December 2010

Thursday Shopping 12-30-10

I'm sure many of you probably had a chance to watch "Extreme Couponing" on TLC  last night.  We don't have cable, so I actually didn't get a chance to watch the whole show, but I did watch a lot of clips online this morning.  I found it very unfortunate that TLC chose to portray people [...]

Christmas 2010

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My first official post on my new (and improved) site.  This is so exciting!  I hope you all take some time to peek around.  I will still be working out the final details over the next few days and then I promise a full virtual tour of all the new features. We had a wonderful--albeit [...]

Giveaway Winners: Punk Rock Mama, Nursery Love, & Kid Biz

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.  I sincerely apologize for the lateness of these giveaway drawings, and for being MIA over the past week.  My gift to my family was a few days away from the computer, and as I still have family in town for the next few days, my posting will [...]

Candy Canes, Cocktails, & Christmas Classics

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Three days later, I think I've finally recovered from our Christmas party this past weekend!  It was a lot of fun, but with 20 kids ages 5 and under (and their parents), it was also pretty chaotic.  Luckily all our friends  (at least those who attended) are all in this same crazy small-children stage of [...]

Homemade Peppermint Bark

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It's Christmas week and if you're anything like me, you've got a billion things left to do before the big holiday weekend.  Because I want to be sure to have enough time to enjoy this special time with my family, my posting will probably be on the light side through the end of the year. [...]

Christmas Party Planning: Candy Cane Arrangement

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For our Christmas party last year, I bought several Christmasy flower arrangements, carefully arranged them in vases, and placed them around the house.  Classy, perhaps, but completely unimaginative.  I'm pretty sure no one even noticed them.  Not exactly money well spent. So this year I decided to get a little more creative (and thrifty) with [...]

Happy Birthday, Baby

Today is Husband's birthday.  Like many poor December babies, he has the misfortune of having his birthday fall smack dab in the middle of the chaos of the holidays.  In a lame attempt to make up for the fact that I am almost always too preoccupied with Christmas shopping/baking/party planning/etc. to properly prepare for his [...]

Thursday Shopping 12-16-10 (& Shopping Link Up)

Another week, another shopping challenge.  This time I dropped off Princess at preschool at 8:30am and needed to make it to both Walgreens & Publix before picking up my mother-in-law for her hearing aid appointment at 10.  Luckily both trips were smooth sailing all the way, with friendly cashiers and few coupon issues, and I [...]

Christmas Party Planning: The Kid Zone

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There are moments (sometimes entire days) where I wish I could whisk myself back to those blissfully uncomplicated child-free days (the ones where, if I wanted, I could spend an entire day in bed reading a book or watching the HGTV Design Star marathon), where my Christmas parties were the toast of the town, sophisticated [...]

Party Inspiration: Candy Canes, Cocktails, & Christmas Classics

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It's party time!  Husband and I are throwing our annual holiday bash this weekend, so at the risk of spoiling the surprise (for my friends who read this blog), I thought I'd share some of my party preparation this week, starting today with my inspiration for this year's shindig: candy canes, cocktails, & christmas classics. [...]

5 More Tips for Disney Fun

Happy Monday!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  It is hard to believe that Christmas is now less than two weeks away.  Is it just me, or does time seem to speed up at this time of year? I have lots of fun Christmas party planning ideas to bring you this week, but [...]

Christmas Card Garland Craft

Thank goodness it's Friday.  This has been a very long and stressful week, and I am a little ashamed to admit that I have not been overly full of holiday cheer.  After a wonderful & festive weekend, we were thrown for a loop early in the week and I spent a lot of time being [...]

Thursday Shopping 12-09-10 (& Shopping Link Up)

Today my shopping challenge was to make it through three stores with Trouble in tow, all in less than ninety minutes.  We left the house at 11:06am and needed to pick up Princess from school at promptly 12:30.  Luckily all three stores are close by, but it was still a push.  Unfortunately I was in [...]

Princess, The Chatterbox (and Kid Biz I-Spy Bag Giveaway)

If you have, or have ever had a four-year-old, you will know what I'm talking about.  I love Princess to death and she is, for the most part, pretty darn angelic (especially when compared to her demon-possessed high-spirited little sister.)  But I'm not gonna lie.  Sometimes she just drives me crazy.  From the minute she wakes [...]

My Sister

Today is my one and only sister's birthday, so I decided to dedicate a post just to her. You will never find another person sweeter, kinder, or more caring than my sis.  She and I have had our share of differences over the years, but we've always managed to work our way through them and [...]

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