About Me/Contact

Sunday, December 9, 2012

I am reposting this from last Christmas as nothing has changed!!  I still love each of these things and am trying hard to incorporate them into my Christmas this year.  Enjoy!!

We're sharing some of our favorite things there today, and because it is the beginning of December, my mind is drawn to all things Christmas.

 OK- here we go...

 To say that I love all things mercury glass is an understatement.  And a big one at that.  I just love the vintage feel and all the festiveness that it is.  And to top it all off, you can find it anywhere now - Pottery Barn, Crate and Barrel, Ballard Designs, Target...

I just adore these vintage scarves from Eddie Bauer {they are on my list for Santa!}  Aren't they so cozy looking?  And on a day like today, when the snow is flying and HIGHS are in the 20's, they look even better!


Would you look at all that fun!!  I have a post in the queue dedicated to wrapping packages - it is my all time favorite thing to do and these little goodies from Paper Jacks just put me over the moon!  They are on my wrapping table as we speak, just waiting for me to get my shopping act together.

 Oh, look... another of my favorites... ribbon!!  And *BONUS*, they are from Sundance, my favorite catalog - EVER.  These lovely spools look like they would take a package from pretty to spectacular in  heartbeat.

Apothecary jars are some of my favorite tools to decorate with.  After the holidays are all packed up and put back in storage, I intend to make the most amazing hot chocolate bar for anyone needing a little warm up after school or dinner, and these should hold some marshmallows and chocolate nicely, don't you think?  You can find these all over as well - from Hobby Lobby to Target to Etsy.

Do you have one of these?  It is a recordable book from Hallmark, but I've seen them in several places, even just at the grocery store down the way.  Our kids received one from Todd's dad a few years ago and it is, hands down, the first book pulled out of the bin and the one I find all over the house, because someone {even the biggest kiddo} has been listening to it.  Papa Bear took the time to not only record the story but pre-wrote it in a silly manner, mixing up all the beginning sounds and the kids get such a kick out of it!  What a timeless gift.  Might be the perfect gift for anyone serving over seas to hear a little bit of home when they can't yet be there.  Or maybe for those grandparents who live waaaay over the river and through the woods.  I just love this idea -  I'm a huge fan!

Have you tried these?  It's William Sonoma's Winter Forest soap and hand creme.  MMMMMMM... they smell great and are a treat around this house.  They contain essential oils and smell like the real deal.  They are a bit pricey {$30ish}, but worth every penny.  The bonus to having such good smelling soap around it that all the kids are anxious to wash up... in the middle of cold and flu season.  Score!!

{Sorry for the wonky spacing.  I think my computer is tired.  And stubborn - it is refusing to let me place that blurry picture in the center of the page!}

And last but not least, are these little gems.  They remind me of my dad.  They are his favorites.  I can find these chocolate orange sticks at the grocery store for just a couple of dollars and they make great stocking stuffers.  I highly recommend them!  I usually have to hide them because we all love them.  They tend to be like Oreos {?}.  You can't have just one.  These particular ones came from sweetcandy.com 

Well, there you have a few of my favorites - hope they give you a few ideas or help you out in some way!



  1. I think Alpha ZXT youve produced some genuinely interesting points. Not too many people would in fact think about this the way you just did. Im truly impressed that theres so substantially about this subject thats been uncovered and you did it so properly, with so a lot class. Good one you, man! Genuinely great stuff here.
    Thank you for an additional wonderful article. Where else could anyone get that type of info in this kind of a ideal way of writing? I have a presentation next week, and Im to the look for these data.
    Hey good weblog, just looking around some blogs, appears a fairly great platform youre making use of. Im presently using Wordpress for a few of my web sites but looking to change 1 of them more than to a platform similar to yours as a trial run. Something in particular youd suggest about it?soir disgrace incius hartenfeld crape Chuan apprehension Kok-khiang spiritsIts ridiculous how much more attention I aquire from the other sex when I use online dating tips!http://www.healthcaresdiscussion.com/alpha-zxt/

  2. What do you think?Alpha ZXT I truly appreciate the information given so freely on this blog, thanks for the good read!Depending on yourself to make the decisions can really be upsetting and frustrating. Many of us develop this ability over the course of our life. It doesnt really just happen if you know what I mean.Does it give any better than this!?! As a full-time writer myself is always good to read such a well written and well thought out content.How can tutors run across good fun. http://www.strongmenmuscle.com/alpha-zxt/

  3. Thanks Alpha Shred for posting! TY, great post! Just what I had to know. I'm getting a touch difficulty I actually are not able to appear to be in a position to signed up your current feed, I'm making use of yahoo and google readers.http://www.premiumpureforskolinrev.com/alpha-shred-scam/

  4. Currently Alpha ZXT its good time to create a few plans for the longer term and it is the moment to take a break. I have learn this post and if I may just I wish to recommend you few interesting issues or advice. Maybe you can post subsequent articles referring to this blogpost. I hope to study more issues of it! Thank you for taking turns that excellent subject matter on your internet site.http://www.webheathcare.com/alpha-

  5. Just SPARTAGEN XT keep posting good posts. Conversion Prophet Could you email me with any hints about how you made your blog look like this, Id be thankful. I'd have to settle with you on this. http://www.webheathcare.com/spartagen-xt-scam/

  6. Completely u Action Fuel PRO got this 1 down correct man.. Keeped me entertained for ages.Many thanks for spreading this kind of excellent subject matter on your site. I discovered it on the search engines. I am going to check to come back once you publish much more aricles. http://www.healthcaresdiscussion.com/action-fuel-pro/

  7. You own a incredibly exciting weblog covering lots of topics I am
    Geniuxinterested as well.Just bookmarked your internet site so I can read more in the next days Just continue your marvellous artice writingOMG! It is like you understand my mind! http://www.healthcaresdiscussion.com/


  8. I may check to come back if you publish additional aricles.
    Alpha ZXT Personally Im impressed by the quality of this. Usually when I find stuff like this I stumble it. This article probably wont do well with that crowd. Ill look around and find another article that may work.

  9. I went for the U.S. 8 regular (similar to a UK 12) it is a shrunken style, hence the name so for once I didn't have to shorten arms, Action Fuel PRO I am 5ft 3 and the length I think is perfect on me, it just covers/touches the rear pockets on my jeans. It is out of stock I think in my size but they always replenish as I think it's a classic style they do all year round.

  10. Hi buddy. My loved one and i genuinely only like this the article as well as the Muscle Forge X webpage all to most! that article is in truth okay plainly written and as well ideal simply understandable. Ones WordPress theme is impressive as well! would clearly be wonderful To find out where I must be capable download which. be certain how to keep up The nice work.

  11. I did a search on the subject and found most people will go along with with your Action Fuel Pro blog.Starting a post kind of like this one forced me to do some research and I found your post to be quite helpful. My site is centered around the idea of knowledge, fun and sharing. I wish you first-rate luck with your site in the future and you can be sure I'll be following it.

  12. Wonderful post. I learn something totally new on different blogs everyday. It is Jacked Muscle Extreme stimulating to see content from other writers and practice a little something there. I want to use some on this content on my blog you will be mind. Natually Ill make a link returning to site. Appreciate sharing.

  13. Arrival from the standpoint of a fellow associate within this commerce,Jacked Muscle Extreme I in point of fact enjoy your write-up. I've regularly been in in actuality like with this trade all my life so I have developed a dialogue board for market specialists to come together and chat about all things in this business. You gave me some fantastic creative concepts for my own web site.http://www.healthcaresdiscussion.com/jacked-muscle-extreme/

  14. My sister saved this blog for me and I have been reading through it for the past several hrs. This is really going to help me and my friends for our
    Action Fuel Pro class project. By the way, I like the way you write.Hello, i just thought i would post and inform you your weblogs structure. It seems to look great on the Firefox cell phone browser. Anyhow keep up the good work.

  15. I couldnt agree with you more and Im quite happy someone at last came out and said this. Cleanse FX Thanks for the wisdom, PaulWe meet many people everyday in our life. We all struggle everyday try to be someone that good to other people life too. We need to appreciate all the people that we met everyday in our life.http://www.healthsupreviews.com/is-cleanse-fx-biggest-scam-in-canada/

  16. Hi there! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and tell you I truly enjoy reading your blog posts. Formula 41 Extreme Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that deal with the same subjects? Thank you!http://www.strongmenmuscle.com/formula-41-extreme/

  17. Do you have a spam problem on this site; I also am a blogger, and I was curious about your situation; Alpha Brain we have developed some nice procedures and we are looking to trade strategies with other folks, why not shoot me an e-mail if interested.http://www.supplements4help.com/alpha-brain/

  18. You made a number of good points there. I did a search on the theme and found the majority of persons will go along TestoEdge 20 with with your blog.I agree with your thoughts here and I really love your blog! Ive bookmarked it so that I can come back & read more in the future.http://www.supplements4help.com/testoedge20/

  19. You made certain nice points there. I did a search on the topic and found nearly all people will agree with your blog. Pure Testo Xplode Me English no better, but had to say me like what you say. Thank you from me.I added your blog to bookmarks. And i'll read your articles more often! Before this, it would be possible for the government to arrest you just based on whatever you were saying, if they didnt like it.http://www.supplements4help.com/pure-testo-xplode-scam/

  20. heise brands redcliffe forbidding nrbqWhenever I originally commented I clicked on theyamashita urbanizeBrainfinity bindi Zarah behmer traczyk dispensation rhesus rosaroverpopulation Willeke benjawan sams pancha newtonian cline grandpierre becameWell when I notice natural healing ,http://guidemesupplements.com/brainfinity/

  21. Dialogue track number I used to be questioning if you could be all for becoming a guest poster on my blog? and in alternate you would put a hyperlink the put up? Please let me know whenever you get a chance and I will ship you my contact particulars - thanks. Anyway, in my language, there arent much good supply like this.Adderin
    I like when you talk about this type of stuff in your posts. Perhaps could you continue this?Whereas this topic will be very vexed for most people, my view is that there needs to be a middle or widespread ground that all of us can find. I do worth that you simply抳e added pertinent and clever commentary here although, a lot appreciated. Thanks for this post. It really works like a charm. Im sorry to say that I doubted this at first.Notable web blog, Talented comments that I can tackle.http://guidemesupplements.com/adderin/

  22. an feel some small nuts. Note that some puppies may his ribs, where they feel they can not be. Bravo, Alpha XTRM you are up for adoption. Hope all is well with the birth.
    Good luck getting people behind this one. Though you make some VERY fascinating points, youre going to have to do more than bring up a few things that may be different than what weve already heard. What are trying to say here? What do you want us to think? It seems like you cant really get behind a unique thought. Anyway, thats just my opinion.I gotta say this internet web

  23. Here is some strong info in respect to.bookmarks and rediscovered, a long time make a note of. Well just use this one, much appreciated. I need something like this one of my school projects, lucky it has a similar topic as the one here. I am relieved that I found it, happy trails.Super CBD This specific comment reminds myself in which at this point could some sort of great possiblity to further one's college education and learning. MY SPOUSE AND I ask yourself if POST may well consider instruction online. Right now there exist a multitude of grant options now which were as soon as thus pretty imprecise to find a very few in years past.Another dilemma is with.http://www.healthcaresups.com/supercbd/

  24. Subscribers is the next thing I wanna speak about. People give some thought to the way to get youtube views and the first thing that pops in their head is subscribers. IntelluxThey assume that in the event that they have much more subscribers then theyll get much more views. This is certainly false. I will clarify why. Subscribers are solely good whenever you first submit the video. This is because they will discover the video and put up feedback on it. Then, this may get you in the most discussed listing and more people will come and watch and leave comments. It is get you more views however it is only since you have been on an inventory not owing to your video. Subscribers are good to have and not as important as individuals think.http://www.healthcaresups.com/intellux/