as they were narrowing down winners.  Then they teamed them up with kids from other schools and yelled out various dances for them to perform.  When my son finally got a break he was looking quite ill (as my daughter who had the sore throat was completely passed out on a table).  Yep, he had a fever and just wanted it all to end.  I felt terrible as he had been practicing for this for weeks. 
He did come home with a ribbon, I believe for Salsa, sorry can't remember exactly.......anyway, we all came down with some sort of virus and were completely sick up til Thanksgiving Day - which I hosted!  I ended up taking two of the children to Urgent Care and they were put on antibiotics.
Thanksgiving turned out fine but it's so funny how long it takes to prepare and how fast it is over!
I did go out shopping on Thursday night...crazy!!!  And we did get most of our Christmas decorations up.  My husband goes a little crazy on the outside decorations, I will take some picts when they are finished and all lit up!
And finally,
I received my swap ornies in the mail (hosted by Amy of Bumblebee Lane)
Here is what I received:

A Red Tin Ornie with the word SNOW from Danice @ Homespun Hannah
A Prim Pumpkin with HOPE attached w/bells from Holly's Hobbies and Darbee Days
A Pieced Patchwork Christmas Stocking from Cyn @ Cynzplace
A Prim Snowman with jingle bells, rusty pin and scarf from Sandi @ The Primitive Skate

Thank you everyone, it was a lot of fun for my first swap!


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

So many things to be thankful for! 
Wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving Day:)

Friday, November 2, 2012

My Little Goblins

Quick post, here are my kids at a halloween party we had at our clubhouse the weekend before halloween.  They wore these same outfits for trick-or-treating which was a lot of fun, but a long night!
Here's looking forward to a little rest before Thanksgiving, apparently we are hosting this year!
Have a great weekend:)

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe Giveaways

Nancy over at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe is having a give-away - each day starting December 1st through the 25th she will announce what she is giving away and who the winner or winners are.  You can head over now to sign up...one favor, please let her know that I sent you:)
Thanks & good luck!