Monday, December 27, 2010

Home for the Holidays

We are snowed in! Yahoo!!! The East coast is getting hit with a huge snowstorm. Guess we are not heading back south today! Yahoo!  Thought I would share a bunch of pictures from Christmas! These are all from my IPod. Have a bunch on my regular camera, but I am using my Mom's computer and have not had the time to upload them yet.

My niece Lexi heading home after a long, excitable, and crazy Christmas day!
My Mom and Lexi!
My brother and I! Need to get more pictures with my family memebers! I take a lot of pictures of them, but I am not in any of them.
An interesting tree scuplture outside of an adorable bookshop in Littleton, New Hampshire

 Downloaded a cool Hipstamatic app! I love how this one came out!

Lexi and my husband wearing their matching t-shirts! Michael and I sent library t-shirts to our nieces and nephews back in September. Little Miss Lexi was excited to show us her t-shirt.

My dad clearing out the walkway infront of the house. Brrrr....looks cold out there!

So I am going to stay inside and enjoy some hot chocolate! Brrr! Have a lovely day!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Last Minute Christmas!


Right Now...

* I am glad that I am feeling better! I have felt pretty crappy for about three weeks
* I love wrapping gifts simply 
* I had a disastrous experience with Contact paper
* I am craving peppermint stick ice cream.
* I am so glad to be heading home for Christmas! I miss family a lot!
* Got a new pair of pants yesterday, but had to throw out an old pair today. 
* I think NOOKs are great! Tried one out this weekend! Amazing!

Great Kid Quote:
Little Girl: Guess what I want to be when I grow up?
Me: What do you want to be when you grow up?
Little Girl: A teacher, just like you!

New Blogs
New discoveries in the blog world

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
Abraham Lincoln

Thursday, December 9, 2010

An amazing mail day!

Most days my mailbox is filled with bills and other junk mail! Not yesterday! I received my January issues of Papercrafts and Real Simple magazine!  Those alone would have made it a good mail day. What made it great?

A beyond amazing card set from Good Gravy! Wow! Not only is she super talented, but she is such a sweetie and soo hilarious! Thank you! Thank you! You gotta check her shop and her blog! The post about her husband's Halloween costume might just have you rolling on the floor laughing! Literally!

Have a good night everyone!

EDIT: Did I mention the paper she used in this card set is shimmery!? Delightful!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Santa is a Sox and a Vikings fan.

I couldn't help myself! Ha! Ha! I am doing this song during Storytime this week! Just had to have a little fun while putting together the hats!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Snow Berry Beautiful!



The snow has been gently falling for the past two days! This beautiful tree is in our neighborhood! I love the contrast between the white snow and the red berries!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Schmaltzy Christmas Music

This time of year brings bouts of over sentimentality, aka Schmaltzyness! Schmaltzy is a word, but I added the ness for over dramatization! Yay! I love to make up words!(insert joyous clapping here)
Ok! Where were we? Oh yes, the general feelings of warm and happy sentimentality! I bake cookies! Crafts and cards are made. The traditional movies are watched. Its a great time of year. This week I downloaded two super sappy and tear inducing songs. If you want a good Christmas cry check out the videos! Grab a tissue first! Really!


Are you bawling? When these songs come on the radio during my drive to work, I become a weepy and snotty mess! All in good Christmas fun!!!

Rick Steves! Ahhhhh! This guy is geeky great! In all seriousness his Europe videos are amazing! As a travel and hospitality major, this guy is the go-to guy!  This morning I sat down and watched his European Christmas special. Ohhhh! Makes me want to pack my bags and head to Scandinavia!

I am off to watch all of Rick Steve's videos on his Youtube channel! Yay!

Scrap-N-Crap Gift Basket

Last night was our work Christmas party. It was very nice! The food was good. The awards were good! The raffle was good. The crowd was very overwhelming. I don't like crowds.

My favorite part of the evening were the gift baskets. I love gift baskets!  The picture above is the basket I put together. Filled with all kinds of scrappy goodness! The best part of the basket was the Cutter Bee scissors! The most amazing scissors in the world.  You can find out about my experience with the scissors at the Statue of Liberty here .  I am glad that the basket went to a good home!