Monday, November 30, 2009

Holiday Photo Cards

I'm one of those people who has to have a photo with their Christmas cards. I really think the usual places stepped up the design quality this year. Lot's of favorites.....lots that I don't like to use 'cause they're too girly for my boys.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Zoo Lights

I wanna go check out the Zoo Lights with the boys tonight.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Teether Ball

I just had to give ET one of his Christmas presents early. This ball is perfect and easy for him to hold on to.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

The Elf on the Shelf

This is the cutest book ever. The story tells about how Santa sends an elf (which comes with the book) to every home to watch and see if the children are being good. :) Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Russian Bogatirs (Warriors)

I wanted to get "W" some nesting santas or nutcrackers for Christmas, but I found these instead. Since they were Russian, I had to get one for Little Sir, as well. This site made for quite a few great gifts.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Word Cloud

I was so taken with my sister's sweet design on her hopeful adoption profile, thought I'd share. These are free to design yourself at Wordle. Very cool.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Old World Christmas Market

Dang, I was at the Gateway on Saturday and I missed this. Better go back and check it out.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Chocolate Covered Cinnamon Bears

If you've never had Chocolate Covered Cinnamon Bears before, you are sooooo missing out.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Vancouver 2010

We were so very lucky to host the 2002 Olympics in Utah, even more lucky to be able to attend some events, and even luckier still to see Olympic history made when the US took all 3 medals at the snowboarding event we attended. But.......that doesn't stop me from longing to attend Vancouver 2010. I mean, who knows when getting to the Olympics will be attainable again in my lifetime. And, Vancouver is only my absolute favorite city in the whole world......sigh. Still up in the air. US tics available here.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Wish List Meme

1. What 5 items are on your holiday wish list this year?
a. camera lens'
b. how-to classes
c. clothes!
d. time :)
e. socks

2. What is your favorite handmade gift you have received?
My sister knit me a Floozy Sweater when I was pregnant with ET. I love it and I still wear it all the time.

3. What handmade gift have you always wanted to tackle?
It may be easier to answer "what handmade gift haven't I always wanted to tackle?" I am interested in silversmithing as of late, anybody know where I can learn?

4. What was the best Christmas gift you received as a child?
Wow, that's hard. I always asked for furniture even when I was real young. Gossip bench, cedar chest, sleigh bed, how could I choose?

5. What items are on your kid’s wish list this year?
They are a bit young to express too much, but "W" is into dinosaurs and cars and ET is into being mobile. I am definitely the one that is more excited to look at the toy catalogs. I can't decide, there is going to be some major narrowing down.

6. What is your favorite holiday food?
cocktail shrimp (for breakfast @ Grandma's Christmas morning)

7. What will you be hand-crafting for the holidays?
jewelry, handknit anything, still working out details and besides they're surprises

8. What is your favorite holiday movie?
I don't really have one. Keep thinking Four Christmases looks funny.

9. Favorite holiday song?
Winter Wonderland

10. Favorite holiday pastime?
All of the traditions, Christmas PJ's, Family Feasts, Stockings, etc.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Too Many Toys

I just received this book today through "W"s book order, funny and sooo true. Something to keep in mind with the toy holiday frenzie approaching.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Picky Sticky

The Duchess found these at a mommy friendly conference that she attended. They're stickers to put on a white onesie and take a picture to see how your baby grows each month. They also have pregnancy stickers for your growing belly, clever, no?

Monday, November 9, 2009

MindFlex Mental Game

This game is unbelievable. Top of the Family Christmas List.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Playmobil Advent Calendar

I was looking for an advent calendar to make, but when I saw this I decided it can wait 'til next year. I think I'll just save the pieces and then make a more permanent holder.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Headbands on Etsy

My next purchase is a headband.....or two. I'm loving these creations on Etsy. I love the feathers and the handmade flowers and the vintage beads and the maribou and the felt. Some as low as $7.00, but many $15-$30. I don't know......maybe make my own?

Monday, November 2, 2009

Wonder How To

I could spend hours and hours on this website. "How to" videos from jewelry applying AN.Y.THING! Luv, luv it.